The wife of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is detailing her personal struggles with addiction as news reports indicate the two have filed for divorce.
Former Heat Dancer Nikki Spoelstra said she sought help for an alcohol addiction in 2020.
She also said her mom died in 2022, the same year doctors diagnosed her son with cancer.
However, through it all, she is trying to maintain a positive attitude.
The company jointly released a statement to the Miami Herald on November 29 announcing their plans to split up after seven years of marriage.
“We have made the difficult yet amicable decision to jointly file to formally end our marriage,” the couple said. “We are both grateful for our relationship and remain fully committed to co-parenting our children and continuing to make them our shared priority. We appreciate everyone’s support as we move to the next stage of our lives and thank you for respecting our family’s privacy.”
The couple had three children together, 5-year-old Santiago, 3-year-old Dante and 1-year-old Ruby.
Nikki Spoelstra has a successful podcast, The Know with Nikki Spo. She describes the podcast as “creating a space to inspire women by sharing stories of perseverance and hope.”
Her husband has coached the Heat for 16 years and won two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.
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