AB de Villiers’ Family

Last Modified Feb 28, 2024 16:38 IST
AB de Villiers Family
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AB de Villiers is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He played international cricket for South Africa. However, he called it a day on his international career during his prime in 2018. AB de Villiers still plays in the T20 leagues.

The former South African team skipper was born on February 17, 1984, in Bela-Bela, South Africa, he is 40 years old. He studied at Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool in Pretoria. Current South African player Faf du Plessis was his classmate. AB de Villiers is a high school graduate.

FatherAbraham B de Villiers
MotherMillie de Villiers
First Elder brotherJan de Villiers
Second Elder brotherWessels de Villiers
WifeDanielle de Villiers
First sonAbraham de Villiers
Second sonJohn Richard de Villiers
First daughterYente de Villiers

Who are AB de Villiers’s Parents?

Former South African captain AB de Villiers’s parents are Dr. Abraham B de Villiers and Millie de Villiers. AB shares his father’s name, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. His father was also a sportsperson at an early age and later he chose to be a doctor. AB’s Mother Millie de Villiers is very supportive of his career and even after becoming an important player in the country she never stopped going to watch his matches.

AB de Villiers’ Father

AB de Villiers’ father's name is Dr. Abhraham B de Villiers. Abraham is a doctor by profession. During his younger days, Abraham played rugby. He encouraged his son to focus on sports during his school days.

AB de Villiers’ Mother

AB de Villiers’ mother, Millie de Villiers has supported her son in his journey. Millie has often attended AB’s matches live at the stadium. Millie visited India in 2014 to watch her son play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. During an interview with RCB, Millie revealed AB started playing cricket at a very young age with his brothers.

AB de Villiers’ First Elder Brothers

AB de Villiers has two brothers. Jan de Villiers is the eldest of them. As stated in AB’s autobiography, Jan is nine years older than AB. Like other family members, Jan has supported AB de Villiers in his extraordinary journey. Jan’s Twitter bio states he is a follower of Jesus, a husband, and a dad.

Wessels de Villiers is six years older than AB de Villiers and has been a follower of cricket. Wessels had posted a tweet before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, stating he was unhappy with the team selection of South Africa. He was not satisfied with CSA’s decision to leave Farhaan Behardien out.

Who Is AB de Villiers's Wife?

Ab de Villiers and his wife
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AB de Villiers is married to Danielle de Villiers. Danielle is a singer who started her piano lessons at the age of four. AB had proposed to Danielle at the Taj Mahal and completely surprised her. Virat Kohli told AB de that he had set the bar too high for the singles in the team. Danielle and AB got hitched in 2013.

AB de Villiers’ First Son

AB de Villiers with his son
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AB de Villiers’ first son was born in 2015. The family named him as Abraham de Villiers. During South Africa’s Indian tour 2015, three generations of the De Villiers family were present at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. AB de Villiers Sr and AB de Villiers Jr were in the stands, while AB de Villiers was playing for South Africa in the middle.

AB de Villiers’ Second Son

On July 17, 2017, Danielle de Villiers gave birth to her second son - John Richard. De Villiers was still active in international cricket when John was born. In IPL 2021, John recently came to India to watch his father play for RCB.

AB de Villiers’ Daughter

AB de Villiers and Danielle welcomed their first daughter Yente, on 11 November 2020. AB posted a special Instagram post, informing fans about the birth of his daughter. Yente was clicked with her mother Danielle during IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium.

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FAQs on AB de Villiers

What is the height of AB de Villiers?

South African cricketer AB de Villiers is 1.78 meters which is 5.8 feet tall.

What is AB de Villiers’s parent’s name?

AB de Villers’s father’s name is Abraham B de Villiers and his Mother’s name is Millie de Villiers.

What is the age of AB de Villiers?

AB de Villiers is 40 years old, he was born on 17 February 1984.

Who is AB de Villiers’s wife?

Danielle de Villiers who is a professional singer is AB de Villers’s wife.

How many kids does AB de Villiers have?

AB de Villiers has three kids one daughter Yente de Villiers and two sons John Richard. De Villiers and  Abraham de Villiers.