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Facts of Kristen Rivers

Full NameKristen Rivers
First NameKristen
Last NameRivers
ProfessionCelebrity Wife
Birth CityWisconsin
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDoc Rivers
No Of Children4
EducationMarquette University
Date of Birth1961
Married Date1986

Kristen Rivers rose to fame as a wife of an American Professional basketball coach and former player Doc Rivers

Doc is currently the head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Married to her high school sweetheart

Kristen married her high school sweetheart Doc Rivers

The couple first met in 1979 while attending Marquette University in Milwaukee. 

According to the source, Doc initiated talking to Kristen, suggesting that she would look pretty if she washed her hair once in a while. 

The couple did not hit off instantly, but instead, Doc set Kristen up with one of his teammates. 

Kristen dated his teammate for a decade before she and Doc started their newly romantic relationship. 

They got married in 1986 after years of dating.

Kristen Rivers and Doc Rivers during their earlier days.
Kristen Rivers and Doc Rivers during their earlier days. Source: Instagram

Faced racial abuse during the early phase of their relationships

Kristen is white, while Doc is black. 

They fell in love and, at the same time, faced different challenges in their relationship during the early phase. 

Interracial dating was considered inappropriate at the time, due to which they were subjected to racial abuse. 

According to Orlando Sentinel, Kristen had her tires slashed, and also, her parents' home was spray-painted at the time. 

The abuse deeply affected his play. Despite all those abuses and challenges, they made their relationship possible. 

Besides that, Doc was also subjected to racism during his time at the Clippers

There was a suspicious fire at their San Antonia house, where Kristen and Doc with their children were residing. 

It was believed the fire was set up due to racial hatred.

Kristen Rivers and Doc Rivers.
Kristen Rivers and Doc Rivers. Source: Instagram

Divorce is yet to get finalized

After more than three decades of marital relations, the couple is getting divorced. 

According to the source, they have been separated for nearly six years and are in the procedure of getting a divorce for the past three years. 

However, Doc has not shared his relationship status publicly. 

Mom to her four children

Kristen is a proud mother to her four children, son Austin, 28, daughter Callie Rivers 32, son Jeremiah 32, and youngest son Spencer, 25

Kristen Rivers husband Doc Rivers and son Austin Rivers.
Kristen Rivers husband Doc Rivers and son Austin Rivers. Source: Pinterest

All of her kids are athletes, where all of her sons played basketball as professionals, and her daughter Callie played Volleyball. 

As a professional basketball player, Austin played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association(NBA), while Jeremiah played basketball for Georgetown and Indiana and later joined the Maine Red Claws

Spencer is currently playing for UC Irvine as a guard.

Kristen Rivers with her family.
Kristen Rivers with her family. Source: Pinterest

Her daughter's grand wedding 

Her daughter Callie walked down the aisle with her man Seth Curry, a professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, on 14th September 2019.

It was a grand wedding in Malibu followed by a grand reception. 

Callie's and Seth's one-year-old daughter and  Seth's two nieces Riley and Ryan, daughters of NBA star Steph Curry, served as flower girls during the wedding. 

The bride and groom hit the dance floor, making the evening more happening. Steph Curry was the best man. 

Kristen Rivers daughter Callie with her husband Seth Curry on their big day.
Kristen Rivers daughter Callie with her husband Seth Curry on their big day. Source: Instagram

Who is the mystery woman in Doc's life?

With the news of their proceeding divorce, it seems that Doc has found a new woman in his life. 

According to the sources, Doc was spotted wrapping his arms around his new woman's waist outside San Vicente Bungalows in Los Angeles

But the information about his new mystery woman is yet to be disclosed.

Doc addresses media on his 1000th career win

Doc, in an interview, shared that he didn’t have any idea that he was at 9.99. It’s because he doesn’t count; as he explains, it’s not why he does it. 

So, winning and getting these thousand wins being short-handed, and being in Chicago means a lot for him, and he claimed that he is very lucky. 

Also, Doc explains that when he goes back and looks at the coaching staff that he had along with the players, and wins like tonight. 

He says that winning the title is great but wins like tonight is what you coach for when you are just piece milling it. 

He also mentioned the last Chicago game is the game in which we sit back and think as special wins claiming it to be really special, though. 

Lastly, he says that it’s a lot and not analytical. To know more about what he included in his win, click the link below.

Doc has mixed emotions. Why?

Doc has also contributed his time as a member of a smaller coaching fraternity that will not add any new people soon.

Doc stated that they had the chance, and obviously, they took benefits of it. Elaborating, he said that all three (Lenny Wilkens, Nate McMillan, and Doc) had proved they knew. 

He also added that many Black men could do the same thing as they have been doing. 

However, he claimed the worst disease in NBA for a long period of time was a fired black coach. 

Because once a black coach gets fired, he will not get another chance indeed, he claims that others have got many chances and opportunities over and over again, which seems to be consistent in their business. 

Doc thinks that he is not the norm but compared to them, a lot of boys get one chance, and if they are out, they won’t get any job again, which he feels is not the true fact with everyone else out there. 

He takes pride in being three of 25. He admitted having mixed emotions in the sense that he believes in having the same amount of opportunity for everyone. 

Net Worth

The net worth of Kristen is not revealed. 

Doc has a glittering coaching career. He has been the head coach since 1999

He started his coaching career with Orlando Magic and later with the Boston Celtics

He won the NBA championship as a head coach of the Boston Celtics in 2008

He served as the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers from 2013 to 2020 before becoming the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers on 3rd October 2020

Net WorthSource
$50 million As a basketball player and basketball coach (annual salary with The Clippers was $10 million)

He signed a five-year contract with Philadelphia for a whopping amount of 40 million, around $8 million per year.

Age and Height 

  1. She was born in the year 1961. She is currently 60 years old.
  2. Her exact height is not known. Her husband, Doc Rivers, stands 6 feet 4 inches tall.

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Updated On Mon Apr 25 2022 Published On Sat Apr 03 2021 By shaumya

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