Joakim Noah Wife, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Contract
There might be few people who do not know the NBA player Joakim Noah with the hunky height of 6 feet and 11 inches tall. He was named the 2006 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2013, second-team All-American in 2007, and NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011.
Joakim is also recognized as the son of former Miss Sweden, Cécilia Rodhe and the former #3 tennis player, Yannick Noah.
Kids With Ex-Girlfriend
Throughout the years, the professional basketball player, Joakim Noah, has relished a couple of relationships. Back in the mid-2000s', Joakim dated his ex-girlfriend, Leticia Busso, who was a real estate broker for the real estate company Douglas Elliman.
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During their relationship, the couple had scooped up a $5.8 million penthouse apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan along with the help of Leticia's fellow employees, Tal Alexander, Oren Alexander, Ian Slater, and Jared Schwadron.
Apart from that, Leticia is a baby mama of their two-year-old daughter Leia, whom they welcomed in 2017. Also, Joakim is the father of his son, Emaan.
Joakim Noah with his then-girlfriend, Leticia Busso (Photo: Twitter)
Although there were no speculations about Joakim's separation with Leticia, the former lovebirds are no longer together currently.
Joakim is currently in a relationship with his new girlfriend, Lais Ribeiro. Lais is a model recognized for her work as 'Victoria's Secret' lingerie model. She has appeared in five 'Victoria's Secrets Fashion Shows' from 2010 to 2015.
The couple shared their budding romance and was spotted together in Malibu celebrating their vacation in the fall of 2018.
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Noah Joakim with his current girlfriend, Lais Ribeiro (Photo: Lais's Instagram)
Besides that, they recently announced their engagement through an Instagram post on 7 September where Joakim's soon-to-be-wife shared a picture embracing Joakim. Also, Lais revealed that they are about to share their wedding vows soon.
Similarly, Joakim too shared the photo on Instagram and mentioned about their engagement. Moreover, he added about their upcoming nuptials. Currently, the happily engaged couple looks forward to savoring their life as husband and wife.
Joakim Noah was born to the high-profile family where his dad, Yannick Noah was a Tennis star and his mom, Cecilia Rodhe was Miss Sweden 1978.
His father Yannick is the winner of the 1983 French Open and also most popular French celebrity in the annual survey of "Journal du Dimanche" in 2005 and 2007. His mother Cecilia now serves as a sculptor.
Back in his childhood days, he attended The ‘United Nations International School’ (UNIS) in New York City. Similarly, he joined the ‘Poly Prep Country Day School’ in Brooklyn, and ‘The Lawrenceville School’ in Lawrenceville, New Jersey for his education.
Net Worth, Salary, Contract
Joakim Noah accumulates his net worth from his professional career as a basketball player. The basketball hunk with a height of 6 feet and 11 inches tall has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
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Joakim's professional basketball career started during his time at the University of Florida. He was one of the vital players of the Gators team which won two consecutive NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2007.
After his college-level career, he played nine seasons from the Chicago Bulls from 2007 to 2016. Later, in 2016, he signed the disastrous four-year contract with the New York Knicks for $72 million. In between, he got suspended for twenty games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy in March 2017. His medical reports manifested the positive stories for the androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033. Later, in January 2018, he enrolled in a "heated verbal exchange" with head coach Jeff Hornacek.
After leaving the New York Knicks, he moved to Westchester Knicks for his 2017 career. Later, for the 2018/2019 season, Joakim played from Memphis Grizzlies where he accumulated the average salary of $1,731,173 per season.