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How Old Is Raheem Sterling? Everything about England’s Football Sensation

Edduin Carvajal
May 25, 2022
01:15 P.M.
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Manchester City soccer player Raheem Sterling might be young, but he has already won the English Premier League and is the proud father of three kids.


Joseph Guardiola and his Manchester City players won the English Premier League in the very last game of the season, coming from behind to win 3-2 against Aston Villa.

The team celebrated with an open-top bus parade, but English striker Raheem Sterling was not part of the celebration for family reasons. Here's everything you need to know about Sterling and his family.

Raheem Sterling on November 02, 2020 in Manchester, England | Source: Getty Images



Even though Sterling plays for the English national team, he was born on December 8, 1994, in Kingston, Jamaica. Unfortunately, his childhood was not a walk in the park.

When Sterling was only two years old, his father was murdered. He and his mother, Nadine, spent three more years in Kingston before moving to Neasden, a town in northwest London.

Raheem Sterling on October 21, 2020 in Manchester, UK | Source: Getty Images


Nadine has been Sterling's biggest supporter and harshest critic, and she was instrumental in Sterling's success. Queens Park Ranger recruited him when he was just a kid, but his mother had different plans.

She was afraid that Sterling's life could get derailed by the gang culture in London, primarily because he had dealt with behavioral problems before. She decided they would leave London, so he could not join soccer clubs in that city.



Liverpool and Manchester City eventually showed interest, but the former acquired Raheem Sterling's services after beating City's offer.

He debuted in the Premier League as a starter at 17, three months before playing for England for the first time. In 2015, Liverpool transferred Sterling to Manchester City in a record-breaking transfer. The rest is history.


Sterling is 27 years old now and knows how important his mother was at the start of his career, so he bought her a ten-bedroom home near Slough, Berkshire. As of 2018, she split her time between the $3.10-million mansion and her housing association property in Brent.

The fact that Nadine didn't leave her Brent home raised some eyebrows because she was holding a house that families waiting for social housing could have used.

The coronavirus pandemic supposedly delayed Raheem Sterling and Paige Milian's wedding plans.



Although Raheem Sterling is not married, he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Paige Milian for years. They met when he was still playing for Queens Park Rangers, and she was working at JD Sports.

In 2012, they parted ways after dating for a couple of years. Sterling moved on and welcomed his first daughter, Melody Rose, with another woman.


Their romance didn't stand the test of time, though. In 2015, Sterling and Milian resumed their relationship and moved into a mansion in Cheshire. Two years later, they welcomed their first son, Thiago.

In 2018, Sterling popped the question. Their second son, Thai-Cruz, joined the brood in 2019. The coronavirus pandemic supposedly delayed Raheem Sterling and Paige Milian's wedding plans, so it seems it is only a matter of time for them to tie the knot.