Cindy Deangelis Grossman is popular as an ex-wife of one of the versatile athletes Herschel Walker. The couple led a happy marital relationship for years until Walker started having trouble with a mental illness called dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.). He first revealed his years-long struggle with a rare illness in his book called ‘Breaking Free.’
Amid the identity disorder, Herschel tried to kill his wife Cindy and threaten her several times. Grossman once said of Herschel, “There was somebody there that was evil.”
Let’s talk more about Cindy’s parents, age, and many other interesting facts!
Herschel Walker Ex-Wife Cindy Deangelis Grossman’s Parents
Grossman is the daughter of Tom De Angelis. Her father is a former New York City detective. However, the detail of her mother is still out of the media. As per Vault, Cindy’s parents used to live in their home located in Saddle River, New Jersey.
Her Age, Bio, and Nationality
Cindy is aged 54 as of 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, in New York City. She spent most of her childhood in Brooklyn with her family.
Grossman is an American as per her nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
Who is Cindy Deangelis Grossman? Her Marriage With Herschel Walker
Grossman is a former athlete who used to run a track at Georgia. She grabbed popular ity after her marriage to Herschel Walker. The couple tied the knot in March 1983, in a private wedding ceremony.
After their nuptials, the former couple started living in their new condominium nestled in Verona, N.J. They also owned a Mercedes at the time.
Cindy Met Her Future Husband Herschel at Georgia
Moving towards their first meeting, the two came across when they both were in Georgia. Talking to Chicago Tribune, Grossman said that Walker was quite a reserved guy,
“I remember how he acted when we met. I thought he was really weird. He had never dated a girl in his life. They`d ask him out, and he wouldn`t go. And he`d never asked anyone out himself.”
According to Cindy, Walker’s sister Veronica introduced her to her brother. They ran a track together at Georgia. She told the tabloid more about Herschel’s shyness,
“He used to come over to my room and just sit there for two hours, doodling on a piece of paper, not saying a word.”
They finally started dating and were in a love affair for a few years before walking down the aisle.
Cindy was one of the greatest supporters of her hubby. Walker had to undergo a shoulder operation while playing for New Jersey Generals. He said not a single teammate or coach visited him in the hospital but his wife Cindy was the only one who stood by his side.
The two led a happy married life for years. However, things started becoming complicated between the two when Walker started having trouble with an identity disorder.
What Happened to Cindy Grossman’s Husband Herschel Walker?
The former accomplished footballer opened up about his struggle with a mental illness called dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.) in his book Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder, released in 2008.
Herschel didn’t disclose anything about the disease for years. As a result, the health gradually deteriorated further inviting conflict among the family members, especially with his wife.
Cindy told different sides of her spouse to ABC News,
“It’s hard to explain, but even his physical countenance would change. … There was also a very sweet, lovable [personality]. That’s the one he told me I married. He told me I didn’t marry Herschel.”
Cindy didn’t know what was going wrong with Walker for 16 years of marriage until Walker finally sought professional help while playing for Russian Roulette in 1998. The footballer told to Nightline, “To challenge death like I was doing, you start saying, there’s a problem here”.
Moreover, Walker said that he doesn’t remember some major accomplishments of his life, including the highlight of his collegiate football career, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1982, and more.
Threatened to Kill His Wife Cindy Several Times
Amid the illness, Herschel made several attempts to kill his wife. Cindy remembered some dark moments,
“We were talking and the next thing I knew, he just kind of raged and he got a gun and put it to my temple.”
The next time, Walker threatened to kill his spouse Grossman, her friend, and his therapist in a therapy session. After a series of conflicts, Walker and Cindy finally went their separate ways.
Cindy Deangelis Grossman Divorce Finalization and Child Custody
The couple separated after years of marriage in the early 2000s. After a few years of process, their divorce came to an end. The two also shared a son named Christian Walker, born on September 30th, 1999. Christian was a toddler at the time of his parents’ separation. On the other hand, his father Herschel was suffering from D.I.D.
Due to his illness, Cindy got full custody of their child.
Cindy Deangelis Grossman Son is a Cheerleader
Christian has a highly successful career in cheerleading who helped the Spirit of Texas Royalty to win the World Championship of All-Star Cheerleading in 2016.
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Besides, Walker is an active member of the Log Cabin Republicans which advocates for equal rights for LGBT Americans. The organization has also endorsed former President Trump.
Who is Cindy Grossman Married to?
Grossman has kept most of her love life behind closed doors. But, as per CNN, she has been remarried to an unknown guy for a long time. However, Cindy has never made a single public appearance with her new man to date.
Talking about her former hubby Walker, he isn’t dating anyone officially at present.
What is her Net Worth? Where is Cindy Now?
As per sources, her estimated net worth is $200,000. She currently lives in Irving, Texas with her family. In the meantime, her previous life partner Walker also has earned a good fortune from his multiple endeavors. His fortune is $12 million.
Know Something About Cindy Deangelis Grossman Ex-Husband
Walker had a highly successful career in football and mixed martial artist. Furthermore, Herschel is a retired bobsledder and a sprinter too.
Born and raised in Georgia, Walker got involved in several sports like football, basketball, and also competed on track while attending Johnson County High School.
He later focused on football and made his professional debut playing for New Jersey Generals in 1983. In the following years, Herschel played for several other teams such as Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants as well.