French forward, Kylian Mbappe Lottin who was born on December 20, 1998, in Paris, France is the first-born biological son of Fayza Lamari. The Paris Saint Germain forward who started his career as early as 2004, hails from a family of sports enthusiasts. He plays for the Ligue 1 team as well as the French National team.
Fayza Lamari is an Algerian woman who also has French ties. She settled in France and bore her kids there although both she and their dad were of African descent.
The question of if Fayza Lamari is the mother of Kylian Mbappe must have arisen because of the disparity in the last names. The reason for this is going to be clarified as we progress.
Who Is Fayza Lamari?
As already stated, she is an Algerian-French woman of Kabyle origin who was born sometime in 1974 in France. She has more than one link to the world of sports as she not only poses as the mother of one of Europe’s finest football players.
In addition to her ‘celebrity football mum’ title, Fayza is also a former professional handball player.
Lamari used to be a professional handball player associated with at least one French team. She used to play as a right-winger for AS Bondy in the French Division 1.
Her career in this sport probably ended after she chose to settle down and build her family. However, she isn’t totally away from the world of sports. The former handball player still has a lot of links to sports although not particularly handball.
Some Facts About Fayza Lamari That Would Blow Your Mind
1. Fayza Lamari Had Kylian Mbappe With A Cameroon Professional Former Football Player
Kylian’s mother got married to Wilfried Mbappe who was born and raised in Cameroon. Reports have it that Wilfried migrated to France as a refugee and got married to Fayza.
Wilfied’ marriage to the former athlete was in other to gain permanency there as she was a citizen of the country. They got married sometime in the 1980s and towards the end of the decade, they had their first child.
The particular date of their wedding isn’t so much public knowledge however, they got married in the presence of their loved ones. The couple remained married for decades and proved to be a formidable force when it came to building their home and raising kids.
2. Kylian Mbappe is Not Fayza Lamari’s Only Child
Through her union with Wilfried, the Algerian-French former handball professional became a mother to two biological children, Kylian and Ethan. However, she raised an adoptive son named Jires Kembo Ekoko who is older than her two sons. Jires Kembo Ekoko was born on the 8th of January 1988 to Kembo Uba Kembo but after moving to France at the age of six, Lamari and Wilfried took him in as an adopted son.
Kembo’s biological father was reportedly a football player as well who played for DR Congo in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It is not surprising that he also followed the same path. He had a successful football career as a striker for teams like Al Nasr and Bursaspor before he retired.
On her other sons’ part, Kylian Mbappe was raised in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis is a formidable football player though still quite young.
The third of the Mbappe sons is Ethan Mbappe born in 2005 who like his two older brothers, has also towed the path of football. In 2021, he signed a contract deal with Paris Saint Germain, the same club his immediate elder brother is signed to.
3. Fayza And Her Husband Support Their Children’s Careers Whole-heartedly
Wilfried, now retired, helps to coach and manage his son’s career. He is now a coach who took it upon himself to help his sons groom their careers to a World-standard level. Wilfried coached the AS Bondy Youth team for about 25 years.
Although both parents have always been at war regarding where their middle son should play and at what point in his career he should move, they always put him first.
Fayza even initially wanted Lottin to play for Algeria but the Algerian National team was not convinced as to ‘why’. This led the young football star to play for the French National Team instead.
Being parents to amazing football talents did not afford them the opportunity to make every decision for their kids. Lamari and Mbappe could only help out with what they felt was the best advice for them.
Additionally, Fayza knew all about her son’s decisions and would even clear the air on certain issues. She has publicly explained Kylian’s wish to play for Real Madrid. She gives updates on her son’s move and/or contract renewals.
4. Is Fayza Lamari And Wilfried Mbappe Still Together?
Although there were rumors carried by some sites about a separation between the Bondy-born and her husband, it has not been confirmed. It seems like the couple who have been married for over three decades are still together.
They haven’t been separated or divorced yet as no reliable news site has carried such information. Fayza and Wilfried are still together and proud parents of three football stars.
5. Talks About Her son, Kylian Mbappe’s Nigerian Roots
Fayza Lamari’s sons are said to have Nigerian roots. Seeing that she is of Algerian-French descent, it begs the question; ‘How?’ Their dad is reported a Cameroonian who sought greener pastures in France.
However, what wasn’t earlier told was that Mbappe Wilfried has both Cameroonian and Nigerian roots. This is why the name Yoruba name ‘Adesanmi’ has been frequently added to his name. This Nigerian roots reportedly hail from his paternal Nigerian grandfather who was from the Southwestern part of Nigeria.
Wilfried being a traditional African man also gave his last son, Ethan the Nigerian-Yoruba name ‘Adeyemi’.