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Meet Johanna Leia: Everything About Basketball Star Amari Bailey’s Mom

Amari Bailey is a basketball star. At the moment, he is one of the most promising basketball players in the class of 2022. Right now, he is playing for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins.

It seems like the 18-year-old shooting guard will surely be heading for the NBA someday. As Amari continues to improve his game, his mom Johanna Leia has been his biggest cheerleader. Continue reading further to learn more about every aspect of Johanna’s life.

Here’s all you need to know about Johanna Leia

For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, Johanna Leia is the mom of basketball star Amari Bailey. She is a single mom. Throughout her life, she has worked hard and helped her son to build his basketball career.

Leia is a former Ford model. In addition to this, she is a hard-working entrepreneur and social media influencer. She also has a talent agency that goes by the name of Just Living talent agency.

Johanna spends a large majority of her time managing up-and-coming athletes and watching her son Amari’s games courtside. She also has a daughter, Savanna who was born in 2015.

Has Johanna Leia been on Reality TV?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. In the past, Johanna and her family starred in a reality show named Bringing Up Ballers. The show aired on Lifetime in the year 2017. The show revolved around the lives of five Chicago-based families as they supported their up-and-coming basketball player sons.

The show Bringing Up Ballers was a mix of Basketball Wives and Dance Moms. It featured classic reality fare with the moms often fighting behind the scene. The show couldn’t strike a chord with the viewers and it was canceled soon afterward.

During the show, Bringing Up Ballers, Johanna’s son Amari was only 12 years old, meanwhile, the other players featured on the show were already teenagers. He surely made a good impression with his stint on the show. He proved that he could even beat the best players with his A-game.

A little bit about Johanna Leia’s personal life

When we talk about the love life of Johanna Leia, she was linked to the former football player Aaron Bailey. The pair dated for a long time but sadly their romance fizzled out. Last year, she sparked romance rumors with the In My Feelings singer Drake.

At that point, it was reported that Drake rented out Dodger Stadium for a private dinner date in July 2021. In the blink of an eye, the love faded between the musician and Leia. Their romance came to an end in October.

After her split from Champagne Papi aka Drake, Johanna Leia was romantically linked to Memphis Grizzlies athlete Ja Morant. As of now, neither of them has made any official comment on their relationship status.

We can’t wait to see what Johanna Leia’s son Amari Bailey has in store for all his fans in the times to come. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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