Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Girlfriend? Bio & Mother

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Mariah Riddlesprigger was an American volleyball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend. She played for her high-school team and received the honor of ‘Scholar Athlete’ and the ‘Junior League Senior Girl Athlete Award.’ 

Known as the Greek Freak of the NBA, Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a professional basketball player playing for the Milwaukee Bucks as their power forward/small forward.

He got his nickname for his fierceness, skills, and huge stature. But, thankfully, off-court, Giannis is a family man who is very much in love with his girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger

Giannis Antetokounmpo's wife
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mariah Riddlesprigger (Source: Bleacherreport)

Here are some quick facts about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend, not wife, Mariah Riddlesprigger.

Mariah Riddlesprigger | Quick Facts

Full Name Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger
Date of Birth September 17, 1992
Birth Place Fresno, California
Nick Name Unknown
Religion Christian
Nationality American 
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Age 31 years old
Height 1.77 meter (5’10”)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Pat Riddlesprigger
Mother’s Name Cathy Riddlesprigger
Siblings Makyla Riddlesprigger, Maya Riddlesprigger 
Education Bullard Highschool, Rice University, Texas
Marital Status Unmarried
In a Relationtionship with Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kids Liam Charles Antetokounmpo
Profession Professional Volleyball player
Brands Sincerely, Mariah 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth $1 million
Giannis Antetokounmpo Merch  Basketball Jersey, Rookie Cards
Last Update  March, 2024

Who is Mariah Riddlesprigger?

Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger is a professional American volleyball player who is known for dating NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The former volleyball player was born on September 17, 1992, in Fresno, California. Mariah is American by nationality but African-American by ethnicity.

Likewise, she was a player on the volleyball team of Rice University, Texas.

Early Life & Family 

Mariah grew up in Fresno, California, with her two sisters, Maya and Makyla. Her parents are Fresco natives Pat Riddlesprigger and Cathy Riddlesprigger.

Her father, Pat, used to be a professional basketball player at the Fresco States.

Likewise, her mother, Cathy, is a regional sales manager at Allstar fire equipment, INC, selling items used in firefighting. 

Mariah used to play volleyball during her high school days. Giannis’s girlfriend was captain of her high school’s volleyball team, and she was also named MVP in her senior year of high school.


Mariah attended Bullard High school and graduated from there in 2010. She had excellent academic scores in addition to her talent in volleyball. She also got a scholarship in college for that.

Similarly, she got a BA degree in sports management and sociology from Rice University, Texas, in 2014. Riddlesprigger was also an active member of an African-American student union.

Personal Life of Mariah Riddlesprigger

Mariah is in a live-in relationship with her boyfriend, Giannis Antetokounmp, and lives at their private mansion in Wisconsin.

Despite the rumor, Giannis and Mariah have yet to tie the knot. However, the two have a son named Liam Charles Antetokounmp born on February 10, 2020. So, he is 4 years old.

Also, Liam got his middle name Charles from his grandfather Charles Antetokounmp who died in 2017. Liam also has got a nickname from his father’s fans as the “little freak.”

Moreover, they are also expecting their second child soon.

A rumor about Mariah and Giannis spread when people found the couple shopping for a crib for the babe.

Not long after that, the rumor was confirmed when Mariah posted about having a second child on her Instagram.

Moving on, Mariah and Giannis love traveling. Giannis often takes Mariah to Greece for a vacation so she can learn about their culture.

Giannis and Mariah take private jets while traveling, and Giannis posts photos of them on Instagram.

Career Record | Mariah Riddlesprigger

Mariah Riddlesprigger is a 31 year-old former American volleyball player.

She had an interest in playing volleyball and played on her high school team. She even got rewarded with the Scholar-Athlete award.

Mariah Riddlesprigger
Mariah Riddlesprigger played volleyball in high school (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Mariah pursued volleyball even after going to college. She was a member of Rice University’s volleyball team.

After her remarkable gameplay, Mariah was nominated as the ‘Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week’ senior season.

From Volleyball to NBA

Despite her bright volleyball career, Mariah didn’t pursue it professionally later on. Instead, after graduation, Riddlesprigger worked at the athletic ticket office of Rice University for two years.

Then she got an internship at NBA for the Philidelphia 76ers for two years and worked her way to career-changing opportunities and high-profile figures. 

Sincerity: Mariah’s clothing brand

Mariah started her own clothing brand after giving birth to her son. She has a goal of spreading positivity through her clothes.

Riddlesprigger started this clothing brand because she started to feel insecure about herself.

Unlike other NBA players who date supermodels and Instagram influencers, she felt insecure as her boyfriend Giannis chose an ordinary girl like her.

During an interview with WTMJ, she said, 

“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 ever to be. That’s not who I am.”

This got so much to her that Mariah began questioning her worth. 

“I wasn’t really happy and how that was affecting my relationships, but me in general.” 

Still, she got support from her friends and family.  

She tries to send messages about loving yourself and being confident in yourself through her merch.

Social Media Presence 

Mariah being the girlfriend of an NBA player, is very famous and has a fan following of her own. 

Moreover, Riddlesprigger has 128k followers on her Instagram and 24.3k followers on her Twitter account. She posts photos of herself and her family on her social media.

What is the net worth of Mariah Riddlesprigger?

Mariah is a former professional volleyball player. She had done jobs at NBA as a sports manager before she retired from her work. 

Although she is now the owner of two clothing brands called Sincerity and Mariah and has her own personal blog.

Mariah being an owner of clothing brands has a net worth of over $100,000

Giannis and Mariah’s Mansion

Giannis has a private mansion in Wisconsin that he bought from former Bucks player Mirza Teleovic. He spent $1.8 million on this luxurious mansion.

Likewise, this mansion has every facility you could think of: theater, swimming pool, game room, and wine cellar, and is spread on 10,000 square foot land.

He bought this house so he could live with his girlfriend and his son.

Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Giannis is a 29 year-old NBA player who plays as a power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks

Born in Athens, Greece, this stellar player is of Nigerian descent. He is famous for being young and successful as he has won many titles in NBA and has demonstrated his excellent gameplay over the past years.

Giannis Antetokounmp with his brothers
Giannis Antetokounmp with his brothers (Source: Instagram)

He was raised in poverty but made his way to NBA and is currently one of the most-paid players in the NBA.

Likewise, Giannis has four brothers, and he is the second child of their parents.

The popularity graph of Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger

According to her search graph, we can see her popularity through the number of times people are searching for her. We can say she’s still popular in 2022.

Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger popularity graph
Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger popularity graph. (Source: Google Trends)

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Is Giannis married?

Giannis is not married, but he is in a live-in relationship with Mariah Riddlesprigger, a professional volleyball player, and they have a son.

Why is Giannis Antetokounmp called ‘The Greek Freak’?

Giannis is considered the Greek Freak of the NBA according to his nationality, skills, size, and speed. The title is very appropriate for him.

How many 3 points shoot has Giannis made?

Giannis has an ample amount of record and which includes his 376 three-point shots throughout his career in the NBA.

How big is Giannis Antetokounmp’s hand?

Evidently, we can see their size structure, and as we see, Giannis’s hands are 9.85/12 inches. He has the third-biggest hand in NBA.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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