Habiba Abdul Jabbar is commonly known as the ex-wife of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (aka Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.), who is an American former basketball player and a professional coach. Habiba’s then-partner, Kareem, played 20 seasons in National Basketball Association (NBA).
Habiba and her ex-husband are proud parents of two daughters and one son. The couple stayed in a marital relationship for 7 years. Then, what was the reason for their divorce? After their divorce, did they get a new partner?
Well, in this article we have answered all the queries and added some information about Habiba Abdul Jabbar’ partner and more. Let’s straightly get into it!
Who Is Habiba Abdul Jabbar?
She is a native American, born Janice Brown in New York, the United States. Her early life is yet to be revealed. She was a Christian who turned to Islam in order to marry Kareem.
Moving towards her education, she studied at California State University in LA.
When Did Habiba Met Kareem? Their Marriage Details
Habiba met her then-husband during their college, at a Lakers game while he was a senior at UCLA. The former couple exchanged vows on May 28, 1971, held in a Washington, D.C. mosque according to Muslim custom.
Unfortunately for Habiba, her parents were barred to enter the wedding place as it was held in a mosque. Habiba’s parents came all the way from New York just to attend the wedding ceremony.
Furthermore, even Habiba’s ex-partner hadn’t told her that her parents were not allowed to enter the mosque until the marriage, which made a serious rift between them. Thankfully, after a long time, things were settled down between the two families.
After that time, Habiba’s former husband, Kareem has always remembered and said, ” Hi to Moms and Pops in New York”, while making an appearance on National Television.
Habiba Abdul Jabbar Is The Mother Of Three Kids And Step-Mother Of Two Children
Back in 1972, while Kareem was joining the Havard university for the Arabic language, his ex-wife gave birth to a daughter, Habiba, named after her mom, and made him a proud father for the first time. But, after a year of their firstborn daughter, Habiba parted her ways with Kareem and started to live in Washington D.C., because of her partner’s busy life.
Despite living on two different roofs, they still continued to have another child together. In the year 1976, they became parents for the second time to their son, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr., and for the third time to their daughter, Sultana Abdul Jabbar in 1979.
Apart from her biological kids, she is the step-mom of Amir and Adam Abdul-Jabbar. Amir was born to Kareem and his ex-girlfriend Cheryl Pistono, and Adam’s mother’s identity is still behind the curtain.
What was the reason for their Divorce?
In 1977, it was a hard time for Habiba’s former husband. His one friend and six relatives-members of the group Hanafi were killed by the rival Black Muslims in Washington D.C. At that time he was also threatened by them after which he was provided a bodyguard for more than a week.
On the other hand, his then-girlfriend, Cheryl Pistono convinced him to seek a divorce from Habiba who was living separately since 1973. The divorce was finalized on October 11, 1978.
Who Is Habiba’s Ex-Partner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem is one of the greatest players in NBA history who started his professional career in 1969. During high school, he set the record of winning 71 times continuously. During his college time, he was named the game’s best player.
While playing for Los Angeles Lakers, Kareem and his team won national championships three times, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Player by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played for 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers and also has a record of winning NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) six-time. Apart from being just a player, he was also a coach for the team such as Los Angeles Clippers (assistant), Alchesay HS (assistant), Oklahoma Storm, and Los Angeles Lakers (assistant). As of now, he is retired.
Apart from being an NBA player, he is also one of the respected black Americans who has been featured lots of times in magazines and newspapers such as The Hollywood Reporter, TIME magazine, and Washington Post.
Habiba Abdul-Jabbar’s Net Worth
Habiba hasn’t shared about what she does for a living, and it is hard to say her estimated fortune. Apart from her net worth, her former partner Kareem has an estimated earning of $20 million. Needless to mention, Kareem has made his fortune from his basketball career and as a best-selling author.
Is Habiba Abdul-Jabbar active on Social Media Handles?
As she has kept her personal life far from the media, she isn’t active on any social media platforms. Prior to her appearance, her ex-husband is active on Instagram, where he has a huge fan following of 1 million. Her ex-partner, Kareem has uploaded photos and videos on his Instagram regarding his daily lifestyle.