Is Cam Newton Married With Kids or Does He Have a Girlfriend?

Cam Newton has never been married but he has been romantically linked to multiple women, including Angela Simmons, Ciara, Shakia Proctor, Rubi Rose, and La Reina Shaw. Out of these, we can only confirm that Proctor is his ex-girlfriend and Shaw, his current partner. The former is the mother of four of his biological children: Chosen Sebastian, Sovereign-Dior Cambella, Camidas Swain, and Cashmere Saint. Proctor also has a daughter from a previous relationship named Shakira and Cam regards her as his.

Cam and Shaw have one child together, a son named Caesar Lorenzo. Apart from Ceaser, Reina Shaw has another son from a previous relationship named Jaden and Cam also counts him among his children. So in all, he’s a father of seven and a proud one at that. On Father’s Day of 2020, the Atlanta-born American football quarterback shared a picture with all of his kids, along with a comment that expresses what being a father entails. According to him, it is not always defined as the man who makes the child but the man who extends his hand and time to help raise the kids.

Cam Newton Doesn’t Have a Wife and Has Never Been Married

One of the most successful players in the NFL, Cameron Jerrell Newton’s enormous accomplishments as a professional athlete has endeared him to fans of the sport who keep up with his personal life as much as they follow his career. One area of his personal life that has been hugely scrutinized is his love life, with many people wondering if he is married.

The NFL star doesn’t have a wife, but he is a family man. He started building his family with Shakia Proctor. Before it became clear that she was the man in his life, it was rumored in 2011 that Cam Newton was in a relationship with Ciara and Angela Simmons, this was never confirmed in any meaningful way.

Why Cam Newton opted for cohabitation instead of getting married isn’t something he has shared with the public. Nonetheless, as pointed out, he does not need to be married to be a good role model for his kids. All that matters is if he is a committed father and from what we know about him, it might not be wrong to assert that nothing is more important to him than being a good father.

He Dated Shakia Proctor From 2013 to Late 2019

Cam and Kia: image source

Contrary to what many might have concluded, Cam Newton and Kia Proctor never got married, they only had a long relationship and lived together for years with the kids they had before they broke up. It is hard to tell how the two fell in love, but reports have it that they began dating sometime in 2013. If we are not mistaken, the first time they were seen together as a couple in public was at the year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. They reportedly met earlier that year at the DC Stadium Club where Kia worked as a stripper.

When it started circulating that the two were lovers, they strived to keep the relationship away from the prying eyes of the public but as the relationship progressed, it became difficult for them to keep it private. To the best of our knowledge, the first time the American football player addressed his relationship with Shakia Proctor was when they had their first child together. The NFL star was so excited that he took Twitter to announce the birth of the child on Christmas eve of 2015.

In the years that followed, their relationship seemingly got more serious but despite the massive attention they received, thanks to Cam’s career exploits, the former couple stayed out of the spotlight as much as they could. As they welcomed more kids, people began speculating that the two are working towards making their relationship formal. It was rumored in some quarters that Cam and Kia were planning to get married but neither of the two confirmed this.

Making a rare comment on his love life, the NFL quarterback related in a 2018 interview on All or Nothing, a TV documentary series, that he was not considering getting married. As of the time Cam Newton and Shakia Proctor parted ways, they had had four kids together and share a total of five children.

Cam Newton Has Five Kids With Shakia Proctor: Three Sons and Two Daughters

1. Shakira Proctor

  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: February 17th, 2007
  • Age: 17 Years Old

Before the NFL player and Shakia Proctor fell in love and started dating, she had had a daughter named Shakira Proctor from a previous relationship. The biological father of Shakira is yet to be revealed but Cam Newton considers her as his first child. When she celebrated her birthday in 2017, he described her as such, relating that he was scared the first day Shakira called him daddy.

According to the quarterback, when he thought about it, he felt honored that Shakira didn’t see him only as a male figure in her life but also as a father figure. For him, it is rewarding that Shakira regards him as her father even though he is not married to her mother. Based on that, the NFL star asserted that no one can tell him that she isn’t his daughter.

2. Chosen Newton

  • Full Name: Chosen Sebastian Newton
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: December 24th, 2015
  • Age: 8 Years Old

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The first of the four children that Cam Newton and his ex-girlfriend Shakia Proctor had together, Chosen is the first biological child of Newton and Proctor’s second. The former couple welcomed him roughly two years into their relationship, precisely on the 24th of December 2015.

Cam, who became a father for the first time, was overjoyed with the birth of Chosen. He announced his arrival on Twitter and later wrote the child a letter on The Players’ Tribune. He therein gushed about Chosen while sharing some life lessons he had learned. In all, the NFL quarterback related that he enjoys being a father to Chosen and Shakira who were the only kids he had then.

3. Sovereign-Dior Newton

  • Full Name: Sovereign-Dior Cambella Newton
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: February 3rd, 2017
  • Age: 7 Years Old

Barely two years after they had their first child together, the famous professional football player and Shakia Proctor welcomed the second of their four kids, a daughter named Sovereign-Dior Cambella Newton. Born on the 3rd of February 2017, Sovereign-Dior is the second biological daughter of Proctor and Cam’s first.

Like the rest of her full-siblings, Sovereign-Dior is still a child with a lot of growing up to do. As such, it is only normal that much isn’t known about her outside of the fact that she is the daughter of a famous father.

4. Camidas Newton

  • Full Name: Camidas Swain Newton
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: July 6th, 2018
  • Age: 6 Years Old

While Camidas is the third biological child and second son of Cam Newton, he is the fourth biological child and second son of his ex-partner, Shakia Proctor. He was born in less than a year and a half after the former couple welcomed their second child together; precisely on the 6th of July 2018.

5. Cashmere Newton

  • Full Name: Cashmere Saint Newton
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: September 30, 2019
  • Age: 4 Years Old

A year and two months after Cam Newton and Shakia Proctor welcomed their third child together, they welcomed their fourth and named him Cashmere Saint Newton. Cashmere is the fourth biological child and third son of the NFL star, but the fifth child and third son of the former stripper. He was born on the 30th of September 2019.

Newton and Proctor may no longer be a couple but from their social media pages, one could tell that they adore and cherish their children so much. They are fond of sharing lovely pictures of the kids online with heartwarming captions.

Cam Newton and Shakia Proctor Broke Up Because He Cheated On Her With His Current Girlfriend

Given that Cam and Shakia had four kids together without being married and had built a blended family, what people anticipate was reports of them getting married. Contrary to that, it emerged that they parted ways which left a lot of people wondering what happened to their love. As of late 2019, Cam Newton and Shakia Proctor were obviously no longer together. Although none of the pair came out to announce a breakup, they have not been spotted together thence, not in real life nor on social media.

If there were any doubts about the status of their relationship, it has been cleared by the fact that they have both completely erased each other from their social media pages. When Shakia Proctor introduced their fourth child to the world in October 2019, what she shared on Instagram was a lone photo of herself holding the newborn. Earlier in May, she and Cam announced on the platform that they were expecting the child. While people were initially confused about what was going on, it is now believed that the relationship collapsed because the NFL player cheated on Shakia with the woman he is currently dating, La Reina Shaw.

The Ex-lovers are Currently In Court Over Custody and Paternity Issues

It is probably worth pointing out that Cam Newton, in the aforementioned letter he wrote to his first son in 2015, hinted at the possibility of leaving Shakia. He stated in the poetic letter that he is prone to ignoble behavior and called on the child to look after his mother and siblings if he leaves. This probably has nothing to do with what happened. Anyway, the last time the former couple made headlines, it was said that they were in court over the paternity of the kids. Although the NFL star has always accepted his paternity of all the kids, signing their birth certificates and voluntarily paying child support, it was reported that he for some reason, wanted to prove the genuineness of their paternity through a DNA test.

In addition to that, he wanted the court to specify the amount he should pay in child support and as well grant him joint custody of the kids. From what we gathered, Shakia Proctor had no issue with the DNA test as long as Cam pays for it. After Cam filed a custody suit against Shakia, she countersued him, asking that the child support he pays be upped to correspond with Cam’s income. She also demanded health benefits, life insurance for the children, as well as her lawyer and expert fees.

It was reported that she was contending that she had been out of a job because she had had to nurse and care for their kids in the six years she dated the football player. Moreso, she wants primary custody of the children because she intends to return to her hometown (Maryland), having moved out of Cam Newton’s apartment. This was apparently an issue for the former lovers as the NFL star intends to remain in his hometown, Georgia.

Meet La Reina Shaw, Cam Newton’s Current Girlfriend

image source La Reina with her alleged baby with Cam Newton

Early in 2020, rumors broke that Cam Newton has abandoned his longtime girlfriend and taken up a new love. The report which emanated from Sports Gossip specified that Newton is presently dating an Instagram model named La Reina Shaw with whom he already has a child.

According to the sports celebrity news outlet, Cam and Reina had the alleged baby over the summer of 2019. The report also reveals that for easy accessibility, Shaw is living in an apartment directly above Cam Newton’s Atlanta restaurant, Fellaship. The alleged lovebirds reportedly celebrated New Year’s Eve together. The IG model seemingly confirmed this with a photo she posted from Cam’s restaurant.

In addition to being an Instagram model, La Reina Shaw describes herself as a creative director, brand ambassador, fitness enthusiast, and Culinarian. She is also the owner of XVIII Swim, a fashion and jewelry company mostly known for its swimwear. How she met and fell in love with Cam is yet to be disclosed. They have also kept their relationship quiet and away from the prying eyes of the public.

The NFL Player Shares Two Sons With La Reina Shaw 

The quarterback has one biological child with the Instagram model, a son named Caesar Lorenzo. Apart from Ceaser, there is also Jaden, the first child of Reina.

1. Jaden Shaw

  • Date of Birth: February 18, 2006
  • Age: 18 Years Old

Long before Cam Newton met La Reina Shaw, she had been a mother. She has a son from a previous relationship named Jaden Shaw who is a teenager as of this writing. Jaden was born on the 18th of February 2006 and his biological father is not known to the public.

But as far as Cam is concerned, Jaden is his son. For him, blood doesn’t always make one a father and the commitment to raising a child is all that matters.

2. Caesar Lorenzo Newton

  • Date of Birth: July 4, 2019
  • Age: 5 Years Old

Caesar is the only child that Cam Newton and his current girlfriend La Reina Shaw have together. He is often mistaken as the youngest child of the football player but he was born about two months before Cashmere Saint Newton, the last child of Newton and his ex, Shakia Proctor.

Chinedu Ndubueze
Chinedu Ndubueze
Chinedu holds a B.SC in Mass Communications with several years of writing and editing experience. He is an advocate of closed-back headphones, horror movies, and dark humor; He believes that Peter Griffin and Stan Smith should be real people. Outside of having to write, edit, and work on other forms of content, Chinedu may keep up with the EPL or listen to everything Eminem and Jon Bellion.


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