James Edward Harden Jr., nicknamed “The Beard” was born August 26, 1989, is one of the most prolific scorers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and has been called the best shooting guard. Harden attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California, where he led Artesia to the state title in his junior year and his senior year. He also led his American Athletic Union (AAU) team, Pump-N-Run Elite, to the 2006 Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 championship.
Harden went on to play college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils and was named consensus All-American and Pac -10 Player of the year. He was drafted into the NBA as the third overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009. James helped the Oklahoma City Thunder reach the NBA finals in 2012 though they lost to the Miami Heat. Harden was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year at the end-of-season awards.
Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on October 27, 2012, with the general manager of the Rockets, Daryl Morey calling him a foundational player. On October 31, 2012, Harden signed a five-year contract worth $80 million. In his first year, Harden had one of the greatest statistical seasons in team history.
James Harden has won many awards throughout his careers like 8x NBA All-Star, 3x NBA Scoring Champion, and many others.
With such a long and flourishing career, Harden has been linked to several women, from RnB singer Ashanti and a model to a social media influencer.
Most recently, James Harden has been rumored to be dating cybersecurity consultant and social media personality Gail Golden since 2019.
Gail Tiffany Golden was born October 13, 1988, in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. Gail is currently working as a NERC CIP Cyber Security Specialist and Software Engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where she started working in 2015.
Gail is also a weight-loss influencer with an Instagram account that has close to 200k followers. She has been chronicling her weight loss journey, showing her before and after photos. She has also shared her weight-loss plan online. She continues to work out, challenge herself, and inspire others to find time for the gym and eat healthily.
Other than her father, who passed away in October 2019, she has not shared much about her family.
Gail and Harden have not shared their relationship with the world, been captured by paparazzi, nor have they followed each other on Instagram. Gail has, however, posted pictures of herself standing in court in Houston. She did not make any reference to Harden or use cryptic hashtags, but getting courtside was not easy. Her fans had noted she was posting videos that included close-ups and zoomed-in boomerangs of No. 13, Harden’s number.
Gail posted a photo of the engagement ring and people began speculating about what Harden proposed. This is, however, still a rumor as they have not confirmed anything.
Gail is on Instagram, her handle is @goldskinned, and she has about 200k followers.
Her Twitter profile, @goldskinned, has about 13k followers but is set to private.
Estimates of her net worth place it at around $200,000.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on October 13, 1980, to Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas and Tina Douglas in Glen Clove, New York. She was named after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana for its strong women.
Ashanti began writing songs in high school and performed in a local talent show and several small festivals. She appeared in Spike Lee’s ‘Malcolm X’ and Ted Demme’s ‘Who’s the Man’ as a child extra and had a few minor appearances in music videos.
Ashanti started her career writing hooks for rap artists and performing duets with them. She was then featured on The Fast and the Furious movie soundtrack, Vita’s 2001 hip hop remake of Madonna’s “Justify My Love.” In 2002 it was featured on two of the biggest hit songs of the year. Ashanti went on to receive several awards from Billboard Music Awards, America Music Awards, and a Grammy Award from her first album “Ashanti.” She was also, controversially, the recipient of the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Award for “Entertainer of the Year.”
Ashanti has also tried her hand at acting, with films like “Coach Carter” and “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.”
She has also been involved in philanthropic causes. She has been raising awareness on issues of domestic violence, sickle cell anemia, issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, women empowerment, cancer, and many other causes.
Ashanti and Harden dated from 2016 to 2018. Harden even had her sit with his parents at one of his games. They kept their relationship very private, not posting pictures on social media, so very few details are known, like when they started dating or when they broke up.
Ashanti has had a successful career and is estimated to be worth about $8 million.
She has about 5.8 million followers on Instagram, her handle is @Ashanti.
Her Twitter account, @Ashanti, has 1.9 million followers.
Khloe Kardashian was born June 27, 1984, to mother Kris Jenner and father Robert Kardashian. She is the third born of the famous Kardashian clan.
Khloe attended several private schools before graduating from Alexandria Academy with honors at 17 years.
Khloe, along with the rest of her family, rose to mainstream fame when they were commissioned to star in the reality television series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. Members of the family successfully leveraged their fame to cash in by endorsing products, from waist-slimming pants to beauty products and Coca-Cola, on their social media. They also started their jewelry, fashion, and beauty lines which were also successful.
The series proved to be very successful and led to Khloe getting her spin-offs including “Kourtney and Khloe take Miami” and “Khloe and Lamar.” She also participated in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” finishing tenth.
Khloe met Harden at her brother-in-law’s birthday party at Staples Center in 2015. They dated for eight months before breaking up. Harden has stated that he did not like the spotlight that came with dating Khloe. Khloe has, however, hinted that their break up may have been because Harden was unfaithful.
Khloe is estimated to be worth about $40 million.
Amber Rose was born October 21, 1983, to Dorothy Rose and Michael Levonchuck in Philadelphia, where she was raised.
Amber Rose claims to have started stripping while underage to help support her family after her parent’s divorce and even tried to sell crack cocaine but was not successful.
She has since moved past her stripper origins first as a video vixen appearing in Kanye West’s music videos. She then posed for Louis Vuitton, walked the New York Fashion Week runway for Celestino, and made cameo appearances in various TV shows and movies. In 2016 Rose started in her talk show “The Amber Rose Show” which lasted 9 episodes. She began hosting Loveline on September 8, 2016. She also launched an eyewear line, a clothing line, with her friend Priscilla Ono and published her first book “How to Be a Bad Bitch.”
Amber rose was very public about her “special friendship” with Harden. She made it clear that they did not have a physical relationship though the door was open for it to go there. Harden has never confirmed anything about their relationship though.
Amber Rose is estimated to be worth $12 million in 2020.
Katrina Lavern Taylor, stage name Trina, was born December 3, 1974, in Liberty City.
Trina was discovered by Miami rapper Trick Daddy while studying to get her real estate agent license. Trick Daddy featured her in one of his songs, kickstarting her rap career. She has since released six studio albums and received multiple Best Female Hip-Hop Artist nominations from the BET Awards and the Soul Train Awards. She has received other nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and MTV Sucker Free Summit Award. She has won several other awards over her career.
She started the Diamond Doll Foundation to help younger girls with life struggles. The organization also partnered with the Florida Entertainment Summit to organize the Jingle Bell Toy Drive for children in South Florida.
Trina and Harden are rumored to have dated from 2011 to 2012. This is, however, disputed by Trina, who says they were just friends. James, likewise, has never acknowledged the relationship.
Trina is valued at about $6 million.
Harden has been linked to other women with rumors of their relationships circulating. Among these women include Karrueche Tran, Nelly Wit Da Jelly, Maliah Michel, Tahiry Jose, Sarah Bellew, and Kyra Chaos.
Overall Harden seems to have gone out of his way to keep his relationships private and out of the tabloids. Most of the relationships here seem to be speculation, though the rumors have good foundations for them to be real.