Former professional boxer George Foreman is finally living a blessed life with his current wife Mary Joan Martelly after four shortlived unsuccessful marriages since 1985.
Being a father of five boys and sevens daughters and taking care of all of them is obviously not a cup of tea for everyone. Learn more about George Forman and his personal life in today's session.
George Foreman's Married Life With Mary Joan Martelly
Foreman, 69 married Mary Joan Martelly on 27 March 1985. She grew up in St. Lucia.
They haven't shared many details about their married life but we are sure they have a wonderful life as husband and wife. They are blessed with two daughters Natalia Foreman and Leola Foreman.
Together, the couple has been working together in combatting AIDS. They were honored at A World of Friends Fighting AIDS in 2007 for their contribution in St. Lucia and Houston.
Well, it's pretty awesome to receive love and support from the life partner in personal as well as beyond the family life, isn't it?
As the couple doesn't make headlines regarding their family disputes, divorce or extra affair, they are giving us a perfect relationship for sure.
George Foreman's Past Affairs and Relationships
Prior to Martelly, Foreman was married four times. He tied the knot to Adrienne Calhoun from 1971-1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977-1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981-1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982-1985.
The former pro boxer has five sons all with the identical names: George Jr., George III (Monk), George IV (Big Wheel), George V (Red), and George VI (Little Joey).
When asked by Sports Illustrated why he named all five of his sons after himself, he stated,
"My biological father -- until I had lost the heavyweight championship of the world and one of my sisters told me that dad isn't really my dad -- I loved. [My sister said that] I had a biological father and I actually met him."
"It was a tough time because I had a lot [going on with] my title and I was devastated and I had a father out there that I didn't even know. I actually ended up preaching at his funeral. This was my father and I didn't even know him and I decided then I would give all my sons something in case they got separated or divided, something they would all have in common and that's why I gave them my name. That's the reason I really did it."
He has three daughters from his previous relationships namely Michi, Freeda, and Georgetta.
He adopted a daughter named Isabella Brandie Lilja and another girl, Courtney Isaac in 2012.
George Foreman: Quick Facts
- Born on 10 January 1949 in Marshall, Texas.
- He dropped out of school at the age of fifteen and later joined the Job Corps.
- He began boxing training after moving to Pleasanton, California.
- He won a gold medal in the boxing/heavyweight division at the Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968.
- He is a two-time world heavyweight champion.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $300 million as stated by Celebrity net worth and about $250 million as per the Richest.