Who is Zion Williamson’s girlfriend? That is the question that has been on the minds of many NBA fans ever since the New Orleans Pelicans selected Williamson with the number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Williamson, the six foot nine star who dazzled hoops fans all over the glove ever since his lone standout season with the Duke Blue Devils in 2018-19, reportedly inked a deal for two years worth roughly $20 million over two years. Beyond that, the team also has the option on Williamson to extend that deal in his third and fourth seasons, resulting in earnings of approximately $45 million when all is said and done in 2022-23.
Naturally, whenever an athlete sets himself up to become a huge star and receive a big payday, people began to ask to the obvious question: is he involved with anyone?
The answer is complicated.
In the months leading up to the NBA draft, word on the interwebs was that Williamson was involved with a beautiful young lady named Tiana White. Unfortunately, in recent months, communication between the pair has been sparse, to say the least, leaving many to wonder if they are still together.
Here is what we know for certain: Williamson and White were definitely together while the former was at Spartanburg Day High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The pair went to prom together when Williamson was a senior and White was a junior.
At the time, per the Spartanburg Day School’s own website, White participated on the cheerleading team, the volleyball team and the track and field team. It is unclear whether their love of athletics is what brought the duo together – but they were definitely linked at that point.
Because of the one year age gap between Williamson and White, it is unclear what their relationship became when he left high school to join Mike Krzyzewski and become a Blue Devil.
Spartanburg Day School, as Game 7 previously reported, is located in South Carolina. Duke, meanwhile, is a private research school in Durham, North Carolina, that was founded in 1838. The two schools are nearly four hours apart if you are driving, which would make an in-person relationship difficult.
The good news for all involved is that Williamson only spent one season at Duke before moving on. He had a very successful freshman campaign which resulted in him becoming the most sought after young player in the NBA draft.
The bad news is that because Williamson was so good, he selected first overall by the Pelicans in this year’s draft. New Orleans is roughly a 10-hour drive away from South Carolina. This would be less of a problem if White went somewhere closer to New Orleans for school, unfortunately, according to her social media, she went to Wofford College. Much like her high school, Wofford too resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
So we have established that the pair is very far away from each other.
Next up, let’s examine the social media evidence. Williamson has kept White off any and all of his accounts, including Instagram and Twitter. There could be a myriad of reasons for this, but the fact remains that she is nowhere to be found on his most prominent accounts.
The last time the pair was linked on social media was back in January of 2018, when the two were still students Spartanburg. The two were on Instagram Live and someone asked Williamson if he had a girlfriend. Williamson joking asked, “Do I?” to which White replied: “If you say no, you no longer do.”
At the moment, Williamson is not a follower of White’s on Twitter. This would not be a big deal if not for some screenshots that show that at one point he was in fact a follower. Why the change? No one knows.
Meanwhile, White’s Instagram is private – so who knows what is going on there.
So given the lack of social media evidence and how far apart Williamson and White are, it would appear that the two are not together. And since Williamson has not been publicly linked with anyone else since high school, it seems to indicate that he is in fact single.