Most sports enthusiasts would be familiar with the name Nancy Kerrigan but may raise an eyebrow at the name Jerry Solomon. But more than just being a celebrity spouse, Solomon’s résumé speaks volumes of his personality as an innovative goal-getter. After getting it wrong twice, he is apparently making a lasting impression with the former Olympic figure-skating star. Here are surprising facts you should know about the sports agent, producer, author, doting husband, and father.
Jerry Solomon Wiki
Jerry Lawrence Solomon is the son of Roberta Madison and Edward D. Solomon. While his exact birthdate is not certain, we do know that he was born in the year 1954. Solomon is believed to have had a comfortable life while growing up in California as his father was a successful businessman back in the ’80s. His dad Edward was once the CEO of the retail chain – Shoe-Town Inc.
Solomon’s academic records show he completed high school and then proceeded to bag a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also a graduate of Colombia University where he obtained a master’s degree in international business.
Jerry Solomon has been able to successfully transition from one role to another in his career. He established a name for himself in the sports industry in the early 1990s by working as a sports agent for several sporting legends.
He first served as the director of Volvo Grand Prix tennis circuit and after five years, he moved over to ProServ where he rose through the ranks from Senior Vice President to the firm’s Marketing President. It was while at ProServ that he met his future wife Nancy Kerrigan and became her manager. As Nancy’s manager, Solomon helped the professional figure skater nail several lucrative deals with tops brands such as Reebok, Campbell Soup Company and Revlon, amongst others.
Jerry Solomon moved on from ProServ to his own company Stargames LLC where he currently serves as its CEO and president. As an executive producer, Jerry has some TV shows to his credit such as Dreams on Ice and Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating, World of Tennis, and many more. He also has some movies under his belt such as Great Pair Performers on Ice as well as The Easter Egg Adventure, among others. As an author, Solomon has a book An Insider’s Guide to Managing Sporting Events to his credit.
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Awards and Recognitions
Jerry Solomon’s hard work and dedication in the industry has so far paid off. As a sports manager, he is regarded as very influential and one of the best in the business. Some of his recognitions include inductions into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame as well as the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. More so, he was once named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports by Sporting News magazine and one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Figure Skating by Figure Skating International.
Wears His Fame Very Lightly
Though he is best known as a Nancy Kerrigan’s better half, Jerry Solomon has a successful and interesting portfolio. He is an industry star who shies away from TV and media flamboyance. As a professional, Solomon prefers to maintain a low profile and mostly works behind the scenes.
Jerry Solomon’s Kids, Marriage With Nancy Kerrigan
Jerry Solomon is best known as the husband to the American professional figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan. Solomon has been more than a significant other to Kerrigan as he also doubles as her manager. The couple who began dating in the mid-1990s tied the knot on the 9th of September 1995 in Boston. Together, the couple has three children (two boys and a girl.) Their first son Matthew was welcomed in the year 1996, the second Brian was born in 2005 and their daughter Nicole was born in 2008.
Contrary to expectations, Jerry and Nancy have been able to build a long-lasting bond for nearly three decades. Though the power couple has so far been inseparable, their love journey hasn’t been without a story. While Solomon is Kerrigan’s first husband, the same can’t be said of the sports manager who has been married twice prior to his union with the pro skater.
Solomon and Nancy purportedly met for the first time while he was the marketing manager at ProServ, and still married to his second wife Kathy. Given that he began representing Nancy as her manager since 1992, the figure-skater was once accused of being the reason behind Solomon and Kathy’s separation in October 1993. Jerry and Nancy were alleged to have begun dating before his break up but the duo vehemently denied the allegations insisting that their romance only began in the summer of 1994. Besides his kids with Nancy, Jerry also fathers two other sons from his previous marriages.
About His Wife Nancy Kerrigan
Jerry Solomon’s wife Nancy Kerrigan is a professional figure skater. A successful athlete, she is the bronze medalist and the silver medalist for both the 1992 Winter Olympic Games and the 1994 Winter Olympics respectively. After the latter tournament which held in Lillehammer, Norway, Kerrigan retired from active competition that same year. She thereafter made appearances in occasional skating exhibitions. Though retired, Kerrigan’s name still speaks for her in the sport.
Kerrigan and Solomon have been dealt some blows in their union. One of such is the revelation that Nancy suffered no less than six devastating miscarriages in their attempt to have children.