Kawahine Andrade is a fitness model who dated Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns for two years. She recently made headlines in September, 2018 after a few anonymous internet detectives claimed that Andrade cheated on Towns with Wolves’ shooting guard Jimmy Butler.
According to Black Sports Online, some fans were speculating that Butler slept with his teammate’s girlfriend, which pushed Butler to request a trade. Although there is no proof of the alleged hook up, the rumor made its rounds on social media, propelling Andrade back into the spotlight.
Both Andrade and Towns denied the rumors, calling Black Sports Online “fake news,” and “nonsense gossip.” Although the two shot the rumors down, it appears that Andrade and Towns are no longer dating.
Here’s what you need to know about Andrade:
1. Andrade is a Fitness Model That Shares Videos & Photos of Her Workout Routine Via Instagram
Andrade is an Instagram fitness model, who has also “modeled for brands like Lebrisa Designs and been shot by famous photographers like Chuck Anthony,” according to Famous Birthdays.
She often posts videos, pictures and workout routines on her account to promote fitness and health. Several pictures on her account show Andrade engaging in physical activities, such as playing basketball, snorkeling, riding horses and kickboxing.
Andrade has almost 80 thousand followers on Instagram, and that number continues to grow.
2. Andrade Started Dating Towns After He Called Her “One of the Most Beautiful Fitness Models in the World”
Andrade and Towns started dating in late 2016. Towns posted a few comments and images to his IG story explaining how he “slid in her DMs” after she posted a picture of herself in a Halloween costume. He called her “one of the hottest fitness models in the world” and they hit it off.
The two were recently spotted together in Hawaii during Towns’ offseason downtime from basketball, enjoying some fun in the Hawaii sun.
3. Neither Andrade Nor Towns Was Fazed By The Rumors That Andrade Had Slept With Butler
According to BSO, the anonymous “internet detectives” speculating that Andrade wasn’t faithful to Towns started after Towns “mysteriously stopped posting her [Andrade’s pictures] on IG and vice versa.” The article then asks readers to flip through nine pages of “fan theories.”
“Flip the pages for the theory and photos of KAT’s now Ex-Girlfriend? KAT also replies to the story in a very unconvincing way,” the article reads.
After the BSO article started to pick up steam and internet users began speculating that Andrade had slept with Butler, both Towns and Andrade laughed the rumors off. Towns wrote on Twitter: “Fake News” with three crying smiling emojis, and followed up with another tweet that said simply: “Y’all are silly.”
Andrade called the story “nonsense Gossip,” according to Sports Gossip.
Shout out to the real ones, who don’t get caught up in believing some nonsense Gossip.
And too the rest of you internet trolls… I’m praying you find peace in whatever your struggling with that makes you find pleasure in being so cruel to people. Your mean words aren’t a reflection of who i am, they reflect who you are. Desperate for attention. && extra sauce to whoever had the time to sit around and come up with this absurd story line?? Round of applause to you. Hope that paid well.
NOT. TODAY. SATAN.
4. Andrade Was Born in Hawaii & Attended College in California After Moving Inland
According to FabWags, Andrade was born in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on February 9, 1995, to parents Jason Loando and mother Joni.
She graduated from Konawaena High in Hawaii and moved to Orange, California, shortly after, where she attended classes at Orange Coast College. She eventually left Orange Coast College to enroll at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.
5. She Was Athletic in Both High School & College, Enjoys Playing Basketball & Loves the Rodeo
While in high school, Kawahine played basketball, volleyball and water polo. When she started classes at OCC, she continued playing basketball as a forward and started pursuing a “major in fitness,” according to FabWags. She also enjoys the rodeo.
According to her OCC Pirate Athletics bio, Andrade was interested in behavioral studies for children with disorders after she finished playing basketball. Some of her hobbies include going to “the beach, working with children and spending time with friends and family,” her bio states. She often goes by the nickname “Katie.”
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