Who is WNBA star Sophie Cunningham's boyfriend?

Joshua Rogers October 14, 2021
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Phoenix Mercury star had a highlight reel play in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals recently. Afterwards, people wanted to know more about her personal life, and who Sophie Cunningham’s boyfriend is.

Sophie Cunningham has highlight play in 2021 WNBA Finals

The WNBA Finals are currently taking place between the Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky.

On Wednesday 13 October, the Mercury evened up the series 1-1 with a 91-86 overtime victory.

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Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi led the scoring for Phoenix, but it was shooting guard Sophie Cunningham who was the talk on social media.

With just over seven minutes left in the second quarter, Cunningham gathered a defensive rebound.

She then took off down-court, crossing up her defender at half-court before breaking their ankles and drilling a three-pointer.

More on the Phoenix Mercury star’s career

The best-of-five series features some of the best players in the WNBA.

Cunningham is one of the rising stars after being selected as the thirteenth overall pick of the 2019 WNBA draft.

The 25-year-old attended the University of Missouri where she played four seasons of college basketball for the Tigers.

She is only the eighth Missouri alum to be drafted in the WNBA, and is the highest selection for a former Tiger.

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Who is Sophie Cunningham’s boyfriend?

The WNBA star likes to keep her personal life private, but she is very active on social media.

Sophie played for the Melbourne Boomers in Australia’s WNBL in 2019-2020, and uploaded lots of photos of her enjoying life Down Under.

Around this time, Sophie Cunningham’s boyfriend was Jakbob Neidig.

Sophie often uploaded pictures of her boyfriend Jakbob to social media.

In 2020, Cunningham tested positive for covid.

According to AZ Central, she quarantined in Springfield at her boyfriend’s parents’ home for two weeks.

She then returned to Columbia for the remaining days of WNBA quarantine before traveling to Florida.

However, Sophie appears to be single now as she hasn’t posted any pictures with her boyfriend in a while.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.