Ja Morant's professional life as a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies has been making headlines. Nowadays, it seems his relationships are equally getting a lot of attention after his lowkey breakup with his ex-girlfriend and baby momma, KK Dixon.
Born on August 10, 1999, Grizzlies star player Ja Morant, is a champion for many reasons. He graduated from Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina before joining the Grizzlies, and had some excellent records at Murray State Racers where he was the consensus first-team all-American as a Sophomore in 2019.
Despite his impressive performance in college basketball, Morant was not ranked by recruiting agencies. He was however recruited by NCAA Division 1 program where he went on to become the first player in NCAA history to average 20 points and 10 plus assists per game for a single season. He was also named Rookie of the year in 2020.
One thing is certain, at a height of 6ft 3 inches, Ja Morant has proven his worth on the Grizzlies team. Moreover, fans will continue to speculate on who the current girlfriend of this NBA star is. Here is what we know about his past and present relationships.
Ja Morant's first known girlfriend is KK Dixon
Karen Dixon, popularly known as KK Dixon is a social media personality and the first known girlfriend of the basketball player. Dixon is also an athlete as she allegedly plays volleyball and basketball at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, where she is believed to be getting her college education. The two made their relationship public in late 2018 when Dixon shared a photo of them.
Moreover, the pair has a daughter named Kaari Jaidyn Morant who was born on August 7, 2019. Though born prematurely as a result of preeclampsia, Kaari is a healthy and happy child.
Meanwhile, Ja Morant separated quietly from KK Dixon but it is unclear when they decided to call it quits. Fans began to speculate after they unfollowed each other on Instagram. However, they are co-parenting their daughter, Kaari, amicably.
Ja Moran was rumored to be dating Abigail Russo
This rumor fizzled out after Morant denied his involvement in a post. Before that, it was popularly believed that Morant was in a romantic relationship with the ex-girlfriend of Andre Drummond and the mother of his child, Abigail Russo. Rumors began to circulate after Morant started "liking" all her posts and even joined her IG many times with Russo addressing him as Ja Daddy.
In addition, fans drew attention to the flirtatious exchanges between the two which further added fuel to the dating rumor. That was until Morant made a post captioned "chilling single and cool on females" and that put an end to the rumor.
Ja Morant's girlfriend was rumored to be Jaden Owens
Ja Morant has also been romantically linked with UCLA basketball recruit, Jaden Owens. He has not responded to the rumors of his purported relationship with Owens, however, netizens noticed that he made comments on her feeds. Fans were even in Jaden's IG live talking about her and Ja. However, neither Ja Morant nor Jaden Owens has responded to the dating rumor.
Ja Morant's most recent rumored relationship is with Johanna Leia. Nowadays, it is not unusual for men to date older women.
More so, this has become a trend in NBA as we see young players who favor relationships with older women.
Ja Morant and Johanna Leia
Ja Morant has been recently thought to be a dating model and reality TV star, and Drake's ex-girlfriend, Johanna Leia. She gained public attention when she was identified as the mystery woman that was dating Canadian singer, Drake at an empty Dodger Stadium in October 2021. The relationship with Drake is thought to have ended at the end of that month.
Moreover, Leia is the mother of 17-year-old UCLA recruit, Amar Bailey. She shares Amari Bailey and her 7-year-old sister Savvy, with Aaron Bailey, a professional football player who played for the Indianapolis Colts between 1994 and 1998.
Johanna Leia, who describes herself as an entrepreneur, mother, and fashion Nova ambassador on her Instagram, is widely known for appearing in the lifetime series, Bringing Up Ballers. She was raised in Chicago but later moved to Los Angeles with her mother and two children.
Ja Morant and Leia's dating rumor began after the basketball player started liking all her photos on Instagram. They recently followed each other on the social media site and it was also alleged that Morant flew her out to Denver for his game in January 2022.
Neither Morant nor Leia has addressed the rumor, thus it is not certain who Ja Morant's girlfriend is as of the time this article was written. Until the Grizzlies point guard says otherwise, he is presumed to be single.