Kay’la Hanson is an American entrepreneur who shot to the limelight as the long-time girlfriend turned wife of Damian Lillard, an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Kay’la is not just a wife to the Blazers basketball player but also his No.1 supporter and the mother of his three children; Damián Jr, Kalii Laheem, and Kali Emma Lee.
Over the course of their relationship, Kay’la has been a huge source of encouragement and support to her husband, who was drafted in the 1st round of the 2012 NBA Draft as the 6th overall pick. She often attends his games to cheer him on and still manages their home and her career perfectly. Here are things you need to know about Damian Lillard’s wife.
Profile summary of Kay’la Hanson
- Full Name: Kay’la Hanson Lillard
- Date of Birth: November 8, 1991
- Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Ethnicity: Afro-Puerto Rican
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Religion: Christianity
- Education: Legacy High School and Weber State University
- Profession: Salon Owner
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters)
- Weight: 62 kg (136 lb)
- Marital Status: Married
- Kay’la Hanson’s Husband: Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Senior
- Kay’la Hanson’s Children: Damian Jr., Kalii Laheem Lillard, and Kali Emmalee Lillard.
- Instagram: @kayla.lillard
Kay’la Hanson is From Las Vegas, Nevada
Kay’la Hanson was born on the 8th of November 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although most details about her early life and the identity of her parents remain a mystery, it is established that she is of mixed Puerto-Rican heritage. Her mother was Puerto Rican, while her father is an African-American. She holds an American nationality and was born under the Scorpio birth sign.
Kay’la grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside her two siblings, Tyler (older brother) and Kalina Hanson (younger sister). Her older brother, Tyler Hanson, is engaged to Katie Reagan and works as a sales associate. She shares a very close relationship with her grandmother, whom she refers to as Mamalee. Sadly, she bid Mamalee goodbye in 2016 and her grandfather also passed away years before.
She is a Certified Nurse
Kay’la Hanson attended Legacy High School in her hometown and graduated from the school in the year 2010. Following her high school education, she enrolled at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where she graduated with a nursing degree in 2014. According to her Facebook profile, she also pursued a degree in nursing at Nightingale College, a private College in Salt Lake City.
Kay’la Hanson Married Damian Lillard on September 4, 2021
Kay’la and Lillard have had a romantic escapade spanning over 10 years before they eventually tied the wedding knot. Weber State University in Ogden, Utah was the meeting ground of the couple. The pair met back in 2011 at their alma mater through a friend, Eternity Simon Buhl, who would later serve as the maid of honor on their wedding day. They began dating while they were still students at the University. At the time, Lillard was playing for the Weber State Wildcats, while Kay’la pursued a degree in nursing.
After dating for nearly a decade, the NBA star eventually proposed to Kay’la in a private ceremony attended by family and friends during the 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago. The NBA star announced the engagement news via a series of pictures on his Instagram page captioned ‘’Team Lillard…confirmed’’ on 23rd February 2020.
Although the outbreak of the Corona Virus halted their marriage plans in 2020, the couple remained undeterred as they eventually tied the knot in a private ceremony held on September 4, 2021, at Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito, California. For the lovely occasion, the gorgeous bride dressed in a wedding gown and veil designed by Galia Lahav with jewels by XIV Karats and shoes by Jimmy Choo. On the other hand, the bride-groom wore a stylish tuxedo by Erinicole Goodwin and Desiree Olavarrieta Of It’s Goode Clothing.
Describing how he felt on seeing his bride walk down the aisle, the NBA star stated that he was overwhelmed with love even after someone told him he couldn’t love her more. The beautiful occasion was witnessed by teammates and friends Evan Turner, Time Frazier, CJ McCollum, and Jake Layman. Big names and famous rappers like Snoop Dogg, Tevin Campbell, Johnny Gill, and R.L. Huggar all performed at the event.
Does Damian Lillard Have a Child?
Kay’la Hanson had already welcomed three beautiful kids with Damian Lillard before they exchanged marriage vows in 2021. The lovely couple welcomed their first child, a son before they got engaged. On 29th March 2018, the couple was blessed with the birth of Damian Lillard Jr. Following the birth of Damian Lillard Jr., the new father revealed that Kay’la went through 20 long hours of labor, but he described his first time holding his son as ‘’one of the highest moments’’ of his life. Unfortunately, on the same day as the birth of Damian Jr, the NBA star’s brother was shot and injured.
The couple welcomed their second and third child, a set of twins on 21st January 2021. The NBA star was by Kay’la’s side at the time of the birth of the twins although he waited for the procedure to end before joining her as he had passed out during Damian Jr’s birth. The couple had twins of both sexes, a girl named Kali Emma Lee Lillard and a boy named Kalii Laheem Lillard.
Lillard, who couldn’t contain his excitement, made the announcement and revealed the news of the newborn on his social media page with the caption “Just call me Daddy Dame from now on…” He further revealed how excited he was about welcoming a baby girl to the family.
The couple has served fans with a couple of goals over the years, and from what we see on their Instagram pages, the pair are head over heels in love with each other. Way before the couple tied the knot, Kay’la had proved herself to be a primary supporter of the NBA star. She was with him at the NBA Draft in 2012 in Newark when he was drafted by Portland as the 6th overall pick.
On Kay’la’s 30th birthday, the NBA could not resist gushing about his wife as he took to his social page to proclaim his undying love for Kay’la stating that his life with her is so much better than when she was not part of his life. The couple has maintained a happy and scandal-free life, and they are currently residing in Oregon with their lovely kids.
Kay’la Hanson Owns a Nail Salon Named ‘Dipped’
There is more to Kay’la Hanson than being a wife and mother. She is a successful entrepreneur and a certified nurse. Upon completion of her high school education, she pursued a degree in nursing at Weber State University and Nightingale College. Despite her educational qualifications, it does not seem like she is pursuing a career in the medical field.
From her Instagram account, she runs a small beauty salon called ‘Dipped,’ located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Her salon offers premier nail care and spa treatment services. Kay’la often promotes her products through her Instagram page, she posts updates and new varieties of products to promote her business online.
What is Kay’la Hanson’s Net Worth?
Kay’la is a successful woman in her own right; she has excelled in both her professional and personal life, thus serving as a role model to other women. According to online reports, her net worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million. She also has the added advantage of sharing her husband’s net worth of around $100 million.
According to Celebrity Net worth, her husband earns about $60 million per year from his successful basketball career. According to Forbes, he is the 30th Highest-Paid Athlete of 2021 in the world. Damian Lillard also earns from his rapping career and endorsements programs with brands like Spalding, Panini, Foot Locker, JBL, Powerade, Biofreeze, and Moda Health. Moreover, he has a signature shoe line with Adidas the “Adidas Dame”.