The Personal Life of Terry Bradshaw

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Terry Bradshaw is a living legend. Not only is he a former professional football quarterback, but he is also a singer, actor, TV personality and businessman. As a football player, he won 4 Super Bowl titles in a 6-year period, becoming the first quarterback to ever win 3 and 4 Super Bowls. His outstanding physical skills and of-the-field leadership contributed a lot to the successful history of his team, Pittsburgh Steelers. After retiring from professional football, Terry became a key media commentator on NFL football, having worked for both the CBS and FOX networks. As an actor, he has starred in productions such as Cubed, Las Vegas, Robots, Malcolm in the Middle, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Stockers, and many more.

Enough about his career, though. I am sure that fans want to know more about Terry’s personal life. He was born on September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Bill and Novis Bradshaw. He attended Woodlawn High School, where he set a national record for throwing the javelin 245 ft. He then attended Louisiana Tech University, where he was spotted by numerous pro scouts. Most of them considered him to be the most outstanding college football player. Regarding his love life, know that Terry was married 3 times. First, he got married with former Miss Teen Age America Melissa Babish in 1972. Their marriage only lasted a year. Then, he married ice skater JoJo Starbuck in 1976. They remained married until 1983. That same year, Terry married Charlotte Hopkins. They have two daughters together: Rachel and Erin. This marriage also ended in divorce.

After ending his professional career, Terry confessed that he had frequently experienced anxiety attacks after games. Those panic attacks worsened in the late 1990s, after he divorced for the third time. He even said that he could not bounce back. Additional symptoms included weight loss, sleeplessness, and frequent crying. Doctors diagnosed him with clinical depression and he has been on Paxil regularly ever since. Those anxiety attacks also prevented him from appearing in public, so he did not even attend the funeral of the team founder and owner Art Rooney. However, Terry Bradshaw managed to get back on track and he is in the limelight once again. Currently, he is a TV analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. Although he suffers from short-term memory loss, Terry Bradshaw expressed interest in performing on Dancing with the Stars, on the condition that Paula Deen also appear. Now that’s something we would all want to see!

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