Rams’ star wide receiver OBJ expecting first child during Super Bowl week

It’s set to be a week of major firsts for Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Not only will he play in his first Super Bowl on Sunday at Inglewood’ SoFi Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he’s also expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Lauren Wood.

2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Roaming Arrivals

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Lauren Wood and Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo b

RELATED: Super Bowl Sunday 2022: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LVI

Wood, who goes by "Lolo," shared a series of photos from the couple’s maternity photo shoot in November on Instagram.

The baby is due this week and Beckham says he hopes the baby comes "sooner than later."

RELATED: Things to do Super Bowl week in Los Angeles

"My phone is right here just in case, so I’m on call. I don’t need you to put the energy in the air about the Saturday night or the Sunday thing because…I think God has a different plan. I don’t need it during the Super Bowl. I want to see my child being born, so I’m on watch, I’m on standby," he said during Monday’s Super Bowl pep rally.


Beckham signed a one-year deal with the Rams after he was released by the Cleveland Browns. He’s one of the league’s most popular stars and previously stated he will receive his full salary from this season in Bitcoin

Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.

Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.