It is the norm that people achieve fame and popularity through extraordinary achievements in their chosen career, but some people have come into contact with fame through their association with the rich and famous. Nicole Holder, the former girlfriend of NFL player Greg Hardy, happens to be one of those people.
Though not a star herself, Holder, who is currently a full-time student, enjoys a celebrity status that has rubbed off on her highly publicized tumultuous affair with the defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to her affair with Hardy, Holder also met with another celebrity, famous rapper Nelly, who caused the turmoil between her and Hardy.
Nicole Holder’s Bio
Although not much is known about her personal information, records indicate that Nicole Holder was born as Nicole Danielle Holder on March 27, 1990, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Details about her childhood and the identity of her parents and siblings are not available, but we were able to filter out from the records that she was in undergraduate studies at East Carolina University between 2008 and 2010, where she created the university’s plaque of honor. She then went to the University of North Carolina where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and Supervision in 2016.
Nicole Holder also completed a summer program in 2014 at KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France, where she enrolled as a volunteer in the LOVE WEEK program of Habitat ReStore and Elevation Church. In 2010, Holder worked in her capacity as a personal assistant at Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia. A year later, she received a position at Rekon Intelligence as a marketing assistant. She met her infamous friend Greg Hardy, the defensive end of Dallas the Cowboy’s when she made her living as a waitress in 2013, but before that, she had been employed as a lifeguard in the Ph Pools in Charlotte. She is currently a full-time student and has no known employment.
Other Facts To Know
Holder Met Hardy as a Waitress
The Dallas Cowboy’s defensive end hit Holder while she was employed as a waitress at Suite Charlotte in North Carolina. The duo became the subject of discussion in September 2013, although according to a Deadspin article they have known each other since 2012. Hardy, who was in a romantic relationship with Holder’s roommate, played for the Carolina Panthers at the time. Holder and Hardy started living together in November 2013, but things soon became really bad.
Their relationship was burdened with many ups and downs, according to Nicole Holder she noticed gradual changes around Christmas. It seemed like there was always a problem to work out, as her boyfriend always called to check on her whereabouts, and eventually labeled her a slut. There was no middle ground with the duo, it was either really good or really bad.
She Was Physically Assaulted by Her Boyfriend
According to the available records, Nicole Holder was constantly physically abused by Hardy, and once she was allegedly thrown into the bathtub by the NFL soccer player, suffering bruises all over her body, including her feet, shoulders, arms, head, neck, back and elbows. After pulling her out of the bathtub by her hair, he dragged her into the bedroom, yelled threats at her, and tried to strangle her while lying helplessly on the naked floor. Hardy, who finally threw her onto a couch littered with shotguns that he said were loaded, actually dialed the phone to call 911 claiming that his girlfriend had attacked him under the influence of hard drugs, although it was later proven that both were under the influence of alcohol.
Holder’s Case Against Hardy Was Thrown Out
Although Hardy was convicted of assault against his ex-lover, the charges against him were finally dismissed on appeal in February 2014, as Holder did not appear for a jury trial. Probably because Holder believes that Hardy would kill her if she did anything that would harm his career. On November 5, the charges were finally removed from Hardy’s records. According to reports from the Observer, the soccer player must have come to an arrangement with his ex-girlfriend in private. According to District Attorney Andrew Murray, all efforts to contact Holder since November have been in vain. He was forced to dismiss the case, which Judge Robert Sumner accepted.
Holder, for her part, continued to be active in social media despite her non-appearance in the jury trial. She was seen posting photos of her trip with several stopovers in Paris, Colorado, New York, and even Charlotte on her Facebook page, which no longer exists.
Holder was Formerly in a Relationship with Rapper Nelly
While Holder gave her a relationship with Hardy a break, her name was briefly associated with that of the famous rapper Nelly. According to the records, Hardy caused a jealousy fit and beat up his girlfriend when he found out about her previous relationship with the rapper. Deadspin reported that the rapper was a constant bone of contention between the lovers. When Hardy canceled her planned trip for her birthday in March, Holder, who was spending the day at work, was seen going to the Ritz-Carlton with Nelly, and all hell broke loose when Hardy found out about it through his Panthers teammates.
The question on everyone’s lips now is: Why does it always have to be Nelly? Recently there was a rumor that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his girlfriend Shantel Jackson might have ended their relationship because Shantel was dating the famous rapper.