Ade Adepitan Wife, Family, Net Worth
Paralympian Ade Adepitan is a true inspiration for everyone!
At the mere age of six months, Ade contracted Polio and lost the use of his left leg to the horrifying disease. However, he never let his disability drag him down.
Despite his disability, the wheelchair athlete went on to establish himself as a star in the realms of sports. He has won gold medals in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and dance.
Is Ade Adepitan Married?
While Ade was a young boy, he dreamt of becoming a professional athlete and marrying a rock star.
He achieved his first dream pretty soon. But, it later came true on 11 August 2018, when he tied the knot to Linda Harrison. Linda is a Scottish singer who performs under the stage name Elle Exxe.
The couple got married in the same cathedral as the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Their wedding was a dreamy affair. Further, Hello magazine quoted their wedding as,
"Two families, two cultures and two countries in a celebration."
Ade Adepitan and his wife Linda Harrison on their wedding day on 11 October 2018 (Photo: Hello Magazine)
Ade and Linda first met at the National Television Awards at the O2 arena, where the athlete's opening line was 'Those are really cool tights." Well, the line was pretty strange, but it sure did its magic as the couple walked down the aisle after nine years.
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Initially, the couple planned to get married in 2017, but the same year Linda was asked to perform at the prestigious V Festival. Since it was a great honor to perform at the festival, Ade suggested postponing the wedding. And, the couple got married a year later.
As of now, Ade is living his life to the fullest alongside his beautiful wife.
Family Info, Net Worth
Ade Adepitan was born in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria, on 27 March 1973. But, when Ade was three years old, his family moved to Newham, London, to provide a better life for Ade. While Ade's family moved to London, they could not afford to bring his elder sister Omoyile. It was only after ten years that the family got reunited.
Other than Omoyeli, Ade has two other siblings: a younger sister named Adeola and a younger brother, Adeolu.
The wheelchair athlete has always been thankful to his family for their support. According to Ade, his parent's incredible sacrifice and bravery inspired him to take on the world.
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Through the support of his family and his self-determination, Ade has achieved a lot in his life. For his accomplishments, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of East London in 2010. Further, he also led his team to win the basketball gold in London Paralympics in 2012.
What's more commendable about Ade is the fact that he did not limit himself to his sports achievements. He also established himself as a travel journalist, TV presenter, and, most recently, a children’s book author.
Well, with such an impressive career, it's pretty evident that Ade - age 46 - has garnered a hefty sum as his net worth. Although the exact figures remain under wraps, he presumably earns more than the Wheelchair Basketball Association employee's average salary of $151,262 per year.