Meet Jessica Olsson - Biography - Wife of Dirk Nowitzki NBA Player

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Jessica Olsson is notable as the star wife of popular German professional basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. The couple got married in 2012 and has two children, a son and a daughter together. Currently, she is working as the associate director of Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation Art Gallery.

Early Life

Jessica Olsson

Jessica Olsson was born in Kenya to a Kenyan mother and a Swedish father. She also has twin younger brothers Marcus and Martin Olsson. Both of them are soccer players, Marcus plays for Blackburn Rovers and Martin plays for Norwich City and also the Sweden national team.

Professional career

Dirk Olsson while playing basketball

Jessica Olsson is currently working as the associate director of Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation Art Gallery. Likewise, her husband Dirk Nowitzki is a popular German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Similarly, in 2001, Dirk led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal and was also the leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments.


Dirk Nowitzki's ex-girlfriend Cristal Taylor

Before Jessica Olsson, basketball star was in a relationship with Cristal Taylor. He was even engaged to her and used to live in Dirk’s house together. However, Taylor was sentenced to 5 years in prison for violating the terms of probation in 2009. Dirk surely was dragged in the whole matter as he was in a relationship with at that time and also Cristal was having his baby at the time of the arrest. Later, Dirk applied for sole custody of his unborn child with Taylor. However, later it was revealed that Cristal was not pregnant and she was all faking it to grab a media attention.

Personal Life

Wedding of Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki in an African style

Jessica Olsson married Dirk Nowitzki in 2012. The couple first met while Jessica was vacationing in Scotland, where Dirk has been a perennial all-star that led the Mavericks to the Franchise’s first ever NBA championship in 2010. Nowitzki confirmed his engagement with Jessica during an interview with the ‘BaD’ show on Dallas SportsRadio 1310. After two years of their relationship, the pair got married in a traditional African wedding ceremony in Kenya.

As the rumors stated the couple had two separate ceremonies at their wedding. First, a traditional ceremony was held for Jessica’s mother’s family and then another in Germany. The couple also has two children, Daughter Malaika who was born in July 2013 and son Max in March 2015.