Who is Joel Embiid’s Mother? All about Christine Embiid

Joel Embiid is a professional basketball player currently playing for a Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Joel Embiid’s mother, Christine Embiid, is the supporting pillar of his life’s progress and success.

Embiid hails from middle-class family background. He is also famous for his nickname “The Process.”

Although Joel Embiid’s mother, Christine wanted him to have a different career path, she couldn’t help supporting Joel’s differing dream.

Joel Embiid's Mother Christine Embiid.
Joel Embiid’s Mother Christine Embiid. ( Source: Twitter)

Joel Embiid is the one of the rising names in the Men’s basketball world. Though Joel started with the hopes of playing professional volleyball in Europe.

However, at the young age of 14, he started playing basketball, and the rest is history.

Behind this success story, Joel Embiid‘s mother, Christine, is one of the driving forces. Her constant support and unconditioned love made the person Joel is now.

In this article, we are going through detailed information about Joel Embiid’s mother, Christine Embiid. But before that, let’s know briefly about her through quick facts.

Joel Embiid Mother: Quick Facts

Full NameChristine Embiid
Nick NameChristine
Date Of BirthNot Available
Birth PlaceYaoundé, Cameroon
ResidenceYaoundé, Cameroon
ReligionChristian
AgeNot Available
GenderFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight 
HeightNot Available
WeightNot Available
High SchoolNot Available
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfrican-American 
Father’s NameNot Available 
Mother’s NameNot Available
Hair ColourBlack 
Eye ColourDark Brown 
Skin ColourDark
Marital StatusMarried
Former PartnerThomas Embiid 
KidsThree: Joel Embiid, Muriel Embiid, and Arthur Embiid
ProfessionSocial Activist
Foundation Owned by ChristineArthur Embiid and Angels Foundation
Net WorthNot Available
SalaryNot Available 
Social MediaNot Available
Grandchildren 1, Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid (grandson)
Joel Embiid MerchJersey, Trading Card
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

Joel Embiid Mother: Early Life & Family

Christine Embiid from Cameroon, Africa, is a Cameronian of black ethnicity with Central-African roots.

She has three children from her husband, Thomas Embiid. Joel Embiid is the eldest, and the other two children are daughter Muriel Embiid and son Arthur Embiid.

Unfortunately, Christine lost her younger son Arthur Embiid in a car crash on 16 October 2014. Arthur was only 13 at that time.

Christine Embiid with her son and daughter.
Old picture of Christine Embiid with her late son Arthur and daughter Muriel.

It was a massive loss for the family, and the family is still not over that incident.

Christine had a pretty decent economic background. They were not very rich but had everything they needed.

Christine’s husband was a military officer in Cameroon. He also used to play handball as a recreation sport. Thus Joel has also been a little interested in sport from his early days.

Initially, Joel Embiid‘s mother wanted Joel to become a doctor. But, she couldn’t help herself make hindrances in her son’s dream of becoming an NBA player. So, instead, she gave her full support to chase his passion.

Among her three children, Arthur was Christine’s favorite. But God was so cruel to her. He took Arthur away from her so early. For a mother, nothing is more painful than your children going far away and never returning.

But Christine had to be vital for her other two children. So she took care of everyone during that difficult period.

Also, Joel Embiid’s mother was a kind of strict mother for her children’s education. She was in charge of their homework and made sure to complete their school tasks.

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Christine Embiid: Younger Son Arthur Embiid Death

Christine’s younger son Arthur Embiid was a kid who always gave off positive energy and was fun to be around.

In the neighborhood where the family lived, there were those struggling financially. Christine Embiid’s younger son Arthur was a kind child who used to give his friends in the area struggling with food, clothes, and other stuff.

Joel Embiid late brother Arthur Embiid. (Source: Joel's Twitter)
Joel Embiid’s late brother Arthur Embiid. (Source: Joel’s Twitter)

When Joel got invited to Luc Mbah, a Moute’s basketball camp, he didn’t show up in the center because he was scared. He stayed at home and played with Arthur all day.

Christine Embiid’s mother was on vacation, so both brothers took that opportunity to chill and play videos games all day.

Going to the NBA or even going to the college in the States wasn’t even a dream for Joel. All he wanted was to be with Arthur at home and play.

Joel Embiid once said in an interview that afternoon with Arthur is the best moment he can remember in his life than many of the other most significant basketball moments he had achieved.

Joel Embiid’s struggle after his brother’s death

When Joel was about to get drafted in 2014, he hadn’t seen Arthur for three years. But Arthur was following Joel’s journey from far away and was so proud of his big brother.

Before the draft, Joel got foot surgery. Arthur flew out to the east coast to see Joel, but due to some reason, they couldn’t see each other. That time Arthur was only thirteen, and he had all the time in the world to come back to see Joel.

They talked on the phone about how Arthur would come back to America to see Joel play league. But at that, nobody had imagined Joel would never see Arthur again.

After four months, Joel got a phone call from a family that Arthur got involved in an accident back home from school with some classmates and was struck by a truck.

Just like that youngest member of the family was gone. The whole family went through colossal shock and has been dealing with this horrific incident till now.

Christine Embiid with some of her friends. ( Source: Facebook)
Christine Embiid with some of her friends.  (Source: Facebook)

In Cameroon family is running a foundation named “Arthur Embiid and Angel Foundation.” This foundation explores ways to help vulnerable children.

Joel Embiid: Childhood Story

Joel has a funny personality and an excellent social media presence. Born and raised in Cameroon, young Joel was not a basketball lover. Instead, he was a volleyball enthusiast.

In 2009, he switched to basketball from volleyball. However, it was not difficult for him to switch to basketball as Joel had trained his hands to direct the ball, and he had a nice height.

Joel Embiid with young fans. ( Source: wwba.com)
Joel Embiid with young fans. ( Source: wwba.com)

He soon started playing seriously after the NBA Hall of Fame; Hakeen Olajuwon believed this sport would significantly impact Joel’s life and had a career waiting for him ahead.

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Joel Embiid: Early Career 

Joel was discovered at a basketball court by Cameroonian NBA player Mbah a Moute who mentored him. Thus, to start his career as a professional player, he moved to the USA at 16.

While in the States, he started playing basketball at Montverde Academy and later at Rock School. The four-time NBA All-Star then attended the University of Kansas in 2013 before being drafted in 2014.

Joel Embiid’sin an interview along with his mother, Christine Embiid.

The Philadelphia 76ers picked him as the third overall player for the 2014 NBA Draft in round 1. But some unfortunate events happened right before his draft. He lost his only brother in the accident as well as got injured.

Joel’s loyalty to his late brother to become a well-known basketball player and make the late brother proud encouraged him in those tough times. Similarly, he also wanted to make his parents proud.

Christine Embiid’s Son Joel: Rise to Fame Story

Ever since Joel took a step ahead to become a successful basketball player, his parents, especially Joel’s mother, dreamt of seeing Joel in a league and seeing his match.

He made his official debut in the 76ers season opener against Oklahoma City Thunder on 26 October 2016.

Soon after a few months, he was named in World Team for the 2017 Rising Star Challenge and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, among others.

Soon he became the established player in the 76ers and became the next face of the NBA after Lebrun James. He is an unquestioned leader of the Sixers. He had even played for Cameroon national team.

Joel Embiid and His love for Philadelphia 76ers

Hoel is a fantastic basketball player, but he is also a remarkable human being. The response of his team Sixers towards him is always positive. Not only by the team, but the reaction he gets from fans is also excellent.

For a long time, Embiid means a lot to the 76ers. But, even Joel’s goal is to remain for one team Sixers his entire career, like late Kobe Bryant, who stayed for his team Lakers throughout his career. 

Joel Embiid in action.
Joel Embiid in action.

He has this unconditional love with Sixers that is hard to explain. In return for that love and fame, he wants to remain with Sixers forever as a reward.

 Due to his humorous and accommodating nature, he has a great fan following on social media sites. Joel has 4.9 million followers on Instagram and 1.9 million followers on Twitter.

Christine Embiid: Net Worth

Joel Embiid‘s mother’s profession is not known, but her son Joel is a millionaire. Joel earns quite a good amount of money which helps them to live a luxurious lifestyle.

Embiid, in 2017 signed a rich five-year contract extension of $146.5 million

For Joel, all the money he agreed on in his contract is not only for him and not just about getting rich. The 76ers center has something else also planned. A specific part of his net worth is for his parents’ foundation in their country Cameroon.

Over there, in his native country, there is a lot of poverty, and this foundation is to help all those vulnerable people.

Christine Embiid’s son Joel’s earning is around $100,775,877 and has an estimated net worth of $40 million in 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What languages do Joel Embiid and his parents speak?

Joel Embiid‘s family speaks a regional language called Basaa. They speak English and French as well. 

How many grandchildren Christine’s mother has?

Christine Embiid is a proud grandmother of Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid.

Christian son Joel and his girlfriend Anne De Paula welcomed their first son in September 2020.

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