Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is as subtle as the millionth ad for a TNT original program when it comes to basketball. The elite professional basketball player from Houston, Texas, has no reservations saying what is on his mind and expects everyone to work as hard as him. The guy doesn't hold back in his professional life. Every single game feels like an NBA Playoff game when the Tyler Junior College alum is on the court.
The NBA player's personal life (and love life) is the complete opposite. He keeps it under wraps and secretive. Yet, Jimmy Buckets' dating history features high-profile women and all sorts of celebs.
Butler was linked to singer Miley Cyrus back in his days with the Chicago Bulls. As a documented fan of country pop music, he attended her show at the B96 Summer Bash in 2013.
There isn't a lot of meat behind their romantic involvement; it's more of a mutual fandom.
In 2015, the five-time NBA All-Star dated former Southern Utah hooper Charmaine Piula. They looked like a happy couple in their lone picture online, via PlayerWives.
Piula works in the auto insurance industry as a Commercial Lines Underwriting Administrator at Auto Owners Insurance in Draper, Utah, per her LinkedIn. The relationship was short lived.
According to TMZ, the basketball player dated Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell in 2016. They went on a lunch date in Los Angeles and sparked rumors of romance.
The 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and Mitchell never officially confirmed a relationship, but the Chicago Tribune also reported a connection extending beyond the lone lunch date. London's Daily Star noted the couple was no longer together in January 2019.
Karl Anthony-Towns' Ex-Girlfriend Kawahine Andrade
During the Marquette University alum's highly-publicized departure from the Minnesota Timberwolves in late 2018, rumors circulated that some of the training camp animosity stemmed from an affair between him and teammate Karl Anthony-Towns' then girlfriend, Kawahine Andrade. Towns disputed this claim over Twitter.
When KAT and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid's 2019 on-court scuffle moved online, Embiid implied he had dirt on Towns. It's worth noting that Towns and Embiid have a heated history.
Jimmy Butler's Girlfriend Kaitlin Nowak
After her relationship with Jimmy Butler got out, Kaitlin Nowak has been trending among the #MiamiHeat's fan. Here's what we know about her. #Athlete #NBATwitter #NBA #basketball https://t.co/jQvUSR5Mxl
— Players Bio (@bio_players) September 7, 2021
In October 2019, after signing with the Miami Heat in free agency, the NBA star and his girlfriend Kaitlin Nowak welcomed their daughter Rylee Butler. Jimmy missed the first three games of the 2019-20 season against the Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, and Timberwolves to attend his daughter's birth. The young parents haven't made their child's life or relationship public on social media.
Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra congratulated his star via ESPN:
"Jimmy Butler is now a proud father to a baby daughter," Spoelstra [said]. "We're thrilled for him, and we're really excited."
RYLEE Butler......Pat RILEY
— Bobby, No Ricky (@JBeans_15) October 29, 2019
Butler told GQ his life perspective has changed since Rylee was born.
"I got to make sure that women are on the same level as men now, because that's what I'm going to teach her," Butler said. "Anything a man can do, you can do. With my blood running through your veins, we're not intimidated by anybody, no matter what color their skin is, if they're male, female, how tall they are, how fast. We don't care. You're going to be the best."
Nowak is reportedly a Polish-American model and hails from Omaha, Nebraska. The Omaha South High School alum earned a bachelor's degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Applied Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The blogger/social media influencer and Butler were spotted at Super Bowl LIV between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in February 2020. She's also been seen courtside at Heat games throughout NBA seasons.
The 2015 NBA Most Improved Player, who's growing his net worth with plenty of endorsements, is focused on leading his team back to the NBA Finals to accomplish what they couldn't in the 2020 NBA Bubble: winning a championship.
Reports of Butler and singer Selena Gomez going on dates took social media by storm in December 2020. Gomez famously dated Justin Bieber on and off for numerous years.
According to E! News, Gomez and Butler were spotted having dinner at a place called Lucien in New York City. Whether that means they were anything more than friends is all speculation, however. But it still adds an interesting wrinkle to Butler's private life.
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