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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend: Mariah Riddlesprigger

Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying to build something big in Milwaukee as the Bucks’ franchise player. But off the court, he’s also building up his own family alongside his lovely girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger. Let’s get to know the strong woman behind the big man leading the Milwaukee Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend: Mariah Riddlesprigger

Giannis Antetokounmpo's girlfriend: Mariah Riddlesprigger Giannis Antetokounmpo Mariah Riddlesprigger Giannis Antetokounmpo's wife

Mariah and Giannis are not known to be married yet, but the couple is happily living together in Milwaukee. The couple had their first child in February 2020, an adorable baby boy named Liam Charles. Riddlesprigger isn’t shy to show off their son on Instagram, often featuring him having some fun outdoors or just hanging out with daddy Giannis.

 

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Liam Charles is aptly nicknamed “Baby Freak,” which would be just an awesome moniker if he were able to follow in his father’s footsteps and make the NBA as well. Judging by his genetics bestowed from his parents, he has a pretty decent shot at being pretty freakish as well. Giannis as we know is just a physical specimen on the court, standing at a firm 6-foot-11 with a condor-like wingspan of 7-foot-4.

But his mother Mariah doesn’t hurt baby Liam’s chances in that area, as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend is also athletically gifted and stands at a solid 5-foot-10. Riddlesprigger was a volleyballer player during her school days. She was team captain of her high school volleyball team and was named MVP of their league in her senior year. She continued her volleyball career in college as she played while attending Rice University, graduating with a degree in Sport Management and Sociology. Mariah was even named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.

Mariah’s ties to the basketball world stemmed from her father, who played Division I hoops for Fresno State University. But she eventually forged her own path in the sports industry. Riddlesprigger first worked at Rice U’s ticketing office. She then used that experience to leverage herself into an internship with the Philadelphia 76ers. There she got the opportunity to meet some high-profile NBA figures such as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

While it’s unclear how exactly Giannis and Mariah first met, it could very well have something to with her exposure to the NBA world. Unlike some other NBA stars who usually date and/or marry supermodels or Instagram influencers, Mariah is cognizant of the fact that she’s not that. She spoke openly about it during an interview about her new clothing line, via WTMJ Milwaukee:

“You see people that come out and say, ‘oh she’s not a supermodel.’ You’re right, I’m not and I’m not going to ever be, that’s not who I am,” Mariah says.

What Mariah is, is human.

“I could recognize that I was changing and that I wasn’t quite myself. I wasn’t really happy and how that was affecting my relationships, but me in general,” she says.

Dealing with self-doubt after the birth of her first son, Liam.

“My family trying to help me, my friends are trying to help me. But at some point, I have to help myself,” Mariah says.

Riddlesprigger used that as inspiration for her own clothing line, remembering wise words from her mother:

“My mom said that a lot. She always reminds me that you’re good enough, you’re beautiful enough, and don’t let anyone take that away from you. It’s just a reminder that you’re worthy because of who you are, undeniably, no matter what,” said Mariah.

 

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While Giannis Antetokounmpo is definitely proud of his girlfriend Mariah for trying to empower others in her own way, he’s probably not too pleased to admit that Riddlesprigger was an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan growing up as a child. Check out Antetokounmpo’s reaction when it was revealed during an Instagram live feed:

Giannis will probably let that pass, as she’s clearly a fan of the deer now given she’s together with the franchise’s best player. The happy couple are growing their small family, with Mariah recently announcing that they are expecting baby no. 2 after baby Liam Charles:

“Oh and I forgot to mention baby #2 is on the way and I’m in for even more life lessons! My kids are my biggest blessing and my greatest lesson!” Mariah wrote on Instagram post.

Milwaukee Bucks fans can only hope that Giannis Antetokoumpo and his wonderful girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger decide to stay and grow in Wisconsin for the long haul.