Is sports commentator Mary Carillo a lesbian? Is she married? All the details here

American sports commentator and former tennis player, Mary Carillo, is currently a reporter for NBC. After the failure of her marriage, Mary Carillo was questioned about her sexuality. That's sexist and insensitive in every manner.

However, Mary has never commented on it, is it true that Mary Carillo is a lesbian? Let's find out the truth!

Is Mary Carillo Gay?

Mary Carillo's sexuality has been a matter of curiosity to all her fans. Lots of rumors about her being a lesbian have been around for quite a while, with no certain answers! Carillo hasn't come out and declared herself a lesbian, neither has she been seen with any girl. She has however been married once, to a man.

Rumors about Carillo being a lesbian started spreading after her dedicated involvement with the lesbian and gay community and when she was spotted out with Julie Foudy, a professional soccer midfielder several times.

People also tend to consider her a lesbian because of her short hair and heavy, husky voice. That's pretty sexist and insensitive as well! Given that Carillo was married for 15 years and has children with the man, it seems pretty unlikely that she is a lesbian. It is a complete hoax. 

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Who was Mary Carillo Married to?

Well, Mary Carillo was once married, but currently, she is possibly single according to whosdatedwho. Carillo married Bill Bowden, an Australian tennis instructor and former tennis player in 1983 after dating him and being friends with him for a long time.

In an interview with People, she shared: 

“It wasn’t one of those love-at-first-sight deals,We were good friends for a long time. One morning I woke up and looked at him differently, sort of, ‘Hey, he’s kind of cool looking.”

The couple has two kids together, one son named Anthony born on August 8, 1987, and a daughter Rachel born on October 5, 1991. Even though the couple brought up two children together, their relationship lasted for only 15 years. The couple got separated in 1998.

None of them ever revealed the reason for their divorce. Carillo currently lives in Naples, Florida with her two kids.

Mary Carillo, the former tennis player who was once ranked no. 33 in the World Women's Tennis Association, had to end her sports career in 1980 due to her knee injury. She had also won the French Open mixed doubles.


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She then pursued her career in television and started working with the USA Network. Now she has established herself as a successful commentator for the NBC network.

Mary Carillo's Quick Facts 

  • Mary Carillo was born on 15th March 1957 in Queens, New York City, New York, United States, under the birth sign Pisces.
  • She won the French Open mixed doubles competition alongside John McEnroe, who was her childhood friend.
  • As of 2023, Mary has an estimated net worth of $10 million, as per celebrity net worth.
  • She played professionally from 1977 to 1980, achieving a career-best singles ranking of 33, and winning the 1977 mixed doubles French Open Championship.



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