Colin Kaepernick is not married but he is currently dating his long-time girlfriend, Nessa Diab. Nessa Diab is an American TV and radio personality who has hosted a good number of MTV shows such as Teen Mom, The Real World, Snooki & JWoww, and The Challenge. Currently, she is the host of the NBC talk show Talk Stoop, a show she began hosting in 2018.
Since the kneeling incident that essentially ended his playing career in 2016, iconic civil rights activist, author, publisher, and former NFL star, Colin Kaepernick has had to pick up the pieces of his life and reinvent himself as a very vocal and quite outspoken advocate against racial injustice and other civil rights violations. It hasn’t been an easy road but all the while, he has been able to count on, the encouragement and unflinching loyalty of a woman who is much more than his romantic partner. Here’s all you need to know about Nessa Diab, the woman Colin refers to as his queen
Who Is Colin Kaepernick’s Girlfriend, Nessa?
Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa was born Nessa Diab on May 6, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She grew up with 2 brothers as she divided her early years between the United States and Saudi Arabia on account of her father’s job. While in Saudi Arabia, Nessa Diab witnessed the Gulf War and experienced the effects of wearing a gas mask to school and also being in constant fear of sudden attacks that could threaten her life.
That experience forced her parents to end their stay in the war-torn middle eastern region in favor of the safer and more serene environment of the City of Angels. Not much is known about Nessa’s early formal education background but records show that she was only 20 years old when she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication from the University of Southern California, Berkeley.
What Is Colin Kaepernick’s Girlfriend’s Ethnicity?
Nessa Diab is of African and Middle Eastern descent. The exact details of her parents’ identity are unknown but it has been revealed that the TV host’s father is Egyptian while her mother is from the Middle East hence her mixed ethnicity. Nessa Diab is a practicing Muslim from a family that follows the Islamic religion. Her birth status however means that she qualifies as an American citizen.
Colin Kaepernick’s Girlfriend Is No Stranger To Spotlight
Nessa Diab is not just the girlfriend of a celebrity; she is also a celebrity in her own right which naturally arises from the fact that she has forged a career path for herself as a radio and TV host. She started making inroads in the media industry even as a college student, a period when she interned at the San Francisco Bay Area radio station, Wild 94.9. The station owners were so impressed by her work that she was handed the reins to her own show called The Baydestrian Report.
That was the beginning of a career that has turned out splendidly. When she eventually called time with Wild 94.9, Nessa joined MTV and after settling in, she became the host of MTV’s Girl Code, starring in the first 4 seasons from 2013 to 2015. Several other hosting responsibilities for MTV shows including Teen Mom, The Real World, Snooki & JWoww and The Challenge, followed.
Her impressive career also sees her hosting her own radio show called Nessa on Air, on Hot 97 and she is also currently the host of NBC’s talk show titled Talk Stoop. Her position at NBC is one that Nessa has held since 2018.
Despite her hosting responsibilities, Ms. Diab has also partnered with Colin Kaepernick, her boyfriend to co-found the Know Your Rights Camp, which is an organization created for the overall well-being of black and brown communities in and around the United States. The organization created in 2018 advocates for the education and total liberation of these marginalized races.
Is Colin Kaepernick Married?
Colin Kaepernick is neither married nor engaged. He has however been in a long-term relationship with Nessa Diab. Nessa Diab and Colin Kaepernick most likely began dating in late 2015. The couple put everyone out of their speculative misery when they eventually made the decision to appear officially as a couple at Valentine’s Hearts fundraiser which was held in February 2016.
If that timeline is anything to go by, Colin and Nessa have been together for almost a decade now and while the couple doesn’t really say too much about their relationship, the few things they have said are enough to convince any doubter of their love and commitment to each other.
Nessa is seven years older than Colin but that age difference has not deterred him from being an inspiration to her according to a statement she made at the GQ’s Citizen of the Year award event in November 2017. Evidently, Colin thinks very highly of Nessa as he effectively reciprocated her compliments in February 2018 by calling Nessa his queen on Instagram.
Their Relationship Has Faced Some Criticisms
Like many relationships, Colin and Nessa have faced quite a share of harsh critics and naysayers. These critics have mainly targeted Nessa but Colin has always defended his queen on each occasion.
First, he came to her defense when it was rumored that she had convinced him to convert to Islam by reiterating his respect and regard for other people’s beliefs. This was a period in America when there was serious Islamophobia and then US president, Donald Trump, was considering banning Muslims from the US, a notion Colin believed to be too radical and crazy.
When the criticism of her choice of religious beliefs failed, they accused her of impacting Colin’s political beliefs, to which he replied that it was as a result of his numerous intelligent conversations with a lot of different personalities and not just as a result of his equally intelligent conversations with his girlfriend.
Who Was Colin Kaepernick’s High School Girlfriend, Crystal?
In the fifth episode of the Netflix series titled Colin in Black & White, viewers are introduced to Colin Kaepernick’s high school girlfriend named Crystal. The series was based on the formative years of the former NFL star and most of the series’ content is factually correct.
However, fans and viewers are quite unsure about the girlfriend as most wonder if Crystal is a real name. Additionally, since no last name was provided, it makes it quite challenging to ascertain the true identity of the civil rights activist’s high school paramour.