Malaysia Pargo is a famous television personality, actress, entrepreneur, and jewelry designer. She came into the limelight after her appearance in the hit TV series Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA. Similarly, she is also known as the ex-wife of Jannero Pargo, a former basketball player turned coach.
Many of her fans know her as the “mean girl” in Basketball Wives. She is one of the original cast members in Basket Wives LA. What is she up to these days? Does she have any children? Is she in any relationship? There are various personal questions that her fans want the answers to.
Let’s explore more about the life of Malaysia Pargo and get to know her even better.
Who is Malaysia Pargo? Details on the Ex-Wife of Jannero Pargo
She was born on 12th August 1980, in Compton, California, United States. The renowned personality hasn’t shared any information regarding her parents. Pargo is forty-two years old as of 2023 and her astrological sign is Leo.
She has a mixed ethnical background and is American as per her nationality.
Similarly, talking about her siblings, she had a younger brother by the name of Dontae Hayes. However, in 2013, he was confronted by a police officer and lost his life to a gunshot. But police claim that he was the one who started shooting first.
Malaysia and her family were traumatized by the event. Hayes was only 20 years old at the time.
What is Malaysia’s real name?
Her birth name is Laquisha Pargo.
Insight on Malaysia Pargo Career
Laquisha rose to fame after marrying her now ex-husband Jannero Pargo. She also became famous after appearing in Basketball Wives. The show focuses on portraying the lives of women romantically involved with men in the basketball industry.
Apart from that, Pargo has also appeared in Mase’s music video song, Nothing. Similarly, she has also made appearances in various other television shows like Home & Family, Hip Hop Squares, The Eric Andre Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Big Morning Buzz Live.
Furthermore, Malaysia is also an entrepreneur and a jewelry designer who has her jewelry lines like 3BeatsL and Three Beats Jewelry. Alongside her jewelry line, the Basketball Wives cast has also stepped into bedding partnering with a furniture company, Hedgecock Creed.
When people wanted to know, what drove her to launch a bedding collection line. This is what she said, “There was a void in the marketplace for affordable luxe glam bedding, so I decided to fill it by creating a line that was true to my sense of fashion. I believe everyone deserves to feel glamorous even while they sleep.”
Short Bio on Her Ex-Husband Jannero Pargo
Jannero Pargo is a famous American basketball coach and a former basketball player born on October 22, 1979. He started his career playing for Neosho County CC and Arkansas. However, his professional career began when he started playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002. Pargo also played for Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Hornets.
Moving on, he also signed deals with Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, and Charlotte Bobcats. In 2016, he was signed by Oklahoma City Blue however, on February 23, 2017, he was released by the Blue.
Similarly, talking about his coaching career, the former basketball player was the assistant coach for Windy City Bulls in 2017. On July 1, 2019, he was the assistant coach for Portland Trail Blazers and moving on to the present, Jannero works as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.
Malaysia Pargo’ Marriage with ex-husband Jannero Pargo
Talking about their marriage. The two lovebirds walked down the aisle in the year 2006. The same year Malaysia gave birth to their first child Jannero Jr in 2006.
Malaysia and Jannero first met at a party in Los Angeles, California in the year 2002. She was just 22 years old at the time. The two liked each other and started dating for about four years before taking their relationship to the next level.
However, the couple decided to walk their separate ways and filed for divorce in 2014 due to some irreconcilable differences.
Moving forward to 2017, in an appearance on Couples Court this is what Pargo had to say about her relationship with the former basketball player, “One of the things that I wish I would’ve done is step back and go to counseling between the both of us because right now to the day we still very much love each other.”
Malaysia Pargo Life after Divorce: Is she Dating Anyone?
The divorce settlement favored Malaysia. According to BOSSIP, Pargo got to have Jannero’s 401K pension including a 2015 Mercedes Benz G550. She also earned all rights to 3 Beats LLC and access to his three saving accounts.
Additionally, the former basketball player Jannero is also liable to pay $14,580 in child support and an extra $800 for childcare support.
Moving towards her dating history, Malaysia was in a relationship with O.T. Genasis a rapper. However, their relationship didn’t last long and they broke up in 2016. After their break-up, Genasis has been dating Malika Haqq a friend of Khloe Kardashian.
On the other hand, Malaysia is single and isn’t dating anyone at the moment.
Malaysia Pargo Shares Three Children with Jannero Pargo
Malaysia and her ex-husband Jannero have three children together. Her eldest son’s name is Jannero Jr. born in 2006 and twins Jayden and Jayla were born in 2011.
According to their parents, the three share a nice bonding and enjoy each other’s company. After the divorce, they have been staying with their mother in her beautiful home in Deerfield, Illinois, the United States according to her LinkedIn account.
Malaysia Pargo is a Multi-millionaire
The Basketball Wives cast member is a millionaire. She is estimated to have a net worth of $3.5 million, which she has accumulated from her career as a television personality, entrepreneur, and jewelry designer.
Similarly, her ex-hubby Jannero Pargo is estimated to have a fortune of $2 million which he earned from his career as a coach and a former basketball player.
Malaysia Pargo Social Media Handles
Jannero Pargo’s ex-wife is frequently active on social media. She is active on Instagram (@malaysiainthecity) with a whopping 2.8M followers. She is also on Twitter (@MalaysiaPargo) and Facebook (Malaysia Pargo) with 397.1K and 51K followers respectively.