• Debby Clarke Belichick is the ex-wife of NFL head coach Bill Belichick.
• Debby and Bill married in 1977 and had three children together.
• They divorced in 2006, with rumors of disloyalty and domestic violence.
• Debby is a successful businesswoman with a net worth of over $3 million.
• Bill is the longest-tenured active head coach in the NFL with six Super Bowl wins.
Debby Clarke Belichick Wiki
A businesswoman, Debby Clarke Belichick is perhaps still known best as the ex-wife of the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL), Bill Belichick. The two divorced after nearly 30 years of marriage, and there have been various rumors regarding the reasons for their messy separation, and people wanted to know what happened.
Speaking of Debby, she is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life, and there is little information about her past. It’s known that she was born in 1955, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, and that she spent most of her childhood in her hometown. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. There is nothing known about her parents and any siblings.
Debby attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1973, she enrolled at college and graduated, however, she hasn’t disclosed which university she attended.
Marriage to Bill Belichick
According to sources, Debby and Bill were high school sweethearts, and after a long-term relationship, they exchanged their wedding vows in 1977.
They have three children together – Stephen, Brian and Amanda who are all into sports, and following in their father’s footsteps. Stephen serves as an outside linebackers coach for the New England Patriots, while Brian is a safety coach for the same team. Amanda is the head women’s lacrosse coach at Holy Cross College, in Massachusetts.
Debby followed her husband through his career, and was often seen by his side during games. The two seemed like a happy couple, and when rumors about their divorce began, people were surprised by the reasons mentioned regarding their divorce.
Allegedly, Debby and Bill separated before the 2004 season but the news was only publicly announced in July 2005, while the divorce was finalized in the summer of 2006.
The separation involved allegations of disloyalty against Bill. Supposedly, he had an affair with a former New York Giants receptionist Sharon Shenocca, who at that time was separated from her husband, Vincent.
Allegedly, Bill was accused of showering Sharon with expensive gifts, one of which was a townhouse that was estimated to be worth over $2 million.
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However, there were also rumors saying that Debby was a victim of domestic violence – their daughter allegedly saw Bill dragging Debby down the stairs, with some rumors saying that Bill held her by the neck, and that she had severe injuries.
Debby is known as someone who prefers to keep her personal matters secret, and hasn’t publicly commented about the divorce; after it was finalized, she began her career as an eventually prosperous businesswoman.
Life after divorce
Debby is the co-owner of the company called The Art of Tile & Stone”, which she founded in February 2009, alongside her long-term friend, Paige Yates. She currently resides in Massachusetts, but doesn’t have any social media accounts. In 2011, she spoke for the YouTube channel “Consultants25”, mostly talking about her company. This was her most recent public appearance.
Age and net worth
Debby’s age is 66, and her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million, and if you wondered about the net worth of her ex-husband, according to sources, as of September 2022, it was estimated at $60 million. However, there is no information regarding their divorce settlement.
Who is Bill Belichick?
William Stephen ‘Bill’ Belichick was born on 16 April 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee – he holds American nationality, although he comes from a family of Croatian ancestry. His paternal grandparents, Ivan Biličić and Marija Barković emigrated from Karlovac, Croatia in 1897, and settled in Monessen, Pennsylvania USA. They legally changed their names to John and Mary.
Bill’s parents are Jeannette and Steve Belichick, who was also an American Football player, coach, and scout, whom Bill cited him as one of his biggest influences when it comes to his career.
Speaking of Bill’s educational background, he attended Annapolis High School, and upon matriculating in 1970, he enrolled at Phillips Academy, but subsequently transferred to Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1975.
Bill began playing football and lacrosse as a teenager, and during his college days, he was a member of the football team, played squash and lacrosse, and captained the latter team.
His coaching career began after graduating from college, as an assistant to the Baltimore Colts’ head coach. In 1976, he joined Detroit Lions, as their assistant special teams’ coach, then two years later, he spent the season as an assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos.
From 1979 until 1990, Bill was a defensive assistant and special teams coach for the New York Giants, then from 1991 until 1995, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
In the 1996 season, he was the assistant coach and defensive backs coach for New England Patriots, and then, from 1997 until 1996, he served as an assistant coach for the New York Jets.
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In 2000, Bill was hired by New England Patriots, and owner Robert Kraft gave him almost complete control over the team’s football operations. In 2007, Bill led the team to the first perfect regular season.
Under Bill’s leadership, the New England Patriots won six Super Bowls, and he he’s now the NFL’s longest-tenured active head coach. The interesting fact about Bill is that he never played American Football professionally, but is today rated one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NFL.
Speaking of his personal life, after he divorced Debby, in 2007, he began dating Linda Holliday, an executive director of the Bill Belichick Foundation; they’re still together, and Linda often shares their joint photos on her Instagram account, with captions full of love and support.
Although there were some rumors saying that the two became engaged and later married, they haven’t confirmed these assumptions.