Dirk Nowitzki, a professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, has been married to Jessica Olsson for five years. Here is everything you need to know about Dirk Nowitzki’s wife in our Jessica Olsson wiki.
Dirk Nowitzki is a German basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks. He is hailed as one of the best power forwards of all time. On top of that, Nowitzki is the first European-born player to be a starter the 2007 All-Star game and was also the first European-born player to receive an NBA Most Valuable Player award. However, there is more to Dirk Nowitzki than his basketball career. He has a loving wife, Jessica Olsson, and three adorable kids.
With Nowitzki’s numerous wins during Monday night’s NBA Awards, we are going to look at the basketball player’s personal life.Keep reading for some information from Jessica Olsson’s wiki.
Jessica Olsson’s Wiki
Jessica Olsson’s father is Swedish and her mother is a Kenyan. Although she now lives in the United States with her family, Jessica Olsson’s nationality is Swedish. Olsson has twin brothers who are professional soccer players. Marcus Olsson is a midfiedler for Derby County in Derbyshire, England. His twin, Martin Olsson, plays for Swansea City as well as the Sweden National team.
Jessica Olsson’s Family and Children
Olsson met Nowitzki in 2010 at a charity event organized for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project. As part of his charitable contribution, Nowitzki agreed to go on two dates at that event. However, his heart was set on Jessica Olsson, whom he met that night, and he hoped to be able to go on a date with her. At the time, Olsson worked at a Dallas art gallery.
They soon started dating and, two years later, were engaged. While talking about his relationship, Nowitzki said, “What made her so special? What made me fall in love with her? First of all, she’s got to be attractive. That’s obviously part of it, and I think we just clicked intellectually. She likes art, she likes sports. Her brothers both played soccer, they were professional.” He further added, “She grew up around sports. We both love tennis and we love to travel. We both love kids and family.” While talking about their marriage, Nowitzki said, “You’re a team. Same with marriage. You’re a team, and pulling on the same string. You try to make it work and chemistry has got to be there. That is just the way I was raised.”
On July 20, 2012, the couple walked down the aisle in Dallas, where they now live. The two celebrated each other’s backgrounds and had traditional wedding ceremonies in both Germany and Kenya. The Kenyan custom includes the community learning of the engagement, and gets to spend some time with both sides of the family before a formal dowry is discussed. As Jessica Olsson grew up in Sweden, the tradition was new to her as well as her husband, but it was something they both loved being a part of. The beautiful couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Malaika, in July 2013. Their older son, Max, was born on March 24, 2015. Their youngest child is a son named Morris who was born on November 11, 2016.