Maureen Blumhardt is a former model and is known for being the wife of former legendary Basketball player Charles Barkley who is currently serving at TNT as an NBA analyst. She was born in 1960 in New York to American parents and belongs to white ethnicity. His wife Maureen is an ordinary woman who was away of limelight but after getting married to Charles, she could not avoid the limelight.
Maureen Blumhardt is a former model and hence she has appeared in some advertisements including the Noblerex K-1, a body vibration machine. She has also served as a legitimate assistant in the past. Maureen is the member of Fresh Women’s Foundation which is a charity organization that encourages women emancipation through work and education. She plays an active role in the foundation’s activities through instructing, preparing and engaging the underprivileged women into different activities to make them stronger. Her net worth is very less but her husband’s property is hers too and the combined net worth of the couple is $40 million.
Meeting her husband Charles Barkley
Maureen Blumhardt met her future husband Charles Barkley in a restaurant called City Avenue while she was working as a model and a legal aid. The meeting was accidental of course as they did not know each other that time. Later, they exchanged their contact details so they could keep in touch and with time, they exchanged their hearts and began to date.
Interracial marriage Controversy
There was a bit nervousness and questions on the sustainability and remarks of people on the interracial marriage between white and black community. The trend was not popular. Maureen Blumhardt is a white while Charles is an Afro-American belonging to black community. Glenn, Charles Barkley’s father, has even confessed that he was doubtful to the marriage but trusted his son’s decision.
Charles Barkley stated he was also scared about the sustainability of the marriage as he had seen the split of his fellow players at NBA whom they had loved so much and their marriage ending in divorce. However, he took the decision to get married to Maureen and spend life with her. The couple got married in 1989 in the court in front of judge avoiding all the press and media spotlight and through the lavish ceremony, which of course they could do, but Maureen thought it is very overrated.
Maureen recalls her wedding day where Charles went very nervous and emotional. It has been more than 25 years that they are together as a husband and a wife and the marital life is going smoothly. After getting married to Maureen, Charles changed his lifestyle trading his free time being with his mates and playing golf to helping his wife in household chores.
Mauren & Charles Barkley Kids
The key to happy married life despite of all differences is supporting and being there for each other, which they have shown an example. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Christiana Barkley. Their daughter was born the same year of their marriage. There is also a rumor going on that they have a son but the couple has not confirmed any reliability of the rumor.