Ree Drummond Proud of Foster Son Jamar for Joining University of Central Oklahoma Football Team

Joe Akins
Feb 04, 2021
01:50 P.M.

"The Pioneer Woman" star is over the moon as her foster son Jamar gets ready to play football with a University team in Oklahoma. Check out how Ree Drummond shared the exciting news in her new post.


Ree Drummond, who is popular for her profound knowledge in the culinary business, is a successful cookbook author, Food Network host, and celebrity chef.

Now she can add the title of a proud mother to her hat, following the recent achievement of one of her own—the young college student, Jamar, 18.

Ree and Ladd Drummond pictured in front of her magazine's logo in 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Ree and Ladd Drummond pictured in front of her magazine's logo in 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Though Ree is already a mother to four kids, Alex, Paige, Bryce, and Todd, she lovingly accommodated a fifth child, Jamar, from foster care.

In a newly shared post on Instagram, the seasoned cook gushed about a new page in her adopted son's life. He had earned the right to be on the University of Central Oklahoma's football team.


The 52-year-old cheekily doted on the new football star and used the word "Big big day" to declare that it is indeed a day that offered many expectations. She then added:


"This morning Jamar officially signed to play football at @ucobronchos starting this fall. I'm so proud of him and so grateful for his friends, coaches..."

Ree praised Jamar's consistency and hard work towards making it a dream come true. She also talked about how happy she felt to have him as part of the Drummond clan.


Her post featured two images. The first slide showed the celebrity chef and the newest football signee in a "UCO FOOTBALL" hoodie holding each other as they stood side by side.

The second photo saw Ree, Jamar, and her husband Ladd seated behind a table. Ladd's hand was suspended in the air showing him giving his adopted son a "pre-pat-on-the-back," as explained by his wife.


Lots of the Drummond family's fans joined the celebration over the big announcement. Some congratulated the young adult by writing "Congratulations." One fan posted a blue and purple heart emoji and wrote:

"This is great."

The Drummonds have had Jamar with them for a year and a half, but they decided to keep the news discreet. It was not until November last year that the mother of four announced it on her blog.


According to the blogger, adopting Jamar was supposed to be a secret based on instructions from the State's agency. However, after he turned 18, they all thought it was time to spill the beans.

In the blogpost, Ree went on about how Jamar integrated with her family. Before he gained permanent residency, her sons, Bryce and Todd, already knew him, as he played in their school's football team.

Shortly after he began living with them, he had an accident, and he crashed one of their ATVs. Still, the family showed him compassion and patiently supported him to heal and pursue his dream.

Thankfully, Jamar is putting smiles on their faces by achieving his dreams by being on a University's football team! And they couldn't have asked for more.

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