Dinah Mattingly Biography
Dinah Mattingly is the longtime wife of basketball legend, Larry Bird -who is universally regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. She is Larry’s second wife. The two dated briefly and got married in a private ceremony after 14 years of the split from his first marriage.
Larry Bird Bio
Dinah’s husband won three MVP awards and three NBA championships during his 13-year career with the Boston Celtics.
During 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, from 1979-80 through 1991-92, Bird personified hustle, consistency, and excellence in all areas of play. He is a 12-time NBA all-star and one of the finest players of his time.
He was named one of the NBA’s Top 50 players in 1996, and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1999, he was listed at No. 30 on ESPN SportsCentury’s Top 50 athletes of the 20th century, with only five other basketball players ranked higher. After his retirement, Bird served as a coach and basketball executive. He is known as “Larry Legend” as he was the greatest player of all time.
Larry Bird Net Worth
Larry Bird’s Net Worth stands at $75 million (Reference Wealthy Gorilla)
Larry Birds Wife Dinah Bird
Since Dinah prefers to stay away from the limelight, not much is known about her. However, here are the top five facts about Larry Bird’s second wife Dinah Bird.
#1 Dinah is his second wife
Larry was briefly married to their first wife Janet Condra from 1975-76 and has a biological daughter with her, named Corrie. Corrie Bird doesn’t share a good relationship with Larry due to the differences between Janet and Larry.
#2 She is his wife of 30-years
Larry and Dinah tied the knot in 1989. They were married in a private ceremony. They have been together for 32 years of a happy marriage now. She gained popularity post her wedding with Larry.
#3 Dinah Bird didn’t have any children
The couple didn’t have any children of their own, instead, they adopted a son and a daughter, Conner, and Mariah.
#4 She met Larry in college but didn’t date until later
Dinah Mattingly was born on 16 November 1943. Dinah enrolled at Indiana State University, and it was during this time that she met Larry. However, they did not start their relationship then and Bird later married Janet Condra. However, that marriage was short-lived as in less than two years, the couple had split up leading to a divorce. The reason for their divorce was never specified, but soon afterward he started dating Dinah which eventually ended up with the couple tying the knot.
#5 She is best known for her marriage to Larry Bird
Dinah Bird keeps a very low profile, the blonde certainly enjoys her privacy despite being married to such an iconic figure in NBA. Her lack of social media doesn’t help either, however, she’s been pictured in the past attending basketball games alongside her husband.
Larry Bird Family
Larry Bird married Janet Condra in 1975 and had a daughter named Corrie in 1977. But the two got divorced soon after. Later, Larry married Dinah and adopted two children named Connar and Mariah.
Who is Larry Bird’s Children?
Larry Bird has three children. He is the biological father of Corrie who was born with his first marriage. He later adopted two children, Connar and Mariah with his second wife, Dinah.
Who are Larry Bird Daughters?
Mariah Bird and Corrie Bird are Larry’s two daughters.
Who is Corrie Bird?
Corrie Bird spent most of her childhood in the absence of her father, Larry. Since Larry and Janet were not on good terms, Corrie spent the most time with her mother and doesn’t share a cordial relationship with her father. She graduated from Boston University and later attended Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated with a major in hospitality, tourism, and event management.
Is Corrie Bird Married?
Corrie is married to Trent Theopholis Batson for over 13 years now. They have four kids where two of them are Batson’s children from his previous marriage.
Is Larry Bird Son Connor Bird Adopted?
Corrie Bird is Larry Bird’s adopted son. At the age of 22, he was arrested and imprisoned, charged with attempted murder. Reports say that he attempted going over his ex-girlfriend with his car near the Indiana University Campus. The two met to sort out issues but it led to a series of arguments which led to the incident.
Is Marriah Bird Larry Bird’s Daughter?
Marriah Bird is the adopted daughter of Larry Bird. Not much is known about her as she tends to maintain a private life away from the spotlight.
Larry Bird Wife Dinah Mattingly Bird Photos
There are very few photos of Dinah due to her limited appearance in the public. She was usually seen in public on match days but not frequently.