Jires Kembo Ekoko is a former French football player who served as a striker. Further, he is best recognized as the adopted brother of French footballer Kylian Mbappe.

What is Jires Kembo Ekoko’s Age? His Parents and Adoption

Jires Kembo Ekoko is currently 35 years old. He was born on 8 January 1988 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He moved to France at the age of 6. Likewise, he grew up in Bondy, France, with his uncle and older sister. His father, Jean Kembo Uba-Kembo, is a late Congolese football player.

The footballer’s mother lived in Congo, aka Zaire, while he was adopted by the former footballer Wilfried Mbappe and his wife, Fayza Lamari. Similarly, he became the adopted brother of French footballers Kylian Mbappe and Ethan Mbappe. He shares a healthy relationship with his brothers.

Current Relationship Status: Wife and Children

The former footballer may or may not be dating anyone now. He has confused the media with his private life. In recent times, the guy seems less active on social media platforms. Likewise, he has yet to disclose his relationship status and wife. Further, it looks like Kembo Ekoko is neither married nor engaged till now.

Jires Kembo Ekoko with his partner, Melissa Gateau and child during vacation in Dubai
Jires Kembo Ekoko with his partner, Melissa Gateau, and child

However, the adopted brother of Kylian Mbappe dated Instagram model Melissa Gateau for some years. The duo had lovely chemistry together. Similarly, they used to go on vacations to different places. They welcomed two adorable children named Isayah Kembo Ekoko and Lana.

Yes, the pair is blessed with 2 beautiful kids, but they seem to have separated their paths. Melissa Gateau posts pictures of her children on her Instagram account however, she hasn’t posted any photo of the footballer in recent times. Likewise, Kembo Ekoko is yet to reveal his past relationships and dating history.

In addition, his younger brother, Kylian Mbappe, reportedly dated actress Emma Smet for a short time. Likewise, he was romantically involved with a model, Ines Rau. As per some anonymous source, Kylian is secretly dating a girl from South Africa and it seems they are doing it secretly even now. The duo reportedly went to Miami Florida but hid her.

Is Jires Kembo Ekoko a Millionaire? His Net Worth in 2023

The French sportsperson seems to have a net worth of above $2 Million. Though the media personality himself hasn’t revealed anything about his net worth and earnings, he is estimated to have enough money to live a quality life with his belongings. No doubt, he earned a massive amount from his sports career.

Jires Kembo Ekoko with his brother, Kylian Mbappe
Jires Kembo Ekoko with his brother, Kylian Mbappe

The former footballer lives a luxurious life. Also, he spends a good amount of money on his high-profile vacations. He might be engaged in some fruitful business ventures currently. Likewise, his younger brother, Kylian Mbappe, has around $180 Million making him one of the richest footballers in the world.

A Quick Look at His Professional Career

The 5 feet 10 inches tall sportsperson started his football career at the young age of 9. Similarly, he played in Bondy from 1997 to 2001. He played in Clairefontaine from 2001 to 2004. Later, the media personality played in Rennes from 2004 to 2006.

Moving to his senior career, Kembo Ekoko played in Rennes from 2006 to 2012. Similarly, he played in teams like Al Ain (2012- 2015), El Jaish (2013- 2014), Al Nasr (2015- 2017), and Bursaspor (2017- 2019). He played in France U21 from 2017 to 2019.

Physical Appearance, Social Life, and Controversies

Kembo Ekoko is a decent-looking guy. He stands at a height of about 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 78 kg. He has brown eyes and used to have dark black hair. However, he appeared bald later.

Jires Kembo Ekoko with his child
Jires Kembo Ekoko with his child

As mentioned earlier, the UAE Super Cup 2013 winner currently lives a low-key profile life. He has maintained a fair distance from media platforms and is less active on social media accounts. However, we can see a glimpse of his personal life on Instagram @jires_kembo.

The father of two, Kembo Ekoko, is a lovely person and prefers to share a healthy relationship with his family and friends. Till now, he hasn’t made news headlines for his controversies or rumors.

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