03/11/2013 04:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Erik Spoelstra Girlfriend: Miami Coach Reportedly Dating Ex-Heat Dancer Nikki Sapp (PHOTOS)

Finally, all those women Googling his name have an answer: boyishly handsome Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has a girlfriend.

So says Gossip Extra, who report the 42-year-old coach "stunned" onlookers by going public with 24-year-old former Heat dancer Nikki Sapp at a charity event Saturday night hosted by Heat TV broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino.

According to, the possible future Mrs. Spo is a Miami native who "has emersed herself in the Los Angeles and Miami art communitites as the director of Guy Hepner Contemporary Art Gallery," which recently opened a location in Bal Harbour.

Her online biography says Sapp danced for the Heat between 2005 and 2008, while she was getting a degree in Art History at Florida International University.

Gossip Extra reports the pair have been dating for about two years, seemingly confirming rumors that have swirled since 2011.

Spoelstra, who last year became the first Asian-American coach to win an NBA championship, first joined the Heat in 1995 as video coordinator. Check out the full photo of Spoelstra and Sapp -- now a brunette! -- below.

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