Basketball legend Dwight Howard is currently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He has an impressive resume as a player, having won the NBA championship, the Olympic gold medal, the FIBA Americas Championship, and the bronze medal at the FIBA World Championship, among many other individual honors.
Although Dwight Howard has continued to achieve great things in his career, the NBA star has already had five children with five different women, so his personal life is not suffering.
The eight-time NBA All-Star was reported to have wed Te’a Cooper, a basketball player, but the union did not last long before it ended in divorce, adding more twists to his already complicated love life.
Who is Dwight Howard?
In the eyes of basketball fans, Howards doesn’t require any kind of introduction. On December 8, 1985, he was given the name Dwight David Howard II in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also raised there by his parents Dwight Sr., a member of the athletic community, and Sheryl Howard, a basketball player at Morris Brown College.
Dwight’s parents experienced an unusual birth because his mother had miscarried seven times before becoming pregnant with him. Regarding his education, he attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy before entering the 2004 NBA draft and forgoing college because he had already begun playing basketball at the age of 9.
He played for the Orlando Magic from 2004 to 2012, and from 2012 to 2013 he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. After playing for the Houston Lakers from 2013 to 2016, he moved on to the Atlanta Hawks for the remainder of that season. His subsequent teams included the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers, and then, in 2021, he returned to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he is currently a member. In 2020, he and the Lakers captured the NBA Championship.
Meet The Dwight Howard Children And Their Mothers
Dwight, who is currently 36 years old, has five children with five different mothers, as was already mentioned. He acknowledged that his life has always been challenging. Here are all of his children:
1. Braylon Howard
- Date of birth: 18, November 2007
- Age: 14 years old
- Mother: Royce Reed
Braylon Howard, the basketball player’s oldest child, was born in 2007. When he was only 22 years old, he gave birth to actress and reality television star Royce Reed. He admitted that the birth of his son had caused him a great deal of shame because, as an openly professed Christian, he felt he shouldn’t have had an unmarried child. Furthermore, he made it clear that everyone, including his parents and the church, judged him.
Braylon, who was 12 at the time, attacked his father on Instagram in 2020, calling him a stupid father. The basketball player refuted the claim, claiming that he was actively involved in his son’s and all other children’s lives and was not an absentee father.
2. Layla Howard
- Date of birth: October 2010
- Age: 11 years old
- Mother: Tiffany Render
Layla Howard, the second child of Dwight Howard, was born in October 2010 to the basketball legend. She was the result of his relationship with Tiffany Render, who was reputed to have grown up in Jacksonville. After graduating from high school, Tiffany reportedly decided to pursue modeling instead of continuing her education.
Dwight was rumored to have bought Tiffany a mansion in Florida’s affluent Ponte Vedra not long after Layla was born. Only three months had passed since Layla’s birth when Howard became pregnant again.
3. Jayde Howard
- Date of birth: December 2010
- Age: 11 years old
- Mother: Hope Alexa
With fitness model Hope Alexa, the basketball player had a daughter named Jayed Howards. Jayde, who was born in 2010, was unknown for a very long time until 2012. Alexa, who resides in Vancouver, Canada, doesn’t seem overly interested in the media.
4. Trey Howard
- Date of birth: 13, June 2013
- Age: 9 years old
- Mother: Christine Vest
Among the basketball player’s other children, Trey Howard is not well known. He was born on June 13, 2013, to Dwight and Christine Vest, a former flame. Trey is with his mother, just like the other children.
Christine has called Dwight out for being a deadbeat dad on numerous occasions, and she wasn’t the first of his baby mamas to do so.
5. David Howard
- Date of birth: 15, December 2013
- Age: 8 years old
- Mother: Mellisa Rois
Even though David is only 8 years old, he is one of Dwight Howard’s children who is best known. He was born in December 2013 to Melissa Rois, who sadly passed away in 2020 following a seizure that was thought to be related to her epilepsy. She worked as an advocate and an estate agent.
Her mother took Howard to court after Rois passed away to discuss David’s custody, who was only 6 years old at the time. He has a sizable Instagram following and is better known online as Davio.
Who is He Currently Dating?
As of right now, nobody knows who the basketball player is dating. But we do know that he was wed to Te’a Cooper, a fellow American professional basketball player. After appearing to be a power couple in basketball, the couple dated for a while before getting married in 2020. Sadly, a divorce only a year later in 2021 brought the marriage to an end.