Born and raised in Oakland, California, she first met Barnes when the two were in the eighth grade.  They started dating again in 2006 during the time when Barnes played for the Golden State Warriors.  The two went on to have twins together named Carter and Isaiah. They married in Santa Barbara, California, and split up after three years in 2015. 
She had a cookbook published called A Mixed Girl's Favorite Recipes. 
Her hometown is Oakland, California. She has a sister named Laura who previously dated Gilbert Arenas.