Very few are likely to not know the name, O.J Simpson. Those who are not familiar with him during his career as a sportsman will definitely know him from what was described as the trial of the decade. During his trial, one of his children, Arnelle Simpson was one of the prominent faces during the investigation and trial for the murder of his wife.
Arnelle’s father O.J is one of the most notable personalities in American history. His fame comes from two of the things Americans are most passionate about – Football and Murder Trials. Although he was acquitted of the murder of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, he has remained in the media, both in news and entertainment. Here is a look at one of the daughters of one of the most famous faces in America.
Arnelle Simpson’s Biography
There are several reasons why the daughter of a celebrity shares and retains the popularity of their parent. For some, it is simply down to their existence as the daughter of a celebrity, for some, it is the decision to join their parent’s profession, and continue in the legacy their parent had begun. Rarely do you find a celebrity daughter who is famous because of her decision to stand by her father against an accusation of murder, yet that is Arnelle’s Simpson story.
She was born on the 4th of December, 1968 as the eldest daughter of O.J Simpson (the Juice) and Marguerite L. Whitley. She has four other siblings, two of whom are step-siblings following the divorce of her parents. She lost one of her biologically related siblings, leaving her with just one. One of her step-siblings is Sydney Brooke. Other details such as her education are unknown at the moment. In fact, very little was known of Arnelle Simpson until she became a prominent face in the trial of her father in 1994.
She lived a relatively quiet life away from the media until she became the leading light that stood for O.J Simpson against a nation that mostly considered him guilty of killing his wife. During the trial, Arnelle gave testimonies in support of her father, most of which were emotional and were considered to have played a significant role in acquitting her father of the heinous crime he was accused of.
She not only provided necessary support for her father during the trial, after the trial, she also helped in correcting his public image, encouraging him to publish a book in 2007, If I Did It. According to O.J himself, Arnelle is considered the brainchild behind the book.
Unfortunately, Arnelle’s support for her father in court did not end in 1994. O.J was arrested and charged for robbery in Las Vegas in 2008 and Arnelle, like the dedicated and loving daughter she is, rose up in defense of her father. Unfortunately, she was not as effective as the first time and her statement of defense in court did not prevent O.J Simpson from getting sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Although the relationship between O.J and Arnelle broke down over the years after the sentencing, with accusations of Arnelle’s treatment of his financial estate, Arnelle was still on hand to provide an emotional testimony for O.J Simpson during his parole hearing in 2017. This time, she was more effective and O.J was granted release.
Although she hasn’t been known for any particular profession, Arnelle Simpson has always enjoyed a comfortable life as the daughter of a superstar NFL player. Before the trial, her father O.J was worth over $10 million in 1992. However, his divorce and the trial caused a major depletion in his net worth and he is believed to now be worth $3 million now. As for Arnelle, her net worth is unknown.
Where is she now?
Although she primarily makes the news in relation to her father, Arnelle has occasionally made the news for a few other reasons. She once made the news for a rumored relationship with Tupac Shakur, and another with Shaquille O’Neal in 1995. Other than the rumors, she has managed to keep out of the media and stay out of the limelight. Following her return to the limelight in 2017, she has since disappeared and she is believed to be living life out of media attention in Fresno, California