Malaysia Pargo is a prominent American reality TV star, entrepreneur, businesswoman, and celebrity ex-wife of basketball player Jannero Pargo. Malaysia Pargo initially gained fame for her appearance in the show Basketball Wives LA.
Table of Biography
Malaysia Pargo was born on August 12, 1980, and she is currently 40 years old. Malaysia hails from Compton, California, and her zodiac sign is Leo. Talking about her family, there is information that Malaysia had a younger brother named Dontae Hayes. Sadly, the police shot and killed Dontae on New Year’s Eve in the year 2013. At the time of his demise, Malaysia’s brother was only 20 years old.
Moreover, Malaysia has a cousin who is a basketball player and his name is Byron Scott. Other than this, there is no further information regarding Malaysia’s parents and other family details. Moreover, Pargo also has yet to share insights into her educational journey.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Malaysia Pargo is a famous reality TV star. More importantly, Malaysia gained prominence as the ex-wife of Jannero Pargo. Jannero is a famous and talented former NBA player and now a coach. At present, Malaysia’s ex-husband works as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Previously, her ex-husband was a college basketballer who played for Neosho County CC and Arkansas.
As a celebrity ex-wife, Malaysia appeared on the show Basketball Wives LA. Another cast member of this season of Basketball Wives LA was Draya Michele. After appearing in the aforementioned show, Malaysia got numerous offers and also appeared in the music video on Mase’s song Nothing. Malaysia has also starred in other shows like Datzhott, Home & Family, Hip Hop Squares, The Arsenio Hall Show, Noches con Platanito, The Eric Andre Show, AbSIRd, and Big Morning Buzz Live.
Besides these, Malaysia is also an entrepreneur. She is the owner of “Three Beats Jewelry” and “3BeatsL”. Moreover, the furniture and upholstery company – Hedgecock Creed – partnered with her to develop a line of bedding.
Talking about her celebrity ex-husband’s career, Jannero played college basketball for the University of Arkansas. Jannero was a professional basketball player from 2002 to 2017, playing as a point guard and shooting guard. Then on 15 September 2017, Malaysia’s ex-husband became the assistant coach for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League. Furthermore, on the 1st of July 2019, Jannero became the assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Malaysia Pargo was married to Jannero Pargo from 2006 to 2016. The lovers met each other for the first time when Malaysia was only 21 years old. It was at a party in Los Angeles, California. The couple welcomed their first child in 2007 and named him Jannero Pargo Jr. The family then welcomed the twins, Jayden and Jayla, in 2011.
Malaysia lived in Riverwoods, Illinois, with Jannero and their children since 2009. However, the couple filed for a divorce in 2014. After being separated for 17 months, Jannero and Malaysia’s divorce was finalized in June 2016.
After their divorce, Jannero gave Malaysia half of his pension. Malaysia also has the rights to the company 3BeatsL LLC and received a 401k from Jannero. Malaysia also got a 2015 Mercedes Benz G550 as well as access to three checking accounts. Moreover, Jannero also gave her a money market account. Additionally, Malaysia’s ex-husband is required to pay child support of about $14,580 for their three kids along with $800 for child care.
After her divorce, Malaysia was rumored to have dated rappers O.T. Genesis and Mally Mall in the year 2018. Then in August 2019, Tia Becca from Love & Hip Hop called Malaysia out for dating her ex-husband Bryant “B. Moe”. Before all this, Malaysia dated another professional basketball player – James Harden – from March to May 2016. As of now, she seems to be single currently.
Malaysia Pargo’s height is 6 feet 1 inch whereas her body weight is around 66 kgs or 146 lbs. Likewise, the reality star has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 36-26-38 inches respectively. Further, Malaysia has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Regarding her social media visibility, Malaysia Pargo joined Twitter in December 2009 and so far has over 397.2K followers on her @malaysiapargo account. Likewise, the reality star is available on Instagram under the username @malaysiainthecity. Moreover, we can contact her at [email protected] for business inquiries and bookings. Likewise, Malaysia has a net worth estimation of around $3.5 million US dollars.