Enes Kanter Freedom has been making headlines all year, and after becoming an American citizen, he ramped up his campaign to speak out for Turkey and against China. From a name change to bashing LeBron James, Kanter Freedom is in the midst of an interesting year. He is wrapping up 2021 with model Emily Sears as they are now Instagram official.
“Bravest person I know.”Emily Sears
Sears describes Kanter Freedom’s year very well. According to TMZ, the relationship is a couple of months long.
Model Sears is well-known for her work in a Carl’s Jr. commercial from 2016 but is now in the spotlight due to her relationship with the Boston Celtics big man. Their relationship comes after Kanter Freedom has used his platform to speak out on human rights in his native country of Turkey and in China. The NBA is very popular in China; the country is a huge moneymaker for the league, but Kanter Freedom does not care.
Kanter Freedom did not just wake up one day and decide to voice his thoughts; this is nothing new for the 6’10” center.
“When I was nine years old, my mom told me to always stand up for what�s right � even if it means sacrificing everything. From that day forward, I have always been outspoken. Now I am on a big stage and there are so many dictators out there who are destroying people. God gave me this platform, and I have to use it for the good fight.”Enes Kanter Freedom
Sears is an Australian model who loves fitness, feminism, and sports. She uses her platform as a social media influencer to promote body positivity. The model lives in Los Angeles, so the relationship is currently long-distance.
“My body becomes sexual when I am turned on, not when you are.”Emily Sears
Sears has been spotted at numerous Celtics games this season as she supports her new man. Regardless of distance, this couple is making their relationship work for now.
Freedom is having one of the worst years of his career, but that has to do with his playing time. The 29-year-old is currently playing a career-low in minutes per game while averaging 4.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kanter Freedom looks to help the Celtics make the playoffs, and he has Sears by his side to support him.