Rita Williams-Ewing, author of critically-acclaimed novel Home Court Advantage and former wife of former New York Knick Patrick Ewing. She holds degrees in nursing and law and has three children.
Her oldest son, Patrick Ewing Jr, followed in his father’s footsteps and competed at Georgetown University; her second-born, Corey Ewing, now plays professional basketball for Houston Rockets.
Early Life and Education
Rita Williams-Ewing hails from the United States. With degrees in nursing and law under her belt, she is mother of three. Additionally, Rita has extensive education experience as a well-recognized author and entrepreneur within New York’s environs.
She exudes an attractive look with her tanned skin, dimpled cheek, and beautiful eyes that capture our attention immediately. Full of energy and always on the move, she is an unconventional teacher who goes out of her way to protect and assist her students.
Patrick Ewing came into her life while she interned for Senator Bill Bradley and became her partner, eventually marrying in 1990 and having two children together. There were rumors involving Ewing having an affair with Heather Errico from Knicks City dancer but Williams never believed them.
Rita Williams-Ewing is an accomplished author known for writing the critically-acclaimed novel Home Court Advantage. Additionally, she owns Massage Envy franchise and previously owned Hue-Man bookstore in Harlem, New York City.
Patrick Ewing is a Hall-of-Famer NBA player. He won two gold medals as part of Team USA at Olympic basketball, then spent 16 years with the New York Knicks where he made 11 All-Star selections and twice reached finals appearance.
Randi, Patrick’s former college basketball player daughter, now works as an anchor for ESPN while her son Corey follows in his father’s footsteps and is also an established professional player, currently playing for Houston Rockets. Rita and Patrick also have two other children together: Hannah (10) and Christopher (8).
Achievement and Honors
Rita Williams Ewing has done her best to remain out of the limelight despite being married to one of the world’s best professional basketball players, Dwight Howard. She earned degrees in nursing and law and co-authored Homecourt Advantage – an account of women behind professional athletes that explores infidelity which often occurs due to celebrity or athlete spouses.
Rita Ewing has been employed as a news reporter with KQED-TV since 1978 and has covered general news, politics and crime throughout the Bay Area. An American citizen who practices Christianity, Rita was previously married to Patrick Ewing until their divorce in 1998; together they shared three children: Randi, Corey and Patrick Ewing Jr.
As a child, Ewing had difficulty communicating due to his strong Jamaican accent; both peers and teachers found him difficult to understand. Determined to achieve academically, he took summer school classes and sought tutors.
Ewing was an avid supporter of charities and community programs during his NBA career, including being honored by the 1993 National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse and receiving the 1996 Newsday community service award. Additionally, he conducted youth basketball clinics alongside fellow Knicks players Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon in South Africa.
Rita Williams-Ewing holds degrees in nursing and law. She is widely respected for writing the critically-acclaimed book Home Court Advantage, alongside being co-parents to three children – Patrick Ewing Jr pursuing professional basketball career after following in father’s footsteps as professional player.
Rita has written numerous books, such as Home Court Advantage and Patrick’s Pals (for children). Additionally, she co-owns Hue-Man bookstore in New York City.
In her book, she discussed several subjects including infidelity among NBA players; however, she maintained that this book wasn’t meant to criticize or bash upon her ex-husband.
She lives with both daughters and her son since her divorce, though her current net worth remains undisclosed.
Patrick Aloysius Ewing Sr is a retired American basketball player who played for Orlando Magic, Seattle Sonics and New York Knicks during his eleven-year NBA All-Star career and won two gold medals with US men’s Olympic basketball team. Now retired he serves as college basketball coach at Georgetown University.