Henry Ruggs Girlfriend: Meet Rudy Washington And Daughter Kenzli

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The former American football wide receiver Henry Ruggs has been in a loving relationship with his girlfriend, a former volleyball player and social media influencer Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington aka Rudy Washington, for a while now.

Together they share a daughter named Kenzli.

Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington emerged into the public spotlight in November 2021 when reports surfaced about her involvement in a tragic car crash alongside Henry Ruggs.

The incident garnered widespread attention due to the shocking nature of the event.

Henry Ruggs, the driver at the time, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, leading to a devastating collision that resulted in the loss of a woman’s (Tina Tintor) life and the unfortunate passing of her dog as well.

Henry Ruggs With His Girlfriend
Henry Ruggs With His Girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

Subsequent news coverage focused on the legal proceedings that followed.

Henry Ruggs faced a series of charges related to the accident, reflecting the severity of the situation.

On the other hand, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington, a passenger in the car during the crash, did not face any charges herself.

According to a recent report, Ruggs has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.

To the parents and family of Ms. Tintor, I sincerely apologize for the pain and suffering my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021, have caused you, your family, and those who knew Ms. Tina and Max,” he said.

Henry Ruggs Girlfriend: Meet Rudy Washington And Daughter Kenzli

Early Life & Family Background

Born on November 23, 1998, in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington’s life journey has been marked by a blend of athleticism, education, and digital influence.

She is currently 25 years old, with her roots deeply entrenched in Montgomery.

Kiara is the daughter of Joshua Washington and Demetria Kilgo-Washington. She grew up with her older sister, Giovonnia Kilgo, and her younger sister, Daajzia Washington.

From an early age, Kiara was drawn to the world of athleticism, engaging in various sports activities.

Her commitment was especially evident through her involvement in her school’s volleyball team during her years at Park Crossing High School in Montgomery.

Henry And Rudy's Daughter
Henry And Rudy’s Daughter (Source: Instagram)

However, her talents extended beyond the court, as she also demonstrated prowess in track and field events, excelling particularly in disciplines like javelin and shot put.

After her high school graduation, Kiara’s dedication to both academics and sports led her to the next chapter of her life.

She embarked on a journey at Paine College, earning an academic and volleyball scholarship.

Throughout her first two years, she was a valuable member of Paine College’s Women’s Volleyball team, simultaneously leaving her mark on track and field events.

It was during her time at Paine College that Kiara found herself intertwined with the tragic incident involving Henry Ruggs.

Nevertheless, her academic journey continued as she later transferred to Troy University, culminating in the attainment of her Bachelor’s degree.


Beyond her athletic endeavors, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington has seamlessly transitioned into the realm of social media and digital influence.

A familiar face on Instagram, she has collaborated with various clothing and accessory brands, adding a touch of her personal style to her online presence.

Her influence extends to YouTube, where she candidly shares insights into her daily life and offers glimpses into her close-knit family.

Kiara’s personal life is interwoven with a profound love story. She has been in a long-term relationship with Henry Ruggs, a former NFL player, with their bond tracing back to their teenage years.

Both hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, they nurtured their connection and journeyed together through life’s highs and lows.

Their partnership resulted in the birth of their daughter, Kenzli Re’Nai Ruggs, on May 7, 2020.

Henry Ruggs DUI Charges And Sentence

Former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs faced the culmination of his legal proceedings on Wednesday as he was sentenced to a minimum of three years in a Nevada prison.

This sentence stemmed from a tragic incident nearly two years prior, where Ruggs was found guilty of causing a woman’s death in a fiery crash.

Operating his sports car under the influence of alcohol, he recklessly reached speeds of up to 156 mph on a city street.

Standing before the court in Las Vegas, the former NFL first-round draft pick, now 24, expressed his deep remorse, uttering a sincere apology.

This sentiment came as he received his sentence, having previously pleaded guilty in May to felony DUI causing death and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

The latter charge, entailing a six-month jail term, was amalgamated into his overall prison sentence of three to ten years.

Henry Ruggs Crashed Sports Car
Henry Ruggs Crashed Sports Car (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The incident had profound consequences not only for Ruggs but for all those involved.

Ruggs’ association with the Raiders came to an abrupt halt as he was released from the team while still recovering in the hospital from the early morning collision that transpired on November 2, 2021.

Tragically, the crash resulted in the loss of Tina Tintor’s life and her beloved dog Max.

Furthermore, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, the mother of their daughter, suffered injuries in the collision.

In a statement during his sentencing, Ruggs acknowledged that he could offer no excuses for his actions.

He acknowledged the pain and anguish that his actions had inflicted upon his own family, his teammates, and the family of Tina Tintor.

After serving his prison term, he aspires to play a role in guiding others away from the perils of reckless driving and the dangers of combining driving with alcohol.

Pranaya Poudel
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