Joel Embiid’s Son, Arthur Embiid Details

The three times All-NBA team honourary receiver Joel Embiid welcomed his son Arthur Embiid on the 17th of September 2020.

Fatherhood changes a man, makes him do things he has never done before, and most importantly, gives him immeasurable happiness.

Joel has started changing his ways and his habits which can be noticed in his plays.

Arthur Embiid's first photo
Arthur Embiid’s first-ever photo (Source: Twitter)

After the birth of his son, Arthur, Joel has changed his eating habits and has started taking care of himself more. As basketball fans, close friends, and teammates have noticed, he has changed his decision on and off the court.

He has also grown as a person; he is making more mature decisions as a good father would.

Through this article, we will provide you with more details about Joel Embiid‘s son, Arthur. So stay will us till the end.

Quick Facts

Full NameArthur Elijah de Paula Embiid
Date of BirthSept 17, 2020
Birth PlaceUnited States
Nick NameNone 
EthnicityBlack & Latin
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age2 Years Old
Weight8.8 lbs (at the time of birth)
Hair ColorN/A
Eye ColorN/A
Father’s NameJoel Embiid
Mother’s NameAnne de Paula
Grandfather’s NameThomas Embiid
Grandmother’s NameChristine Embiid
Net WorthNot Available
Social MediaNot Available
Merch of Joel EmbiddJersey, T-shirt
Last UpdateNovember, 2022

Joel Embiid’s Son, Arthur Embiid: Early Life

Being born the son of an NBA star, Arthur must be living a lavish life. He has a caring and supportive father paired with a beautiful mother.

Arthur Embiid was born on September 17th, 2020, which makes him a Virgo.

Joel named his son Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid in the loving memory of his late brother Arthur who died in 2014. Joel’s brother’s death news struck the player just 3 months before being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

His death resulted from a road accident; he was hit by a truck and unfortunately died at the early age of 13.

Arthur Embiid’s Education

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

Embiid wants to be an excellent example for young Arthur. Joel wants Arthur to grow up and see him at his prime, at his peak performance. 

Joel Embiid’s Son, Arthur Embiid: Age, Weight, and Height

Arthur was born a healthy child to father Joel Embiid and his mother, Anne de Paula. At the time of birth, Arthur weighed 8.8 pounds. His weight is quite above the average for a newborn in the United States. Perhaps he was born to be a giant like his father.

As for other physical features, the couple has not revealed anything about it.

Soon, we will update you about it once we retrieve the information.

Arthur Embiid’s Parents

Father, Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid has been a Cameroonian professional basketball player in the NBA league since 2014. He is one of those players who refuse to give up and always strive for excellence. His determination and resilience can be matched by only a few NBA players.

Joel has been the victim of injuries throughout his career, especially in the early days playing for the Philadelphia 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 the eldest son of a military officer father, Thomas Embiid, and his mother, Christine Embiid. His father was a handball player.

Joel Embiid celebrating
Joel Embiid celebrating after a dunk (Source:

He had a younger brother, Arthur Embiid, who tragically died in a road accident. Other than his younger brother, he is often related to Muriel Embiid, his younger sister with who 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 in the University of Kansas, where he continued playing basketball but only for a year.

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

Due to his late recovery from injury, he missed his debut season set for 2014/15. Later he made his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on the 4th of October, 2016.

He played his first match for the Sixers playing against the Boston Celtics.

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

Mother, Anne de Paula

Early life

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

The Brazillian model is 5 feet 9 inches (175cm) tall and weighs about 130 pounds (59 kg).

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.

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 football at the age of 8.

Anne spent most of her childhood playing soccer with boys, which resulted in her growing up as a tomboy. 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 the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue after she had started modeling, which inspired her to pursue a career to become a bikini model.

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 Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Model Search competition.

Arthur's mother Anne de Paula
Anne de Paula posing during a photoshoot (Source:

As of now, she has signed in with Wilhelmina Models, a New York-based modeling and talent agency.

She gained this achievement in 2017, after which she was also featured in the Sports Illustrated magazine’s issue of 2018 February. After posing for such an esteemed model magazine, she turned herself into a successful bikini model.

The incident gained her a massive fan following; her social media accounts grew overnight.

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 together. 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 was seen together for the first time in China when Joel played in the NBA China Games in October of 2018.

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

Arthur Embiid’s Net Worth

Information regarding the infant’s net worth is not available, 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 Embidd’s More Than Close Relationship With His Father

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

The player landed on his left foot and somehow managed to get his keen bent backward slightly, which might have hurt so badly. The MRI reports indicated 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, who sleeps every night, woke up suddenly and started crying. Anne claimed that Arthur woke up crying hysterically, almost like he had a nightmare.

Anne de Paula was watching her husband’s match against the Washington Wizards and was worried sick 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 that 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 further added, “It almost felt like, with their connection, Arthur sensed something was going on.”

Just 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 that he is kind of bummed about not being home every day. Further, he added that he missed his wife and his newborn very much.

He also claimed that being a father has been great nevertheless.

The NBA star further 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.

Moreover, he said that just watching his son grow every single day makes him better.

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 that he had noticed something different after his dad got to meet Arthur Embiid. “I’ve never seen him smile my whole life.” Joel reportedly told Anne.

Joel told his wife, Anne, that his father has been smiling all over the place. Furthermore, 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 Joel’s dad’s life.

How Fatherhood Has Changed Joel

Fellow teammates and other people have reportedly said that he has improved his game after becoming a father and that his playstyle has matured.

People have noticed that he has improved his clutch play and his capability to play side-by-side and in sync with fellow teammate Ben Simmons. People also claim that he has improved his work ethic.

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were players considered ineffective as a duo despite their great personal game. However, in the present day, they are considered the main reason for the Philadelphia 76ers’ success this season.

“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 Reach

Young Arthur does not have dedicated social media accounts.

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.

Furthermore, 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)

On the other hand, the tweet from his father captioned a joke that he is trying to build a football team of children.

Also that Arthur is the first one out of 11 he needs for a team. An absolute dad move, making a dad joke regarding Arthur Embiid’s birth. You can follow his parents from the link down below:

Joel Embiid Instagram: 4.9 million followers

Anne de Paula Instagram: 240k followers

Joel Embiid Twitter: 1.9 million followers

Anne de Paula Twitter: 7.1k followers

Joel Embiid Facebook: 827k followers

Anne de Paula Facebook: 2.7 million followers

(Note: The number of followers on their social media is as of September 2021.)

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 later brother 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.

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