Mijken Nelson

By Ray | Published on: March 21, 2024 | Updated on: March 21, 2024
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Mijken Nelson came to prominence after she started dating American former basketball star, Adam Morrison. Morrison, a college basketball sensation, played for Charlotte Bobcats and L.A. Lakers of the NBA. Though Mijken met Adam following his retirement from his basketball career, it didn’t take her a long time to come to the limelight.

However, with the 6ft 8 inches tall former basketball star remaining away from the media, Mijken’s popularity has decreased in the past few years and we must say, there is little information about her on the internet. Questions regarding Mijken Nelson’s early life, parents, education, and so on are yet to be answered well whereas her current relationship status is the one that none of you might want to miss.

So, find out the answers to the all aforementioned questions in today’s piece.

is in Her Late 30s – What’s Her Birthday?

Nelson is an Idaho native, born to architect father Robert George Nelson and mother Judy Cerenzia. She was born Mijken J Nelson in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on March 21, 1983, and as of January 2023, Mijken Nelson is 39 years old.

Nelson holds American nationality and she has European roots from her father’s side as her grandparents, C. George Nelson and Freda C. (Swenson) Nelson were Swedish immigrants.

Her Siblings

Nelson has four siblings; Kirk (Lisa), Jai, Kol (Connie), and Kjell Nelson. Mijken shares a great bond with all her siblings, especially with her brother Kjell with whom she also shares photos on her socials sporadically.

Father Died in 2012 – Where’s Her Mother?

Nelson’s father, Robert George Nelson died back on August 2, 2012, at the age of 76. Robert was a widely known architect who graduated from Washington State University and later went to Harvard University and M.I.T. for postgraduate studies.

Besides being an acclaimed architect, R.G. was also a professor of architecture at the University of Idaho. As a professor, he received the American Institute of Architecture Students “Outstanding Practitioners in Education” Award. Moreover, he was also awarded the AIA Spokane Citation Honor Award for the Recreation Center he designed for the University of Idaho.

Apart from all these, R.G. served as a Lieutenant in the US Army during the Vietnam war.

On the other hand, not much about Nelson’s mother, Judy is known. Mijken frequently shares her father’s photos on her socials, however, she has rarely shared her mother’s picture on any platform. That said, she once shared an old photo of her parents from their marriage.

Mijken Nelson's parents photo from their marriage
Mijken Nelson shared her parents’ photo from their marriage

 “Going thru boxes of my dad’s, I came across these wedding photos of my parents” Mijken wrote alongside the post.

Education – Nelson Studied Kinesiology

Mijken completed higher education at Coeur d’Alene High School in her hometown before pursuing Kinesiology at Boise State University. She completed her graduation in 2006, at the age of 23, and subsequently, started working in the healthcare industry.

is an Entrepreneur

As mentioned above, Nelson started working in the healthcare industry following her graduation. Notably, she was associated with Hayden Lake Chiropractic for a long time. On their official page, Nelson says she “enjoy working closely with our patients in order to provide them with a courteous and welcoming experience.”

At present, however, Nelson is no longer working for the firm, as she has been running her own business, “Arranged by Mj” for some time now. Her business specializes in decorating and designing homes, offices, spas, nightstands, and countertops.

Mijken Nelson has also been promoting her business on her socials where she mentions she had always dreamed of working as a creative designer.

Relationship Status in 2023 – Is She Still Dating Adam Morrison?

Well, with reference to her social media, we can say Mijken Nelson is single as of 2023. The 39-year-old doesn’t seem to be in a relationship with former basketball star Adam Morrison. Mijken, who is pretty active on Facebook and Instagram has set her relationship status to single on Facebook.

Besides, she hasn’t shared a single photo with the father of her child for a long time now. Going deep down into her social media posts, we found out that she used to share photos with her probable ex-boyfriend.

Mijken Nelson and her ex-boyfriend Adam Morrison when they were expecting a baby boy together
Nelson and her ex-boyfriend Adam Morrison have a son together

In the meantime, we can still find some of her pictures with Adam, so we speculate and Adam Morrison had an amicable separation. Though unclear, the former duo started dating back in 2016 and gave birth to a child, a son Maxxson John the same year on 17th August.

The proud mama announced the arrival of their little bundle of joy on her Instagram, where she also revealed her son’s name as “Maxxon-John Robert Morrison.”

Maxxson, who is six years old as of early 2023, graduated kindergarten in June 2022. On June 10, Nelson shared a couple of photos from his graduation on Instagram.

Who is Adam Morrison Dating?

Alike Mijken, her ex-boyfriend, Adam also appears to be single. Adam, who stays under the media radar most of the time doesn’t share his private life on socials as well. Due to this, it’s a little vague if Morrison is dating anyone in 2023 or not. As a matter of fact, talking about his thoughts on marriage, he once said he didn’t believe in marriage.

Besides, apart from having a son with his now ex-girlfriend, Mijken, Morrison is also a father of two daughters-ages ten (b. 2012) and thirteen (b. 2009).

Ex-Boyfriend Suffers From Type-1 Diabetes

The erstwhile NBA star, Adam Morrison is battling type-1 diabetes since he was a teenager. Morrison was 13 years old when he was diagnosed with the disease. Due to this, he frequently had to check his glucose level during games while he was playing for college.

The disease often sapped his energy during the games which didn’t cause many difficulties during his college days, however, after he started playing in the NBA, its 82-game schedule became too much for him.

To make it worse, Morrison suffered an ACL tear in his left knee in October 2007, which sidelined him for one whole year. Even after recovery, he couldn’t return back to what he was before, which forced him to hang up his boots at 28.