Who is Harper Hempel?

Harper Hempel is a social media personality most notably known for being Jamal Murray’s girlfriend. However, she is also known for her professional volleyball career at the University of Kentucky. Harper Hempel played for the University of Kentucky from 2015 to 2017.

Harper Hempel came into a lot of bad public attention in 2020 when a private video of hers and Jamal Murray was posted on Jamal’s Instagram story. The video was removed immediately, but it circulated online and went viral. Harper was off social media for a duration following the incident.

Harper Hempel Biography
Harper Hempel Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameHarper Hempel
Also known as Jamal Murray’s Girlfriend
BirthdateAugust 31, 1996
Age26 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsPositive: Humble, Self-effacing, Industrious, and Kind  

Negative: Attention seeker, Obsessive, Critical, and Perfectionist  
BirthplaceUnion, Boone County, Kentucky, USA
Currently residingAtlanta, Georgia, USA
NationalityAmerican
Height5 feet, 8 inches
EducationBachelors in Digital Marketing and media, University of Kentucky (2017)  
ParentsRichard Hempel (Father)  
Colleen Hempel (Mother)
SiblingsConner Hempel (Brother)
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse NameJamal Murray (Ex-boyfriend)
ProfessionDigital Marketer
Social Media Personality
Volleyball player
Net Worth$100k
Social mediaInstagram

Brief Synopsis

  • Harper Hempel went to college at the University of Kentucky, where she played professional Volleyball.
  • Harper had a famous and scandalous relationship with Jamal Murray, which ended in 2020.
  • She is currently a social media manager for many companies in the USA.

Harper Hempel childhood

On August 31, 1996, Harper Hempel was born in Union, Boone County, Kentucky, USA. Currently, she is 26 years old.

Harper Hempel playing Volleyball
Harper Hempel playing Volleyball

She has a bachelor’s in Digital Marketing and media from the University of Kentucky. She graduated in 2017.

Harper Hempel Parents

Richard Hempel (Father)

Richard Hempel is the CEO and co-founder of eCoach, the world’s first comprehensive digital platform developed in partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association and other sports coaches and organizations.

Harper Hempel with her father, mother, and brother
Harper Hempel with her father, mother, and brother

Richard’s extensive prior experience in technology combined with e-learning enabled him to provide access to sports coaching and break down the barriers of time, distance, and financial limitations that prevent athletes from reaching their full potential.

Colleen Hempel (Mother)

Colleen Hempel is the mother of Harper Hempel, based out of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, and works at Baxter International Inc. as IV Portfolio Manager.

Like her husband, she also worked as a Sales Executive at IBM from 1987 to 1989. She met Richard during her time at IBM, and they got married in 1991.

She inspired both of her children to pursue academic careers rather than be entangled in social media’s glitz, especially her daughter, who was a subject of a challenging controversy.

Harper Hempel Siblings

Conner Hempel (Brother)

Conner Hempel is the younger brother of Harper Hempel. He is a student-athlete who went to the prestigious Harvard University.

Harper’s brother, Conner played American football from August 2011 to November 2014; this earned him the scholarship to earn a B.A. in Sociology and Economics.

Who is Harper Hempel’s boyfriend, Jamal Murray?

Born on February 23, 1997, Jamal Murray is the ex-boyfriend of Harper Hempel. He attended the Grand River High School in Kitchener, Ontario. After graduation, he went to college in the States, attending the University of Kentucky, where he met Harper.

Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is currently a professional basketball player playing for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He began his basketball career in high school as he had an exemplary talent for the sport since the age of three.

Murray was named the most valuable player of the 2015 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game, which includes the top high school players in Canada.

He continued his basketball career in college, playing under Coach John Calipari. In his first year, his statistics were He appeared in 36 games and averaged 20.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while shooting 40.8% from three-point range.

Murray’s 20 points per game are the most by any freshman in Kentucky’s history and the most for any player in John Calipari’s tenure as head coach.

In 2016, Jamal Murray was selected by the Denver Nuggets, and he was a profolic member of the squad until his anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2021. Unfortunately, he missed an entire season devoting time to recovering from the surgery.

He also represented the Canadian national team, and his statistics were 16.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 45.9% from the field.

Jamal dated Harper Hempel from 2015 to 2020. They broke up after a video of Jamal and Hempel indulging in fellatio was posted on Jamal’s Instagram story.

Harper Hempel Video Scandal

Harper Hempel was involved in an online sex scandal in 2020, which ensued after an intimate video of hers and her boyfriend at the time, Jamal Murray, was posted to the Instagram story of Jamal Murray’s official Instagram account.

Jamal Murray with his girlfriend
Jamal Murray with his girlfriend

The video explicitly showed Harper Hempel performing fellatio on Jamal Murray. Jamal Murray quickly deleted the video from his IG story and apologized to the fans and his girlfriend, claiming his account was hacked.

This sparked the break up between Harper and Jamal and set up Jamal Murray as a subject of ridicule from his NBA co-stars. Hempel was off social media for nearly a year, but now she is active on her Instagram.

Harper Hempel Career and Net worth

Harper Hempel has worked in numerous brands as a social media manager. She is also an avid photographer, which she showcases on her Instagram page.

In college, she played Volleyball professionally. Having ventured across different career paths, Harper Hempel has amassed a net worth of $100k.

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