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Mariah Riddlesprigger: Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s GF?

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• Mariah Riddlesprigger is an American former volleyball player and is the girlfriend of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek professional basketball player.
• Mariah's estimated net worth is over $100,000 and it is assumed she shares the wealth of her boyfriend, Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose net worth is over $60 million.
• Mariah attended Bullard High School and later attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she earned her BA degree in Sport Management and Sociology.
• Mariah and Giannis have been in a relationship for a long time and have one son, Liam Charles Antetokounmpo.
• Giannis is a professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks and has represented Greece in international competitions.

Who is Mariah Riddlesprigger?

Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger was born on 17 September 1992 under the sign of Virgo, in Fresno, California USA, and is a 27-year-oldformervolleyball player, but probably best recognized for being the girlfriend of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Milwaukee Bucks.

How rich is she, as of now? Mariah Riddlesprigger Net Worth

Mariah Riddlesprigger’s net worth is over $100,000,earned from her involvement in the sports industry. Moreover, it is assumed that she shares the wealth of her famous boyfriend, Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose net worth is reputedly over $60 million, as of early 2020.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Mariah Riddlesprigger spent her early years in her hometown ofFresno, raised by her father, Patrick ‘Pat’ Riddlesprigger, and her mother Catherine ‘Cathy’ Riddlesprigger. Her father is a former basketball player. Her mother works as a regional sales manager at Allstar Fire Equipment, Inc. She has two younger sisters, named Maya and Makayla, both of whom are volleyball players. Mariah is American by nationality, and belongs to African-American ethnic group.

Educational Background

Mariah attended Bullard High School, and upon matriculation in 2010, she enrolled into Rice University in Houston, Texas.

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There, she obtained her BA degree in Sport Management and Sociology in 2014. While there, Mariah was an excellent student and was a mamber of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She was also a member of the Northpointe Community Church, as well as the African–American Student Union.

Amateur Career as a Volleyball Player

Mariah developed her love for volleyball very early. While in high school, she joined their team coached by Kieran Roblee, and earned the honor of Scholar Athlete, as well as the Junior League Senior Girl Athlete Award. Mariah would later continue to play for her university’s team – the Rice Owls – in the position of an outside hitter.

During her first season, she distinguished herself as a player scoring 193 kills, as a sophomore she scored seven double-doubles, as a junior appeared in 30 games, and in her senior year, Mariah scored 141 kills. She was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, and placed on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Professional Career

Mariah Riddlesprigger once revealed that her career goal would be to work for a sports agency, but started her professional career while in university, since she served there at the athletic ticket office. Following her graduation, she did an internship for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA from May 2015 to June 2016.

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Appearance and Vital Statistics

Mariah Riddlesprigger has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while her weight is approximately 150lbs (68kgs). Her vital statistics, bra size, dress size, and shoe size haven’t been revealed.

Relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo

Mariah Riddlesprigger and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been romantically involved into a relationship for a long time. Mariah gave birth to their first child, a son named Liam Charles Antetokounmpo, on 10 February 2020. The family’s current residence is in Milwaukee.

Who is Her Boyfriend? Giannis Antetokounmpo Short Wiki/Bio

Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo, also known by the nickname ‘The Greek Freak’, was born on 6 December 1994 under the sign of Sagittarius, in Athens, Greece. There, he was raised in the neighborhood of Sepolia by his father, Charles, a former association football player, and his mother, Veronica, who competed as a high jumper. His parents are immigrants from Nigeria. He has four brothers, named Francis, Thanasis, Kostas, and Alexis. Kostas plays for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, while Thanasis plays for the same team as Giannis.

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Professional Career

Giannis Antetokounmpo began playing basketball at the age of 14. Two years later, he joined the youth squad of Filathlitikos and started playing for them competitively. In 2011, Giannis played in the semi-pro Greek B Basket League for the senior men’s team of Filathlitikos, while he spent the following season playing in the Greek A2 League. In December 2012, Giannis signed a contract over the four next years with Spanish basketball club, called CAI Zaragoza. Since the contract started with the 2013-14 season, Giannis remained with the Filathlitikos in the 2012-13 season, during which he played more than 26 games and averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game.

In 2013, he was chosen by the coaches to appear as a special participant in the Greek League All-Star Game.

NBA Career

In April 2013, Giannis became eligible to play in the NBA. He was chosen as the 15th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and then signed a rookie contract with the team. Giannis made his NBA debut at the age of 18, which made him one of the youngest NBA players of all time. As a rookie, he appeared in 77 games and averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game, and played in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

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At the end of the rookie season, Giannis was named to the 2013–14 NBA All-Rookie second team.

In September 2016, he signed a $100-million-worth contract over the next four years with the Bucks, and in the following season led the team in all five major statistical categories. He was a starter in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, becoming the first Greek NBA All-Star. During the same year, he won the NBA Most Improved Player Award, and was named to the All-NBA Second Team. In 2018, Giannis made his second NBA All-Star appearance as a starter, and won the 2018 Euroscar European Player of the Year Award.

In the following year, Giannis became the winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He was also named to the All-NBA First Team and NBA All-Defensive First Team. Most recently, Giannis was selected as a captain in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

National Team

Giannis represented Greece for the first time in 2013, when he joined with the Greek Under-20 national team at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In the following year, he played with the senior men’s Greek national basketball team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and then played for them at EuroBasket 2015. Most recently, he represented the country at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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Zack Clayton Carpinello (WWE) – Who is JWoww’s boyfriend?

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Zack Carpinello, known also as Zack Clayton is an American professional wrestler and boyfriend of a famous reality TV star JWoow.

Early life, family, starting career

Zack Carpinello was born on 20 December 1994, in Albany County, Bethlehem, New York USA. Zack has a sister. Her name is Erica and she is older than him. He finished high school in Bethlehem Central School in 2013, where he was playing football.

He continued in Hudson Valley Community College and spent two years in Your Face Wrestling Foundation in Albany. Carpinello also attended Johnny Rodz’s wrestling school in Brooklyn, where he got the skills and knowledge that needed him to go up in his career.

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‘After high school, I always knew I wanted to do it,’ said Carpinello in an interview for Spotlight news. ‘I was an athlete all the way through high school, up until college. I knew I didn’t want to continue football’. He was training fitness very hard and he said that it was the most natural thing he has ever done. He was watching wrestling for a long time and was amazed by the size of the wrestlers. ‘The end goal is to get to WWE — to be a champion there, to be the best I absolutely can be’, highlighted Carpinello. Zack Clayton is the name he uses in the ring. Actually, Clayton is his middle name.

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He had to promote a character for himself, so he decided to take this name and to stay authentic. His character is a bad guy. In every match there is a bad and good guy. Carpinello can perform both, but he prefers the “bad guy”. He was wrestling in the Spanish leagues Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA).  So, Clayton appeared on Telemundo few times.

Carpinello also trains athletes in Top Form. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Personal life

In March 2019 Zack Carpinello started dating Jennifer Lynn Farley, also known as JWoow. She is an American reality TV star, nine years older than him. Farley has almost seven million followers on Instagram, so when she announced her new relationship, Carpinello found himself in the spotlight. So, he is also known as JWoow’s boyfriend. But, they have a mutual friend, his sister Erica. ‘She’s been one of my friends since I was 15, and I met her in the principal’s office because we both got in trouble. And cut to 20 years later, I’m now dating her brother, so it’s fun’, Farley said on the MTV VMA Red carpet last year.

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Carpinello’s nickname is “24” thanks to his girlfriend and it’s referring his age at the time. He got it while Farley was filming Jersey Shore revival.

Girlfriend Jennifer Lynn Farley

Farley was born on 27 February 1986 in East Greenbush, New York. She finished high school in Columbia School and continued at New York Institute of Technology. She started her career in Graphic Design business. But she went on an audition for Jersey Shores, MTV reality series and in 2009 with seven others housemates she became part of the series.

The first and the third seasons were filmed in New Jersey, the second in Miami, Florida, the fourth in Florence, Italy and the final two back in New Jersey. Farley published in 2010 a book “The Rules according to JWoow: Shore-tested secrets on landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death and Kicking the Competition to the Curb”.

In 2012 Farley and her costar from Jersey Shore, Nicole Polizzi started “Snooki&JWoow” on MTV. In 2015 they continued “Snooki&JWoow: Moms with attitude”.

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The same year she won the seventh season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. Her film debut was for an indie production “The Mint”. In 2013 Farley got in the GQ’s “Sexiest 100 ladies of the 21st Century”. Farley married Roger Mathews in 2015. Their daughter was born in 2014 and their son in 2016. Two years later she filed for divorce.

Last year in April she confirmed her new relationship, not revealing his identity. But, after a short time the public found out that the new boyfriend was a professional wrestler.

The couple often publishes photos of themselves on Instagram. In October last year Angelina Pivarnic, Farley’s friend and costar accused Carpinello for inappropriate behavior. It was all filmed on the episode of Jersey Shore:The vacation few month earlier, but aired in October. Farley found out as well as the audience. Zack issued a statement regarding this situation taking the responsibility and asking for an apology.

They broke up at the time and got back together in December.

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Appearance

Zack Carpinello is 6ft 2 ins (1.88m) tall and weighs 191 lbs (87 kg). His vital statistics are 44-32-37 inches. He has strong, toned body. He wears shoe size 12. Carpinello has brown hair and blue eyes.

Social Media

Zack has an Instagram account since 2014 with 118,000 followers. In 2013 he joined Twitter and has almost 1500 followers. He has the same number of followers on Facebook.

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Who is Luchasaurus (WWE)? Real Face, Injury, Height, Wiki

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Austin Matelson, known as Luchasaurus is a professional wrestler and reality TV star from USA. He won Millennium Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in 2016. Matelson was part of the 17th season of the Big Brother show in 2015 and ended on the fifth place, leaving after 12 weeks.

Early life, education

Austin Matelson was born on 10 March 1985 in Woodland Hills, California USA. He has four younger sisters. His parents were hippies and they never pressed him for studying.

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However he was very dedicated to school so he earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in medieval history at the California State University in Northridge. He knew that he will become a wrestler at the age of seven. Matelson was watching The Ultimate Warrior on TV and decided that it will be his future profession.

Career

Austin Matelson started his career on independent professional wrestling promotions in 2009.

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He was performing and winning singles matches trained by the brothers Shane and Shannon Billard. At that time he was using the ring name “W”.

In 2012 he signed the first contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He made a debut under the ring name Judas Devlin in a team with Corey Graves. They defeated Briley Pierce and CJ Parker. Shortly after, he was transferred to NXT, a new brand of WWE, working mostly as performer at house shows.

He had severe injuries that stopped his career until 2016. Matelson came back, as part of the Lucha Underground, television series based on wrestling, broadcast weekly and produced by One Three Media. He performed under a snake mask and his ring name was Vibora. He and the teammates Pindar and Drago won the Lucha Underground Trios Championship.

In 2016 he was using the ring name Austin Draven when he won a match for Millenium Pro Wrestling (MPW). Few month later same year under the name Just Judas he became MPW Heavyweight Champion.

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Since the Lucha Undergroung, Matelson started using the name Luchasaurus after his fans shouted it during a performance.

In 2019 Matelson signed for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and he debuted at Double or Nothing as a part of the pre-show Casino Battle Royale. After he signed full time with the company he performed in a team “A Boy and his Dinosaur” with Jungle Boy. At “All Out” with the third teammate Marko Stunt, they debuted as “Jurassic Express”. In October last year, he didn’t play against the Lucha Brothers in the first round of AEW Tournament due to an injury.

He suffered a hamstring tear, but returned in the ring after a month. His signature moves are Choke to Spanish Fly, Snakebite, Extinction, Betrayal, Ironman, Moonsault and Chokeslam.

In an interview for CSUN Today (The newspaper of the University where he received 2 degrees) last year explained what he finds in common of these two professions: ‘What you’re doing is almost telling a story like a historian tells a story. There’s a lot of correlation in the way you can approach it from that analytical point of view’.

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Bill DeMott scandal

Bill DeMott is a former WWE wrestler and the head trainer of NXT. But in 2015 he resigned amid accusations of abuse by wrestlers. He denied those accusations. One of the wrestlers was Austin Matelson, who said in a radio interview that DeMott was constantly bullying wrestlers making inappropriate comments including their sexual orientation and abusing them physically and mentally. Matelson sent an e-mail to WWE executives in 2013 while he was still in the company, informing them about De Mott behavior. He was accused from female wrestlers too.

Reality Shows

During his break in the career, Matelson was contacted by the Big Brother producers who thought his biography is interesting -a wrestler with a master degree in medieval history. He appeared in the 17th season in 2015 and left the house after 12 weeks. At the end of the show he was on the fifth place.

Matilson also appeared in other shows like Access Hollywood, The price is right and the 19th season of the Big Brother Show.

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Personal life

His personal life was in the spotlight during the Big Brother show where he met and began a relationship with another contestant Liz Nolan. They dated for five months. Matilson keeps his private life out of the public eye, so it is believed that he is single, dedicated to his professional life.

Net worth

A professional wrestler gets about $500,000 each year. So, Matilson net worth, as of early 2020 is estimated around $1 million.

Appearance

Luchasaurus is 6ft 5ins (1.96m) tall, weighs 234lbs (106 kg). He has a strong and toned body with tattoos. He has long brown hair and his eyes are brown too.

Social media

Luchasaurus has a Twitter account with more than 88,000 followers and he joined in 2011. The next year he opened an Instagram account and now he has 113,000 followers.

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The Truth About Shawn Oakman: What You Didn’t Know About Him

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Who is Shawn Oakman?

American Football defensive end Shawn Michael Oakman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, on 7 April 1992, meaning that Aries is his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for the time which he’s spent playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), while Shawn’s also competed in Champions Indoor Football (CIF), American Arena League (AAL) and the XFL.

Education and early life

Shawn was raised alongside his siblings in Philadelphia, by their mother Vernetta who was a drug addict; she’s now been clean for years, and has revealed in an interview that she wasn’t able to provide a stable home for her children. Vernetta’s also revealed that she was sexually abused as a child, was seven when she began taking psychiatric drugs, and 15 when she took cocaine for the first time. Shawn’s father wasn’t around while he was growing up, and he eventually died from cancer.

Shawn and his siblings tried their best to behave as if they were a normal family, because they were afraid of Child Protective Services splitting them into foster homes; in 2002, when Shawn was 10, his mother was sentenced to a year and a half behind bars for being in possession of a criminal weapon, and was then arrested in 2004 for theft, and in 2005 and 2008 for prostitution. A year later, she was diagnosed with HIV, while she’s today also struggling with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Shawn and his brother Future were sent to live with their cousin Kenn Roberts, an American Army veteran who together with his wife Tracy had previously fostered 13 disadvantaged children; Kenn’s revealed that Shawn had anger issues when he arrived, and that he didn’t want to go to school or talk to anyone.

Shawn thus had to take speech classes, and was given chores by Kenn and his wife, such as walking the dog, cutting the lawn and folding laundry. He found comfort in playing basketball while attending Penn Wood High School, and took his school to the state title during his junior year, however, it was obvious even at that time that Shawn’s future was in football.

He matriculated in 2010 and then enrolled at Penn State University on a football scholarship.

College career

Shawn was redshirted in 2011, and was then dismissed from their football team the Nittany Lions on 27 February 2012, for unknown reasons; this made him transfer to Baylor University in July of the same year.

Shawn had to skip the 2012 football season because of transfer rules, and only began playing for the Baylor Bears in 2013; he was a backup defensive end in 13 games, and finished the season with two sacks and 33 tackles. He made his breakthrough in the 2014 season, recording 11 sacks and 25.5 tackles; he was a consensus All-Big 12 selection, while he earned third-team All-America honors from Associated Press.

Instead of making himself eligible for the National Football League Draft (NFL), Shawn chose to spend another year at Baylor, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2015.

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Football career

Shawn was arrested on sexual assault charges only two weeks before the 2016 NFL Draft, which made him ‘undraftable’; he indeed wasn’t drafted, but was found not guilty of the sexual assault a couple of months later.

Shawn was signed by the Triangle Torch of the AAL in November 2017, and on 8 March 2018 signed with the Bismarck Bucks of CIF; he then signed with the Austin General of The Spring League on 6 April 2019, and with the West Virginia Roughriders of AAL in June 2019.

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He was drafted by the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL on 16 October 2019, but was waived on 17 December of the same year; the Wildcats re-signed Shawn on 24 January 2020, but his contract was terminated when the league suspended its operations on 10 April 2020.

Shawn signed with the Toronto Argonauts of CFL on 15 February 2021, and in March 2021 played in Fan Controlled Football’s People’s Championship.

Love life and relationships

Shawn shies away from sharing the details of his love life with his fans; it’s known that he’s been in a relationship with several girls, as some have accused him of rape and physical assault, but the names of these girls haven’t been revealed.

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There are some people on the internet who believe that Shawn’s struggling with his sexuality, and that he’s actually gay, but this hasn’t been addressed by him.

There are also those who believe that he’s today in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity Canadian girl, as some have claimed to have seen the two spending time together, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

Shawn seems to be unattached as of May 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Problems with the authorities

Shawn was involved in an incident at Penn State University on 25 February 2012, and was charged with retail theft, harassment and disorderly conduct; he had shoved a cashier and fled the scene – this was the incident which led to his dismissal from the university’s football team.

In January 2013, a woman claimed that she’d been physically assaulted by Shawn, and that he had grabbed her under her armpits and pushed her against a brick wall.

He was arrested on 13 April 2016, after a woman accused him of sexual assault. According to the woman, the two had met at a bar and Shawn invited her to his off-campus residence; he then forced her into his bedroom, took her clothes off and raped her. Shawn was indicted on second-degree sexual assault charged on 20 July 2016 by a grand jury in McLennan County, but was found not guilty on 28 February 2019.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Shawn’s age is 31. He has black hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 9ins (2.06m) tall and weighs around 290lbs (130kgs).

Shawn’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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