Who is Malaysia Pargo?

Malaysia Pargo is an American reality TV personality and businesswoman, but who is perhaps best known to the world as the ex-wife of the National Basketball Association (NBA) player and now coach Jannero Pargo. The two were married from 2006 until 2014 and have three children together. Since their divorce, Malaysia has become one of the most prominent reality TV stars.

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Untold Truth of Malaysia Pargo- Real Name, Age, Childhood, and Education

Although you know her as Malaysia, her birth name is Laquisha Gilbert, and she was born on the 12th August 1980, in Compton, California USA.

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She hasn’t shared much from her past, including the names of her parents and her educational background, but it is known that she had a brother, who tragically died in a shootout with the police on New Year’s Eve 2013; he was 20 years old.


Malaysia and Jannero met at a party when she was just 22 years old and he 23. From the very moment the couple started a romantic relationship, and as his career as a professional basketball player developed, Malaysia was also becoming more popular. Before she got into reality TV, Malaysia launched her jewelry line, Three Beats Jewelry.

The same year she was noticed by casting producers, and was invited as one of the participants for the show “Basketball Wives LA”. This show made her a star almost immediately, mostly because of her down-to-earth personality, despite all the glitz and glamour she was experiencing. In 2014 she divorced from Jannero, but her fame remained. In 2017, she was cast in the show “Basketball Wives”, and in two years appeared in over 40 episodes of the popular reality series. Most recently, Malaysia has joined the cast of another reality series, this time “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, as she is in a relationship with a rapper. Also, to speak of her most recent endeavors, Malaysia has launched her own bedding line, teaming up the furniture and upholstery company, Hedgecock Creed.

Malaysia Pargo Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Malaysia Pargo has become a reality star in the last few years, and has continued to build on her success. Fame and glory have added to her wealth, and according to sources, Malaysia Pargo’s net worth is estimated at $3.5 million, as of early 2020.

Malaysia Pargo stands at 5ft7ins (1.68m) tall, while she weighs approximately 145lbs ~ 66kgs, and her vital statistics are 36-26-38, bra size 34D. Malaysia has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Malaysia Pargo Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, Children

Malaysia was married to Jannero from 2006 until 2014 when they separated; the divorce was made official two years later, after several court hearings. In the end, Malaysia got the better deal – she kept the family car, a Mercedes G550, and is also entitled to 50% of Jannero’s NBA pension plan, and other two accounts that Malaysia and Jannero held together. Nevertheless, while they were married, the couple welcomed three children.

Following the divorce, Malaysia was single for a while but then started a romance with the rapper O.T. Onasis, who is best known for his platinum single “CoCo”. Unfortunately, the couple isn’t together anymore, and Malaysia is now single and focused on her career.

Malaysia is an Instagram sensation with over 2.7 million fans on her official Instagram page.

Malaysia Pargo’s Ex-Husband, Jannero Pargo

Jannero Pargo was born on the 22nd October 1979, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He started playing basketball at an early age, and started displaying his basketball skills when he attended Paul Robeson High School. Following his matriculation, Jannero enrolled at the Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas, but transferred to the University of Arkansas, where he continued to play basketball.

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NBA Career

Jannero wasn’t selected in the 2002 NBA Draft, however, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers that year. In his rookie season, in 34 games and only 10 minutes per game, he managed to average just 2.5 points and 1.1 assists per game. The following year was even worse, as after 13 games he was traded to the Toronto Raptors. He didn’t stay there for too long, as his next team was the Chicago Bulls in the same season. That year, Jannero played in 13 games for the Bulls and had his best season in the NBA, with 13.5 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game. He played for the Bulls until 2005-2006, without any major influence on the game, and eventually signed with the New Orleans Hornets.

He played in all 82 games with seven starts, and helped his team to the play-offs the next season with another 80 games season. He was very good in the play-offs, averaging 10.2 points, 2.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. However, this wasn’t enough for New Orleans to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the semi-final.


He returned to the Bulls in 2009, but from then his playing career went south, and he changed three teams in the NBA, playing for the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets between 2010 and 2015 before ultimately retiring. By playing for the Charlotte Hornets he became the first modern-day player to play for both the New Orleans Hornets and Charlotte Hornets franchises.

He spent a year playing for the Oklahoma City Blue from the NBA G League, from February 2016 to February 2017.

A Year in Europe, and Coaching

After the end of the 2007-2008 season in the NBA, Jannero signed a contract with the European team Dynamo Moscow, which competed in the Russian League, before the club was dissolved due to financial problems. His contract was worth $3.8 million over one year, which added a nice amount to his wealth. However, without any major success on the court, Jannero bought out his contract, and instead signed with the Greek champion, Olympiacos, but after five months he was released by the team.

Starting in September 2017, Jannero assumed the position of an assistant coach for the Windy City Bulls, which compete in the NBA G League. This lasted for two years before he was recruited by the Portland Trailblazers as their assistant coach.

Relationship Status and Net Worth

Following his split from Malaysia, Jannero has rarely talked about his personal aspirations and has been focused more on his career. According to reports, he is single, and in addition to his career, he is also focused on his children.

His career as a player and now coach have earned him a decent amount of money, and his wealth is estimated at over $4.5 million, as of early 2020.

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