Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra finally brought out his significant other in public last night!
The notoriously private boyish 42-year-old stunned observers by stepping onto the red carpet of Heat broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino‘s yearly fundraiser with a beautiful, and much younger, brunette.
Apparently “Coach Spo,” who’s 42, has been dating the former Heat dancer for at least two years!
Who’d have thunk it? He kept it all so hush-hush!
The lady’s name is Nikki Sapp, and she started dancing at Heat games in 2006 — just after turning 18! Her hardwood cheerleading career lasted three years.
But the now 24-year-old Miami native is said to have a brain to go with the looks: According to her website, she shares time between Los Angeles and Miami because she wass a director at the famous Guy Hepner art gallery in West Hollywood, Calif.
She now works in the company’s store at the Bar Harbour Shops near Miami.
Sapp also describes herself as a clothing designer with her own label, Forever Miss Nik.
Last night’s party, by the way, helped raise more than $500,000 for Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit that focuses on preventing the sexual abuse of children.
Other Heat members showed up, including President Pat Riley and reserve forward Chris Andersen, the Birdman (below).