Former NBA star and ESPN commentator Jalen Rose finally got a ring. Despite his 13 season career with the NBA, a ring always escaped the former fab member until now. While it’s not an NBA championship ring, rumor has it that the native Detroiter secretly married one of his ESPN colleagues.
ESPN Co-Stars Jalen Rose And Molly Qerim Got Married:
Former NBA star and ESPN commentator Jalen Rose is pretty private about his personal life. For the most part, he hasn’t been romantically linked with anyone. Now, it appears that the longtime bachelor is off the market as news has surfaced that Rose married a fellow ESPN commentator, Molly Qerim. Both Rose and Qerim have worked at ESPN for a decade. Qerim currently hosts “First Take,” a show on which Rose has often appeared. Rose is now a co-host of “Get Up.” The two shows often run opposite each other on ESPN and ESPN2. No one thought the two were dating until Rose let it be known that they were an item. The couple first went public with their relationship in July 2016, when Rose called Qerim “Wifey” on Twitter, and it appears they took their relationship to the next level.
— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) July 9, 2016
According to Page Six, the ESPN power couple secretly got married in New York city. After getting married in the city, Rose and Qerim reportedly immediately hopped on a plane and flew to Turks and Caicos for a honeymoon. Qerim seemed to confirm the rumors when she posted a beautiful picture of the couple on an island. Of course, people noticed that she appeared to be wearing a wedding ring on her finger. Qerim captioned the photo with the following:
You could’ve been anywhere in the world, but you’re here with me. I appreciate that.
Congrats to the beautiful Molly Qerim and the handsome Jalen Rose. Now that she’s Mrs. Rose, Molly probably won’t be the subject of anymore rap songs. At one point, Detroit rapper Eminem expressed his attraction for her in a sexually-suggestive way.
Eminem Once Rapped About His Love For Jalen Rose’s Wife Molly Qerim:
Back in 2016, Detroit rapper Eminem released a 7 minute song entitled “Campaign Speech”. In the song, Em dedicated a few bars to Molly Qerim.
But then I think of Molly Qerim and I steer ’em in that direction and forget my ideas for them, Em rhymed on the record. Molly, I’m gone off you/Man, light some kush/You’re my first take, I’ll nail you/Can’t lie, I gush/If I won you over, you would be the grand prize/I’m entranced by your looks, come and give the Shady franchise a push/You can get it in the can like some Anheuser-Busch/Jeans too small, least three pant sizes tush/Mushed against your damn side, your p***/And thighs are squished…
At that time, people thought that Rose would be offended as his relationship with Qerim was allegedly new. However, Rose wasn’t upset at all as he thinks that Eminem is the greatest of all time. Here’s what Jalen Rose thought of the song.
[‘Campaign Speech’ is] really long, but I made it through the end. No question about it. And I’ve heard it multiple times. It’s fire. Bars. He mentions Molly Qerim and I have people hitting me up thinking that it’s some sort of diss towards me, Rose said, addressing the track on his Jalen & Jacoby ESPN podcast Wednesday. Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. He’s a fellow Detroiter. We are 100. That’s how we do it. She’s educated, talented, and beautiful — a public figure that’s doing a terrific job on a really popular show called First Take. So guess what’s going to happen? She deserves to have so many people giving her positive attention and props. That’s love!
As you can see, Jalen Rose is not the jealous type. Congrats again to the happy couple!