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Savannah James Talks How She & LeBron Have Survived Decade Of Marriage

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on May 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

Grab your pens as Savannah James shares the secrets to her blissful marriage with LeBron James!

The socialite rose to fame as the NBA icon's longtime partner, saying her vows to the athlete in September 2013. Since their marriage, the high school sweethearts have welcomed three wonderful children and overcome the test of time as the perfect team.

The countdown to the lovebirds' incredible milestone in their ever-blossoming relationship is months away. However, the entrepreneur commemorated the event early by opening up about her ever-blossoming marriage to the beloved "King James."

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Savannah James Reflects On Marriage & Reveals The Moment She Fell For LeBron James

LeBron James and wife Savannah James arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'Hustle'

During a heart-to-heart discussion with The Cut for the magazine's May-June cover story, the caramel-toned beauty got candid about marriage and the lessons she had learned from her long-term relationship.

As this year marked the interior designer's tenth wedding anniversary to the Los Angeles Lakers star, the mother-of-three was asked to share the valuable knowledge she had acquired from her life as a wife.

This question might have left others lost in their thoughts, but for the "Home Court" founder, marriage was a topic she was not afraid to discuss. "I had a magnificent view of real marriage with my mom and dad," Savannah began.

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"There are ebbs and flows in marriage. That taught me not to be too hard on myself or him. And to give grace," the businesswoman continued, adding that she valued emotional independence.

"You never know what people — or your significant other, for that matter — are going through. I appreciate that same sentiment," the media personality explained. "You can't depend on someone else for your happiness. You have to be happy."

Getting honest about the matter, the former Cleveland Cavaliers athlete's wife stressed that one could not hope to have a significant spot in another person's life when they did not consider themselves the most valuable individual in their lives.

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"It's like I said, you can't be anything to anyone if you're not everything to yourself first. And that is with anyone regarding any relationship — your friends, parents, significant other, kids, anybody," Savannah concluded.

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The former Juice Shop owner's words are not far from the truth about her relationship with LeBron. Reminiscing about when she realized the NBA star was the man for her, the entrepreneur confessed that it happened while the duo was still in high school.

Slightly embarrassed to share the "corny" story, the 36-year-old claimed her heart began beating for the Akron native thanks to two special occasions. It started with the couple's first date at the Outback Steakhouse, where the furniture mogul took a meal home.

However, the Ohio native forgot the takeaway in the basketball player's car and contemplated what to do when the 19-time NBA All-Star came to her rescue. Recalling the sweet moment, Savannah said:

"He called me and was like, 'I got your food. I'm going to come back and drop it off.' And I'm like, 'You want to see me again. Okay, bring my food.'"

The second time LeBron swooped his wife off her feet, she occurred after a snowstorm had canceled all school activities for the day. Instead of enjoying the time off alone, the 38-year-old rang the socialite to get ready to go out for breakfast.

"I answered the phone like, 'Hello? I'm asleep.' So I hung up the phone. I hopped out of bed so fast. I was so excited," the mother-of-three confessed. "As much as my body wanted to stay in that bed, my heart said, 'No, we going to get breakfast.' And we spent the whole day together."

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The Beloved Couple Marked Their Ninth Wedding Anniversary With Sweet Tributes

Savannah and LeBron James kissing

Last September, the high school sweethearts marked their ninth wedding anniversary with heartwarming declarations of love on their social media pages.

Although the couple said their vows nine years ago, they have been together for about twenty years, given that their relationship started in high school. LeBron began the celebrations by sharing a stunning picture from the couple's Vanity Fair photoshoot.

"Queen. Happy anniversary," the Ohio Mr. Basketball honoree raved, adding: "P.S. YOU SO DAMN SEXY! WOW." Savannah echoed similar sentiments on her Instagram page with a lengthy message detailing her adoration for the Akron native.

"9 years down(21), forever to go!! Cheers to us, my love!!Happy Anniversary!! #JamesGang," the entrepreneur penned. Responding to his wife's tribute in the comment section, the 38-year-old wrote: "Cheers, my QUEEN."

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