• Katy Kellner is a fitness instructor and educationist who is known for being ex-girlfriend of Shannon Sharpe, a former American Football player.
• She was born in the US in the early 80s and holds American nationality.
• She studied at Elmhurst College and Troy University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master's degree in instructional technology.
• She has a son with Marlon Byrd, a popular baseball player, and is rumored to be married to him.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
Who is Katy Kellner?
Katy Kellner was born in the USA, but has kept the exact date of her birth hidden from the media’s attention, although it’s believed that she was born in the early ‘80s – she holds American nationality. Katy is a fitness instructor and an educationist, who might be known best for being the ex-girlfriend of Shannon Sharpe, a former American Football player.
Childhood and education
Katy was raised in the USA alongside her siblings by their father who was a high school football coach, and mother who was a homemaker.
Katy became interested in sports at a very early age and started playing soccer while attending elementary school. After enrolling at high school, she took on running track and playing volleyball. She was also interested in various other things, as she practiced acting with the school’s drama club and also tried singing and dancing. Upon matriculation, Katy enrolled at Elmhurst College from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 (this would make her birth year 1981) – she continued her education at Troy University, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in instructional technology.
After her Master’s degree, Katy joined Fulton County Public School as a teacher, and spent three years there before becoming a fitness instructor. During her time at Fulton County, Katy worked out in the gym four to five times per week, and also studied to pass her tests and become a certified fitness instructor.
Katy together with the popular baseball player Marlon Byrd, went on to open the Thousand Oaks Gym in California; as of today, Katy is working at Flywheel Sports as an instructor, and is also working at a cycle bar as a senior master instructor.
Love life and marriage with Shannon Sharpe
It was widely believed that Katy was married to Shannon Sharpe, however, these rumors turned out to be untrue. It was in 2016 that rumors started spreading around the internet that Shannon and Katy were engaged but this hasn’t been confirmed.
The two met in 2013 at Thousand Oaks Gym, and dated for the following five years, moving in together around a year into the relationship. It was revealed in 2018 that Katy was pregnant, however, it was to Marlon Byrd – she and Shannon were no longer seen together in public, and in December that year, Katy gave birth to her and Marlon’s son Jaden Charles Byrd.
As of November 2020, Katy is rumored to be married to Marlon Byrd, and has a son with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Since what happened with Shannon, Katy has been very secretive regarding her personal matters, and has even locked her Instagram account, meaning one can only see her posts if she accepts them as her followers.
She spends most of her spare time at the gym, and today has three to four training sessions each week; she plays various sports including soccer and tennis, while following a strict diet.
She is keen on travelling, and has been to several US states for both work and pleasure, while she’s also had an opportunity to vacation in Greece and Spain in Europe.
Late at night, Katy is keen on watching movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellinni, while a couple of her favorite movies are “The Green Book”, “Scent of a Woman” and “The Founder”.
Age, height and net worth
Katy is believed to be approaching 40 years of aged. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs). As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while Shannon’s net worth is reputedly over $12 million.
Who is Shannon Sharpe?
Shannon Sharpe was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 26 June 1968 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is mostly known for his football career, and for the 12 seasons he played for the Denver Broncos.
Shannon was raised alongside his older brother Sterling, who is also a former football player – the brothers haven’t commented on their parents, but have stated how they were very poor growing up. He attended Savannah State University at which he played football and basketball, and also ran track. Because of his great skills, he was picked for the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference three years in a row from 1987 to 1989, and in 1987 was also named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In 2009, Shannon was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame, while the following year saw him inducted into the Savannah State’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
He signed with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) in 1990, and stayed with them until 1999 – during those years, Shannon won championship rings at two Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. He went on to play for the Baltimore Ravens for two years, obtaining another championship ring from Super Bowl XXXV, and then returned to the Denver Broncos before retiring in 2003, and going to work at CBS as their NFL analyst. He was commentator for the shows “The NFL Today”, “Spring Halftime Report” and “Postgame Show”, and the year 2013 saw him start working for the magazine “FitnessRX For Men” as their columnist – today, he is hosting the morning show “Opening Drive”, together with American sportscaster Bob Papa.
On 9 September 2010, a woman named Michelle Bundy claimed to have been Shannon’s girlfriend, and filed for a restraining order accusing Shannon of sexual assault. She claimed that Shannon forced her to have sex with him, that he put her under surveillance, and would occasionally ‘phone her to say that he was watching her. The case quickly turned against Michelle, who was then accused of making-up everything to take money from Shannon.