Harper Hempel is an American professional social media marketing manager, photographer, and former volleyball athlete popularly recognized as the girlfriend of NBA player Jamal Murray. The couple created quite a stir on the internet after their explicit video got leaked via Instagram.
Harper has got a lot going for her besides being in a relationship with a popular NBA player. She was a star volleyball player and a three-time Captain of her school team during her high school and college days. Her excellent talent and skills saw her bag the district MVP honors and Team Leadership Award 2011. She also became a three-time All-State. Find out more exciting facts about Harper Hempel.
Profile summary of Harper Hempel
- Full Name: Harper Hempel
- Date of Birth: August 31st, 1996
- Place of Birth: Union, Kentucky
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Education: Ryle High School, and University of Kentucky
- Profession: Freelance Social Media Manager, and Photographer
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 59 Kg (130 lbs)
- Sibling: Conner Hempel
- Instagram: @harperhempel
Harper Hempel’s Father is the CEO of eCoach
Harper Hempel was born on August 31st, 1996 to American parents Richard Hempel and Colleen Hempel. She was born and raised alongside her brother named Conner Hempel in Union, Kentucky, United States of America.
Her mother Colleen works at Baxter International Inc. as an IV Portfolio Manager. She previously worked as a Sales Executive at IBM where she met her husband Richard and they got married in 1991. Harper’s father Richard Hempel is an entrepreneur who co-founded an online platform called eCoach, the platform is developed in partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association and other sports coaches to provide people eager in sports access to learning from expert coaches.
Harper’s brother attended Harvard University and played collegiate football as the school’s quarterback. He has since married his long-time girlfriend, Olivia Rink.
Considering her father’s avid interest in sports, it is not surprising that Harper took up sport in high school and college. After her middle school education, she attended Ryle High School in her hometown of Union, Kentucky, where she joined the school’s volleyball team and was a four-year starter, serving as captain. After her collegiate education at the University of Kentucky, she joined the Gatton School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media.
She was a Stellar Volleyball Player at Kentucky
Harper played volleyball for her high school team and was a four-year starter. While playing in high school, she was selected by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) as a three-time All-State. Her talents and skills bagged her the district MVP honor during her senior season.
In 2011, she also bagged the Team Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership qualities. Moreover, her top performance on and off the court saw her bag the Raider Award.
Harper was a member of the Wildcats at the University of Kentucky. She played with the team as a defensive specialist and setter. During her sophomore season, she played in 13 matches and finished the season with a kill, an ace, 20 digs, and three assists. She recorded her season-high while playing against Wichita State, and while playing against Northern Illinois, she registered her first career ace.
During her junior year, Harper played in 17 matches and recorded a career-high of five assists while playing against Marquette University. She became one of the six players with the 25-point rally score at Kentucky to have 45+ helper matches. Moreover, she recorded a career-high of five digs while playing against the Golden Eagles and tallied an ace playing against Arkansas. She participated in 13 matches for her senior year and recorded a match-winning ace against Louisiana State University.
Harper Hempel Started Dating Jamal Murray at the University of Kentucky
Harper met Jamal Murray, a collegiate basketball player when they were both at the University of Kentucky. The pair fell in love and started dating during the 2015-2016 season. At the time, Jamal was still a freshman while Harper was in her sophomore year. Harper and Jamal were star players for their respective teams, it is therefore not surprising that they got attracted to each other.
A year after they started dating, Jamal was drafted as the seventh pick for Denver Nuggets in the 2016 Drafts. He transferred to Denver leaving behind his girlfriend who continued pursuing her collegiate degree. Despite the distance between the couple, they stayed strong and their relationship waxed stronger. The pair reunited after Harper finished her collegiate degree at the University of Kentucky.
The couple frequently shares pictures of their moment and time on their social media page until they got swept up in an unfortunate incident.
Harper Hempel and Jamal Murray Caused an Uproar with their Explicit Video
On March 22nd, 2020, the couple attracted the attention of many after an explicit video of their intimate moment together got shared via Jamal’s Instagram account. The basketball player quickly took action by deleting the video, although over 480,000 followers from his account saw the video. The video created quite a stir on all social media platforms, especially on Twitter.
After the video was made public, the basketball player publicly apologized to his fans and revealed that his account was hacked. The said hacker posted other random stories on the basketball player’s Instagram story before posting the explicit video.
Although the video was deleted from his Instagram story, it continued making rounds as some individuals had earlier recorded and downloaded the video. The couple publicly pleaded with people who recorded the video to delete it. After the incident, the couple took a temporary break from social media to avoid harassment.
Currently, the exact status of their relationship is unknown as the couple has stopped sharing pictures of one another and they have unfollowed each other on social media. Fans assume that the pair have separated after Harper celebrated her birthday without Jamal in the picture. Some believe that the couple who were in a long-distance relationship got further apart during the pandemic. Nonetheless, the couple remains silent as to whether or not they have broken up.
Harper Hempel owns a Photography Studio called Harper Hempel Photography
Harper turned her long-time hobby which is photography into a profession. She is currently managing her photography firm called Harper Hempel Photography which operates in Lexington and Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati.
After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media, she ventured into marketing which is a surprise considering her outstanding performance as a volleyball player. Harper is a Social Media Community Manager for Fact & Fiction where she manages social media for famous companies like Voodoo Ranger and Halo Top Ice Cream.
She also serves as a Social Media Marketing Manager. She helps prominent people and brands manage their social media pages. She works as a social media marketing manager for All Social Jessie. There, she directs and carries out content calendars as an independent consultant for patrons’ social media platforms.
Besides working as a marketer and a photographer, she has built an online presence as a social media influencer, where she is known for collecting shoes. She has constantly wowed her fans with beautiful pictures of shoes from her collections.
What is Harper Hempel’s net worth?
Harper is a very industrious and multi-talented woman who is quite successful in her career path. However, her net worth remains unknown and unshared. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, has an estimated net worth of $4 million, mostly earned through his NBA career. Moreover, he has endorsement deals with brands like Adidas, Western Union, Lyft, and Express.
How Tall is Harper Hempel?
The former volleyball player stands at 5 feet 8 inches. She is a healthy young woman with a regular diet and exercise routine weighing 59 kg (130 lbs). She is an ardent traveler; her social media page is adorned with pictures of her across the United States of America and Europe. Harper is currently living her best life while doing what she loves.