Cindy Grossman is best known as the former wife of the legendary sports personality, Herschel Walker. Cindy was happily married to her husband, but things turned south when her husband was diagnosed with a rare disease, Dissociative Identity Disorder. The mother of a son, Cindy, who was a cheerleader during her college days, now lives a low-key life.
How Does Cindy Summon Net Worth?
Cindy came into the limelight after she got married to an American football player, Herschel. Cindy’s net worth is yet to surface in the media, but her ex-husband has collected enormous fortunes through his sports career and has a net value of $12 million.
Herschel played football for the University of Georgia, in which he won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He started playing professionally when he joined USFL New Jersey General before Dallas Cowboys signed him in 1986. Herschel played for the Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and later retired after a second run with the Cowboys in 1997. In 2007, he pursued an MMA career and participated in two professional fights in 2010 and 2011.
Long-lived Married Life Curved To Divorce
Cindy got married to her college sweetheart, Herschel Walker, after dating for a couple of years on 31 March 1983. She met her then-boyfriend in a training room whirlpool while they were receiving treatment for injuries.
After 16 years of married life, the couple welcomed their first son, Christian Walker, on 30 September 1999 in the United States.
Picture Cindy and her then-husband Herschel pose at a party in New York (Photo: si.com)
Then Cindy divorced her spouse in 2002 after almost two decades of marriage. The divorce's main reason was reportedly her husband's illness with a rare disease called Dissociative Identity Disorder. The disorder has two or more than two personalities or identities that take control of the behavior. The alternates have different characteristics and names contrary to the primary identity. It usually has its roots from childhood trauma. One of the symptoms of the disorder is periods of memory loss.
In one of her interviews, Cindy said that her husband tried to kill her, her friends, and his therapist in a therapy session. She stated that there were many other incidents Herschel doesn’t recall. One of the events was that Herschel was having evil thoughts of hurting Cindy while she was pregnant. In his book, Breaking Free, Herschel revealed the struggles with DID and how he survived with more than a dozen multiple personalities that almost drove him to take his own life. According to his therapist, Jerry Mungadze, Herschel did not remember many things that Cindy had remembered because those wore the things that were done by the alters, unlike him.
Where Is Cindy Now?
Even after ending the relationship with her partner, they are still a family. The couple is often seen together supporting their son, Christian’s career in athleticism cheerleading. Their son is a successful cheerleader. Instead of following in his father's footsteps, he decided to pursue his cheerleading career in the year 2014. In an interview, he said that he never felt that he would disappoint his father if he did not follow in his footsteps because he (Herschel) always encouraged him to do what he needs to do. So, that is why he chose cheerleading.
Cindy, along with her ex-husband Herschel, was spotted in Orlando in 2015 for the junior coed national championship where Christian’s team won first place. Christian shared a picture with Cindy back in October 2016, showing the love and affection he has for his mom.
Cindy was born in the United States of America as Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. She was born to father Thomas DeAngelis, who is a retired real estate agent in Cocoa Beach. She is currently aged around mid-fifties. As per wiki, Cindy graduated from the University of Georgia. She stands at a tall height slightly shorter than her ex-spouse, who stands at a tall height of 1.85 meters (6' 1'').