One of the most controversial and popular footballers to ever grace the NFL, Terrell Owens has been considered as one of the most proficient wide receivers in the history of the league. Even his ever-present battles with his teammates and his coaches did not deter him from doing a splendid job as a competent wide receiver.
The professional footballer has also made a name in entertainment as his official acting debut was made on the set of the movie titled Dysfunctional Friends in 2011. He has also appeared in some celebrity reality television shows like The Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Name Game among others. In addition to all of the above, Terrell Owen has his own show titled The T.O Show which revolves around his life. The show started back in 2009 and ran for three seasons. In collaboration with Cesternino and Bodden, Owens also launched a podcast with the Sideshow Network in 2013.
Terrell Owens Bio, Age
The former wide receiver of the NFL was born Terrell Eldorado Owens on the 7th of December 1993 in Alabama USA. Owens was born to a 17-year-old lady named Marilyn Heard from Alexander City in Alabama. Marilyn who had to work double shifts to support her family moved in with her mother when life became too hard for her because Owen’s dad did not support them financially. The young footballer along with his three-sibling ended up being trained by their grandmother, a Baptist, who is said to have had a strong connection with the Bible and the bottle.
Terrell Owens only got to know that the man who lived across the street was his biological father at age 11 when he fell in love with a girl living close to them. The little girl’s father, a man in his forties named L.C. Russel made a jest of Owens, telling him that he cannot date the girl because she is his sister. From his statement, the youngster deduced that he has been living for years with his own dad as his neighbor without knowing it. Terrell Owens was completely shattered by that piece of information and never ventured near that house again neither did his dad make any conscious attempt to get to know his son.
Owens got his high school education at Benjamin Russel High School where he was active in basketball, football, baseball, and also on track events. He proceeded to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he recorded outstanding collegiate statistics and bagged first-team All-Southern Conference honors. He was favored by the NFL draft of 1996 when he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round.
Beyond football, Owens has contributed his quota to the entertainment industry as 2015 saw him joining the cast of the hit NBC TV series titled Celebrity Apprentice with the likes of Donald Trump and other celebrity cast-mates as they competed in several business-related challenges. He traded lives with celebrated actor Robert Carradine in another reality TV series titled Wife Swap also in 2015.
Terrell Owens Relationships: Wife, Girlfriends, Kids
At different times in his life, the famous basketball player has been romantically entangled with several women among whom are; Felisha Terrell, Kari Klinkenborg, Serinda Swan, Kip Force, and Candace Cabrera. His romantic escapades gave rise to two sons, Terique and Atlin; and two daughters, Dasha and Kylee from four different women, but he was only legally married to Rachel Snider who worked as a postal staff from Texas. Their marriage which happened in 2014 came to an end a few months later because of undisclosed marital problems.
The crux of the matter is that Terrell Owens had to pay out as much as $45,000 as child support on a monthly basis and also dishes out about $60,000 to take care of the homes that his kids’ different mothers live in. Three of his baby mamas were at Dr. Phil episode of May 8, 2012, to accuse Owens of not meeting up his obligations in child support.
Again, one of his baby mamas Melanie Paige Smith III sued him for failure to pay child support but the case was settled out of court. In his defense, Owens admitted that he declined his payment of child support due to his dwindling wages in the NFL and Melanie was well aware of that.
How is it possible that Owens who earned about $80 million during his NFL career suddenly became broke within a short while. According to him, he has no current source of income but has to make very expensive monthly expenses. He even went to the court pleading for a significant reduction in child support but by 2012, the former NFL player was reported to have started meeting up with his obligations.
Body Details: Height
The three-time NFL receiving touchdowns leader has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and his current body weight is about 10 2kg which is commensurate with his gigantic height. His chest is measured at 35 inches and h shoe size is 12 (US). The professional footballer also has brown eyes and black hair.