O.J. Simpson has four living children from two marriages. It is unclear what kind of relationship Simpson has with his younger two children, but his older two children have supported him over the years.
The former footballer has spent the last eight years of his life behind bars. He was granted parole on July 20, 2017.
Here is what you need to know about his kids:
1. Simpson Had 2 Children With His Ex, Nicole Brown
The former couple’s two kids, Sydney and Justin, were very young when their father was arrested on murder charges after their mother and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were found stabbed to death outside of Brown’s home in Brentwood, California.
Neither Sydney nor Justin have ever spoken publicly about the murder trial or their mother’s tragic death. In 2011, an unnamed source told Bossip that Sydney just wants to move forward with life.
“Sydney still believes that her father murdered her mother, but she wants to make peace with him and tell him that she forgives him. She said, ‘Murderer or not, he’s still my father and he’s the only parent I’ve got. I can’t abandon him,'” the source quoted Sydney as saying.
2. Sydney Simpson, 31, Lives in Florida & Owns Her Own Business
Sydney, now 31, graduated from Boston University in 2010. She obtained her degree in sociology and moved to Atlanta. In recent years, the oldest daughter of O.J. and Nicole Brown moved to Florida. It is believed that she moved to Miami with her dad before he went to prison. An unknown amount of time later, Sydney purchased a home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
According to E! News, Sydney started her own business a few years ago.
“As for income, she opened her own business, Simpsy LLC, in 2014, which she currently still operates out of St. Petersburg, [Florida], and purchased two additional properties in the area,” E! reported.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Sydney works in real estate, but not as an agent.
3. Justin Simpson, 28, Works as a Real Estate Agent
Sydney’s younger brother, Justin, also lives in St. Petersburg where he works as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Homes. Justin really loves living in Florida. In a 2016 phone interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Justin expressed his fondness for the Tampa Bay area.
“It’s a great place to live, why not St. Pete? It’s gorgeous here,” he told the outlet.
“Justin has seen a diverse spectrum of markets from Los Angeles to Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta. Having spent years in multi-family renovation and income properties, Justin has turned focus to helping others succeed as he has. In addition, his land acquisition and experiences in new-construction, deriving from his time spent with the Top Atlanta mega-team, allows Justin to exceed his clients expectations. Having a family immersed in hospitality, Justin sets himself apart by dominating customer service and his communication/negotiation skills give his clients the competitive edge,” reads his bio on the Coldwell Banker website.
4. Simpson Had 3 Children With His First Wife, Marguerite Whitley
In 1968, the couple welcomed a daughter, Arnelle. Over the years, she has been a familiar face. She has been in court with her father numerous times and even testified on his behalf. She took the stand in the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman murder trial, telling the jury that her dad was “shocked” and “distraught” after learning of their deaths. Years later, Arnelle testified again, telling a jury in her dad’s latest case that she knew of some “personal items” that Simpson said he had found.
“Personal stuff, family stuff. Pictures, footballs, trophies,” Arnelle said.
In 2007, it was revealed that Arnelle was the person that came up with the idea for her dad’s book, If I Did It.
In 1970, Simpson and Whitley welcomed their son, Jason. The 47 year old keeps a very low profile and prefers to keep his name out of the headlines. Although he has been in court to support his dad over the years, Jason doesn’t come around too often.
In the 90s, Jason struggled with alcoholism, according to Crimefeed. In 1990, Jason was convicted of DUI. In 1991, he was rushed the hospital after an overdose of Depakote, believed to be a suicide attempt. The following year, Jason was charged with assault.
Since that time, however, Jason has cleaned up his act — as far as the public knows. He has spent much of his adult life working as a cook, most recently at popular Atlanta-area restaurant St. Cecilia.
5. There Have Long Been Rumors That Simpson Had an Affair With Kris Jenner & That He Is Khloe Kardashian’s Father
For years, it has been rumored that Kris Jenner had an affair with O.J. Simpson and that he actually fathered her daughter, Khloe Kardashian. While these rumors have been denied by Jenner countless times, they always find a way to creep back up.
Kardashian has been repeatedly hurt over the rumors. Her paternity is something that she addressed on her family’s reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. At one point, Kardashian’s mom encouraged her daughter to get a DNA test done. Kardashian also discussed the rumors on an episode of her talk show Kocktails With Khloe.
You can see clips of these moments in the video below.
Just as recently as last summer, reports that O.J. Simpson wanted to prove whether or not he was Kardashian’s father surfaced. According to the Daily Mail, a former prison guard at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, where Simpson has been serving time, made some pretty bold claims. Jeffrey Felix said that Simpson would agree to a DNA test if Kardashian visited him in prison.
In years past, Kardashian has talked about how she looks different from her sisters and, at one point, even wondered if she was adopted.
Social media has lit up from time to time, comparing photos of Kardashian to Simpson’s daughter, Sydney.
Kardashian has made it clear that she believes that the late Robert Kardashian — once a good friend of Simpson — is her father.