Sierra Pippen; About Scottie Pippen And His Ex-Fiancee Yvette Deleone’s Daughter

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 27, 2024 | Updated on: February 27, 2024
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Sierra Pippen is the daughter of legendary American basketball player Scottie Pippen with his former fiancee Yvette Deleone. Sierra’s life has been the center of media attention since her birth as her famous dad denied to acknowledge her as his daughter until the paternity test was done.

Further, the star kid became the subject of headlines when she was arrested for her misbehavior in 2015. Since then, people are quite concerned to know about her inside life.

So, here we present detailed information about Sierra including her career, siblings, her relationship with her parents, net worth, and many more.

Key Takeaways

  • Sierra Pippen’s father Scottie and her mother Yvette Deleone separated three months after her birth.
  • She was accepted by her father only after the paternity test was done. Before, her dad refused to acknowledge her as his daughter.
  • Sierra has 5 half-siblings. Her elder half-brother Antron passed away in 2021 and her other half-sister Tyler died infant.
  • In 2015, she was arrested for misbehaving in an Iowa hotel. She was charged with public urination and public intoxication but later got bail.
  • She didn’t play Basketball professionally like her dad.

Early Life and Education

She was born to her father Scottie and her mother Yvette on February 17, 1995, in the United States of America. She weighed 10 pounds and 6 ounces at the time of her birth.

Just three months after her birth, her parents separated so, she was single-handedly raised by her mother.

Young Sierra with her mother
Young Sierra with her mother.

As for education, she attended the University of Iowa but didn’t complete her study, as per reports. Moreover, she didn’t attend the same school as her half-siblings, Sierra Canyon Athletic.

The star kid who stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches belongs to mixed ethnic background. Her dad is an African-American while her mom is of Spanish ethnicity.

Pippen’s Parents Called Off Their Engagement Shortly After Her Birth; What Had Happened?

Her parents Scottie and DeLeone were engaged to each other when they welcomed their baby Sierra. The couple reportedly had their first meeting at a basketball event in 1992. Shortly after, they began seeing each other and later got engaged. They were in a live-in relationship for more than 3 years.

Soon after they become parents, they broke their engagement in the spring of 1995 and their issue reached court. Sierra’s mother filed a case against her dad accusing him of domestic violence. She told police that her fiancee Pipen forcefully grabbed her hand and pushed her.

With the ongoing situation, their relationship came to an end and the case was dropped in July when Deleone refused to provide evidence against Pippen. Pippen was released from prison on a $100 bond.

It was not the first time that DeLeone had put an allegation against the Chicago Bulls star. Two years back in 1993, she complained in a file at Northbrook Police that Pippen physically threw her out of the house which resulted in breakage of her wrist and her hand.

Sierra’s Mother Yvette Filed A Paternity Suit Against Her Father, Scottie

After her birth, her famous dad Scottie refused to accept Sierra as his biological child. So, her mom filed a paternity suit against Pippen claiming that he is the father. After the test, Scottie accepted Sierra as his biological child in a court deposition as the blood test was in her favor.

The former couple settled the matter with each other and Scottie agreed to pay Sierra’s high school and college expenses, insurance, medical expenses, and many others. In the meantime, regarding Scottie’s behavior towards Sierra, Deleone’s lawyer Richard Rinella told,

He’s taking care of the child, “He loves the child. He visits with the child on a regular basis; he’s a good father.”

In 2022, Scottie wished his daughter Pippen a happy birthday by sharing a beautiful picture of dad-child on his Instagram.


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Who Is Mother?

As earlier said, Sierra’s mother is Yvette Deleone. Besides her name, no other details regarding her personal and professional life have surfaced in the media. Since her separation from a former NBA player, she has been living her life privately.

On the other hand, her father Scottie Pippen is an accomplished basketball player who won the NBA championship six times with Chicago Bulls.

Has A Bunch Of Half-Siblings

She is the only child of her parents together. But from her father’s other relationship, Sierra has five half-siblings Taylor, Scottie Pippen Jr., Preston, Justin, and Sophia Pippen.

Sierra's half-siblings and her father
Sierra’s half-siblings and her father. Source: Facebook

Taylor is her older half-sister from her father’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Sonya Roby. Like Sierra, she also went through a paternity test to be accepted by her dad Scottie. She is a former volleyball player who has now pursued a career in finance.

Further, Scottie Jr.,  Preston, Justin, and Sophia, are from her dad’s marriage with his ex-wife Larsa Pippen. While Scottie, Preston, and Justin all played basketball for Sierra Canyon High School, her youngest sister Sophia started a modeling career at a young age.

Sierra’s Two Half-Siblings Died Young

She had an older half-brother named Antron Pippen, the son between Scottie and his first wife Karen McCollum. He was in the footsteps of his father and played basketball for South Georgia Technical College. But sadly, he died of chronic asthma at the age of 33 on April 19, 2021.

Post his death, Sierra shared a long heartbreaking post for her late brother which said,

“Took a moment for me to compose this. I can’t help but ask why you? I’d like to hear you laugh again. I’m sad I can’t call you anymore,. “The happiest and most humble of us all. Sometimes He wants the good ones too I guess. Father God watch over my big brother, You truly gained someone so special. Keep hooping up there boaaa. You’ll never be forgotten and I’ll make sure of that. I love you Antron🤞🏽💜gone too soon.”

Further, her father had one more daughter Tyler Pippen, Taylor’s twin sister who died shortly after her birth in hospital.

Was Arrested Twice Back In 2015; What Did She Do?

While studying at the University of Iowa, Sierra was arrested for her misbehavior twice. She reportedly walked into an Iowa hotel near her college and urinated on the lobby floor.

In an examination, police found her intoxicated with alcohol. As per reports, instead of accepting her fault, the star kid accused policemen of becoming a racist and she even denied going for a sobriety test.

However, she was charged with public urination and public intoxication but later got bail on a $500 bond. About a month before, she was caught misbehaving with the hotel staff at the same place and was arrested.

Career: What Does Do For A Living?

According to her Instagram bio, she is an athlete by profession. Besides, she has also linked to the record label Empire, meaning she is either an up-and-coming rapper or working there.

The star kid, Sierra in the frame
Sierra Pippen pictured while having dinner. Source: Instagram

Apart from this, we can hardly say anything about her career as she is relatively private in comparison to her other siblings.

Is Dating A Boyfriend?

Well, as far as her romantic life is concerned, she is single and not in a long-term relationship. Besides, she has always been a private person and often stays away from the limelight. She hasn’t shared anything about her love life in the public domain so far.

But, there’s a possibility that she may be dating a partner secretly, who knows?

She Is On Social Media

Sierra is on Instagram with 10.1k followers. But as of now, she has posted just two pictures on her Insta page. Further, she also has a Twitter account.

Sierra’s Net Worth

Going through several media outlets, it seems like Sierra’s net worth is yet to estimate. Meanwhile, her famous father Scottie Pippen owns a fortune of $20 million as of 2023.