Hazel Renee is a daring young actress, R&B singer, businesswoman and mother, who is now engaged to a wealthy basketball player, the star of the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green.

Early life and family

Hazel Renee Joiner was born on 31 March 1986, in Fort Riley, Kansas USA. She holds American nationality and her zodiac sign is Aries. Her father, Rodney Joiner, is African-American, and her mother, Eve Reichardt, is Filipino and Puerto-Rican. Hazel has several siblings, as she is the middle-sister. Hazel spent most of her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Educational background

Hazel matriculated from her high school in 2004, but didn’t enroll into any college, as she needed to work at once to raise money for her big family to help her parents.

She eventually entered Michigan State University, graduating with a BA in Communications.

Career

Modelling and singing career

Hazel started her career early, gaining first successes in various pageants, and as a teenager, she won National American Miss Teen Michigan title. Later she participated in the music show “Making The Band 3”, launched by MTV. She also worked hard as a singer, spending long late evenings in the studio, recording songs and working on her vocal skills. Her friend, who owned a small recording studio, let her work there for free at the beginning of her career to help her save some money.

In 2013 she hosted the dating event called “A Night at the Roxbury”, then in 2016 she released her first EP entitled “Love Triangle”. In 2017 Hazel collaborated with the site Elle.com, appearing in the hairstyle video as a model.

Acting career

Hazel worked as an assistant to high-profile celebrities, but always dreamt of becoming an actress herself. Her dream came true when she got her first role in the series “The Marriage Tour”, in which she played the girl named Amy in two episodes in 2013 and 2015. Then she landed the role of Kennedy, appearing in the series “Empire” in its third season in 2017. She also played Blacque in “The Chi” series in 2019.

TV reality shows appearances

Hazel has appeared in various TV shows as a model, but also participated in VH1’s show “Basketball Wives”. In June 2017 Hazel shared the story of her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jacob Pullen, who is a successful basketball player. They share a daughter, Olive Jay born in 2015, and try to keep their relationship amicable for the sake of their child, though it is quite hard as Olive’s father is almost always across the ocean, working in Europe. Hazel shared this kind of relationship made her bored, as it took too much effort on her part.

Personal life, fiance Draymond Green

Hazel is currently engaged to basketball player Draymond Green. They met when Hazel broke up with her ex-boyfriend Jacob Pullen. Draymond also has a child from his previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jelissa Hardy, a son Draymond Jr.

In February 2019 Hazel and Draymond officially announced  their engagement, and Hazel displayed a huge diamond ring with a rectangular stone, designed by Jason of Beverly Hills, who also designed Warriors’ Champions Rings in 2018.

Draymond Green

She enjoys her role of a mother even though she shared it was quite challenging for her sometimes: ‘Being a mother is: a 24 hour nurse, chef, maid, teacher, taxi, alarm clock, event planner, secret keeper, protector, selfless kind caring loving Woman to {small} humans that you would bend over backwards for and do anything in this world for all while sacrificing and giving them love unconditional’.

Ex-boyfriend Jacob Pullen

Jacob Everse Pullen was born on 10 November 1989, in Maywood, Illinois USA. He started his basketball career early, taking his first basketball classes while studying at Proviso East High School. Then he played for the team of Kansas State College, where he studied from 2007 to 2011.

Jacob started his professional career with the Angelico Biella club in Italy, moving next to Hapoel Jerusalem, then Virtus Bologna and Barcelona. He also had a chance to play in Russia, Georgia and many other countries. Being always abroad made it hard for Jacob and Hazel to keep their relationship strong, even though their daughter motivated them not to give up. However, the couple eventually broke up.

Who is Hazel’s current fiance Draymond Green?

Draymond Jamal Green Sr. was born on 4 March 1990, in Saginaw, Michigan USA. Growing up in the family with five siblings, Draymond worked hard to be the best, as he always liked any kind of attention. Developing his professional career with the Golden State Warriors since 2012, Draymond has achieved great success and rich contracts – in 2019 he re-signed with the team for $100 million.

That winning feeling.

Posted by Draymond Green on Thursday, January 17, 2019

In 2016 his son, Draymond Jr. was born, and he even missed several games to stay with his then-girlfriend and his newborn child. However, Draymond is currently dating Hazel Renee, and they are preparing for their wedding. He often takes his son with him when they travel with Hazel, or just visit some events and celebrations. It is worth saying that Draymond thanked Jacob Pullen, Olive’s father, for letting him be a part of her life journey: ‘I thank God that he chose me to be apart of your life. What a blessing you are, and I thank Mami and Jake for making such a wonderful baby girl and allowing me to take part in helping raise you’, Draymond wrote on his Instagram account, congratulating Olive on her fifth birthday.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • Hazel enjoys travelling very much; her favorite vehicle is a yacht.
  • Her favorite singer is Beyonce, and she considers her to be her main role-model.
  • She also enjoys spending her spare time in the gym, sharing a lot of photos and videos on her Instagram account from her work outs.
  • Her favorite fashion designer is Louis Vuitton.
  • Hazel’s favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence, and favorite actor Robert Downey Jr.

Appearance, clothing style

Hazel has long dark brown hair she likes to braid into thin and thick braids; she has dark brown eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (54kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-24-36.

Hazel insists she has never undergone any plastic surgery, though she shared that she likes chemical peeling procedures being performed on her face, as she has a lot of capillaries near her nose. As to her clothing style, she likes tight dresses and jeans, while she also likes dressing up in similar outfits with her daughter. She also enjoys wearing military patterns on her trousers. Hazel has a small tattoo on the upper part of her left thigh.

Net worth and salary

As of 2019, Hazel is reported to have a net worth of $520,000. As for her husband-to-be, Draymond Green, his net worth is estimated to be over $20 million, likely to rise as his annual salary is now reported to be around $16.4 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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