Lauren Holiday

American Retired Professional Soccer Player and Athlete

Lauren Holiday
Lauren Holiday-Former soccer player, athlete-source-YouTube

Lauren Holiday is a popular American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder and forwarder. She is well-known as a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.

Early life, Childhood, and Education

She was born on 30th September 1987, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, to her father George Cheney, and her mother, Rita Cheney.

She holds American nationality where she belongs to a Caucasian white ethnic background while and her horoscope is Libra.

Lauren Holiday grew up his whole childhood in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Additionally, she has two siblings whose names are Caitlin Cheney and Aaron Cheney.

At an early age, she was interested in sports.

As for education, Holiday attended her High School at Ben Devis High School from which she graduated. After that, she finished her high school career having scored 118 goals and served 67 assists.

Later on, she completed her graduation mid-year in 2006 to train full-time with the United States U-20 women’s national soccer team for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Career and Professional life

Talking about her professional career Lauren Holiday began her professional career as an athlete.

She started her professional career in 2009 when she started playing for Pali Blues in the women’s division. Previously, she used to play soccer for her school team. The holiday was selected by Boston Breakers as the second pick overall in the WPS draft in 2010.

Although, she played twenty-three matches, out of which she was giving her best shot with two goals in each game. Similarly, she only made ten appearances in the 2011 season.

Meanwhile, she became a member of  FC Kansas City in 2013.  She was nominated by NWSL  as the Player of the month and even the league’s MVP. Additionally, she performed well that season and she won the golden boot (as she scored more than twelve goals that season).

She started her international career in 2008. Lauren represented her nation the USA in Beijing Olympics, where she appeared in three games as a substitute.

At that time the USA won the gold medal, and Lauren became the second player with the most goals, seven goals in thirteen matches.

Likewise, Holiday also represented her team once again in the 2012 London Olympics, the USA grabbed the gold medal. She led her team to win FIFA Woman’s World Championship with her stellar goal.

Unfortunately, Lauren announced her retirement and marked the end of her stellar career in 2015.

Lauren Holiday | Salary and Net worth

Regarding her net worth and salary status, Lauren Holiday is very much successful in her professional career as an American former professional soccer player.

Likewise, she gained so much fame from her partner who is a famous American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Jrue Holiday.

After being the girlfriend of a successful athlete, we may conclude her net worth is $660K. Although, she earns her annual salary of $183,060 which is estimated to have earned as a soccer player.

Likewise, Jrue also became the highest-paid athlete globally after earning around $27 million in 2017 and 2018.

Meanwhile, her husband, Jrue Holiday has a net worth is around to be roughly $30 million and he is well-known as a professional basketball player.

Relationship Status| Married Life

Moving toward her love life, Lauren Holiday is a married woman.

Lauren Holiday married professional basketball player Jrue Holiday who is a popular professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday
Lauren Holiday with her family-source-The New York Times

Although, they first met and began dating in 2008 while they were both attending UCLA. Finally, Jrue and Lauren tied their knot on 7th July 2013. Lauren has decided to start a family with Jrue and retired from soccer in 2015.

Holiday | Diagnosed with a brain tumor

Meanwhile, it was announced that Holiday had previously been diagnosed with a brain tumor during her pregnancy on 4th September 2016. Likewise, her husband chose to take a leave of absence to care for her.

As the tumor was found on the right side of her brain in late June 2016.  Finally, Holiday gave birth to Jrue Tyler Holiday, a baby girl in September 2016, and the tumor was successfully removed in October.

After that, she gave birth to a son, Hendrix who was born in 2020.

Rumors and Controversy

In her rumors and controversy, Lauren Holiday is involved in rumors that she has recovered after surgery for a brain tumor.

Although, Lauren Holiday is doing pretty well these days after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.  While her husband Jrue Holiday, a point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, is returning to the NBA with his wife’s blessing.

But she revealed the good news in his return to Pelicans. Finally, Lauren Holiday needed people to help her after the surgery, but now she can take care of herself and the couple’s newborn daughter, Jrue Holiday told reporters.

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Body Measurement, Height & Weight

Discussing her body measurements, she is a gorgeous lady and has been maintaining a good physique with a slim body. She has a gorgeous pair of black eyes with brown hair.

She has been standing at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches while she weighs around 75 kg.

Moreover, the other information related to her body measurement, bra size, dress size as well as show size has not been revealed yet.

Social media Presence

Regarding her social media presence, she is only active on Instagram with the user name @laurenholiday12 and she has 231K followers on Instagram.

She has gained 234.4K followers on Twitter while she is not available on Facebook at the moment.

Lauren Holiday | FAQs

Who is Lauren Holiday?

Lauren Holiday is a famous American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder and forwarder.

What nationality is Lauren Holiday?

She belongs to the American nationality.

Is Lauren Holiday married?

Lauren Holiday married professional basketball player, Jrue Holiday.

Where is Lauren Holiday from?

Lauren Holiday is from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

How did Lauren Holiday and JRUE meet?

Although, Jrue met his wife Lauren Cheney at a UCLA women’s basketball game during his college season. 

How tall is Lauren Holiday?

Lauren Holiday stands 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Quick Facts about Lauren:

  • Full Name: Lauren Holiday
  • Birth Date: 30th September 1987
  • Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • Country: USA
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Jrue Holiday
  • Net Worth: $660K
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color:  Brown
  • Social Media: Instagram


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