Nova Henry Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2020
Facts of Nova Henry
Date of Birth: 1981 , July-28
Date of Death: 2009 , 1-24
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Nova Henry
Father Henry Keith
Mother Ava Loni
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ethnicity African-American
Famous for Being the ex-girlfriend of Eddy Curry
Children 2
Siblings Ryan Henry
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Nova Henry is a non-celebrity who came to cover the headlines after she was murdered alongside her infant daughter Ava. She also rose to the prominence of her relationship with the NBA star Eddy Curry before her death. Her relationship with Curry was rocky which also took her to the limelight, however, it later became one of the reasons for her murder. Other than Curry, she was involved in some other high profile relationships that made headlines in the tabloids.

Life Story of Nova Henry

Nova Henry was born on July 28, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA to Henry Keith and Ava Loni. She is the sister of a famous tattoo artist Ryan Henry. She held American nationality and came from Afro-American descent.

CAPTION: A photo of Nova with her infant daughter Ava. SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Apart from this, there is no information regarding her educational background and family.

Henry’s Career And Net Worth

Henry became famous for her high profile relationships with renowned celebrities like Eddy Curry, a world-renowned basketball player. However, her career is relatively unknown.

She had already separated from the NBA player before she was murdered with her infant child at the age of 28 so there is not much information regarding her career.

Curry, on the other hand, is a basketball player who won the McDonald's All-American MVP in 2001. He also was Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2001. Later in 2012, Curry won the NBA championship award.

His career went through several ups and downs after he was dragged into several controversies including some sexual harassment accusations and the death of his ex-wife. Still, he has been considered one of the best players in NBA history.

Her career path and income both were unknown at the time of her assassination, but as for her then ex-boyfriend, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of January 2020.

Nova Henry’s Personal Life

Nova Henry’s love life prior to her relationship with basketball star Eddy Curry was not disclosed into the media until her death.

Henry’s personal life became the main reason behind her fame, but she couldn't spend more time on her life in the razzle-dazzle. Her fame peaked after she started dating the basketball player Eddy Curry. The couple was blessed with 2 kids, a daughter named Ava and a son named Noah.

They never got married but were considered the strong couple before their breakup. However, following their breakup, they took the incident to the court for the custody battle of their children.

While the pair were battling it out in court for the custody of their children, Henry chose Fredrick Goings as her attorney for her case.

Nova Henry’s Murder

Sometimes the one you trust can betray you hard like Henry’s lawyer did back in 2009. She chose Fredrick Goings to represent her at the legal custody battle that ensued her separation from Curry. But she was unaware of the fact that Goings would go drastically opposite her expectation.

On January 24, 2009, Goings brutally shot Nova and her infant daughter Ava to death. Nova was 27 at the time and Ava was just 10 months old.

The video shown below features the CLTV news' report that announces the incident of the Nova Henry's murder:

Later it was disclosed that she was romantically involved with Goings as well and was trying to end her relationship with him. She also attempted to move out with her kids which might have triggered Goings.

A jury found the Chicago attorney guilty of murdering Henry and her infant daughter. Although Henry's family were deeply saddened by her loss, they were a bit relieved when the judge sentenced Goings to life in prison.

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