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Full NameVeronica Gutierrez
First NameVeronica
Last NameGutierrez
Father NameMelvin Booker
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
No Of Children3

Veronica Gutierrez is a Cosmetologist by profession. 

She is known best as the mother of American professional basketball player, Devin Booker, who is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.

Devin Booker, the youngest player scoring 60 over

Devin started playing basketball since his school days. 

His excellent performance during his high school days inspired him to enhance his skills on basketball and to have a career on it. 

After completing his school, he was offered various Universities, but he chooses to be with the University of Kentucky and played there for some years. 

In 2015 he was offered by the 'Phoenix Suns' as their 13th overall Pick. 

After completing the 2015-2016 season there, he competed in the' Rookie of the Year' award. 

Later, he was honored to include the 'National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Rookie First Team.' 

In March 2017, he became the first youngest player scoring 60 over in a single 'NBA' game. 

His outstanding performance led him to grasp the position of one of the key players in the squad and youngest NBA history with consecutive 50 point game.

Stay with Melvin without getting married 

Veronica first meets Devin's father, Melvin Booker, a basketball player, at the Continental Basketball Association's Grand Hoops

At that time, Melvin was playing for Grand Rapids Mackers in the 1995-1996 season. After their first meeting, the couple started seeing each other and fell in love. 

Later, the couple became closer, and on October 30, 1996, the couple has their first baby, Devin

At that time, Veronica was staying with Melvin and they were not married. 

Veronica Gutierrez with her son, Devin Booker (middle), and ex-partner, Melvin Booker (right).
Veronica Gutierrez with her son, Devin Booker (middle), and ex-partner, Melvin Booker (right). Source: Gossip Gist

Veronica's partner Melvin was also a stunning volleyball player and has played for three teams in the NBA

But he was never recognized as the star of basketball; instead, he was known as an international player who spent most of his playing days abroad, especially in Europe and Asia

He has played for teams such as Sony Milano, Scavolina Pesaro, and Khimki

Although not a star, he knows the incredible insight about the game that will help a player to have a successful carrier.

Husband is the trainer of Devin

After taking retirement in 2008, Veronica's husband was passing insight of volleyball games to a son, Devin

After realizing their son's unique talent and gift as a basketball player, her husband tried to convince her to let Devin stay with him in Mississippi

She agreed, and Melvin became an assistant basketball coach at Devin's school and University. 

He taught Devin about every essentials thing related to games to become a great and better professional player. 

He not only taught about the game rules but also the work ethic and discipline, which contribute a lot to become a successful player. Melvin's work paid off. 

Devin played exceptionally and endowed with Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year for 2013 and became the second player to win the Sun Herald Player of the year award.

A wedding that never happened

Unfortunately, the beautiful relationship of Veronica and Melvin did not last for long. 

The couple got separated and started living separately even before the couple exchanged their vows. 

Although their wedding never happened, they decided to raise their child, Devin as a co-parent. The couple remained in good terms even after their separation. 

He mostly takes care of him while Melvin was out of the country for playing. 

Devin only visited his father during his summer break in Moss Point, Mississippi, where remarkable numbers of the population were black.

Net worth

The net worth of Melvin along with one of the younger player of NBA, Shai Gilgeous Alexander, is as follows:

Net worth- Melvin$ 2 Million
Net worth- Shai Gilgeous Alexander $(1-5) Million

As both are rising player and has already signed a contract with NBA its likely that their net worth will increase in coming days.

Veronica Gutierrez's daughter, and son, Devin Booker.
Veronica Gutierrez's daughter, and son, Devin Booker. Source:

Another son from a previous relationship

Veronica has two other children except for Melvin from her previous relationship. 

Her son, Davon Wade, is a graduate of Western Michigan University. There is not much information regarding him, except he is real state entrepreneurship. 

Her next kid is daughter, Mya Powell, who is suffering from Microdeletion Syndrome

Veronica Gutierrez's sons, Devin Booker and Davon Wade.
Veronica Gutierrez's sons, Devin Booker and Davon Wade. Source:

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