Known as the Greek Freak of the NBA, Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a professional basketball player playing from 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.
Mariah Riddlesprigger | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1992|
|Birth Place||Fresno, California|
|Height||1.77 meter (5’10”)|
|Father’s Name||Pat Riddlesprigger|
|Mother’s Name||Cathy Riddlesprigger|
|Siblings||Makyla Riddlesprigger, Maya Riddlesprigger|
|Education||Bullard Highschool, Rice University, Texas|
|In a Relationtionship with||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Kids||Liam Charles Antetokounmpo|
|Profession||Professional Volleyball player|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo Merch||Basketball Jersey, Rookie Cards|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
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 fire fighting.
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 sport 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 2 years old.
Also, Liam got his middle name as 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 couples 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 know 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 29 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.
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 to ever 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, she is very famous and has a fan following of her own.
What is the net worth of Mariah Riddlesprigger?
Mariah is a former professional volleyball player. She had done jobs and 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 she 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, 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 27 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.
He was raised in poverty but made his way to NBA and is currently one of the most paid players in the NBA.
Likewise, Giannnis has four brothers, and he is the second child of their parents.
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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 the Greek Freak of the NBA because of his nationality, skills, size, and speed.
How many 3 points shoot has Giannis made?
Giannis has made 376 three-point shots throughout his career in NBA.
How big is Giannis Antetokounmp’s hand?
Giannis’s hands are 9.85/12 inches. He has the third biggest hand in NBA.