Talanoa Hufanga and His Girlfriend Desiree Caldwell Met in College

By AbigailPublished on: January 29, 2024 Updated on: February 11, 2024
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The football safety, Talanao Hufanga of the San Francisco 49ers, is one of the most promising linebackers in the NFL scene. The player has garnered a huge amount of success in his professional life at a young age. Many people are curious if such success has been replicated in his romantic life as well. The young man is private about his love life and has not revealed much about his elusive girlfriend, Desiree Caldwell.

Let’s know more about the woman behind Hufanga.

Talanoa Hufanga and His Girlfriend Desiree Caldwell Went to the same college

The footballer first met his girlfriend in college. Both Talanoa and his lover Desiree attended USC and were in their sophomore year when they first met. Talanoa was already on his way to professional football, while Desiree played competitive basketball.

Their mutual interest in sports made them instantly click. The footballer also mentioned how it was a Love & Basketball story at their college.

Talanoa Hufanga with his girlfriend, Desiree Caldwell
The young lovebirds are college sweethearts.

After being in a relationship for a while, Hufanga was introduced to the Caldwell family and made a good impression on them. The young man is included in their family occasions and often hangs out with them.

Talanoa calls his girlfriend Ta’ahine

While the couple has not essentially hid their relationship, they do remain mostly private. It was only through a series of snaps Talanoa posted on his Instagram in November 2022 that many fans became aware of the athlete being in a relationship.

They have since been head over heels for each other. Talanoa often calls his lover Desiree ‘My Ta’ahine’, which translates roughly to ‘my girl’ in Tongan. The footballer also put the hashtag ‘faithful to the bae’ in the post.

Does the couple have a child?

In December 2023, Desiree made an appearance on her boyfriend’s Instagram video which was an ad for Bath and Body Works and the man addressed her as ‘wifey’. Talanoa also had a child with him and many comments were questioning the athlete if the baby was his.

While one can’t be certain, the baby does not seem to be the young couple’s as none of her family members have posted anything about the baby.

More Details On Desiree Caldwell

Desiree’ Anayi Caldwell was born on July 26, 2000, in Murrieta, California, to Ray Caldwell and Alba Caldwell. She has a sister Recee Fox, who is four years older than her. Recee got married to the basketball point guard De’Aaron Fox in 2022 and has a son Reign Fox.

Hufanga's girlfriend Desiree Caldwell with her family
Caldwell is a sports player.

As for her education, Caldwell attended Frenship High School in Wolfforth, Texas. She later transferred to Byron P. Steele II High School in Cibolo, Texas for her senior year. In 2022, Desiree graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in real estate development. The young lady also took a minor course in business administration.

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Desiree comes from a family with a sports background

Her father Ray has played basketball his whole life and was famous as a legend in Banning, California. He is the founder, program director, and head coach of SA Finest in San Antonio. The man also worked as the assistant coach for Texas Tech‘s women’s basketball.

Like her father, her older sister, Recee also played basketball from a young age. By the age of ten, Recee had established herself as one of the best child players in the circuit. She was a shining star throughout her journey in competitive basketball from school to college. Later, Desiree also followed her father and sister’s footsteps.

Desiree Caldwell Is a basketball player
Desiree played competitive basketball since childhood.

With a height of 5 feet 8 inches, she took up the position of guard.

Her Achievements as a player

Desiree participated in the 2018 FIBA U18 World Championships as a member of the USA Basketball U18 Team and won a gold medal. She was also a member of the USA U16 National Team and received a bronze medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships.

Furthermore, as a freshman at USC, she appeared in all the games of the season. Caldwell was the team captain in her sophomore year and started all the games in both her sophomore and junior years.