Who is Billy Crystal's wife? Twitter reacts as actor and Clippers fan embraces Chris Paul after Suns advance to NBA Finals

Joshua Rogers July 1, 2021
Who is Billy Crystal's wife? Twitter reacts as actor and Clippers fan embraces Chris Paul after Suns advance to NBA Finals
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Chris Paul celebrated one of the greatest nights of his career in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night.

Afterwards he gave a touching interview, and shouted out none-other than acting legend Billy Crystal.

Crystal – a life-long Clippers fan – was in attendance with his wife Janice.

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Chris Paul shouts out Billy Crystal after Game 6 win

The Phoenix Suns are in their first NBA Finals since 1993 after beating the LA Clippers 130-103 in Game 6.

Chris Paul finished with 41 points on 16-of-24 shooting, as well as eight assists, four rebounds and three steals.

After the game the 11 times All-Star was interviewed by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.

Paul was visibly emotional and paid homage to the Clippers, with whom he spent six years.

During the interview, he also shouted-out actor Billy Crystal, arguably the Clippers’ most famous fan, who happened to be in attendance at the game.

“To do it here against the Clippers, this is my family too… Billy Crystal, that’s my family,” Paul said.

Afterwards the two embraced in what was a candid and rather lovely moment.

More on Billy’s wife Janice Crystal

During the interview with Nichols, cameras panned to Crystal and his wife Janice watching on.

In 2020 the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary after marrying in 1970. In an interview at the time, the actor revealed their secret to a long-lasting relationship.

“We laugh a lot,” Billy, told Us.

“We’ve grown together, we’ve parented together, we’ve grandparented together. I’m lucky I found that person when I was 18.”

73-year-old Billy and his wife have two daughters together, actress Jennifer and producer Linsday. Jennifer is best known for her roles as Christie Parker in Once And Again and Rachel Taub in House.

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According to her IMDb, Janice Crystal, nee Goldfinger, was born in New York on 16 March 1949.

She is a producer and actress, known for Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014), My Uncle Berns (2003) and The Comedians (2015).

The couple reside in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Pacific Palisades, California.

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Fans react to the touching moment between Billy and CP3

The “Lob City” days of the LA Clippers was one of the most fun and exciting eras in recent NBA history.

They may not have won a Championship, but the likes of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan entertained fans the world over with their high-flying, above-the-rim brand of basketball.

It was a touching moment to see CP3 and Billy Crystal reunite once again, and Twitter was loving it.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.