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Melissa Babish: Meet Former NFL Star Terry Bradshaw’s First Wife

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Melissa Babish is a former beauty queen who rose to prominence as Terry Bradshaw’s first wife. Babish’s ex-husband, Bradshaw, is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. However, since 1994, he has been a television sports analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday.

Although the former NFL star is in his fourth marriage, which fans hope will be his last, many are still curious about his first wife. Despite the mystery around her, Bradshaw’s first wife gained the media’s attention thanks to her ex-husband’s fame. Consequently, fans are curious to know what she has been up to since her marriage to the former NFL star failed.

Here’s everything you need to know about Terry Bradshaw’s first wife. 

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A picture of Melissa Babish's ex-husband.
The former NFL champion, Terry Bradshaw. (Source: Pinterest)

Melissa Babish Biography 

According to reports, Melissa Babbish was born in the early 1950s. However, due to her cagey lifestyle, her exact birth date remains unknown. In addition, there are no details about her early life and upbringing, as the former celebrity spouse has not disclosed much to the media. Similarly, her educational background and achievements also elude the public.

However, in 1969, Babish became a high-profile figure when she won an American beauty pageant contest. Aside from being Bradshaw’s first wife, Melissa Babish is famous for winning the prestigious Miss Teenage America Pageant in 1969. Since the Pageant was a United States beauty pageant started in 1961 as a pageant for high school girls, it proves that Babish at least attended high school.

What Is Melissa Babish’s Age?

While Babish’s age remains unknown since her birthdate remains unspecified, reports suggest she’s in her 60’s or 70’s. However, Babish’s ex-husband, on the other hand, was born on September 2, 1948, and is 75 years old. 

When Did Melissa Babish and Terry Bradshaw Tie the Knot?

Despite being a beauty queen, most people recognize Babish as the first wife of the former NFL player. There are no details regarding how Melissa Babish and Bradshaw met or when they started dating. The couple tied the knot in 1972 in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. However, their marriage lasted just one year, and they parted ways in 1973. 

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Although the “The Bradshaw Bunch” star tends to joke around about his past failed marriages, he never speaks much about his first wife. He’s never completely opened up about their marriage to this day. The athlete has never publicly spoken about how they met and what led to their divorce after being married for a short while. 

Who Is Melissa Babish Married to Now?

Melissa Babish Bradshaw has not publicly appeared after her divorce from the former NFL star. The former celebrity spouse lives away from the limelight and keeps her life private. Hence, there are no details regarding whether she married again or not. However, her ex-husband, on the other hand, has had a busy lifestyle with his multiple marriages and divorces.

Despite the failure of his first marriage, Bradshaw didn’t turn away from the idea of marriage. Three years after he and Melissa Babish split, Bradshaw found love again. He married a fellow athlete, Olympic figure skater Alicia “JoJo” Starbuck. However, they kept their marriage private. Nonetheless, the couple stayed together for seven years until they split in 1983.

Afterward, Babish’s ex-husband, Bradshaw, married Charla Hopkins, his family attorney, the same year. The two had known each other for a long time and didn’t hesitate. Although his third marriage felt like something that could last, Hopkins and Bradshaw split in 1999 after 16 years of marriage.

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A picture of Melissa Babish's ex-husband and his daughters.
Terry Bradshaw and his daughters. (Source: Pinterest)

How Many Children Does Terry Bradshaw’s First Wife Have?

Melissa Babish and Terry Bradshaw didn’t have any children together. Since the former beauty queen has stayed away from the limelight, it remains unknown if she has any children after her marriage crashed. However, her ex-husband, on the other hand, has two daughters from his third marriage to his family attorney, Charla Hopkins.

Bradshaw and Hopkins started a family during their marriage and welcomed two daughters, Erin and Rachel. Erin Bradshaw shows Champion Paint and American Quarter Horses and is an honors graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Similarly, Rachel Bradshaw is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She appeared in “Nashville” (2007), a reality television series about young musicians trying to make it in Nashville, and is the widow of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas.

A picture of Melissa Babish's ex-husband and his fourth wife.
Terry Bradshaw and his fourth wife. (Source: Pinterest)

Where Is Melissa Babish Now?

Melissa Babish stayed out of the limelight after her marriage to the former NFL star ended. She has not granted any interviews or made any headlines in recent years. Consequently, like Kelly McGillis’s ex-wife, Melanie Leis, it is unclear where she is now. 

However, Terry Bradshaw has married for the fourth time. The former athlete married his fourth wife, Tammy Bradshaw, in 2014 after taking their time getting to know each other. The couple allegedly dated for nearly fifteen years before he proposed.

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