Larry Bird officially divorced his wife today after being married for over 35 years. Reasons revealed! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Bird stated that getting divorced and being broke influenced him the most.

Larry Bird was a key figure in the Boston Celtics’ success in the 1980s, leading the team to three titles. The Celtics depended heavily on their great forward, making on-court blunders unavoidable. However, the three-time MVP’s most major misstep occurred off the court when, at the age of 19, Larry Legend decided to marry. As a child, Bird believed that those who divorced “were the devil.” However, he found himself in conflict when, within a year of marrying his first wife, Janet Condra, he met the same fate.

Larry referred to his marriage as his “biggest mistake,” and the burden and stress of separation made a lasting impression on him when he learned of Condra’s pregnancy following their divorce. “Getting married was the greatest mistake I’ve ever made. Everything that has happened to me has taught me something, but it has also left me traumatized. “That scarred me for life,” Bird explained. “That and being broke are the two things that influenced me most.”

Bird married Dinah Mattingly in 1989. After his divorce, Bird focused his concentration on his career. “The Hick from French Lick” eventually became one of the league’s most accomplished players, distinguishing himself as the best player in franchise history. In 1989, Bird decided to give marriage another chance. The Celtics forward chose to marry his longtime fiancΓ©e, Dinah Mattingly, in a small ceremony with only five other guests.

Larry’s second wedding was held in a friend’s home just outside Terre Haute, Indiana. The bride and groom elected to wear stonewashed denim to the wedding, adding to the event’s unusual charm. Nightmares from his failing marriage Bird couldn’t shake the scars from his past marriage as he embarked on a new chapter in his life with Dinah. Even when he met Dinah, the burden of a broken family remained with him, triggering reoccurring nightmares.

“The bad dream… I still have it sometimes,” Bird said. “My wife is trying to get me to come back to her, but Dinah is there, too, and I keep saying to Dinah, ‘I don’t want to go with her, I don’t want to go.'” Despite the difficulties Larry faced as a married adolescent, his second marriage to Dinah provided him with salvation and long-lasting love. The pair has been married 34 years. They have also adopted two children: Conner and Mariah.

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