Malik JonMikal Beasley is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He was born on November 26, 1996. He went to Saint Francis School in Alpharetta, Georgia, and played basketball for the Florida State Seminoles for one season in college.
The Denver Nuggets picked Beasley with the 19th pick in the NBA draft in 2016. He played for the Nuggets for three and a half years before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Midway through 2021, Beasley had served 78 days of a 120-day jail sentence for a case in which he showed a gun.
As for Beasley’s private life, he is married to the former fashion model Montana Yao. They’re a happy couple with two kids. But despite the fact that they’ve had their share of problems, they’re still together as a couple. Learn all about their married life here.
Beasley Is Married To Montana Yao: Know About The Near Divorce Controversy Between Them
Beasley and Yao met in 2018 and got married in August 2020. In November 2020, when the NBA player was seen holding hands with Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of legendary Bulls player Scottie Pippen, at a mall in Miami, they almost broke up.
After pictures of Beasley and Pippen went viral, Beasley’s 23-year-old wife posted on Instagram, “I’ve always been true to who I am, and God has never let me down. One way or another, the truth always comes out…” Yao added, “Wow… I don’t know this man at all… This is crazy, you guys. I’m seeing it for the first time, just like you.”
Yao asked for a divorce in December of that year, and later, through her lawyers, she said that Beasley’s relationship with Pippen made him leave “his family behind.” Us Weekly said at the time that Pippen and Beasley would break up in April 2021.
In May, Beasley went on Instagram to apologize to Yao in public and ask for her forgiveness. He also said that he has broken up with Pippen. At the time, Yao accepted Beasley’s apology in public on Instagram, writing, among other things, that she hoped the family could move on.
Know About Malik Beasley’s Wife, Montana Yao, And Their Kids
Montana Helena Klein Yao was born in 1997 in Newport Beach, California. She went to high school in Pasadena, and in 2015 she graduated from Malibu High.
Yao became a model when she was still in high school. In 2016, she was chosen as the winner by Miss Malibu Teen. She also placed in the top 10 at the Miss California Teen USA contest and works as a model and actor full time right now.
Her skill in that area is undeniable, but it is still up in the air whether she will also be a musician. Montana has said in the past that she also wants to be an singer in addition to being a model. She hasn’t made any significant progress in this area yet, and no one knows if she still wants to work in Hollywood or not.
Makai Joseph Beasley, their first son, was born in March 2019. Yao posts a lot of pictures and videos of her “mini-me” on social media.
On November 11, 2022, daughter Mia Love Beasley was born to Utah Jazz shooting guard Malik Beasley and his wife, Montana Yao. The Jazz star wrote on Instagram, “11/11, and my wish came true.”