• Maureen Blumhardt is the wife of former professional basketball player Charles Barkley
• She was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1960 and grew up wanting to become an actress
• She pursued modelling while attending college, and then became a face of Noblerex K-1
• She stopped working professionally after marrying Charles and dedicated her time to charity work and her family
• She is a supporter of women's rights and a lover of animals, and has a net worth of over $1 million
Who is Maureen Blumhardt, Charles Barkley’s wife? Wiki Bio
Maureen Blumhardt was born in Scottsdale, Arizona USA, on 15 January 1960, so her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She is best known for being the wife of Charles Barkley, a famous now retired basketball player.
Early life and education
Maureen was raised in Scottsdale by her father who was a businessman and her mother who was teaching at a local high school. She attended a local high school where she was physically active playing soccer and running track, and grew up wanting to become an actress, so also tried appearing in school plays but was never really good.
Upon matriculation, she enrolled at Villanova University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1982, then entered the Columbia Journalism School. While she was still attending college, she started thinking about modelling, sending her pictures to several agencies before being invited for her first photoshoot.
Career as an actress and a model
Maureen worked as a model for a year before she started posing for famous brands and companies such as Noblerex K-1, which is a company selling exercise machines, and she soon became the face of the company.
Upon marrying, she became more focused on her family, and started doing charity work, while she has been volunteering for several non-profit organizations, such as with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, which is focused on helping women get educated, find support, and jobs. Maureen has recently become a foundation honorary member.
Love life and relationships
Maureen met Charles Barkley in 1987 at the restaurant City Avenue in Bucks County. Charles was there with his friends for lunch while Maureen was there shooting for the restaurant’s commercial.
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The two chatted and exchanged phone numbers, and then started dating around a month later. They married at a church in 1989 with only their closest friends and family attending – their marriage was criticized by many people as interracial marriage was considered as something wrong at the time.
Several months after they married Maureen gave birth to their daughter Christiana Barkley, and the two have decided not to have another child, however, as they didn’t want their child to grow up alone, they adopted a dog which died in 1999. Maureen has helped Charles with many things, most importantly ending his gambling addiction.
Hobbies and other interests
Maureen is not a big fan of social media and is thus not active on any sites. She likes to travel and has been to many European countries for pleasure, while she has been to Asia and Africa when volunteering with several organizations. She is a lover of animals and a supporter of women’s rights, fighting for equality for over 20 years now. Maureen enjoys watching movies, with some of her favorite actresses and actors being Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe, while some of her favorite movies are “The Robin Hood”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, and “Blue Jasmine”.
Charles Barkley & his wife Maureen Blumhardt Barkley has been married for 30 years. That’s truly rare for athletes.
She has been interested in music since she was a teenager, growing-up listening to bands and singers such as Nirvana and ZZ Top, while she is also a fan of Frank Sinatra. She enjoys tasting various cuisines, with her favorite being Italian, pizza.
Appearance and net worth
Maureen is 59 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million while her husband’s net worth is estimated at over $40 million.
Who is Charles Barkley? Wiki Bio
Charles Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama USA, on 20 February 1963, so his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality.
He is a former professional basketball player currently working for TNT in their show “Inside the NBA” as their analyst.
He was raised in Leeds by his mother, after his father left the family when Charles was a year old – his mother went on to remarry and give birth to two half-brothers named John Glenn and Daryl Glenn, however, when Charles was 11, his stepfather died in a car crash. Charles studied at Leeds High School and as he was amongst the tallest kids in school, he began playing basketball. He was soon noticed by a scout from Auburn University which he went on to attend, studying business management but he quit one year before graduation, and in 1984 started playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He helped the team reach the play-offs but they lost to Milwaukee Bucks, but for his great performance, Charles was named in the All-NBA Second Team. He became the leader of his team in the 1986-87 season, ultimately staying with the 76ers until the summer of 1992, when he was traded to the Phoenix Suns.
During his first season with the Suns Charles helped them reach a record of 62 wins and 20 losses becoming the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). In 1994 due to having back problems, Charles announced that he was retiring from basketball, however, he continued and started playing for the Houston Rockets in 1996, staying with them until 2000 before officially retiring.
Charles is one of only four players who have scored over 20,000 points, 4,000 assists and 10,000 rebounds during their NBA career, and before retiring.
Charles is considered as one of the most controversial basketball players of all time due to his incidents including fights with other players. He was arrested several times, including when he broke a man’s nose after losing a match as well as for throwing a person through a window after he threw an ice cube at him, however, Charles is still also known for his sense of humor and for being honest.