Joel Embiid’s wife Anne De Paula is a Brazilian model who gained recognition after winning Sports Illustrated’s ‘Swimsuit Model Search’ in 2017. The pair met in 2018, through a mutual friend at dinner in New York City. Their relationship started as a strong friendship and evolved over time. The couple welcomed their first child, Arthur, in September 2020, which added a new dimension to their life together.
The Wedding Details
Their wedding was an intimate affair. The pair were married in the Hamptons on July 22, 2023. It marked a significant milestone, bringing together their personal and professional lives. Joel Embiid’s wedding was a grand affair marked by the presence of famous guests and memorable performances. Four of Embiid’s Philadelphia 76ers teammates, including Tobias Harris, De’Anthony Melton, Georges Niang, and Tyrese Maxey, were spotted at the event. Notably absent was James Harden. The couple was serenaded by renowned singer Brian McKnight, who performed his single “Back at One”. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill also graced the event with a performance.
Anne De Paula’s Career
Anne De Paula gained prominence by winning the Sports Illustrated ‘Swimsuit Model Search’ in 2017. She began modeling at a young age, iNFLuenced by her mother, and quickly rose to success as a bikini model. She is represented by Wilhelmina Models. De Paula has been featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, walked ramps for major brands, and appeared on magazine covers. Her independent career achievements in modeling highlight her distinct identity beyond being Joel Embiid’s wife.