04/18/13 (Updated)

Zydrunas Ilgauskas' wife Jennifer Ilgauskas

Zydrunas Ilgauskas is one of those guys who finds his way into always providing productive minutes. Big Z has managed to cavre out a nice career for himself, and with the success of being an NBA pro comes success off the court as well. Meet Zydrunas Ilgauskas' wife Jennifer Ilgauskas. The two met during Z's rookie year in 1996. Ever the romantic, Big Z proposed to her by putting a ring inside a book Jennifer was reading. Eight years after beginning dating, the couple was married in 2004.

In February, 2007, Jennifer was pregnant with the couples first children. Tragically, after Jennifer was admitted to the hospital on an emergency basis when going into pre-term labor, she gave birth to stillborn twins. In the summer of 2009, Jennifer and Z adopted two Lithuanian brothers from his hometown of Kaunas. The family moved to Miami upon Z signing with the super-team Heat.

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3 Responses to “Zydrunas Ilgauskas' wife Jennifer Ilgauskas”

  1. Taylor Barnum

    Dear Big Z,
    My name is Taylor Barnum and I am definetly your number one fan!!!! I play the same position that you do in basketball and I want to join the WNBA in a couple of years. I am kinda disappointed that you left the Cavaliers, but I am glad that you are still playing basketball, even though your not playing with the Cavaliers. I was very excited when I heard that you broke an NBA record. That was so cool!!! In my future, I plan to do the same as you and fullfill my life long paaion of playing basketball in the national leagues. Please respond.
    Taylor Barnum

  2. Sarunas Nekrasius

    Good Luck!

  3. Lynette Scotese-Wojtila

    Dear Jennifer and Zyndrunas,

    My name is Lynette Scotese-Wojtila and I am a national autism specialist who has owned and operated a unique autism center on Cleveland's Eastside for 20 years.

    On Friday November 14th my non profit organization called SUCCESS for Autism is hosting a celebrity dinner Gala at the Croatian National Home in Eastlake. Kevin Mack of the Cleveland Browns is recruiting alumni players to joins us, as he has I'm the past for our annual
    golf outing.

    Would the two of you be interested in joining us as our guests that evening? We hold a special place in in out hearts for parents of adopted children as sometimes they too need special attention like we provide to children with autism whose sensory systems and motor systems are often underdeveloped.

    I'd love to tell you more about the event, that will feature Brooke Taylor (from The FISH radio) who herself adopted a little girl from abroad now diagnosed with autism.

    Please join us if you can - we hope to show a tailer of a new movie I am making about two twins with autism we recently moved her from Texas to come to my neurodevelopmental treatment center.

    God bless you and your beautiful boys ~ Lynette