Credit: Malorie Bailey-Massie on Twitter

We’ve seen Cynthia Bailey’s sister, Malorie Bailey-Massie, a lot over the years — particularly when she and their mother tried to put a stop to Cynthia’s wedding to Peter Thomas and, more recently, in her fight with Kandi Burruss at the Pillow Talk party. These days, Mal seems to have warmed to her sister’s husband, which is good to see. But all of this in-law talk has made us wonder, who is Malorie’s husband, Chris Massie?

We knew that Mal was married to a baller — she even lists herself as a “basketball wife” in her Twitter profile — but little else. So we did a little research into Chris and his relationship with the elder Bailey sister.

Read on for some deets on Mal’s of-screen hubby:

He plays basketball in France.

The 6-foot-9 athlete played college basketball at Memphis, and was even an NBA prospect for the 2002 draft. However, the Texas native has now taken his skills to France to play forward in one of the teams in the national league there. Mal says she spends his full season with him in the European country, and then travels back to the U.S. when filming with her sister.

He is much younger than Mal.

At 36 years old, Chris is over a decade younger than Malorie. What a cougar! The two have been married for nine years. Though their marriage isn’t perfect — Cynthia has discussed Mal’s financial issues in the past — they are still happily together.

He has a daughter from a previous marriage.

Just like Malorie, Chris came into their marriage with a daughter, now in her teens. Mal has one daughter, Madison, 21, with former NFL star Lamar Lathon.

Did you learn something new about Malorie’s husband? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Straight from the A

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!