UPDATE: 01/15/2013: We told you we weren't entirely sure of their status, and we had good reason to think so. It appears Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend Corban Fennell is no longer his girlfriend. The couple apparently split in late 2012, which coincides nicely to his ascension to the national spotlight since taking over the 49ers. The most commonly repeated rumor online suggests that Kaepernick broke up with his girlfriend a week after his first NFL start.
With that, an angry ex girlfriend Corban Fennell took to Twitter and spoke her mind:
"You want groupies rather than a true honest person hmmm interesting"
"Been waiting for a good reason to go there finally got one then see that I’m not appreciated there’s someone who is clearly more important"
"Least ill save $200-300 on not going there not to mention the other 2gifts lol smh"
"How is it that I haven’t been with no one else since him…a whole damn year almost smh if you knew the situation us know how sad it is smh" - 12/04/2012
If the 49ers go on to a super Bowl win, don't be shocked to hear more from Colin Kaepernick's ex girlfriend.... and if she talks, we'll be listening.
So we’ll be entirely honest – not 100% sure about that status of Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend. That being said, we have evidence of there being one, though whether she’s current or past, well… you’ll have to be the judge of that.
Kaepernick’s course so far in the NFL has been an interesting one. Drafted in the 2nd round by the 49ers in 2010, he was seen as the next promising option at QB. San Fran fans hoped he would be the franchise’s next great QB. The man he would replace was Alex Smith. Smith was a former #1 overall pick who had failed to excel in anything that a quarterback should. However, in a shocking turn of events, Smith turned things around in 2011 and led the 49ers to a 13-3 record, with their season ending with a loss in the NFC Championship to eventual Super Bowl Winners, the New York Giants.
Despite all this, the 49ers organization pursued Peyton Manning in the offseason, ultimately “passing." They stuck with Smith, who again proved he might actually have figured things out as San Fran marched to a 6-2 record before suffering a concussion. Enter stage left, Colin Kaepernick to the rescue. He proceeded to dismantle the daunting Bears defense and outpace the Saints offense. Thus, a new leader was crowned. Of course as these things never go smoothly; San Fran just lost to the lowly Rams and Smith is healthy, and unhappy on the bench, while a full-blown QB controversy has been ignited.
Someone who may (or may not) also be going through this is Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend Corban. There are a lot of rumors and pictures which would suggest they were a couple at some point, and definitely not too long ago. She lives in the Bay Area, and might actually be living with Kaepernick. However, Corban also has references on her Twitter page that things aren’t quite as they seem, using the hashtag #friends in a picture of the two.
If any readers out there know the official scoop, let us know. We’ll post any updates as we find them.