Meet Jessica Olsson - Biography - Wife of Dirk Nowitzki NBA Player


Jessica Olsson is famous as the star wife of popular German professional basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. The couple got married in 2012 and had two children, a son, and a daughter together. Currently, she is working as the associate director of Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation Art Gallery.

Early Life

Jessica Olsson was born in Kenya to a Kenyan mother and a Swedish father. She also has twin younger brothers; Marcus and Martin Olsson. Both of them are soccer players, Marcus used to plays for Blackburn Rovers, and Martin plays for Norwich City and also belongs to the Sweden national team.

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Professional career

Jessica Olsson is currently working as the associate director of Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation Art Gallery. Likewise, her husband Dirk Nowitzki is a famous German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Dirk Olsson while playing basketballDirk Olsson while playing basketball  Source: Basketball Wiki

Similarly, in 2001, Dirk led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal and was also the leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments.


Before basketball star Jessica Olsson was in a relationship with Cristal Taylor. He was even engaged to her and used to live in Dirk’s house together. However, Taylor was sentenced to 5 years in prison for violating the terms of probation in 2009.

Dirk Nowitzki's ex-girlfriend Cristal TaylorDirk Nowitzki's ex-girlfriend Cristal Taylor  Source: playerwives

Dirk surely was dragged in the whole matter as he was in a relationship at that time and also Cristal was having his baby at the time of the arrest.

Later, Dirk applied for sole custody of his unborn child with Taylor. However, later it was revealed that Cristal was not pregnant and she was all faking it to grab media attention.

Personal Life

Jessica Olsson married Dirk Nowitzki on July 20, 2012. The couple first met while Jessica was vacationing in Scotland, where Dirk has been a perennial all-star that led the Mavericks to the Franchise’s first ever NBA championship in 2010.

Wedding Picture of Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki in an African styleWedding Picture of Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki in an African style  Source: gstatic

Nowitzki confirmed his engagement with Jessica during an interview with the ‘BaD’ show on Dallas SportsRadio 1310. After two years of their relationship, the pair got married in a traditional African wedding ceremony in Kenya.

As the rumors stated, the couple had two separate ceremonies at their wedding. First, a traditional ceremony was held for Jessica’s mother’s family and then another in Germany. The couple also has three children, Daughter Malaika who was born in July 2013, son Max on March 24, 2015, and Morris Nowitzki on November 11, 2016.

Till the date, the couple is together, and no any news and rumor regarding their relationship is heard which would lead to their separation.