Joseph Baena’s Girlfriend Nicky Dodaj and Her Complete Bio

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 13, 2024 | Updated on: February 13, 2024
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Nicky Dodaj is the co-founder and creative director at Malibu Juice Club. But, Dodaj is better known as the girlfriend of Joseph Baena, the love child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his mistress Mildred Baena.  

However, lately, Nicky and her lover Joseph haven’t been seen together, making everyone wonder if the two are still dating or already went their separate ways. Go through the article to know every major and minor detail about Nicky.

Key Takeaways

  • Nicky Dodaj rose to fame as the ex-lover of popular star kid Joseph Baena.
  • Nicky’s parents were divorced earlier. Her mother is a real estate agent.
  • She grew up with her two siblings Amy Didaj and Julio Dodaj. She has one step-sister Leyla Kacurrela.
  • She currently resides in Malibu, California.

Birth Details And College

Nicky was born on June 3, 1997, in Jacksonville, Florida. She studied at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. She then completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 2019 and her Master’s degree from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in 2021.

And Her Boyfriend Joseph Baena Are College Sweethearts

Nicky and her beau Joseph first met each other while attending Pepperdine University. As of now, they both are graduate students of the University.

They started dating in February 2019 and were spotted in public many times. In 2019, they were seen together at Santa Farmers Market in Los Angeles and at the Bootsy Bellows Independence Day party at Nobu in Malibu.

After dating for over a year, Joseph also introduced his then-gf to his family members. He first introduced his girlfriend to his father during their bicycle ride in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in June 2020.

They Celebrated Their Anniversary in Feb 2020

Dodaj and her bf Baena were pretty much into each other and they celebrated their first anniversary in February 2020. They even shared their anniversary posts on their social media account with an adorable caption.

At the time, Joseph shared an Instagram story of the couple enjoying their time cheering with champagne.

After their first anniversary, they were seen at a Venice, California gym.

Are Nicky And Joseph Still Together?

No, the pair are not together, they ended their two years of relationship in late 2020. They haven’t revealed their separation nor the reason behind their split to the public.

As of now, Nicky and her former boyfriend Joseph have already deleted each other’s pictures from their respective social media handles, further confirming their breakup.

After their separation, Nicky is not dating any boyfriend. Like her, Joseph’s relationship status in 2023 also remains quite enigmatic.

What Does Do For A Living?

She has been the co-founder and creative director at Malibu Juice Club, Los Angeles, California since August 2019. Before that, Dodaj used to work as a shift supervisor at Flying Iguana from Oct 2014 – Oct 2017.

Besides, her first job was as a shift supervisor at AI’s Pizza, where Nicky worked from October 2013 to October 2017. She is also actively involved in the volunteering activities.

Who Are Dodaj’s Parents?

Nicky’s father Ben Doda was from Shkoder, Albania and her mother Suela Lekaj Mansur was the 1992 Miss Shkodra who currently works as a real estate agent at Watson Realty Corp.

However, her mom and dad divorced very early and now, her mother Suela is remarried to her stepdad Al Mansur, a restaurant owner. He has been running restaurants in Jacksonville for more than 30 years. Al first established AI’s Pizza at Beach Boulevard and San Pablo Raod in 1988. Since then, the businessman has founded five locations in Northeast Florida.

Despite being a stepfather, Mansur considers Suela’s kids as his own children and they all have a cordial relationship with each other.

Her Biological Father Passed Away in 2022

Nicky’s biological dad Ben Doda passed away on April 25, 2022, but the detail of his death is yet to be revealed. Remembering her father, Dodaj has shared several old pictures of her childhood with her dad on her Instagram account.


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Her Siblings

Nicky has three siblings Amy Dodaj, Julio Dodaj, and her half-sister Leyla Kacurrela. She shares a close bond with all of her siblings. They usually spend their time together and go on vacation.

Her sister Amy was born on August 27, 1998. She is a medical student and the co-founder of Malibu Juice Club with her sister Nicky.

On the other hand, her brother Julio was born on October 1, 2003. He is a college lacrosse player. Her half-sibling Leyla was born on May 17, 2013.

Net Worth

Dodaj might have an estimated net worth of $500k. Her primary source of income comes from her work as a co-founder of Malibu Juice Club.

Nicky’s Instagram Account

She is active on Instagram with the username @nickydodaj. As of writing, Dodaj has 17.7k followers.

According to her Facebook profile, Nicky currently resides in Malibu, California.