Tyler Herro & His Model Girlfriend Are New Parents
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro may just be 21 years old but he’s taken the NBA by storm so far in his young career. He showed he’s ready for the big stage during the Heat’s run to the 2020 NBA Finals, when he scored a ridiculous and record-setting 37 points against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Don’t tell Paul Pierce that his nickname is Bucket, though.

The former Kentucky Wildcat and pride of Wisconsin’s Whitnall High School turned out to be a pretty darn good choice in the 2019 NBA Draft. The first-round pick has a career average of 14.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game entering his third NBA season.

The 21-year-old NBA player can’t even rent a car (not that he needs to), but he has a girlfriend who can. Meet the Miami Heat star’s Instagram model gal pal, Katya Elise Henry:

Who Is Tyler Herro’s Girlfriend Katya Elise Henry?

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Tyler Herro is dating an Instagram model named Katya Elise Henry.

Henry is a big name in the world of social media, as she’s racked up nearly eight million followers by posting pics in swimwear on Instagram. She’s also a fitness model who designs workout programs and has her own website, Workouts by Katya, aimed at people looking to “build their booty.”

According to The Sun, Henry is 27, which is significantly older than her 21-year-old boyfriend.

Model Katya Elise Henry has dated some pretty well-known stars. She’s been spotted with singer Austin Mahone in the past and even reportedly dated Washington Wizards small forward Kyle Kuzma when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The story of how Henry and Herro met was as simple as three letters.

They Met After A Social Media Message

The coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak forced many to shoot their shot and ask people out over social media, and that’s exactly what Herro did.

Herro took to Twitter in March 2020 to send a simple message to the Instagram model. The “wyd” tweet — which means “what you doing?” for the older folks reading — worked like a charm and nabbed her attention.

Henry responded, “quarantine n chill?” and the rest of their trending relationship is history.

Since then, the two have spent a ton of time together, including dancing in TikTok videos and soaking up some sun on a boat.

He Let Her In The NBA Playoff Bubble

As the Miami Heat took down the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA Playoffs last year, the league allowed players to let up to four guests — most of which are family, friends and girlfriends — into the NBA bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex inside Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The Miami Heat guard let his influencer girlfriend into the Bubble and the two celebrated the Heat’s win to send them to the NBA Finals against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers.


The Heat’s Cinderella run was cut just short with the Lakers winning the championship series in six games.

Tyler Herro and Katya Elise Henry Welcome First Child

Herro and Henry announced they were expecting a baby in June 2021. Three months later, their baby girl Zya Elise Herro arrived.

“& on the 14th day of September, a PERFECT PRINCESS arrived to rule the world ? Zya Elise Herro ? We did thaaaaat @nolimitherro ????,” said Henry in an Instagram post.

The couple appears to be happier than ever. They post about each other on their Instagram stories with loving messages.

Tyler Herro is only 21 years old, but he’s living his best life right now. The only thing that can make having a model girlfriend and daughter better is winning a title and bringing a banner back to Miami.

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Patrick covered the Florida Gators during the forgettable Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain eras before spending two seasons writing for Major League Baseball. He's a baseball junkie who spends his days defending Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. He lives in South Florida but his heart belongs in Gainesville, Florida.
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