Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington: Former NFL Wide Receiver, Henry Ruggs Girlfriend
Who is Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington?
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington, also known as Rudy Washington, is a former volleyball player and social media influencer.
The girlfriend of former NFL player Henry Ruggs, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington, rose to fame in November 2021 after news about her and Ruggs being involved in a car crash started doing the rounds.
According to news reports, Henry Ruggs was driving under the influence of alcohol and killed a woman and her dog during the car accident.
While Henry Ruggs has since been charged with several offenses, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington faced no charges as she was the passenger in the incident.
|Full Name||Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington|
|Also Known As||Rudy Washington|
|Birthdate||November 23, 1998|
|Age||24 years old|
|Traits||Positive traits- energetic, optimistic, and honest|
Negative traits- unrealistic, overtly perfectionist, and naive
|Birthplace||Montgomery, Alabama, USA|
|Height||5 feet and 7 inches|
|Parents||Joshua Washington (father)|
Demetria Kilgo-Washington (mother)
|Siblings||Giovonnia Kilgo-Washington (sister)|
Daajzia Kilgo-Washington (sister)
|Alma Mater||Paine College and Troy University|
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Name of Partner||Henry Ruggs|
|Children||Kenzli Re’Nai Ruggs (daughter)|
|Profession||Social media influencer and former volleyball player|
|Net Worth||USD 1 million|
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington Birthday
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington was born on November 23, 1998. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. As of 2023, she is 24 years old.
Early Life and Family Background
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Joshua Washington and Demetria Kilgo-Washington, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington also has an older sister named Giovonnia Kilgo and a younger sister named Daajzia Washington.
Growing up, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington was an athletic child. She played various sports from a young age and was also a part of her school’s volleyball team.
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington studied at Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Alabama. Moreover, she also competed in various field and track events, such as javelin and shot put.
Following her high school graduation, Kiara was able to join Paine College under an academic and volleyball scholarship. During her first and second years, Kiara was a part of Paine College’s Women’s Volleyball team.
Likewise, she participated in several track and field events in her first year. According to reports, Kiara was still enrolled as a Paine College student during her car accident involvement with Henry Ruggs. Kiara later transferred to Troy University and earned her Bachelor’s degree there.
Besides her former collegiate volleyball career, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington has worked extensively as a social media influencer. Kiara Kilgo-Washington has collaborated with several clothing and accessory brands on her Instagram account.
Moreover, Kiara is also a YouTuber. She has a YouTube channel sharing content about her daily life and her family.
Relationships and Children
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington has been in a long-term relationship with former NFL player Henry Ruggs. According to several reports, Kiara and Henry met each other when they were teenagers and were high school sweethearts.
Both Kiara and Henry hail from Montgomery, Alabama. The couple shares a daughter named Kenzli Re’Nai Ruggs.
Who is Henry Ruggs?
Henry Ruggs is a former NFL wide receiver who is a free agent. Starting his collegiate football career at the University of Alabama, Henry Ruggs’ team won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Following the win, Ruggs was the 12th overall pick by the Las Vegas Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He signed a fully guaranteed four-year contract worth $16.67 million with the Raiders on July 21, 2020.
In the 2020 NFL Combine, Ruggs ran a 4.27-second 40-yard dash which landed him the record of the year’s fastest time by any prospect by .08 seconds. Similarly, it became a tie for the fourth-fastest ever at the event since the introduction of electronic timing in 1999.
Making his NFL debut on September 13, 2020, Ruggs opened against the Carolina Panthers and made his first career catch. His first 100-yard game was during Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which he recorded his first career touchdown and received 118 yards.
On December 15, 2020, Ruggs was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Raiders, and Ruggs’ rookie year ended with 13 games, scoring 26 receptions, 452-yard receptions, and two touchdowns.
Ruggs played seven games in the 2021 season. He made 24 receptions, 469-yard receptions, and two touchdowns.
Following the fatal car crash on November 2, 2021, Henry Ruggs was released by the Raiders, after which he became a free agent. He is awaiting trial on DUI charges causing death and reckless driving.
Henry Ruggs and Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington Car Crash
On November 2, 2021, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington and Henry Ruggs became the focus of media scrutiny after the modified Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which Ruggs was driving, collided with another car at high speed in Las Vegas. The fatal car crash ended up taking the life of 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog.
Following the accident, Las Vegas police and county prosecutors charged Ruggs with driving under the influence, which resulted in death and reckless driving. As per witnesses, Henry Ruggs and Kiara Kilgo-Washington were getting drunk at a Topgolf location in Las Vegas.
The accident occurred at about 3:39 AM, and as per the digital evidence obtained by the police, the couple was driving their car at 156 miles per hour. However, after approaching Tintor’s Toyota RAV4, Ruggs lost control and slammed into the RAV4 at 120 miles per hour, causing the vehicle to go up in flames and causing Tintor and her dog to burn to death.
Henry Ruggs and Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington sustained minimal injuries following the fatal accident. The pair were taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN) for further treatment. After being released from UMCSN, Ruggs was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
His court appearance was the following day, and the bail amount was USD 150,000. The preliminary hearing was postponed until May 19.
As per several reports, Henry Ruggs, if convicted, will face up to 3 to 26 years in prison. In addition, he will have to pay a fine of up to USD 10,000.
When police offered Ruggs to take a field sobriety test, the former NFL player refused. So instead, his blood test was taken 2 hours after the crash, which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.161%.
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington Instagram
On Instagram, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington is active under the username “y.d.u.r.” The social media influencer has a total of 13.7k followers on Instagram.
On December 17, 2022, Kiara shared her graduation photos. She wrote,
“Thank God, Family and Friends for the support through literally ups and downs, good, bad: EVERYTHING … God knows, the long nights, long papers, study guide after study guide, no college life like normal, couple fails … but yet I completed this round 👩🎓. Thanks to all the strangers for the heavy negativity and slight positivity every now and then. It’s a graduate 🦾”
“Still praying for all! Congratulations to all graduates today and upcoming! Still giving props when due ” Furthermore, reacting to the negativity surrounding Henry Ruggs’ conviction, she wrote, “All Love but, yea .. I’m Done with the B.S. 💋”
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington YouTube
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington also has a YouTube channel where she shares interesting content about her daily life and family life. Her channel is “The RuPrint,” with over 1.13k subscribers.
After Henry Ruggs’ arrest, Kiara deleted a few videos from her channel. Some of the most popular videos on her channel are “Rudy & Henry 📈⚡️ Q & A Part 1”, “Ru takes on Miami📍 From Nevada to Florida 💛, and “Rudy & Henry Q&A – PART 2⚡️📈💛”.
Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington Net Worth
As of 2023, Kiara Je’Nai Kilgo-Washington has an estimated net worth of around USD 1 million. Her boyfriend, Henry Ruggs, has an approximately USD 4 million net worth.
Kiara has accumulated such impressive earnings due to her career as a social media influencer. As a result, she leads a lavish lifestyle.