Does Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro have a girlfriend? A wife? A lady friend? Over the past few months you may have found yourself wondering that very thing—as the 13th overall pick from 2019 has really skyrocketed in terms of popularity over that time period.
Herro emerged as a key player on the team during 2019. And he took it to a whole new level during the postseason, putting the Heat on his back more than a few times during their Cinderella run to the NBA finals — where they would come up short against LeBron James and the Lakers.
But back to the main question: Who is Tyler Herro’s girlfriend?
Her name is Katya Elise Henry. And, well, don’t be surprised if you start to hear her name more and more often as the Miami Heat’s up and coming star continues to make a name for himself as one of the best young players in the NBA today.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Tyler Herro’s Girlfriend, Katya Elise Henry?
For those wondering if Katya and Tyler were officially an item, the answer is a resounding yes. And the two are not afraid to make it known on social media — which, fun fact, is how they met.
Her full name is Katya Elise Henry. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 14th, 1994, making her a good bit older than Herro. Katya stands approximately 5’ 6” and weighs around 120 bounds. She’s been heavily involved in both the fitness and modeling world throughout her life. Currently, she is considered to be an American model and social media star. But she began her career as a fitness model, and regularly posts her workout photos and videos on Instagram.
Way before she was the girlfriend of Tyler Herro, Katya was just a Midwestern girl. As we mentioned before, Katya was born in Minnesota, but she also spent time in Miami during her formative years. A lifelong worker, Katya always was looking for ways to earn money and she worked as a babysitter throughout her high school years.
She had a rather close knit family. She is the daughter of, Derick Anthony Henry, who made a living as a professional bodyguard. And her mother, Tawnya Lynn Nelson, was a lot like Katya, working mainly in fitness as a personal trainer. Katya also has two older sisters, Tanaya Henry, who has worked as an actress and a jewelry designer, and Gabrielle Henry.
Katya has an interesting nationality breakdown. Of course, she is an American, but her ethnicity is Russian, African American, Native American, and Swedish.
Rise To Stardom
It’s fair to say that Katya is used to being in the lime light. And to be honest with you, she better be if she wants to be with an NBA star like Herro, as his stock is only going to go up in the coming years.
Katya began her career as a cheerleader, but she quickly transitioned into a more lucrative field by turning herself into a fitness icon. She does incorporate some of her cheerleading origin into her cardio and flexibility routines to this day.
Interestingly, she has had some successful partnerships over the years with a handful of supplement brands, including EHPlabs. Additionally, the fitness model has also starred in Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend and Body Power Expo. This talented model has endorsed a handful of other popular brands as well, including Teami Tea Blends, BrighterWhite, and DreamLab & Co.
Katya Elise Henry is a Star!
Her online presence has helped her accumulate a net worth of over $3 million. She leverages a few different platforms, including a website by the name of workoutsbykatya.com. She uses the site to sell her fitness products and provide tips.
Katya also has more than 7.8 million followers on her Instagram, and she started a YouTube channel in 2017. The name of the channel is “Katya Elise Henry”, and it has more than 391K subscribers.
She was, at least in some part, given a slight boost in notoriety by her high profile relationship with another NBA player, Los Angeles Lakers forward, Kyle Kuzma. You have to wonder if seeing her cozied up with Tyler Herro gave Kuzma a little bit extra motivation during their 2020 NBA finals match up!
Like we mentioned, prior to becoming the girlfriend of Tyler Herro, Katya dated Kuzma. And as you might expect — with the couple living in Los Angeles — they were often spotted out on the town, enjoying the City of Angels night life and robust restaurant scene.
Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last– which, considering Kuzma’s track record with celebrity relationships, should not come as a huge surprise, I don’t think.
She has also been spotted with singer Austin Mahone in the past.
More recently, Katya has taken up a relationship with Tyler Herro.
How Katya and Tyler Started Dating?
The two did not meet in a traditional way, so to speak. It wasn’t at a bar or a restaurant or through friends, but rather on social media.
Interestingly, the two didn’t start hanging out right away. Perhaps Katya was waiting for Herro’s star to truly blossom… Or perhaps it was the isolation that came as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. But either way, the two finally linked up in March of 2020, five months after Herro’s icy tweet.
Herro took to Twitter in March 2020 to send a simple message to the Instagram model. A casual, confident, and direct “wyd” tweet. Which translates to “what you doing?” for those not hip to the younger lingo of the times.
Fortunately for Herro, it worked perfectly and Henry responded with, “quarantine n chill?” And as they say, the rest is history.
Since then, the two have spent a ton of time together, including dancing in TikTok videos and soaking up some sun on a boat. Like a honeymoon phase on steroids! And they are all over one another’s social media accounts.
Life As Tyler Herro’s Girlfriend
Any questions regarding whether or not the IG sensation was actually Herro’s girlfriend were answered in the summer of 2020, when the couple were constantly spotted together — including at Miami Heat games, where Katya has made several appearances.
Katya has never been shy about posting images with her man on her Instagram page. Even if the haters pop up hear and again cracking wise about her former relationship with Kuzma.
The fact of the matter is that the two seem absolutely smitten. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. You know what they stay about the hottest stars: they burn out fast.