Who is Mariah Riddlesprigger? Giannis Antetokounmpo's dating life explored

Joshua Rogers October 19, 2021
Who is Mariah Riddlesprigger? Giannis Antetokounmpo's dating life explored
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The NBA is back and on Opening Night many fans want to know more about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, and their dating life.

Giannis and the Bucks look to repeat

The NBA returns on Wednesday, 19 October, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and defending champions Milwaukee Bucks tipping things off.

The Bucks take on the Brooklyn Nets on Opening Night in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is coming off its first NBA Championship in 50 years, beating the Phoenix Suns in last year’s Finals.

They take on a Nets team who are many people’s favourites to win a title, even with the Kyrie Irving drama.

Meet Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger

Giannis is in a relationship with Mariah Riddlesprigger. Born in Fresno, California, on 17 September 1992, she attended Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Mariah was born in the US and is American by nationality. She is of African-American ethnicity.

Riddlesprigger, at 5ft 10in, stands much shorter than her boyfriend Giannis, who is 6ft 11in.

She also shares a love for sport with Giannis. She played volleyball at college and received multiple honours from Rice University for her on-court performances.

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After Mariah graduated she worked as a basketball operations intern for the Philadelphia 76ers. 

The couple have a child together. Mariah gave birth to son Liam Charles Antetokounmpo on 10 February 2020.

Giannis was thrilled and posted photos across his social media platforms. He also likes to bring his son to NBA games when possible.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.