Born on June 19, 1978, Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a former German NBA player. He is the only player to play for a single franchise, Dallas Mavericks, for 21 seasons. Nowitzki was picked by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA draft, but was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks and has played for them ever since, till his retirement in 2019. He won the NBA MVP award in 2007 and the NBA Finals MVP in 2011, the year where he led his team to their only championship. Dirk Nowitzki is known for his trademark fadeaway jump shot. He has also played for the German national team and led them to a bronze medal win in the FIBA World Championship in 2002 and a silver medal victory in the 2005 EuroBasket. He was the leading scorer and the MVP for both tournaments.
Who is Dirk Nowitzki's Wife, Jessica Olsson?
Jessica Olsson was born to a Kenyan mother and a Swedish father on November 27, 1977. She was born in Gavle, Sweden. The 43-year old has younger twin brothers Marcus and Martin, who are professional soccer players in the UK. Marcus plays for the Swedish club Helsingborgs IF and Martin plays for BK Häcken.
Jessica Olsson grew up in Sweden, where she completed her elementary and high school education.
What is Jessica Olsson's age and height?
Born on November 27th, 1977, Jessica Olsson is 43 years old. She stands at 5 feet 1 inch, much shorter than her husband Dirk Nowitzki who stands tall at 7 feet.
What ethnicity is Jessica Olsson?
Jessica Olsson is of mixed ethnicity. She was born to a Kenyan mother and a Swedish father. She is a Swedish national.
What is Jessica Olsson's net worth?
Jessica Olsson's net worth can be estimated at over $1 million, which comes from her art gallery, of which she is the director. She is also the proprietor of her husband's holdings.
How long have Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson been married?
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Married on July 20, 2012, the couple has been married for eight years. They started dating in 2010 and tied the knot in 2012. They were married in Dirk Nowitzki's home in Texas. However, the couple had a private, traditional Kenyan wedding ceremony, where Dirk was asked to identify his wife from among five veiled women, a cultural gesture to show his love, which he successfully did.
The couple has three children. They welcomed their first child Malaika in July 2013. In 2015, Jessica gave birth to their second child, their son Max. The couple had their third child, Morris in 2016.
How did Dirk Nowitzki meet Jessica Olsson?
The couple met at a charity event for the Sports for Education Economic Development (SEED) 2010 in 2010. The organization uses basketball as a platform for youth to be engaged in leadership, academic, and athletic programs.
Dirk Nowitzki was immediately smitten with Jessica Olsson and the couple started dating and soon tied the knot in 2012. The president of the Dallas Mavericks Donnie Nelson, in an interview, called Jessica a 'life-changer and stated that she brought balance to his life. the couple started dating and soon.
What does Jessica Olsson do for a living?
Jessica Olsson is known to be artistically inclined and works at the Dallas Art Gallery. She is also known for her charitable works and is also an Associate Director at Goss-Michael Foundation.