Joel Embiid’s Wife: Everything That You Need To Know

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Joel Embiid’s longtime girlfriend and now wife, Anne De Paula, is a popular 29 years-old Brazilian model, social media influencer, and internet sensation.

She also won Sports Illustrated Magazine’s ‘Swimsuit Model Search competition in 2017. The sensational couple, Joel and Anne, have a baby together.

Joel Embiid- a Cameroonian-French professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, was drafted by the 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The couple met at a restaurant in New York City through a mutual friend and developed a friendship.

But do you know everything about Anne De Paula and her relationship with Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid's Wife and Joel Embiid
Anne De Paula and Joel Embiid (Source: Instagram)

Through this article, you will know who Anne De Paula is, her career, her net worth, her relationship with Embiid, her kids, and more.

So, make sure to read the article until the end and find out everything you need to know about her. Let’s start with some quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Anne De Paula
Nick Name Anne 
Age 29
Birthdate March 31, 1995
Birthplace  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mother’s Name Leila De Paula
Father’s Name Rod De Paula
Siblings Not available
Marital Status Married
Husband Joel Embiid
Husband’s profession Basketball player
Children One son, Arthur Embiid
Religion Christianity
Nationality Brazillian
Size 32-24-35
Height 5’9” (175 cm)
Weight  57 kg (130 lbs)
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Shoe Size 8(US)
Tattoos No
Zodiac Sign Aries
Profession Model
Currently signed with Wilhelmina Models
Salary Under Review
Net Worth around $14 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Joel Embiid’s Jersey, Joel Embiid Rookie Card
Last Update May, 2024 

Who is Joel Embiid’s Wife? 

Anne De Paula, a gorgeous Brazilian lady, is Joel Embiid’s wife, who started dating Joel Embiid in 2018. The couple met at a New York City dinner through a mutual friend.

The pair made their first public appearance in October 2018. However, in the beginning, they kept their love life private on social media.

Anne De Paula, the wife of Joel Embiid (Source: Facebook)

She is now the mother of his child named, Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid, born in September 2020.

Do Anne De Paula and Joel Embiid Have Kids Together?

On September 17, 2020, Paula gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The NBA player Joel Embiid announced their baby’s birth on Twitter and Instagram.

He added a little humor stating, “First of 11 or more? Trying to convince her, but I’m not winning so far.” Further, he added that all he is trying is to build a soccer team. 

Anne De Paula with her son Arthur (Source: Facebook)

The couple has named their baby boy Arthur. Sources claim that Arthur is named after Embiid’s late younger brother, who passed away in 2014 in Cameroon in a car crash.

Short Wiki on Joel Embiid: Career, Net Worth, and More

Joel Embiid is a professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. 

Born on March 16, 1994, the Cameroonian NBA player is currently only 30 years old. 

He is famous as an excellent player and is loved by all. His outstanding career achievements make him a massive fortune for himself. 

Embiid’s estimated net worth is $60 Million

Besides, Joel also does various endorsements, which help him earn extra. In 2017, he signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers for $178 million, still active.

On August 17, 2021, Embiid signed a four-year, $196 million extension with the 76ers

The basketball player has a height of 7 feet and an athletic build. He weighs about 127kg.

He is of black ethnicity, and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Anne De Paula with her boyfriend Joel (Source: Instagram)

As for social media, Joel Embiid is on Twitter as @JoelEmbiid. He is also on Instagram as @joelembiid. 

Joel usually keeps his social media professional and shares his matches and games. However, he sometimes talks about Anne De Paula and their baby, Arthur.

He has 2.1M followers on Twitter and 5.9M followers on Instagram. So you can follow him to know more about him and his games.

What was Joel Embiid’s Wife, Anna De Paula’s Early Life and Family Like? 

Anne De Paula was born on March 21, 1995, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Her father’s name is Rod De Paula, and her mother is Leila De Paula. Unfortunately, there is no information available about her siblings. 

Some say that her mother is a radiologist and her father is a nurse, but it is unclear.

Anne is very private about her family. However, the gorgeous model still shares pictures with her parents on social media. 

Joel Embiid's Wife with her parents
Anne De Paula with her parents (Source: Instagram)

Both of her parent’s accounts are set to private. If you wish to find out more about her parents, you can follow them on Instagram.

Rod De Paula: Instagram

Leila De Paula: Instagram


Growing up in Rio De Janeiro, Anne was very fond of soccer in her early childhood. However, it was her father who had encouraged her to play soccer.

Anne used to play soccer for her school team. She had even represented her city. Sources say that he wanted her to become a soccer player.

On the contrary, Anne’s mother wanted her to try out modeling. So, at 13, Anne gave up soccer and started modeling. 

Anne’s mother introduced her to the ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.’ She then started working for it and dreamt of becoming a bikini model. 

Anne De Paula: Career

Five years later, Anne’s career officially took off when she made her SI Swimsuit debut in the 2017 SI Swimsuit model search.

Anne became the winner of the SI Swimsuit Model Search Contest 2017.

On winning the contest, Anne mentioned that coming from Brazil, it was tough for her to leave her country and be able. 

“It’s a dream come true for me, and it’s the best birthday present ever,”

Anne said, whose birthday also happened to be on the same week the results were announced. 

Anne De Paula modeling (Source: Facebook)

Winning the contest subsequently increased her followers and gained a fabulous media presence. 

She was also the first SI Swimsuit 2018 rookie and guaranteed her spot in the steamy SI Magazine. 

She was also featured in SI Swimsuit Magazine, in 2019. Her images showed great glamour and beauty and stunned her audience. 

Anne is signed with the New York City-based modeling agency ‘Wilhelmina Models.’

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Anne De Paula: Age, Body Measurements, and More

Joel Embiid’s wife turned 29 this March. 

Anne De Paula has a bold personality; standing 5 foot 9 inches tall, she weighs about 57 kg.

The gorgeous swimsuit model has a stunning figure with body measurements (chest-waist-hip) of 34-26-35. 

Gorgeous Anne De Paula (Source: Instagram)

Anne looks dreamy with her brown hair and beautiful dark brown eyes. Her shoe size is 9.5 (US). The model does not have any tattoos. Her zodiac sign is Aries. 


Joel Embiid and Anne De Paula had a dog named Klaus. However, Klaus passed away last year. Anne and Joel were very close to Klaus. 

Joel posted on his Social Media expressing his condolences upon Klaus’ death, whereas Anne said that Klaus would be loved forever. 

Anne De Paula with her dog Klaus (Source: Facebook)

Klaus was a part of their family, and we are so sorry for their loss. R.I.P Klaus Hinkie De Paula Embiid 

Who has Joel Embiid’s Wife dated in the past? 

Anne De Paula: Dating History

Apart from her modeling career, Anne has also constantly stayed in the limelight of media because of her dating history with Danny O’Donoghue

That’s correct. Before marrying Embiid, the Brazillian babe was with the Irish singer and songwriter Danny O’Donoghue.

Danny is also the lead vocalist of a rock bank named ‘The Script.’ They started dating in 2015 after working together on a music video titled ‘No Good in Goodbye.’ 

Initially, they kept their relationship low-key. Finally, after three years, Danny made a red carpet debut with his model girlfriend Anne in December 2017 at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Danny ODonoghue (Source: Instagram)

That was their first public appearance together. Apart from that, the couple made a few public appearances together before breaking up in 2018

Anne and Danny had a bitter separation after being together for four years. The break-up created quite a buzz on social media after Danny’s sister commented on Anne’s Instagram.  

Whatsoever, Anne soon started dating Joel Embiid and is living a happy life now.

Now that Anne and Joel have a kid, fans also hope the couple will tie the knot and marry soon.

However, it is not our place to comment, so we hope the pair does whatever fits best for them and lives happily. 

How much does Joel Embiid’s Wife earn?

Net Worth

Anne has been accumulating most of her wealth through her successful modeling career.

She has also endorsed famous brands like Fallon Jewelry, Berta, Hemingways Collection, etc.  

Anne’s Net Worth is estimated to be between $14 million

Besides, the information about her salary, houses, cars, etc., is still under review. 

Is Joel Embiid’s Wife on Social Media?

Social Media

At present, Brazilian beauty is on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has millions of followers altogether. 

If you guys are curious about her and her lifestyle, feel free to follow her on her following accounts: 

Facebook: Anne de Paula (2.6M followers)

Instagram: @annedepaula ( 233k followers)

Twitter: @AnnedePaula_ (7,309 followers)

Anne does not have a YouTube channel yet.

However, her videos are posted on YouTube by various channels, including the official channel of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. As a result, all her videos are viral.

The popularity Curve

Anne De Paula hasn’t been out of trend since the beginning of her career. She makes it to the internet headlines for her popularity.

Anne's-popularity -in-the-United-States -in -past-12-months
Anne’s popularity in the United States in the past 12 months (Source: Google)

Joel Embiid’s Wife: Frequently Asked Questions

Are Joel Embiid and Anne De Paula married? 

No, the NBA star Joel Embiid and Anne De Paula are not married. However, they live together and have a son named Arthur together. They have been together since 2018. 

How did Anne de Paula and Joel Embiid meet?

In 2018, Anne and Joel met with a mutual friend when they attended the same dinner in New York City.

Therefore, we can say that Anne De Paula and Joel Embiid’s meeting each other was coincidental. 

Is Joel Embiid a US citizen?

Joel Embiid is originally from Cameroon and later obtained citizenship in France. He currently holds American and French Citizenship.

What was the Joel Embiid Tweet?

Embiid tweeted, “Miami needs another Star,” in May 2022. The post has over 114,000 likes and 5,000 comments in less than 24 hours. Ironically, the 76ers lost the next match.

Are Embiid and Anne de Paula still together?

Yes, Embiid and Anne De Paula are still together. They have a son, born in September 2020, name Arthur. However, they haven’t married yet.

How did Joel embiid meet Anne de Paula?

Joel Embiid met Anne De Paula through a mutual friend at a dinner in New York City in 2018. Initially, they didn’t interact, but eventually, they became friends, and the relationship started as a friendship.

Is Joel Embiid a Hall of Famer?

Joel Embiid is not a Hall of Famer. Embiid is the third Sixers player to win a scoring title. He was second in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting in February 2021.

Who is Joel Embiid’s baby’s mother?

Joel Embiid’s baby’s mother is Anne de Paula, his longtime girlfriend. Embiid took to social media to share the news. The Sixers star thanked his girlfriend for giving him the greatest gift.


Aayusha Bhattarai

Aayusha Bhattarai is a dedicated writer with a passion for uncovering the fascinating stories behind athletes' lives. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she brings readers on a journey through the triumphs, struggles, and inspirations of their favorite players.


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