Ralph Sampson Wife Patrice Ablack and Children, Meet The Family

Ralph Sampson's dating life has got attention after the split from his ex-wife. ( Source : Thedreamshake )

After divorcing his ex-wife Aleize Sampson, Ralph Sampson is dating his girlfriend, Patrice Ablack. The couple is waiting to get married soon.

Sampson is a retired basketball player. He has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sampson was a notable professional standing 7 foot 4 inches tall. He is a three-time college national player of the year and had been a first draft overall draft pick in the the1983 draft. He made his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets and mostly played as a center.

His debut season ended pretty well, as Samson had managed to grab the NBA Rookie of the Year awards. In his third season with the Houston Rockets, he averaged 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds.

After the Rockets, he had tenures with Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets, Unicaja Ronda, and Rockford Lightning. Despite being a prolific player, Sampson's career was not easy, as he had to perform three major knee surgeries in his life. 

Nevertheless, he retired as a four-time NBA all-star and the NBA's All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in the year 1985.

As a coach, Sampson has worked as an assistant for James Madison and Phoenix Suns. Between 1999 to 2000, he had a short coaching stint with the Richmond Rhythm. In 2012, the NBA star last served as the player development staff for the Phoenix Suns.

After declaring his intention to leave his position as head coach, the NBA great has not been seen coaching at the highest level since 2013.

His die-hard fans are now interested to learn more about his family life and relationship status.

Quick Facts On Ralph Sampson

NameRalph Sampson
Age62
BirthdayJuly 7, 1960
Height7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Weight228 lb (103 kg)
WifeAleize Sampson (1986 to 2003)
GirlfriendPatrice Ablack
Children199Ralph Sampson III, Anna Aleize Sampson, Robert Sampson, Rachel Lee Sampson

Ralph Sampson And Patrice Ablack Were Engaged In 2018

Ralph Sampson's fiancée, Patrice Ablack, has been at his side ever since the NBA player got divorced from his first spouse.

After years of dating and knowing each other, they got engaged in the year 2018. Interestingly, there are also rumors about their secret marriage on the Internet. Nevertheless, they are still waiting for a perfect year to marry each other. It is unknown when and where Ablack and Ralph met.

Ralph Sampson and his fiancee Patrice Ablack during a dinner together.
Ralph Sampson and his fiancee Patrice Ablack during a dinner together. ( Source : networthheightsalary )

Ralph Sampson First Wife: Aleize Sampson

Sampson was first married to Aleize Sampson. They tied the knot in 1986, and after turbulent years of marriage, they finally ended their vows in 2003. Nevertheless, Alize had enough notoriety because of her attractiveness and relationship with a well-known NBA player.

It is believed that Alize and Ralph ended their relationship after a mutual decision. But, the seventeen years of marriage were never easy for them. Their tumultuous marriage also produced two sons, Ralph Sampson III and Robert Alan Sampson, and two beautiful daughters, Anna Aleize Sampson and Rachel Lee Sampson.

An old picture of Aleize Sampson (left), and her daughter, Anna Aleize.
An old picture of Aleize Sampson (left), and her daughter, Anna Aleize. ( Source : tuko )

Ralph married Alize when he was 26 years old, and she was still in her early twenties in 1986. Despite being in a relationship with a former NBA great and remaining largely unknown, Alieze has now managed to avoid the spotlight.

How Old Is Patrice Ablack? Her Age In 2022

Patrice Ablack's current age is 55 years old. However, she looks much younger than her actual age, and people might find her in her thirties in the first impression. Nevertheless, she has a considerable age gap with her fiancee, Ralph Sampson.

Patrice Sampson, the fiancee of Ralph Sampson is arounf ten years younger than him.
Patrice Sampson, the fiancee of Ralph Sampson is arounf ten years younger than him. ( Source : efocus )

At present, Sampson is 62 years old. He was born in 1960 and recently celebrated his birthday on the 7th of July.
Sampson was already selected first in the 1983 NBA Draft at 23 and took the Rookie of the Year Award. He later left the NBA as a four-time All-Star but could not win the championship.

Ralph Sampson's Partner Patrice Is An Actress

Patrice Ablack is an American actress by profession. She has appeared in one film and is well-known for her relationship with Ralph Sampson.

Ablack made her debut in the 1990 movie "The Return of Superfly," which continues to be her only performance on television. She portrayed the character Irene Gates, who had a small part in the film. 

She is nevertheless well-known since she is constantly pictured in public settings and on social media sites with her famous partner and family. According to the efocus, Ablack is the president of the TLG enterprises.

Patrice Ablack appeared in the 1990 movie The Return of Superfly starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson.
Patrice Ablack appeared in the 1990 movie The Return of Superfly starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson. ( Source : efocus )

Ralph Sampson uses Instagram, but Patrice Ablack doesn't regarding the couple's social media accounts.

On the platform, he uses the handle @ralphsampson50. He doesn't talk about his personal life at this stage, though. On this platform, he has more than 3200 followers as well.

Meet Ralph Sampson's Four Children

Ralph Sampson is the father of four children from his first marriage. His seventeen years of marriage with Alieze produced two sons, Ralph III and Robert. Similarly, he is also the father of two grown daughters, Anna Alieze and Rachel.

As per the Washington Post, Rachel is a Stanford graduate. She currently works at ESPN and has appeared on the baseball shows such as ESPN's NBA Countdown. Moreover, she has written columns for the network on different sports.

Patrice Ablack with her husband Robert Sampson and her three step-children Robert Alan Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson, Ralph Lee Sampson III
Patrice Ablack with her husband Robert Sampson and her three step-children Robert Alan Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson, Ralph Lee Sampson III ( Source : news )

Sampson's son, Ralph III, has played basketball at Minnesota Golden Gophers. As a senior in 2007–08, he led Northview to its first state tournament participation with a 21–9 record, averaging 19.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 7.0 blocks per game.

Similarly, his son, Robert, started for East Carolina last season and had recently joined Georgia Tech.

The youngest in the family, Anna, is still a teenager. She is doing her school and appears less in the media than Sampson's other children.

None of Sampson's children is the biological child of Patrice Ablack. She, however, serves as a good friend and stepmom for Ralph's four grown kids. Also, Ablack does not have any children from her past relationships.

Sampson was the target of two child support cases after his divorce with Alieze, one involving a 1985-born daughter and the other involving a 1988-born daughter. Sampson admitted responsibility and made up the unpaid child support. He has two sons and six girls, ages 10 to 28.

What We Know About Ralph Sampson's Parents & Family

Ralph Sampson was born to Sarah, and Ralph Sampson Sr,  in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Little is known about his educational background, but he did go to school with his siblings. 

Sampson was genetically gifted from a young age. He has African roots, due to which he inherited tall height from his father, Ralph Sr. By ninth grade, he was already 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) tall, and by high school, he had grown to 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m).

Numerous institutions extensively courted Sampson to play basketball due to his stardom as a high school player. When it came down to it, he was a center for the University of Virginia. Six times throughout his four years there, he was featured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated."

Ralph Sampson's Net Worth In 2022

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Ralph Sampson owns a whooping net worth of USD 4 million.

His highest single salary has remained USD 2.5 million per season, which he earned in his final seasons in the NBA.

Houston Rockets' Sampson dribbling against an NBA opponent.
Houston Rockets' Sampson dribbling against an NBA opponent. ( Source : nba )

The former basketball player made money from lucrative endorsement deals and expensive prizes. Additionally, endorsements are a significant source of revenue. His annual income from these factors adds to his current net worth value.

After admitting guilt to owing more than $300,000 in past child support for two children from different moms in the Northern Virginia region, Sampson found himself in severe legal difficulty in 2005. A year later, he was also given a two-month prison term for mail fraud connected to purchasing an SUV.

Some FAQs

Who is Ralph Sampson's wife?

Sampson was married to Aleize Sampson from 1986 to 2003. He is now engaed to Patrice Ablack.

How many kids does Ralph Sampson and Patice Ablack have?

Sampson and Ablack have no biological children.

What is Ralph Sampson's height?

Ralph Sampson stands 7 ft 4 in tall.