Odell Beckham Jr is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants. Since his journey to the NFL, Odell has remained a very important player who has already set many records as a rookie. Although he was quite interesting on the pitch, his personal life also generated a lot of interest. Here’s what you need to know about him.
It was on November 5, 1992 that the NFL receiver was born as Odell Cornelius Beckham Jr. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up, he had his eyes set on various sports, including basketball and track events.
For his education, Odell attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans before moving to Louisiana State University where he played college football. He learned everything about the game from his father who also played in his early days.
In his college days, Odell Beckham Jr was named a freshman All-SEC pick. He continued to make great runs in football until he reached the 2014 NFL Draft where he was selected by the New York Giants.
So far, throughout his professional life, he has been decorated with the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year when he started in 2014, as well as the PFWA All-Rookie Team. He reached 3 pro bowls and 2 second-team All-Pros.
Parents, brother, cousin
Odell Beckham, Jr. is essentially a product of his parents. Not in the biological sense, but in the athletic sense, it’s because he inherited his athletic abilities from his family.
His father, Odell Sr., once played running back while at LSU. It was in the 90s, and after finishing school he continued to play in the Arena League for a while before retiring. Just as her father was athletic, so was her mother, Heather Van Norman, who raced on tracks when she was in school. In fact, she could have made it to the Olympics, but when she trained for the event in 1992, she found out she was pregnant with Odell.
Heather Van Norman who was dominant during her high school days when it came to following events and won 3 NCAA outdoor titles among other titles would continue to be a coach on the right track. She has coached different teams including Green Wave Athletes and Nicholls Athletics.
What makes it even more interesting is that his stepfather, Derek Mills, was also a runner who represented the United States in the Olympics. He won a gold medal at the event in 1996.
Other members of his family are his younger brother, Kordell Beckham, born in 2002, and a sister, Jasmine Beckham. He has a cousin, Terron Beckham, who also has his eyes set on the NFL.
Is Odell Beckham Jr gay? wife, girlfriend
The NFL star has been in a number of relationships in the past, though he doesn’t yet have a wife or even a son or daughter. That said, Ordell, like many other stars, has suffered his own share of gossip, particularly regarding his sexuality, with many claiming he’s gay. In fact, there were gay slurs thrown at him once in 2015 before the Giants vs Panthers game.
Although rumors that he’s gay have been going on for years, he’s actually straight. One of his closest friends, Amber Rose had to come out to confirm that to his knowledge he was 150% straight.
Among the women who have had some form of relationship with Odell Beckham Jr. not necessarily as girlfriends are Amber Rose, Khloe Kardashian and Bella Hadid. In 2017, it was reported that he was in a relationship with Iggy Azalea, but the relationship came to nothing. Before he started the alleged Iggy relationship, he was linked to American actress Zendaya, but she would soon come out and dispel the rumor.
His current girlfriend is Polyxeni Ferfeli. The Instagram model and the American football player have been dating since 2017. As of April 2018, they were still enjoying the relationship.
Beckham Jr has an estimated net worth of $8 million. This is because he receives a salary of 1.9 million dollars. Soon, his net worth might increase even more as he is expected to get a new contract.