The world of sports is replete with stories of pro-athletes marrying their college sweethearts. Many of these fairytale unions last forever while some end in a messy divorce; case in point – Amy Duncan. Duncan was previously married to NBA great, Tim Duncan. The couple, who had been together since college, called it quits after 12 years of marriage. What followed was a scandalous divorce with cheating and gay rumors flying about.
Amy Duncan Bio (Age)
Amy Sherrill Duncan was born in the year 1977 in North Carolina. Her father’s name is Fred Sherrill while her mother’s name is Judy. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Caucasian. There are not many details about Duncan’s childhood or educational qualifications. It is however known that she completed her high school diploma before enrolling at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Since leaving college, Amy Duncan has become a career philanthropist. She previously ran the Tim Duncan Foundation; a non-profit that raises money for health awareness, research, and education. The organization also funds youth sports and recreations; and its activities extend to San Antonio, Winston-Salem, and the Virgin Islands. The Tim Duncan Foundation funds its activities through charity events such as the slam Duncan charity golf classic and Bowl-A-thon.
Facts about Tim Duncan’s Ex-Wife
Amy Duncan first met her future husband while they were both students at Wake Forest University. They commenced a relationship in 1992 and remained together until Tim completed his college degree in 1997. He thereafter left college and was drafted into the NBA that same year. Amy initially refused to continue their relationship as she wasn’t going to be the pathetic girl left at home while Tim was busy ‘living it up’ in the NBA.
The basketball player, however, reassured her with his love and care, as well as numerous phone calls, during his rookie year. The couple thereafter resumed their romance and tied the knot in the year 2001. Their union produced two kids; a daughter named Sydney who was born in 2005 and a son named Draven who was born in 2007.
Amy Duncan filed for divorce from her superstar husband in March 2013. She claimed that the marriage had become insupportable and that there were no reasonable expectations of reconciliation. Her husband counter-filed and asked the court to honor their existing pre-nuptial agreement as well as confirm that he owns property which is separate from their marital property.
The divorce proceedings led to the swirling of several rumors; some sources stated that Amy was cheating on her husband with a San Antonio-based personal trainer named Gilbert R. Urbano Jr. They also speculated that the media personality used her husband’s money to set up a gym for her lover. On the other hand, some sources stated that she was seeking divorce because her husband was bi-sexual. The basketball player reportedly lived with a man throughout his four years of college. The unidentified man was also said to have lived with the couple during the first two years of their marriage. The couple’s divorce was finalized in a secret hearing held in August 2013.
Ex-Husband Tim Duncan
Amy Duncan was previously married to Tim Duncan the NBA great who was born on the 25th of April 1976 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. His father’s name is William while his mother’s name is Ione. The star basketballer also has three siblings namely Cheryl, Tricia, and Scott. Tim Duncan spent his formative years in Saint Croix and attended St Dunstan’s Episcopal High School. He was initially an avid swimmer and even dreamt of going to the Olympics but was compelled to change sports after Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only Olympic-sized pool on the island in 1989.
Tim Duncan first played four years of outstanding college basketball at Wake Forest University before being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 1997. He would go on to spend his entire career at the Spurs during which he established a reputation as the best power forward, as well as one of the greatest players, that the NBA will ever see. Tim averaged 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as he went on to win five NBA championship titles. He also received numerous honors including NBA-All Star (15 times), NBA MVP (twice) and NBA Finals MVP (thrice).
More Facts about Amy Duncan
She was a cheerleader during her days at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Her former husband wore the number 21 jersey throughout his time at San Antonio Spurs. The jersey number was later retired by the Spurs in December 2016.
Duncan originally aspired to become a doctor while in college.
Her ex-husband was the number one draft during the 1997 NBA draft.
She reportedly influenced her husband’s decision not to join the Orlando Magic back in 2001.