Jessica Olsson has become a household name in the United States, all thanks to her mixed heritage, as well as her marriage to the renowned NBA star Dirk Nowitzki. Beyond that, she is also popular for being a sister to the amazing twin Swedish soccer players – Marcus and Martin Olsson. Even though she is married to a highly successful NBA star, Jessica is also successful in her own right. She currently plies her trade at the Dallas Art Gallery, and she also serves as an Associate Director at Goss-Michael Foundation.
Interestingly, the art professional has every bit of sports revolving around her, from her husband to her younger twin brothers; she has come to enjoy every bit of sports happening around her. But besides being married to one of the greatest names in the NBA, there’s a whole lot 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 in the Gavel city of Sweden on November 27, 1977. A daughter of an interracial couple, Jessica’s mom is from Kenya, while her dad is Swedish. She grew up with her twin brothers – Martin and Marcus, who have established themselves as professional soccer stars. While Marcus played for Derby County, Martin plays for Swansea City. However, they both play for the Swedish National Team.
Growing up, Jessica spent her early years in Sweden, where she completed her elementary and high school education. However, nothing much is known about the institution she attended. More so, it is known that she completed her university education, but she has never disclosed many details regarding when she graduated and the course she studied.
The much we know is that she is artistically inclined, and she currently works at the Dallas Art Gallery. Jessica is also known for her charitable works and also serves as an Associate Director at Goss-Michael Foundation. It was during her outing in one of the charity events organized by Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) that she met her heartthrob Dirk Nowitzki.
How Did She Meet Dirk Nowitzki?
Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki might be a lovely couple right now, but their love story could be traced back to 2010 when the couple first saw each other. Their love story is so amazing that so many versions of it have been told over time. At first, Dirk and Jessica seemed to have been two worlds apart until love happened to them sometime in 2010.
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As the story goes, their common love for philanthropy brought them together. Dirk attended Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) charity event in 2010, where he met Jessica, who was also in attendance. Dirk took an instant liking to pretty Jessica Olsson and wasted no time in making his intents known to her.
Jessy, on the other hand, took his advances graciously, and after a while, they started dating. They seemed to have the same likes and opinions about a lot of things, and thus, their relationship flourished. After two years of dating, they decided to seal their love in nuptial bliss.
Details Of Their Wedding Ceremony And Public Reactions
On the 20th of July 2012, Jessica and Dirk walked down the aisle. The couple understood and respected each other’s backgrounds and had their wedding ceremonies in both Germany and Kenya. They had a traditional Kikuyu wedding in Kenya, where the bride wore a traditional Kikuyu garment, and the groom was dressed in a dark brown traditional outfit with orange hues.
The wedding, which held in Jessica’s hometown of Nanyuki, was a new experience for the couple. About their interracial marriage, Dirk speaking at a public event said that it never mattered to him a person’s race or color, just as a team of players in Basketball can be formed from people of a different race; he thinks his wife is his teammate, and not even her race mattered at all.
Although their racial difference was never an issue for the couple, nevertheless, we live in a society where people help you mind your business. A year before they tied the knot, the subject of their different racial backgrounds became a very hot topic on different news media. This happened shortly after they made an appearance at the ESPYS, where Dirk was going to receive an award for NBA best player.
During the event, Nowitzki publicly kissed Jessica Olsson, and everywhere, especially Twitter erupted like a volcano. The issue of their race made a heyday! Everyone just had something race-related to say, as though interracial marriage was a badge of shame. Speaking in an interview with theundefeadted.com, Nowitzki said that he has never heard any racial comments about him and his wife.
“Nobody approached me with it,” he said. “Everybody that’s met my wife has said she’s great with me. So I haven’t heard any of that to my face. I’m sure some people think of it to themselves. But, I’ve never heard it to my face,” he added. Well, that’s what love does to us all right? You never really get to hear all those annoying rumors.
How Many Kids Do They Have?
The couple has three amazing kids together. Their first child Malaika was born in July 2013, and two years later, Max followed in March 2015. The baby of the house, Morris was born on 11th November 2016. Interestingly, Jessica and her husband teach their children all the languages they know, including English, German, Swedish, and a bit of Kenyan. During summer, the gorgeous couple and their children usually visit exotic locations in Kenya or Germany. According to the NBA legend, they don’t want their children to grow up in Dallas alone; they also want them to learn their heritage.