Who is Elsa Jean? A closer look at Bryn Forbes’s ex-fiancée 

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Bryn Forbes' ex-fiancée Elsa Jean (Photo: Business Insider)

While Bryan Forbes was never married, he did have a short-term relationship with his ex-fiancée Elsa Jean.

In February 2023, Bryan Forbes, the former Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs player, was accused of striking his ex-girlfriend, Elsa Jean, after a reported argument turned physical. The couple had been engaged and living together for a year, despite Jean being nearly a foot shorter than Forbes.

Meanwhile, Jean is a former adult actress who retired from the industry in 2021. She was brought up in the traditional Christian neighbourhood of North Canton, Ohio, and later gained notoriety as a Playboy model, going under the name Elsa Jean.

After posing as Elsa Jean for Playboy in 2018, she quickly rose to fame, winning the titles of Playboy All Star of the Month in January 2022 and Playboy Muse of the Month in July 2019. She's now among the top 1% of creators for internet content subscription service OnlyFans. She has been minting and selling NFTs since November 2022, per Business Insider.

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She formally left the porn industry in November 2022, but she kept working to make money on OnlyFans and by minting non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which she sold for more than $30,000 in less than a month.

The pair were set up by Jordyn Woods, the girlfriend of Karl-Anthony Towns and former best friend of Kylie Jenner. Towns and Forbes were teammates for the first half of the ongoing season.

According to The Daily Mail, Forbes and Jean have been together for several months. The couple has been living together at Forbes' home in San Antonio. Forbes has two children with his ex-girlfriend Raelynn Taylor.


ESPN reported that Bryn Forbes was arrested and charged with family violence and assault, which is a misdemeanor. Forbes had an argument with Elsa Jean before it turned physical. The couple were at the La Cantera Resort and Spa before the incident.

The argument reportedly happened on their way home, with Forbes allegedly hitting Jean several times. Jean's friend called the police, and Forbes was arrested and was booked at the Bexar County Jail, and his bail was set at $2,500.

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Bryn Forbes career in restrospect

Bryn Forbes with the Minnesota Timberwolves
Bryn Forbes with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Bryn Forbes played college basketball for Cleveland State and Michigan State. He went undrafted in 2016, but the San Antonio Spurs signed him as a free agent. He spent his rookie season alternating between the Spurs and their G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.

Forbes became a rotation player for the Spurs in his next three seasons. He became a free agent in 2020 and signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was also a rotation player for the Bucks, starting 10 games in the regular season and winning his first NBA championship.


The Michigan native returned to the Spurs in 2022-23 season, signing as a free agent. However, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets midway through the season. He became a free agent again last summer, signing a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Forbes was set to be moved to the Bucks, but that deal had been put on hold indefinitely after his arrest, according to Daily Mail. "He feels that his NBA career is over, and he holds himself responsible for this. He is not playing in the NBA and has received no offers.

Forbes has a career average of 8.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Haunted by the incident, Forbes has resigned himself to the possibility of his NBA career ending prematurely at the age of 29.

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