Devon Kaepernick is a celebrity sibling best known as Colin Kaepernick’s sister.
Her relationship with the former NFL quarterback, civil rights activist, author, and publisher is the reason for the spotlight that has been on her since Colin went pro and the iconic events that took place a few years later. Devon is the premier civil rights activist’s only sister and the siblings are reportedly quite close to each other but not much is known about her. This post reveals all there is to know about Devon Kaepernick.
Devon Kaepernick Was Born In The Early 1980s
One particular source claims that Devon was about six years old when her brother Colin was adopted by her family at just 5 weeks old. If those sources are accurate, it would mean that Devon Kaepernick was born on December 5, 1981, in Wisconsin, United States of America. She was born into the family of Rick Kaepernick, a then operations executive for a cheese manufacturing company, and Teresa Kaepernick, who worked as an ER nurse in Wisconsin.
Devon Kaepernick is an American citizen and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. She spent most of her formative years in Wisconsin before her family moved to Los Angeles, California where she has since lived the majority of her life as an adult.
Her brother, Colin Kaepernick is renowned as a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. His career with the 49ers lasted for six years and began on a bright note as he put in some brilliant performances that even took the team to a Super Bowl.
However, regardless of his outstanding on-field stats, the former NFL star pulled all the focus onto himself when he began taking a knee in NFL games in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial bigotry. It was a movement that created a ripple effect in the sporting world and put the spotlight on him and members of his family, of whom Devon Kaepernick is one.
Devon Kaepernick Has A Good Relationship With Her Brother Colin
Devon Kaepernick grew up alongside 2 brothers, one older and the other younger. Her older brother is Kyle Kaepernick and the only information about his date of birth is that he was born on November 29. Before Colin was adopted by her family, Devon was the youngest member of the family. However, it is unclear if she also witnessed the tragic loss of her parents’ two sons, Lance and Kent, born before she joined the family. The demised sons suffered from congenital heart defects.
As earlier stated, Devon was her parents’ youngest child before they adopted Colin in December of 1987. Her parents’ decision to adopt meant that Devon, aged about six at the time, was part of a welcome party to a then 5 weeks old Colin.
She has a great relationship with her older brother, Kyle, but it would appear that in spite of the near 6-year age difference between her and Colin, the siblings, who are quite fond of each other, have seen their relationship grow even closer over the years.
One notable instance of how highly the siblings think of each other was when Colin Kaepernick wished his sister a happy birthday on Instagram and in the process stated that he was prepared to call anyone who claimed to have a better sister a liar. Similarly, Devon publicly acknowledged “the best brother in the world” with an Instagram post, a picture of her and Colin at her wedding in 2013.
Devon Kaepernick’s Professional Life Is Still A Secret
Devon Kaepernick prefers to live her life away from the spotlight and as such not much is known about her professional life or how successful she is at what she does for a living.
However, once during an interview, her father once waxed lyrical about his emotional outburst after Devon graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis, Obispo. That bit of information lets us know that Devon was sufficiently educated. It was however limited in the fact that it does not reveal what degree she graduated with.
Colin Kaepernick’s Sister Is Happily Married
Colin Kaepernick’s big sister, Devon Kaepernick is a happily married woman and has been for nearly a decade now. The identity of her husband is not public knowledge but we do know that her wedding took place in 2013.
Devon Kaepernick is also currently a mother of 2 and her first child is a son named Ezekiel. Her brother, Colin is quite fond of his nephew and utilizes every little opportunity to show him off to the world on his social media pages, Instagram in particular.
Her older brother, Kyle, is also married to a woman known simply as Lindsay. There are currently no reports that clearly say if Kyle and his wife have any children or not. Devon’s younger brother, Colin is not married yet but he has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Nessa Diab. Ms. Diab is an American TV and radio host known for her work on MTV’s Girl Code from 2013 to 2015.
Devon currently resides in Turlock, California with her husband and 2 children.
She Is Not Really Active On Social Media
It has been reiterated that Devon Kaepernick prefers to live a private life. This statement is reflected even more in the fact that she doesn’t have an active social media presence. She used to operate an Instagram page with the handle @misdivine13 but that page has remained dormant since the last post was made on June 4, 2020. The page has almost 550 followers and about 30 posts.
In comparison, her brother Colin is quite active on social media, be it Instagram or Twitter. His Instagram page under the name @kaepernick7 has over 3.8M followers and counting while his Twitter handle @Kaepernick7 also has over 2.4M followers.