- 1 Who is Cindy DeAgelis Grossman?
- 2 Early life and Family
- 3 Career
- 4 How did she meet Herschel Walker?
- 5 Marriage to Herschel Walker
- 6 Herschel attacked Cindy
- 7 What is her son Christian doing today?
- 8 Would you like to know her net worth?
- 9 Is she active on social media?
- 10 Physical stats
- 11 Briefly about Herschel Walker
Who is Cindy DeAgelis Grossman?
Cindy DeAngelis Grossman is a former athlete, a businesswoman and an entrepreneur, but probably best recognized as the ex-wife of the former professional American Football star Herschel Walker. She was born under the Zodiac sign Capricorn on 6 January 1962, in Georgia, Florida, USA. As of 2021, Cindy is 60 years old, and holds American nationality.
Early life and Family
Her father was Thomas DeAngelis, a real estate agent from Cocoa Beach, Florida; the name of her mother remains unknown, however, her parents lived in Saddle River, New Jersey. Cindy never disclosed any information about siblings.
During her high school days, she was very involved in various sports activities, such as cheerleading and track running.
After matriculating, she enrolled at the University in Cocoa Beach, and graduated with a degree in business.
Given that after divorcing Herchel Walker she went under the radar, not much is known about her and the type of business she is running today. According to reports, it’s believed that she’s doing well.
How did she meet Herschel Walker?
Cindy met Herschel through his sister, Veronica, who was at the time friends with Cindy as they were also on the same team. Reportedly, they first locked eyes in a training room when they were both participating in track events, and were being treated for their injuries. Talking to a media outlet, Cindy later disclosed details about their first encounter, revealing: ‘I remember how he acted when we met. I thought he was really weird. He had never dated a girl in his life. They would ask him out, and he wouldn’t go. And he`d never asked anyone out himself.’
Cindy added that he would often visit her, but was very shy to make a move, disclosing: ‘He used to come over to my room and just sit there for two hours, doodling on a piece of paper, not saying a word.’ Later they began a romantic relationship and dated for a couple of years before tying the knot.
Marriage to Herschel Walker
They walked down the aisle on 31 March 1983, and welcomed their only child, son Christian Walker on 30 September 1999. Even though it seemed that they led a very happy life, in 2002 Cindy shocked the public, announcing that after nearly 20 years of marriage, they chose to part ways for officially unexplained reasons. She reportedly got custody of Christian, and they tried to stay on good terms for the sake of their child.
However, for years, Herschel battled dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D), a mental illness usually caused by a past drama, and characterized by the presence of multiple personalities. This sickness is known to distress relationships, and given that a person suffering from D.I.D. switches between different personalities with different behavior, it’s hard to form a stable connection. Herschel was officially diagnosed in 1997, four years before they divorced.
However, Cindy couldn’t cope with his mood swings and various personalities taking him over, and also raise a child in that situation. Later, she revealed: ‘Now it makes sense because each personality had different interests. It’s hard to explain, but even his physical countenance would change. There was also a very sweet, lovable [personality]. That’s the one he told me I married. He told me I didn’t marry Herschel.’
Interestingly, D.I.D. often causes memory loss, and in an interview, he disclosed that he doesn’t remember some of the major happenings and accomplishments in his career, such as winning the Heisman Trophy in 1982.
Several years after the divorce, Herschel gave an inside scoop of his struggles with the psychological disorder in the book “Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder”, which was published in 2008.
Herschel attacked Cindy
The mental instability caused by D.I.D caused Hershel to physically attack Cindy on several occasions, and even try to kill her. In an interview, Cindy recalled the dreadful incidents, saying: ‘We were talking, and the next thing I knew, he just kind of raged and he got a gun and put it to my temple.”
Herschel displayed similar behavior while in a therapy session – becoming aggressive and threatening to kill Cindy, her friend, and the therapist.
Despite several incidents and rage outbursts, with regular therapy, Herschel received the help he needed. Later, he even began advocating and raising awareness for mental illnesses.
What is her son Christian doing today?
Christian launched his career as a conservative internet personality and is also known as a Trump supporter. Openly gay Christian is very active and popular on his Instagram account, which boasts nearly 500,000 followers. He also considers himself a ‘free-speech radicalist’, and a Christian ‘conservative populist’.
Christian has been very vocal and outspoken about racism, and claims that black people are ‘more racist’ than white people. Additionally, he supports the idea of building a wall between the US and Mexico.
He’s amassed a large following on his other social media platforms, especially TikTok, on which he rose to the limelight by making political commentary videos in a Starbuck drive-through.
He had over 400,000 followers on TikTok, but his account was suspended, although he’s returned to the platforms, and has over 40,000 followers.
Regarding his education, he attended the Southern Methodist University, but later transferred to the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2020, he was criticized by the Dean of the University after receiving a surge of emails regarding Christian’s behavior and language on social media, and how it reflected on the University.
The Dean made a public announcement on the UCLA Twitter account, saying:’ UCLA’s Dean of Students is aware of remarks in which a student uses hurtful language on social media.’ Later Christian defended himself in a video, claiming that UCLA was prosecuting him for not falling into the category of their totalitarian politics.
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2022, Cindy’s estimated net worth is around $200,000. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s wealth is in the range of $12 million, earned largely through his prolific career as a football player, sprinter, and bobsledder.
It appears that Cindy is not a fan of social platforms, and doesn’t use Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Cindy is 5ft 5ins tall (165) and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs9. Her natural hair is dark brown and curly, further adorned with blue eyes.
Briefly about Herschel Walker
Georgia native Herschel Walker is also a political candidate, sprinter, bobsledder, and mixed martial artist. He began his career as an athlete while attending Johnson County High School, excelling as a football and basketball player, and track runner.
Herschel graduated top of his class, and then resumed his sporting career at the University of Georgia, competing both in American Football and track running for the university’s team.
In 1980 he led the Bulldogs to win the national championship, and also receiving All-American honors three times in a row in football and track & field. During his career, he set 10 NCAA and 15 SEC records, and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award.
In 1999 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and chosen as the greatest player in college football in the last half-century. In his 15-years of football career in the United States Football League and National Football League, he played for several teams, including New Jersey General, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants. Herschel set the rushing record of 2,411 yards, gaining more yards than anyone in the history of football at that time.
Having been diagnosed with D.I.D, he retired after the 1997 season. Besides his prolific career as a professional football player, he also achieved notable success as a bobsledder, ballet dancer, and mixed martial arts fighter.