The Inspiring Life Journey of Kari Hillsman and Professional Career

Kari Hillsman is Rick Fox’s ex-partner, a former Canadian-Bahamian basketball player. Hillsman’s former boyfriend, Fox, is a businessman and a Hollywood actor who once owned an esports franchise. He majorly played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA and Boston Celtics. Therefore, she is always in the limelight due to her relationship with Rick Fox. Before moving toward her early life and career details, let’s look at some quick information about Kari Hillsman.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Kari Jane Hillsman

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: 16th January 1971

Age: 53 years old as of 2024

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Massachusetts, America

Ethnicity: Mixed

Religion: Christianity

Profession: Residential Manager

Net Worth: 51 Million Dollars

Father: Augustus AC Hillsman Jr.

Mother: Mary Hillsman

Sister: Tara Hillsman Townsend

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Marital Status: Married

No. of Children: Three

Husband: Henry Francillon

Early Life and Education

Besides being famous as the ex-girlfriend of Rick Fox, an NBA legend, she is now a wife and mother of three children. Kari was born on 16th January 1971 in Massachusetts to a black father and a white mother. Her father’s name is AC Hillsman Jr. He was in the army and lost his life on Christmas Day, 2003, due to cancer. Her mother’s name is Mary Hillsman. She is a native of Andover, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Nokomis, Florida.

Kari Hillsman’s mother worked at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Kari completed her graduation at Andover High School and after graduation, she went to Massachusetts Boston to pursue higher studies in the nursing field. She has one sister in her siblings, and her name is Tarah Elan Hillsman Townsend. Hillsman loves “Game of Thrones,” the HBO medieval drama.

Professional Career

Professionally, she is a qualified residential manager at the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). According to the reports, she’s been with the company since March 2014. She has performed her duties and responsibilities as a residential manager very flawlessly. Kari did not involve herself in any other profession except being part of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

However, her ex-boyfriend has a broad professional career, and she is known by his ex-partner publically.

Ex-Partner Rick Fox

Rick Fox is a Canadian actor and basketball player who played for the NBA. He started her professional career as a basketball player at the age of 24. During the NBA’s first draft, Rick was picked by the Boston Celtics in 1991. After joining the NBA, he played matches for six years, being part of the team till 1997.

Soon after leaving the NBA in 1997, Ri joined the Los Angeles Lakers. When he played as part of the Lakers, the team won three consecutive NBA Championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

He gained much fame and exposure in the sports industry after being part of the Los Angeles Lakers. At last, Rick retired from the NBA due to some injuries in 2004. Besides being a famous basketball player in the NBA, he pursued a career in the acting field. He took her acting initiative by acting in the sports drama “Blue Chips” in 1994. After getting retired from the NBA, he started acting in the showbiz industry.

By having the records of a basketball player and actor, he is also a businessman by having an esports franchise. Currently, he is a successful businessman and the co-founder of Partanna, which is a Clean Air Technology Company. This company is pioneering new technology products to remove the effect of Carbon. After saying goodbye to all his other professions, he is still part of that company.

Social Media Presence

When viewed through social media, Kari is not a dynamic personality. She hasn’t been seen in public events since her divorce from Rick, and she hasn’t been seen on any social media platform either.

Kari Hillsman’s Personal Life

As mentioned, Kari had a famous relationship with Rick Fox, a Los Angeles Lakers player and a former Boston Celtics. The former couple supposedly started dating in college life. She was still there with Rick when he made it through the draft, and he also played for the Celtics for most of the time.

They had a son named Kyle. Due to the requirements of Fox Rick’s job as a professional basketball player, time has created a distance between them, which sets them apart. It is unclear when Kari and Rick separated. However, it is rumored that their relationship ended in the late 90s, apparently in 1997.

Kari Hillsman

However, Kari Hillsman raised her son on the East Coast while her boyfriend Rick became busy in the West to play matches for the Lakers. Rick’s job brought distance between father and son. When Kyle moved to Los Angeles to study at Loyola Marymount, Rick and Kayle got to spend more time together. Rick’s former girlfriend, Kari Hillsman, is married to Henry Francillon. This couple married on 17th December 2003.

Kari Hillsman has moved on well since ending her relationship with Rick Fox. Currently, she is the wife of Henry Francillon, and her husband is a big fan of golf fanatic as well as soccer games.

Reportedly, they share a happy relationship as a husband and wife. With Henry, she has two children, a girl and a boy. Her daughter’s name is Kayla Francillon. She is a soccer player and a part of the Junior Varsity team at Malden Catholic High School in Massachusetts.

Likewise, her son’s name is Kaden, and he trained at Juventus Academy Boston. The family of four members resides happily in (Medford) Boston, Massachusetts.

Kari’s Interests

Kari Hillsman has an active personality and likes to travel and explore the world. She shows interest in sports, and all her kids play video games and soccer. She loves to spend time with her children at home and shares her desires with her family and husband. Therefore, she often goes on outings at weekends to have some precious time with her family.

In addition to this, she likes fine wines and is a meat lover. Sometimes, she cooked food and admired the different tastes.

Body Measurements and Appearance

Kari Hillsman is a tall woman of 5 feet and 6 inches, which is equal to 167sm. Her weight is around 55 Kg. In addition to this, due to her African descent, she looks beautiful with dark brown hair and grayish-green eyes.

Kari Hillsman’s Net Worth

As per the reports, Kari Hillsman has a net worth of 1 million dollars. Likewise, her ex-partner, Fox, is a rich personality with a net worth of 20 million dollars as of 2023. She is increasing her wealth by adding earnings from her work as a residential manager at (IREM) “The Institute of Real Estate Management.


Kari Hillsman is famous as the ex-girlfriend of Rick Fox, an NBA legend; she is now a wife and mother of 3 children. Kari was born on 16th January 1971 in USA.

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