Joel Embiid Means Business: 76ers star confabulates on love, life & basketball

Joel and Anne are in love/

Joel and Anne deeply in love.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

PHILLY — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid melted some hearts this week when he said his 3-year relationship with Anne de Paula is more than copulation. It’s also a serendipitous love story anchored by a “beautiful friendship.” Aww, ain’t that cute? The 7-foot Cameroonian and the Brazilian supermodel were featured in ESPN’s May cover story on Thursday. If you recall, the celebrity lovebirds welcomed their first child together — a son, Arthur — back in September.

“We FaceTimed every day for a while,” Anne told ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne. “[Joel] just has this personality where he wants to motivate you. His friends, his family and now with Arthur — he pushes all of us to be the best of ourselves. That’s the type of person you want to have around.”

Joel, 27, named Arthur after his brother who was killed in an auto accident in 2014.

Joel, who’s nicknamed “The Process,” disseminated photos of Arthur via Instagram shortly after he was born with a lengthy caption claiming he wants at least a dozen children — enough to field a youth soccer team. “We are so blessed and fortunate to welcome our little boy in this family,” he wrote.

“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 Anne for being so strong and giving me the Greatest Gift our life can offer.”

Joel and Anne, 26, met at a soirée in New York in 2018 through a mutual friend.

She had no idea he was an NBA player which proves she’s not a gold digger.

Joel and Anne also have plenty in common.

They both love soccer and they speak French.

Is it time for Joel to put a ring on it?

To read his ESPN feature titled “Joel Embiid Means Business,” CLICK HERE!

Watch the cover story.

Share your thoughts.


  1. Chocolate Bacon

    They look so happy together

  2. My favorite player in basketball right now getting how own story amazing

  3. Fat Meat Greasy

    she’s not black……… why am i not surprised

  4. White woman is hot lol


  6. The best thing he ever did was not date an American Black woman…all they do is ruin lives…that’s why during slavery they was put in power by slave masters to keep the black men in check…same thing they do now to the black communities black men in general

  7. Thats a bad white girl tho lol.

  8. Love this dude! He’s just a big kid, having fun…but at the same time, he’s getting serious now!

  9. @bob jones: Black women don’t care about who BM date! Keep our names out your mouth and stop bashing us on nonexistent hate. Its 2021, we see interracial couples now.

  10. Jesus Shuttlesworth

    stick to your own

  11. No one bashed Tom Brady for marrying a Brazilian yet when a black guy does it they lose their minds.

  12. Michael Hewitt

    This is no secret. The majority of Black men from other countries date/marry white women when they get to the states. It’s to my surprise that other black men in the US would be phased by this…LOL!!!

  13. Edward Russell

    Joel Embiid wanted to date r&b singer Rihanna but she rejected him and she turn him down after she told him call me when you became an All-Star. I remember that. Once he became an All-Star he turn her down on national TV. He wasn’t going to wait on her and for what for wasting his time. And i don’t blame him. Now people are going in on him because he’s dating and seeing different women. That’s his business. So let him live his life the way he wants to. Rihanna rejected him and turn him down. But there are other women out there. And he didn’t have time to wait on Rihanna. He moved on with his life. Good for him.

  14. Dammm his girl look good lol

  15. Sensible, confident, black men with self-respect despise and mock other black men who seem to scrape the bottom of the barrel when seeking partners outside of their race. The sad thing is that most of the men who do choose “non-black” partners do scrape the bottom of the barrel. I think that is what irks and embarrasses those who oppose these sensible men as they are usually low- standard, bottom feeders themselves.

  16. Trust the process.

  17. Joshua Collins

    I am happy for him . Love is love.

  18. As a black woman I don’t care, I only support black unions 🖤and not to focus on interracial couples. As black ppl in general shouldn’t give energy to this 🤷🏾‍♀️ it’s pointless

  19. David Colmenero

    Thats right Ramona we see you 💯

  20. do you really think she would be with that nigga if he wasn’t in the league??? SMFH

  21. Stop hating on my boyy!!!

  22. Simeon Anderson

    Do ya thang embiid be careful tho ….

  23. I didn’t know he lost his little brother when he was 20…. That’s so hard to comperhend especially if you are foreigner and you want to be with your family after that… Hate to see him hurt so often.

  24. Anthony Barnes

    My people are racist when it comes to relationships (just like everyone else).

  25. Damn let the nigga live. Who cares if the Cameroonian wanted some brazilian booty? It’s His life. Not mine nor anyones

  26. Where was this energy when Serena married a white dude🤔

  27. Take pride in being Black people. No other race has melanin in there skin. This allows us to be in the sun and live longer. 💯

  28. she about to take half his shit

  29. She’s fine , but please no marriage……….. HELL NO !!!

  30. @C Boogie: SMH…Bro why y’all hating damn it ain’t y’all to say who some should or shouldn’t marry crazy to think ppl think their comment are gonna change what others do in relationships

  31. If he wasn’t a rich baller, this female wouldn’t have given him a second look. I don’t feel sorry for these ballers and who think they’re getting a prize when they hook up with white trophies. She’s got the baby now and that’s double assurance of getting a nice payoff when this is done. It’s 2021, I’ll give this 4 more years….

  32. @Real Realtor: She’s NOT White! She’s Brazilian you dumb fuck!

  33. White,black,Latin,gray,blue,purple. All females require money from men, so why pick on this guy. If he would’ve chose a black woman, she would’ve felt entitled to his money too.

  34. Official Zxans

    the beauty and the beast…

  35. She loves him for his personality & looks im sure.

  36. @good fellas: has nothing to do with money…. dark skin men are in demand

  37. As a brown skin black woman. I think dark skin men are attractive, and even other shades of black men. All black women don’t have a color issue. It’s the bone structure of a person face that makes them attractive, not the color of their skin. There are a lot of gorgeous black men that are very dark. I don’t pick black men based on the color of their skin, because all shades of black is beautiful. Beside I want my future children to look like me and their father.

  38. Gold diggers is a real thing. We all know if he didn’t have millions.. nvm

  39. A lot of jealous blacks in the comments she’s Gorgeous

  40. These Athletes never learn….rule 1 get a vasectomy. Rule 2 don’t get married. At least not until retirement

  41. Pre-nup bruh

  42. I hope she doesn’t make them sign a prenup

  43. No way in the word he would get that tuna box if he wasn’t in the NBA. He knows it and he has to go to the alter knowing it too. Yep, I’m hating because I have no tuna box to nibble on.

  44. Mary jane James

    I hear eddy murphy: she’s gonna take halfffffffff of all your money🤣🤣🤣🤣.

  45. she dont love that nigga

    she about her paper

  46. These IG thots got another victim a black athlete.

  47. Timothy Jacobs: She’s a model, she already had her own money.

  48. malick TJ Matiabeyuwi

    Black seed is chosen first. Other nations are nothing. Bible says clear interracial marriage is forbidden. Better marry within your race. Cos Most High will judge them whether you are rich or poor. Great Yahweh God of Heaven is most powerful black man and Even Yawashi yeshua christ is righteous Black man who died for our sins. So as angels of Heaven and 12 tribes of Israel are special Black people scattered in all 4 corners of Earth 🌎. All Great Yah’s people should love their own people than chasing other nations women cos Most High hate that. He will judge them according to his law at the last day.

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