ODELL Beckham Jr. has started a family while continuing to build his NFL career.
The football star welcomed his first child in February 2022, the same month he won his first Super Bowl.
How many children does Odell Beckham Jr. have?
Odell has one child with his now ex-girlfriend, model Lauren Wood.
On February 17, 2022, just four days after his Super Bowl win with the Los Angeles Rams, Odell and Lauren welcomed their baby boy into the world.
The NFL star took to Instagram to reveal that they named their baby Zydn.
Odell captioned the post, in part: “2-17-22, 0605. THE biggest blessing I’ve ever had in my life arrived here on earth!
“The words, I can’t even put together for the overwhelming emotions that ran thru me … a moment I will never forget and cherish forever. Zydn was born n at that moment I knew my life changed for the better.”
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver also took a moment to thank his then-girlfriend, Lauren.
He wrote: “Lauren Wood, u changed my life forever and delivered the most beautiful gift of all… EFFORTLESSLY!
“Ur strength throughout this gives me the courage to keep goin because i now kno with u by my side and holding it down for me, I can get thru anything. I love u so much.”
Lauren commented on the post: “I love you every step of the way… every joy, every pain… every win every loss, every life changing event & life challenge.. u r not alone & I love the human we made.”
How long were Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood together?
Odell and Lauren were in a years-long relationship prior to their split.
It’s unclear exactly when they began dating, but the pair made their relationship Instagram official on November 5, 2019.
In September 2023, “multiple sources” told People that the former couple had broken up.
Now, Odell may be dating someone new.
An “insider” told the outlet that Odell has been “hanging out” with reality star Kim Kardashian.
Another source told People: “Odell’s been after Kim for a really long time. He’s always had a thing for her, but the timing just never aligned.”
Kim’s representative told The U.S. Sun that she and Odell “are friends and have a lot of mutual friends in common,” adding that the TV star is not “seriously dating anyone.”
On September 18, 2023, Lauren took to Instagram to post a series of selfies, along with the caption: “Staying present in the moment is the closest you get to trusting the unknown 🗣️.”
What has Odell Beckham Jr. said about being a dad?
In October 2022, Odell spoke with People about his experience with fatherhood.
The athlete said: “For the longest time, I always knew I was going to be a father because of the way that I love kids. They’re close to my heart.
When referencing his son’s birth, he said: “It was the biggest blessing of my life. I always knew that it would be, but it really hit different when I was actually holding him.
“When I first met him and looked into his eyes — his very soulful eyes, very much like mine — you could tell he didn’t know anything about the world … it’s just happiness and joy.
“There’s nothing better for me than my son. I have been waiting on him for a very long time. I’m all in. I change the diapers. I get up in the middle of the night.
“His mom is still breastfeeding so sometimes I get that duty off, but [sometimes] it’s bottles in the middle of the night.”