Sabrina Ionescu is a professional basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Even though she is an amazing basketball player she wasn’t able to make it to the Women’s Basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics. She is even one of the luckiest players whom the legendary basketball GOAT Kobe Bryant took under his wing.
She is one of the famous athletes who has earned fame and respect because of her outstanding performance in basketball. So of course, many are curious to know about her personal details and her dating life. Without further ado, let’s jump right into her personal details and about her love life.
Who is Sabrnia Ionescu?
Her full name is Sabrina Elaine Ionescu and she was born on 6th December 1997 in Walnut Creek, California, to Romanian-American parents. She has a father named Dan Ionescu who fled Communist Romania around the time of the 1989 revolution, seeking political asylum in the United States. However, Sabrina’s mother Liliana Blaj and her brother Andrei couldn’t join their father only after a few months as they were unable to move to the United States until 1995.
Did you know that Sabrina has a twin brother? His twin brother Edward was born 18 minutes after her and like her, his brother also played basketball at the City College of San Francisco before transferring to Oregon. According to her birth date, she is 24 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her height is feet 11 inches (180 cm) and she weighs about 75 kg (165 lbs). she follows Christianity s her religion.
Talking about her career, she has earned a spot for herself as one of the best and promising young basketball players as she has won numerous accolades. Sabrina was passionate about basketball since her childhood. she had already known the chair of the committee and the in-charge of the Olympic team Carol Callan when she was just 14 years old. It was also revealed that she wasn’t even invited to play the U-16 program as the women’s game wasn’t formed enough and had many limitations.
But as talented she is, she did a fabulous job when she came to the trials and got on the team right away. After that, the U-16 National team won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-16 Championships in 2013 in Mexico. In the next year as well she went on to win a gold medal with the national team at the FIBA U-17 World Cup in the Czech Republic.
Later in 2019, she won the old medal once again in the national 3×3 team a the Pan American Games in Lima.
But unfortunately, she suffered an ankle injury and had to undergo surgery during her time off in the offseason. However, she has recovered and is back in the professional league.
Current relationship status
Even though she is quite secretive about her dating life it is revealed that she is currently in a relationship with the American football player Hroniss Grasu. The age gap between the two is about six years as Sabrina is 24 years old and Hroniss just turned 30 on 12th August. They have made their relationship official as Sabrina took to Instagram to wish him a happy birthday.
She captioned the post, “30• Happy Birthday to my person! Always smiling with you🤍 #HG”. You can watch the post above.
Hroniss Grasu is an American football center for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Talking about his career, his college career was very good. He started as the center for the Oregon Ducks and remained the starter throughout his senior season. He earned All-Pac-12 First Team n 2012, 2013, and 2014 as well as All-Freshman Second Team in 2011. In the years 2013 and 2014, he was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and named an All-American.
After that, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft. From there he moved to Baltimore Ravens then Miami Dolphins. Later he was signed to Tennesse Titans on 7th February 2019. In 2020, he was signed to the San Francisco 49ers but currently, he is signed to Las Vegas Raiders practice squad.
Sabrina’s dating rumors
Previously, she was rumored to be in a secret relationship with a fellow professional basketball player Ruthy Hebard back in May 2021. They were very close and their relationship goes way back to college days s they used to play together in the same team of the University of Oregon’s Basketball team “Oregon Ducks”. However, both of them haven’t opened about the rumors, and due to lack of solid evidence the rumors about them dating just faded quickly.
She was also rumored to be dating another basketball player from the same University of Oregon named Jalen. But the rumor quickly faded as it lacked solid evidence and Sabrina is quite secretive about her dating life.