Bre Ladd was a volleyball player for the University of Arizona. She is also the wife of Luke Walton, who is a former NBA player for Lakers and the head coach for Sacramento Kings today.
Despite being a talented player with multiple awards and recognition, Bre Ladd stopped playing volleyball after graduating from her university.
She is extremely private about her personal life despite having a famous husband but remains vital support for his career and her family.
Here is everything you need to know about Bre Ladd and her perfect lifestyle.
Bre Ladd: Age, family, early life, and education
Bre Ladd was born on April 19th, 1984, in Tucson, Arizona, to Bob Ladd and Tammie Ladd. She also has an older brother named Josh Ladd.
Besides Bre’s family member’s name, not much information is publicly available about them, as she does not share much about her personal life.
Bre Ladd received her high-school degree from Canyon Del Oro High in Tucson, which was also the time when her interest in volleyball started growing, leading her to even secure a place in the junior national team.
After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Arizona to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in community and public health.
Bre was an honor student in her university and had plans of making a career in the medical profession with an aspiration to join the nursing school after achieving her undergraduate degree.
Bre Ladd: Personality Traits
Bre Ladd turned 36 years old, in April 2020. She has long blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes.
Bre was born on April 19th so she falls under the Aries sun sign. People under the Aries sign are known to be continuously looking for dynamic, speed, and competition.
They are very competitive be it work or social gatherings. Perhaps, this might explain Bre’s energetic personality and her plethora of achievements.
Ladd is also known to be fluent in sign language and was offered an opportunity to be a mentor at a special school for deaf and mutes.
She enjoys traveling and reading, and her favorite movie is ‘Pretty Women’, while her favorite tv series is ‘Friends’.
How tall is Bre Ladd?
She holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian descent. She is 185 cm (6’1″ ft) tall and weighs about 147 lbs (67 kg).
Bre is a sportsperson and possesses an incredibly athletic and muscular body.
Bre Ladd: Relationships
Bre Ladd and her husband, Luke Walton, met in 2002 when they were student-athletes at the University of Arizona. They remained friends for three years after knowing each other and only officially started dating in 2005.
Luke Theodore Walton is the son of a famous UCLA basketball player and NBA star Bill Walton and Susie Walton.
After playing college basketball for the University of Arizona’s team, he went professional when he was selected as the 32nd overall pick for the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
After playing for Lakers for eight years, Luke began his coaching career, where he worked as an assistant for five years.
In April 2016, Luke was hired as the head coach for the Lakers, and he worked with them until 2019. Currently, he is the head coach for Sacramento Kings.
After dating for seven years, the couple finally got engaged on Christmas Eve.
According to Brides Magazine, Bre revealed that she was quite shocked by Luke’s proposal. Luke had put his proposal ring inside a jewelry box, which was then put inside another bigger box, leading Bre to think it was just an earring she had asked for.
She quoted “I opened the box and saw my ring and was so genuinely shocked, even after all that time.”
The lovely couple got married on August 17th, 2013. The wedding took place in a ski hub called The Little Niel in Aspen, Colorado, where the couples invited about 225 guests, which included basketball legends like Stanley Johnson, Jordan, and Solomon Hill.
Likewise, it is reported that Luke’s best man was former NBA player Richard Jefferson.
The wedding was planned by Luke’s cousin, Harmony Walton (she works at a wedding service company called The Bridal Bar), and a wedding planner named Brooke Keegan.
The ceremony took place with an amazing view of the Rockies, where according to Brides magazine, Ladd wore a figure-hugging gown with a ruffled ombre skirt by Hayley Paige and a flat shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.
While on the other hand, Luke was witnessed wearing a custom suit by Tom James.
Furthermore, for their cocktail hour, Luke and Bre had also hired a musician named Kelley James to perform for them. The couples were reported to have stayed in the Aspen for a few days before they headed for their honeymoon to Santorini, Crete, and Lake Como.
Today the couples have two sons together. Their older son Lawson was born in 2014. Their second son was born in 2016, whose name is yet to be revealed.
In April 2019, news broke out that Kelli Tennant, a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA (the Lakers sports network), had filed for a civil lawsuit against Luke Walton, claiming that he had sexually assaulted her in 2014.
During a news conference, Tennant claimed that Walton had approached her in a hotel room in California when he was still an assistant coach.
She claimed that he forced her and tried to kiss her in the face, neck, and chest. She also stated that he groped her breasts and her private areas.
However, Walton stated that Kelli was lying and that her assault claim was designed to only attract media attention. Likewise, a joint investigation conducted by both Sacramento Kings and NBA stated that there wasn’t enough evidence available regarding Tennant’s claims leading to the case being closed until new evidence was presented.
Furthermore, no settlements have been reported between the two parties.
Bre Ladd has not made any comments regarding the allegations imposed on her husband.
Bre Ladd: Career
Believe it or not, Bre Ladd used to be a more prominent volleyball player than her husband in Basketball.
She started playing volleyball and even was the captain of her team when she was in high school. She had won several games and volleyball letters for four consecutive years.
Likewise, she was also part of Club Cactus for four years during that time. Club Cactus is Arizona’s second-largest volleyball club that provides athletes with quality training and competition opportunities.
In 2001, she was chosen to represent the US national volleyball team while she was participating in the Women’s Junior World Championship in Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Furthermore, she was even listed in the Fab 50 list by Volleyball Magazine in 2002.
After joining the University of Arizona, Bre entered the volleyball team at the university. She was play as the middle hitter position.
Ladd scored impressive records when she was just a freshman in the university. She made 124 blocks with a blocking average (1.09), which was the highest point made by a freshman.
Due to her splendid achievements, Ladd was named Wildcat Athlete of the Week during her first year at her university in 2002.
In 2004, Ladd played 29 of 30 matches for her team, where she achieved double-figure kills 13 times ( a ‘kill’ in volleyball means a layer hitting a ball to the other side of the net and the other team failing to pass it back, resulting in a point).
Through her performance, Bre was named All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection, which is an annual Pac-12 honor presented to the best player during a conference.
Although Ladd wanted to pursue a medical profession after achieving her undergraduate degree, today she stands and supports her husband through his professional career and is a caring mother to her two sons.
Bre Ladd: Achievements and awards
|2001||Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year||Won|
|2001||Tucson Citizen Player of the Year||Won|
|2001||Arizona State Player of the Year and Arizona State 5A South Most Valuable Player (MVP)||Won|
|2004||All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection||Nominated|
Bre Ladd: Net worth
Although Bre had a short-lived career as a volleyball player, she was able to accumulate a decent salary during that time.
Although not officially announced, it is estimated that she has a net worth of $3 million, which was earned solely through her volleyball career.
However, on the other hand, her husband, Luke Walton, who is not only a former NBA player but also the head coach to Sacramento Kings, has an annual salary of $5 million.
It is estimated that Luke’s net worth stands at $16 million. Today, the couple and their family own a lavish mansion in Manhattan Beach, which is worth $7.2 million.
Bre Ladd: Social Media
Unlike most famous wives and girlfriends of popular NBA players, Bre Ladd does not have any social media accounts at present.
Likewise, her husband, Luke Walton, does not own any social media accounts, too. It may indicate that the couple does not like to indulge themselves in any scandals as much as possible or display their lifestyle to the public.
Bre Ladd: Now
Although it is quite saddening to see Bre Ladd quitting her promising career as an accomplished volleyball player, it can be said that she is an amazing life partner and a mother.
Ever since Luke Walton rose to popularity, Bre has constantly been supporting him through his career like a pillar. We wish nothing but the best to this couple and hope their love continues to grow and remain strong forever.
Bre Ladd: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Bre Ladd|
|Birthplace:||Tucson, Arizona, The United States of America|
|Date of Birth:||April 19th, 1984|
|Height:||185 cm/ 6’1’’ ft|
|Weight:||147 lbs/ 67 kg|
|Profession:||Former Volleyball player|
|High-School:||Canyon Del Oro High-School|
|University:||The University of Arizona|
|Fathers Name:||Bob Ladd|
|Mothers Name:||Tammie Ladd|
|Siblings Name:||Josh Ladd|
|Husband:||Luke Theodore Walton (2013-present)|
|Favorite Actor:||Bradley Cooper|
|Favorite Actress:||Emma Stone|
|Favorite Food:||Mexican Cuisine|
|Favorite movie:||Pretty Women|
|Favorite TV show:||Friends|
|Favorite Holiday Destination:||Greece|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|