DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom: Early Life, Relations & Injuries

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DeAndre Hopkins‘ mom is truly a superwoman who withstood the test of faith. No matter how bad she fell, she made sure she got back up for her children.

Hopkin’s mom, Sabrina Greenlee, is a brave and marvelous soul. Sabrina is the mother of the six feet one-inch tall wide receiver for the Houston Texans.

DeAndre Hopkins's mom wearing a white dress
Sabrina Greenlee wearing a white dress (Source: Facebook)

She must be incredibly proud of Andre’s success, and likewise, Andre must be forever grateful for having such a supportive mother.

But their life was not a fairy tale in the past as it is now. There are a lot of dark times while Sabrina was raising Andre. To learn all about her past, stick with us until the end of this article.

Let’s begin with some quick facts.

Sabrina Greenlee | Quick Facts

Full Name Sabrina Greenlee
Birth Date April 1st, 1970 
Birth Place South Carolina
Current Residence N/A
Nick Name None
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Famous for being DeAndre Hopkins’ mom
Ethnicity Black
Education None
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Age 54 years old
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Plus-size
Hobbies N/A
Profession Motivational Speaker and Social Worker
Marital Status Single and unmarried
Kids Four (two daughters and two sons)
Merch of DeAndre Hopkin Funko Pop
Net Worth N/A
Last Updated May, 2024

DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Early Days

Hopkins’ mother, Sabrina Greenlee, was born to an alcoholic father, while her mother’s situation was even worse, a drug addict.

Sabrina was born on the 1st of April, 1970. She was born and raised in South Carolina. Since the age of 14, she has been a victim of abusive relationships.

DeAndre Hopkins's mom showing off her tattoos
Sabrina Greenlee showing off her tattoos (Source: Facebook)

“By the time I was 17, I had been put into the hospital three times,” said Sabrina.

“I remember trying to take my senior pics at 18, and it did not happen because I had two black eyes and broken collarbone that day,” she further added.

DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Relationship and Kids

As of now, Sabrina is not in any relationship. In the past, she had been in four different relationships, all of which were abusive, and ended up in a divorce. Sadly, every man she grew feelings for did not know how to treat a woman.

DeAndre Hopkins’ mom has a total of four children from the four relationships she had been in.

Her children are DeAndre Hopkins, Kesha Smith, Marcus Greenlee, and Shanteria Cobb.

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Despite being legally blind, Sabrina struggled in any way possible to ensure a stable upbringing of her four children.

Harris Steve Hopkins

Sabrina Greenlee met Harris Steve Hopkins in 1989. She was 19 at the time, while Harris was 22. The result of their relationship was DeAndre Hopkins.

He was born on the 6th of June, 1992, in Central South Carolina. But Andre was not Sabrina’s first child.

Before marrying Harris, Sabrina had already been in two relationships, resulting in two children; Kesha Smith and Marcus Greenlee.

For the first time in her life, Sabrina met a kind, loving and caring man, Steve Hopkins, but happiness was not written to last long in her face.

DeAndre Hopkins's mom doing her iconic hands-on-hips pose
DeAndre Hopkins’s mom doing her iconic hands-on-hips pose (Source: Facebook)

In 1992, when DeAndre was born, Sabrina and Steve Hopkins were strolling around in his Ford Mustang GTS when the car skimmed over the wet road resulting in Mr. Hopkins’ death.

The rainy weather had made the road all wet and slippery. When Steve tried to make a turn, the car hydroplaned and flipped three times before striking a guardrail on the driver’s side.

Luckily, Sabrina did not suffer any major injuries, but unfortunately, Steve Hopkins died eight days after the accident.

The couple’s firstborn, DeAndrea, was just five months old at the time.

The other siblings

The youngest of the squad, Shanteria Cobb, was born in 1998. She is now a basketball player attending and playing for Texas Southern University.

Likewise, Kesha Smith graduated from Southern Wesleyan University. At present, she works for the Houston Wildcats of the Independent Women’s Football League. She works as a slot receiver for them, and she is also a basketball trainer at the side.

Moreover, Marcus Greenlee played high school football and basketball before joining the Georgia Military College.

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DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom as a Single Mom

Being responsible for raising four children on her own, Sabrina had to work two jobs. During day time, she was a low-level employee earning minimum wage at an automotive plant.

When the night took over, she would be an exotic dancer at a bar. Unfortunately, Sabrina also fell victim to an acid attack which left her blinded.

She was poured a mixture of bleach and lye on her face by her ex-boyfriend’s other girlfriend.

The horrible crime happened on the 20th of July, 2002, after her then-boyfriend took away her car without any prior notice. So, naturally, she called him and told him to bring back the car.

She told him to bring the car to a certain location where she was visited by her boyfriend and his other girlfriend named Savannah Carlita Grant.

Savannah poured the mixture of lye and bleach on her face. Poor Sabrina’s face started melting right away. Her skin began to fall off of her face, chest, and neck. Her eyes were also blinded in an instant.

“And as I am lying there, the first thing I am thinking is, ‘Why would someone pour warm water over my face?’ ” she said.

She further added, “But a couple of seconds later, I realized it was not warm water because my skin is falling off my face, my neck, my chest, and my back.”

After Savannah attacked her, Sabrina’s then-boyfriend put her in the car and drove her to a gas station, where a gas station employee called 911.

Sabrina was rushed to the burn center in Georgia, where she was placed in a medically induced coma for two whole weeks.

Sabrina underwent skin graft surgery in which healthy skin from her chest and back were placed onto her face.


When Sabrina regained consciousness, she had a swollen face, was blinded, and couldn’t even speak properly.

She has over 20 surgeries on both of her eyes. Though not a hundred percent, she did recover her eyesight up to 60 percent. But unfortunately, she completely lost her sight later.

After her surgery, she surely recovered from her wound, but the scars remained, which reminded her of the day she became the victim of acid-attacked.

DeAndre Hopkins's mom standing strong after all that she has been through
DeAndre Hopkins’s mom (Souce: Facebook)

As a result of the incident, she became depressed and became dependent on drugs and alcohol to wash away her pain.

Savannah Grant, the woman who sprayed acid on her, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and was released back in 2020, May 6.

In 2019, Sabrina told ESPN, “I was able to cope with being blind and the scars and the ridicule. And I think it gave me the courage to eventually find myself.”

DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Social Work

After her incident with the acid attack, she began thinking critically about the thousands of women who face the attack every year.

In an attempt to help the victims of domestic abuse and acid attacks, she established S.M.O.O.O.T.H in 2013.

S.M.O.O.O.T.H stands for Speaking Mentally, Outwardly Opening Opportunities Toward Healing, a non-profit organization specializing in assisting victims of domestic abuse.

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DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom After Acid Attack

Even though she can not see her son now, she still attends his games as she knows that her vision has nothing to do with her presence. Her attendance in his games is enough of moral support.

DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom is now a professional motivational speaker who uplifts the morality and spirits of domestic violence victims and women in general.

She is a public figure and is often praised for her outstanding struggle and her undying will to raise her four children.

She appears in many events alongside her NFL star son and flaunts her looks for the paparazzi.

Social Media Account

Instagram: 15.8k followers (as of 2021)

Facebook: 5.5k followers (as of 2021)


Why was DeAndre Hopkins’s mom attacked?

DeAndre Hopkins’ mother was attacked regarding a domestic violence case. She was targeted by a woman she did not even know; her ex-boyfriend’s other girlfriend. As far as we know, she was attacked out of jealousy and hatred.

How old is D Hopkins?

DeAndre Hopkins was born on the 6th of June, 1992, in Central South Carolina. As of now, he is 31 years old.

Why does D hop wear number 10?

Hopkins wears jersey number 10 to highlight the fact that his brother was sentenced to 10 years in prison for $600 worth of drugs.

The player doesn’t support substance use, but he emphasizes the disparity between the whites and the blacks. For a similar case, someone white could have gotten away with maybe a year in jail, but his brother got 10

How much is DeAndre Hopkins’s contract?

Andre’s 2021 contract is worth $12.5 million. His total earning is set to increase the next year by a million or so.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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