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Monta Ellis’ wife Juanika Amos Ellis has no problem dealing with adversity. Six years his senior, Juanika is a Memphis police officer and has dealt with plenty trouble both on the job and off.
Juanika and Monta met in their hometown of Memphis back in 2006 and were married by 2010. Shortly before meeting Juanika, Monta was drafted 40th by the Golden State Warriors and ended up being one of those players that explodes with talent after learning the ropes. He was named most improved player in 2007 and by 2008 had earned a $66 million contract with the Warriors, making him their highest paid player. Juanika and Monta were living the dream, and they had two children following Monta’s big deal. Then came adversity...
Monta was sued for sexual herassment in December of 2011 by a team employee named Erika Ross Smith. She worked for the Warriors’ community relations department. Ellis allegedly sent dozens of explicit text messages and pictures to her. As you might imagine, this was bad news for Mr. Ellis. According to Sporting News, the case was settled out of court six months later, which essentially means Ellis paid her a tidy sum of money to stand down. To the left a large cash payout, and to the right a very disappointed police officer whom you just happen to be married to. Sigh...time to hit the court, Monta!
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In honor of Cuban's Mavericks finally winning the NBA title last night, we present to you Mark Cuban's Wife Tiffany Stewart. The two originally met at the gym and, after dating for a short while, have been married since September 2002. Mark Cuban and Tiffany Stewart have two children (Alexis Sofia and Alyssa). Say what you will about Mark Cuban and his antics as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, but he has delivered a title to Dallas and he and his wife look pretty good with that trophy.
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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