You don’t see a lot of NBA-Hollywood connections, but that doesn’t make this one any less enjoyable for basketball and Hollywood fans. Let’s go back to the too brief but still fiery relationship of this couple who took the Internet by storm a few years ago.
Laura Dern’s acting career
RELATED: Laura Dern struggled to secure roles after episode of ‘Ellen’
According to IMDb, Dern was born to actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, so acting is in her blood. She studied acting at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theater Institute before she grew up. She landed an Oscar nomination for her performance alongside her mother in 1991 Hiking rose. She has received critical acclaim for her roles in films such as October sky and I am sam. She achieved commercial success for her roles in jurassic park and then, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Dern also received praise for her performance in the HBO drama. Big little lies.
This year, Dern received another Oscar nomination for her supporting role as a divorce lawyer in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage story. This time she won the award. She thanked Ladd in tears in her acceptance speech, calling her parents her heroes.
Dern was married to musician Ben Harper from 2005 to 2013 before the couple divorced.
Baron Davis’ basketball career
According to Basketball-Reference, Davis was the third overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. The guard played her college hoops at UCLA (Coincidentally, Dern also briefly attended UCLA when she was younger). The Charlotte Hornets chose Davis. He played for the Hornets until he was traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 2004-2005 season. Although Davis never played with the Warriors in the heyday of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, he saw some success with the team: he led the eighth seed of the Golden State team in 2007. , against the Dallas Mavericks.
Davis also recorded time with the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and a final season with the New York Knicks. He retired in 2012 averaging 16.1 points per game in his career. Davis probably didn’t do enough to make it into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but he left a legacy as one of the best goalies in the league when he played.
Laura Dern and Baron Davis’ brief but fiery relationship
Dern dated his fair share of Hollywood stars (including Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, and Billy Bob Thornton). However, she had never dated an NBA star. That changed in 2017 when, according to the Huffington Post, paparazzi caught her on a date with Davis. The two weren’t shy either – they were caught on camera kissing. Earlier that year, Davis had divorced his wife. Fans of the two celebrities were subsequently buzzing on social media, delighted at the surprising yet lovable couple.
Dern and Davis seemed to be completely in love with each other, enjoying each other’s company. So what happened to their famous union? It’s not clear, but according to NickiSwift, the two haven’t been pictured together since. It is highly unlikely that they are still together at this point – one would think they would be taken together at least once in the past three years. Even though they broke up, Dern and Davis made a cute couple that made fans swoon – if only for a little while.