Jovi Nicole Engbino is the wife of Manti Te’o, an NFL free agent. She is a Japanese fitness trainer, social media model, and beauty consultant. She reportedly met her husband in 2016 and they dated for 4 years before Manti Te’o proposed in February 2020 and Jovi accepted. Their subsequently got married on August 29, 2020.
Manti Te’o played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints over the course of 7 years and has bagged 8 national awards plus an All-American mention. He also played college football at Notre Dame and is no stranger to the spotlight. That spotlight invariably also came to rest on his wife Jovi Nicole Engbino and this article focuses on everything about the celebrity wife.
Jovi Nicole Engbino was Born During the Late 1980s
Jovi Nicole Engbino was born on January 15, 1988, in Hawaiian, Filipino. Her birth sign is Capricorn and she is a Japanese citizen. She has a mixed ethnicity as a result of the fact that her father is Japanese while her mom is Filipino.
The exact identity of her parents is unknown, especially with regards to their names or what they do for a living. She has however shown the world brief pictures of her parents via her Instagram page. From the pictures, it was revealed that Jovi Nicole’s mom was a beauty and her dad also rocks with cute Asian vibes.
It has also been revealed that Jovi Nicole is not the only child of her parents. The fitness expert has a younger brother who was revealed to the public during a lip sync battle on one of her IG posts. Aside from the fact that he exists, there is next to no information about Jovi Nicole’s younger sibling including his name or where he is at the moment.
Details of Nicole’s formal education background are restricted to the knowledge that she bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Arizona State University in 2007. Prior to that academic achievement, she is said to have attended a local private high school in her hometown.
Jovi Nicole Engbino Became Manti Te’o’s Wife in 2020
Jovi Nicole Engbino reportedly met her husband in 2016. The details of how they met or where they met is something that not many people aside from the couple themselves and those closest to them know about.
They dated for 4 years before Manti Te’o popped the marriage question in February 2020 and Jovi accepted. The timing of the wedding plans coincided with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and this threw a spanner in the works for Jovi and her then-would-be husband.
They had initially planned on having a huge and glamorous wedding which would be attended by their close friends, family relatives, and other invited guests, but eventually had to settle for a small, private wedding on La Jolla Beach, California.
The wedding ceremony took place on August 29, 2020, and as it stands, Jovi Nicole Engbino has been in a relationship with her husband, Manti Te’o for 3 years.
Jovi Nicole Engbino’s Marriage Has Been Devoid of Scandal and Controversy
As a married couple, Jovi and Manti have enjoyed a marriage that has been devoid of any sort of scandal and controversy in their almost two years of marriage. They have supported each other and are quite vocal in their love for each other.
It is a far cry from what their lives were like before they even met and started dating. For starters, Jovi’s husband was involved in a cat-fishing scandal in 2013 after it was revealed that his then alleged girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed in the first place and that the picture he claimed was of her actually belonged to a 22-year-old Californian girl who claimed never to have met the star. It was also revealed that he had been cat-fished by three individuals, including an acquaintance of the NFL linebacker.
The following year, 2014, Jovi herself was arrested and charged with drug possession. As a consequence, she had to spend 14 months in custody and upon her release made a decision to turn her life around for good.
Jovi Nicole Engbino Has a Daughter with Manti Te’o
Since becoming a married couple, Jovi and Manti have been blessed with a bundle of joy. They have a daughter together and she was born on August 12, 2021. Jovi and her husband named their daughter Hiromi Nawai Anelalani Te’o.
It is clear to see how much the fitness trainer loves her daughter via her Instagram page and how much she is determined to make it as a mother and as a career woman. Suffice to say that she is excelling quite well at the moment and enjoys the unwavering support and care of her husband in the process.
Jovi Nicole Engbino is a Fitness Trainer, Social Media Model, and a Beauty Consultant
It’s kind of hard to say if Jovi Nicole always wanted to be a fitness trainer but the salient point is that it is one of the things she has gotten really good at over the years and has proceeded to make a career out of.
To break it down, Jovi Nicole Engbino started out as a professional health trainer and skin care beauty consultant who has worked with a good number of skin care companies, including Skin & Skinner. She grew her portfolio by also working with Point Loma Sports Club where she left so many good impressions.
She is now her own boss and earns her income through specialized and personalized fitness regimens for paying clients. She has also expanded her horizons to include the world of social media where she is already a rising Instagram and TikTok star and influencer.
All her career endeavors have helped her acquire a relatively respectable net worth of an estimated $500k, even though that figure is significantly lower than that of her husband’s estimated $2.5 million.
Jovi Nicole Engbino’s Height and Body is Built Like a Model
Jovi Nicole Engbino is a fitness enthusiast and that gym obsession has led to some incredible physical stats. Aside from her God-given height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm), Jovi Nicole has achieved a healthy body weight of 49kg (110lbs) which she maintains with a concerted fitness regimen.
She has a body measurement of 33-24-35 inches (84-61-89 cm). She also has black eyes and dark brown colored hair all framed by a beautiful face.
Jovi Nicole Engbino is Active on Social Media
The fitness trainer is already gaining a lot of traction on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On her Instagram page, @jovinicolefitness, she has over 29.4k followers and over 500 posts that focus on her family and her career.
She is recognized on Twitter as @FitnessJovi but she has a measly over 34 followers on this platform. On TikTok, she is known as @jovinicole and commands a following of over 5.4k followers.