Ellen Rucker

Ellen Rucker

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Ellen Rucker is a doctor of chiropractic medicine according to her profession. Ellen Rucker is co-founder of the hair treatment product, Rucker Roots. She is also known as the ex-wife of Vince Carter.

Early life

Ellen Rucker’s date of birth is not known but according to online resources, she was born in 1977 in the United States. Currently, she might be 44 years old. And, she was born to her father Dr. Douglas, and her mother Ruby Rucker. Thus, her father is a dentist and her mother is a teacher.

Therefore, she has 7 siblings and he is the youngest of them. She belongs to African-American ethnic background and is an American. When it comes to her education, she went to the University of North Carolina. And, she attended Lancaster High School previously.

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Caption: Ellen Rucker with her family members. Source(Instagram)


During Ellen Rucker’s high school, she was a cheerleader. Later, she worked as a chiropractor for a brief amount of time. In addition, she began working on Rucker Roots. She also appeared in the television series Love Thy Sister in 2015. Besides, she got massive fame after her marriage to NBA player, Vince Carter. Vince Carter was the fifth-overall draft pick by the Golden State Warriors, in 1998. Later on, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors. There he earned the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year Award with an 18.3 points average.
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Caption: Ellen Rucker during her photoshoot. Source(Instagram)

In the following season, he’s averaged 25.7 points. His performance helped the team to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2000. In the 2000-01 season, he reached a new career-high with 27.6 points. During the time too, he helped his team win their first-ever playoff series. In the year 2001, he signed a six-year contract extension. Unfortunately, he missed the final 22 games of the 2001-02 season due to injury. After the situation, he earned him a reputation as a ‘fragile player’. After Charles Barkley, he became the second player to register over 40 points, rebounds, five steals, and five assists. It was during the against Denver Nuggets in December 2001.

More about career

In the 2002 NBA Playoffs, he missed it due to injury and underwent surgery off-season. Therefore, he only managed to play 43 and 73 games in the next two seasons. Later on, he traded during the 2004-05 season as he was unhappy with the management.  Sooner, he was dealt with the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004. Eventually, he reached the personal milestone of surpassing 24,000 career points. Thus, it was as the 24th player in NBA history on November 1, 2016.
At the age of 40, in 2017, he made the NBA record of hitting six triples in one game. With the 1-year deal in July 2017, he moved to Sacramento Kings. Meanwhile, he was named the Most Influential Veteran by the NBA Players Association at the Players Voice Awards, in August 2017. During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he led the US team to a gold medal win. Also, in the 20003 FIBA Americas Tournament, he was included in the USA roster in place of Kobe Bryant. Unfortunately, he gave away the spot due to injury, as well as marriage.

Personal life

Previously, Ellen Rucker was married to NBA player Vince Carter. They both were at the University of North Carolina and met there. In addition, they decided to get married, soon after graduation. Meanwhile, together, they have a daughter named Kai Michelle Carter. Eventually, the couple decided to separate in 2007 and the reason still has not unfolded. As of now, she is married to Bakari Sellers. In the 2000s, the couple first met each other and married on August 29, 2015. Her husband is a vice-chairman of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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Caption: Ellen Rucker with her husband and children. Source(Instagram)

Body measurement and Social media

When it comes to Ellen Rucker’s body measurement, there are no details revealed yet related to it. Thus, Ruskers’height, weight, shoe and dress size, body measurement, etc are kept behind the curtain.

Similarly, she has both black hair and black pairs of eyes. She has her Instagram account named @EllenRuckerSellers, with 26.6k followers. Also, she has her Twitter account named @EllenRucker. She joined the account in March 2012 and has 6,540 followers as of now.

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