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Dawn Staley is a lesbian. Everything You Need to Know About Her Partner, Parents, and Relationship Status

Dawn Staley is a lesbian. Everything You Need to Know About Her Partner, Parents, and Relationship Status

Dawn Staley is the essence of female empowerment, with her trailblazing achievements to boast of in her fearless basketball career. However, the same cannot be said for her personal life, particularly her relationship status and attitude toward marriage.

The American basketball coach has always kept her personal life private, never mentioning her lovers or allowing fans to speculate about her sexuality.

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Lesbians, Dawn Staley and Lisa Boyer?

While Staley has never stated her relationship status or who her boyfriend is, she has allowed her followers to speculate about her sexuality and relationship.

Many of her fans believe she is a lesbian because of her outspokenness. And the rumors have been around for quite some time. “I think Dawn Staley is queer,” a Twitterati named Zaria commented in 2014.

Another Twitter user assumed she was lesbian in March 2021, yet she clarified that she didn’t know her true sexuality. “Dawn Staley a different type of elderly fine.. gay self.. ion even know if she homosexual, but she looks like it,” she wrote on Twitter.

Lesbian assumptions appeared out of nowhere, which is interesting. Lisa Boyer, South Carolina’s assistant basketball coach, has long been tied to Staley.

In a now-deleted post, the three-time Olympic gold medallist added fuel to the dating rumors by referring to herself and Boyer as a married couple. She even praised Boyer for putting his career on hold to support her ambitions.

There is no other proof that Staley is married to Lisa Boyer outside the tweet. They haven’t confirmed their connection or addressed each other as partners.

Death of Her Parents

Staley was born on May 4, 1970, to parents Clarence and Estelle Staley.

Her parents married and moved to South Carolina from North Philadelphia in the 1950s when she was a teenager. Lawrence Staley, Anthony Staley, Eric Staley, Tracey Staley Underwood, and Dawn Staley are their five children, three boys, and two girls.

Staley, the youngest of her siblings, tragically lost her father in 2006 due to sickness. Her mother, who encouraged her to focus on her schooling while playing basketball, had Alzheimer’s at the time.

Staley relocated to South Carolina to care for her mother. Her mother died in August 2017 at the age of 74, after thriving for years.

Requested Assistance for Sister’s Cancer

Staley requested well wishes from her followers for her sister’s early recovery from leukemia, which she expects to happen in May 2020.

Tracey Staley Underwood, the head coach of the University of South Carolina, announced on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with leukemia, a kind of blood cancer. She then begged that her followers send Tracey cards and letters to cheer her up.

Her sister healed following the plea, thanks to five chemotherapies and a bone marrow transplant in August 2020. Lawrence, their brother, was a perfect 10/10 match for the stem cell donation.

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