One of the greatest and most dominant basketball players, Charles Barkley built a prolific career with a number of prestigious accolades to his name. The quintessential power forward was named NBA All-Star eleven times and the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1993. He currently serves as an NBA analyst and has already worked for a few well-known networks.
Along with his successful before and after retirement career, Charley is leading a happy marital relationship with his wife of over three decades Maureen Blumhardt. Although the pair’s interracial marriage created a lot of controversies initially, the iconic couple never listened to others and always try to prove their love is strong enough to conquer everything. They also have a grown daughter.
In addition to her personal details, we will also write down something yet to discover about her career and other details! Take a closer look!
Who is Charles Barkley’s Wife Maureen Blumhardt?
Maureen (aka) Maureen Lynn Blumhardt is a former model who used to work for weight loss machines. She once also worked in legal aid. Other than that, there is nothing more about her professional accomplishments.
Despite being the wife of a legendary basketball player, Maureen maintains a low-profile existence in the media. But her hubby Charley is a regular face in the mainstream.
Early Life and Age: Details on Her Siblings
Maureen Blumhardt was born on January 1, 1964, in the United States of America. She belongs to American nationality and has a Caucasian ethnicity. Apparently, talking about her husband’s ethnic background, Barkley is 14% Native American, 11% European, and 75% African descent.
In addition, Maureen has four siblings; two sisters and two brothers named Michael and Rick. She has shared a few pictures of her siblings on her social media handles.
Still, several of his early details including her parents’ info is missing.
Longtime Marriage With Husband Charles Barkley: Wed in Courthouse Basement
Maureen and her hubby tied the knot in Feb 1989. The two exchanged their vows at the low-key civil ceremony in the courthouse basement in Elkton, Maryland with no witnesses.
As the ceremony came to an end, Charles and his bride were greeted by around 20 people in the waiting area. The pair eventually settled for a few photographs as well.
Moving towards their first meeting, the two came across at a restaurant in Pennsylvania called City Avenue in the 1980s. At the time, Barkley was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers while his then-future-wife Maureen was working for legal aid. The blonde beauty quickly won the NBA star’s heart.
Their Mixed-Race Marriage Caught Huge Controversy
When the couple got married, their interracial marriage made a series of headlines, however, it never bothered the pair. Despite the onslaught on their marital life, their relationship withstood the test of time.
In July 2016, it was unveiled that Barkley will become the host of the show called The Race Card which later renamed American Race. He used to discuss race on the show. It aired on TNT on 11th May 2017.
The Couple Has a Biracial Daughter
Maureen and Charles are blessed with a daughter named Christiana Barkley who was born in the same year her parents got married in 1989, in Pennsylvania. But, Christiana grew up in New York. She also did her high schooling from there. She then made her way to Pennsylvania to study at Villanova University.
With the mixed combination of Barkley and Maureen’s genes, Maureen mostly favors her father’s exotic looks. In addition, their daughter Barkley got married to Ilya Hoffman on March 6, 2021, in Scottsdale.
Besides, there are also rumors that Maureen has a son. Many tabloids even posted a photo of her reported son on the internet. But, it never came to know whether in the photo is really Maureen Blumhardt’s son or not.
Husband Charles Barkley Loves to Spend Time With His Family
Charles is a devoted family member who loves to spend the majority of his time at home. He told Chicago Tribune that he found his solace and peace while sitting at home,
”I like sitting around by myself at home because when you`re in public, you never get any peace. Maureen says that I`m boring sometimes. But it is almost impossible to go out. You don`t get any peace. So what you find yourself doing is staying at home all the time. At home you are safe and nobody can bother you and nobody can get to you.”
Maureen Blumhardt Currently Lives in a $2.8million House
Blumhardt currently resides in a metro Phoenix home in Scottsdale’s Gainey Ranch. She and her husband Barkley bought the mansion back in 1998 for $2.2 million. As of 2020, the property was valued at $2.8 million.
Charles Barkley’s wife has a net worth of $550,000. In the meantime, her life partner Charles has an estimated fortune of $50 million. He reportedly paid a salary of $6 million.