Where Is Suzie Ketcham Now? What To Know About The Basketball Wives Star

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Suzie Ketcham – born February 20, 1978, is 46 years old.

Suzie Ketcham captured many hearts and became a beloved cast member of Basketball Wives which makes it surprising that she would fizzle out of the spotlight that easily. She, alongside Evelyn Lozada and a few others, is an original cast member of the VH1 series which chronicles the lives of either the wife, ex-wife, or girlfriend of an NBA superstar. In Suzie’s case, she was in a long-term relationship with an NBA star.

Her relationship with former NBA center Michael Olowokandi put her on the show and under the spotlight. Overall, she is the social butterfly and party animal among the other Basketball Wives cast members and since her break from the show, viewers have been wondering where she is and what she has been up to.

Profile summary of Suzie Ketcham
  • Name: Suzie Ketcham
  • Date of birth: February 20, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Place of birth: Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Nationality: American-Chinese
  • Education: Pepperdine University
  • Parents: NA
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Occupation: TV star, real estate agent
  • Years active: NA
  • Net worth: $2 million

What is Suzie Ketcham doing these days?

She is probably everywhere, from Hong Kong to New Jersey and Los Angeles, Suzie has lived in many places but she is currently putting up in Miami where she stays with her kids. The American reality TV actress is mostly focused on raising her children which is part of the reason you have not been seeing her on the show.

According to the executive producer of Basketball Wives Shaunie O’Neal, efforts have been made to get Suzie back on the show to no avail. Her inability to come back is chiefly because of her children. They are in Miami where they go to school and have a stable life and she can’t exactly leave them for about three months to go film Basketball Wives in Los Angeles.

For now, Suzie Ketcham is building a career in the real estate sector and we are certain she is doing great as she exhibited great skills while on the Basketball Wives show. She is also involved in numerous charity works, giving back to society in any possible way she can.

Aside from Basketball Wives, she also appeared on Big Morning Buzz Live in 2011 but she has not made any move to go back to her TV career since she quit. Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2020.

Will Suzie be back on VH1’s Basketball Wives?

While her stint on the TV series lasted, Suzie was a fan favorite as she left a lot of memories for viewers. Nonetheless, she left the show to focus on other aspects of her life. Her kids needed her since she split from their father, thus, she had to be there for them and a reality TV show would have been a big distraction.

Regarding a possible comeback, Suzie might not be appearing on the show anytime soon. As aforementioned, she was given the offer to return but her commitment to her kids and distance have made it impossible for now. We are, however, not ruling out the whole idea of a comeback. Since the show producers have already reached out to her for a comeback, it might still be on the table a few years or months from now.

She was arrested during a reunion of the stars of VH1’s Basketball Wives in 2010

A gathering that was expected to be filled with fun memories from friends and costars who haven’t seen each other in a while turned chaotic when an unexpected guest joined the show.

Suzie got really pissed when she learned that Sandra, a basketball groupie would be part of the reunion and she lost it. After storming off, Suzie returned with a bucket full of water which she emptied on Sandra. In an attempt to escape whatever would come next, Sandra tried to run but the water caused her to slip, and she fell and injured herself.

Paramedics came to the rescue and treated her while Suzie was arrested for what she did. Sandra also made it clear that she would be pressing charges for the way she was treated. She (Sandra) is one of the popular basketball groupies who make it their duty to flock around NBA players during their playing seasons which they often spend away from their families. Their main aim is to tempt the men into having an affair with them.

Details of her relationship with Michael Olowokandi

Suzie Ketcham

Suzie Ketcham and Michael Olowokandi

It was during her days as a student at Pepperdine University that Suzie met the NBA player. Olowokandi, a Nigerian by origin, attended the University of the Pacific where he played for the Pacific Tigers. He later joined the NBA as the first pick in 1998 when the Los Angeles Clippers recruited him to play for the team.

It is not known when exactly Suzie and Michael started dating or whether they actually got married but they were an item for ten years before they went their separate ways. Suzie became pregnant with their first child while she was a senior in college. Another child expanded their circle soon afterward, but all these couldn’t sustain the relationship.

The real reason Suzie Ketcham and Michael Olowkandi split

Officially, no reason was given by the former couple following their split but we have a few guesses. Actually, it might just be that Suzie couldn’t control her jealousy towards other women flocking around the NBA star.

In December 2001, it emerged that Suzie attacked Michael over a woman who accompanied him on his way back from a trip with the Clippers. She took it out on him physically, throwing things at him. She went further to get him arrested after saying he was the one who attacked her. Suzie later apologized and dropped the case but the two couldn’t continue for long. Ten years into their relationship, in 2009, they called it quits and have not gotten back together since then. Suzie got custody of the kids and they reside in Miami.

Is Suzie Ketcham dating anyone?

Since she left Basketball Wives, Suzie Ketcham has been living her life off the spotlight with no trace of a man in it. If she is currently in a relationship, it has not been made public which makes it safe to say she is single until she proves otherwise.

Her social media accounts which would have helped in giving out tidbits about her personal life lack frequent activity. She keeps her Instagram posts private and her tweets on Twitter give nothing away. For the most part, her previous relationship with Michael Olowokandi is her major claim to fame and the only known affair she has had in her adult life.

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She is half Caucasian and half Chinese

Though the American reality television personality is best known for her work on the VH1 series Basketball Wives and her relationship with former NBA center Michael Olowokandi, she has a past worthy of note. She was born on February 20, 1978, in Summit, New Jersey, the United States of America.

Suzie’s unique looks can be traced to her mixed racial background as she was born to a Caucasian American father and a Chinese mother. Her early days were spent on the East Coast, Hong Kong, and the United States. Her parents ended their marriage when she was just four which prompted her to move to Los Angeles where she grew up with her brother.

There is nothing known about Suzie’s parents – their names and what they do for a living but it is assumed that they trained her up to the college level. She attended Pepperdine University.

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