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, though nameless, in an ESPN article during the news conference announcing his new deal with the Warriors. After winning a championship, in large part due to Draymond Green, 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. Far and away the most prevalent information to be found about her is the fact that she is a model. She has a Model Mayhem portfolio though it hasn’t been active since 2010. On this portfolio, we learn that she is 28 – two years older than Draymond, surprisingly.
Draymond Green’s girlfriend Jelissa K. Hardy 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.
As we previously mentioned, the Internet has commonly suspected photos of Draymond Green’s mother and sister (photos of botha are included on this post) to be his girlfriend, which obviously isn’t the case. Another person commonly mistaken to be his girlfriend is his Aunt Tina.