Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard (Photo: Dwight's Instagram)

Dwight Howard is a professional American basketball player who has managed to excel at the guard position despite having a body type that is usually considered unsuitable for the game.

Dwight currently plays as jersey no 39 for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Let’s have a sneak-peek into the personal life of eight-time All-Star and All-NBA team honoree Dwight Howard.

Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper

At the age of 34, Dwight tied the knot with fiancee Te’a Cooper (who was 23 at the time) at a secret wedding ceremony in November 2020. The duo was engaged back in 2019. Their wedding was a shock to many but Dwight subtly revealed about him being married while discussing his wish to remain with Laker during the interview with Basketball News podcast The Rematch with Etan Thomas.

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He revealed his wife playing for Los Angeles Sparks so, he would love to come back and play for the Lakers as it would be great for both of them as a couple and easier to spend more time together.

Although the pair have managed to conceal when they began dating but they seemed to be a great supportive couple.

Te’a Cooper is also a professional American basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of (WNBSC) Women’s National Basketball Association who was born on 16 April 1997 in Newark, New Jersey.

Although Dwight admitted that his wife Te’a Cooper changed his life, their love story soon came to an end. Fans began to speculate if they have separated after they unfollowed each other on social media and apparently Te’a confirmed their breakup.

Dwight Howard And Royce Reed

Dwight’s ex-partner Royce Reed is a gymnast and competitive cheerleader who graduated with a Theater Education and Humanities degree from Florida A&M University of Miami.

Dwight and Royce first met when Royce was working as a team dancer for the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic soon the duo started dating. After dating for short while the duo welcomed their son together namely Braylon on 18 November 2007. 

However, the couple soon parted ways and had a custody battle for their son. As the baby mama, Royce became the primary caretaker of their child and was provided with generous child support payments from the baby’s father.

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However, former Basketball wives star Royce claimed Dwight was a deadbeat father and accused him of picking up their son from preschool on a day that he was not permitted to do according to TMZ.

Again in 2014, Dwight received a child abuse accusation considering the fact that he beat his son with a belt, and in defense of the accusation Dwight responded that his parents disciplined him when he was a child.

Their relationship was a rocky road full of abuse and defamation allegations. 

Previous Partners & Children

Dwight Howard has made plenty of headlines for dramas and he is also known for having five kids with five different baby mamas.

His first child is Braylon who was born on 18 November 2007 with his ex-partner Royce Reed, while his other son David Howard was born with his late partner Melissa. His son David’s mother Melissa Rios died due to an epileptic seizure on 27 March 2020. Furthermore, his son David is a kids model.

However, not much is known about other girlfriends and partners of Dwight besides Royce Reed, Melissa Rios, and Te’a Cooper.

Bio: Family & Parents

Dwight Howard was born Dwight David Howard II on 8th December 1985 in Georgia, United States. He was born in an athletic family to father Dwight Howard Sr. a state-level player who is now the Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy and mother Sheryl Howard who played basketball for her college team at Morris Brown College. Dwight is considered a miracle child by his parents as his mom had 7 miscarriages prior to having him and he was born 2 months premature.

Dwight Howard mother.

Dwight has a brother named Jahaziel Howard and a sister named TaShanda Howard in terms of siblings and he holds American nationality.

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According to the player’s profile of the NBA, Dwight Howard stands at the height of about 6 feet 10 inches (2.08m) while his weight is around 265lb (120kg)

Dwight Howard went to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy where he was part of the high school basketball team for four years since 1998.

Salary & Net Worth

As an NBA champion Dwight Howard relishes a net worth of about $140 million. According to Forbes, Dwight was also enlisted in the World’s highest-paid athletes of 2019 with an earning of $27.8 million where his salary was $24.3 million and earnings from endorsements were around $3.5 million.

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