Blake Griffin was definitely once the talk of the town in the NBA as his star power began to swiftly rise, becoming one of the biggest young and fresh stars in basketball. The Oklahoma City native was the first overall selected draft pick for the Los Angeles Clippers back in 2009 and his allure and natural magnetism on and off the court kept him a fan favorite for years, even now as the Detroit Pistons power forward. Even though he keeps his moves on the court riveting, his focus remains on being a father to his two children, Ford and Finley.
Outside of his career highlights, high flying dunks, and wins with his teammates, his dating life held on to headlines. Griffin entered into a relationship with Kendall Jenner around August of 2017. Their relationship didn’t last too long, because nearly a year into it, it was announced that the two had amicably split and the NBA star began his career with the Pistons.
Later, he was rumored to be involved with R&B singer Tinashe when they were seen together in Las Vegas at various events. Both have neither confirmed nor denied that they were involved. Currently, he has been in a relationship with Brooke Fletcher, a former beauty queen who switched paths to become a sports commentator and reporter for Fox Sports Detroit.
Prior to being involved with Kendall Jenner and the other high profile relationships, Griffin had been in a long time relationship with Brynn Cameron, with whom he shares his two children. A later lawsuit showed that the relationship ended because Griffin began his relationship with Jenner. Griffin and Cameron ended up in a child support case that has been settled out of court.
Blake and Cameron welcomed their first child, Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, back in August 2013. Their next, daughter Finley Elaine, was born in September of 2016. Griffin has spoken about the impact of fatherhood that it’s made on his life with GQ. “This is what everybody says, and I didn’t really get it,” he said. “People were like, ‘Oh, it’s so life-changing, it makes you think about things in a different way,” and you’re always like, ‘Oh yeah, totally.’ But then, when it happens, you’re like, ‘Woah. All of those people were right!’”
“I just feel changed, in a way,” Blake continued. “I really look forward to spending time with this little person who can’t talk, can’t do anything for himself besides chew and eat.” He then spoke on whether or not if he was the father that he had hoped to be. “I wish I was able to be around more. The thing I hate the most is being gone for like two weeks and only seeing him on FaceTime,” Griffin expressed. “I missed the first time he rolled over, which isn’t a huge thing, but at the time I was like, ‘Man.’ I had—not a breakdown, but I just had a moment where I was like, “This sucks!” You know, just missing stuff like that. But at the same time, it makes the stuff that I don’t miss that much more special.”
Griffin has been seen out with his kids on numerous occasions, including at Disneyland for his daughter’s birthday. Recently he was seen doing a little pickup game with his children, shooting around and missed a few shots. TMZ posted a video of the basketball player’s shots and posted a story with the headline, “BLAKE GRIFFIN BROKEN JUMPER IN PICKUP GAME W/ KIDS… Quarantine Rust???”
Part of the article’s content read, “Here’s video of the Detroit Pistons superstar comically airballing and bricking shots in a pickup game with his kids … and it’s adorable and maybe even a little embarrassing all at the same time!” Upon catching wind of the story, Griffin reposted it on his Twitter, retitling the headline. “Alternate headline: “grown man hides in bushes to secretly record a dad and his kids at the park,” he tweeted, calling out the publication.
*alternate headline: “grown man hides in bushes to secretly record a dad and his kids at the park” https://t.co/K4JRMEqm0C— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) April 23, 2020