Janet Condra is recognized as the ex-wife of an American professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the NBA, Larry Bird. Nicknamed Larry Legend, her ex-husband is the only player who created the history in NBA by being the only player who was named Rookie of the Year, MVP, Finals MVP, All-Star MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.
Talking about their marriage, Janet was married to her famous ex-husband for less than a year. Though the couple gave their marriage a second chance even after the divorce, it didn’t work out. Well besides her association with NBA players, who exactly is Janet Condra? What does she do? Did she marry again?
Read the below piece of article to know in detail about this celebrity ex-wife Janet Condra.
Janet Condra’s Bio: Her Age, And Early Life
Larry Bird’s first wife, Janet is reported to be born in July 1956, in Indiana, United States of America. Based on this, she is currently 66 years of age.
Similarly, the former celebrity spouse grew up alongside her family in her hometown and had a decent childhood. As for education, Condra attended Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana. She was in a high school’s cheerleading squad.
Besides, she belongs to a white ethnical background and holds American nationality.
Janet’s Height And Weight
With the fact that Janet has hardly made media appearances so, her height and weight are not known at a moment. In contrast, her famous ex-husband Larry stands at a height of 6 feet and 9 inches and weighs 220 lbs.
What Does Janet Condra Do For A Living?
In her late 60s, Janet probably is retired from her profession. But back in her adult age, she worked as a mail carrier.
On the other hand, her famous ex-husband is a renowned basketball player.
Began his professional playing career in the late 70s as a Boston Celtics team member, he played 13 seasons for Celtics. Later, he also had a coaching and executive career. As a sportsman, he has made several records and collected many awards like the John R. Wooden Award, NABC Player of the Year, and many more.
Further, Condra’s ex-spouse has also received NBA Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also acknowledged in the 2010 Hall of Fame as a Dream Team member and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. Bird is also named in 30th position on ESPN Sports Century’s list of 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century.
Janet Condra Is Larry Bird’s Ex-Wife; They Were High-School Sweethearts
As mentioned, Janet is now the ex-spouse of a former NBA basketball player. The couple had a very short-lived marriage of less than a year. At the time of their marriage, the former flames were just high-school graduates. Janet and Larry were childhood friends but their love blossomed when both of them attended Springs Valley High School.
After being in a relationship for a while, they walked down the aisle on November 8, 1975, in a private wedding ceremony amongst close family and friends. But, sadly, their marriage lasted less than a year and the pair divorced on 31 October 1976. Even after a divorce, the two tried to work on their relationship but failed to give it shape which led to their permanent separation.
Did Janet Remarry After Her Divorce From Larry Bird?
After her divorce from the Celtics star, Janet Condra married her second husband Mike Deakins. Apart from this, no other information about her marriage or her second husband is known.
Like her, her famous ex-spouse also remarried. On October 31, 1989, Larry Bird again walked down the aisle with his college girlfriend turned wife Dinah Mattingly.
Janet Condra Shares A Daughter With Her Ex-Husband, Larry
From her short union with the former NBA star, Janet Condra has a daughter named Corrie Bird. Her daughter Corrie was born Corrie Diane Bird Batson on August 14, 1977, and is currently 45 years of age.
As of now, Condra’s daughter Corrie is already married. She is married to her husband Trent Theopolis Batson and has two children together. By profession, she is a healthcare manager.
Further, from her second marriage, she has another daughter named Mandy. Her younger child Mandy is a singer by profession and has already performed at several reputed places like Lincoln Centre and more.
On the other hand, her ex-spouse Larry also is the father of Connor Bird and Mariah Bird whom he adopted together with his current wife Dinah.
Janet’s Daughter Corrie was deprived of her Father’s Love
Because of Janet and Larry’s tumultuous relationship, her ex-spouse Larry refused to be part of their daughter Corrie’s life. Though Corrie was close to her stepdad, she always craved her biological father’s attention.
Janet’s daughter lived her first 20 years without the presence of her beloved dad. Once in an Oprah Winfrey show, when she was asked why she can’t move on after living 20 years without her dad, she responded,
“but I still have hope that he can be part of my life.”
In the same interview, Janet said,
“When she was little, I made excuses. I couldn’t protect her from the hurt caused by her dad. I could protect her from everything else, but not that.”
Janet also explained that she would send her daughter’s school pictures and reports card to her ex-husband to draw his attention toward their daughter. In the same way, Corrie too wrote many letters to her dad but he never responded.
Whatever happened in past, as of now, the father-daughter has reconciled and now they share a good relationship.
Condra’s Ex-Spouse Compliment Her For Giving a Good Upbringing To Their Daughter
For several years, Condra’s ex-partner Larry maintained a distance from his and Janet’s daughter. Regarding his estranged relationship with his only biological child, he opened up in his autobiography where he wrote,
“I can’t honestly say I’ve had that much to do with her life because of my differences with Janet
But later the father-daughter reconciled and after knowing his daughter, Larry couldn’t stop himself to praise his ex-wife Janet. He said,
Corrie is a fine and beautiful young lady. Her mother has done a great job bringing her up in the best way possible.
Janet Condra’s Net Worth
Since her separation from her now-famous ex-husband, Janet always preferred a private lifestyle. She lived her life as a common person so, despite being a career-oriented woman, her exact figure is yet to estimate.
Meanwhile, her ex-husband Larry Bird has an estimated net worth of $75 million.