Herschel Walker is a retired American football player who played as a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons. In 2022, he was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate Election in Georgia. Walker is currently married to Julie Blanchard and is reported to have about six children.
Prior to his Senate nomination, Herschel has been politically active, having participated in several political activities, including the 2014 commercial in support of Jack Kingston’s campaign for the U.S. Senate election. He has also endorsed Republican Brian Kemp, KELLY Loeffler, and former president Donald Trump. In 2018, he was appointed to President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition and held the position for 4 years before his resignation in 2022.
While Herschel has recorded success in his political career, his sporting career has been legendary. Over the course of his football career, he played for professional teams like Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and New Jersey Generals before he retired in 1997. He has recorded the following achievements in his football career;
- 1980 National Champion
- Second Team All-Pro – (1987, 1988)
- Pro Bowl (1987, 1988)
- 1982 Heisman Trophy
- 1982 UPI Player of the year award
- 1982 Maxwell award
- 1982 Walter Camp Award
- First-team All-SEC (1980, 1981, and 1982)
- SEC Player of the year (1980, 1981, and 1982)
- Unanimous All-American (1980, 1981, and 1982)
While playing for NFL, Herschel also participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and was a member of the United States bobsleigh team. After his football career, he debuted as an MMA in 2007, participating in two professional fights and winning both in 2010 and 2011. In addition to this, he also practices taw Kwon do, and he is a fifth-degree black belt holder in the sport.
Herschel Walker is Married to Julie Blanchard
- Full Name: Julie Blanchard Walker
- Date of Birth: August 8
- Age: 40-45 years old
- Place of Birth: United States of America
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Celebrity wife
- Net Worth: $10 million
- Marital Status: Married
- Julie Blanchard’s Husband: Herschel Walker
Julie Blanchard is the current wife of United State Republican Candidate Herschel Walker and also his second wife. Despite Julie Blanchard’s social status, she has managed to keep most information about her life private, including her exact date/year of birth, her educational background, and the identity of her parents.
While most information regarding her early life remains a mystery, her romantic affair with the former NFL running back has been made known to the public. Julie reportedly dated Herschel Walker for more than a decade before they eventually tied the knot in May 2021.
Since the pair got hitched, Julie has become more prominent for consistently supporting her husband’s political career by frequently appearing on his campaign trail. Her husband’s campaign Facebook page is adorned with pictures of her appearing on the campaign trail by his side.
While the relationship between the pair is yet to welcome any child as of 2022, they are currently enjoying their marital relationship while residing in Dallas, Texas.
Julie Blanchard was Under Investigation for Illegal Voting in Georgia
Julie Blanchard was investigated for voting illegally in Georgia in 2021. She made headlines on several media outlets in August 2021 following reports that she was under investigation by state election officials for voting in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election while residing in Texas.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it is ‘’illegal for non-residents to vote in Georgia in most circumstances,’’ but she was later cleared of the allegation after officials determined that she has a Georgia driver’s license, owns a car, has a business in the state and also pays the state income taxes.
She was a Subject of the Abortion Controversy Swirling around her Husband
Julie Blanchard was involved in the abortion controversy surrounding her husband, Herschel Walker after it was revealed that she texted the woman who accused her husband of paying for her abortion in 2009.
According to online sources, Julie exchanged texts with the woman who is now the mother of Herschel Walker’s 10-year son, stating that she is ‘’incredibly sad’’ because she ‘’continually tried to bridge a better relationship’’ between her husband and the woman. She further added that her husband ‘’prayed every day’’ for everyone in the family, including the mother and the son was very sad when he did not get a response even though he wanted to provide ‘’more than financial support’’.
Cindy DeAngelis Grossman is Herschel Walker’s ex-wife
- Full Name: Cindy DeAngelis Grossman
- Date of Birth: January 6, 1962
- Place of Birth: Georgia, Florida, United States of America
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Education: Cocoa Beach, Florida College
- Profession: Businesswoman
- Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches (1.65 m/165 cm)
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Cindy DeAngelis Grossman’s ex-Husband: Herschel Walker
- Cindy Grossman’s Children: Christian
Cindy Grossman is an American businesswoman who is well-known as the ex-wife of the former professional football player Herschel Walker. She was born Cindy DeAngelis Grossman in Georgia, Florida, United States of America, on January 6, 1962, to Thomas DeAngelis and his wife, Mrs. DeAngelis. While the identity of her mother is unknown, her father, Thomas DeAngelis, was a retired real estate agent from Cocoa Beach. Having taken birth in the United States of America, she holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity under the Capricorn birth sign.
Cindy attended high school in her hometown and after completing her high school education, she enrolled at a college in Cocoa Beach, Florida where she graduated with a degree in business. During her high school days, she participated in track and field events and was also a member of the cheerleading squad. After bagging a degree in Business, Cindy reportedly joined an organization where she managed several projects, however, not much else is known about her career life, including the name of the organization and the positions she worked in.
Cindy Grossman Married Herschel Walker in 1983
Cindy Grossman was married to the retired NFL player Herschel Walker for almost two decades before they decided to call it quits in 2002. The pair met during their high school days while they were both treating their track and field injuries in a training room. According to reports, Herschel’s sister, Veronica who was a member of Cindy’s track team introduced them to each other.
After their first interaction, the pair developed an instant connection with each other, and with time they began dating. Cindy and Herschel dated for a couple of years before Herschel went down on his knee to pop the question. The high school sweethearts eventually got hitched on March 31, 1983, in a private wedding ceremony that was attended by both family and friends of the couple. Following the ceremony, the couple moved into a new condominium in Verona, NJ, where they lived a happy marital life for nearly two decades before the relationship became thorny.
Cindy Grossman Separated from Herschel Walker after he Made Several Attempts to Kill Her
After a marital relationship spanning close to 20 years, Cindy filed for a divorce and child custody of their son, Christian Walker, and the process was finalized in 2002 with Cindy getting full custody of the child. Initially, Cindy received backlash for divorcing a famous and successful personality like Herschel Walker but the situation changed after it was disclosed that she ended the marriage because Herschel was suffering from a mental illness, Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition Cindy was unaware of until after the divorce.
Herschel’s failure to disclose his illness to his family created conflict between him and his wife as his disease left him susceptible to violent outbursts caused by one of his split personalities and this has threatened Cindy’s life on multiple occasions. On one occasion, he put the gun to her ‘’temple’’ threatening to shoot, but fortunately, he never pulled the trigger. He also threatened to hurt her on several occasions while she was pregnant with their child. Similarly, during a therapy session, he tried to kill himself, his wife, her friend, and the family therapist.
Following the divorce, Cindy and Herschel kept in touch with each other while co-parenting their only son, Christian. However, in 2005, Cindy filed for a restraining order against her ex-husband, alleging violent and controlling behavior. According to reports, Herschel was upset that Cindy had tried to move on.
How Many Children Does Herschel Walker Have?
Herschel Walker has six children. He has four children – three sons and a daughter – with four different women. One is with his ex-wife Cindy Grossman, and the others are with women whose identity remains unknown. The retired NFL player and Republican senate candidate later admitted to fathering two more children after he came under fire for having a ‘’secret’’ 10-year-old son. He does not share any child with his current wife, Julie Blanchard.
He Has a Son with His First Wife Cindy Grossman
Herschel shares a son named Christian Walker with his first wife Cindy Grossman. 23 years old, Christian Walker was born on September 30, 1999, two years before his parents officially separated. Following his parents’ divorce, his mother won the custody battle, and he was thereafter raised under her care.
While growing up, Christian suffered from a fluency disorder which made it difficult for him to say words clearly, and because of this disorder, he became a victim of school bullying.
With the blood of a legendary athlete running in his veins, people expected Christian to follow in his father’s footsteps by venturing into football, but his decision came as a surprise to most as he decided to become a cheerleader like his mother. His decision to become a cheerleader was backed by criticism, as most people view cheerleading as a girl’s sport. Regardless of the criticism he received, Christian was determined to chase his passion and his parents have been nothing less than supportive of his dream. As a cheerleader, Christian has helped Spirit of Texas Royalty bag the 2016 World Championship of ALL-STAR cheerleading.
Besides his cheerleading career, Christian has garnered an impressive fan following as a conservative social media influencer discussing issues ranging from LGBT, Abortion, feminism, racial justice, etc. He has also been very vocal about his political positions on his social media account. As a member of an active member of the Log Cabin Republicans, he advocates for the equal rights of LGBT Americans, an organization endorsed by Former President Trump.
Additionally, in his tweets, he made several allegations against his father, who was a Republican Senate Candidate claiming that every family member asked Herschel not to run for office because of his past, but he decided to give them ‘’the middle finger and air his dirty laundry in public.’’
He further labeled his father as a deadbeat family man and a perpetual liar after Herschel denied a report alleging that he had paid for a woman’s abortion back in 2009 when he publicly opposes abortion rights.
Herschel Walker’s Second Son was born to a Woman in Texas
Herschel, who had previously kept the identity of his second son secret, has revealed that he shares a 13-year-old son with a Texas resident. The identity and name of his second son remain unknown as well as the identity of the boy’s mother. However, it has been reported that the boy’s mother had taken Herschel to court back in 2014 to establish the paternity of the child and to receive child support payments.
Responding to the reports, Herschel’s campaign team clarified that indeed Herschel had fathered another son years ago when he was not married and he has been devoted to supporting the child. The campaign team further affirmed that Herschel is proud of his children and to suggest that he was hiding him because he has not used him in his political campaign is ‘’offensive and absurd’’
The Mother of his Third Son Accused him of Paying for her Abortion
Herschel Walker shares a 10-year-old son with an unnamed woman who alleges that he paid for her abortion back in 2009. According to the woman, she conceived another child in 2012 with the Republican senate Candidate after the abortion despite Herschel’s refusal to take responsibility.
This allegation came after Herschel expressed his support for a national abortion ban without exceptions. Following the allegation, the Republican senate candidate denied the story stating that the abortion allegation was a ‘’flat-out lie’’ threatening a lawsuit and saying he had no idea of who the woman was.
In response to the allegation Julie Blanchard, Herschel Walker’s current wife, reportedly exchanged text messages with the woman who states in the text that it was ‘’cruel’’ that Herschel continues to claim he doesn’t know her or the abortion he paid for. Julie Blanchard responded to the woman’s question by stating how sad she was that the family could not maintain a better relationship despite her efforts. She wrote that her husband prays for everyone in the family, including the woman and her son.
The woman shed light on Herschel’s relationship with her son, stating that Herschel is a deadbeat father who was neither there for their son physically nor financially.
The Retired Football Running Back has a Daughter
Herschel Walker has revealed that he has an adult daughter whose identity remains unknown. According to his statement, he fathered his daughter when he was a star running back on the University of Georgia’s football team at the age of 20, which means that his daughter was birthed around 1982, making her 40 years of age as of 2022. Besides these facts, the Republican senate Candidate has kept most information about his daughter secret, including her name and the identity of her mother.