Jessica Olsson has become a household name in the United States, all thanks to her mixed background and her marriage to renowned NBA star Dirk Nowitzki. She is also popular as the sister of the amazing Swedish twin footballers Marcus and Martin Olsson. Although she is married to a very successful NBA star, Jessica is also successful herself. She currently works at the Dallas Art Gallery and is also the Deputy Director of the Goss Michael Foundation.
Interestingly, the art professional is all about her, from her husband to her younger twin brothers; she now enjoys every bit of sport that happens around her. But aside from the fact that she’s married to one of the biggest names in the NBA, there’s a lot more to know about this amazing woman. Learn more about her career, love life, and family below.
What Does Jessica Olsson Do For A Living?
Jessica Olsson’s journey to fame began several years ago. She was born on 27 November 1977 in the Swedish town of Gavel. As the daughter of a mixed-race couple, Jessica’s mother is from Kenya, while her father is Swedish. She grew up with her twin brothers Martin and Marcus, who have established themselves as professional footballers. While Marcus played for Derby County, Martin plays for Swansea City. However, both play for the Swedish national team.
Jessica spent her early years in Sweden, where she completed her primary and secondary education. Not much is known about the institution she attended, however. Rather, it is known that she completed her university education, but she has never revealed many details about the time she graduated and the course she studied.
All we know is that she is artistically inclined and currently works at the Dallas Art Gallery. Jessica is also known for her charitable work and is also the Deputy Director of the Goss Michael Foundation. During her outing at one of the charity events organized by Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED), she met her crush, Dirk Nowitzki.
How Did Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki Meet?
Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki may be a lovely couple at the moment, but their love story could be traced back to 2010 when the couple first met. Their love story is so amazing that so many versions of it have been told over time. At first, Dirk and Jessica seemed to be two worlds apart until love happened to them sometime in 2010.
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Their shared love of philanthropy brought them together, so the story goes. Dirk attended the 2010 Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) charity event where he met Jessica, who was also present. Dirk immediately took a liking to the pretty Jessica Olsson and lost no time in telling her his intentions.
Jessy, on the other hand, took his advances kindly and after a while, they started to date. They seemed to have the same preferences and opinions in many things and so their relationship blossomed. After two years of dating, they decided to seal their love in marital bliss.
Details About Their Wedding Ceremony And Public Reactions
On 20 July 2012 Jessica and Dirk walked down the aisle. The couple understood and respected each other’s origins and celebrated their wedding ceremony in both Germany and Kenya. They had a traditional Kikuyu wedding in Kenya where the bride wore a traditional Kikuyu robe and the groom was dressed in a dark brown traditional robe with orange tones.
The wedding, which took place in Jessica’s hometown of Nanyuki, was a new experience for the couple. About their mixed-race marriage, Dirk said at a public event that he never cares what race or color a person is, just as a team of basketball players can be made up of people of another race; he thinks his wife is his teammate and not even her race plays a role.
Although their racial difference has never been an issue for the couple, we still live in a society where people help you take care of your affairs. A year before they tied the knot, the subject of their different racial backgrounds became a very hot topic in various news media. This happened shortly after their appearance at the ESPYS, where Dirk was to receive an award as the best NBA player.
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During the event, Nowitzki kissed Jessica Olsson in public, and everywhere, especially Twitter erupted like a volcano. The theme of her race was a heyday! Everyone had nothing but racial to say as if the racial marriage was a disgrace. In an interview with theundefeadted.com Nowitzki said he had never heard racist comments about him and his wife.
“Nobody ever brought it up,” he said. “Everyone who met my wife said she was great with me. So I didn’t hear any of that in my face. I’m sure some people come up with that themselves. But I’ve never heard it on my face,” he added. Well, that’s what love does to all of us, yes? You never really get to hear all those annoying rumors.
How Many Kids Do They Have?
The couple has three wonderful children together. Their first child, Malaika, was born in July 2013, followed two years later by Max in March 2015. The baby of the house, Morris, was born on November 11, 2016. Interestingly, Jessica and her husband teach their children all the languages they know, including English, German, Swedish, and a little Kenya. During the summer, the wonderful couple and their children usually visit exotic places in Kenya or Germany. According to NBA legend, they not only want their children to grow up in Dallas but also want them to experience their heritage.