Basketball-Volleyball romantic relationships work, just ask Delly

Paul Lintag on Jul 22, 2017 07:41 AM
Basketball-Volleyball relationships work, just ask Delly
Matthew Dellavedova and his new wife Anna, played varsity basketball and volleyball respectively at St. Mary's College in California.

Listen up people, love stories between a basketball player and a volleyball player are for real.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova and his new wife Anna are living proof of it.

And the story of how they met and got together is just adorable.

Both Delly and Anna went to St. Mary's College in California, and with the both of them being athletes, they sorta knew each other already as the basketball team and the volleyball team shared the same court.

"Anna played volleyball at St. Mary's and I played basketball and we shared the court. So I knew her through a few mutual friends and then from them always trying to kick us off the court when they had practice," Delly told ABS-CBN Sports Friday, recounting the story of how he first met his wife in school.

While they were already acquainted, it wasn't until their junior year in college when they really started to hit it off.

Both Delly and Anna shared one particular class and it was the true start of a relationship that would soon lead to marriage.

"I knew him but we didn't know each other very well until our third year when we had a class together. At St. Mary's you're required to take two religion courses, one they choose for you and the other you have freedom. We ended up being in the same class and that's when we really became friends," Anna said, talking about the one shared class that allowed her and Delly to start to get really close.

The relationship grew when Delly and the rest of the St. Mary's team went to the NCAA tournament.

With class still going on, Delly, being a student-athlete, needed to pass his subjects of course. Anna helped him out with some of the lessons.

"It was the year they went to the NCAA tournament and he was really busy, kept travelling back-and-forth. So I was kinda helping him and his teammate with their studying and helping them pass so it was good," Anna said.

After finishing school, Delly said they finally started dating and after four years of being together, finally decided to tie the knot.

"From there, our friendship grew and by the end of the senior year we started dating. Four years later, we're happily married... for three weeks," he said.

The newlyweds are in town for Peak as Delly promotes his first signature shoe with the brand and Anna says that being together with a basketball player is pretty amazing.

Pretty amazing even though it's not exactly normal. But she doesn't mind it one bit.

"It's good, it's exciting, and it's fun. It's definitely not normal, I got over our life being normal a long time ago but it's really fun and I wouldn't change it for anything," she said.

"At the end of the day, Delly is just Delly. We did normal things, we eat breakfast together and we watch TV. We like to watch Netflix and probably watch too much of that sometimes. It's fun but it's also just two people who love each other and hang out," Anna added.



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