J.R. Smith’s wife gives premature birth, infant comes out weighing one pound

J.R. Smith’s wife, Jewel Harris, gave birth five months early.

J.R. Smith’s wife gave early birth.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

CLEVELAND — How’s this for premature? Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith and his wife Jewel Harris have gone through hell and back the past few days and the chaotic trek has everything to do with maternal complications. In a video recently posted to Uninterrupted, the couple announced Jewel gave birth to their third daughter five months early, and get this… the baby came out weighing one pound. “We’ve got very important news,” J.R. said at the beginning of the video.  “Hi, everybody,” Jewel continued. “We decided to share with the world what’s been going on with our family the past five days. We know a lot of you guys congratulated us on the expectancy of our little baby girl, but we had her five months early.”

“She’s five days old today and her name is Dakota and she weighs one pound.”

If you recall, J.R. and Jewel revealed they were expecting on Uninterrupted last October. Four months later, little Dakota has arrived. “We know we’re not the only family going through this, who has been through this, and who will ever go through it,” Jewel said. “That’s why we decided to share what we’re going through with you guys. Please keep us in your prayers and we’ll do the same for everyone else.”

Do you have any experiences with premature labor?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Praying for this precious little girl. �

  2. How scary and stressful! Keeping my fingers crossed for this little baby!

  3. My prayers are with your family. God Bless you for sharing. I believe in the power of prayer. Amen

  4. Marilyn Boggan

    Prayers for Dakota� she’s going to be fine because God is sooooo good! my daughter was a 25 weeker 1lb 3oz! everything is great with her 17 yrs later driving,working and 3.85GPA! God is amazing! Dakota will be fine!

  5. Melissa Norris-Paladino

    Stay strong little girl! I just gave birth to a little girl named Lillian at 1 day shy of 4 months. She was 2.75 ounces. My water broke. She was stillborn but I held her in my arms for 4 hours that night. Prayers for your family.

  6. Praying for this family and their baby girl. I’ve been down this road. Day by day and even hour by hour is a blessing.

  7. Shawna Brown-Paleshi

    It is not possible for a baby to be born 5 months early and be alive. The earliest a baby can survive is around 23-24 weeks gestation which is 3-3.5 months early. A 5 month early baby would be approximately 17-18 weeks gestation which isn’t possible.

  8. Andrea Maria Materka

    3-4 months early does sounds accurate. A baby that early wouldn’t be compatible with human life. My friend was born 4 months early and she has no health problems.

  9. Prayers up, blessing down. My daughter was also born early and was two pounds. Today she is 27 years old. Thriving and doing what she needs to do. You would never thing that she was born premature. And again that was 27 years ago. Today technology is more advanced then it was back then. Prayers and love will see you through. I know this isn’t easy, to see your baby, so little, so precious, fighting. My prayers are with you

  10. Praying for baby Dakota and the whole family.

  11. Wow always have loved J.R since he was in Denver prayers for the family??

  12. One pound? Thats fucked up.

    Wishing the family the best.

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