Who is Arnelle Simpson?
Arnelle Simpson is an American celebrity, being known to the world as the daughter of O.J. Simpson.
Arnelle Simpson Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Arnelle Simpson was born on 4 December 1968 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in New York USA, the daughter of O.J. Simpson and his first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley. She is the first child of O.J., and has a younger brother, Jason Lamar Simpson, while her youngest brother, Aaren Lashone Simpson sadly drowned in the family’s swimming pool, just two years after he was born. She had a rather tough childhood as her parents’ marriage started dissolving before she was even ten years old.
In 1977, her father started an affair with Nicole Brown while still married to Arnelle’s mother – in 1979, the two divorced. Arnelle has a younger stepsister Sydney Brooke Simpson and a stepbrother Justin Ryan Simpson from OJ’s subsequent marriage to Brown. Despite international popularity, Arnelle’s educational background remains a mystery as of today.
Popularity Through her Father’s Trials
In addition to his prominent football career, Simpson is known for the most controversial murder case in the USA, which led to the so-called trial of the century. As a result, the entire Simpson family entered the spotlight, including Arnelle as she featured in documentaries and reality shows about her father’s murder trials.
Her first on-screen appearance was in the TV series documentary “Mugshots” in the episode entitled “O.J. Simpson – Nabbed in Vegas” in 2013. Her next appearance was three years later in the documentary dedicated to her father and his life, entitled “O.J.: Made in America”. The following year, she featured in the TV mini-series “Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence”, and also appeared in the TV movie documentary “O.J. Simpson Chasing Freedom”.
As of early 2022, Arnelle Simpson’s net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, earned largely through her appearances in various documentaries about her father.
What is She Doing Today?
Arnelle Simpson has failed to achieve any career worth commenting on. She has produced a few fashion shows, and was involved in the music of the rapper Hash but without much success. She has been the caretaker of her father’s estate in the last few years including while he was incarcerated.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children?
When it comes to her personal life, Arnelle doesn’t like the spotlight, and is spending her time away from the media in Fresno, California USA. According to reports, she’s single and doesn’t have children.
Arnelle Simpson’s Father O.J. Simpson Biography
Born Orenthal James Simpson on 9 July 1947, in San Francisco, California USA, he’s the son of Jimmy Lee Simpson and his wife Eunice.
His father, once a chef and a bank custodian, later turned into a drag queen and came out as gay; he eventually died of AIDS in 1986. His mother, on the other hand, was a hospital administrator. O.J. grew up in the housing projects of the Portero Hill Neighborhood, raised by his mother with his siblings, brother Melvin Leon and sisters Carmelita Simpson-Durio, and Shirley Simpson-Baker, as their parents divorced in 1952. He had a rather tough childhood and spent some time with the Persian Warriors, a gang notable in the Portero Hill neighborhood, which led to a time at Francisco Youth Guidance Center, and was arrested two more times before he was straightened out by Willie Mays.
O.J. attended Galileo High School where he played for the Galileo Lions football team, and later enrolled at the City College of San Francisco, transferring to the University of Southern California after a year. During his two seasons at USC, O.J. had 3,423 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns. His professional career began in 1969 when he was selected as the No. 1 pick overall by the Buffalo Bills in the NFL Draft. His rookie contract was worth $650,000 over five years, but his first five seasons were a disaster, as he couldn’t keep up with the experienced players. However, he was becoming better, and in 1972 had a breakthrough year, as he became the NFL rushing yards leader, a feat he repeated in 1973, 1975, and 1976.
O.J. played with the Bills until 1977, winning numerous accolades, including the NFL Most Valuable Player and NFL Offensive Player of the Year both in 1973, and five times Pro-Bowl selection from 1972 to 1976, among many other awards, including the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame induction. After the Bills, he played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, where he stayed until the end of the 1979 season – his last game was against the Atlanta Falcons, which the 49ers unfortunately lost. Following the end of his playing career, O.J. remained in the media, but this time as an actor and reality TV star. He appeared in over 30 films and TV series, while some of his most popular roles include as Nordberg in the “Naked Gun” film franchise from 1988 to 1994, and as the lead in the film “No Place to Hide”.
Moreover, he is known for his appearances in the reality TV show “Juiced”, a prank show with a hidden camera. He would prank regular people every day, and once the prank ended would yell “You’ve been Juiced”. Unfortunately, his later popularity comes from the murder trials he was subjected to, as the main suspect in the murder of his ex-wife Nichole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Five days following the murders, O.J. was arrested in the aftermath of a low-speed pursuit by police. Eventually, O.J. was acquitted of charges and became a free man, which divided the country between those who believe in his innocence and those who don’t.
Nevertheless, O.J. had further problems, first financial as he had to pay over $30 million to the families of Brown and Goldman after a civil lawsuit, and he was later arrested and found guilty of assault, robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, and for using a deadly weapon in an attempted robbery, after he and several other men entered a room at the Palace Station hotel-casino, and stole sports memorabilia while holding people at gunpoint. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison, but was released after just nine years, and was made a free man on the 1st October 2017.