Who is Cindy DeAgelis Grossman?
Cindy DeAngelis Grossman is a former athlete, businesswoman and entrepreneur, but probably best recognized as the ex-wife of former professional American Football star Herschel Walker. She was born under the constellation Capricorn on January 6, 1962 in Georgia, Florida, USA. Cindy will be 60 years old from 2021 and has American nationality.
Early life and family
Her father was Thomas DeAngelis, a real estate agent from Cocoa Beach, Florida; her mother’s name remains unknown, but her parents lived in Saddle River, New Jersey. Cindy never disclosed any sibling information.
During her high school years, she was very involved in various sports activities such as cheerleading and running.
After her matriculation, she enrolled in college in Cocoa Beach and graduated with a degree in business administration.
Since she went under the radar after the divorce from Herchel Walker, not much is known about her and the type company she is walking today. According to reports, she is believed to be doing well.
How did she meet Herschel Walker?
Cindy met Herschel through his sister, Veronica, who was friends with Cindy at the time because they were also on the same team. They reportedly closed their eyes in a training room for the first time when they both participated in track events and were treated for their injuries. Speaking to a media outlet, Cindy later revealed details about their first meeting, 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 before.’
Cindy added that he visited her often but was very shy about doing anything, revealing, “He would always come to my room and just sit there for two hours, drawing on a piece of paper, not saying a word.” They later started a romantic relationship and dated for a few years before getting married.
Marriage to Herschel Walker
She walked down down the aisle on March 31, 1983, and welcomed their only child, son Christian Walker, on September 30, 1999. Although they appeared to be living a very happy life, in 2002 Cindy shocked the public by announcing that after nearly 20 years of marriage she chose to break up for officially inexplicable reasons. She was reportedly given custody of Christian and they tried to stay on good terms for the sake of their child.
For years, however, Herschel battled dissociative identity disorder (DID), a mental illness usually caused by a past drama and characterized by the presence of multiple personalities. This disease is known to deteriorate relationships, and since a person with DID switches between different personalities with different behaviors, it is difficult 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 different personalities taking over him, as well as raising a child in that situation. Later, she revealed: ‘Now it makes sense, because every personality had different interests. It’s hard to explain, but even his physical countenance would change. There was also a very sweet, sweet [personality]† That’s the one he told me I’m married. He told me I’m not married to Herschel.’
Interestingly, DIS often causes amnesia and in an interview he revealed that he doesn’t remember some of the most significant events and achievements in his career, such as winning the Heisman Trophy in 1982.
Several years after the divorce, Herschel gave an inside scoop on his struggles with the mental 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 DID caused Hershel to physically attack and even try to attack Cindy several times murder hair. In an interview, Cindy recalled the horrific incidents, saying, “We were talking, and before I knew it, he just got a little furious and grabbed a gun and put it on my temple.”
Herschel exhibited similar behavior during a therapy session: he became aggressive and threatened to kill Cindy, her friend, and the therapist.
Despite several incidents and outbursts of anger, Herschel got the help he needed with regular therapy. Later, he even started advocating for and raising awareness for mental illness.
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 has 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, claiming that black people are “more racist” than white people. In addition, he supports the idea of building a wall between the US and Mexico.
He has amassed a large following on his other social media platforms, especially TikTok, where he came into the limelight by shooting political commentary videos in a Starbucks drive-through.
He had over 400,000 followers on TikTok but his account was suspended even though he has returned to the platforms and has over 40,000 followers.
As for his education, he attended Southern Methodist University but later transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2020, he was criticized by the dean of the university after receiving a spate of emails about Christian’s behavior and language on social media, and how this was reflected in the university.
The dean made a public announcement on the UCLA Twitter account, saying, “The UCLA Dean of Students is aware of comments in which a student is using offensive language on social media.” Christian later defended himself in a video, claiming that UCLA was prosecuting him for not falling into the category of their totalitarian politics.
Want to know her net worth?
As of 2022, Cindy’s estimated net worth is approximately $200,000. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s net worth is in the $12 million range, largely earned through his prolific career as a football player, sprinter, and bobsleigher.
It turns out that Cindy isn’t a fan of social platforms, and doesn’t use Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Cindy is 5ft 5ins high (165) and weighs about 60 kg 9. Her natural hair is dark brown and curly, further decorated with blue eyes.
Briefly about Herschel Walker
Born in Georgia, Herschel Walker is also a political candidate, sprinter, bobsleigher and mixed martial artist. He began his career as an athlete while attending Johnson County High School, where he excelled as a football and basketball player and runner.
Herschel graduated top of his class and then resumed his athletic career at the University of Georgia, competing in both American football and athletics for the college team.
In 1980, he led the Bulldogs to win the national championship and also received three consecutive All-American honors in football and track and field. During his career, he set 10 NCAA and 15 SEC records and won the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award in 1982.
In 1999, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and was voted the greatest player in college football of the past half century. In his 15-year 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 rush record of 2,411 yards and won more yards than anyone else in football history at the time.
After being diagnosed with DID, he retired after the 1997 season. In addition to his prolific career as a professional soccer player, he also achieved notable success as a bobsledder, ballet dancer and mixed martial arts fighter.