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Maureen Blumhardt: The Wife of NBA Legend Charles Barkley

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Maureen Blumhardt
Maureen Blumhardt

Maureen Blumhardt, best known as Charles Barkley’s wife for over 30 years and mother to their daughter Christiana Barkley. Here are some facts about Maureen and their relationship.

Early Life and Education

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Maureen Blumhardt was born January 15, 1960, in Scottsdale, Arizona to Richard R. and Ellen T. Blumhardt who are both Caucasian.

She has two brothers and two sisters. Her father died when she was young but Richard R. took care of all their financial matters for their three sons as their inheritance from Ellen T.

Blumhardt attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania and earned her degree in journalism. Additionally, she studied journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York.

Career and Activism

Maureen BlumhardtBlumhardt began her career as a model, appearing in a commercial for a body vibration machine. Additionally, she worked as a legal assistant.

Blumhardt is a dedicated humanitarian who advocates for women’s rights and empowerment. She serves as an honorary lifetime member of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, an non-profit that offers women the education, resources and support to transform their lives.

Maureen Blumhardt

Blumhardt supports her husband’s charitable initiatives, such as the Charles Barkley Foundation which offers scholarships for students from low-income backgrounds.

Marriage and Family

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Blumhardt first met Barkley at a restaurant in Pennsylvania where she was working as part-time model. Both found instant attraction to each other and began dating shortly thereafter.

As they were an interracial couple – Barkley being African-American and Blumhardt white – and had an age gap between them of five years, these challenges proved particularly difficult to navigate.

Despite these challenges, they decided to get married in 1989 in a secret courthouse ceremony in Philadelphia. Without extravagant celebrations or receptions – as they sought to avoid media scrutiny and public scrutiny – they exchanged vows at an anonymous courthouse venue in Philadelphia.

Christiana Barkley was born June 24th 1989 at Christiana Mall in Delaware – which Barkley visited often.

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Christiana followed in her mother’s footsteps and studied journalism at Villanova University, graduating in 2011. Since then she has worked as a sales assistant at Turner Sports.

Blumhardt’s estimated net worth is approximately $1 Million, acquired through her modeling and legal careers, as well as through sharing in her husband’s estimated fortune, which is valued at $50 Million.

Barkley amassed his fortune through a successful basketball career spanning 16 seasons in the NBA. He played for Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets during this time, becoming an 11-time All-Star and an MVP as well as winning two Olympic gold medals along the way.

Maureen Blumhardt

Barkley also brings in income as an analyst for TNT and CBS Sports, known for his insightful commentary on basketball and other topics.

This couple lives an easygoing lifestyle in Scottsdale, Arizona where they own an extravagant mansion featuring six bedrooms and eight bathrooms as well as a swimming pool, spa tub, and golf course.

They own multiple properties across the country, such as condominiums in Philadelphia and New York.


Q. How old is Maureen Blumhardt?

A. Maureen Blumhardt is 63 years old as of 2023.

Q. How long have Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley been married?

Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley have been married for 34 years as of 2023.

Q. How did Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley meet?

Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley met at a restaurant in Pennsylvania in 1988.

Q. How many children do Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley have?

Maureen Blumhardt and Charles Barkley have one child, Christiana Barkley.

Q. What does Maureen Blumhardt do?

Maureen Blumhardt is a former model and humanitarian who supports women’s rights and empowerment

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