Who is Joel Embiid’s Swimsuit Model Girlfriend Anne de Paula?
The name Anne de Paula made headlines after it was reported that she is dating the Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. Since then, many of the superstar’s fans have been curious to know just who his new girlfriend is.
In 2018, several media outlets claimed that the Cameroon native was dating de Paula after he did a cover story with GQ in which he discussed several topics including his love life. The mystery girlfriend The Process referred to in the piece is believed to be de Paula.
Here’s what we know about the woman JoJo is rumored to be in a relationship with and why he made sure to do a thorough background check on her.
The secret’s out
As rumors swirled about if Embiid and the beautiful brunette were, in fact, a couple, Sixers owner Michael Rubin decided to post a picture of the pair kissing on Instagram.
Rubin then fueled more rumors with his sarcastic caption that read, “What a lovely couple!!!!! Congrats on your engagement!!!!! @joelembiid @annedepaula_ THIS IS WHAT WINNING ON EVERY LEVEL LOOKS LIKE!!!😁🤣.”
The wasn’t the first time de Paula and Embiid were spotted together though. In early October, she was seen with standing next to the athlete when the team went overseas in the preseason to take part in the NBA China Games.
— NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2018
Page Six previously reported that the two were also spotted at the same Miami club over the summer.
Anne de Paula is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
Apparently, Ben Simmons isn’t the only Sixers star that dates models (yes, we’re talking about Kendall Jenner). But fans of the Philadelphia basketball team don’t seem to mind de Paula being at Sixers games since there isn’t a curse associated with her family’s name.
DePaula was born on March 31, 1995, in Rio de Janeiro and has also lived in Miami, Florida. She was discovered at the age of 14 and is represented by Wilhelmina modeling agency. The stunning brunette became more well-known following SI’s 2017 Swimsuit Model Search and has posed with SI vets Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.
Why Embiid had to do a background check on her
During his interview with GQ, Embiid spoke about his girlfriend. Although he never mentioned her by name he did admit that she’s pretty big in her profession so he needed to check out a few things about her before they started dating.
“You gotta do your background check,” he said. “You don’t want to be that guy marrying a girl that someone else in the NBA has been with.”
De Paula previously dated a celebrity
According to the Sun, before she and the 7-footer got together, de Paula did date one celebrity.
She used to be involved with The Script singer Danny O’Donoghue. The Brazilian bombshell and O’Donoghue began dating after she played the love interest in his music video for the song “No Good in Goodbye.”
Prior to de Paula, Embiid was reportedly seeing another model named Jocelyn Chew.
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