AceShowbiz - J.R. Smith and Jewel Harris recently reunited amid cheating and separation rumors. The former Cleveland Cavaliers player and his estranged wife put aside their differences to celebrate their second daughter Dakota's 3rd birthday.
In one picture uploaded on the birthday girl's Instagram, the estranged couple was seen clapping and cheering together. They, however, avoided posting the photo on their pages.
"Happy Birthday To My Kota Soda! 3yrs Baby! With all you've been through. I'm extremely proud of you an I love you! Thank you so much for being the beautiful soul that you are," the NBA star referred to his daughter's premature birth while posting pictures of the kid alone and with him. No Jewel was in sight.
Jewel made the same move on her own page, "The tears won't stop!...Happy 3rd Birthday Dakota [love] I Birthed You, I Love You and I Need You! Thank you for fighting to be and remain here! Because of YOU @_mykotabear your life has a following and foundation that will forever be apart of your legacy and journey! God Willing I will be here through it all."
J.R. Smith married Jewel Harris in 2016. They share three daughters, and he has another daughter from a previous relationship. Their marriage was rocked by rumors that he cheated on her with "The Flash" actress Candice Patton.
Jewel later posted a teary video, hoping to give their marriage another chance. However, Smith was dismissive of her in his response to her video. "No weapon formed against me," he wrote. "IG ain't a place for relationships! But God told me to tell y'all I've been separated for months he doesnt understand why his child failed to mention that… #thatsall."
The hookup rumors between Smith and Candice went viral in December, but they were first spotted together in October at a Halloween party in Las Vegas where she made a suggestive gesture and he responded with a grin.
In the same month of October, Jewel still posted a picture of her with Smith. She also celebrated the NBA star in a September post with a loving note, "When you know...YOU KNOW‼️ Jesus I'm so glad I KNEW Ladies...celebrate your Husband more often because they are just as deserving as WE ARE! @teamswish 'YOU ROCK MY WORLD' (Wanda voice)."