Kawhi Leonard (born Kawhi Anthony Leonard) is a pro-American basketball player for Los Angeles Clippers. While this gentleman needs no introduction when it comes to his career, there are only little-known facts about his personal life.
While we dive into his personal life, we could easily find out he is a relationship with Kishele Shipley, but only fewer details are given about the NBA player's girlfriend. Since it's hard and rare to find information about Shipley, we thought why not gather some information to cater to you, which will help you understand Kawhi relationship with Kishele and more about his personal life.
Here are some rarely known facts about the couple and their life.
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley Met in a College
Kawhi Leonard, who previously played for San Antonio Spurs, is believed to have met the love of his life in his college. Leonard and Kishele both attended San Diego State University; while Kawhi focused on his basketball career, Shipley graduated in Public Administration.
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley met at San Diego State University. Source: CA Times
Their college became the point where the couple found their love and decided to move in together. While there was a time when the couple went through a rough patch in their relationship as they were separated by miles away.
After graduation, Kishele started working as a Human Resources professional in San Diego while Leonard joined San Antonio Spurs in Texas. But she decided to give up everything to be with Anton and moved to Texas.
But Who is Kishele Shipley?
This one is tough as Kishele Shipley is a very private person, and the same goes for Kawhi Leonard as well. Despite his massive fan following, Leonard likes to stay under the radar and hardly appears for any interviews, which makes it extremely hard for people to know them better.
Kishele Shipley was born on April 10, 1989. Source: Express
But according to what we found on the internet, Shipley was born on April 10, 1989, to her father, Kenneth Shipley, and mother, Cathy Marie Shipley. Kishele's parents are blessed with three daughters, Kenisha Shipley, Kishele, and Kassandra Shipley, which makes the NBA player's girlfriend a middle-child.
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley are Rumored to Be Married
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley's relationship has always been a subject of speculations as they never really make public appearances, nor do they invite unwanted attention from the media. While many still believe they are just in a relationship, one of the most influential sports media, ESPN, stated they are engaged.
Kawhi Leonard is reportedly married to his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley. Source: E! Online
While the sports channel addressed Shipley as Leonard Fiancée back in 2016, no one confirmed the claim, and we are pretty much still guessing. But again, some even claim Kawhi and Shipley are already married. But we guess, we will have to wait for the official announcement from Kawhi and Shipley.
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley Reportedly Share Two Kids
While we are still amidst confirming their marital status, the couple is already blessed with a child. Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley welcomed their baby girl, Kaliyah Leonard, in 2016.
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley are blessed with a daughter, Kaliyah. Source: E! Online
While there's a confirmation of their first child, the information of second kids lacks conviction. But according to one of the media outlets, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, in 2019 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
But we suspect this is mere speculation from the people and doesn't hold any weight to the claim, as we have seen time and again Kawhi mention about his daughter but never heard of him talking about his son.
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