Paul George First Met Girlfriend Daniela Rajic at a Nightclub and What Followed Was a Roller Coaster Ride

Published 04/12/2022, 5:13 PM EDT

After what can be described as an average season, the Los Angeles Clippers have made the 2021-22 play-in tournament. However, the road won’t get any easier from now on, as a challenging tussle against the Timberwolves awaits. One of the main absentees for LA this year has been veteran Paul George. Now a 31-year-old committed man, do you know the story behind George’s love interest?

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Having missed the majority of the season due to injury, Paul George featured in merely 31 outings. Even in those games, he managed to make a difference for his side, and averaged over 24 points per game. A 7-time All-Star, George has donned the #13 for several years now, and excelled as a guard-forward. On the other hand, you may now know how interesting his off-court life is. Or at least was, when it initially kicked off.

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The incredible story of Paul George meeting his girlfriend Daniela Rajic

The lesser known fact is, Paul’s current girlfriend was once an exotic dancer and stripper. At the age of 18, she began working in numerous night clubs of Florida. Interestingly, this is where the pair first met one another.

At a nightclub named ‘Tootsies’, George met Daniela. And the rest, as they say, is history. Their relationship only grew and eventually reached the stage of falling in love. However, things didn’t always go according to plan, and there were several hurdles along the way.

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Nov 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) questions a foul call during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

When PG first ran into Daniela, he was, in fact, dating another woman in Callie Rivers. Later, Rivers found out about the duo’s alleged relationship, and reportedly broke up with the NBA mainstay immediately.

According to various rumors, the Clippers star began dating Daniela, and even offered her $1 million to abort a child. Back in 2013, the now girlfriend of Paul even gave up dancing, in order to focus on her relationship. Sure, it has been a roller-coaster ride for them; however, the couple is now happy together and with two children too.

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I guess it’s true what they say – all’s well that ends well. At least that’s how it was for Paul George. After facing several ups and downs in his personal life, there is now a glorious silver lining!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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