Daniela Rajic is an attractive woman, who caught the attention of the public when she started having a relationship with Paul George, the popular basketball star. Before she shot to fame, Daniela had her own popularity with many fans – she was a stripper and dancer.
Early life and family
Daniela was born in Queens, New York City USA, on 12 November 1990, so has American nationality, but Serbian ancestry. She has a sister whose name is Kristina, but the rest of her family is not known to the public. She keeps most of her information to herself, leaving the rest of us guessing about her private life.
It is not known which schools Daniela attended as a young girl, but it is known that she graduated from the University of Miami in Florida., but her subject is a mystery.
Daniela worked as a dancer and stripper so she could pay her university fees. However, after meeting Paul, she started getting lots of attention. Thanks to this exposure, Daniela was able to stop dancing and start modelling professionally. In addition to this, she also gained many followers on social media – on Instagram, she has a following of almost 200,000 fans.
The brunette wasn’t satisfied with simply being a model it seems, because she also started her own business, launching a swimwear company with her own bikini line, Nude Swim. It’s believed this venture started as an idea over a glass of wine with Sarah Nasser, a lady who is involved with basketball player Patrick Patterson. The ladies discussed Daniela’s dream of being a fitness trainer as well, and eventually the two agreed to work together, wanting to be involved in every aspect of the design process.
They did not hire any designers and even modelled the new swimwear themselves. In addition, Daniela and Sarah delivered their orders to the post office in person.
Daniela and Sarah wanted to build their business from scratch by themselves and they did so. The pre-launch went live in 2019 with three collections – Neon, Signature and Luxe. Daniela promoted the clothing on her Instagram account, and since then Nude Swim has its own account, with close to 15,000 followers.
Hobbies, favourite things and interesting facts
Judging by her social media posts, Daniela loves spending time on the beach and with her family. However, her hobbies and interests are something that few have information about. She enjoys making sure her private life is…private.
‘Model Fact’ reported that Daniela is a religious person, and that she practices Christianity.
Relationship with Paul George
In 2013, Daniela and Paul met during one of her dance sessions at the well-known club ‘Tootsies’. Paul is a famous basketball player, and at the time was playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
When Daniela and Paul started dating, he wasn’t actually a single man, as he was seeing Callie Rivers, the daughter of the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, Doc Rivers.
Callie and Paul went their separate ways when it came to light that he was involved with Daniela, and they carried on their relationship, and appear to have found happiness with each other.
Not long after, Daniela was expecting her first baby – according to rumours, Paul asked her to have an abortion, and offered to pay Daniela $1 million in compensation for the abortion. She refused this offer, and their daughter, Olivia, was born on 1 May 2014.
On the 28 May, Daniela approached the Manhattan Family Court to file a lawsuit against Paul, presumably for child support. The sports star said that if it could be proven the child is his, he would do the right thing and be a father for her.
A paternity test proved that Olivia is indeed Paul’s. He hit back at the whole affair by suing for full custody, citing Daniela’s unemployment as bad for the child. Fortunately, the two were able to reach a settlement for child support and co-parenting.
Although Daniela and Paul went through a dramatic time with the child custody case, they seemed to still feel attracted to each other, as in 2017 she gave birth to their second child – also a girl – named Natasha.
Daniela has been dating Paul and does not have any other children. She, Paul and their children are now living, apparently happily, in Oklahoma.
- Hair colour: Brown
- Eye colour: Hazel
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
- Weight: 129lbs (59 kgs)
- Vital Statistics: 32-25-33
- Shoe Size: 7 (US)
- Bra Size: 34D
- Star Sign: Scorpio
Not much is known about Daniela’s private matters and her financial status is just as secretive. We can only speculate about her net worth, which is estimated by sources at over $500,000, coming from her business venture with Sarah, as well as modelling contracts. However, Paul has wealth reputed to be close to $40 million, from his basketball contracts.