Dwight Howard Wiki, Gay, Net Worth, Parents

By Sachindra Karki | Published On: 08 Oct, 2019
Dwight Howard Wiki, Gay, Net Worth, Parents

Dwight Howard, the NBA player, began testing his basketball skills when he was just nine years old. Born to athlete parents, he was considered a miracle child by his parents as they went through seven stillborn babies before the birth to him.

After trying out with Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers, his career took a turn as a power forward for Houston Rockets in July 2013. He also played a short span for Atlanta Hawks since October 2016 before joining with Charlotte Hornets in October 2017.

Dwight has led a flourishing career as a professional basketball player. His career as a basketball player has inevitably attracted enormous fame and wealth in his life. His net worth is estimated to be around $140 million, with a base salary of $23 million. Also, his one year contract with Los Angeles Lakers from 2019-2020 will include a base salary of $2,564,753 with a cap hit of $1,620,654, which will stretch his net worth to some extent.

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Is Dwight Married?

Linking gossips or numerous relationships isn't a new topic in the realm of a celebrity's life. However, Dwight took his celebrity lifestyle to the next level; he has five children with five different women. Surprising right?

His first relationship was with Tiffany Render, with whom Dwight dated from 2008 to 2010. They have a daughter Layla who was born in 2011. After breaking off with Tiffany, he found comfort in Hope Alexa's arms. The pair started dating from 2009. Two years after their intimacy, they also welcomed a daughter, Jayde, in 2011. However, things didn't go smooth for the couple, and they separated from each other the same year, 2011.

Dwight then dated former cheer girl of Orlando Magic Royce Reed for almost two years from 2009 to 2011. The pair also welcomed a son Braylon together. But, things turned South pretty quick, and the couple walked their separate ways. Dwight also had a short fling with Marion Denise Douglas; they dated for a short period during 2012.

Things were starting to look for the NBA player; he got engaged to Christine Vest. And later got blessed with a son, Dwight David Jr in  2013. However, like his other relationship, it also couldn't flourish for long, and unfortunately, they broke off their engagement and headed to separate routes.

His relationship status was obscure after he split with Christine. However, he reportedly got engaged to college basketball player Te' a Cooper in August 2019. She plays for the Baylor University’s basketball team. The pair reportedly started dating back in October 2018.

Dwight and his fiancee Te’ a (Source: Thejasminebrand)

The couple was under speculation as an engaged couple back in December 2018 after Te’ a shared picture of her wearing a ring. As of now, they are looking up for a suitable date to debut in their married life.

Controversy- Gay?

Apart from his relationship talk, Dwight also became a controversial person back in 2018. Last year, in 2018, allegations were made against the NBA star by Masin Elije, who stated he had a physical relationship with Dwight. Masin further added he was threatened by Dwight, forcing him to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

But, Dwight denied the allegations stating that he is not gay, and neither he knows Masin or has ever met him.

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Wiki- Bio & Family

Dwight was born on 8 December 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA  to his athlete parents, father Dwight Howard Sr. and mother Sheryl Howard. Both parents were basketball players—his father was a state-level and player, whereas his mother played for her college team. He also has two siblings in the family Jahaziel Howard and TaShanda Howard.

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On physical notes, he stands at the height of 2.11m (6 feet 11 inch) with modest weight. He was a college drop-out; however, his early education odyssey is unexplored at the moment.