Callie Rivers is an American-born former volleyball player, who’s widely known as the wife of the National Basketball Association (NBA) player Seth Curry, and daughter of the renowned former professional basketball player and coach of the NBA team, Philadelphia 76ers Doc Rivers, and his wife Kristen.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Callie Marie Rivers hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 17 September 1989, which makes her 34 years old as of early 2023. Callie was brought up in a well-settled sports family alongside her oldest brother, Jeremiah Jordan Rivers who’s played basketball for Maine Red Claws, Austin James Rivers who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Spencer Rivers, who has played for the University of California, Irvine.
Callie began playing basketball when she was in elementary school, and was a key player for Winter Park High School volleyball team, and boasts of being the first athlete from the school to have their jersey number retired. In 2006, Callie scooped Gatorade High School’s Player of the Year award, and is an alumnus of the University of Florida, from where she graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism in 2010.
In her last three seasons, Callie led Winter Park High School volleyball team to the state championships – Florida Class 6A. She has set several high school-level career records including 2356 attempts and 1394 kills, and won the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2006 USA High-Performance Championships. Before matriculating to the University of Florida, she competed in the US Junior Olympic Volleyball tournament with the US Junior National A2 squad. When she was a first-year student, the Atlanta native joined the Florida Gators volleyball team, and went on to record the fourth-highest kill per game average, and fifth-highest points per game average.
After her graduation, Rivers signed with Leonas de Ponce, but retired from volleyball after playing for one year, but the game is still something Callie has in common with her partner’s family. Her sister-in-law, Sydel Curry-Lee, has played for the Elon University Volleyball team. Moreover, her husband’s mother, Sonya Curry, played volleyball for Virginia Tech.
UF volleyball camp ALL STAR game @Chaaaachaaaa_ got to wear the best jersey ☺️👏👏 Congrats! Thx @_VH3 ❤️ #gogators pic.twitter.com/dzM2rUodbV
— callie rivers curry (@calliecurry) July 24, 2014
After quitting volleyball, Callie began a career in modeling. She’s posed for the swimsuit brand Kiwi Plum, which was created by Mariah Woodson, who’s the daughter of the American basketball coach, Mike Woodson.
Callie co-hosted the podcast “Bachelor Party” with the American journalist Juliet Litman, who is currently serving as the Head of Productions for the pop culture and sports website, The Ringer. In the podcast, the duo analyzes various reality shows such as “The Bachelorette,” “The Bachelor,” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” In March 2022, Callie discussed her husband’s career and analyzed the reality show “The Bachelor” in “The Bill Simmons Podcast”.
Social Media Presence
Callie has over 100,000 followers on Instagram (@calliecurry). She joined Twitter (@calliecurry) in January 2010, and has amassed around 25,000 followers. She uses her social media platforms to share inspiring quotes and to update her fans and supporters about her recent career endeavors.
Rivers is married to her childhood friend, Seth Curry. The families have been friends for years since Seth’s father, Dell Curry, and Callie’s father, Doc Rivers played in the NBA together. Seth proposed to her on Valentine’s Day in 2019, and the duo exchanged vows in a colorful wedding ceremony in Malibu, California, on 14 September 2019. Rivers is a mother of two children; her firstborn, Carter was born in May 2018, and her second child, Cash Curry, was born three years later. She often shares pictures of her husband and kids on social media.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Callie is of Afro-American roots, and has a set of dark brown eyes and curly black hair. She is slim, weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall, and wears shoe size 6(US). Callie has a tattoo on her right wrist.
Callie is worth approximately $1 million as of 2023, accumulated from her modeling career and former volleyball career. Her husband is worth an estimated $16 million, and her father over $60 million.
Who Is Callie Rivers’ Father, Doc Rivers?
Glen Anton ‘Doc’ Rivers is a native of Chicago, Illinois, who was born under the Libra zodiac sign on 13 October 1961, which makes him 62 years old as of 2023. He’s the son of Betty Rivers and Grady Rivers, and has a younger brother named Grady Rivers Jr. He attended Proviso East High School, where he played in the McDonald’s All-American Game before he matriculated to Marquette University. He was given the nickname ‘Doc’ by the late American TV analyst and basketball coach, Rick Majerus, who was the then-Marquette University assistant coach.
In 1982, Doc represented the US in the national team in FIBA World Championship, and led the squad to the silver medal. He made his official career debut with the NBA team the Atlanta Hawks in 1981. Doc eventually left the team for Los Angeles Clippers in 1991. Thereafter, he signed with New York Knicks from 1992-1994, and San Antonio Spurs from 1994-1996. In 1999, Doc began his coaching career as the Orlando Magic’s coach, and in 2000 was crowned Coach of the Year. He served as the coach for Boston Celtics from 2004-2013, Los Angeles Clippers from 2013-2020, and he is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Callie Rivers’ Husband, Seth Curry
Seth Adham Curry is one of the sons of the retired NBA player Dell Curry and his wife, the former Virginia Tech volleyball player Sonya Alicia Curry, who was born on 23 August 1990 (33 years old) in Charlotte, North Carolina. His father sparked Seth’s interest in basketball, when he used to take him and his brother, the future Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry, to watch his games. He played basketball for the Knights when he joined Charlotte Christian School. In 2008, he matriculated to Liberty University, then transferred to Duke University in 2010, where he continued playing basketball.
After graduating in 2013, Curry joined the NBA G League team, Santa Cruz Warriors, and in the following years, he signed with several teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Sun, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers. He currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.