Who is Robyn Hayward?
Robyn Van Vliet was born on 8 April 1994, in Indiana, USA, and is a social media personality, but best known for being the wife of professional basketball player Gordon Hayward. Her husband plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Boston Celtics. She’s been known to be a strong presence in his life, as seen through social media.
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The Riches of Robyn Hayward
Robyn Hayward’s net worth remains undisclosed, nor is there any indication of her personal career – she no doubt benefits from the success of her husband, Gordon, who has a net worth estimated to be over $52 million, earned through high valued contracts he’s had in the NBA.
Life, Education, and Family
Robyn grew up in a family involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors.
They own a school in Guatemala which aims to teach various forms of art to both children and adults, offering education in carpentry, art, and baking. At a young age, the values of generosity and charity were instilled in her.
She also showed a strong athletic inclination at a young age, and it showed as she attended Bishop Chatard High School. The school is located in Indianapolis and is named after the first Bishop in the history of the city, Bishop Silas Chatard. During her time in the school, she joined the volleyball team, helped the team reach the state championship in 2012, and was considered among the top four players from her school.
After matriculating, she then took up a one year course on cosmetology.
She had already known Gordon from high school, as they are the same age, and the two remained friends though he was in another long term relationship which lasted for around five years. After that relationship ended, Gordon started dating Robyn, and the two became engaged after five months together.
Husband – Gordon Hayward
Gordon began his path to professional basketball at Brownsburg High School, where he played for the school’s basketball and tennis teams. He showed a lot more potential for tennis during this time, becoming an all-state singles player two times, until he experienced a growth spurt which saw him reach a height of 6’8” (2m). During his senior year, he helped his high school reach the state championship and made the game-winning basket. He was awarded numerous accolades afterward.
Despite his achievements, he went unranked on the website Rivals, but was still offered a scholarship by Butler University. The University of Michigan and the University of Purdue also showed interest, but it was too late as he had already committed. In Butler, he played with coach Brad Stevens who would become his future NBA coach as well. He helped the team during his freshman year as they achieved the regular season title leading to the championship game, where they lost against Cleveland State. They also competed at the NCAA 2009 Division I tournament where they lost in the first round.
During his second year, he was considered for numerous awards, as he starred for his team once more. He then expressed his intention to join the 2010 NBA Draft after the school year.
Gordon Hayward’s NBA Career
In 2010, Gordon was selected as the ninth overall pick in the draft by the Utah Jazz. He showed potential during his freshman year coming off the bench, which led him to join the starting lineup the following year. However, he reverted to the bench where he excelled and was in the running for Sixth Man of the Year.
After the departure of several veterans, he became one of the big offensive players of the team, reaching highs in numerous statistics, which led to a $63 million four-year offer to re-sign with the Jazz. He continued to reach career highs over the next few seasons and was able to help his team reach the playoffs several times.
In 2017, after his contract ended, he announced his intention to sign with the Boston Celtics for a value of $128 million over four years. In his first game of the regular season with the Celtics, he fractured his leg and dislocated his ankle leading him to miss the entire season and undergo two operations.
Many thought that he would not return to the court due to the severity of his injury but he returned the following year, and has since returned to form, matching his career highs in scoring.
Robyn married Gordon in 2014 at the St Simon the Apostle Church in their hometown. They have three children together and reside in Boston, Massachusetts.
— Robyn Hayward (@robynmhayward) October 9, 2017
In 2019, she attracted a bit of controversy when she was recorded during a live stream in which her husband was playing video games. In the live stream, her husband asked if he had enough time to play one more game to which she said no. She also made a joke about how pathetic her life is just watching Gordon play video games. A lot of viewers took offense at her words, and started criticizing her. She later responded to all the criticisms stating that people shouldn’t easily be offended by a joke. She also said that she restricted Gordon’s time, as he was preparing for a workout with the Celtics later in the day.