Few people are unfamiliar with NBA player Joakim Noah, who stands at a handsome 6 feet and 11 inches tall. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2013, second-team All-American in 2007, and NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011. He was also named to the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2006.
Joakim is also the son of Cécilia Rodhe, a former Miss Sweden, and Yannick Noah, a former #3 tennis player.
Joakim Noah, a professional basketball player, has enjoyed a few partnerships over the years. Joakim dated his ex-girlfriend, Leticia Busso, who worked as a real estate broker for the firm Douglas Elliman in the mid-2000s.
With the support of Leticia’s coworkers Tal Alexander, Oren Alexander, Ian Slater, and Jared Schwadron, the pair purchased a $5.8 million penthouse apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea area during their relationship.
Leticia is also the mother to their two-year-old daughter Leia, whom they welcomed into the world in 2017. Joakim is also the father of Emaan, his son.
Despite the fact that there were no rumors about Joakim and Leticia splitting up, the two are no longer together.
The Soon-to-Be-Wife of Joakim
Joakim is presently dating Lais Ribeiro, who is his new girlfriend. Lais is a model best known for her work as a lingerie model for ‘Victoria’s Secret.’ From 2010 through 2015, she appeared in five ‘Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Shows.’
In the fall of 2018, the pair shared their burgeoning affection and were spotted together in Malibu celebrating their vacation.
Aside from that, they just announced their engagement via an Instagram post on September 7th, in which Joakim’s soon-to-be-wife shared a photo of herself hugging Joakim. Lais also mentioned that they are set to exchange wedding vows.
Joakim, likewise, posted the pic on Instagram and declared their engagement. He also mentioned their impending wedding. The blissfully engaged couple is currently looking forward to beginning their life together as husband and wife.
Joakim Noah was born into a well-known family, with his father, Yannick Noah, being a tennis champion and his mother, Cecilia Rodhe, being Miss Sweden 1978.
Yannick, his father, won the French Open in 1983 and was voted the most popular French celebrity in the “Journal du Dimanche” annual poll in 2005 and 2007. Cecilia, his mother, is now a sculptor.
He went to the ‘United Nations International School’ (UNIS) in New York City when he was a kid. Similarly, he received his schooling at the ‘Poly Prep Country Day School’ in Brooklyn and ‘The Lawrenceville School’ in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Salary, Contract, and Net Worth
Joakim Noah’s net worth is accumulated during his professional basketball career. With a height of 6 feet and 11 inches, the basketball hunk has a net worth of $50 million.
Joakim began his professional basketball career while attending the University of Florida. He was a key member of the Gators team that won two NCAA Championships in a row in 2006 and 2007.
From 2007 to 2016, he played nine seasons for the Chicago Bulls, following his college career. In 2016, he signed a terrible four-year contract worth $72 million with the New York Knicks. In March 2017, he was suspended for twenty games for breaching the NBA’s anti-drug policy. His medical reports confirmed the LGD-4033 androgen receptor modulator’s favorable results. He later enrolled in a “heated verbal argument” with head coach Jeff Hornacek in January 2018.
He came to the Westchester Knicks in 2017 after departing the New York Knicks. Later, Joakim played with the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2018/2019 season, earning an average salary of $1,731,173 each season.