Here's more information about Rose and Dikembe.
- Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo: June 25, 1966 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (formerly Zaire)
Rose Mutombo: Republic of the Congo.
Rose and Dikembe were married abt. 1996.
Rose and Mutombo have three children:
- Carrie Biamba Wamutumbo: Born abt. 1998.
- Jean Jacques (Jon-Jon) Dikembe Mutumbo Mplombo Jr: Born February 2001.
- Son, name unknown: Born abt. 2004.
Rose and Mutombo adopted two of his nieces and two of his nephews after their fathers (his brothers) died:
- Reagan: Born abt. 1984.
- Pearla: Born abt. 1985.
- Nancy: Born abt. 1983.
- Harouna: Born abt. 1989.
Mutombo earned bachelor's degrees in linguistics and diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Occupation and Interests:
Mutombo: Professional NBA basketball player.
Mutombo founded the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and helped build a hospital in Kinshasa.
Rose: Nursing student.
Rose and Mutombo reside in Philadelphia and during the off-season, in Atlanta, Georgia.
In October 1994, just a few hours before the ceremony, Dikembe Mutombo canceled his wedding when his fiance, Michelle Roberts, refused to sign a prenuptial agreement. Mutombo had given the agreement to Michelle ten days before their wedding.
"According to the news report, some of the terms required that Roberts bear a child within two years, return to work four months after the birth and forgo child or spousal support after either a divorce or Mutombo's death. Roberts refused to sign it."
Source: Jet, October 17, 1994.
Quotes About Marriage and Family:
Article in NYT: "Rose Mutombo told her husband that she needed to see him smile more, that she was tired of watching him scowl on television and carry that frustration home."
Source: New York Times, April 14, 2003.
Mutombo talking about his mother: "This is something I always cry, that she begged me to get married, (laugh) and I got married, and just a year after the marriage, my mom passed away. So she didnt get a chance to see her grandchildren. So now, I always know that shes looking after me, and is looking after my kids (unintelligible)."