Meet Donovan Mitchell’s Ex-girlfriend Deja Lighty

Deja Lighty (born on 12th December 1995; Age: 27 years old) is an American social media influencer and former executive accountant of the Cleveland Cavaliers most recognized for being the ex-girlfriend of Donovan Mitchell, a famous American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Donovan Mitchell has been making a name for himself in the NBA over the past 6 years of his basketball career. Besides that, he and Deja were previously in a relationship but broke up in 2019. It was that relationship that brought Deja to prominence. Here’s more about her and her love story with Mitchell.

Summary of Deja Lighty’s Bio

  • Full name: Deja Lighty
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 12th December 1995
  • Deja Lighty’s Age: 27 years old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Dating
  • Deja Lighty’s Ex-partner: Donovan Mitchell’s
  • Deja Lighty’s Parents: Chris Lighty and Veronica
  • Sibling: A brother
  • Deja Lighty’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Deja Lighty’s Height in Centimetres: 163 cm
  • Deja Lighty’s Weight: 59 kg
  • Famous for: Being Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend
  • Deja Lighty’s Instagram: @delighty

Deja Lighty is the Daughter of the Late Hip Hop Tycoon, Chris Lighty

Deja Lighty was born on the 12th of December 1995 in New York, United States of America, and is 27 years old. She holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. Deja was raised by her parents alongside her only brother. Her parents are Veronica and Chris Lighty. Deja’s father was a famous hip-hop tycoon and longtime music manager.

He was the head and founder of the Violator Management record label. During his lifetime, he worked with top music stars, including 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and others. Chris Light died on 30th August 2012, after shooting himself in his Bronx apartment.

According to Daily News, Chris was engaged in an argument with his estranged wife, Veronica and it got so heated that he shot himself in the head. Veronica had filed for a divorce the previous year, 2011. Just a few minutes before he died, Chris uttered the words, “I’m tired of this”

She has a Degree in Sports Management from Temple University

Deja Lighty received her high school education at Montclair Kimberly Academy, located across the Hudson River in Northern New Jersey, and graduated in 2014. There, she played on the girl’s lacrosse team and was the Varsity cheerleading captain. Moreover, she also has in-depth experience working with high school and collegiate basketball teams. Deja attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Sports Management.

Deja Lighty and her ex-boyfriend, Donovan Mitchell
Deja Lighty and her ex-boyfriend, Donovan Mitchell, image source

Deja Lighty and Donovan Mitchell Dated For a While and Broke Up in 2019

While it is unclear when and where Deja Lighty and Donovan Mitchell met, reports show they were already dating as of 2017 when Mitchell was drafted into the NBA. Interestingly, Deja also has a career in the sports realm, having graduated with a degree in Sports Management. So, their love for sports was the one thing they had in common.

To the best of the public knowledge, Lighty and Mitchell were together from 2017 to 2019. However, nothing much was revealed about the timeline of their relationship until reports broke out in 2019 that they had gone their separate ways. The duo did not state the exact reason that led to their breakup, but according to Player Wives, they had a long-distance relationship, and that is the major reason they called it quits.

When they were together, Lighty worked as an account executive for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ironically, Mitchelle now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Light is no longer with the organization. Even though the couple was not open about their relationship, they occasionally shared photos of themselves on social media with endearing captions. Donovan used to refer to Deja as his “partner in crime” and “my girl”.

Where is Donovan Mitchell’s Ex-girlfriend Now?

Deja Lighty currently resides in Cleveland. She generally does not work in sports any longer. Still, according to her LinkedIn profile, she is now the Social Media Manager for Game Seven Agency. Game Seven Agency is a full-service creative and experiential agency specializing in sports, music, and culture.


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