Meet Kimberly Ashley Awad, wife of NBA star Delonte West. The recent newlyweds eloped over the Fourth of July weekend 2009 in Las Vegas.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Delonte’s dad, Dmitri West, revealed some details about the couple’s recent wedding. Dmitri West told the Post that Kimberly was his son’s college sweetheart from Saint Joseph’s University. “They’ve been together on and off over the last four years,” he said. “She’s a nice girl from an upscale family in New Jersey.” Only fellow Cavalier Mo Williams and his wife were present at the nuptials. But “down the line he might have a big family wedding,” the elder West told the Washington Post.
Prior to marrying Kimberly, Delonte’s live-in ex-girlfriend, Caryn Taylor, allegedly went buck wild when Delonte tried to end the Caryn Taylor, who was Delonte West’s live-in girlfriend, allegedly went buck wild when Delonte tried to end their relationship. According to the police report, Taylor choked and bit West, and tried to slash her own wrists with shards of glass. Caryn Taylor told police she wasn’t trying to kill herself but was cutting herself to show Delonte she wasn’t “(F#cking) around” about their relationship. Caryn said she was angry because West’s friends and family had been staying with them and were “picking on her.”
Currently, Delonte West plays basketball for the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers.