Kawhi Leonard is an ace player who took his team Toronto Raptors to the NBA finals for the first time in the history. The Rapport star has been everyone’s favorite in the sports world. While he has millions of fans who want to know everything about him, he disappoints them by remaining grounded. And it seems like his lady love also follows his trait passionately. Leonard and Shipley have kept their relationship far from the public eye. But his fans are very curious to know about Kishele Shipley who gets to call herself his girlfriend. And here we have assembled every deep fact about Kawhi’s lady love who supports him through every thick and thin.
Who is Kishele Shipley?
The NBA’s star’s girlfriend Kishele Shipley was born on 10 April 1989 to parents Cathy Marie and Kenneth Shipley. She was born and raised in San Diego, California along with two siblings. Kishele has two sisters named Kassandra and Kenisha. The three sisters have been nurtured with great love and care while growing up. Her parents’ financial condition was pretty good that could afford her a normal childhood.
Shipley has undergone a good educational background. After completing her high education, she attended the San Diego State University. She was honored with a degree in Public Administration in 2012. After graduating from the University, she took no longer to put the theoretical knowledge in the real world. Shipley soon started working as a human resource professional in the San Diego based company. Likewise, her sister Kasandra is a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. Kenisha is a graduate student researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Kenisha studied Environmental Science-Hydrology. All three siblings have academically scored well and are doing great in their respective careers.
Kishele Shipley has moved to Canada where her beau Kawhi Leonard plays for the Toronto Raptors.
Obscure Relationship with Kawhi Leonard
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard and Kishele are said to be college sweethearts. They met each other at San Diego State University and ever since they are together. Kishele dragged all attention towards her following her romantic relationship with Kawhi Leonard. While some regard her as Leonard’s wife, others still regard her as his girlfriend. Some people also believe that the couple has exchanged the rings and will soon exchange wedding vows. But, the two have not confirmed the actual scenario of their relationship whether they are married or engaged. Despite all the suspicion, the duo is doing great in their relationship. They are happily residing in Canada with their two children.
Leonard and Shipley are doing great in their life through the real status of their union are not known to the world. They are keen to make build a beautiful home together. Kishele has taken an interest in home decoration and design. She has originated many interior ideas which she uploads on her ‘Pinterest’ account. Shipley must have thought a unique design for her future home where they will make life long memories.
Baby Joy for the Couple
At the center of Shipley and Leonard’s universe, is their daughter Kaliyah Leonard. The duo welcomed their first baby together in July 2016. Upon her arrival, Kawhi expressed his joy with ESPN as:
“It’s just a great feeling, once you have a child.”
The couple has kept their daughter away from the limelight. They want to give her a normal childhood free from the media tantrums. Despite their best efforts to save their family from rumors, Leonard and Shipley made headlines when rumors circulated that they welcomed their second child in March 2019 in Canada. A few months ago, multiple media outlets claimed that Kawhi Leonard and his partner Kishele gave birth to their second child, a baby son at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. However, they have not confirmed the rumors yet and we can’t say what the picture is.
Her Beau Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard born originally as Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an NBA superstar who plays for the Toronto Rapport. The rapport star was born to parents Mark Leonard and Kim Leonard in California. He started playing basketball since he was in high school. He went onto the path of his dream by playing for the King High Wolves. During his association with the team, he won California Mr. Basketball. Besides, he was positioned as the nation’s eighth small forward and 48th player in 2009. Then he went to study at San Diego State University where he played two seasons for the San Diego State Aztecs. He has also played the NCAA tournament in his sophomore season.
Further, following the NBA draft, he was selected by the San Antonio spurs on 10th December 2011. With the spurs, Leonard won NBA Championship in 2014. Leonard showed outstanding performance in the championship for which he won NBA Finals MVP. After seven seasons with Spurs, Kawhi Leonard headed for the biggest deal that earned him much-awaited fame. In 2018, he was signed by the Toronto Raptors and ever since he has become a star. His skills led the Raptors to their first NBA championship and even won his second Final MVP award. Kawhi is nicknamed as the ‘Claw” for his ball-hawking skills.
While most of the celebrities are using social media platforms to gain more popularity and get in touch with their fans, there are still some celebs who enjoy not following the mainstream culture. No doubt Kawhi Leonard is one of them. He is not present in any social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Moreover, he rarely appears in the red carpets or on award ceremonies even if he is the guest of honor.
And it seems like Kishele has inherited this trait from her partner. Until today she hasn’t made any presence in the social networking sites. Shipley is a low-key person and immensely loves her privacy. That’s why she keeps herself away from the media buzz. However, she does make a public appearance when it’s about his boyfriend. She was seen cheering up for Kawhi during Game 4 of the NBA finals. Not only Kishele, but her family also supports her and makes participation while celebrating his achievements.
Kawhi’s girlfriend and Kyle Lowry’s wife cheering for the Raps pic.twitter.com/0EYNqFJbrb
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