SJ - September 25, 2020
On Thursday Joel Embiid and Anne de Paula welcomed a baby boy they named Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid. The 76ers center made the surprise announcement about the birth of his son with his swimsuit model girlfriend.
Embiid shared a picture of himself holding the "Little Process." Several athletes flooded his comment section with congratulations. Anne hasn't posted anything as of yet.
From TMZ Sports:
NBA superstar Joel Embiid and model girlfriend Anne de Paula just welcomed their first child together ... making the surprise announcement Thursday!!
The news comes as a shock to many who didn't even know the couple was expecting ... but the new parents decided to go public as their baby boy,
The name is important to the Embiid family -- Joel's younger brother, Arthur, died at age 13 in 2014.
"We are so blessed and fortunate to welcome our little boy in this family," the Sixers center said on Instagram.
And, in true Embiid fashion ... daddy had jokes.
"First of 11 or more? Trying to convince her but I’m not winning so far. I’m just trying to build a soccer team but for real I’m so excited for the future and my life has a new meaning."
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Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid 👶 We are so blessed and fortunate to welcome our little boy in this family. First of 11 or more? Trying to convince her but I’m not winning so far. I’m just trying to build a soccer team but for real I’m so excited for the future and my life has a new meaning. Kudos to @annedepaula_ for being so strong and giving me the Greatest Gift our life can offer #GodisGood
Embiid might not have figured out how to win in the playoffs, and maybe he never will, but he's figured out how to win off the court.