Who is Kishele Shipley, Kawhi Leonard's girlfriend? Age, height, net worth

Who is Kishele Shipley, Kawhi Leonard's girlfriend? Age, height, net worth

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM

Many people know Kishele Shipley as the girlfriend of the Los Angeles Clippers player, Kawhi Leonard. Shipley is an American Human Resource professional. However, she has kept a low profile despite dating a famous sports personality.

Does Kawhi Leonard have a girlfriend?
Kawhi Leonard with his girlfriend Kishele and daughter, Kaliyah, attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019, at Barker Hangar on 11 July 2019, in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer
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Kawhi and Kishele reportedly started dating in 2014. Since then, they have been spotted in public together several times. They are parents to two children and live together. Learn more about Shipley below, including how she met her partner.

Shipley's profile

Full name

Kishele Shipley

Birth Date

10 April 1989


33, as of September 2022

Birth Place

San Diego, California, US






San Diego State University


1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches)


64 kg (141 lb.)


Kenneth, Cathy


Two sisters


Kawhi Leonard




Human Resource Professional

Net worth

$25 million

Does Kawhi Leonard have a girlfriend?

The NBA star is currently dating Kishele Shipley. She is an American Human Resources expert born in San Diego, California, and of multiracial ethnicity. Kishele has two sisters; the older one is Kenisha, and the younger one is Kasandra. Their father, Kenneth Shipley, is a businessman, while their mother, Carthy Marie, works as a homemaker.

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Who is Kawhi Leonard?

Kawhi Leonard's net worth
LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers on 12 June 2021, at Staples Center. Photo: Jevone Moore
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Kawhi Anthony Leonard is a small forward who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. He was born on 29 June 1991 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the youngest of five children and the only son of Kim Robertson and Mark Leonard.

Leonard began his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs in 2011 before joining the Toronto Raptors in 2018. The 31-year-old then joined the Clippers in 2019.

How did Kawhi Leonard and Kishhele Shipley Meet?

Kishele Shipley
Kawhi Leonard and Shipley watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre in Toronto, on 20th June 2019. Photo: Steve Russell
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Kawhi and Kishele first met at San Diego State University. Shipley pursued a degree in Public Administration at the university and graduated in 2012, while Leonard was a basketball star, playing for the school team.

When did Kawhi Leonard get married?

The basketball star started dating Kishele in 2014, but they have not tied the knot. However, in May 2022, she was seen wearing a ring on her finger at the Los Angeles International Airport, sparking engagement rumors.

Kishele Shipley's height

Shipley is 1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 64 kg. She is shorter than her partner, Kawhi Leonard, who stands at 2.01 m (6 feet 7 inches) tall. Their huge height difference has even attracted mixed reactions from their followers.

Kishele Shipley's net worth

The HR specialist has accumulated an estimated net worth of $25 million, most of which is as a result of her rich boyfriend. Kawhi Leonard's net worth is estimated at $80 million. He earns a base salary of $39.3 million, making him among the 10 highest-paid players in the NBA.

Kawhi Leonard's family

Leonard and his girlfriend are blessed with two children. Their daughter, Kaliyah Leonard, was born in October 2016; however, they have kept private the name of the second born, a son, born in 2019.

Kawhi Leonard's car and house

The small forward is a fan of Chevy Tahoe LS, a four-door car he used to drive in high school. Surprisingly, he still enjoys moving around with the car. Besides, he owns a $7 million condo in downtown Los Angeles.

In 2019 he bought a home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, for $13.3 million. He acquired another in March 2021 for $17 million in LA's Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

Kishele Shipley Instagram

Kishele has kept her life out of the public and does not own a personal Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account. However, her boyfriend is on Twitter with 505.2k followers and Instagram with 183k followers as of September 2022.

Kishele Shipley, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant got along well with Kawhi Leonard and his spouse, Kishele. The three got close when Leonard began training with Kobe following his selection into the 2012 USA Men's Basketball team.

Kishele Shipley and Leonardo's relationship has stood the test of time. Although they have kept their lives private, away from the media, some people believe they are made for each other and will soon exchange their wedding vows.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.