Here is all that you need to know about Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid’s wife

Joel Embiid is a popular figure in today’s NBA. Embiid’s hard work and dedication have helped him reach superstar status. The dominance of Embiid is well felt when he runs up and down the hardcourt. In short, Embiid is an important asset for the Philadelphia 76ers.

"You can't try to shame the media into voting for you."- Skip Bayless on Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid plays as a Center for the Philadelphia 76ers. (Image: Getty Images)

Embiid has come a long way in his life. He was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to military officer Thomas Embiid and his wife, Christine. Notably, Embiid enjoys Cameroonian-French citizenship. It was only at the age of 15 that Embiid started playing basketball. Soon, he fell in love with basketball and decided to play it professionally.

To make his hoop dreams come true, by age 16 Embiid moved to the United States and started training hard to become an NBA player. After a great high school and college career, Embiid was drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft. Since then, there is no looking back for Embiid.

Fans are quite interested to know about their favorite player’s love life. So, it is natural for them to ask if Joel Embiid has a wife.

Furthermore, Embiid is enjoying quite the success in his love life too. This Philadelphia 76ers Center is currently engaged to Anne de Paula. Let us know more about Anna de Paula and her relationship with Joel Embiid. Is Anne now the wife of Joel Embiid?

Who is Anne de Paula?

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Anne de Paula is a professional model. (Image: Instagram)

Anne de Paula is a professional model hailing from Brazil. 27-year-old Paula was born on March 31, 1995, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paula is popular for her swimsuit modeling and is widely known as a bikini model.

Anne is of Latin descent and is also a Roman Catholic. Currently staying in the United States, Anne originally is of Brazilian nationality.

Unfortunately, Anne’s early life and childhood are not available for public knowledge. Also, nothing is known about her family and relatives.

Nevertheless, Anne was born and brought up in Brazil, and she completed her schooling and college education in Brazil also. Notably, Anne is also a sports lover and she herself played soccer once upon a time. While playing soccer, Anne represented her school team, and subsequently represented her city.

After completing her studies, Anne moved to New York City to focus on her modeling career. Reports suggest that Anne started modeling at the age of 13. While working to build her career, Anne won the ‘Swimsuit Model Search’ contest in 2017 and ever since then there has been no looking back for her. After winning the contest, Anne moved to NYC to become a full-time swimsuit/bikini model.

Further, Anne regularly models for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Also, she has worked for top agencies in the world, such as, Wilhelmina Models – Los Angeles, Wilhelmina Models– Miami, Wilhelmina Models – New York, Nevs Model Agency– London, TFM Models– Mumbai, TFM Models– Oslo, Modelwerk– Hamburg, Women Management – Milan, and 40 Graus Models– Rio de Janeiro.

Currently, Anne is exclusively managed by the world-famous modeling agency Wilhelmina Models. Anne is also a social media influencer who has around 250K followers on Instagram.

Anne de Paula and Joel Embiid’s relationship

According to several reports, Joel and Anne first met back in 2018. Anne then just moved to the United States and was attending a dinner with her friend. Incidentally, that friend was also the mutual friend of Joel Embiid. So, it can be said that Embiid and Anne met through a mutual friend.

After the dinner, Embiid and Anne remained in touch and soon became friends. After a while, their friendship soon matured into love, and ever since then they are in a relationship.

In October 2018, Embiid appeared in GQ magazine. In that cover story of GQ, Embiid poured his heart out and put in details of his secret relationship. People soon realized that Embiid was talking about Anne.

The confirmation of Embiid’s and Anne’s relationship soon came when Philadelphia 76er’s former owner Michael Rubin put out an Instagram post. In that Instagram post, Michael Rubin confirmed their relationship and surprisingly announced the lovely couple’s engagement.

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Joel Embiid shares a moment with Anne de Paula. (Image: Instagram)

So, it can be said that Embiid does not have a wife but he is engaged to his girlfriend, Anne de Paula.

Did you know that Joel Embiid has a son?

It is quite easy to see why Joel and Anne are in love. They both have several common interests. They both like sports, especially football and they both wanted to start a happy family. In no time, the couple made their dream a reality.

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Joel Embiid with his son Arthur. (Image: Instagram)

In 2020, Anne and Joel became parents. In September 2020, the couple welcomed their baby boy, Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid to the world.

In touching tribute, Embiid named his son after his brother Arthur, who died in a truck accident in 2014, aged 13.

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