Who is Jessica Olsson, Dirk Nowitzki’s wife? Wiki bio
Jessica Olsson was born in Gavel, Sweden in 1982 – her zodiac sign would be Sagittarius and she is of Swedish nationality. She is an associate director, but is known more as the wife of Dirk Nowitzkica former basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Dallas Mavericks, and is considered one of the greatest German athletes of all time.
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Early life and education
Jessica was raised in Gavel by her Swedish ski instructor father, and her Kenyan mother who is a housewife – she has two younger twin brothers, Marcus and Martin Olsson, who both grew up with an interest in football, and today Marcus plays in England as a midfielder for Derby County, while Martin also plays in the United Kingdom, for Swansea City and for the Swedish national team.
Jessica attended a local high school in Gavel where she was physically active through sports, while also practicing her acting skills as a member of the school’s drama club.
After her entrance exam, she enrolled at a college and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004.
Jessica began working in a grocery store after college to support herself financially, and upon graduation she joined the Goss-Michael Foundation, where she currently serves as an associate director. Having been interested in art since childhood, she recently landed a job at the Dallas Art Gallery, so she currently has two different jobs.
Love life and relationships
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki met in 2010 at a charity event hosted by Sports for Education and Economic Development Project, and started dating after chatting on the phone for about a month. A year later, Dirk proposed to her, and the wedding took place on July 20, 2012, at Dirk’s home in Dallas, Texas, where only the two’s closest friends and family were in attendance. Dirk and Jessica also had ceremonies in both Kenya and Germany to honor both of their families. Jessica gave birth to their daughter Malaika Nowitzki in July 2013, and their two sons Max and Morris followed in March 2015 and November 2016.
Before Jessica, Dirk had a relationship with Sybille Gerer, who was a basketball player for DJK Würzburg in Germany. They started dating in 1992 and were together until 2002 – Dirk continued: ‘Eventually we found out that we developed in different ways. … It didn’t work anymore, but we’re still good friends’. Jessica was also in a long-term relationship before meeting Dirk, dating for about five years before they broke up.
Hobbies and other interests
Jessica likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of hers favorite actors and actresses are Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Hanks and Jennifer Aniston, while some of her favorite movies are “Avengers”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Runaway Bride”.
She loves to travel and has been all over Europe, to countries like Norway, England and Italy, while also visiting several US states such as New York, Arizona and California. She enjoys reading books, with Herman Hesse as her favorite writer, while two of her favorite books are “Beneath the Wheel” and “Peter Camenzind”. Jessica is a bit of a shopaholic and often goes shopping for clothes; her favorite colors are black and white. She likes to taste different cuisines – her favorite is Italian.
Jessica is also physically active and has several training sessions each week at the gym, usually with her husband, and enjoys jogging in a nearby park. She is a lover of animals, and has two dogs.
Appearance and power
Jessica is 37 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 1.75 m tall, weighs about 60 kg and her vital statistics are 35-25-36; she wears shoes size eight. As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at $2 million while Dirk’s net worth is said to be over $140 million, built largely from his basketball career.
Who is Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica’s husband?
Dirk Nowitzki was born in Würzburg, then West Germany, on June 19, 1978, his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds German nationality and US citizenship.
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Dirk was raised in Würzburg by his father Jorg-Werner who played handball for the German national team, and his mother Helga Bredenbrocker who was also a basketball player. Dirk has an older sister named Silke who competed in athletics before becoming a basketball player. He started playing tennis and handball in primary school, but after being motivated by his parents and teachers he switched to basketball, partly because he grew to 2.13m. Dirk was 15 when he started playing for the local team DJK Würzburg, and was then noticed by the famous coach Holger Geschwidner who offered to teach him 2-3 times a week.
He joined the Dallas Mavericks in 1998, but was first chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks, who soon traded him to the Mavericks. The first season was bad for Dirk, as Mavericks lost 31 out of 50 games. In 1999, the Mavericks were bought by Mark Cuban for $280 million and Mark invested in the team improving their results, and in 2000 they reached the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Dirk became the second highest paid German athlete, right behind Michael Schumacher, a former motorcycle racing world champion. Dirk stayed with the Mavericks until after the 2018-2019 season when he retired.
Dirk’s sister Silke described him as ‘a confident but restrained character, unspoiled by money and fame.
Vielen Dank für die Auszeichnung. Es war mir eine große Ehre! pic.twitter.com/VtHPkFtFUN
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) December 5, 2019
He likes to read and play the saxophone’. Dirk is interested in charity work and is the founder of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation that helps poor people in Africa.
In 2004 the book “Dirk Nowitzki: German Wunderkind”, written by Dino Reisner and Holgen Sauer, was published about Dirk’s basketball career. In November 2011, Jurgen Hopfl and Fabian Fruhwirth wrote the 216 page book about Dirk called “Einfach Er – Dirk Nowitzki – Aus Würzburg an die Weltspitze, (Just Him – Dirk Nowitzki – From Würzburg to the top of the World)”, which also has Dirk’s interviews and photos in it. In 2014 a documentary about Dirk was released called “Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot”.