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Davante Adams Is a Doting Husband and Father — inside the NFL Player's Personal Life

Manuela Cardiga
Jan 22, 2021
05:55 A.M.
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NFL wide receiver Davante Adams is an unstoppable force of nature on the field, but he is putty in the hands of his adorable one-year-old daughter Deija.

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is a tough nut to crack on the football field, but he's a big softie when it comes to his family.

Davante, who is married to his college girlfriend Devanne Villarreal Adams, is the proud dad of a one-year-old baby girl, Deija Leigh Adams.

Davante Adams at Lambeau Field in 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin | Source: Getty Images

Davante Adams at Lambeau Field in 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin | Source: Getty Images

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ROMANTIC WEDDING

Davante married long-time girlfriend Devanne Villarreal in 2018, in the romantic setting of the beautiful Bahamas, surrounded by friends and family.

Davante wore an elegant classical black coat-and-tails, while Devanne stunned in a beautiful white satin strapless gown with a cathedral veil.

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SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT

The Bahamas hold a lot of special memories for Devanne and Davante. Davante proposed to Devanne in the Bahamas after luring her there on false pretenses.

Davante told his then-girlfriend that they had to go to the Caribbean paradise for a photoshoot, then dropped to his knees and popped the question. And, of course, Devanne said yes.

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BIG NEWS

Then, on July 4, 2019, Davante dropped the big news on his fans. He and Devanne were expecting their first baby.

In what turned out to be a pregnancy announcement and a gender reveal, the football player confided in a shower of pink confetti that the new addition to the family would be a girl. He wrote:

“Baby Girl Adams? #TheAdamsFamily is getting a little bigger this September! Can’t wait to meet our baby girl."

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY

At the time of the announcement, the couple had just celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary on June 24, 2019, and the pregnancy added a special glow to the celebration.

The young couple has come a long way from their first meeting as students at Fresno State University in California.

To Davante's delight, he has now been invited to participate in a campaign for Jumpman, his hero Michael Jordan's brand.

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UNCHANGED

But even though he is now a star player with a four-year, $58 million contract, Davante hasn't changed. Devanne revealed he's the same sweet man she first met. She said:

“He doesn’t act like a celebrity. He’s the same old Davante.”

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THE DOTING DAD

In September 2019, Davante and Devanne welcomed their sweet baby girl, and the football player did change -- a lot. Davante is now completely in thrall to his daughter. He wrote on her birthday:

"Happy 1st Birthday to my best friend in the universe!! Can’t believe its been a year already. I love you Tootuh stop growing please."

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He admitted that he had become even more driven on the field and more ambitious. He now has something even more important to fight for: his daughter.

Since little Deija was born, Davante's Instagram has been packed with snaps of his adorable baby girl, and he's been sharing every precious milestone with his fans.

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JOINING JUMPMAN

And who knows, before long, he'll be taking little Deija to watch him play ball, or maybe even teach her to shoot a few hoops.

What Davante's devoted football fans may not know is that he is a talented basketball player too, and had to decide between the two sports in high school.

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To Davante's delight, he has now been invited to participate in a campaign for Jumpman, his hero Michael Jordan´s brand -- a dream he has cherished since he was a boy.

Davante seems to have achieved his every dream: a brilliant career, a wife and daughter he loves, and a nod from his beloved basketball -- and he is only 27.

Even though Davante and Devanne haven't shared any of their plans, it probably won't be long before little Deija has a baby brother or sister, or three.

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