Draymond Green’s girlfriend Jelissa Hardy was a hard person to track down. People on the Internet would claim photos of Draymond Green’s mother and sister were actually his girlfriend. But we knew better. We even posted a public service announcement to make sure that you weren’t fooled.
Draymond Green’s girlfriend was once mentioned. Thoughan ESPN article mentioned her during the news conference announcing his new deal. After winning a championship, the Warriors rewarded him with a five-year, $82 million contract. ESPN was there and talked about how his mother was crying, while sitting next to his “girlfriend, best friend and agent”. So we know that she existed, we just needed a name before we were willing to take it to you, our dear reader.
Thanks to the San Diego Union Tribune, we were finally able to find a name – Jelissa K. Hardy.
Jelissa attended Michigan State University with Draymond, where she earned a degree in English. Jelissa doesn’t appear to be using her English degree these days, at least not as far as the Internet is concerned. She has a Model Mayhem portfolio though it hasn’t been active since 2010.
Draymond Green’s girlfriend is originally from Woodbridge, VA. She now resides in Oakland, CA where she recently joined Jamz Trainings, which promises to provide a “full body boot camp style workout”. Jelissa has appeared in public with Draymond many times, most notably at a Nickeloden Kids’ Choice event. She also went with Draymond, Steph Curry and his wife to see Seth Curry and his Erie Bayhawks play against the Iowa Energy during the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase.
Jelissa recently gave birth to the couple’s first child on December 22, 2016. Draymond celebrated the occasion with a heartfelt instagram post.
Today at 3:55am PST Draymond Jamal Green was welcomed into the world! I've never experienced such a feeling like I did when I watched his entry. Family is such an important part of my life and to welcome a kid into this world is a dream come true. @jaykay35 you were a soldier and I appreciate you more than you will ever know! My baby girl Kyla was there and slept through the entire thing but she was also a soldier through the whole process and will be a great big sister! It's been a long time coming and it has finally come where we welcome Draymond Jr. Into the world! I am super thankful and overjoyed!!! Thanks to my Mama & mother in law Jackie for holding it down until I made it!