Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is an unstoppable force on the football field. He sheds tacklers with a dominant stiff arm and has already enjoyed back-to-back seasons as the NFL's rushing leader. The former University of Alabama standout has emerged as one of the best offensive weapons in the game. He also has the support of his biggest fan: girlfriend Adrianna Rivas.
Derrick Henry's Girlfriend Adrianna Rivas
King Henry, born to Derrick Henry Sr. and Stacy Veal and raised by his grandmother Gladys, has been dating "Queen" Adrianna Rivas for quite some time now. Their first picture on social media together, posted on her account four years ago, was at Henry's graduation from Alabama in 2018.
Adrianna Yasmin Rivas Colmenero, born to father Joe and mother Simona Rivas, reportedly grew up a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, but has since changed allegiances to support her superstar boyfriend on the Titans. Her two brothers Adriel and Daniel still keep their Cowboys fandom strong.
Rivas was born in Odessa, Texas and attended the University of Texas. She has a bachelor of arts in public relations and has worked as a guest service representative for Marriott International as well as an account executive at Technifax Office Solutions. She also appears to have a business that provides eyelash extension services in the Nashville area.
Living in the wide world of WAGS (wives and girlfriends) Rivas has taken a liking to the being the support system behind one of American football's best running backs, as Henry's net worth continues to rise.
The couple also shared two dogs Nino, who is a Rottweiler mix, and Nala, a golden doodle.
Their Beautiful Daughter Valentina
The happy couple had their first child together in May 2020, daughter Valentina Allure Henry, whom they released sonogram photos of on social media prior to her delivery.
The pair currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee, and are the proud parents to Valentina and their dogs, Nala and Nino, whom they frequently post photos of on Instagram.
From Alabama to Tennessee
Derrick Henry grew up in Yulee, Florida and emerged as a football superstar at Yulee High School. He then took his talents to Tuscaloosa and starred as a Heisman Trophy winning running back under Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
Following his sensational college career, Henry was a second round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He's played six seasons in the NFL, making two Pro Bowls and racking up 6,797 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns.
Despite having yet to play in a Super Bowl, Henry has made some memorable moments on the field, though none stand out quite like his dominant stiff arm on Bills cornerback Josh Norman.
Henry seems to be getting better year after year. And with his loving girlfriend and beautiful baby girl cheering him on, the sky is the limit for the running back who is quite literally built different.
This article was originally published on March 16, 2021, and has been updated since.
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