Luka Doncic of Mavericks Welcomes First Child with Fiancée Anamaria Goltes

Dallas Mavericks player Luka Doncic and his fiancée Anamaria Goltes have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Gabriela.
‣ Doncic missed his first game of the 2023-24 NBA season due to “personal reasons,” which is now known to be the birth of his child.
‣ Luka Doncic and Anamaria Goltes have been together since 2016, and they got engaged in Slovenia on July 7.

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Well, well, well, Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and his lovely fiancée Anamaria Goltes have some exciting news. They’ve just welcomed a little bundle of joy into the world, a baby girl named Gabriela.

Now, if you noticed Doncic sitting out the first game of the 2023-24 NBA season against the Memphis Grizzlies, you now know why. The man had some personal stuff to attend to, and what could be more personal than the birth of your first child?

Rachel Nichols, the FS1’s Undisputed host, couldn’t help but gush in the comment section of Doncic’s Instagram post. “Aw…so sweet! ” she wrote. Even Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes jumped in with a hearty “Congrats my man!”

NBA Hall of Famer Pau Gasol chimed in with a Spanish twist, “Muchas Felicidades!!!” which, for those who don’t speak Español, translates to “Many Congratulations!!!”

Doncic and Goltes aren’t new to the love game. They’ve been dating since 2016, and fun fact, they first met in Croatia when they were just kids. They took their relationship to the next level on July 7, announcing their engagement in Slovenia. Doncic got down on one knee at Lake Bled to pop the question.

He even shared the moment on Instagram, captioning the post with a simple ” 7.7″. The Church of the Mother of God on Bled Island, a quaint tear-shaped isle in the middle of Lake Bled, can be seen in the background.

Even the king himself, LeBron James, took a moment to congratulate the Mavericks guard. “Congrats brother!!!!” James wrote. Doncic chose the date July 7, or 7/7, to propose because he wears No. 77. Talk about commitment to your number!

Now, let’s talk about Goltes. She’s 25, a Slovenian model, dancer, and fitness instructor. She’s got over 200,000 followers on Instagram and calls herself a “fashion and lifestyle content creator.”

Doncic, on the other hand, boasts 8.5 million Instagram followers. During basketball season, the four-time All-NBA member lives with Goltes in Dallas, Texas. They share their home with their three dogs: two white Swiss shepherds and a Pomeranian, named Hugo, Viki, and Gia.

In August 2021, Doncic signed a five-year, $215.16 million rookie extension with the Mavericks. He’s earning $40.06 million this season and is slated to make $43.03 million in 2024-25.

In Dallas’ 125-120 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 20, Doncic recorded 49 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in 36 minutes as a starter. He shot 16-of-25 from the floor and drained a career-high nine 3-pointers.

This was his 14th game with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, passing Larry Bird (13) and tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the seventh-most such games in NBA history. So, yeah, the man’s got skills.

James Shotwell
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