Maureen Blumhardt: Married to Her NBA Star Husband in 1989, But What About Children?

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Maureen Blumhardt: Married to Her NBA Star Husband in 1989, But What About Children?

Even if you are not much of a popular person or let’s just say; a celebrity, you do not need to worry to be recognized because there is always one way or another which is; get married to a famous persona. Maureen Blumhardt is married to someone to whom calling a legend in the sports industry will not be a mistake.

Maureen Blumhardt got married to Charles Barkley, the power forward legend in the NBA history in 1989. However, the exact day and the venue of the wedding are missing, but according to the provided date, the couples have been married for over 30 years now.

Maureen Blumhardt with husband Charles Barkley (

Now, let’s wind back the clock and know how the couple met for the first time. At the time of their first meet, Maureen was working as a legal aide and a part-time model in the Bucks County. The couple first accidentally caught each other’s eye at a City Avenue restaurant. However, given the time and the thinking of society, they only thing the couple got when they were together was disapproving stares and unheard whispers.

As for what we know about Maureen, she previously worked as a Legal Aid and a model when she first met Charles. She is a staunch supporter of female rights and is an honorary member of the Fresh Women's Association.

Their marriage/relationship in the late 90's raised a great deal of controversy. Now, this was back in 1998 in Philadelphia, and when a successful African-American basketball player is in a deep relationship with a white caucasian female, it certainly raised quite a few eyebrows.

Initially, they tried to keep their marriage a secret and the couple got married privately in front of a judge The couple has been happily wed for over 30 years, and they have seems gone through a lot.

At the time of the birth of their daughter, a reporter asked Maureen if Charles was feeling nervous about the whole thing. Charles himself said that he was quite fine, however, Later,  Maureen was reported saying, “Charles was white if that’s any indication.”

Maureen Blumhardt’s Children:

Many people think that the couple had a son together, but much to their surprise, Maureen, and her husband have a daughter as old as their marriage. Their daughter Christiana Barkley was born the same year they got married which is 1989. According to her Facebook, she studies at  Columbia Journalism School. Till now, there have been no rumors about the couple to have another child. If they wanted to have a son, they would have done so.

 Maureen Blumhardt with husband Charles Barkley and daughter Christiana Barkley (

As the daughter reasonably resembles her father, got mistaken with someone else as their daughter. A young teen girl who is quite famous on Instagram under the name Villanova who also resembles Charles was mistaken as his daughter Christiana Barkley. However, the source claims that neither Charles nor Villanova have confirmed or denied this speculation. But Christiana is a graduate of Villanova University, and that might just be an eerie misunderstanding.

Now, returning to the couple once again, there seems to be no news of possible divorce condition between them even though Charles has been caught cheating on his wife multiple times. Back in 2008, he insisted a stripper come back to his hotel room. He is often spotted in strip clubs and flirting with girls. He even gave a terrible comment about the Kobe Bryant cheating scandal back in 2011:

"Kobe should've kept his wife from other wives and girlfriends."

That is one terrible advice to give to someone.

However, the couple seem to be enjoying their life with their grown-up daughter. Charles is all set to host SNL in 2018. This is his fourth time hosting the SNL. He had hosted the game back in 1993, 2010 and 2012.

As Maureen is not so much of a popular figure, she does not have a wiki page, and her bio is not available. Considering the net worth of her husband is also her property, their net worth is a staggering amount of 40 million dollars.