21 Facts to Know about Veronica Gutierrez, Devin Booker’s Mother!

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Veronica Gutierrez is the mother of NBA star Devin Booker. Source: Instagram (Left), Imgur (Right)

Veronica Gutierrez is the mother of NBA Phoenix Suns basketball player, Devin Booker.

Gutierrez is also known for being the ex-girlfriend of the former basketball player, Melvin Booker.

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Top 21 Facts about Veronica Gutierrez

  1. Veronica Gutierrez is thought to have been born in Puerto Rico.
  2. She was born to her Mexican dad, Jesus Gutierrez.
  1. Her dad, Jesus, also known as, Jesse, was from Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  2. He grew up in a large family of 15 siblings.
  3. Jesse passed away in 2017.

He was just a really caring guy. He always helped my mom out when she was in need, which was really important for me. She just always talked about his character and how loving he was, and just how he was the backbone of the family.

Devin Booker talks about his maternal grandfather.
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Relationship with Melvin Booker

  1. Veronica Gutierrez and Melvin Booker first met in 1995 when the latter was playing for the Grand Rapids Mackers in the 1995-1996 Continental Basketball Association (CBA) season.
  2. They started dating soon after but never got married.
  3. Veronica and Melvin didn’t tie the knot because of the latter’s professional career. (Melvin had to often jump from one city to another due to his basketball journey. )

One Child with Melvin

  1. Veronica Gutierrez had one child with her former partner, Melvin Booker.
  2. Melvin’s only child and Veronica’s second child, Devin Booker, was born on October 30, 1996, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  3. Devin had to split time between their parents though he predominantly lived with his mother.
  4. In an interview in 2016, Melvin credited Veronica for raising his only kid.

She made it happen. I owe her all the credit for allowing that to happen. Ever since [Devin] was 8 months old, he was coming with me in the summertime. It was special. I was trying to make up for the times I missed when I was gone.

  1. Booker joined Grandville High School in Michigan but, left the school for Moss Point High School in Mississippi during his sophomore year after his dad persuaded him in line with his hoop dream.

Letting Devin leave Michigan was by far the hardest decision of my life. I still have mixed feelings about it. Division I colleges were already pursuing him. Since Melvin was playing basketball overseas most of his life, the one-on-one that he got with his father was good for him.

Veronica on letting her son move to Mississippi
  1. Devin later graduated from the University of Kentucky.

Devin Booker

  • Veronica’s second child, Devin Booker is a well-known NBA player who plays as the Small Forward and Shooting Guard for Phoenix Suns.
  • The 6’5″ tall athlete was first drafted in 2015.
  • Within four years, he became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games.
  • On March 24, 2017, he became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a single game.
  • Recently, on July 7, 2022, Booker signed a four-year $224 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns.
  • Besides his NBA career, Devin is also the CEO of Book Projects and the co-owner of a coconut-water sports drink, COCO5.
  • He also has investments in startups like Buzzer, GoPuff, and Overtime.
  • In 2021, he was listed as one of the highest earning athletes in the world with an estimated net worth of $26.6 million.
  • The 25-year-old is also listed as one of the highest earning athletes in 2022 with around $39.9 million fortune.
  • His salary accounts for $31.9 million while the remaining $8 million comes from his endorsement deals.

Veronica Gutierrez and Devin Booker

  1. Devin credits his mother, Veronica for his success as an athlete.

For a mother to just let her son move with a father I didn’t spend much time with.. She raised me most of my life. It takes a powerful woman to do that. We all had an understanding that it would be the best decision for me reaching my dreams. For her to allow it to happen is unbelievable.

  1. Veronica also feels the same way about her son. She is quite proud of him.

It’s hard to put into words how proud I am, it really is. Most of the time with breaking records and such, he leaves me speechless. This sounds so cliche, but it really hasn’t set in with me. It’s very surreal. At the end of the day, he’s my thoughtful, caring, giving, lovable, funny, charming son. 

Devin Gifted a Mercedes to His Mom

  1. Devin Booker gifted his mother, Veronica Gutierrez, a Mercedes-Benz G 550 on the occasion of her birthday.
  2. The story was shared on his Instagram story on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Two Other Kids

  1. Besides Devin Booker, Veronica Gutierrez is a mother to two other kids.

Davon Wade

  • Davon is Veronica’s first child.
  • He was born on February 17, 1993.
  • We don’t have any information about his dad.
  • Wade graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
  • He currently works as a real estate agent for Linehan Real Estate.

Mya Powell

  • Mya Renee Powell is the youngest child of Veronica.
  • She was born in 2000.
  • Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about her dad.
  • The 21-year-old is suffering from microdeletion syndrome, AKA DiGeorge Syndrome.
  • Mya is quite close to her half-brother, Devin Booker.
  • It was because of Mya that Devin chose to become a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.

I’ve celebrated the accomplishments and witnessed the challenges my sister Mya has experienced as a person with intellectual disabilities. She motivates me every day, and I’m humbled to be part of Special Olympics, a global organization with a mission to help spread awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

Devin on being a Special Olympics Global Ambassador!

What’s Her Profession?

  1. Veronica Gutierrez is in the beauty profession.
  2. The Mexican American used to work as a cosmetologist, but she supposedly left her job to take care of her children.
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