All about Adewale Ogunleye’s wife – Amira Baker and kids

Adewale Ogunleye and his wife Amira Baker.

Who is Adewale Ogunleye?

Adewale Ogunleye is an African-American ex-football player. He played as a defensive end for 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Ogunleye played for American football teams such as the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and Miami Dolphins.

Adewale Ogunleye was born to Nigerian parents on August 9, 1977, in Brooklyn, New York, US. The former professional football player is 46 years old as of February 2024.

About Adewale Ogunleye’s parents

Adewale Ogunleye is the son of Gabriel Ogunleye (father) and Lawrencia Ogunleye (mother). According to reports, his parents are Nigerian immigrants to the US. Gabriel and Lawrencia left Nigeria for the US in the 1970s to further their education and also in search of greener pastures. Adewale’s father is the son of the late Oba Emmanuel Taiwo Ogunleye Amugbayanwo II (1922-1974). Oba Emmanuel was an ex-king of the city-state of Emure in Ekiti state of Nigeria.

Further detailed information about Adewale’s parents is scarcely available in the media as of the time of publishing this article.

Adewale Ogunleye’s parents – Gabriel and Lawrencia Ogunleye.

About Adewale Ogunleye’s siblings

Adewale Ogunleye has 3 siblings named Patricia, Ranti, and Adedayo. Adewale’s younger brother, Ranti, is an activist and also an educator. However, information about the ex-footballer’s other siblings is currently scarce in the media.

Adewale Ogunleye and his younger siblings – Ranti (brother) and Adedayo (sister).

About Adewale Ogunleye’s marriage and wife

As of February 2024, Adewale Ogunleye is married to his wife, American dentist Amira Baker Ogunleye. Adewale and Amira wedded in July 2014 in a star-studded ceremony. A-list celebrities such as Gabrielle Union, Leila Lopes, Dwyane Wade, and Michelle Williams graced the occasion. Although it is unclear when the lovebirds started dating, they reportedly got engaged in Angola the same year they tied the knot. They have been married for 9 years and counting. Currently, Ogunleye and his wife Amira are blessed with two kids. 

The power couple has managed to maintain a scandal-free relationship as they keep their marital issues private. However, they do not fail to celebrate each other on their social media pages with beautiful pictures and heart-melting captions.

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, and others pictured at Adewale and Amira Ogunleye’s wedding on July 12, 2014.

About Adewale Ogunleye’s wife – Amira Baker

Adewale Ogunleye’s wife, Amira Baker, is a cosmetic dentist. She has a doctoral degree in dentistry from Howard University. Baker co-owns a dental clinic in Miami called “Beautiful Smiles.” According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, top celebrities such as Michelle Williams and LeBron James are some of her clients.

Adewale Ogunleye’s wife was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in August 1983. She is 40 years old as of February 2024. When Amira was a child, her father moved from Egypt to the US, along with her and her two siblings.

Adewale Ogunleye’s wife, Amira Baker, is a celebrity dentist based in Miami.

List of Adewale Ogunleye’s past relationships and girlfriends

According to unofficial sources, Adewale dated the likes of Kelis, Sanaa Lathan, and Michelle Williams before his marriage to Amira Baker. However, the retired football star has never debunked or affirmed some of these alleged relationships.

Below is a full list of Adewale Ogunleye’s past relationships and girlfriends:

a. Adewale Ogunleye and Sanaa Lathan (2007–2008)

According to reports, Adewale Ogunleye dated American actress, Sanaa Lathan, between 2007 and 2008.

Adewale Ogunleye and Sanaa Lathan pictured at the 2008 Essence Music Festival.

b. Adewale Ogunleye and Kelis (2009–2011)

Adewale reportedly had a fling with singer Kelis for about two years (2009–2011). They appeared like a couple in public places then. In fact, Ogunleye and Kelis attended the Super Bowl Weekend and the Winter Music Conference together at the time. There were also reports stating that they were cozying up at the recording Jools Holland Show in May 2010.

However, the rumored lovers reportedly split in 2011. The reason for their breakup remains unclear because neither of them made any comment about their relationship.

Adewale Ogunleye and Kelis.

c. Adewale Ogunleye and Michelle Williams (2012–2015)

Adewale Ogunleye reportedly dated American singer and actress Michelle Williams from 2012 to 2015. Following the end of her long-term relationship with Chris Dave, reports began linking Michelle to Adewale. There were also claims that the singer traveled to Adewale’s hometown in Nigeria while they were dating.

However, the former “Destiny’s Child” singer debunked the rumors after trolls called her out in the media for attending his wedding party in 2014.

Michelle took to X and tweeted:

“I was never his ex! God bless! #facts

Adewale Ogunleye’s rumored ex-girlfriend, singer Michelle Williams.

About Adewale Ogunleye’s kids

Adewale Ogunleye and his wife Amira Baker are proud parents of two kids – a girl and a boy. Their daughter’s name is Aduralere Ogunleye, while their son’s name is Asa Ogunleye. Aduralere was born on November 27, 2015, hence she is currently 8 years old. The power couple welcomed their son, Asa, on February 6, 2017. He is 7 years old as of 2024.

Adewale Ogunleye’s wife Amira Baker and their kids.

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