Who Are Benjamin Oakley And Zoe Simmons? Bill Simmons Kids

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Bill Simmons and his wife, Kari, share two kids, Benjamin Oakley and Zoe Simmons. The two are on their way to marking their names as professionals.

Just like their dad, Bill’s kids are massive sports fans, truly living up to the saying ‘like father, like kids.’

Bill Simmons, An English Television Personality
Bill Simmons, An English Television Personality (Source: Instagram)

Bill Simmons, an American television personality, has established himself as a significant figure in the media industry. 

Gaining fame as “The Boston Sports Guy,” he commenced his career working with ESPN from 2001 to 2015. 

During his time with ESPN, Bill provided coverage for ESPN.com, becoming one of the country’s most widely read sports writers.

Likewise, the sportswriter later served as editor-in-chief of Grantland, delivering top-notch content on sports and pop culture.

Bill later founded The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, in 2016.

There, he hosts The Bill Simmons Podcast, conducting interviews with professional athletes, Hollywood personalities, and other friends and family.

Who Are Bill Simmons Kids?

Bill Simmons and his wife, Kari Simmons, have been together for over two decades. As per reports, the two exchanged wedding rings in 1999. 

Together, the couple share two kids- a daughter, Zoe Simmons, and a son, Benjamin Oakley Simmons.

Bill Simmons’ kids inherit his passion for sports as both of his kids are actively engaged in athletic pursuits. 

His daughter, Zoe (born 2005), plays soccer at Crossroads Schools, and for the next season, she will be attending Emerson College. 

Bill Simmons With His Daughter Before And After Picture
Bill Simmons With His Daughter Before And After Picture (Source: Instagram)

Zoe’s journey in sports unfolded remarkably, earning the Rookie of the Year and 1st-team All-League title as a freshman and securing the MVP and 1st-team All-League during her senior year. 

As a proud father, Ben shared his joy on Instagram, applauding his daughter’s noteworthy achievements.

Interestingly, Zoe, too, shares her father’s enthusiasm, especially for podcasts.

Along with her best friend, Ella, she launched a podcast named “Teen Patrol,” where they actively discuss about the latest teen culture events. 

Likewise, Bill’s second kid, Benjamin (born 2007), plays varsity football at Harvard-Westlake.

Bonding over their love for sports, the father-son duo attends various games together, from NFL matchups to UFC events.

More About His Family: Parents And Siblings

Bill Simmons, born on September 25, 1968, is the only child of William Simmons Jr. and Jan Corbo. He grew up alongside his biological parents in Marlborough and Brookline.

However, after his parents divorced when he was 9, Bill moved to live with his mother in Stamford, Connecticut.

Bill Simmons With His Parents
Bill Simmons With His Parents (Source: Instagram)

Later, his father remarried Molly Clark, a doctor. Moreover, his father, William (b: 1946), referred to as “The Sports Dad,” was the superintendent of schools in Easton, Massachusetts for about 15 years.

Based on his mother’s LinkedIn, she works as a sales manager at Gearys Beverly Hills.

Today, his parents are proud of the height he has reached in his career and acknowledge them for their support.

Utsana Thapa
Utsana Thapa

Utsana Thapa

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