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Ilyne Nash is the girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
She is also the mother of two of the Pro Bowler’s children.
Bryant, who is in the news for allegedly appearing in a “Ray Rice-style” video set for impending release, is set to become a free agent and contract talks between his camp and the Cowboys have stalled.
The 27-year-old Nash has an Instagram account – @queenilyne – and she often posts photos of her new daughter Isabella.
Here’s what you need to know about Nash:
1. Nash & Bryant Have 2 Children Together
Nash and Bryant have two children together, Dez Jr., who is 4, and Isabella Rose, who was born on December 5.
Bryant, 26, has another son, Zayne, who is 7, from another relationship.
2. Nash Is a Graduate of The University of Texas
Nash is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas.
She received her BA in Speech Language Pathology.
Bryant apparently was present for the ceremony and took the graduate out to celebrate afterwards.
Nash grew up in Killeen, Texas, and attended Robert M.Shoemaker High School. Killeen is about 70 miles north of Austin.
She grew up with a religious background as she says on her Instagram page: “Lover & follower of Christ!”
3. Bryant Was Allegedly Dating Brianna Hooks at the Same Time as Nash
Bryant was apparently dating a woman named Brianna Hooks at the same time he was seeing Nash.
Hooks had put up Twitter photos of her and Bryant out at clubs.
Hooks, 25, is from Dallas and is a graduate of the University of North Texas.
4. Bryant Is In The News Regarding an Alleged Incriminating Video
Rumors are circulating that there is an incriminating video showing Bryant doing something “Ray Rice-style.”
Rice was suspended by the NFL and cut by his team for domestic violence.
Right now, no video of Bryant has surfaced. But multiple media outlets have confirmed rumors are circulating that one is out there and the release is imminent.
Cowboys COO Stephen Jones denied knowledge of a video in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports Southwest.
5. The Host of “The Bachelor” Wants Bryant on The Show
Despite his relationship with Nash and the new baby, Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” wants Bryant on the show.
Harrison told TMZ recently he is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and would love to see Bryant on the show.
How great of a season would that be? How emotional that would be. What a great season that would be. At the end we could ask the same question, ‘Was it a catch?’