08/01/2012: So did they or didn't they? No one really knows.
Despite rampant speculation, and dozens of pictures of Dirk in traditional African dress, the Dallas Mavericks are denying all reports and told the Dallas Morning News that no wedding date has been set yet. At this point, it's pretty safe to assume that the couple is either married, or will be eventually. I doubt we'll see much more confirmation one way or another.
07-17-2012: And the transformation is complete. Dirk Nowitzki is now married to Jessica Olsson, finally shutting the door entirely on the Cristal Ann Taylor portion of his life forever. The rumor on the street is that the couple is having two separate ceremonies, a traditional African ceremony for Jessica's mother's family and another in Germany. Congrats to Dirk for having a wife that isn't batshit crazy.
04-03-2012: Dirk Nowitzki has confirmed that he and Jessica Olsson are now engaged. On an interview with the BaD (Bob and Dan) show on Dallas SportsRadio 1310, Dirk admitted that he had infact recently popped the question. While he didn't provide a ton of details, any time we can get confirmation out of the mouth of the athlete, we're prone to trusting it.
This may have been a nerve wracking proposal for Dirk. Admittedly, Dirk's been down this path before and it didn't end quite as well, so we certainly wish the couple much greater success than he experience in his last go round.
Despite Dirk's prowess on the court, Dirk hasn't always had the same success off it, or in the bedroom. Remember his crazy, convict ex girlfriend/fiancee who was rumored pregnant with Dirk's spawn, but then turned out she was lying? Yeah, us too.
Fast forward one year, and things are looking much, much brighter for our tall German friend who saved the world by slaying LeBron. With his first championship under his belt, rumors are swirling that Dirk is ready to propose to his smokeshow Swede girlfriend of just over a year - we say make Jessica Olsson into Mrs. Dirk Nowitzki ASAP. Sadly, not much more is known about Dirk Nowitzki's girlfriend Jessica or her possible upgrade to Dirk Nowitzki's wife. In the meantime, look at more pics over at WorldRedEye.com as well.