HERSCHEL Walker is a former soccer player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist.
The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner has been married twice and has several children.
Who is Herschel Walker’s wife?
The retired soccer player and well-known ally of former President Donald Trump is currently married to Julie Blanchard.
Despite being married to a high-profile celebrity, Blanchard has been able to keep most of her personal life out of the media.
It was reported that Walker and Blanchard dated for over a decade before tying the knot in May 2021, their age and occupation are still unknown.
While Blanchard does not have any public social media accounts of his own, Walker shared photos of himself and Julie at both campaign events and family reunions throughout August and September 2021.
Do the two have children together?
Walker and Blanchard don’t have any children together — at least not yet.
However, Walker has three sons and a daughter.
According to The Daily Beast, “The second of Walker’s previously unknown sons was born to a woman living in Texas and is now 13 years old.
“Walker’s other son is 10, and Christian Walker, who played an important role in Herschel’s political endeavors and public role, is 22.”
He had a son with his first wife, Cindy Deangelis Grossman, and the rest of his children reportedly with other women.
“I have four children. Three sons and one daughter. They are not “unknown” – they are my children. I support them all and love them all,” Walker said in a statement to the outlet.
“I have never disowned my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Education, Fitness and Nutrition, I simply chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in such trash and gutter politics?
Is Julie Blanchard under investigation?
On August 19, 2021, it was reported by The Associated Press that Blanchard is under investigation by state election officials for voting in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election while currently residing in Texas.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “It is illegal for a nonresident to vote in Georgia under most circumstances,” but Blanchard considers herself a resident of the state because she has a driver’s license, owns a car, and does business there.
“It is standard practice for the Office of the Secretary of State to initiate an initial investigation of complaints,” Assistant Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said in a statement. “That is a policy that the Minister put in place when he took office and with his approval this particular inquiry has been authorized to move into a full inquiry.”
The Associated Press reports that one of the 15 rules Georgia uses to determine where a voter lives is based on homestead exemptions.
According to Georgia records, Blanchard is not currently claiming an exemption from homestead for her property in Georgia, and prior to the 2020 election, she had not voted in the state since 2008.
In 2017 her voter registration was deleted due to her inactivity and she had to register again in 2019.
It is currently unknown if Blanchard will be charged with anything related to the investigation, but Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had previously warned ahead of the 2020 election that people “trying to interfere with Georgia democracy should be warned the consequences will be severe.”
Is Herschel Walker running for the US Senate in Georgia?
Despite his wife’s legal investigations, Walker officially announced on August 24, 2021 that he was running as a member of the Republican Party for the United States Senate in Georgia.
Walker’s campaign comes with the full support of the former president, who is trying to unseat Democrat Raphael Warnock.
“He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs and in the NFL,” Trump said in a statement. “He’s also a GREAT person. Run, Herschel, run!”
While he lived in Dallas, Texas long after his professional football career ended, he officially changed his voter registration to Blanchard’s home in Atlanta in August 2021.
So far, three other candidates are running for the Republican nomination, including:
- Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
- Kelvin King, a black military veteran and construction company owner who helped Trump launch his Black Voices coalition back in 2019
- Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and bank manager
It is not known if Blanchard’s investigations will play a role in her husband’s campaign.
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