Crystal Espinal is an American businesswoman from Denton, USA, who is famous for being Tyreek Hill’s ex-girlfriend. Espinal was thrust into the spotlight in December 2014 when she was assaulted by her then-boyfriend, Tyreek Mill.
The reasons for the altercation has remained shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, it made headlines at the time, most likely because battering a pregnant woman is considered an insanely gross act. With the release of a video in 2019 showing Espinal’s son’s broken arm, the businesswoman finds herself once more in the media. And this time, as The Johnson County DA puts it, charges will be pressed.
This article takes you through five interesting facts you need to know about Crystal Espinal and her relationship with Tyreek Mill. First, let’s take a look at her background.
Who is Crystal Espinal?
Crystal Espinal was born on August 4, 1994, in Denton, Texas, USA, to parents Sergio and Dana Espinal.
Growing up, Espinal was raised alongside her brother, Brandon, in Denton where she attended elementary school and then proceeded to Tahlequah High School.
Following her graduation from high school, she enrolled at Oklahoma State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015. What she majored in is not known yet.
Not much is known about Espinal’s professional life or the business ventures she runs. What’s no secret however is her relationship with NFL star Tyreek Mill. Although not so much is known about their dating history, their relationship became a media concern in December 2014 when it was reported that then 20-year-old Espinal had been a victim of battery and assault at the hands of her own boyfriend. She was a month pregnant at the time of the incident.
In a police report dated December 12, 2014, an argument had broken out between the lovers and Mill reportedly flung Espinal around like a ragdoll, punched her in the face a couple of times, sat on her and repeatedly punched her on the stomach, held her neck to strangle and choke her. In a quick move, the Oklahoma State dismissed Mill from its football team and dissociated itself from the player; who was already facing charges at the time.
After several pieces of evidence were brought against him, Hill finally pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation. The court sentenced him to a three-year probation, an anger-management course, and a year-long program for batterers. The player was also mandated to undergo a domestic-abuse evaluation course.
Crystal Espinal at a Glance
Notable Facts About Crystal Espinal
1. She is a mother of one
Following the assault, authorities were at first worried Espinal would miscarry. However, those fears were doused when months later, in July 2015, she was delivered of a healthy baby boy she christened Zev.
2. Crystal Espinal is not married yet
Although known to be in a relationship since 2014, Espinal hasn’t officially said “I do” to her boyfriend yet. Their relationship, sources say, dates back to 2013 when they first met each other. As time went on, the two got engaged in September 2018. Together they’ve lived in Kansas since 2016 when Mill was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft.
3. Her Involvement in local community work
Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal have both been involved in charity work/s in their local community. In particular, on September 28, 2019, the duo was seen at the Hope WRX Food Pantry charity event where they packed groceries for about 125 Kansas City families.
For doing this, Crystal’s boyfriend earned the NFL Players Association’s Community MVP weekly award. He won the award after Travis Kelce won it in the previous week. Thus, Hill is the second Chief player to win the award consecutively.
4. Crystal Espinal’s social media following
Crystal Espinal is quite active on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. She has thousands of loyal followers on both platforms. As of this writing, Espinal doesn’t seem to be active on Twitter or any other social media platform such as Myspace or TikTok. Her Fiance, Tyreek Mill boast of a huge following of over 840k on Instagram.
5. What are the Things Crystal Espinal Likes?
According to Espinal, her hobbies are painting and traveling. She relishes Italian cuisines. Gushes at the color blue and adores Johnny Depp and Meghan Markle as her favorite celebrities.