Bill Belichick, a well-known figure, is one of the greatest NFL coaches. Having gained recognization as a football coach, Bill has led his team to many victories. Apart from a successful professional life, Bill's healthy relationship with his wife was also an inspiration for many until he unexpectedly divorced in 2006. He was married to Debby Clarke.
Though Bill separated from Debby a long ago, their relationship is still a subject. Want to know more about the coach's personal life? Continue with the article to learn in details regarding the personal life of Belichick.
Bill Belichick and Debby Clarke's 28 years Long Marriage
Bill Belichick was married to Debby Clarke for twenty-eight years. The two of them were high school sweethearts and had been together since their early years. Their high school relationship was a success with the couple tying the knot in 1977.
Out of their relationship, the couple had three children; two sons, and a daughter; all of them have pursued a career as a coach.
Bill and Debby got a divorce in 2006, bringing their 28 years of marriage to an end. Following the end of their marriage, Debby along with her friends opened up an interior design firm called The Art of Tile & Stone. Likewise, Bill is busy with his work as the head coach of the New England Patriots.
Bill Belichick' Extramarital Affair and Divorce Issues
Bill Belichick was married to Debby Clarke for a long time, and there were no rumors of the couple having issues which is why it came as a surprise when the two got divorced. However, soon after their split, Bill got involved in a scandal where the husband of a former New York Giants' receptionist Sharon Shenocca alleged his spouse to have been committed with Bill for several years.
Apparently, Bill had been sending money to Sharon to support her expenses. Vincent Shenocca, the husband of Sharon Shenocca, alleged of the affair between Bill and his wife. Rumors are that Bill had been involved with Sharon even while married to Debby and the same is believed to be the reason for their divorce as well.
Bill Belichick' Children like their Father
Out of his affiliation to Debby, Bill is a father to three children; two sons Brian and Stephen, and a daughter Amanda. Despite his advice to consider other fields of profession, his children wound up following in his footsteps in that they all chose to coach as their profession.
Stephen who is the oldest son is currently the Patriots safeties coach. Bill became a grandfather in 2016 when Stephen welcomed a daughter Blakely Rose into the world. His Younger son Brian also joined the Patriots coaching staff as an assistant in 2017 offseason. He used to work as a scouting assistant previously.
Though his sons work together with him, his daughter has stayed a little away from him. She is currently the head coach for the Holy Cross Women's lacrosse team. All of his children look to make it big as a coach just like their father did.
Bill Belichick Dating Girlfriend Linda Holliday
After Bill Belichick married life with Debby came to an end, Bill started seeing Linda Holliday. The two met at a Florida nightclub in 2007, and the meeting slowly turned into a love affair. Linda has twin daughters, Ashley, and Katie Hess, of her past relationships.
Bill has been with his girlfriend for more than ten years now, but there has not been any announcement of the couples getting married anytime soon. It seems that for now, his only wife is his ex-wife Debby.
There rumors of Bill Belichick' engagement rumors with Holliday after they were spotted wearing two custom-engraved Super Bowl rings. However, the pair has not talked about their engagement and plans of tying the knot.