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Superstar Damian Lillard is one of the most loyal NBA players ever. It is very rare to see a one-team man in the NBA now, but Dame has been with the Portland Trail Blazers since entering the league in 2012. Despite being one of the perennial stars of the league, Dame has not been able to achieve team success. While a lot of superstars try to move to a contender in an attempt to win a championship, Lillard has always opted to stay. He has always stated that he wants to end his career with the Blazers and he is staying true to his words. Apparently, Lillard’s loyalty extends off the court as well. He has been in a long-term relationship with Kay’La Hanson.

Who is Damian Lillard’s wife, Kay’La Hanson?

Damian Lillard’s wife is Kay’La Hanson, and the couple has been together for over a decade now. Kay’La, 31, is a certified nurse. She is also an entrepreneur and is reportedly the founder of DIPPED, which is a cosmetic-based nail business.


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Notably, Kay’La is a real estate investor as well and has made good profits with her smart investments. Furthermore, she worked in healthcare administration for six years before calling it quits because of her family responsibilities.

Kay’La Hanson’s parents and educational background

Kay’La Hanson was born on November 8, 1991, to Stephany Wright and Desmond Cooper. She spent most of her childhood in Las Vegas, where she was born. She graduated high school from Legacy State High School. Notably, she went to Weber State University where Damian Lillard played college basketball. Before attending Weber, she studied Nursing. She continued her nursing degree after graduating in pre-med from Weber in 2014. Furthermore, she is also reportedly pursuing a doctorate in nursing.

Relationship timeline of Damian Lillard and Kay’La Hanson

Damian Lillard and Kay’La Hanson met during their time at Weber. Interestingly, Kay’La’s best friend introduced the couple to each other and they are going strong ever since. Even though the exact time of the start of their relationship is unknown, it should be between 2010 to 2012, given Kay’La graduated high school in 2010 and Lillard attended Weber from 2008 to 2012.


Kay’La understood Lillard is the one because she loved how he handled her during her highs and lows. Similarly, Lillard admired how she nurtured him, and this proved to be the start of an amazing relationship. After Lillard entered the NBA, the couple continued their relationship. And when Kay’La completed her college, she moved in with him.

When did the couple get married?

Damian Lillard and Kay’La Hanson got engaged during the All-Star weekend in February 2020. The couple then tied the knot in September 2021. Interestingly, Lillard had his sunglasses on when the couple shared their vows and during the dance routine as well.


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The star-studded wedding ceremony was held in Santa Barbara in the presence of friends, NBA superstars, and family. A few other celebrities were also in attendance, including Snoop Dogg, Common, and Tevin Campbell, who performed at the wedding.

How many children do Lillard and Kay’La have together?


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The couple have three children together so far. Damian Lillard and Kay’La Hanson had their first child, Damian Jr., in March 2018. Then in September 2020, the seven-time NBA All-Star took to social media and announced that he and his fiance were expecting twins. Lillard and Hanson welcomed their twins in January 2021. All three children were in attendance for their parents’ grand wedding.

Damian Lillard’s kids and his wife attend his games regularly. His strongly-knit family is a major support to him on and off the court. Also, the three adorable children feature regularly on their father’s Instagram handle. Lillard has so far shared multiple pictures and video clips of his special moments with his children for the world to see. Safe to say these posts from Dame are a huge hit among his fans.