Believed To Be Divorced Don Orsillo Currently Living With A New Girlfriend? Also Reveals About His Exit From NESN
Don Orsillo has the voice that is distinctively recognized in the sports world because he was one of the legendary announcers of all times. However, his time with NESN came to an unexpected halt and so did his married life with his wife. So what exactly went wrong in Orsillo's life that he messed up so bad, we will reveal it all in our story today.
Shattered Married life and girlfriend issues:
Don Orsillo was married to a woman called Lisa. However, both of them did not bother to reveal anything related to their wedding. Unfortunately, Don and Lisa no longer share the relation of husband and wife and are now divorced.
Moreover, both failed to specify the reason or the year of their divorce. Before ending the marriage, Don and Lisa welcomed two daughters; Sydney and Madison.
Caption: Don Orsillo's mother and younger daughter Madison.
So as it happens, various sources still share the information that Don Orsillo is married, which is not true. Don Orsillo is now a divorced man, but the date and reason of their divorce are still a mystery.
Moving on from the divorce, Don is currently living in Coronado with his girlfriend and his eldest daughter Sydney, who is also a sous-chef.
Caption: Don Orsillo and his eldest daughter Sydney.
Although various reports indicate he has a girlfriend, Don has managed to maintain his privacy regarding his partners' identity.
Unexpected sacking from NESN:
After serving for 15 years as a play-by-play Red Sox announcer, NESN sacked Don Orsillo in 2015 without any notice by denying his contract renewal; leaving fans and Don in a shock. Don Orsillo, who had five contracts with NESN in the interval of 15 years said,
"I was shocked. I didn't see it coming at all."
With no hard feeling expressed, Don further stated,
"The fans have embraced you by then, and you've been a part of the fabric of the organization. I always felt very loyal to the Red Sox and NESN. There were several national jobs that I didn't take because this was the job I wanted."
At first, NESN kept hushing up about the matter, but over 60,000 people signed a petition on Change.org asking Red Sox owners John Henry and Fenway Sports Group to keep Don Orsillo. When this created enough hype, Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and NESN and CEO Sean McGrail were compelled to reveal their reason for the sacking. Tom Werner said,
“We love Don. He’s an excellent broadcaster. Obviously, this was a tough call for us.”
To that, Sean McGrail added,
“Don is a great broadcaster. We decided to make a change.”
As of September of 2016, Don Orsillo, 48, is with the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres hired Don as a broadcast member and signed him in with a contract of six years with a raise.
Caption: Don Orsillo and Mark Grant cracking jokes together while broadcasting Padres baseball.
Don Orsillo, like his girlfriend's identity, has not officially disclosed his net worth as well as his salary. However, according to source, Don Orsillo had an annual salary of $6 million, but that is apparently changed now given the fact that he has joined Padres with a raise over his salary at NESN.