|About Kay’la Hanson|
|Birth||November 8, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Children||Damian Lillard Jr.|
|Alumni||Weber State University, Nightingale College, Legacy High School|
|Hoemtown||Las Vegas, Nevada|
Damian Lillard is scoring big for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, but on the personal front, he’s already a winner. Damian Lillard’s girlfriend, Kay’la Hanson, is the stunning Blazers WAG who has been with him since before he began his spectacular NBA career. If you haven’t heard of her yet, our Kay’la Hanson wiki will fix that right away.
Kay’la Hanson Has Puerto Rican Heritage
Kay’la Hanson was born on November 8, 1991 and hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a mixed heritage of African-American and Puerto Rican descent.
She appears to get her Puerto Rican heritage from her mother. On Instagram, Hanson has proudly identified as a Boricua, derived from Puerto Rico’s Taíno heritage.
Her grandparents, whom she adored, appear to have been African-American. Mamalee, as Hanson fondly addressed her grandmother, passed away in 2016 and her grandfather passed away years before.
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😕😞 My heart is so heavy everyday I wake up & go to sleep… There's a piece of me forever missing now no matter how much I laugh or smile. My Mamalee was my world and now she's my angel finally back w/my grandaddy. I miss you. I love you & I'll see you again. RIP Mamalee 10/16/16 😇🙏🏾
Hanson Studied to Be a Nurse
After graduating from Legacy High School in Vegas, Hanson pursued her dreams to work in the medical field. She reportedly enrolled in Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where she was a pre-med student.
Her graduation status is unclear; however, she writes on Facebook that she studied nursing at Utah-based Nightingale College.
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Hanson currently resides in Portland, Oregon with Lillard. While she has shared pictures from her training days, there are no details to confirm she’s currently working as a nurse in Portland.
Hanson and Lillard Have Dated Since College
California native Damian Lillard’s high school career wasn’t attracting many top college recruiters, so he ended up accepting a scholarship to Weber State in the Big Sky Conference.
There, he met the pre-med student from Vegas, Kay’la Hanson. They have been together ever since, and looking at Hanson’s earliest Instagram posts, they are truly #CoupleGoals.
Though his high school career didn’t make him a top recruit, he racked up impressive stats in college to become a top point guard prospect. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Hanson was with Lillard and his family celebrating his NBA selection and has been supporting him throughout his career. She even moved to Portland to be with him and is one of the popular Blazer WAGS.
Hanson and Lillard Have a Son
March 29, 2018 was a day of highs and lows for Damian Lillard. On the same day Kay’la Hanson gave birth to her and Lillard’s son, Damian Lillard Jr., the elder Damian learned that his half-brother, Jahrell Lillard, was shot multiple times.
When Damian was informed that his girlfriend was about to give birth, he flew back to Portland via private jet from New Orleans after the Blazers-Pelicans match. After 20 hours of labor, their son was born on the morning of March 29.
Later that evening, the point guard learned that Jahrell had been shot in an incident at Clackamas Town Center in Oregon. He arrived in Portland from California to visit his brother when the incident happened. Jahrell was transported to a hospital and was in stable condition.
“That was one of the highest moments of my life, holding my son and having that experience. Then having to deal with a tragedy in the middle of it is unfortunate. But (Jahrell) is doing fine. Things could be a lot worse,” Damien said.
There was no apparent connection between Jahrell and his attackers who reportedly mistook the younger Lillard for a rival gang member. The attackers were sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for attempted murder.