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O.J. Simpson’s Kids are ‘Doing Really Well’ After Former Football Legend’s Death

OJ Simpson
LAS VEGAS – SEPTEMBER 26: O.J. Simpson appears in District Court during his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center September 26, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. – (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images)

*O.J. Simpson may no longer be with us, but his children are living a peaceful life away from the spotlight. Bottom line. O.J. Simpson’s kids are “doing really well.” In an interview with People, David Brobeck, godfather to Simpson’s youngest child Justin, revealed he and his sister Sydney have found a “good life” years after the murder of their mother, Nicole Brown Simpson.

“They’ve grown up, and they have their own families now, and they’re doing really well,” Brobeck told People days after O.J. Simpson’s April 2024 death. “They’re solid solid people and parents, and we just wish them all the best and give them lots of love.”

Justin and Sydney are two of Simpson’s five children. The former NFL standout shared three children, Arnelle, Jason, and Aaren, with his first wife, Marguerite Whitley.

In the ‘90’s Simpson’s family was became regular conversation fodder as the patriarch stood trial for the murder of Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman, who died in June 1994. Dubbed “The Trial of the Century” by many legal experts, the 11-month trial ended on Oct. 3, 1995, with 100 million people in the U.S. alone watching as Simpson was acquitted on both counts of murder.

Simpson died on April 10, 2024, from metastatic prostate cancer. He was 76 years old. News of the athlete’s death was announced via a statement posted by his family on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account.

Arnelle is one of O.J. Simpson's kids
Arnelle Simpson and O.J. Simpson / Twitter

Arnelle Simpson, 55

Simpson’s eldest daughter was born on Dec. 4, 1968, when the football player was 21-years-old. Arnelle testified at his 1994 trial where he was accused of murdering his second wife, Nicole. She claimed that her father was “emotional,” “distraught” and “out of control” when he learned of her death, per CNN.

Arnelle remained a vocal supporter of her father, speaking out again during his 2017 parole hearing following his jail sentence for a 2007 armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. At the time, she asked that her dad be released so her family could “move forward.”

“As a family, we recognize he’s not the perfect man, but as a man and a father he has done his best to behave in a way that speaks to his overall nature and character,” she said, after describing him as her “best friend,” per CBS.

Jason Simpson, 53

Simpson and Whitley’s second child, Jason, was born in 1970. Jason was by his dad’s side during important moments of his career, including when he was inducted into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in Rich Stadium in 1980.

He also attended the premiere of “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult” alongside his father, Nicole and two younger siblings three months before Nicole’s murder.

After the infamous police chase where the authorities were tailing a white Ford Bronco containing Simpson and his friend and former teammate Al Cowlings, Jason met his father at his Brentwood home and tried to speak to him. Jason was handcuffed by the police at the time and led back into the house.

Per the Los Angeles Times, as of 2016, Jason was living a private life as a chef at an Atlanta restaurant, St. Cecilia.

Aaren Simpson

Simpson and Whitley welcomed their third child, daughter Aaren, in 1977. Just one month shy of her 2nd birthday, Aaren tragically drowned in a pool. Simpson rarely discussed the incident in public.

Oj Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson - GettyImages
Oj Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson – GettyImages

Sydney Brooke Simpson, 38

Sydney, O.J. and Nicole’s first child together, was born on Oct. 17, 1985. She was only 8 years old when her mom died, and was helped raised by her aunt and Nicole’s sister, Tanya Brown, after Nicole’s death.

Sydney and Justin moved to Florida in 2000, six years after their mom’s death, and have lived in relative anonymity since. Sydney graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a degree in sociology and spent time in Atlanta before she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.

As of April 2016, Sydney works in real estate as an owner of multiple properties in Florida that she oversees, per the Tampa Bay Times.

That same year, in February 2016, Sydney and her brother Justin attended the wedding of their cousin, Sean Brown, who is Nicole’s sister Denise Brown’s son, in Newport Coast, California. They were photographed at the ceremony as he wed Laguna Beach‘s Casey Reinhardt.

Justin Ryan Simpson, 35

O.J.’s youngest child, Justin, was born on Aug. 6, 1988. He was 5 years old when his mom was murdered outside the house as he slept.

Days after Simpson died in April 2024, David Brobeck, Justin’s godfather, told PEOPLE that he and Sydney have found a “good life” in the years after their mother was murdered. Sydney and Justin frequently spent time with Brobeck and his family during the trial, and he said that they “received tremendous love and attention and support” from the community at the time.

“They’ve grown up, and they have their own families now, and they’re doing really well,” he said. “They’re solid solid people and parents, and we just wish them all the best and give them lots of love.”

Like his sister, Justin works in real estate and, as of 2016, was employed by Coldwell Banker. He is an agent based in St. Petersburg, telling the Tampa Bay Times, “It’s a great place to live, why not St. Pete? It’s gorgeous here.”

In February 2022, Justin announced on his Instagram that he was expecting a child with his partner, a baby girl they named Lana.

“We are extremely excited, scared, nervous and in love ❤️ ❤️ ❤️,” he captioned the post. “In only a few short months we will be welcoming little Lana and can’t wait for you to meet her!”

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