Dinah Mattingly is the celebrity wife of American professional basketball executive, former coach, and former player Larry Bird. Her husband Bird has worked as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association.
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On 16 November 1954, Celebrity wife Dinah Mattingly was born to American parents. Her birth sign is Scorpio which describes her personality as calm and cool. American nationality holder, Dinah belongs to white ethnicity. She attended Springs Valley High School and later graduated from Indiana State University.
Married Life of Dinah with Husband Larry Since 1989
Well, the love story of Dinah with her husband Larry Bird began while studying in the same college Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. They met for the first time in college after that they started dating. After dating for many years, she got engaged with Bird in the late 1980s. Dinah Mattingly exchanged the wedding vows with Larry on 31 October 1989, in Indiana. The couple didn’t have their own children. However, they adopted a son & daughter named Connor Bird and Mariah Bird. Also, she has a stepdaughter named Corrie Bird born on 14 August 1977. Corried was born when Dinah’s husband was married to Janet Condra. The former couple was married in 1975 but divorced in 1976. But Dinah with her husband is living happily together since 1989.
Why was Dinah Son Arrested?
Dinah’s son Connor made headlines in February 2013 when he was arrested at ‘Indiana University.’ Her son was charged with attempted murder to his ex-girlfriend. He tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with his car. Also, he faced other charges, including possession of marijuana, intimidation with a weapon, and criminal mischief. But some of the charges were later dropped & he was eventually released.
Net Worth of Dinah Mattingly & Her Husband Larry
Despite being a celebrity wife, Dinah Mattingly has an estimated net worth over $1 Million according to different reports. She might have earned her net worth from her mysterious work. Also, she is living a luxurious life. On the other hand, her husband Larry has a net worth around $55 Million who has recorded a rookie contract in 1979, which he signed for $3.25 million over five seasons, an average of $650,000 per year. Also, he was three consecutive NBA MVPs and two NBA titles, the Celtics rewarded their superstar with a new contract worth $1.8 million per season. For the 1991-92 season, she was paid a record $7 million a year. Form his 13-year playing career, Larry has earned just more than $24 million.
Fame as Celebrity Wife
Dinah Mattingly became famous when she started dating Larry Bird in the year 1980. She would, thus, attract the attention of the paparazzi while hanging around with the popular basketball player. Also, she spotted at various basketball courts in and around the United States whenever Larry Bird played. Her husband is a former basketball coach as well as a player. He has served as president of the Indiana Pacers. Well, he has described as one of the greatest basketball players and greatest shooters of all time. Dinah hubby’s professional career started after he selected by the Boston Celtics in the year 1978 NBA draft, with the sixth overall pick. Bird played with the team winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards. In the year 1992, he became one of the members of the US men’s Olympic basketball team, nicknamed The Dream Team, which won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics.