Veronica Antetokounmpo is an American woman who rose to popularity through her Milwaukee Bucks guard son Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo. The former athlete enjoys what life has to offer as the loving mother of the notable basketball star.
Who Is Veronica Antetokounmpo's Husband?
Veronica Antetokounmpo is an American woman who rose to popularity through her Milwaukee Bucks star son Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo. She previously married the late, Charles Antetikounmpo. Since they were never big names in the mainstream media, their love journey never caught public attention.
There isn't much information that reveals how the celebrity parents met but because they both were athletes, it may have resulted that they crossed each other's path on a similar line of duty. Unfortunately, Charles Antetikounmpo unexpectedly died in September 2017 at the age of 54.
The cause of his death was said to be cardiac arrest. Just like the majority of the members of his family, he was also athletic. The dad of five was a footballer in Nigeria but after his move to Greece along with his wife, the former athlete was compelled to do low-grade jobs as a handyman or any other odd jobs to feed and fulfill their needs.
This Nigerian Football player's loss was big and tragic to the family. It started with Veronica and Charles leaving their well-settled life in Nigeria and relocating to Greece. She didn't remarry anyone after the death of her husband. It is claimed that the guy suffered a heart attack while visiting The Milwaukee Bucks. The former athlete is a very determined woman and is currently a single mother.
Veronica Antetokounmpo - Proud Mom Of Five Children
Veronica Antetokounmpo's children Kostas Antetokounmpo, Francis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Ales Antetokounmpo, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are all grown up. She and her late spouse worked hard to contribute to the betterment of their kids.
And before that, the pair has to face a lot of troubles and even left their eldest kid, Francis Olowu Ofili Antetokounmpo born on October 20, 1988, behind with his grandparents in Nigeria and over two decades prior they got together again. After living a life of struggle, the success of her family allowed Veronica to be a little more laid back now.
Now all of these talented family has made names for themselves. To keep the family on the surface, Veronica used to sell sunglasses and watches on the street and also served as a caretaker. Her accommodations might be in Greece, but she like vacationing
Till now, Veronica continues a similar role in the lives of her other children. In the 2022 biographical sports drama 'Rise', the life of Veronica Antetokounmpo and her family were showcased. Yetide Badaki played her character.
Among them, Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo is well-recognized with the nickname 'The Greek Freak." The Antetokounmpo family is popular with a whooping fan following worldwide. Her first son, Francis Antetokounmpo is a soccer player. On the other hand, Alexandros Emka is involved with UCAM Murcia as a Greek professional basketball star.
Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo Won MVP Award
Veronica Antetokounmpo posed in the press room at the NBA awards on June 24, 2019, at the NBA Awards. His team The Milwaukee Bucks fell a couple of matches short of the finals but earned big at the event. Some of his idols in the NBA are Kristaps Porzingis and Andrew Wiggins.
A tearful Antetokounmpo accepted the award and thanked his mother and brother who were present in the audience. Recalling everything things that his mom sacrificed for the well-being of the family, Antetokounmpo credits her for suggesting him in his career decisions.
Some of his claimed honorable and prestigious awards include Best Male Athlete ESPY: 2019, NBA All-Defensive Team 2019 to 21, and NBA-All Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award 2021.
NBA coach Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks gained the trophy of coach of the year award. As his statement, Giannis is the most significant part of his late dad for pushing him toward his teammates and coaching staff for their aid.
Career Of Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo In Basketball
Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo leaned over his mother's advice when he had thought of leaving Milwaukee. He extended his contract with Milwaukee teams. Maybe it was for the inner fulfillment of his loving mother who didn't prefer to leave her homestead.
Despite having many famous clubs, and big opportunities, Giannis still picked Milwaukee. Before that, he inaugurated his basketball career as a team member with Filathlitikos junior team and advanced to their senior team a few years later.
As of now, Antetokounmpo's son, Giannis Antetikonmpo is focused on the position of the guard and forward with the Milwaukee Bucks. Right from her early years, Giannis gave his best in basketball, to help his family financially.
All in all, Giannis is an amazing Greek NBA basketball player. He is surprisingly popular for his aggressive tackles, explosive shots, and coordination with the team. On June 2019, Giannis received Most Valuable Player honors.
Veronica Antetokounmpo - Net Worth Collection
Born in Nigeria, Veronica Antetokounmpo worked in many places, so it's hard to assess her actual net worth from it. She was a high jumper back in her student days in Nigeria. As mentioned above she had every kind of job to survive upon her arrival in Greece.
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To increase her overall talents, Veronica had a cameo in an Australian movie ' Dead Europe.' Along with his son, Giannis, they played the role of refugees but they also loved playing such characters as it matched their life story.
Currently, Veronica is having a comfortable retirement and relishing what life is offering as the doting mom to the celebrated athletes. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Giannis is one of the highest-paid players in the NBA, with an annual earning that tops and a net worth of $45 million.
Quick Facts: Veronica Antetokounmpo
Veronica Antetokounmpo holds Greek citizenship.
Veronica celebrates her birthday every year on April 7.
Veronica Antetokounmpo received Greek citizenship through an honorary from Greek Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotaksi as per his official Twitter handle
Veronica flaunts dark brown colored eyes.
She always had an athletic soul.