The world of sport has ushered Nikoleta Pavlović, a Serbian-Montenegrin into fame starting with a volleyball college career and as the wife of Nikola Vucevic, an NBA player. She is also the younger sister of former NBA player Aleksandra Saša Pavlovic.
Right from high school, her husband, Vucevic began making a name for himself, and soon after, he played for USC. Following his 2011 NBA drafting, he has played for teams such as Buducnost (2011), Philadelphia 76ers (2011-2012), Orlando Magic (2012-2021), and Chicago Bulls (from 2021). He is also a 2x NBA All-Star among other accolades.
10 Things to Know About Nikoleta Pavlović
1. Her Early Life
Some reports claim that she was born Jovana Pavlovic on 12 September 1989. She is the younger sister of 40 years old Aleksandra Saša Pavlovic – a former NBA player.
Pavlović attended Queens College where she obtained a degree in graphic design. Other sources report that she studied architecture at the University of Belgrade.
On the other hand, the athlete is married to a man who was born in Morges, Switzerland on October 24, 1990, and belongs to the Serb ethnicity.
Her husband is the son of former professional basketball player Borislav. His mother Ljiljana Kubura also played professional basketball for Yugoslavia Women’s National Team.
As a teenager, he moved with his family to their home country Montenegro where he would continually participate in basketball before moving to the United States.
2. There’s a Conflicting Report About Her Real Name
Even though she is mostly known as Nikoleta Pavlović, there are other reports that her birth name is Jovana Pavlović.
One would then wonder how she came about using the name she is now famous with. Well, it is believed to be part of Serbians to adopt a husband’s name, hence, her spouse’s name Nikola changes to her name Nikoleta (feminine).
Judging on this, it would mean that her full name is Jovana Nikoleta Vucevic.
3. She moved to New York After Vecevic Headed to California in 2007
In 2007, Vucevic moved to Simi Valley in California in the United States where he attended Stoneridge Prep. There, her husband played his senior high school basketball.
It is reported that around the same time, Pavlović gained a Scholarship to study at Queens College, New York.
4. She Met Nikola Vucevic Through Her Brother, Sasa Pavlovic
Nikoleta Pavlović met her former Orlando Magic player husband when she was purportedly 13 years and it was through her brother Aleksandar Saša “Sasha” Pavlovic, also an NBA player.
According to her husband, Nikoleta has been great to him and has helped him to focus rather than allowing fame and money to get him distracted.
After dating for a long time, they headed to become married in 2016 in Sveti Stefan.
The same year that Nikoleta was married, her husband suffered a back injury that led to his staying off some games in December. A year after in 2017, the NBA player made a history of taking the second spot in franchise history to be after Dwight Howard and ahead of American former basketball player and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
5. Does Nikoleta Pavlović Have any Children?
Nikoleta, mother of 2 became a parent for the first time on December 17, 2018, to a son named Filip when Vucevic was the leading scorer of The Magic.
At her first child’s birth, the now-5 years old Filip weighed 8 pounds, 12.4 ounces, and 22.5 inches.
The couple’s second son was Matija born on October 1, 2020.
Her spouse hopes that one day, their children, Filip and Matija would become like the basketball brothers, LaMelo Ball and Lonzo Ball, and matchup as they did in The Bulls and Hornets game in November 2021.
6. She may be a Bilingual but is Married to a Multilingual
There is no accuracy as regards the exact number of languages that Nikoleta Pavlović speaks but as a Nationale of Serbian, it is believed that she speaks the language. Also, she speaks English.
Her husband on the other hand has knowledge of French, Serbian, and English.
7. Her Husband was a Survivor of the Bioče Derailment
On January 23, 2006, in Montenegro, the then 15 years old Nikola became a victim and survivor of the Bioče derailment – a train crash and the worst train disaster in Montenegrin history at the time of this writing.
Although there was a member of the youth basketball team he was traveling with that lost his life, Nikola recounts suffering minor bruises and cuts
The train crash killed 45 people including 5 children and left 184 injured.
8. Nikoleta Pavlović Played College Volleyball
The Serbian is also an athlete who played volleyball with Red Star and Obilic in Serbia.
In the 2007/2008 season, the celebrity wife won the gold medals for National Championship and SRB National Cup. The same season, was in the main phase of the Indesit European Champions League.
In a report by playerwives.com, Nikoleta had the highest GPA on her entire team and as a freshman, she won the title of the Student-Athlete of the Year.
9. How Much is the Net Worth of Nikoleta Pavlović?
The athlete may be worth more than $100,000. However, many sources report the net worth of Nikola Vucevic as $30 million while others maintain a higher figure or even lower.
She may have earned from a career in athletics and perhaps others, she is married to an NBA player with a career with the following teams.
In the career that has added to the fortune of the man that has been her spouse since 2006, it has equally fetched him accolades such as:
10. Her Height and Other Body Measurement
The mother of 2 is listed as 5 feet 10 inches tall. By this, she is a foot shorter than Nikola with a listed height of 6 feet 10 inches.
The celebrity wife hails from a family of tall people with her brother Aleksandra standing at a height of 6 ft 7 inches tall.
Her father-in-law, Borislav Vucevic is also 6 feet 7 inches while her mother-in-law Ljiljana is 6’5 inches.