Jason Smith currently plays for the Washington Wizards, having signed a three-year deal with the team in 2016. Smith previously was signed to the Orlando Magic, the New York Knicks, and the New Orleans Pelicans.
For four years now, Jason Smith has been married, and he has a daughter with his wife, Kristy Smith.
Here’s what you need to know about Kristy Smith, the wife of Jason Smith.
1. She is a Former Dancer for the Philadelphia 76ers
Jason and Kristy Smith met in Philadelphia about 10 years ago.
This was during the time when Jason was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, according to NBA.com. Kristy Smith, meanwhile, was performing for Sixers Dancers, the Philadelphia 76’s dance team.
According to Kristy Smith’s Facebook page, she danced for the Philadelphia 76ers from July 2003 through July 2007, leaving the same month that Jason Smith signed with the team.
2. She’s Originally From New Jersey
Although Kristy Smith met Jason Smith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that’s not where she is originally from.
According to her Facebook page, Kristy Smith was born in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Growing up, she attended Lenape High School in Medford, New Jersey.
Jason Smith, meanwhile, is from Greeley, Colorado.
3. She & Jason Were Married in July 2013
Jason and Kristy Smith have been married for four years.
According to My New Orleans, Jason and Kristy Smith were married in July 2013.
This was during the time when Jason was playing for the New Orleans Hornets, which that year was renamed the New Orleans Pelicans.
On his Instagram page, Jason Smith frequently posts about how great his wife is. In March 2016, as part of a “Woman Crush Wednesday” post, Jason wrote, “my wife always continues to amaze me. She is an amazing mother and even better friend. Always kind hearted and thinking of others.”
On Mother’s Day 2016, Jason wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day to my Beautiful wife. She has been nothing but amazing to our beautiful daughter. I am so blessed to have her in my life.”
On Kristy’s birthday in April 2017, Jason wrote, “Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife. Thank you for all the love and support you give me each and every day. Ella and I are so lucky to have you in our lives.”
And on Mother’s Day 2017, Jason wrote, “Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful wife. Ella and I are so blessed to have you in our lives. We love you very much. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there. Today is your day.”
4. She Isn’t Into Video Games Like Jason Is
Jason Smith has talked about his love of video games, such as Call of Duty and Battlefield.
However, Jason says that while he has tried to share this love with his wife, Kristy isn’t nearly enthusiastic about video games.
“I’ve tried to get Kristy to play video games with me but she just won’t budge,” Jason Smith told My New Orleans. “I’ve tried stuff as easy as racing games – no. I’ve tried “Guitar Hero” – no. I’ve tried so many things. I even tried “Tetris” one time – “no, I’m just not in the mood.”
5. She & Jason Have a Daughter, Ella
Jason and Kristy Smith have a daughter, Ella.
Ella was born in October 2014. For Ella’s second birthday, Jason Smith posted on his Instagram page, “2 years ago god blessed my wife and I with this absolute bundle of joy. It was very hard to leave her today to go on the road but she knows how much Daddy loves her.”
Jason and Kristy are planning to have a second child, with Jason recently saying on Instagram, “Here’s to another year and I can’t wait for our second little blessing to come soon.”