Who is Nikko Gonzalez? Inside the Life of Tony Gonzalez’s Oldest Son

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Who is Nikko Gonzalez? Inside the Life of Tony Gonzalez’s Oldest Son
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Nikko Gonzalez is the oldest son of Tony Gonzalez, one of the greatest football tight ends of all time in American football history. And his mother is none other than Lauren Sánchez, a veteran media personality. The news anchor, nevertheless, gained tremendous attention as the girlfriend of the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos.

Besides, being the son of the most successful footballer Tony, it is no surprise that Nikko is interested in football. He widely played football as a linebacker and tight end for his school team. He is also doing great at college.

Well, here we have come up with numerous unknown facts regarding Nikko. Let’s know everything about Tony’s grown son!

How Old is Nikko Gonzalez? Relationship With His Dad

Nikko is aged 20 as of 2022. Tony Gonzalez’s son was born on 12th Feb 2001, in the United States of America. Talking about the father-and-son duo’s bonding, they are incredibly close to each other.

The former football tight end has posted numerous photos of his firstborn child on his social media handles. And it was quite rare that Tony ever missed wishing his son on his birthday. Almost every year, the now-Fox Sports analyst celebrated his son’s birthday by sharing beautiful photos of themselves.

Back in Feb 2021, Tony uploaded a few photos of them together on the occasion of Nikko’s 20th birthday. He wrote,

“Happy birthday to my firstborn, @nikkogzz! Continue to be fearless in finding what you love to do! Stay curious, stay focused and you will be prepared to face whatever gets in your way, but always know your old man has your back! Love you bud.”

Who are Nikko Gonzalez’s Parents? Their Love Life

We have mentioned earlier that Gonzalez is the son of Tony and his former girlfriend, Lauren Sánchez. Talking about their love life, it is, however, still a little bit secretive. Neither Tony nor his ex-partner Lauren has ever talked about their short-lived romance. Since the former flames separated amicably in the early 2000s, they have moved on successfully with different people.

Nikko’s father Tony has been leading a wonderful marital relationship with his wife October Gonzalez. The couple dated for years before tying the knots in their July 2007 wedding ceremony.

On the other hand, Nikko’s mom Lauren after her break-up with Tony married Patrick Whitesell in August 2005. However, their marital bonding couldn’t be last long. And they divorced in October 2019.

The same year, Sanchez reportedly started dating Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. But the two made it official in the following year.

Ever since his mom started dating the world’s richest man, Nikko also gradually became close to him. They often appear together in various places. Back in late December 2021, Lauren posted a beautiful family photo with her son and new-boyfriend Bezos with the caption,

“Nothing better than this.”

It seems like, although Nikko’s parents parted ways years ago, they never compromised any parenting when it comes to their son.

Has Five Half-Siblings

Nikko has five half-siblings, two from his mother’s previous marriage with Whitesell and three from his father’s marriage with October. His mom Lauren welcomed her first child, a son Evan with her ex-spouse Patrick in 2006. Two years later, they welcomed their daughter Ella.

Similarly, Nikko has two younger half-sisters and a brother from his dad’s side. All of the Gonzalez siblings are quite close to each other. They often feature on their father Tony’s social media profiles. Celebrating 2021’s Father’s Day, the former footballer shared a family photo with his kids.

Nikko Gonzalez Played Football at High School

The now 20-year-old celebrity kid went to Loyola High School, in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the school in 2020. His doting dad also announced the news of his graduation by posting photos on social media.

In addition to being a good student there, Nikko was also a potential footballer at school who used to play for a Loyola Varsity football team. During his time on the team, the emerging talent had also helped the Varsity to win numerous tournaments.

Furthermore, Nikko also was named the Overall Loyola Football Player of the Game and the Defensive Loyola Football Player of the Game in 2019.

His College

Nikko Gonzalez is now a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is set to complete his bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies in 2024.

Nikko Once Pushed His Father to Return For One More Season

Back in June 2013, in an interview with ESPN’s “SportsCenter, ” Tony said that he was thinking about his retirement after last season to spend more time with his family. But, his then-12-year-old son Nikko persuaded him to come back for one more season. He said,

“Really the biggest factor for me to come back this year was my son, Nikko. He doesn’t live with me, he lives with his mom and stepdad out in Los Angeles during the football season, and it’s been that way his whole life. And I just said, ‘You know what, I want to spend more time with my son.’ And that was really one of the main reasons I was going to retire.”

Tony said of his son,

“But he was the one who talked me back into it.”

Following his comeback, Gonzalez also received huge support from his teammates and coach.

What is Nikko Gonzalez’s Net Worth?

Nikko is still a studnet. Thus, the exact amount of his net worth is yet to estimate. But being the son of two successful parents, the star kid enjoys a fairly lavish lifestyle.

His father has an estimated fortune of $50 million as of 2022.

Does Nikko Have a Girlfriend?

The 20-year-old Nikko remains low-key when it comes to his love life. So, the details of his personal life regarding whether Nikko is dating a girlfriend or not and others are still super-secret.

At present, it seems like Nikko lives a single life.