Christine Embiid is known as the mother of NBA player Joel Embiid. He has been a member of the Philadelphia 76ers since being picked third overall in 2014. Christine is originally from Cameroon and works as a housewife.
|First and last name||Christine Embiid|
|Country of birth||Cameroon|
|Sexual orientation||Straight ahead|
|Number of children||3|
Married to a soldier
Christine is married to a military officer, Thomas Embiid. Thomas used to play handball. He was deeply concerned about his family’s food and living conditions. Even though they were not rich, they provided their children with everything they needed. The couple is still in love and celebrating their son’s achievement. Initially, Joel’s parents wanted him to become a doctor and were not interested in the NBA.
One of her children died in an accident.
Christine raised three children: two boys, Joel and Arthur, and a daughter, Muriel. Her three children were all raised in Yaounde, Cameroon. The family was devastated by the loss of his youngest son Arthur on October 17, 2014. He was involved in a serious accident. He was only 13 years old when he was hit by a vehicle in Cameroon. Arthur was always his mother’s favorite, according to Joel.
The impact of Arthur’s death
The fear of a mother who has lost her child is indescribable. Christine has had to deal with the loss of Arthur from the day he died, and it is hard for her to deal with to this day and it continues to affect her. It was difficult for everyone in the family. Joel considered giving up basketball because his younger brother’s death had injured him. He was in America and hadn’t seen his younger brother in four years.
In honor of Arthur, the Arthur Embiid & Angels Foundation helps impoverished children in Cameroon. Joel named his child in honor of his late brother. Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid is his son.
How Joel Became an NBA Superstar
Joel was originally strong in volleyball and aspired to play in Europe, despite his birth in Cameroon, where basketball had little fame and media coverage. He didn’t play basketball until his eyes were drawn to Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals vs. the Celtics, where he found inspiration. Joel didn’t have the courage to attend a camp sponsored by Cameroon-born NBA star Luc Mbah a Moute because he was unfamiliar with the basketball rules, but his volleyball coach encouraged him to enroll.
He distinguished himself and was eventually asked to participate in Basketball Without Borders (BWB). His father initially wanted him to pursue a volleyball career in Europe, but he was eventually persuaded and allowed to join the Montverde Academy in Florida. With constant practice, his talent increased dramatically, and the rest is history.
Joel is happily married to his model girlfriend.
Joel has a love affair with his girlfriend, model Anne De Paula, whom he met in 2018 over dinner in New York City through a mutual acquaintance. They started their connection as friends. Joel and his girlfriend had several things in common that kept them together. They had to deal with time every day and their friendship grew into love.
As a mother, she influenced her son’s NBA career and is proud of his achievements. His never-say-that mentality got him where he is today. He has built up a considerable wealth of: