Jessica Olsson Dirk Nowitzki Wife [Bio, Facts, Children, Wiki]

Dirk Nowitzki wife Jessica Olsson
Dirk Nowitzki and his wife Jessica Olsson

Who is Jessica Olsson?

Jessica Nowitzki (Olsson) is the associate director of Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation Art Gallery. She is also the wife of German professional basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk plays for the NBA team Dallas Mavericks.

Her husband Dirk has enjoyed a legendary career. Dirk  led his national team to team to a bronze medal in FIBA world championship. He also helped the Mavs advance to the finals for the second time in franchise history.

Personal Information on Jessica Nowitzki

Birth Name: Jessica Olsson

Age: Mid to late thirties

Ethnicity: Swedish, Kenyan

Birth Place: Kenya

Siblings: Twin Brothers (Martin Olsson, Marcus Olsson)

Children: 2 (one incoming), a daughter Malaika (born in July, 2013) and son Max (born in March, 2015).

Married life of Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson

Dirk Nowitzki met Jessica Olsson for the firs time during a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project in February 2010. Dirk was just casually drifting around the program but he was tricked into raising his hand during an auction. Fate then intervened on couple’s behalf. The auction demanded Dirk to go to charity dates with two women. One of which was Jessica Olsson. Needless to say, sparks flew, one thing led to another and Jessica and Dirk are husband and wife now.

“I think we just clicked intellectually. She likes art, she likes sports. Her brothers both played soccer, they were professional. She grew up around sports. We both love tennis and we love to travel. We both love kids and family” , Dirk revealed about why he fell for Jessica. 

Facts you should know about Jessica Olsson

Professional football players for brothers

Jessica Olsson with her brothers Martin and Marcus Olsson

She has two twin brothers Martin and Marcus Olsson both of them are currently enjoying a relatively successful football careers in England. Marcus plays for the championship side Derby county while Martin is enjoying his spell with the premier league side Swansea city. Both of them represent Swedish national team.

Curious case of two marriages


Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson marriage ceremony in Kenya

Multiple celebrity marriages are common thing. But hold on! it’s different. Have you heard a celebrity getting married twice with two different ceremonies? Yes! you guessed it right. Jessica had two different marriage ceremonies. The couple got married in July 2012 with traditional wedding ceremonies in Germany and Kenya.

There is an interesting incident that occurred during their marriage ceremony in Kenya. Among five different women that were veiled the same way, Dirk had to find his wife Jessica, a feat Dirk was successful to achieve. He did it by paying attention to Jessica’s height and scent.

Jessica is expecting her third child

Dirk and Jessica are expecting a third child. Dirk, though remained coy when asked about the gender of the incoming child.

“Almost here It’s been one after the other. But it’s fun. The big one is over 3 now. The little one is a little over 1½. So it’s busy at the house and it’s going to be even busier, but I really enjoy it. They go nuts when papa comes home. It’s the greatest feeling in the world. But obviously it’s busy.”, Dirk said addressing the joy of being father for third time.