Jessica Olsson is married to Dirk Nowitzki, the German NBA player. Although her father is originally from Sweden, her mother is from Kenya. Jessica Olsson currently works at the Dallas Art Gallery and is also deputy director of the Goss Michael Foundation.
Jessica Olsson Wedding
Jessica met Dirk in 2010 at a charity event organized for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) project. Jessica caught his eyes and as part of the charity work, he took part in two such events. Jessica was working in an art gallery in Dallas at the time.
They started dating and two years later they were engaged. They went to the altar on July 20, 2012. They celebrated each other’s background and had wedding ceremonies in Germany and Kenya.
Dirk got to know his wife’s heritage when he met the family and discussed a formal dowry. It was a new experience for the couple as Jessica grew up in Sweden.
They had their honeymoon in the Caribbean and the relationship is progressing well.
Jessica Olsson Baby
Together they have 3 children; 1 girl and 2 boys. Their first child, a girl named Malaika, was taken in July 2013. The next was Max, born on 24 March 2015, and finally Morris, the youngest child, born on 11 November 2016.
Jessica Olsson Husband
Her husband Dirk Nowitzki is the famous German basketball professional who plays for the Dallas Mavericks. He was born on June 19, 1978, in Würzburg, Germany.
Dirk is one of the few seven players who have ever played at least 20 seasons in the NBA. Dirk has been with the club since he was sold by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Mavericks in 1998.
He is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. Just as you would expect from a basketball player, Dirk is currently 7 feet tall. Originally he played handball, but he got tired of being called a freak as a kid because of his size. Later he switched to basketball and the rest is supposedly history. Today he is the top scorer of the Mavericks, 12-time All-NBA Team Member, NBA Champion 2011, 13-time All-Star, 2007 NBA MVP, 2011 NBA Final MVP, and twice FIBA Europe Player of the Year.
He founded the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, a charity organization that aims to fight poverty in Africa.
Dirk comes from a family of athletes and sports personalities; his father Jörg-Werner was a handball player who represented Germany at the highest level and his mother Helga Nowitzki (née Bredenbröcker) was a professional basketball player. His older sister Silke Nowitzki was a local athletics champion, later she became a basketball player and now works for the NBA on international television.
His older sister Silke has always said how proud she is of his unaffected and spoiled character, even though she is a top NBA player.
His net worth is $120 million with an annual income of $22.7 million.
Jessica Olsson parents
Jessica Olsson was born as the daughter of a Swedish father and a Kenyan mother. She has male siblings who are twins; Marcus and Martin, they are also famous football players.
Her brothers Marcus and Martin are twins and both are professional footballers. They both play left positions for their respective clubs. They were born on 17 May 1988 in Gävle, Sweden.
Marcus Jonas Munuhe Olsson is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and sometimes as a left-back for Derby County. He wears jersey number 29, his twin brother Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson is also a Swedish professional footballer who plays for Swansea City and he plays as a left defender for his team, he wears jersey number 16 for his club. Her brother-in-law is NBA star Dirk Nowitzki, who is the husband of her older sister Jessica Olsson.
Jessica Olsson Family
Jessica is the first of three of her parents, she has brothers (twins) as siblings and although they are of Swedish nationality, they are not afraid of their mother’s Kenyan origin and nationality.
Jessica Olsson – Height
She is perfectly matched to her husband Dirk, she is of perfect height, but her husband is seven feet tall. When looking at the couple it is not really obvious, because she is tall too.
Quick Facts About Jessica Olsson
|Birth Name||Jessica Olsson|
|Birth Place/City||Gavle, Sweden|
|Famous for||Dirk Nowitzki’s wife|
|Married to||Dirk Nowitzki (m. 2012)|
|Siblings||Martin Olsson, Marcus Olsson|