Who is Anthony Joshua?
Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. Joshua is currently a two-time unified heavyweight world champion. He has also held the WBO, WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO titles from December 2019 to September 2021. Anthony Joshua is also recognized as one of the most famous persons in the boxing world. He is fondly referred to as “AJ”.
Anthony Joshua’s full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE. He was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He is 32 years old as of August 2022.
Anthony Joshua’s parents
Anthony Joshua is the son of Robert Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua (father) and Yeta Joshua (née Odusanya) (mother). His mother is a Nigerian while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. According to reports, Anthony Joshua is a descendant of Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua, one of the greatest men in Sagamu and a late patriarch who is still considered royalty in the province. The famous boxer grew up alongside his three siblings – Janet Joshua, Jacob Joshua, and Loretta Joshua.
About Anthony Joshua’s siblings
a. Janet Joshua is the elder sister of Anthony Joshua. She is an evangelist, model, and beauty entrepreneur. Other than this, not much information is known about her.
b. Loretta Joshua is another elder sister of Anthony Joshua. According to reports, Loretta likes to keep a low profile away from the spotlight as there is not much information about her.
c. Jacob Joshua is the younger brother of Anthony Joshua. He is into real estate and aside from this, no other information is known about him.
Anthony Joshua’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2022), Anthony Joshua is not married and does not have a wife. According to reports, the 32-year-old boxer is single and currently not in a relationship. In March 2022, the boxer sparked engagement rumours when he posted a photo on Instagram and fans spotted a ring on his finger. The photo stirred speculations that the boxer was getting married. However, Anthony Joshua later denied the wedding rumours and revealed he didn’t even have a girlfriend.
List of Anthony Joshua’s girlfriends
Even though he likes to keep details of his love life away from the public, Anthony Joshua has been linked with many high-profile celebrities. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Anthony Joshua was previously in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Nicole Osbourne with whom he shares a son.
List of women Anthony Joshua has dated:
- Anthony Joshua and Nicole Osbourne dated in 2013.
- Anthony Joshua and Cara Delevingne dated in 2014.
- Anthony Joshua and Rita Ora reportedly dated in 2014.
- Anthony Joshua and Bella Hadid had a brief relationship in 2016.
- Anthony Joshua and Faryal Makhdoom dated in 2017.
- Anthony Joshua and DJ Cuppy reportedly dated in 2021.
Anthony Joshua and Nicole Osbourne’s relationship
Nicole Osbourne is a yoga instructor and dancer who came into the limelight following her relationship with Anthony Joshua. She also teaches at the Femme Fitness Gym in Watford, United Kingdom, and often stars in YouTube pole dancing videos. Nicole Osbourne’s relationship with Joshua started after they met at Kings Langley School Watford, United Kingdom while Nicole was studying there.
Before Nicole Osbourne got pregnant, she and Anthony Joshua were in an on-off relationship and while she was pregnant, they had to come back together for the birth of their son. At that time, Nicole Osbourne was concerned about the attention Joshua was getting as a professional boxer and his romantic involvement with both Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora.
Shortly after giving birth, Nicole Osbourne and Anthony Joshua went their separate ways but kept their child a secret. They later showed him to the world a year later. According to reports, Nicole Osbourne was living in an emergency shelter with her child, and residents were shocked to see her there without knowing the child belonged to Anthony Joshua. Weeks later, it was reported that Nicole Osbourne had moved into a €500,000 Penthouse in Finchley, North London, United Kingdom.
It was later revealed that the flat was purchased by Anthony Joshua. The reason why the pair decided to part ways remains unknown, but they have continued to be great parents to their son. Speaking about having another relationship in the future, Anthony Joshua revealed that he wants to put his entire time into boxing and as a result of that, there is no much time for girlfriends.
Anthony Joshua and Cara Delevingne’s relationship
Cara Delevingne is an English model, actress and singer born on August 12, 1992, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom. She is 29 years old as of August 2022.
Cara Delevingne and Anthony Joshua first met at a basketball event at the London O2 Arena in 2014 and exchanged numbers. After that, they reportedly started exchanging flirty text messages and pictures. Unfortunately, the pair had busy schedules and there was no time to meet often. Cara Delevingne has been linked to English singer and songwriter Harry Styles in the past. She has often disclosed that she finds it hard to settle down in a relationship due to her busy schedule. Cara Delevingne’s relationship with Anthony Joshua did not grow into something tangible and the two have not been spotted together in recent time.
About Anthony Joshua and Rita Ora’s relationship
Rita Ora is a British singer and songwriter born on November 26, 1990, in Pristina, SFR, Yugoslavia. She is currently 31 years old as of August 2022.
Rita Ora and Anthony Joshua were first spotted at an event in 2014 and while he revealed he was single, Rita Ora later announced that Joshua was part of the list of celebrities she would like to date. Later on, they both sparked relationship rumours but the affair never blossomed.
About Anthony Joshua and DJ Cuppy’s relationship
DJ Cuppy, born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She was born on November 11, 1992, in Lagos State, Nigeria. She is 29 years old as of August 2022.
DJ Cuppy and Anthony Joshua sparked dating rumours after the pair were spotted hanging out in a recreation centre in the United Kingdom. Cuppy later took to her Instagram page to post a video that showed Anthony Joshua setting a chess board while she was seen holding her two puppies. The video later ended with both of them sharing a warm hug as Joshua planted a kiss on her cheek.
The pair were later spotted at a Joshua-Povetkin after-party fight in 2018 where they were both clingy throughout the night. Anthony Joshua also spent more time with Cuppy during his previous visit to Nigeria and the pair visited many places together.
Their relationship gained more popularity when Cuppy tweeted a picture of her and Joshua after he defeated Andy Ruiz in 2019. Cuppy later cleared the air about her relationship with Anthony Joshua on her Twitter page during a fan conversation. She talked about how Anthony Joshua will make a good husband when he eventually decides to settle down. She also reveals that even though she may have a thing for Joshua, the only relationship they have in common is a true friendship.
Anthony Joshua’s children
As of August 2022, Anthony Joshua is a proud father of one son whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Nicole Osbourne.
The son was born in October 2015 and is named Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince or “JJ”. He is commonly called “JJ” and is currently six years old as of August 2022. Anthony Joshua once revealed that he wanted to have seven other children so his son can have siblings. He also shared his commitment to raising his son and praised his mom for also playing a big role in raising Joseph.