Who is Kiara Morrison?
Kiara was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 18 January 1988, in Compton, California USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed Filipino and African-American descent. She’s a celebrity and social media star, but probably only known as the wife of the famous professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA), DeMar DeRozan.
Early life and education
Kiara was raised in Compton alongside her sister Courtney Jaco by their parents Ruth Jaco and Keith Morrison; there isn’t much information about their mother, however, it’s known that her father was a professional basketball player for the Philippines Basketball Association (PBA), back in the ’80s.
She attended Serra High School in Gardena, California, and upon matriculating in 2006, she enrolled at the University of South California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2009.
While she was a high school student, she started playing basketball and continued playing at college, where she also became the women’s team manager.
After graduating, Kiara seems to be devoted to raising her children, and she hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her occupation and career.
It’s known that she’s involved in various charity works alongside her husband DeMar DeRozan, with whom she co-founded ‘All Star Book’, which challenges students to read one book and write a report each week; it’s a program which should help children to improve their literacy skills.
The foundation has distributed over 3,000 books to children in ten schools across Toronto, Canada in the collaboration with The BIGA Picture, First Book Canada, and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.
Nowadays, Kiara is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, on which she’s gained nearly 18,000 followers; she’s posted over 1,000 photos and videos, mostly featuring herself in various dress combinations, and also some photos of her children.
Love life and marriage with DeMar DeRozan
Kiara met DeMar sometime in 2009while she was at college; she watched him play, and eventually they went out on several dates before they started dating officially.
If you watch the @Raptors you might notice that DeMar DeRozan doesn't really question too many calls in the south end of…
After four years of dating, in 2013 DeMar proposed to her, and they announced their engagement. In the same year, they became parents – Kiara gave birth to their first daughter Diar, and their second daughter Mari was born in 2016.
Although everyone expected their wedding, sometime in 2017 the two broke up, which was a bit of a shock for their fans, as they seemed to be going well between one of the most favorite ‘NBA couples’. They shared their love and passion for basketball, and she was one of the loudest and devoted fans during the live matches which DeMar played. After the news about them was shared on social media networks, she posted on her Instagram saying that she will stay in a healthy relationship with the father of her daughters, however, eventually she deleted this post.
In September 2018, the two were spotted together, and the rumors about them being back together started, which they confirmed later.
According to some sources, the two are still engaged, and there are rumors that they secretly wed sometime in 2020.
As of January 2022, they’re still together, enjoying love and raising daughters in their residence in Tarzana, California, which cost over $3.5 million when they bought it in 2014. The house has seven bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace and a large dining area; in the backyard beside the pool, there is of course – a basketball court.
Age, height, and net worth
Kiara is 34 years old, with long, black hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 150lbs (68kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-28-34.
As of January 2022, her net worth hasn’t been disclosed, however, the net worth of her husband DeMar DeRozan has been estimated at over $25 million.
Who is DeMar DeRozan?
DeMar Darnell DeRozan was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 7 August 1989, in Compton, California USA; he holds American nationality, his ethnicity is African-American, and as mentioned, e’s ha professional NBA player.
DeMar was raised in Compton by his parents Frank and Diane DeRozan, and it’s known that he has a half-brother Jermaine, however, he hasn’t disclosed how are they’re related.
DeMar’s mother, Diane, was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which was the reason for DeMar to participate as the partner to Lupus Canada, to raise awareness about this disease.
DeMar had an interest in basketball from an early age, started playing with his father when he was five, and then in high school he played for the school team, and led it to a 26-6 record, winning a the second consecutive Moore League championship.
He attended Compton High School, and upon matriculating in 2007, he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he played for the Trojans, and was ranked third on the team in points, second in rebounds and field-goal percentage, and third in assists.
He went straight to the NBA in 2009, when he was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors, where he played for nine years, then in 2018, DeMar was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, and after three years, in 2021, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he plays at the present.
During his career, DeMar has won numerous NBA awards, such as NBA All-Star Rising Star, NBA Eastern Conference Player of The Month, and NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, among others.
He played for the US national team that won the gold medal in the 2014 Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) Basketball World Cup, and also for the US national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the team won the Olympic gold medal.
Speaking about his personal life, there were various rumors, both concerning his love life and his sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about any person with whom he’s been romantically linked, except his college sweetheart, Kiara Morrison.
He’s active on social media platforms, especially on his Instagram, which has been followed by over 2.5 million people, on which he mostly posts pictures featuring himself on the basketball court.
DeMar is 32 years old, he has short, curly black hair and dark brown eyes; he weighs around 220lbs (100kgs) and is 6ft 6ins (1.98m) tall.