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Who Is Draya Michele Son Kniko Howard Father, Kniko?

Draya Michelle and her baby father Kniko Sr welcomed Kniko Howard when she was only 17 years old. The former was spotted with 21-year-old basketball player Jalen Green in August 2023, which led fans to wonder about Draya’s 21-year-old son, Kniko Howard.

People continued to worry about Draya’s baby daddy for her eldest boy even after the allegations about her and Jalen died down. As everyone knows, Draya’s second kid, Jru Scandrick, was born while she was dating Orlando Lee Scandrick, an NFL player.

But who is the father of Kniko Howard? Read all about them in this article below.

Meet Kniko Sr, Kniko Howard Father & Draya Michele Baby Daddy

Basketball Wives Draya Michele has a 21-year-old son named Kniko Howard. Many believed Gilbert Arenas to be Kniko’s father as Michele and Gilbert were linked back in 2008 but as it turns out, no he isn’t.

To save her family’s privacy, Draya refrained from addressing rumors for a while, but she felt compelled to speak up once the Gilbert reports became unmanageable. It was false to indicate that Draya received child support payments totaling more than $40,000. She provided clarification since she felt that this rumor was disrespectful to her spirit of entrepreneurship.

Draya corrected the record in a post she made on Instagram in 2016 (via The Jasmine Brand), however, it has since been removed. She wrote under a picture of herself when she was younger, “Here is Draya ….. At 17 years old I got pregnant by a man who became incarcerated for 10 when I was 7 months pregnant. With help from my mom, I was able to survive.”

Draya continued: “Now, judging by how under-developed and young I was, besides living in a very small city in PA….. There’s no way in 2002 I got pregnant by some athlete. If I had, there’s not a chance in f–king hell I would have wasted 7 years of my life working ‘in the club’ because clearly, child support would be on fleek. I have never received A DIME of child support in my life and that’s ok. I have also NEVER attempted to say anyone other than who my son is named after (yes he’s a junior) was the father.”

The caption for the post went on, “My son’s father lives in PA and makes an honest living being a barber … I’ve been quiet too long. I’ve also let people tell ‘my story’ on TV too many times. I’ll speak my truths….. You speak your own and keep whatever momentum going by doing that. God bless. Leave the kids out of it for heaven’s sake.”

Kniko Jr has a half-brother younger than himself called Jru Scandrick. Jru was born on 8 April 2016 in Burbank, California. “We are super excited to add our sixth member to the family,” Michele told PEOPLE. “He’s such a good, healthy baby and everyone is already infatuated with him. His brother and sisters are in love.”

In 2013, Scandrick and Michele began dating. The pair has since separated several times in the public eye. The former couple broke up in 2014 as a result of Scandrick’s adultery. Socially conscious and outspoken, Draya took to the internet to criticize Orlando for making advances at other women on Instagram.

Fun Fact: Kniko Howard’s last name is Workman, according to his maternal grandfather’s obituary.

Kniko Howard Father Kniko Sr Age

Kniko Sr was reportedly born before 1984. Hence, she should be at least 39 years old as of 2023.

Kniko Howard Father Kniko Sr Job

At the time when Draya Michele met Kniko Sr, he was an athlete. According to Draya, he is now working as a barber.

According to, an average barber salary in Pennsylvania is $33,842.

Is Kniko Howard Father Kniko Sr On Instagram?

No, Kniko Howard’s father Kniko Sr is not available on social media including Instagram.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Kniko Howard Father Kniko Sr From?

Draya Michelle has also revealed that Kniko Sr has been released from prison and now lives in Pennsylvania.

  • Has Kniko Howard Father Kniko Sr Appeared On TV?

No, Kniko Howard’s father Kniko Sr hasn’t appeared on TV.

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