Who is Colin Kaepernick Wife? About His Love Life

Have you watched the drama-documentary Colin in Black & White? If you have then you must know that it follows the story of Milwaukee-born American civil rights activist and former football quarterback Colin Kapernick.

In the series, Colin is black and he is adopted by a white family. The series explores his life growing up in Turlock and his road to becoming an activist due to the history of racism within professional sports.

Are you interested to learn about his love life? If you are, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about his love life in this article. But first, let’s get to know more about him.

Who is Colin Kaepernick?

Colin Kaepernick was born on 3rd November 1987 and he was adopted by white couple Rick and Teresa Kaepernick when he was 5 weeks old. The couple was from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and together they had two biological children: son Kyle and daughter Devon.

Unfortunately, the couple lost the other two sons to congenital heart defects so they decided to adopt Colin. He is very grateful to his family for adopting and loving him. In VH1’s 2018, he said, “You have a family that you love, but you know you don’t look like. And at a young age, I understood that I was different; I didn’t understand what that meant. So, as I got older it was something that developed.”

Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab

He also expressed that his parents were always loving and said, “As my identity developed and my place in society and my understanding of that developed, my parents and my family had to develop as well. But it’s been one that [they’ve] worked through and [they’ve] always been really loving in the process…I wouldn’t do it with anybody else.”

When he turned four years old, his family moved to California and he started playing football, basketball, and baseball in high school. Talking about his professional career, he played as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2017. Later, he signed a multi-million-dollar endorsement deal with Nike after he left NFL. He also wrote his own children’s book titled “I Color Myself Different” which is about growing up as the adopted child of white parents.

Furthermore, he has created and starred in his own Netflix show titled “Colin in Black & White” which is also mentioned at the start of this article. This is all about Colin, now let’s get to know about his love life.

Is Colin Kaepernick married?

Colin Kaepernick is currently in a relationship with Nessa Diab. They were first liked in 2015 and they made their relationship official in February 2016 when they attended a Valentine’s Day charity event together. At that time, TMZ also revealed that the couple had made their relationship official at Valentine’s Hearts fundraiser benefiting Camp Taylor and they had been dating for months before they made their relationship public.

However, they haven’t married yet and but they got engaged in 2015 and are living together ever since. Together, they have founded the Know Your Rights Camp in October 2016. It is an organization that advances the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities and elevates the next generation of change leaders.

Unfortunately, the two haven’t revealed much about their relationship. But they seem to be close and seem to be enjoying their life together. Colin even called his girlfriend his queen through a post on Instagram in February 2018. You can watch his post down below.

In the video, he talked about his girlfriend and told, “She is my Queen, my partner. Words cannot express my gratitude for everything you’ve done with me, and I look forward to what we will accomplish in the future together! I Love You, Queen!”

Nessa has also revealed how Colin has inspired her during GQ’s Citizen of the Year award in November 2017. She wrote, “Colin has always been helping people, he has always been involved, because he has empathy.”

“Colin has always been helping people, he has always been involved, because he has empathy,” she wrote.  “Empathy was a reason why he was adopted: His parents — two of their children had passed away from heart defects. It’s why he helped so many young children with heart defects get proper care — he’s been doing that for years. I’m very fortunate that I have Colin next to me. It’s everything. We love each other, we care for each other, and we have to remind each other that, hey, we’re doing our part, we’re trying to make a difference,” she added.

Who is Nessa Diab?

Nessa Diab split her time between America and Saudi Arabia during her childhood. She was born in Los Angeles and she has two brothers. Her parents are Egyptian but besides that nothing much is known about her family background.

She has revealed that she had a rough past as she told Starcasm in 2015 about growing up in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. Nessa told, “Here is the thing, I was a young girl fearing for my life-I wore gas masks to school. I heard war sirens constantly and I knew at this point I had to break out of this lifestyle.”

She is very fortunate to have a loving partner as Colin is ready to defend her from anything. Colin had defended her from islamophobia she experienced as she is Muslim after news broke of their relationship in 2016. Furthermore, he even converted to Islam after they started dating in order to respond to claims.

Talking about religion, he told USA Today at the time, “I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. But I think that [rumor of conversion] comes along with people’s fear of this protest, as well as Islamophobia in this country. People are terrified of them to the point where Trump wants to ban all Muslims from coming here, which is ridiculous.”

Furthermore, he also responded to claims that Nessa impacted his political views. He responded by saying, “The impact is just conversations that we constantly have. This is an open discussion that I have with many people, not just my woman. She is Muslim, and her family is Muslim, and I have great respect for them. I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted for judged based on what their beliefs are.”
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab

Colin’s girlfriend, Nessa used to remix songs

Nessa is well educated as she graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in mass communication from the University of California, Berkeley when she was 20 years old. She even interned at the San Francisco Bay Area radio station, Wild 94.9 while in college and she even got her own show called The Baydestrian Report. Additionally, she revealed to Starcasm in 2015 that she was always interested to be a radio host. Nessa said, “I used to remix songs and even had one of my remixes played on-air BEFORE I was officially in radio. It was a remix called ‘Rydaz’ of the Destiny Child song ‘Soldier.”

Later, she also got the opportunity to become the host of MTV’s Girl Code from 2013 to 2015. Furthermore, she also hosted several other MTV shows and events like the MTV Woodie Awards, Teen Mom Aftershow, and The Real World Aftershow.

Nessa also became the host of NBC’s talk show Talk Stoop in 2018. At the present, she is the host of her own radio show called Nessa on Air on HOT 97.

 

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