When Shara Grylls married Edward Michael Grylls who is widely known as Bear Grylls, she signed up for a life of adventure. Her husband is a popular British adventurer who has made a productive career out of a passion for touring the world, especially the wild parts of it. He hosts the television series Man vs. Wild which also goes by the titles Born Survivor: Bear Grylls and Ultimate Survival on Discovery Channel.
Before Bear Grylls came into her life, Shara was already a writer, something she started at a young age, but when she met her husband, she took her career to the next level by becoming a published writer. A piece of candid advice to never stop holding hands which Shara Grylls received on her wedding day became the inspiration that birthed her second book later in the future. Read on for more facts on her background details and everything in-between.
Shara Grylls – Biography
Before her marriage to the popular British adventurer, Shara Grylls was living the quiet life of a writer. She was born in 1974, in England, United Kingdom. Though the identities of her parents are not known, it’s confirmed that they named her Shara Cannings Knight at birth. The details of her educational background have remained private, however, her penchant for writing started early but she never published any book until 2006, after her marriage to Bear Grylls.
Shara Grylls is a published writer whose focus is on helping married couples build strong and lasting relationships. Her first book was published in 2006 by Pen Press Publishers and she dubbed the piece ‘Marriage Matters’ which is a selection of philosophies on successful marriages gathered from different people based on their personal experiences. She specifically requested people from all walks of life to share their recipe for a successful marriage in the bid to profer solutions to troubled unions and as much as possible, prevent such experiences by encouraging new couples to borrow some ideas from people who have been there before.
In 2012, a second book came to fulfillment and Shara dubbed this one ‘Never Stop Holding Hands: And Other Marriage Survival Tips.’ As published by David C Cook, the piece is an afterthought following the advice Shara and her husband received on their wedding day from an elderly couple. The book is filled with motivational quotes about marriage and the rave reviews it got from readers means it has been helpful to many.
Asides from writing, Shara is also involved in charity and organizes fundraising events to contribute to different causes.
Life With Bear Grylls
There is no denying the fact that Shara’s life as the wife of a world-class adventurer has been a rollercoaster ride so far. They met in Scotland at a time when Bear Grylls was getting ready to climb Mt. Everest. Although he fell in love with Shara, he left her after a few months to embark on his trip to Everest, and when he had accomplished that, the adventurer returned home to his heartthrob and asked her to marry him without much ado.
Considering the rate at which marriages crash in recent times, the couple made up their minds to imbibe some strategies to help them in the future and this included going to a counselor just after their wedding in 2000. According to them, this will prevent them from having the need to meet one in the future. Again, the couple asked their guests at the wedding to offer them tips on how to build a happy marriage. This exercise birthed Shara’s inspiration to write a second novel, tapping into the rich advice they received from an elderly couple who admonished them to never stop holding their hands.
Their marriage has endured many years; even though her husband’s career keeps him away from home a lot, Shara Grylls has managed to hold things together while he is out doing what he loves. The couple is blessed with three male children. The first one Jesse was born in March 2003 and was followed by his brother Marmaduke Mickey Percy on April 6, 2006. After another three years gap, the couple welcomed their last son named Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne on January 15, 2009.
According to Bear Grylls, he carries his family in his heart during his adventures as they encourage him to return home in one piece. The family of five resides in London and also spends time at their home on the North Wales coast of St. Tudwal Island.