Maureen Blumhardt, a former model turned social worker currently serves as an honorary member of the Fresh Women’s Foundation. Apart from her profession, she gained huge fame as the wife of former NBA player Charles Barkley, an NBA analyst on Inside the NBA. Ever since their marriage in 1989, the duo is together and shares a daughter so far.
Blumhardt Is Villanova University Graduate
Maureen Blumhardt was born on January 15, 1960, in Scottsdale, Arizona, the United States of America. An American by nationality, Blumhardt hails from a white ethnic background.
Blumhardt graduated from and later attended Columbia Journalism School.
Former Model Turned Humanitarian Worker
Maureen tends to live lowkey as possible and is world-renowned as the wife of NBA star Charles Barkley. Apart from her relationship, Blumhardt is also famous for her humanitarian works. She is an honorary member of the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a non-profit organization in Phoenix which aims to empower women. With her organization, she provides education, training, and opportunities to uplift the living stand of women.
Moreover, along with her daughter, Maureen appeared in Fresh Start Fashion Gala in 2016; the event helped to raise around $1.5 million for the organization.
Prior to her engagement in charity works, Blumhardt formerly worked as a part-time model and even more, appeared in the advertisement of a body-vibration machine called the Noblerex K-1. Also, she reportedly worked as a former legal aide.
On the other hand, her husband Charles is a former NBA All-Star player. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and became an analyst of the Inside the NBA Insider after his retirement. He is known by his nicknames "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and "The Round Mound of Rebound" and has established himself as one of the most powerful dominants in the National Basketball Association.
Also, Barkley works as a sports pundit alongside Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson in Turner Network Television (TNT). It was announced in July 2016 that he will work as a host of a six-episode unscripted show called The Race Card. Renaming the show as an American Race, it was aired on May 11, 2017, on TNT.
In May 2016, the CED of Houston Rockets, Tad Brown fired Charles after he reportedly accused the team to be involved in a fake hustle.
Wife Of Millionaire Husband: Helped Charles Overcome Gambling Habit
As of December 2019, Maureen's net worth is yet to be out; despite the fact that she formerly worked as a model and now, is a social worker. Without a doubt, as the wife of a millionaire NBA player, Blumhardt shares a chunk of fortune with her husband Barkley.
The 11-time NBA All-Star owns a net worth of $40 million currently. Charles Barkley played with teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets, for 16 seasons and made a total of $40.301 million. At the peak of his career, in the 1999 season, Barkley earned $9 million for the Rockets.
Having served as an analyst after retirement, Charles, in 2017, was paid $1.5 million from broadcasting with different channels.
Currently, Maureen Blumhardt lives with her husband and daughter in a luxurious Scottsdale's Gainey Ranch, which Barkley bought in October 1998 for $2.2 million.
Blumhardt's Husband Gambling Got Him Off From $10 Million
Reportedly, the model-turned-social worker's husband was a notorious gambler and has lost a total of around $10 million in gambling. Barkley, within 6 hours, lost $2.5 million while playing blackjack. Later, Maureen helped him to overcome his gambling habit, which Charles Barkley often praises.
Shares A Kid With Husband Charles Barkley: How Did They Meet?
Blumhardt's successful married life with Barkley is indeed one of the inspiring celebrity marriages. As of December 2019, the duo is together as husband-wife for over 30 years and report no divorce or any other relationship conflicts.
As reported, Maureen and Charles met in the late 80s at City Avenue Restaurant; at that time, she was working as a part-time model in Bucks County while Barkley played for Philadelphia 76ers. After some years of dating, they exchanged vows in 1989 in a private wedding ceremony.
As for a fact, during the 80s and 90s, racial discrimination had an impact and many sources reported that their marriage caused controversy, though, the duo never opened up directly to the public.
Together, the couple shares a daughter Christiana Barkley, born in 1989, the same year Christiana's parents married. Their daughter is currently living in New York City. As per DNA reported, Christiana Barkley is 14% Native American, 11% European, and 75% African.
- Age: Maureen Blumhardt is aged 60-year.
- Height: She stands at 5ft 2 inches.
- Her Body measurement is 37-27-37 inches.
by ab-niranjan, 04 Nov, 2016