Is Steven Adams’ Girlfriend Kayla Kiriau?

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Steven Adams is a professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is in a relationship with Kayla Kiriau, also from New Zealand, and plays basketball.

However, some sources claim that Steven and Kayla have parted ways, but the couple has not spoken about their split. They might be having some problems in their relationship and working on solving them.

The two have been together for quite some time and are very private regarding their relationship.

Steven Adams And Kayla Kiriau
Steven Adams And Kayla Kiriau (Source: The Spun)

They might have clicked instantly as they both have so much in common, as they were both born and brought up in New Zealand and are passionate about basketball.

Kiriau has been a part of the South West Metro Pirates since 2021. She is capable of playing in the WNBA but is yet to be drafted.

We will explore many things about her in this article, so be sure to stick with us. First, here are some quick facts about her.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kayla Kiriau
Birth Date June 15, 1993
Age 30 Years Old
Profession Basketball player
Nationality New Zealander
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Height 5’8″/1.72 m/172 cm
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
High School Sheridan College
College Point Park University
Marital Status Not Married
Boyfriend Steven Adams
Net Worth $300 – $900 thousand
Social Media Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life

Kayla Kiriau was born on June 15, 1993, in New Zealand. According to her complete birthday, she is a Gemini.

Kayla is of African-American descent and a devout Christian who practices Christianity.

She has kept her parents’ identities a secret and has never spoken publicly about them.

Education & Career

Kayla attended Sheridan College from 2010 to 2013 and received an Associate’s degree in General Studies. She continued her education at Point Park University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2015.

Kiriau has been playing basketball since her childhood. She was the Pioneers’ starting point guard and was named one of only four players on the NAIA Division II women’s basketball team.

She was a second-year student at Point Park when she started playing for the university team. She helped her squad win the Gillette Trophy while still at Sheridan College in Wyoming.

Kiriau has played in all ten games for the Pioneers, scoring 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.8 steals.

Point Park’s starter had a brilliant scoring record in the postseason, and in terms of steals per game, she is ranked 23rd in the country.

Romance Life

Kayla’s boyfriend is Steven Adams. He is a professional basketball player from New Zealand. The duo had been dating for quite some time.

There is currently no information on when and how they met and started dating.

According to some online sources, Adams’ relationship with his girlfriend Kayla has gone cold. As both of them do not follow one another on Instagram, their fans have speculated that the pair have parted ways.

However, we cannot make up the conclusion until they publicly address this. Maybe, the couple wishes to keep their private life away from the limelight.

Short Glance On Steven Adams

Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player who plays center for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Adams only played one NBL summer with Wellington Saints in New Zealand, helping the team win the championship in 2011, and was named the New Zealand NBL Rookie of the Year.

The NBA player stands tall at 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters) and exhibits impressive physical strength, allowing him to outperform his competitors.

Steven Adams, The Center For The Memphis Grizzlies
Steven Adams, The Center For The Memphis Grizzlies (Source: Sports Illustrated)

He also has incredible speed and agility to move around the court. With his steady rebounds and blocks, the New Zealand native has gained a lot of fans over the years.

Steven Adams was born to a Tongan mother and an English father in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 20, 1993. His father, Sid Adams, served in the Royal Navy and later settled in New Zealand. Sid fathered 18 children with five women.

Talking about Adams’ NBA career, he started his professional NBA career after the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him as the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

He also played for the New Orleans Pelicans before joining the Memphis Grizzlies. On October 2, 2022, the NBA player signed a two-year/$25.2 million contract extension with the Grizzlies.

On January 22, 2023, he sustained a right knee injury during a 112-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns, ruling him out for the remaining of the season.

Adams is one of the Grizzlies’ highest-paid players and is expected to bag $17,926,829 for the 2022-23 season. Similarly, his NBA career earnings total $145,144,832 as of this writing.

Steven’s Dating History

Steven Adams chose not to follow in his father’s footsteps and dated only a few ladies. To our information, Kayla Kiriau and Ezel Kokcu are the only two ladies involved in a loving connection with him.

We all know about his romance with Kayla. Let’s discuss Ezel now. Kokcu and her parents are both Turkish immigrants from New Zealand. She dropped out of college with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Kokcu started three tech companies and sold all three of them. Her first startup was STQRY, an exploration and story-telling app for museums and major attractions.

Her second startup was Non-Stop Tix, a ticketing platform built for small venues and artists that didn’t charge huge BOOKINGS, and her third Passphere, a ticketing and analytics product for much larger venues, festivals, concerts, and expos.

In August 2016, Steven’s former girlfriend, Ezel, joined him on a visit to New Zealand with his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates.

Steven and Ezel spent most of their time singing and cheering in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Net Worth

Kayla’s net worth is estimated at around $300,000 and $900,000 as of 2024. As a professional basketball player, she could create a decent livelihood and save a lot of money.

Most of her earnings are from his basketball career and she is happy with the money she earns from her job.

According to the source, a female basketball player’s average salary in the United States is $100,000, so she might earn similar figures.

On the other hand, her boyfriend, Steven Adams, is expected to have a total wealth of roughly $20 million as of 2024.

Social Media Presence

Although she is pretty much known in public, whether for her basketball career or being Adam’s girlfriend, she likes to keep her personal life private.

She has not addressed anything unique in the outside world through her Instagram handle, like about her parents, hobbies, or vacations.

Kayla is on Instagram under the handle @kayfezz, but her account is private.

Instagram: 1,121 followers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What ethnicity is Adams?

Steven Adams was born to one Tongan mom and an English father in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Does Steven Adams have a ring?

Steven Adams has yet to win an NBA championship but won the NBL championship in 2011.

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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  1. Im from Ok so I have followed Stephen since draft. I even have his book. He has really bulked up since the draft. Wish we had an updated bio Keep going Stephen, you are perfect

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