Joel Embiid’s Son, Arthur Embiid Details

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Joel Embiid and his girlfriend, Anne, welcomed their son Arthur Embiid on the 17th of September 2020. Joel is a professional basketball player who plays as a center for the 76ers and is a five-time NBA All-Star.

Fatherhood changes a man; it makes him do things he has never done before and gives him immeasurable happiness.

Joel has started changing his ways and habits, which can be noticed if you aren’t his new follower.

Arthur With His Parents
Arthur With His Parents (Source: Instagram)

After the birth of his son, Arthur, Joel has changed his eating habits and has started taking care of himself more.

His basketball fans, close friends, and teammates have noticed that he has changed his decision on and off the court.

He has also grown, making more mature decisions as any good father would.

This article will provide more details about Joel Embiid’s son, Arthur. So stay with us till the end.

Quick Facts

Full Name Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid
Date Of Birth September 17, 2020
Birth Place United States
Nick Name None 
Religion Christianity
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Black & Latin
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Age 3 Years Old
Education N/A
Height N/A
Weight 4 kg/8.8 lb. (At The Time Of Birth)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Father’s Name Joel Embiid
Mother’s Name Anne De Paula
Grandfather’s Name Thomas Embiid
Grandmother’s Name Christine Embiid
Siblings None
Net Worth Not Available
Joel’s Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Early Life

Being born as the son of an NBA star, Arthur must be living a lavish life. He is blessed with a caring and supportive father and a beautiful and equally loving mother.

Arthur Embiid was born on September 17th, 2020, which makes his horoscope sign Virgo.

Joel named his son Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid in the loving memory of his late brother Arthur who died in 2014 in a road accident; he was hit by a truck and unfortunately died at the early age of 13.

His brother’s death news struck the player just three months before the 76ers selected him in the 2014 NBA Draft.


As for education, we do not have any information regarding young Arthur’s education. We are not sure whether he will be homeschooled or if he will go to a regular school.

Embiid would want his son to attend the best educational institutions available. Besides, he wants to be an excellent example for young Arthur and wants his son to grow up and see him as a role model. 

Age, Weight & Height

Arthur was born a healthy child to father, Joel Embiid, and his mother, Anne de Paula. Arthur weighed 4 kg (8.8 lb.) at the time of birth. 

As for other physical features, Arthur has black curly hair like his father, Joel, and round brown eyes.

Arthur Embiid’s Parents

Joel Embiid, The Father

Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA since 2014. He is one player who refuses to give up and always strives for excellence. His determination and resilience are second to none.

Joel has been the victim of injuries throughout his career, especially in the early days playing for the 76ers. But no matter how many times he went down, he got back up stronger and hungry for brilliance.

Early Life

Joel Embiid’s full name is Joel Hans Embiid, and people have also given him the nickname “JoJo; The Process.”

He was born in 1994, on the 16th of March, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. As for his Zodiac sign, he is Pisces.

He was born as the eldest son of a military officer and a handball player father, Thomas Embiid, and his mother, Christine Embiid.

He had a younger brother, Arthur Embiid, who tragically died in a road accident. Besides his younger brother, he has a younger sister with whom he grew up.

Joel’s parents wanted him to be a doctor, but Joel was rather interested in volleyball from an early age. At 15, he started playing basketball, and the rest is history.


Joel Embiid played high school basketball for The Rock School, a Christian Academy based in Florida. He won the state championship playing for the team.

After finishing high school, he enrolled at the University of Kansas and continued playing basketball only for a year.

Since being the third player to be selected by the 76ers on April 9th in the 2014 NBA Draft, he has not left the team for another.

Embiid In The 76ers Jersey
Embiid In The 76ers Jersey (Source:

Due to his late recovery from injury, he missed his debut 2014-15 season and was declared unfit for the 2015-16 season due to his slow recovery. Later, he debuted for the 76ers on the 4th of October, 2016, against the Celtics.

His performance showed he was more than ready for the NBA and his professional basketball career.

So far, his career stats are as follows:

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% RPG PPG
2018 Philadelphia 76ers 8 34.8 .435 .276 12.6 21.4
2019 Philadelphia 76ers 11 30.4 .428 .308 10.5 20.2
2020 Philadelphia 76ers 4 36.2 .459 .250 12.3 30.0
2021 Philadelphia 76ers 11 32.4 .513 .390 10.5 28.1
2022 Philadelphia 76ers 10 38.5 .484 .212 10.7 23.6
Career   44 34.1 .468 .297 11.1 24.0

Anne de Paula, The Mother

Early Life

A reasonably well-known name in the modeling industry, Anne de Paula is a Brazillian model who is the mother of Arthur Embiid and the wife of Joel.

Anne was born on the 31st of March, 1995, in the beautiful city of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro. She is of Brazilian nationality and Latin ethnicity. Anne is a roman catholic Christian with the birth sign Aries.

The model is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters) tall and weighs about 59 kg (130 pounds).

As most people know, Brazilians are huge soccer fans, and so was Paula’s father. He wanted her to become a soccer player, so she started playing soccer at 8.

Anne spent most of her childhood playing soccer with boys, which explains her tomboyish character during her early life. But eventually, she had to give up soccer after she started modeling at the age of 13.

Early Career

Paula’s mother introduced her to modeling and persuaded her to follow modeling as a career instead of soccer. She started doing a swimsuit photoshoot for Sports Illustrated.

She started working on different projects throughout her teenage years and early adulthood.

Aside from being famously known as Joel Embiid’s wife, she also made a name for herself after winning the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search Competition in 2017.

Arthur's mother Anne de Paula
Anne de Paula Posing During A Photoshoot (Source:

After winning the competition, she was featured in the February issue of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2018. After posing for such an esteemed model magazine, she established herself as a successful bikini model.

The win gained her a massive fan following; her social media following grew practically overnight.

She has signed in with Wilhelmina Models, a New York-based modeling and talent agency.

Past & Current Relationship

Before dating the NBA star, Anne de Paula was in a relationship with Danny O’Donoghue. Danny is the lead singer and the frontman for the band ‘The Script.’

Danny and Paula reportedly started seeing each other after working on a video project. They worked on a music video titled ‘No Good in Goodbye.’ Their relationship lasted for a total of 3 years before they publicly announced their breakup.

After that, Paula started dating Joel. The couple met through a mutual friend in New York in 2018.

They went for dinner with their friends, but the pair didn’t talk much during their first meet, and Anne claims that she didn’t know Joel was a basketball player.

They started as friends, but later they found similarities between them and fell in love with each other.

After their relationship became apparent to the public and the media, they started going out together and attending public events and shows.

Net Worth

The infant’s net worth information is unavailable, but we have figures on his parent’s net worth.

Arthur Embiid’s father has an estimated net worth of $35 million, and his mother has an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Arthur Embiid’s Relationship With His Father

On the 12th of March 2021, the 76ers had a match with the Wizards. During the game, Embiid got injured after a Meniscus tearing landing after attempting a dunk.

The player landed on his left foot and got his keen bent backward slightly, which must have hurt so badly. The MRI reported a torn meniscus, the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber.

Joel Embiid Warming Up
Joel Embiid Reacts After He Fell On The Court (Source:

During this accident, little Arthur woke up suddenly and started crying. Anne claimed that Arthur woke up crying hysterically, almost like he had a nightmare.

Paula was watching her husband’s match against the Wizards and was worried about her husband’s injury, watching him lay on the ground in pain.

That’s when Arthur woke up and started crying as if he knew his dad was in a great deal of pain.

Arthur Embiid seems to share a magical relationship with his dad, “When Arthur sees him, there is no one else in the room. It is the most beautiful thing ever.” said his mother, Anne.

She added, “It almost felt like, with their connection, Arthur sensed something was going on.”

Like a caring and responsible dad, Joel would check on his son on the baby monitor after entering the locker room, even when in pain.

Comments After A Match

After a match against the Hornets, Joel said he was bummed about not being home every day. Further, he added that he greatly missed his wife and newborn.

He claimed that being a father has been great, and watching his son grow improves him.

The NBA star added that he likes to keep his life private, so he does not want to talk much about it. “Nevertheless, it’s been an amazing experience,” claimed Joel.

Arthur’s Influence On Grandparents

Joel recalls that while growing up, he never saw his dad smile. Instead, he claims that his dad, Thomas Embiid, was a tough guy, a typical serious-faced army guy.

But he said he had noticed something different after his dad met Arthur Embiid. “I’ve never seen him smile my whole life.”

He also added that his dad’s face brightened when he got to see Arthur and when he got to hold him near.

Maybe being a grandfather was the happiest moment of Thomas’ life.

How Fatherhood Has Changed Joel

Fellow teammates and other people have reportedly said that Joel’s games have improved after becoming a father and that his playstyle has matured.

People have noticed that he has improved his clutch play and capability to play side-by-side and sync with teammates. People also claim that he has improved his work ethic.

Just like my father growing up, I saw the success that he had. I wanted to be better than him. I’ve got to set the bar high. I hope he’s able to be better than me.” told Joel in an NBC sports interview.

Social Media Presence

Young Arthur does not have dedicated social media.

You can see the post from his mother, Anne de Paula, on her Instagram about his birth. The caption read, “Welcome to the world, my little gift from God,” followed by a blessed emoji.

She also wrote a few words in Portuguese, which translates to “Welcome my little angel, we are blessed to have you in our lives, I love you,” along with a shining star emoji.

Anne Shares A Post About Arthur Embiid
Anne Shares A Post About Arthur Embiid (Source: Instagram)

The tweet from his father captioned a joke that he is trying to build a football team of children, and Arthur is the first one out of 11 he needs for a team.

An absolute dad moves, making a dad joke regarding Arthur Embiid’s birth. You can follow his parent’s social handles to get glimpses of him.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Arthur Embiid dead?

Yes. Arthur Embiid, the brother of Joel Embiid, is dead, not his son Arthur. The confusion arises from the two sharing the same name. Joel's son Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid was named after his uncle Arthur.

Is Arthur Embiid a basketball player?

Arthur, brother of Joel Embiid, was into basketball, not to be confused with his newborn Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid. But we can safely assume that the child is more likely to follow in his father's footsteps than any other career, being born an NBA star's son.

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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