February 27, 2024

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NBA star Joel Embiid marries Brazilian Sports Illustrated model Anne de Paula in beautiful Hamptons ceremony after his MVP season with the 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has married Brazilian Sports Illustrated model Anne de Paula in a sensational Hamptons ceremony. 

The Cameroon native, 29, tied the knot with bombshell de Paula on Saturday in a church ceremony in front of their friends and family in Southampton, New York.  

Embiid, who was named NBA MVP in May, and de Paula already share a son together, Arthur, who is currently two years old. He was adored by NBA fans after greeting his dad on-court during the MVP ceremony. 

The beautiful bride wore a lace long-sleeved gown and veil, while the dashing groom donned a white tuxedo with a bow tie to boot.

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has married Brazilian Sports Illustrated model Anne de Paula in a sensational Hamptons ceremony

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has married Brazilian Sports Illustrated model Anne de Paula in a sensational Hamptons ceremony

The Cameroon native, 29, tied the knot with bombshell de Paula on Saturday in a church ceremony in front of their friends and family in Southampton, New York

The Cameroon native, 29, tied the knot with bombshell de Paula on Saturday in a church ceremony in front of their friends and family in Southampton, New York

The reigning MVP married his longtime partner Anne de Paula -- a Sports Illustrated model

The reigning MVP married his longtime partner Anne de Paula — a Sports Illustrated model

The pair were seen laughing together after the ceremony in a photo published on Instagram

The pair were seen laughing together after the ceremony in a photo published on Instagram

The pair beamed from ear to ear as they walked out of the church – and guests threw confetti at the happy couple. 

De Paula and Embiid took to the dance floor for their first dance – where they adoringly held each other and danced to the song Back at One by Brian McKnight. 

Guests were served burrata, heirloom tomatoes and micro greens for their first course – as well as a choice of roasted filet mignon of beef or lemon-thyme roasted branzino for their entrees. 

Following the ceremony and reception, the happy couple and their friends and family danced under dozens of disco balls – while the American-Nigerian singer belted out the tunes. Meek Mill also performed as guests danced into the night.  

The pair beamed from ear to ear as they walked out of the church - and guests threw confetti at the happy couple

The pair beamed from ear to ear as they walked out of the church – and guests threw confetti at the happy couple

The happy couple are pictured having their first dance together

The happy couple are pictured having their first dance together

The gorgeous duo wed in Southampton, New York

The gorgeous duo wed in Southampton, New York

The groom was smiling ear to ear after wedding his fiancée

The groom was smiling ear to ear after wedding his fiancée 

The Cameroon superstar shares his two-year-old son with Brazilian wife, Anne de Paula (L)

The Cameroon superstar shares his two-year-old son with Brazilian wife, Anne de Paula (L)

In May, Embiid cried tears of joy as his son ran on to the court during the presentation of the Association’s highest individual honor.

Embiid mentioned his son in his speech and motioned for him Arthur ran toward his 7-foot-tall dad before the 76ers’ loss to Boston in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals series.

The lovable pair were greeted with strong cheers with the noise only increasing once fans inside the Wells Fargo Center were given a close-up look at the Embiids. Chants of MVP also rung around the South Philadelphia arena. 

The 29-year-old mentioned how his family ‘stuck together’ following the tragic death of Embiid’s younger brother, also named Arthur, in a 2014 crash car in their native Cameroon.

Embiid’s son, named after his departed brother, wore a shirt labeled ‘My Dad is the MVP.’

Anne became a Sports Illustrated cover girl in 2018

Anne became a Sports Illustrated cover girl in 2018

Anne de Paula attends the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show

Anne de Paula attends the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show

Joel Embiid and his wife (CL)

Embiid celebrating with friends

The 76ers big man rocked some unique shoes as he celebrated with friends on Saturday

The gorgeous model is mother to one son, who she shares with the basketball player

The gorgeous model is mother to one son, who she shares with the basketball player

Embiid received the only ring of his career during the ceremony. Now, uncertainty reigns regarding the future of Philadelphia. James Harden could be out and Embiid revealed he was ‘disappointed’ when he found out The Beard wanted to depart.

Embiid has described how much an NBA title would mean to him — and suggested he could be willing to exit the 76ers at some point to achieve it. 

‘I just want to win a championship. Whatever it takes,’ Embiid said in an interview with Maverick Carter that took place Thursday at the UNINTERRUPTED Sports Film Festival. 

‘I don’t know where that’s gonna be, whether it’s in Philly or anywhere else, I just want to have a chance to accomplish that. 

‘I want to see what it feels like to win that first one and then you can think about the next one. It’s not easy, but it takes more than one or two, three guys. You got to have good people around you and myself every single day, I work hard to be at that level so I can make it happen. So, every single day, I’m working towards that.’

Embiid said he ‘loves the challenge’ of hearing other players mentioned for MVP and proving himself.

‘I understand the business, it’s fun at the end of the day I think of it like this: I’m extremely blessed,’ Embiid said.