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The quest for love has a way of matching up people from different walks of life whose only shared interests are their formidable attraction for one another.
However, cases also abound of romantic partners who share similar professional backgrounds. A classic example is that of Andrew Wiggins and his long-time partner.
Here’s everything you need to know about Wiggins’ girlfriend.
Who Is Andrew Wiggins?
Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA)’ the Golden State Warriors.
Wiggins played high school basketball for Vaughan Secondary School in Vaughan, Ontario, and Huntington Prep School in Huntington, West Virginia. He then played collegiately for the University of Kansas (KU) before eventually turning professional.
Wiggins joined the NBA in 2014 and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first overall pick. He played for the Cavaliers until 2020 and then got traded to the Golden State Warriors.
Who Is Andrew Wiggins Married To?
Andrew Wiggins isn’t married yet. However, he’s in a committed relationship with a woman named Mychal Johnson.
Both Mychal and Andrew are experienced basketball players. But unlike her boyfriend who continues to dominate the court, Johnson quit the sport before she could turn pro.
Mychal Johnson’s Early Life
Mychal Johnson was born on November 21, 1995, in Huntington, West Virginia, to Scott Johnson and Holli Johnson. She’s a few months younger than her boyfriend who was born on February 23, 1995.
Johnson’s father has also had interests in basketball. He’s best noted for serving as the West Virginia Thunder AAU Team’s head coach.
Mychal Johnson has three sisters whom she shares a close bond with. They include Maki Scott Johnson, Mychelle Johnson, and Maria Johnson. Her sister Mychelle is a retired basketball player who played collegiately for Marshall University. So, it’s evident that passion for basketball runs through the Johnson’s family.
Mychal Johnson’s Education Background
Mychal Johnson attended Huntington-based St. Joseph High School, where she launched her high school basketball career.
After graduating from high school, Johnson proceeded to the University of Notre Dame. She continued to play basketball while also pursuing her studies, eventually graduating from the institution in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Mychal Johnson’s Career Information
Johnson developed athletic passions from a tender age. She started off as a gymnast before switching to basketball later on.
By the time she joined high school, Mychal was already a promising basketball player. She inspired her high school team to several historic performances.
After high school, Mychal Johnson went on to play basketball for the University of Notre Dame. She featured on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball roster.
Johnson achieved tremendous feats both individually and as part of her team. During her freshman year, she averaged 3.1 points and 1.1 rebounds for each of the 28 games she played. Her stats dropped slightly in her sophomore year, in which she averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds for each of the 31 games played. She later played 26 games in her junior season, registering 32 rebounds and 28 assists.
Mychal Johnson also played as an amateur in the WV Thunder team, under her father’s coaching. However, her promising basketball career suffered major setbacks due to frequent injuries. She sadly had to retire from the court before turning professional.
It’s unclear what Johnson has been up to after quitting basketball. Some sources indicate that she currently works as a real estate agent for Minneapolis real estate company – Edina Realty. Other outlets report she’s an entrepreneur.
How Did Mychal Johnson And Andrew Wiggins Meet?
Mychal Johnson met Andrew Wiggins in 2013. The couple began dating almost immediately.
Johnson and Wiggins’ relationship registered little buzz during its initial stages. However, the pair became a subject of huge media coverage later when they began to appear together in public more frequently. They also posted each other on their Instagram accounts, leaving no doubt that they were an item.
How Has The Relationship Been?
Johnson and Wiggins have enjoyed one of the most peaceful relationships. There are no credible reports pointing to turbulence in the union.
However, Mychal recently became a subject of social media trolling after rumors that she cheated on her boyfriend went viral on the internet. The rumors were fueled further by Wiggins’ absence from the NBA since mid-February 2023.
Well, these reports turned out to be unfounded as it emerged that the 6’7” forward’s absence had nothing to do with relationship issues. Rather, the player had sought some time out to attend to his dad who was grappling with a severe medical situation.
Mychal took to social media to clap back at fans who accused her of infidelity. One of her rebuttal tweets read: “Literally the farthest thing from the truth. It’s sad y’all even doing this.”
Despite trolls from a few quarters, most of Johnson’s fans sprung to her defense and encouraged her to ignore her detractors. One fan said, “You and Wiggins dont owe anyone any type of explanation.”
Does Mychal Johnson And Andrew Wiggins Have Children?
Although they’re yet to officially tie the knot, Mychal and Wiggins have two amazing daughters together. They include Amyah Wiggins (born on October 11, 2018) and Alayah Wiggins (born on April 15, 2021).
It’s also worth noting that Mychal and Wiggins have no kids from previous relationships. In fact, there’s little credible information on whether they both dated other people before meeting.
Other Fun Facts About Mychal Johnson
Mychal Johnson measures 5’8” tall and weighs 123 pounds. That’s a far cry from her husband who stands at 6’7” tall and weighs 197 pounds.
Johnson is also one of the few celebrity wives who prefers to keep her private affairs to herself. While she’s active on social media, she rarely picks silly fights with other internet users. The only time she went on a social media rant is while debunking infidelity rumors that turned out to be the work of busybodies.