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Patrice Ablack Age: Ralph Sampson Wife Is An Actress

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | September 20, 2022 01:10 PM

Ralph Sampson pictured at a Phoenix Suns game in February 2013 ( Source : Washingtonpost )

Patrice Ablack, age 55, is wife of the former NBA star Ralph Sampson. She is a Howard graduate and the president of TLG enterprises. 

The two have been spotted together on several occasions but Patrice has always tried to maintain a low profile.

Ralph Sampson shares four kids with his former wife Aleize Sampson, with whom he was married for 17 years. 

The man who started his journey at Houston Rockets in 1983, played until 1992 and retired after constantly suffering from knee injuries. 

The 62-year-old is a four-time NBA All-Star and won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1985. If it weren't for his knee injuries, we probably would have been fortunate to see his skills more.

Patrice Ablack Quick Facts

Full NamePatrice Ablack
Age55
Partner's NameRalph Sampson
ChildrenNone
ProfessionFormer Actress
NationalityAmerican

Some FAQs

Who is Ralph Sampson's wife?

Patrice Ablack is Ralph Sampson's wife.

Did Ralph Sampson appear in Steve Harvey's show?

Ralph along with his wife appeared in the Steve Harvey hosted show Family Feud

Who is Ralph Sampson's mother?

Ralphs Sampson was born to mother Sarah Sampson and father James Sampson

Who Is Ralph Sampson Wife?

Ralph Sampson's wife, Patrice Ablack, is a president of TLG enterprises and co-owner of Manhattan Country Club. 

Patrice had once featured in the movie with Samuel L. Jackson, but that was her only role in the showbiz industry. 

Ralph, during the 80s, was considered one of the best players of the game and is the 12th all-time tallest basketball player in NBA history.

Before falling in love with Patrice Ablack, Sampson was previously married to Alezie Sampson for seventeen years, but they eventually broke up in 2003. The ex-couple share four kids, who all seem to have courteous relationships with Patrice. 

Patrice has managed to stay out of the public limelight, though she is in a relationship with a former NBA star, and much of her life details remain unknown. 

Everything To Know About Ralph Sampson Wife Patrice Ablack

Ralph Sampson with his wife Patrice Ablack attend the Mercedez-Benz USA's Official Awards Viewing Party  on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Ralph Sampson with his wife Patrice Ablack attend the Mercedez-Benz USA's Official Awards Viewing Party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. ( Source : gettyimages )

1. Patrice Ablack Is A Former Actress

Patrice Ablack featured in the 1990 movie The Return of Superfly starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson
Patrice Ablack featured in the 1990 movie The Return of Superfly starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson ( Source : imdb )

Patrice Ablack has previously worked as an actress, but that was only for one movie titled The Return of Superfly, released in 1990.

And no, the story is not about an insect, but it is an action film where a retired drug dealer returns to his hometown to avenge his friend's murder.

The movie didn't do much well at the box office and was lambasted by the critics. Though it featured the Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson, even he couldn't help the cause. 

Patrice played a minor role in the movie and played the character named Irene Gates. And that was the only role she ever played in any Hollywood movie.

2. Patrice Ablack Is 55 Years Old

Patrice Ablack is the president at TLG enterprises
Patrice Ablack is the president at TLG enterprises ( Source : imdb )

The wife of the basketball player, Patrcie Ablack, is 55 years of age but does not look a day old than 40. Patrice has kept her life before meeting Ralph under wraps.

The 55-year-old is not present on any social media handle and has only made a few appearances together with her husband. She does not have any biological children with Ralph but is a stepmother of four. 

The couple has an age gap of seven years as Ralph turned 62 this year. Ralph was touted for success in NBA from a young age.

At 23, in 1983, he was the no.1 pick in the NBA draft and won the Rookie of The Year Award. He later retired as a four-time NBA All-star but couldn't get his hands on the championship trophy.

3. Patrice Ablack Appeared In The Show Family Feud

Patrice Ablack with her husband Robert Sampson and her three step-children  Robert Alan Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson, Ralph Lee Sampson III
Patrice Ablack with her husband Robert Sampson and her three step-children Robert Alan Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson, Ralph Lee Sampson III ( Source : news )

Patrice appeared in the show Family Feud with her husband Ralph and his three kids from his first marriage to Aleize Sampson.

The famous show conducted by equally famous TV personality Steve Harvey is one of the most watched shows in America. In the show, a normal family or sometimes celebrities with their family come to win grand prizes.

One family goes against another by giving the most popular answer to survey questions. 

Ralph and his family competed against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a fellow basketball legend, and his family. Ralph and Patrice won $25,000, which they donated to the University of Virginia Cancer Center.

4. Patrice Is The Co-owner Of Manhattan Country Club

Patrice is the co-owner of the Manhattan Country Club, which provides services related to dining, leisure and social and educational opportunities.

Patrice completed her studies at Howard University with a degree in science and is also the president of TLG enterprises.

She has worked as a freelancer at Wonderbag and is a partner in a company called Dalliance.

5. A Stepmother To Four of Ralph's kids

Ralph Sampson with his former wife Aleize Sampson and his daughter in the 1980's in his house
Ralph Sampson with his former wife Aleize Sampson and his daughter in the 1980's in his house ( Source : gettyimages )

Patrice Ablack does not have a biological child of her own but shares four step-kids with Ralph Sampson. Ralph was previously married to Aleize Sampson, from whom he had four kids, Ralph Sampson III, Robert Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson and Rachel Lee Sampson.

Two of Ralph's kids, Ralph Sampson III and Robert Sampson, followed in his footsteps and became basketball players. But unlike their father, their journey ended during their college days as both the brothers couldn't progress further.

The set of brothers, alongside their sister Anna, appeared in the show Family Feud with their father and stepmother, Patrice. And unlike the show's title, the family members certainly do not have any feud amongst them.

6. Her Husband supports UVA Cancer Center

Ralph Sampson donated all his winnings of Family Feud to the UVA Cancer Center. He visited the centre a day after winning the prize money and was joined by the likes of Craig Littlepage, Tony Bennett and Barry Parkhill. 

The donation was meaningful for Ralph as his father Ralph Sampson had suffered from lung and prostate cancer. But fortunately, Ralph Sr survived the vicious disease and has been in remission for the past eight and a half years. 

In 2020, the basketball player donated 1.5 million dollars to the frontline health workers including comfortable loungewear and daily items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters. 




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