If you’re a die-hard NFL fan, the name Joe Namath shouldn’t need an introduction. But for the casual fans, here’s a quick fact about him: He’s a former American football quarterback who was a sports icon in the 60s and was one of the best passers in football’s history.
No matter how much you know about Joe Namath, you probably don’t know much about his family, especially his daughter Olivia Namath.
Olivia Namath became famous for some wrong and right reasons. From being Joe Namath’s daughter to being arrested at only 19 years old. Interesting, isn’t it?
In this post, we’ll delve into the life of Joe Namath’s daughter, Olivia Namath.
Who’s Olivia Namath?
Joe Namath with Deborah Mays Image source: Google
Now, let’s talk a bit about the woman of the hour: Olivia Namath. Olivia is most famous for being the daughter of the NFL icon Joseph William Namath, aka Broadway Joe.
But did you know that her mother is a celebrity too? Olivia’s mother is Deborah Mays, an American actor who’s best known for her iconic role in The Greatest American Hero. She’s also Joe Namath’s ex-wife.
Growing up to a Superbowl champion dad and Hollywood star mother is anything but normal, right? Let’s have a look at Olivia Namath’s early life.
Olivia Namath, born on December 11, 1990, grew up in Florida, U.S.A., with her father, mother, and elder daughter Jessica.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find much information about Olivia’s education. We do know she joined a local high school in Florida, where she finished her primary education.
Since her father was an NFL superstar, Olivia’s childhood was anything but normal. On top of that, Joe Namath knew in 1998 that his wife Deborah was having an affair with another man.
Joe then filed for divorce. The couple separated, and Olivia and Jessica were raised by their father.
Apart from being Joe Namath’s daughter, what does Olivia Namath do for a living, you wonder?
Despite the spotlight that often shone on Olivia’s family, she managed to stay away from the limelight for most of her life. However, she’s an actress most known for her role in The Wedding Ringer.
Olivia has yet to share anything else about her career as she leads a private life. She doesn’t even have an online presence on popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Curious to know about Olivia Namath’s love life? Let’s learn more about her husband.
Looks like Olivia’s reckless lifestyle was influenced by her dad: the one and only Broadway Joe.
She experienced teen pregnancy as she was reportedly pregnant with her first child, Natalia Namath, at only 16 years old. It was undoubtedly a challenging experience for Olivia as she navigated the complexities of motherhood while she was still a teenager herself.
In June 2017, Olivia exchanged vows with the love of her life, Edwin Baker III. Edwin isn’t a public figure like Olivia’s father. He leads a private life, but we know that he’s an artist inspired by the likes of Picasso and Basquiat.
Though an artist, Edwin was a real troublemaker in the past. In 2006, he was arrested for robbing McDonald’s with his friend. They didn’t grab a few burgers and fries, but a whopping $10,000.
Nonetheless, their victory lap was too short, as they were caught red-handed a few hours later at a gas station. Baker ended up owning up to his actions and pleaded guilty.
But that’s not all of it. Olivia’s husband has been caught before for driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and cocaine, as well as reckless operation of a boat. As far as we know, the last bust for Baker was in 2013 for skipping a court date.
Looks like Olivia Namath’s husband has created a lot of trouble in the past. But surprisingly, Olivia was also a troublemaker, as she got arrested when she was 19!
Olivia was only a fresh-faced 19-year-old when the police pulled her up for speeding in West Palm Beach.
When Olivia stopped her silver Mercedes, the average traffic stop took a sharp turn. The deputy spotted a glimpse of what seemed like marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard.
When the police inspected Olivia’s car, they found a bunch of leafy greens that later tested positive for marijuana. And that wasn’t all. After further inspection, the police found a stash of 200.5 grams of marijuana packed in bags in the trunk.
Despite the evidence, Olivia denied knowing anything about the marijuana. But guess what? It wasn’t just the marijuana that landed her in hot water.
The police officers also found an open bottle of rum inside the car, which led to Olivia being charged with possession of alcohol and selling marijuana. What an eventful day for a 19-year-old Olivia, wouldn’t you say?
To Wrap Up
And that’s everything we know about Olivia Namath, the famous daughter of the NFL former quarterback Joe Namath. Olivia grew up under the spotlight as her father was an NFL icon, and her mother, Deborah Mays, is an actress.
Olivia doesn’t share much personal information about her career and private life. But she took part in an American romantic comedy movie, named The Wedding Ringer.
Looks like Olivia Namath got famous for both good and bad reasons. She had been into multiple troubles as a teenager, just like her husband Edwin Baker III. But currently, Olivia seems to have settled down, living a peaceful life with her husband and daughter Natalia.