How Many Kids Does O.J. Simpson Have? They All Keep A Low Profile

In 1994, the entire nation was riveted by the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Accused of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, Simpson was eventually found not guilty of the charges. However, he was found liable in the resulting civil trial and ordered to pay a total of $33.5 million to the families of his two victims, according to the New York Times. There were a whole cast of characters during the criminal trial — prosecutor Marcia Clark, Simpson friend and lawyer Robert Kardashian, police officer Mark Fuhrman. Most of the people involved with the proceedings are easy to recall, but I think many forget perhaps the most important individuals affected by the case — Simpson’s children. Simpson was married twice, both unions resulting in offspring. How many children does O.J. Simpson have?

According to Time, Simpson has four living children — Arnelle, Jason, Sydney, and Justin Simpson. A fifth child, Aaren Simpson, tragically drowned in Simpson’s swimming pool in the late 1970s, according to CNN. None of Simpson’s children have really spoken out about their father’s criminal issues, and that’s completely understandable. Firstly, it’s nobody’s business how these kids (now adults) live their lives, and secondly, it has to be extremely painful to keep rehashing the past. The frenzy that has surrounded Simpson since the trial was dizzying to watch — can you imagine what it would have been like to live it? All in all, Simpson’s four children have managed to start their own lives, and they seem to be doing a decent job avoiding the glare of their father’s spotlight. Here’s what they seem to have been doing. Bustle reached to Justin for comment on what he and Sydney are doing today and has not received a response. Jason and Arnelle could not be reached for comment.

Arnelle Simpson

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Arnelle has lived a mostly quiet life — she’s definitely kept to herself. According to a 2014 interview in Georgia News Day, Arnelle "is now looking for a new job, new location, new life."

Jason Simpson


Jason has also managed to keep things quiet in his life. The Georgia News Day article reported that as of 2014 he was a cook in a restaurant.

Sydney Simpson

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Simpson's children with Brown Simpson were quickly ushered out of the spotlight following their mother's murder, and that's mostly where they remained. According to E! News, Sydney had a regular college experience, attending Boston University and graduating in 2010 with a BA in Sociology. After graduation, E! News reported that Sydney lived in Atlanta for a bit before starting her own business in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Justin Simpson

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The youngest of the Simpson children, Justin lives near his sister in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to E! News, which also reported that Justin is a fairly successful real estate agent working with Coldwell Banker Homes.

All in all, it seems that Simpson's kids, like anyone who undergoes a terrible tragedy, are just trying to move on with their lives.