Dwight Howard has been celebrating after his team beat the Miami Heat in the NBA finals – but who is his fiancée Te’a Cooper?

The Los Angeles Lakers star accidentally gave fans an extra peak into their relationship while marking the win.

During the festivities, the basketball pro leaked texts from his girlfriend in an Instagram Live video.

So who is Te’a Cooper? Here’s what we know about their relationship…

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Who is Te’a Cooper?

  • Te’a Cooper is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is engaged to fellow pro Dwight Howard.

The pair’s engagement was revealed in January 2019, reports Black Sports Online.

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And although Te’a hasn’t posted any pictures with Dwight to her Instagram account, she did share her celebrations at the Lakers’ win on Sunday.

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During Te’a’s college career she played for the University of Tennessee, the University of South Carolina and Baylor.

Meanwhile, in her professional playing career she has signed to Phoenix Mercury and most recently the Los Angeles Sparks.

What happened with Dwight leaking his messages?

While celebrating the Laker’s win at the NBA finals on Sunday, Dwight appears to have accidentally revealed his messages with Te’a.

In an Instagram Live video the basketball star is seen jumping around with his team mates as they bask in the impressive win.

However after a few seconds the screen changes from a very happy Dwight to a conversation which appears to be with his fiancée.

A selection of Memojis allegedly sent by Te’a can be seen doing a thumbs up while Dwight’s side of the conversation was all words in the video.

Who won the NBA finals?

  • The Los Angeles Lakers won 124 to the Miami Heat’s 114 after Sunday’s game.

The game was their 17th championship win and their first big success without star LeBron James as centerpiece, reports the New York Times.

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After the final, Dwight took to Instagram to share his happiness and surprise at the win.

He said: “Still in shock. I have no words at the moment. Grateful”

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