Caressa Suzzette Madden, Wife Of Broke NBA Star Delonte West

Caressa Suzzette Madden, the wife of former NBA star Delonte West who went from $16 million to bankrupt

Caressa Suzzette Madden, an American celebrity wife stayed true to her husband, Delonte West, a former NBA star, throughout the latter’s days of struggle. Her spouse West is among the rich athletes whose financial struggles saw him from riches to rags, blowing out millions of dollars worth of fortune.

The duo has been together for 11 years since they married in 2013 and even share 2 children. Here is more information on Caressa’s lifestyle, relationship, and net worth.

Who Is Caressa Suzzette Madden? Age, Birthday & More About Early Life

Born on May 13, 1988, the Dallas, Texas-raised Maden is 35 years old as of 2024. Her husband Delonte West (b. July 26, 1983) is now 40. The celebrity wife has preferred a low-key life even after her marriage to the then-NBA star with a then-high-flying career.

Not much about her early life is in the light yet, but she comes from a black ethnic background. She has curly black hair and brown eyes.

Wife of Delonte West- How Did They Meet? Children?

With her marriage with former NBA star Delonte West, Caressa Suzzette Madden is famous as an athlete’s wife. Reportedly, they met back in 2012 at a mutual friend’s home. By that time, the Dallas Mavericks player was already off the NBA and struggled with finances.

But love sees no boundaries or reasons, the two soon began dating and married in a private ceremony in 2013. Only a few months after their wedding, Caressa welcomed her first child, son Cash West, with her husband Delonte.

They welcomed their second son in 2014 but didn’t release the kid’s name or any other details.

Caressa Suzzette Madden with her husband Delonte West and son Cash
Caressa Suzzette Madden with her husband Delonte West and son Cash; Image Source: Glob Intel

To hang onto through one’s tough times and acceptance is a major trait of love, same did Caressa.

After some time of dating, West asked Madden to move into his house in Fort, Washington, but the situation was worrisome. As the couple was so broke, they couldn’t afford a water heater; instead heated water on the stove.

Moreover, online sources report that Delonte West cut off a jump rope and tied it into the hands of Caressa Suzzette Madden as an engagement ring.

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Are Caressa Madden and Delonte West Together?

While the struggle to make months end tear apart the relationships of many, seems the duo is managing despite the hard times. Online tabloids state that the two are still married, but not much about their personal life is on the visible point.

Currently, West works at the rehab facility. The photos of him panhandling at an intersection in Dallas, Texas surfaced in 2020, and Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban picked him up, later offering him treatment and accommodation.

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Net Worth Of Caressa Suzzette Madden

As of 2024, Caressa has yet to disclose her career or the net worth she possesses. But together with her husband, she owns a $1 million house with 8 bedrooms in Fort, Washington. But according to Celebrity Net Worth, Delonte West has only a $1,000 liquid asset in possession.

While at career peak, Caressa Suzzette Madden’s husband Delonte West was among the renowned NBA players with career earnings of $16 million ($14 million from salary alone).

Former NBA star Delonte West swept away his $16 million career earnings and went bankrupt
Former NBA star Delonte West swept away his $16 million career earnings and went bankrupt; Image Source: Complex

An alumnus of Saint Joseph’s University, he played for NBA teams: Boston Celtics (2004-07), Seattle SuperSonics (2007-08), Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-10), and Dallas Mavericks (2011-12).

With his fortune, West bought houses for his parents and also paid for study as well as accommodation for his sister who studied at the University of Central Florida.

From Millionaire To Bankrupt- Downfall of Caressa’s Husband Delonte West

In 2008, the Washington, D.C.-born former NBA star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder; it put stress in his basketballer career along with temporary depression. In November 2009, he pleaded guilty to charges of weapon possession and traffic violation.

By 2010, his career began to go down after an accusation of an alleged affair with then-Mavericks teammate Lebron James’ mother Gloria James. However, none of the parties confirmed.

Moreover, in 2010, his divorce from his first wife Kimberly Wad (split after a month of marriage) cut out a chunk of his fortune in a settlement.

Delonte West was spending lavishly for his family, but the 2011 NBA lockout, saw him struggle with finances and went bankrupt in 2011. Even more, he had to sell his jewelry and several cars to cope with debt.

Delonte West spotted panhandling in Texas, Dallas
Delonte West was spotted panhandling in Texas, Dallas; Image Source: Game 7

In addition to that, his degrading gameplay and frequent waivers from other NBA teams left him jobless.

In 2016, a photo of the former NBA player panhandling at Temple Hills, Maryland went viral, but he quickly denied that. But again September 2020, West was spotted panhandling at an intersection in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was quick to reach him and helped him with treatment and accommodation.

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