Draya Michele Says The Criticism Of Her 17-Year Age Gap With Jalen Green Is "Weird"

Maybe you've heard of Draya Michele.

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She's an actor, reality star, and entrepreneur. She used to be on Basketball Wives. Now, she runs a swimwear line called Mint Swim.

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You might have also heard of Jalen Green.

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He's a basketball player for the Houston Rockets.

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The two have reportedly been together since at least August 2023, and in May, they had their first child.

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Draya Michele wearing a stylish, casual two-piece outfit with a cropped top and wide-leg pants at a public event. She accessorizes with bracelets and a handbag
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Closeup of Jalen Green

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Their daughter, whose name has not yet been shared, was born on Mother's Day. Draya also has two other children from previous relationships: sons Kniko, 21, and, Jru, 8.

Throughout their relationship, the two have constantly faced criticism over their age gap — Draya is 39, Jalen is 22 — which she just addressed for the first time.

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Person in a black jacket, white shorts, and sunglasses smiles at an event. The jacket has a
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Draya Michele wears a strapless, patterned dress and chain necklace at an event

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Draya told TMZ Sports, "I don't know what people's problem is. Two adults being in love? I don't know why that would rub people the wrong way."

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"It's kind of weird," she added. "Love is love at the end of the day."

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Draya also said she and Jalen tend to block out the negative things people say about them in general.

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"We try to stay off the internet and not really listen to that kind of stuff," she shared.

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"We also don't care," Jalen added.

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Welp!