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Shawn Kemp First Wife Marvena L. Kemp: Bio, Age, Children

Shawn Kemp First Wife Marvena L. Kemp: Bio, Age, Children

Facts of Marvena L. Kemp

Full Name:Marvena L. Kemp
Birth Date:February 19, 1967
Age:57 years
Country:United States
DivorceShawn Kemp
Birth PlaceWashington
FatherMarvin Thomas
MotherChristine Thomas
SiblingsJason Thomas
KidsShawn Kemp Jr, Jamon Kemp
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Marvena L. Kemp is the wife of Shawn Kemp. Shawn is an American former professional basketball player by profession. 

What Age is Marvena L. Kemp?

Marvena L. Kemp was born on February 19, 1967, in Washington, United States. Marvena is 56 years old as of 2023. Her sun sign is  Pisces. She celebrates her birthday on the 19th of Feb every year.

Her father’s name is Marvin Thomas and her mother’s name is Christine Thomas. Her brother’s name is Jason Thomas. She holds American citizenship and follows Christianity as a religion. Similarly, she belongs to Afro-American ethnic background.

Are Marvena L. Kemp and Shawn Kemp Married?

No, Marvena and Shawn Kemp are not married. They walked down the aisle on July 4, 2001, in Harris County, Texas, United States. Marvena was the first wife of Shawn. They have split up and are living their own life.

Marvena L Kemp's ex-husband, Shawn Kemp
Caption: Marvena L Kemp’s ex-husband, Shawn Kemp (Photo: Giant Bomb)

Marvena forgave Shawn and helped him through tough times despite the fact that he had multiple wives. Because of this, he mostly talks about his first wife.

Does Marvena L. Kemp have children?

Yes, Marvena is a mother of three children alongside her ex-husband Shawn. Her older son’s name is Shawn Kemp Jr. (born in 1991) and her middle son’s name is Jamon Kemp (born in 2000).

Marvena L Kemp
Caption: Marvena L Kemp’s husband and son (Photo: Sports)

Shawn is a senior basketball player at the University of Washington while Jamon is a basketball player at Southeastern Louisiana University.

What is Marvena L. Kemp’s Net Worth?

Marvena is the founder of a foundation so she might be earning a decent net worth. An average salary of an American founder is around $67,531 a year.

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Caption: Marvena L Kemp’s husband with his team (Photo: Player)

Marvena’s ex-husband Shawn has an estimated net worth of around $7 Million as of 2023. He earned that money from his career as an American former professional basketball player. His annual salary is around $0.5 Million while his monthly income is around $40,000.

Why was Shawn Kemp arrested?

Shawn was arrested for carrying drugs and was detained in Shoreline, Washington on April 4, 2005.  Shawn and another person were found to have a semiautomatic weapon, 60 grams of marijuana, and a small quantity of cocaine.

He had a guilty plea to a narcotics possession charge on April 29. On July 21, 2006, he was taken into custody again in Houston, Texas, for felony marijuana possession. Later, he was taken into custody on March 8, 2023, in Tacoma, Washington in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting.

Is Shawn Kemp released?

Yes, Shawn has been released from detention. He was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting incident. But he was released from jail. He will not be charged. Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Adam Faber said:

“This case’s status will be ‘No Charges Filed’ pending further investigation by Tacoma Police, and Mr. Kemp will be released,”

Professional Career of Marvena L. Kemp

  • Marven used to play basketball in college.
  • Marven has two decades of basketball experience at all levels, particularly in the area of event hosting.
  • She and Cliff Brown co-directed the NCAA-approved Northwest College Summer League.
  • Also, she has managed a number of pro-am basketball competitions.
  • Marvena is the Marvin Thomas Foundation’s founder and director.
  • Her foundation is committed to impacting the lives of youth in the Seattle area.

FAQs of Marvena L. Kemp

Who is Marvena L. Kemp’s foundation named after?

Marvena’s foundation Marvin Thomas Foundation is named after her father, Marvin Thomas. She said:

“From humble beginnings as a child in rural Mississippi, Marvin Thomas set an example of living generously and setting a foundation of hard work, athletics, and joyful giving that stays with us today even over 20 years after his passing.”

What is the quotation of the Marvin Thomas Foundation?

The quotation of the Marvin Thomas Foundation is:

“The Marvin Thomas Foundation is committed to impacting the lives of youth in the Seattle area and in so honoring the life and legacy of Marvin Thomas.”

What controversy was Shawn Kemp involved in?

Not just for being a womanizer he was also the subject of additional controversies. He was in another discussion after he tried to snatch a gold necklace from a player who was the son of his own coach. Moreover, when he was detained in 2006 for possessing both drugs and a semi-automatic weapon, his career-damaging controversy surfaced.

When did Shawn Kemp retire?

Shawn retired from his basketball career in 2003. Throughout the last several years of his professional basketball career, Shawn struggled with weight issues, cocaine addiction, and alcoholism so her retired. As of now, he is living a happy and retired life in Seattle now.