Is Elijah Peppers Adopted By Julius Peppers? Know The Truth

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Is Elijah Peppers Adopted By Julius Peppers? Know The Truth
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Elijah Peppers is famously known as the son of the Carolina Panthers’ former footballer, Julius Peppers. Ever since we’ve come across his existence, we’ve been wondering if he’s the biological son of Julius or not. Additionally, as fans, we cannot help but let the curiosity of Elijah’s life consume us.

So, what is his life like as a celebrity kid? Did you know that his mother is also a well-known personality? Take a look at the article below to learn all the exciting details about the little guy!

Is Elijah Peppers Julius Peppers’s Biological Son?

Sorry to disappoint you but Elijah isn’t Julius’ biological son. He is the son of his mother, Claudia Sampedro, and her former lover. Now, the details of his biological father aren’t revealed for privacy concerns. However, we do know that his last name is “Fayson”; Elijah had the same surname before Peppers adopted him.

To add further, he was born in March 2014 i.e., right before his biological mother Claudia and his adoptive father Julius came across each other. Soon enough, the footballer adopted him and his other half-sister.

In the current day and age, the 9-year-old enjoys a blissful life with his fulfilled family. Despite being an adopted son, the former linebacker treats Elijah as his own. Every year, his father does not fail to post him on his birthday with a special caption. On his 8th birthday, he wrote,

“VIII. Wishing my little man the happiest of birthdays and another year of love, laughter, and memories.”

Elijah Peppers Has Two Half-Siblings; Who Are They?

As already mentioned, Julius adopted his girlfriend Claudia’s kids from former relationships when they committed to one another. While one was Elijah, the other was his sister, Keana Skye.

Julius Peppers is raising 3 children with his long-term girlfriend
Baby Elijah with his half-sister and newly born half-brother

Moreover, she was born on 14th March 2008 and is 16 years old. Interestingly enough, she and her brother’s dad are entirely different people. They are a result of Sampedro’s multiple relationships in the past. Even in her case, the identity of her biological dad has also been kept under wraps.

In addition, the two half-siblings have a third and youngest brother, Amaresito Peppers. He is the son of Julius and Claudia, born on 21st September 2015.


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Together, the three siblings share a very special bond. If you take a look at their parents’ social media pages, you can see that they constantly go on family vacations and have a good time in each others’ presence. Furthermore, since Elijah and Amaresito share an age gap of only a year, the two boys are closer than anyone else in the family. Most fans also confuse them as twins.

He Also Has a Third “Mysterious” Sibling

Peppers also has another half-brother born around the same time as him. Unfortunately, his name is unknown. On the contrary, it is known for a fact that he is the son of Peppers and his former lover, Lia Ames.

The ex-couple broke up in 2014 when he met the love of his life, Claudia. Having said that, the footballer’s eldest biological son lives with his mother, Lia; Peppers pays $8000 as child support per month upon the pair’s former agreement.

Are Elijah Peppers’ Parents, Julius And Claudia, Married? Unraveling The Truth

No, his dad and mom haven’t tied the knot yet. Since 2014, the couple has been in a committed relationship but yet to get married. They met for the first time at a party and were introduced by a mutual friend. Eventually, Sampedro and Peppers began their journey as a couple and welcomed their first kid too.

Instagram model, Claudia Sampedro is Elijah Peppers's mother
Long-term lovers, Julius and Claudia

After being introduced by him on the reality TV show, WAGS Miami, Claudia has stood iron-clad beside her boyfriend. The duo recently celebrated their 9th year together as well.

Nonetheless, the question still stands – are they going to marry each other soon? Well, there isn’t a concrete answer to the question. But we do have a hunch that Elijah’s parents will be walking down the aisle in the near, if not, far future.

Elijah Peppers’s Dad And Mom Are Renowned Personalities

If you do not know already then let us remind you that both Julius and Claudia are well renowned. While Elijah’s father is a retired professional footballer, his mom is an Internet sensation, model, and actress.

Retired footballer, Julius Peppers and his family of 5
The family of five enjoying a football game on Sunday

Talking more about his dad, he has played with multiple NFL teams throughout his career. Peppers began his professional journey with the Carolina Panthers in 2002. Following this, he was a part of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers too until returning to the Panthers for his final games. On 1st February 2019, he announced his retirement after 17 seasons with the NFL.

On a similar note, his mother is a Cuban model and reality TV star. Many people might recognize her as the look-alike of Kim Kardashian.

Will Peppers Follow His Folks Into Stardom Too?

Well, we do not know yet if Elijah will be following in his parents’ footsteps. As of now, he is only in middle school and is too young to decide what he wants in life. On the other hand, given his upbringing, we won’t be surprised if he chooses to become either an athlete or a model.

He Is An Heir To A Multi-Million Fortune

His father Julius alone has a fortune worth $30 million. Likewise, his mother is worth over a million dollars.

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