Philadelphia 76ers’ star player, Joel Embiid, recently exchanged vows with his long-time girlfriend, Anne de Paula, in a lavish wedding ceremony held in the upscale enclave of The Hamptons on July 22, 2023. The couple’s love story began five years ago, thanks to a mutual friend’s introduction.
Love Born from Soccer Enthusiasm
De Paula, 28, is a Rio de Janeiro-born Brazilian model who rose to fame by appearing in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2018. Before their paths crossed, both Joel Embiid and Anne de Paula were passionate about soccer. The towering 7-foot center from Cameroon and the Brazilian-born Sports Illustrated swimsuit model found common ground in their shared love for the sport. De Paula is a soccer enthusiast since childhood and even played goalkeeper as a child.
Joel Embiid’s wedding marks the pinnacle of his remarkable year, adding to his list of accomplishments as the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player. The 2023 season proved truly unforgettable for the charismatic athlete. He clinched his second consecutive NBA scoring title with an impressive average of 33 points per game, while maintaining an outstanding record of 10 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Embiid’s stellar performance earned him the Eastern Conference Player of the Month title three times during the season. Joel Embiid finally earned MVP honors after finishing second to Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic for consecutive seasons.
The wedding festivities took place in the exclusive and opulent community of The Hamptons, nestled on Long Island’s prestigious coastline, a picturesque backdrop for the couple’s special day.
In September 2020, Joel Embiid and Anne de Paula had a baby, Arthur Elijah de Paula Embiid. The couple’s journey from soccer enthusiasts to NBA superstar and celebrated model culminated in a fairy-tale wedding, capturing hearts around the world. Joel Embiid’s triumphs extend beyond the basketball court, as he finds lasting happiness with his soulmate, Anne de Paula. Embiid’s life continues to be an inspiration to fans and admirers alike, proving that dreams do come true. Joel Embiid and his stunning bride begin this new chapter in their lives.