Olivia Namath, his youngest daughter, made news in 2007 when she became pregnant at the age of 16 just a few years after his divorce from his wife. At the time of Namath’s grandchild’s birth, Olivia was still in high school in Florida.
The revelation that the baby’s father, Edwin Baker III, had been arrested three times in the year leading up to the baby’s birth for meth possession, burglary, and vehicle theft was controversial, despite the fact that the announcement itself was not very controversial. As if that wasn’t enough, Olivia was arrested three years after the child was born on narcotics possession charges. Olivia was busted with a pound of marijuana in her vehicle in West Palm Beach in 2010. Olivia was only 19 years old at the time. Olivia married her baby daddy in 2014, and Namath’s current problems appear to have subsided.
Joe Namath, the renowned New York Jets quarterback and cult figure, had a dreadful off-field record. Since his ex-wife Deborah Mays left him in 1998, the Jets legend’s life has been plagued by issues surrounding his drinking and drug use. His two children have become enmeshed in the terrible press that has surrounded him, threatening to wreck his life just as he is getting his life back on track.
Namath Involved in Yet Another Scandal After Eldest Daughter’s Ex Demands Financial Report
Just when the quarterback hall of fame of farmer’s life appeared to be free of problems in August 2019, he was involved in yet another incident. His oldest daughter Jessica Namath’s spouse attracted unwanted attention into the family this time. His oldest daughter filed for divorce from her husband, Brian Kennedy, in September 2016, claiming her husband’s drug and alcohol issues, as well as anger management issues. She also asked for child support for their son, who is two years old.
Kennedy, on the other hand, did not back down, dragging the quarterback into the drama by insisting that he hand over his financial records, including credit card transactions and tax returns, in order to prove that Jessica is financially supported by her wealthy father. Jessica made this demand to show that she didn’t require Kennedy’s financial help because she had already received countless gifts from her wealthy father.
On the other hand, Jessica’s lawyer argued that the estranged ex’s claims were an excess of his right to obtain personal and financial information about the Namath family. Namath’s Upper West Side condo, which he gave to both his daughter and son-in-law after their July 2015 wedding, was also mentioned in the lawsuit as one of the hall of famer’s “gifts” to his daughter. Namath, his daughter, and his son-in-law were all found to be co-owners of the $1.01 million home.
Namath’s Alcoholism Battle
Before he married Deborah ‘Tatiana’ Mays in 1984, Namath had a drinking problem. His pre-marriage drinking went unnoticed because he was a bachelor. Despite his inebriation, the quarterback was a popular athlete who even worked as a brand ambassador for a few companies. Deborah was the one who assisted him in lowering his alcohol consumption. However, his sobriety lasted only 14 years, from 1985 to 1998, when Deborah supposedly left him for a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon.
Following the divorce, the Hall of Famer resorted to the drink, as well as his medicines, to drown out his feelings. Until a December 2003 episode of Monday Night Football, his inebriation went unnoticed. In the event, Namath’s statements were garbled, and reporter Suzy Kolber struggled to understand him. The former quarterback was enamored with the reporter and even leaned in for a kiss, saying, “I want to kiss you.” Three decades later, it appears like Namath is still attempting to dodge the family controversies.
Namath in the 2021 NFL Draft for the Jets
The New York Jets have signed quarterback Zach Wilson, the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The BYU quarterback, who is 21 years old, is excited to be playing for the Jets. During the pick, Jets legend Joe Namath told the Associated Press,
“I’m looking forward to seeing Zach; I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with him, so evaluating someone without sitting down and visiting with them is difficult. But, from what I’ve seen of him on film or on television, he’s an athlete. He tosses the ball and wanders about. A talented athlete.”
Namath stated emphatically throughout the conversation that the Jets were long overdue for a championship. He also expressed gratitude for the chance to be a part of a winning team during his time there. And wishes for the Jets to make history once more. Wilson’s signing has clearly elated him, and he has high hopes for both the player and the team. Namath has football to keep him joyful despite the fact that a lot of things are going wrong for him.