An Instagram model named Rachel Bush posted screenshots this week of a DM sent to her by married Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, and after her move made headlines and caused a backlash, she is now claiming ignorance about his marital situation.
“Hey what’s up!” James supposedly wrote from his @kingjames Instagram account in a now-deleted screenshot that Bush captioned “Haha Wut.”
James married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in September of 2014. They have three children together.
Bush is reportedly dating Cleveland Browns safety Jordan Poyer, and both of them were sitting court side at Monday night’s Cavs game, where she Instagrammed a photo of the players, including James, and captioned it “with bae.”
Poyer has since taken to Twitter to respond to the backlash she’s gotten since posting LeBron’s DM. She told one follower in a tweet that has since been deleted, “didn’t know he had a wife and KIDS. Just knew the name. Not even into basketball like that…”
@Graydotdillion didn’t know he had a wife and KIDS. Just knew the name. Not even into basketball like that — Rachel (@Rachel__Bush) April 13, 2016
She also said in an interview with the Billy Madison Show that her boyfriend is convinced James was eyeing her during the game.
“My boyfriend claims he did… He has a wife and two or three kids, I know he respects them,” she told the radio jocks. “There are scenarios where friends and handlers of famous people DM me and try to talk to me pretending to be them.”