Yeliz and Mehmet met through a mutual friend. For the first two years, they were just friends as she was busy with her television career in Turkey and he was then playing in Detroit. Three years later, the two started dating. Mehmet married former Miss Turkey finalist Yeliz Caliskan on July 7, 2004.
The couple welcomed their first child Melisa on March 21, 2007 and their second child Yigit on Februrary 19, 2010.
Photo Credit: Mehmet Okur