An accomplished lady in her own right and a supportive wife; these two statements do not begin to sum up the personality of Julie Pierce. More popularly known as the wife of former NBA player, Paul Pierce, she has a lot of balls up in the air at once. Not only is she a businesswoman, but she is also a designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The mother of three is undoubtedly a go-getter and here are some juicy facts about her.
Who Is Julie Pierce?
Julie Patricia Landrum was born on February 24, 1983, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Julie was born into the family of Terry and Teresa Landrum and also has an older sister called Melissa. While her mother is caucasian, her father is of African American descent.
The truth of the matter is that there is not a whole lot of information out there about her childhood and upbringing. She is more widely known for being married to former NBA player, Paul Pierce. The couple is still going strong and they have three kids together. Nevertheless, here is what could be gleaned about her.
Julie attended Parkway Central High School which is still in Missouri, then went on to bag a two-year degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Soon after, she proceeded to pursue a degree in Furniture Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. To crown it all up, she went on to get an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007.
Everything You Need To Know About Julie Pierce
She Dated An NBA Player Before her Husband
Many may not know this, but Paul Pierce did not pop her NBA player cherry. Prior to dating the star, Julie Pierce was already involved with a basketball player. She was dating Larry Hughes, who is a former Cleveland Cavaliers player. That relationship went down the drain when she discovered he was a married man. Due to that debacle, Julie Pierce was already introduced to the world of the NBA. It was then that she went on to meet her current husband, Paul Pierce, and theirs was a whirlwind romance.
She Dated Her Husband Since 2005
Paul actually gave the scoop on this topic, apparently, the couple had been dating since 2005. He divulged the information back in 2008 while in a Q&A session with Boston.com. He went on to say that they met shortly after the NBA’s 2005 All-Star Weekend, at the time he was playing for the Boston Celtics. They shared an instant connection and became friends quite fast. The friendship progressed quite rapidly and before they knew it, they were living together. According to Paul, the two clicked and bonded instantly.
In July 2010, they made it official and exchanged vows in front of friends and family at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. They have three children together – Prianna Lee Pierce, Adrian Tanya Pierce, and Prince Paul Pierce.
She Is An Accomplished Business Woman
The fact that her husband brings in more money has not put a dampener on her ambition. Julie Pierce is nothing less than an accomplished businesswoman and entrepreneur. She is the founder of a Melrose Avenue interior design firm and furniture line as well as a plush Home in Boston, Massachusett.
With her high-end, all-around transitional style, it is no surprise that she caters to A-listers and high-profile clients. Some of the celebrities she has worked with are Mark Wahlberg, Neve Campbell, Leonardo DiCaprio, and James Franco. In addition to this, she has decorated a number of private homes spanning across America and Europe. The excellence and class seen in her work has earned her numerous accolades and had her featured in publications such as Elle Decor.
She Is A Philanthropist
Alongside her husband, Julie Pierce believes in giving back to the community and as such, she has founded and supported a number of charities. She founded a program known as Children of Our Future Inc. in New England. To show her support for the troops, she hosted the “Welcome Home” Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Boston among others. Additionally, she served as co-sponsor for the 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Expo in Boston. There is no doubt that she is a valued member of her community.