Jose Barea is a talented NBA player of Puerto Rican origin, who currently represents the Dallas Mavericks. He won the NBA championships in 2011 as well as earned some individual trophies like CAA Player of the Year, FIBA Basketball World Cup Top Scorer and J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
Date of Birth: June 26, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Having played basketball since childhood, Jose Barea started to play professionally in 2006 after joining the Dallas Mavericks. From 2011 to 2014, he represented the Minnesota Timberwolves, but later returned to his first team. Apart from playing, Barea also trains the Indios de Mayaguez, a team from the Puerto Rican basketball league. Internationally, he represents Puerto Rico and is the winner of 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games plus 2008 and 2010 Centrobasket, a silver medalist of 2007 Pan American Games and 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, a bronze medalist of 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
Now, it’s time to discover more about Jose Barea’s family and see who surrounds him.
Jose Barea father
Jaime Barea (father)
Date of Birth: October 13, 1961
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Jaime is an engineer. He is very proud that Jose reached such a success by his hard work. Jaime also shares that his son is a lion on the court but a little cat outside it.
Jose Barea mother
Marta Mora (mother)
Date of Birth: September 2, 1955
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Marta is already a pensioner, but she worked as a professor as well as a volleyball and tennis coach.
Jose Barea siblings
Jaime Javier Barea (brother born to same parents)
Date of Birth: April 27, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Jaime is older than the NBA star. He is a clinical and biochemical geneticist in San Diego. Talking about their childhood Jaime revealed that if a ball caught his eye, his younger brother always picked it up and played basketball. He is married and has 4 kids.
Jason J. Barea (brother born to same parents)
We failed to discover Jason’s exact birth date, but he is older than his famed brother. He works as an engineer. A curious fact: all Barea brothers have J.J. initials.
Jose Barea ex-girlfriend
Zuleyka Rivera (ex-girlfriend)
Duration of Relationships: 2010-2013
Date of Birth: October 3, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Zuleyka is Miss Universe 2006. Currently, she is a model, actress and TV presenter. Rivera also starred in Despacito music video by Luis Fonsi. Her relationship with the Mavericks player started in 2010 and in 2012, they welcomed a baby boy, named Sebastian. However, they separated in April 2013. Barea told that they remained in a healthy communication for the sake of their son.
Jose Barea wife
Viviana Ortiz (wife)
Duration of Marriage: since 2016 till present
Date of Birth: September 12, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Viviana deals with acting and modeling. In 2011, she won Miss Universe Puerto Rico title. Ortiz and the athlete got romantically involved in the middle of 2013. They tied knots on August 20, 2016, several months after the birth of their daughter.
Jose Barea children
Sebastian Jose Barea Rivera (son with Zuleyka Rivera)
Date of Birth: February 17, 2012
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Sebastian is the athlete’s firstborn. Jose was present at his birth. Sebastian is fond of sports (including basketball, of course) and cars. Moreover, he already has his personal Instagram account.
Paulina Barea Ortiz (daughter with Viviana Ortiz)
Date of Birth: March 31, 2016
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Paulina is the first child of Jose and Viviana. She is beautiful and looks very much alike to her mom. The girl’s photos are often shared by her loving parents.
Name Unknown (child with Viviana Ortiz)
Date of Birth: expected in Autumn 2019
In January 2019, Viviana announced about her second pregnancy.