Who is Tony Allen's wife of eight years, Desiree Rodriguez?

Yasmine Leung October 7, 2021
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Former basketball player Tony Allen and his wife Desiree are two of 18 people accused of committing health fraud. We know all about the NBA player but what do we know about Tony Allen’s wife, Desiree?

Tony Allen, a six-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team, and his wife Desiree Allen (nee Rodriguez) are among 18 people, mostly ex-NBA players, arrested after being accused of defrauding the NBA Players’ Health And Welfare Benefit Plan of £3.9 million.

As reported by Reuters, an indictment filed with the US District Court in Manhattan states players received $2.5 million in fraudulent proceeds.

Ten players are accused of paying alleged ringleader Terrence Williams “at least $230,000 in kickbacks”. Prosecutors said Williams offered false invoices in exchange for money.

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Meet Tony Allen’s wife, Desiree

Not much is known about Tony Allen’s wife Desiree Allen, nee Rodriguez, as the former NBA star keeps his private life off social media. Desiree’s Instagram is also set to private.

However, we do know that after years of dating, ‘The Grindfather’ married Desiree on 13 July 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, in front of family, friends and Allen’s teammates at the time, the Memphis Grizzlies.

The couple share two children – daughter Antekia ‘Kiki’ and seven-year-old son Fresh, according to Twitter fans.

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Tony Allen’s net worth explored

The 39-year-old has a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In his 14-year career in the NBA, Allen played for the Boston Celtics from 2004 to 2009 before moving to the Memphis Grizzlies for seven years. He spent his final professional years with the New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls.

His highest earnings at the Celtics came from his 2008 to 2010 deal, which was worth $5 million, while he would have earned almost $30 million during his time at the Grizzlies.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.