Kyrie Irving isn’t afraid to shoot his shot. In the biggest moments, the elite basketball player wants the rock in his hands. He proved he has the clutch gene by nailing the dagger in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals to secure the title for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Since signing with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency 2019, the point guard is a co-magician on New York City’s hottest NBA team with Kevin Durant. Irving amazes with acrobatic moves and dynamic finishes at the Barclays Center.
The Nets have the talent and depth to make a deep playoff run under first-time head coach Steve Nash. In the middle of the COVID-19 riddled season, the path is that much more difficult. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers remain the favorites. The New York Knicks have showed signs of life.
The confidence Irving has with the ball in his hands translates to his personal life. He’s dated several women who aren’t strangers to the spotlight.
Irving dated the singer Kehlani for a brief period in 2016. Their relationship made news when Kehlani was accused of cheating on Irving with her ex-boyfriend, R&B singer PartyNextDoor. The rumors came after PartyNextDoor posted an Instagram post in bed with Kehlani.
The internet came full force at Kehlani, saying she was unfaithful. The backlash grew bad enough that she was being harassed at her shows and reportedly attempted suicide.
The six-time NBA All-Star defused the controversy by stating he and Kehlani were split at the time of the picture. The former couple broke up amicably. He penned an apology on Instagram in 2018.
Kehlani has since identified as queer and pansexual.
Irving had a fling with DJ, record producer, actress, model, and YouTube personality Chantel Jeffries during the 2018 offseason while he was a member of the Boston Celtics.
According to TMZ, the superstar and Jeffires went to catch Incredibles 2 in LA. The two were allegedly spotted in New York the previous month. The relationship was the talk of sports gossip sites but was short-lived.
The NBA star was in a relationship with Andrea Wilson from 2013-15. Wilson won Miss Texas USA in 2010.
The two have a daughter together named Azurie Elizabeth Irving. She was born on November 23, 2015. Irving shields his daughter from the spotlight.
Most recently, Irving has been linked to Marlene Wilkerson. The 27-year-old, who’s also known as Golden, is a blogger, influencer, and YouTuber.
Rumors circulated that the two were getting serious when Golden was spotted with a massive diamond ring in 2019.
The two have scrubbed each other from their social media accounts, including pictures of the huge diamond ring. The status of their relationship is uncertain. The two could have called it quits or they’re keeping a low profile.