The man whom many consider being the best baseball catcher of all time, Johnny Bench has lived up a pretty catchy life both professionally and personally.
Bench has been over the headline for decades for his ultimate skills in baseball and is quite a keeper on his love life as well. Married four times in his life, the catcher seems to live blissfully with his fourth wife.
Who is he married to now? Is he living with his new wife and son? Well, if you want to know the answers to these questions, be sure to check out the article below!
Known To Have Married Numerous Time, Who Is Johnny Catcher Dating? Is He Married?
Looks like Johnny Bench stepped out of romanticism, unlike his past days.
The 70-years-old American has gained a huge name for himself but has been quiet when it comes to his personal life. He has neither been spotted with anyone out in the public nor has talked if he is currently dating anyone.
The retired player seems to be living a single life with his children from previous marriages.
Well, it has been 30 years since he was inducted into the National Baseball of Fame but how can someone that huge end up doing laundry at his house and make omelets for his sons in South Florida? Well, it's a role that he enjoys, Bench said,
"If I can be considered a Hall of Fame dad then, well, that's more important than anything else I may have achieved."
Looks like the catcher is having some lovely time in his life with his children but one thing is missing in his life, a love partner by his side. As for now, the professional baseball catcher is living a single life and we'll sure get to know when he finds a loved one.
Too Long List To Remember? Johnny Bench Was Quite A Catcher In Game And Romanticism As Well!
However, Bench has not been single for too long. He was married to Lauren Baiocchi who is the daughter of pro golfer Hugh Baiocchi.
The former couple tied the knot in 2004 and were blessed with two sons named Justin Bench and Josh Bench. The family was living in Palm Springs but Bench wanted to move to Florida which was not agreed by his wife.
Baiocchi decided to stay in California whereas Bench moved to Florida and got divorced and their sons also moved in with their father which was later settled in case. The couple parted their ways in 2017 after 13 years of togetherness.
Bench said about fatherhood in an interview,
"Being a dad can be challenging, sure. But even when it's not fun, it's enjoyable—if that makes sense. I don't mind the work. I mean, how can you complain about doing laundry? You throw it in, put some soap in, push the button and come back when it's done."
Before Baiocchi, Bench was married to Elizabeth Benton. Not many details are known about their relationship details but they tied the knot in February of 1997.
Details about their divorce are yet to be disclosed in the open but they might have split somewhere in 2000-2003.
Bench's relationship just does not end here, before Benton, he was married to an Oklahoma City model and aerobics instructor Laura Cwikowski. They tied the knot in 1987 and were blessed with a son named Bobby Binger.
The former couple parted their ways in 1995 after being together for 8 straight years. Bobby tells about his father in an interview,
"He was—is—a great dad. Definitely firm. I remember him making me wear slacks and a button-down for my 12th birthday. But he did a lot of things you later appreciated."
Bench was quite a keeper in case of his love life. Before tying the knot with Laura, he was married to a toothpaste model named Vickie Chesser who previously dated Joe Namath.
Not many details about the former couple are known out in open but reports claim that they met in 1975 and just after a few days of the meeting, Bench got down to his knees and popped the question.
They were together for 13 months and finally decided to part their ways by getting a divorce after a year of their marriage. Chesser told in an interview with Phil Donahue,
"I tried. I even hand-squeezed orange juice. I don't think either of us had any idea what marriage was really like."
Moved on with their lives, Bench married his second wife and Chesser got a loved one by her side.
Johnny Bench: Quick Facts
- He was born on 7 December 1947.
- His birthplace is Oklahoma City.
- Bench is a 14-time MLB All-Star catcher.
- Main role in leading the Cincinnati Reds to World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976.
- Named National League MVP in 1970 and 1972.
- His birth sign is Sagittarius.
- His net worth is estimated to be $5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.