After divorcing first wife Harriet Showalter, Don Imus is living a blissful married life with Deirdre Coleman: Have five children: Won the Battle of Cancer
Don Imus known as a radio personality is known for his talk show. He got married twice and his first one ended in divorce but the second one is considered as successful. Even he won the battle with cancer.
Don Imus is one of the best examples of a multitalented personality as he is involved in Radio hosting, humorist, landscape photographs, writing, and a philanthropist.
He is widely known for his talk show Imus in the Morning which is broadcast throughout the United States by Cumulus Media Networks.
You may all know him professionally but how many of you have an idea of his personal life? Imus got married twice and his first married life ends in divorce but the second marriage is a huge success.
Similarly, he succeeds to win the battle against cancer too. Well, to know his personal life more closely you may have to stay with us to the end of this article so, here we begin!
Don Imus' current married life
Don Imus has been married twice but his first marriage couldn’t last long.
As we all know, everything happens for a reason and in Imus' life also after facing a divorce with his first wife, he got a chance to meet his lady love Deirdre Coleman.
Don Imus with wife Deirdre, Source: Right pundits
Imus and Deirdre first encounter at a book launch party where their common friends introduced them. After that meeting, they used to meet often and slowly convert their friendship into a relationship.
On December 17, 1994, the duo exchanged vows with one another and officially announced themselves as husband and wife.
Their wedding was supposed to be a private ceremony to which only close friends and family members were invited.
In 1999, Imus and his wife founded the Imus Ranch for children who are battling cancer as well as siblings of SIDS victims.
The Imus family volunteered at their foundation between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year.
Don and Deirdre at Imus Ranch, Source: ksam1017
Divorce from his first wife Harriet Showalter
Previously Don was married to Harriet Showalter in 1969. However, due to some personal issues, they couldn’t handle their relationship for long and in 1979 they ended their 10-year-long married life in divorce.
Imus children and grandchildren
Altogether Imus has 5 children and three grandchildren. He has two stepdaughters Nadine and Tony whom he adopted from his first marriage.
From his first wife, he was blessed with two daughters named Elizabeth and Ashley He has three grandchildren; two from Elizabeth and one from Ashley.
On July 3, 1998, Imus and his current wife Deirdre welcomed a new member into their family and he is a cute little baby boy Frederick Wyatt called Wyatt.
Won the Battle against Cancer
In March 2009, radio talk show host Don Imus revealed on his show that he was battling with stage II prostate cancer.
He shared his experience with the listener:
“The day you find out is fine but the next morning when you get up, your knees are shaking. I didn’t think I could make it work.”
“I have great confidence in my doctors, I’ll be fine. If I’m not fine, I won’t be fine. It’s not a big deal. The prognosis couldn’t be better.”
After a few years of treatment, Don became succeeds to won the battle against cancer and he set a great example in front of the cancer victims.
Often, Don created headlines in news because of his involvement in different controversies.
His racist remarks about the Dallas Cowboys star Adam Jones made him the hot topic of the news.
Don Imus, Source: Daily news
On April 4, 2007, during a discussion about the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, Imus commented on the Rutgers University women's basketball team players as "rough girls” because of their tattoos.
His insensitive comments made him fired from CBS.
After getting fired from CBS, he sued the radio company for wrongful termination and demanded the remaining $40 million from his five-year contract. Later, on August 14, 2017, CBS announced a settlement with Imus.
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