OppaSportsBet has done many WAG features and galleries across the NBA, NFL, and both American and European football leagues. We’ve got Ashley Nicole Wheeler and Marissa Powell with the NFL; Hunter Mar and Kawahine Andrade with the NBA; Kealia Ohai and Alex Morgan – both WAGs and pro soccer players themselves; Anna Lewandowska and Scarlett Gartmann with the Bundesliga; and not to mention a collection of WAGs from several football teams like FC Porto, FC Barcelona, and Borussia Dortmund! Yes, OppaSportsBet truly is the best place for all the best information – and pictures – of WAGs from around the sports world.
In this WAG feature, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of featuring a woman who’s a current WAG of a specific league and/or team, we’re featuring one who used to be a WAG across them all: the NBA, NFL and the Premier League. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Jena Frumes.
Who is Jena Frumes?
Jena Frumes is, in a nutshell, blonde-haired, green-eyed, bombshell and yes, both these traits are natural. She’s an American model and social media star with 3.6 million Instagram followers, 142.3 thousand Twitter followers, and 39.2 thousand subscribers on YouTube. She’s most active on Instagram (obviously), but her YouTube channel does provide a tiny sneak peek into her personal life, travels, and daily routines.
Jena was born on September 21, 1993, making her 25-years-old at the time of writing. Her hometown is Union Beach, New Jersey, but she currently lives in Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting and modelling. If it isn’t obvious enough when looking at her, she’s ethnically mixed – her mother is white; her father is black. However, The Fact Ninja reports that she grew up in foster care and thus isn’t close with her family, though she does have two biological sisters on her mother’s side.
Before deciding to pursue modelling full time, she attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina on a full-ride scholarship to study Criminology and English. However, she dropped out in her junior year to work full-time instead.
Jena Frumes’ Career
Jena had already been gaining popularity when she made her first TV appearance on Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out in 2016. After her stint on the show, however, her fame skyrocketed. In the same year, she landed the lead in an independent short film titled Mango & Guava, which was made an official selection in the Summer 2016 Martha’s Vineyard AA Film Festival. You can check out the production, and the official short film, here.
She has also bagged a few other acting roles, such as She Ball and Meet the Blacks 2 as well as roles in music videos, but it’s been reported that her main goal is to focus on action films. When she’s not acting, her full-time gig is professional modelling. With a face and body like Jena’s, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that she’s seen relatively more success in this field.
She’s currently taking a stab at being an entrepreneur as well, with her own beachwear brand and a cosmetics line soon to be released!
The Romantic Track Record of Jena Frumes
Jena Frumes really does seem to have a thing for athletes, with the exception of one former beau. Now, let’s get to the low-down of who she’s dated.
Where and how Nick and Jena met are a complete mystery, but you could say it was thanks to Nick that she really got thrown into the limelight. When Jena appeared on Wild ‘N Out in September 2016, she and Nick had already been dating for about 9 months (since January that year). Their relationship lasted about 15 months and ended in March 2017.
A few months after her relationship with Nick, rumors flew about Jena’s first step into the world of athlete WAGs. She was first linked with Antonio Brown, the NFL wide receiver then playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This particular love story was the most short-lived but definitely the most interesting. Live Ramp Up tells us that Brown was already in a relationship when he and Jena began their relationship and in fact, his then-girlfriend Chelsie was pregnant with their third child. He left Chelsie to begin the whirlwind romance with Jena, but went back to his family after a short month.
Jena did not react well to the breakup. You can’t blame her for getting pissed off but then again, she was the side chick. Regardless, Jena took to Instagram to vent her bitterness about the breakup – even going so far as to post Brown’s phone number publicly and ask her fans to contact him and ask for her things back! Pretty insane.
Next on Jena’s dating list is Matt Barnes, who was then playing his last season in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. Matt and Jena’s relationship was rumored to have begun in July 2017 but really didn’t last long. The timeline of Jena and Matt’s relationship is a little fuzzy, as some sites claim they were together until November that year while others say that by this time, she was already dating the next athlete on our list.
Finally, Jena’s latest athlete fling was someone a lot closer to her age: 26-year-old midfielder for Manchester United, Jesse Lingard. Live Ramp Up states that Jena and Jessie may have met when Manchester United was on tour in the US during the 2017-2018 season, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.
What we do know is that Jena flew out to the Old Trafford Stadium in September to watch her first ever football game and support her beau. She was open about their relationship – much more than Jesse was. She was posting pictures of herself in Jesse’s jersey and celebrating his birthday with him in Manchester.
Sadly, though the pair seemed very loved up, the relationship was short. A few months into 2018, Jena announced on Twitter that they had broken up, claiming “the timing [was] just off”.
It’s been more than a year since Jena Frumes has been in a relationship, but maybe that’s a good thing? She’s been able to work on her entrepreneurial ventures and her career, which really seems to have skyrocketed. Not to worry though – we’ll be updating this as soon as more news about Jena’s dating life hits the airwaves!
In the meantime, here’s a Jena Frumes gallery to remind us all why she’s one of those rare women who’s an ex-NFL, NBA, and Premier League WAG!