- Full Name Daniela Rajic
- Occupation Co-owner of swimwear line Nude Swim
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Nov 12, 1990
- Age 32 Years, 4 Months
Daniela Rajic | Biography 2021
Daniela Rajic and Paul George began dating in 2013 when she was still attending the University of Miami. George proposed to her on 6 November 2020 at a coastal resort. He dropped down on one knee and popped the question to her. Rajic, along with the wife of George's Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Patrick Patterson, Sarah Nasser, is the co-owner of a swimsuit business called Nude Swim.
Daniela Rajic is an American model, famously known as the fiancée of NBA athlete Paul George.
Who Is Daniela Rajic?
Daniela Rajic is a former stripper, model, dancer, and entrepreneur by profession. She is prominently recognized as the better half of Los Angeles Clippers basketball player Paul George. The couple has been together since 2013 and has two children. They announced their third pregnancy in June 2021.
Along with George's teammate Patrick Patterson's wife Sarah Nasser, Rajic is the co-owner of a Nude Swim swimwear line. The brand was launched in May 2019. During her college days, Rajic financially supported herself by working as a stripper at a few renowned Miami clubs.
Early Life and Early Career
Daniela Rajic was born on 12 November 1990 in Queens, New York City, and is of Serbian descent. She attended the University of Miami.
While she was a college student, she worked as a stripper at the famed Gentleman's Club Tootsie's Cabaret to help pay for her tuition. Tootsies, the strip spot where she used to work, was dubbed one of America's most infamous strip clubs by Complex in 2013. Additionally, she also worked at Saks Fifth Avenue as a model and personal shopper.
Co-Owner of Nude Swim
Rajic is the co-owner of a swimsuit business called Nude Swim with Sarah Nasser, wife of George's Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Patrick Patterson. The swimsuit line was launched in May 2019. She uses her social media accounts to model and promote various collections of bathing suits from the brand.
According to the official website, the company's main goal is to design the most flattering swimsuits that make customers look and feel sexy when they are the closest thing to nude.
The Idea behind the Brand
The company's concept began like other discussions, between the closest friends, over a glass of wine. They were hanging out at Rajic's place when the topic of Rajic's intentions to become a personal trainer and launch a fitness clothing business came up. Nasser had similar ambitions, but her plan revolved around swimwear.
"I would love to do a swimwear line," Rajic said at the time. As the night progressed, they came up with more ideas and expressed their opinions to each other. Although both of them were serious individually, neither of them knew if the other was. Nude Swim could have ended up there, but that didn't happen.
They began by making phone calls and sending messages to people they knew who worked in comparable fields and combed the web for information. Finally, Rajic and Nasser located a list of manufacturers online and went through it one by one, looking at photographs and reviews. It took weeks for them to get through the list.
Nude Swim's pre-launch began in February 2019 with three collections–Signature, Luxe, and Neon–and was promoted by both Rajic and Nasser on their own Instagram pages.
George and Rajic began dating in 2013 when she was still attending the University of Miami. The athlete was romantically involved with Callie Rivers, the daughter of long-time NBA coach Doc Rivers, at that time. However, they got separated after knowing that George had cheated on her and had Rajic pregnant. Rivers eventually married NBA athlete Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry.
Is Daniela Rajic Married?
Rajic is currently unmarried, but she has been engaged to George since November 2020. According to reports from People, George proposed to his daughters' mother on 6 November 2020 at a coastal resort. He dropped down on one knee and popped the question to her, surrounded by rose petals.
A friend who was present for the proposal tweeted a photo of the basketball player proposing in a beautiful ocean-side location, along with the message, "You did that Bud!!! CONGRATS." Rajic documented the party with videos of her new fiancé dancing and a close-up picture of her massive diamond ring with a note, "It doesn't fit lmao but you get it."
According to WP Diamonds CEO Andrew Brown, George proposed to Rajic against a gorgeous background with an approximate 3-carat ring. Brown told Page Six Style that the ring seemed to be a high color 3-carat radiant-cut diamond with a wide circular halo with a retail value of likely about $50,000- $55,000.
Children and Paternity Lawsuit
According to the reports, the NBA star was not ready to accept their first baby and requested Rajic to have an abortion in exchange for a $1 million payment. However, George had always denied the allegations.
The couple welcomed their eldest daughter, Olivia, on 1 May 2014. According to reports from Page Six, Rajic sued George after she gave birth to a baby girl, filed a paternity suit against him in Manhattan Family Court.
The source revealed to Page Six, saying, "Paul and Daniela saw each other several times over the course of a few months in Miami last summer. She became pregnant, and their daughter was born on 1 May. She has already undertaken a paternity test, and there's no question he is the father. The court is still expected to order an official DNA test."
George's representative clarified, if the legal procedure confirmed that the kid was his, George would completely embrace his responsibilities as a father and provide emotional and financial support to the child. "The process has been amicable and we hope it will continue to be until this issue is clarified," he added.
Three years later, on 1 November 2017, the couple welcomed their second daughter, Natasha.
On 23 June 2021, Rajic took to her Instagram to announce they are expecting their third child together.