All About Ddamian Lillard’s Wife Kay’la Hanson

Kay’la Hanson (born 8th November 1991) is a 31-year-old American certified nurse and entrepreneur who is famous as the wife of the American professional basketball player, Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. with whom she shares three kids. 

Kay’la Hanson and Damian Lillard had a long-term relationship lasting a decade before tying the knot in September 2021. Now officially Mrs. Lillard, Kay’la is just living her best life as a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. Here is all you know about her.

Kay’la Hanson’s Biography Summary 

  • Full name: Kay’la Hanson
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 8th November 1991
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Age: 31 years old
  • Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • High School: Legacy High School
  • College: Weber State University
  • Nursing School: Nightingale College
  • Profession: Registered Nurse, Entrepreneur, Beauty Salon Owner
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Husband: Damian Lillard
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Children: Damian Lillard Jr., Kalii Laheem Lillard, and Kali Emma Lee Lillard
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Parents: Stephany Wright, and Dezmond Cooper
  • Siblings: Kalina Hanson, Tyler Hanson
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Height in Centimeters: 165 cm
  • Kay’la Hanson’s Weight: 62 kgs (136 lb)
  • Famous for: being the wife of American basketball player Damian Lillard
  • Facebook: @Kay’la Hanson

Kay’la Hanson’s Ethnicity Is Mixed

Kay’la Hanson was born on 8th November 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, and is currently 31 years old. She has a Puerto Rican mother named Stephany Wright and an African-American father, Desmond Cooper.

Along with her siblings, Tyler (brother) and Kalina (sister), the family of five made their home in North Las Vegas. Kay’la spent her childhood and teenage years close to home, only moving to Utah for college.

Kay’la Hanson and her mom

Kay’la Hanson Studied Nursing at Nightingale College, Utah

Kay’la attended Legacy High School in North Las Vegas. She graduated in June 2010 and proceeded to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, for her pre-med. She graduated from Weber State in 2014 and continued with her nursing degree at Nightingale College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Upon graduating, she worked in healthcare administration for six years, before taking a break to raise her kids, run her business and eventually pursue a doctorate of nurse practitioner degree at the University of Portland.

Kay’la and Damian Lillard were College Sweethearts

While Kay’la was at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, for her pre-med, she was introduced to Damian Lillard by her best friend, Eternity Simon Buhl. At the time, Damian was on a scholarship for a degree in professional sales while also playing for Weber State Wildcats. That introduction led to a relationship that lasted for a decade and counting.

Kay’la said years later that she knew Damian was the one for her because he could handle her ‘crazy’ (Kay’la is a Scorpio). On his part, Damian recalled that during their university days, Kay’la took care of him. At the time, Damian was just starting off his basketball career, while Kay’la already had a car and an apartment. Her nurturing and understanding nature no doubt helped keep their relationship afloat.

In February 2020, during the NBA All-Star weekend, Damian got his family and friends, along with Kay’la’s family and friends together to surprise an unsuspecting Kay’la with a proposal. This took place at a private party in Chicago. Damian popped the question with a wall full of roses designed with ‘Will You Marry Me?’ and, of course, a ring adorned with an enormous diamond. The event had rapper Common, former teammates Evan Turner and Tim Fraizer, and former Blazers assistant, David Vanterpool, in attendance.

The Couple Had a Star-Studded Wedding

Kay’la and Damian Lillard

Kay’la Hanson officially became Mrs. Lillard on September 4, 2021. The longtime lovers got to say ‘I do’ at the Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, California. Their gorgeous outdoor ceremony had a simple, yet elegant decor, with lots of floral arrangements. The ceremony was graced with the presence of Damian’s colleagues like CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Anfernee Simons, Evan Turner, Tim Frazier, Meyers Leonard, and Zach Collins.

After the exchange of vows came an entertaining indoor reception that saw musical acts by Rapper Common, Johnny Gill, Snoop Dogg, R.L. Huggar, Tevin Campbell, and Blxst. A choreographed musical set by Kay’la and her bridesmaids also added exciting hype to the happy occasion. Damian even gave his newly wedded bride a lap dance much to the entertainment of their guests. After an entertaining and fun-filled evening, the couple jetted off to the Mediterranean for their honeymoon.

Kay’la and Damian dated for a decade before getting married. Despite the long dating period, Damian’s successful career, and the kids, the couple has stayed true to their love. Their engagement and wedding were to make things official, because going by how Damian flaunted his forever girlfriend and kids, there was no doubt that they were already a family unit long before their marriage.

Kay’la and Damian Lillard Have Three Kids Together

Kay’la and her husband, Damian, have three kids together. Their first child, Damian Lillard Jr., was born on 29th March 2018. Damian Jr. is currently  4 years old. The couple’s second birthing experience came as a pair of twins; a daughter named Kali Emma Lee Lillard and a son named Kalii Laheem Lillard. The twins were born on January 21, 2021. All three kids were already born before their parents tied the knot.

Ka’la had her first child at twenty-seven years old, and her twins at thirty years old, but she got married at thirty years old when her twins were just seven months old. Her husband was born on 15 July 1990 and is 32 years old.

Ddamian Lillard’s Wife Isn’t Just a Celebrity Spouse, She’s also a Businesswoman

Despite her husband’s financial worth, Kay’la doesn’t shy away from making her own money. She is an entrepreneur with investments in real estate and she also owns a beauty nail salon called DIPPED in Lake Oswego, Oregon. DIPPED has been endorsed by the neighborhood news station, KOIN, as a top Mother’s Day gift idea for mothers.

While making money on the side, she is still making advances in her educational pursuit as she is pursuing a doctorate of nurse practitioner degree at the University of Portland. She lives with her husband and three kids in their home in Portland, Oregon, United States.


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