From A Track Star To One Of The Hottest Rappers At The Time! Nick Young's Dating History Revealed
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Fast Breaks and Famous Flames — Exploring Nick Young's Explosive Dating History

From wedding engagements to circling back to his high school sweetheart, Nick Young's dating history is as colorful as his personality.


Jul. 3 2024, Published 10:04 p.m. ET

Nick Young, better known as Swaggy P, isn't just known for his skills on the basketball court. The former NBA star has had an eventful dating history that has kept him in the headlines almost as much as his flashy style and on-court antics.

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Born in Los Angeles, Young made a name for himself with his scoring ability and charismatic personality. His career took him to teams like the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, and Golden State Warriors, where he won an NBA championship. But beyond the hardwood, Young's love life has been a rollercoaster, featuring high-profile relationships, public breakups, and a few scandals.

Nick Young met his one-day fiancé Carol Rodriguez in 2006.

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Charles Young, Carol Rodriguez, Nick Young, Simone Young and May Young arrive at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival's screening

Nick Young's first notable relationship began at the University of California, where he met Olympic sprinter Carol Rodriguez in 2006. They started dating during college and had a promising future together. In 2012, Nick proposed to Carol after six years of dating, marking a significant moment in his love life.

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'I actually went to school with her at USC, and we became a couple. [We've known] each other for like six, seven years now. I’m proud of her. She worked hard to get where she’s at," he told Complex in 2012.

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However, their engagement was short-lived. Just three months later, they broke up after infidelity issues surfaced. During their engagement, it was revealed that Nick had fathered a child with his ex, Keonna Green, which led to the end of his relationship with Carol.

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Nick reunited with his high school sweetheart Keonna Green in 2012.

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Nick Young and Keonna Green attend the 2018 NBA Awards Show at Barker Hangar.

Keonna Green has been a recurring figure in Nick's life. They met in high school and share a long history, which includes three children: Nick Jr., Navi, and Nyce. Their relationship has been on and off for years, with several breakups and reconciliations.

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Even during his high-profile romances, Nick maintained a connection with Keonna. Notably, Keonna was allegedly pregnant with their first child while he was engaged to Carol. Fast-forward years, and she became pregnant with their second child while Nick was engaged to Iggy Azalea, a situation that contributed to the end of his engagement with the rapper.

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Despite their turbulent relationship, Nick and Keonna have maintained a bond. After nearly two decades of being on and off, he proposed to her in 2019.

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Nick Young proposed to Iggy Azalea in 2015.

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Nick Young and Iggy Azalea attend The Bank nightclub at the Bellagio ..

One of Young's most talked-about relationships was with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. They started dating in 2013, and their relationship quickly became a media sensation. In June 2015, Nick proposed to Iggy with a $500,000 ring. However, their engagement didn't last.

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In 2016, Iggy called it off after a video surfaced showing Young allegedly admitting to infidelity, including still being involved with Keonna. Their split was messy, with Iggy later revealing she caught him bringing other women into their home.

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"I have never even been told by Nick that his baby's mother is pregnant, so if this is true, I'm finding out via E! News," she tweeted in 2016 (via CBS News).

She went on to explain that the reason for their split was due to his infidelity, which was caught on their home security footage.

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Nick Young and Paloma Ford had a short-lived affair in 2016.

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Pia Mia attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California; Nick Young attends Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on July 12, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.

After his split from Iggy, Nick briefly dated singer Paloma Ford; their relationship started in late 2016 but didn't last long. The couple was spotted together at various events, but by early 2017, they had parted ways. While they kept things mostly private, sources close to them suggested their busy schedules and different priorities led to the breakup.

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Nick Young had a rumored fling with Blacc Chyna in 2017.

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Blac Chyna attends the Ladylike Women Of Excellence Awards x Fashion Show.

Nick Young and Blac Chyna sparked dating rumors in 2017 when they were seen getting cozy at a party. While neither confirmed the relationship, their public appearances and flirtatious interactions fueled speculation. This fling didn't go beyond a few outings and faded from the spotlight as quickly as it appeared.

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Swaggy P finally found his way back to Keonna Green.

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Nick Young and Keonna Green

Nick Young is engaged to Keonna Green, and they appear to be focusing on their family. Nick and Keonna are in a good place, working together to raise their kids. Their journey hasn't been without its challenges, but Swaggy P has found stability in his personal life.

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Nick Young's dating history is as colorful as his personality. His love life has kept fans and tabloids busy, from high-profile engagements to secret flings. Through all the ups and downs, the mother of his children, Keonna Green, has remained a significant figure in his life. As Nick continues to navigate life after the NBA, his focus is on family and finding lasting happiness off the court.

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