Dwight Howard is an American professional basketball player who previously played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Howard was initially drafted first by the Orlando Magic in the 2004 NBA draft. Later, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers, but after a year with the Lakers, he played for Houston Rockets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Washington Wizards.
In 2019, the player returned to Los Angeles Lakers and won his first NBA Championship in 2020. Furthermore, he has earned eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper’s relationship timeline
Although no details have been confirmed, Howard and Te’a Cooper might have crossed paths while she was still a high school student. Both of them were able to keep their connection a secret, but in 2019, they began to show up on each other’s social media.
According to Sportskeeda, in a now-deleted post from August, Howard had Cooper in his arms as she showed off a sizable diamond ring. Cooper was tagged, and the caption said, “Mine.”
Dwight Howard with his ex-wife Te’a Cooper. (Source: Instagram)
As per Cooper’s Wikipedia page, the duo became engaged in 2019. After a year of engagement, the 36-year-old exchanged vows with Cooper, a professional basketball player, in secret in 2020.
However, as of 2022, the pair have parted ways. The reasons behind their split are still under wraps.
As per Sportskeeda, when Cooper was questioned about Howard on an Instagram Livestream, she said the two had broken up. She said, “No, I do not go out with him. I’m not with him any more. Leave it alone. I don’t want to see y’all in my comments saying it no more.”
Who is Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper?
Te’a Cooper is an American professional basketball player who is a free agent in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She previously played for Los Angeles Sparks. During her college days, she played basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears, the Tennessee Volunteers, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Phoenix Mercury selected the WNBA player in the WNBA Draft on April 17, 2020. Due to COVID-19, Phoenix Mercury had to cut some players, including Cooper.
This provided the Los Angeles Sparks team with an opportunity to move some Phoenix Mercury players. The Los Angeles Sparks chose Cooper to be their point guard.
The 25-year-old player hails from Newark, New Jersey. She was born to Omar Cooper and Kindall Cooper on April 16, 1997.
Cooper has three siblings: Mia and twins Sharife and Omar. Sharife is also a basketball player who Atlanta Hawks drafted in 2021.
Do Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper have a baby?
The athletes do not have any children together, but Howard is the father to five kids from his five different relationships.
Braylon Howards is the eldest among the five children, born in 2007 with former Orlando Magic cheerleader Royce Reed.
Jayde, Layla, David, and Dwight III are his other four children from previous relationships. David’s mother, Melissa Rios, died on March 27, 2020, due to an epileptic seizure.