Mariah Bird is the adopted daughter of Larry Bird, the legendary NBA basketball player. Mariah currently works as an Events Manager with the Pacers Events & Entertainment organization.
Unfortunately, she did not take after her famous father, Larry Bird, who is considered one of the greatest of all time to have ever played the sport in this lifetime. She chose to rather pursue a career that makes sure that everything about an event functions perfectly well rather than being the center of all attention at the event. Mariah has a brother named Conner and a half-sister named Corrie. Her mother, Dinah Mattingly, completes the puzzle of her family, and has provided the best atmosphere for her children to flourish and excel in life.
At What Age Did Larry Bird Adopt Mariah Bird?
Mariah was adopted by her father, Larry Bird, and mother, Dinah Mattingly, in 1991. The exact details or information surrounding her adoption have never been made known to the public.
For example, the exact age at which she was adopted is not known, and neither is the real identity of her birth parents known. The Birds are very private people who cherish their privacy a lot and are not the type of folks that decide to reveal personal information to members of the public.
There are some who believe that Mariah Bird was a year or two years old when she was adopted by Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly, which would make her age bracket between 34 year old and 33 year old to date. From Mariah Bird’s current appearance- including facial attributes, as well as her career projections currently, it is clear that she is still quite young.
Who Are Mariah Bird’s Parents?
Mariah Bird is the adopted daughter of Dinah Mattingly and Larry Bird. Her parents got married in 1989 after a long courtship at a very simple wedding ceremony, and two years later, they decided to adopt her as they did not have biological children of their own.
Both Dinah and Larry have been married for more than three decades now, and they are still very much in love and still live together. Their marriage has had a few challenges along the way, but the love they have for each other has triumphed, and they are still happily married to date.
So let us get to know more about the couple here.
“Larry Legend” or “the Hick from French Lick” – based on his roots and childhood in French Lick, Indiana, as he is otherwise known is regarded as one of greatest basketball players to have ever played the sport in the history of the United States of America. He retired from the game of basketball in the early 1990s and is currently also retired from coaching the sport and is enjoying his life appreciating the game he gave his all for more than four decades.
He is the only individual in the history of the NBA to have the privilege of being named the Rookie of the Year, Finals Most Valuable Player, All-Star Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year – all in a lifetime as no one else has been able to achieve this feat ever.
He has been inducted into the Hall of Fames three times, starting with his first induction at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1998, to his most recent induction into the FIBA Hall of Fame (class of 2017 as a member of “The Dream Team”). Larry has been an excellent father to his two adopted children – Mariah and Conner, but not so much to his own biological daughter, Corrie.
Dinah Mattingly is the other part of the parental puzzle of the Birds household. Dinah and Larry Bird got married in 1989 and have never been separated since they got married. They have provided the perfect atmosphere for their children – Mariah and Conner, to thrive and flourish.
Dinah has stood solidly behind her husband through his humble beginnings in the sport, through when he turned professional and became highly successful in the game of basketball.
Dinah also supports her husband in managing the several charities and charitable causes that they have been involved in over the years and has remained a stabilizing factor in their household to date. She took steps to reunite Larry Bird with his biological daughter, Corrie, and has played a pivotal role to keep her whole family happy, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness for theirs.
What Does Mariah Bird Do for a Living?
Mariah Bird currently works as an Events Manager at the Pacers Events & Entertainment organization. She has held this position for a couple of years now. The details of her high school education are not known, but she graduated from Indiana State University, where she obtained a degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management.
She did have a period in time when she was a cheerleader for the Indiana Pacers, and she does look very pretty in her uniform.
Many people expected that at least one of Larry Bird’s children would follow in his great footsteps and take up basketball to give us either the male or female version of Larry Bird, but unfortunately, that never happened.
The only child of Larry Bird that came closest to exhibiting any athletic ability was Mariah, and she was a cheerleader.
Is Mariah Bird Married?
From all reports available, Mariah Bird is probably still single and not married at this point in time. There have not been any reports where her wedding pictures were posted, nor has she ever had any interview where she indicated that she had gotten married.
In the same vein, she has never also granted any interview confirming that she is/was in any relationship at any point in time. In fact, her sexual orientation or preferences are not even known at this time.
Her family is notoriously known to shy away from media attention and has never divulged any personal information about their lives to the public in the past or present. So there is a possibility that she could either be in a very serious relationship right now, or she could even be married and possibly have children already – all of which could have been carefully hidden from public knowledge. It is worth noting that all these conjectures could be valid or invalid due to the lack of information from Mariah herself about the events of her life.
Does Mariah Bird Have Siblings?
Mariah Bird was adopted by Larry Bird and his wife, Dinah, in 1991, and she does actually have siblings. Her immediate sibling – who she grew up with in the same household is her brother, Conner Bird, who was adopted by her parents just a year after she was adopted by them. Conner and his sister Mariah grew up in the Bird household since their parents did not have any biological children of their own.
Mariah also has a step-sister named Corrie Bird, who is actually Larry Bird’s biological daughter, who he had with his first wife, Janet Condra. Corrie Bird was born on August 14, 1977, two years after her parents got married and after a failed reconciliation attempt to revive their marriage.
Mariah’s older stepsister, Corrie, has not had the best relationship with their father, Larry Bird, as he did not know how to really relate with her. It is not known if both Mariah and Conner have a good relationship with their older sibling, Corrie, as such information is not available in the public space.