From his spectacular professional career to his personal life, Larry Bird never ceases to attract the media's eye. Bird was on the court as a player from 1979 to 1992.
Coming to his personal life, Larry Bird is married twice. Most of you may know about his second wife, Dinah Mattingly. Here we are here to tell you about his first wife, Janet Condra.
Janet Condra was married to Larry Bird. They walked down the aisle on 8 November 1975 in an intimate wedding ceremony.
If you are wondering where the ex-couple met each other, Bird and Condra are actually childhood friends or so-called sweethearts. And are from the same high school, Spring Valley High School.
Soon, their relationship turned sour, and the childhood lovers parted apart. They separated in early 1976, and their divorce was finalized on 31 October 1976.
The former pair is blessed with only one child. Their daughter's name is Corrie Bird. She was born on 14 August 1977 in Brazil, Indiana, the United States. Corrie exchanged her marital vows with Trent Batson on 17 May 2008.
As of today, Janet Condra is single.
On the other hand, her ex-beau, Larry Bird, is happily wedded to Dinah Mattingly. They married on 30 September 1989 after 13 years of his divorce from his first wife. With his second wife Mattingly, Brid adopted two children: daughter Mariah Bird and son Connor Bird.
As a matter of fact, Janet Condra had a hard time after her split with her ex-partner Larry Bird. As per sources, Condra and Larry separated on bad terms.
As Condra's relationship was too deteriorated to approach Bird, her daughter Corrie was also far from Bird. A site reported, their relationship was not like a simple father-daughter relationship.
Corrie Bird wanted to meet her father, but Larry constantly ignored his daughter's request.
Later in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Janet Condra said:
“When she was little, I made excuses. I couldn’t protect her from the hurt caused by her dad. I could protect her from everything else, but not that.”
As of now, the relationship between father and daughter has been improving after Corrie's step-mom invited her to a Pacers game.
Janet Condra Bird (née Janet Condra) was born in Indiana, the United States of America.
As of 2021, Janet Condra is in her mid-60s. She holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic background.
Moving on to her academic qualifications, Condra attended Springs Valley High School.
Though she does not belong to a notable family, Janet Condra was married to a prestigious Bird Family.
Her father-in-law Claude Joseph "Joe" Bird, was a veteran of the Korean War, and her mother-in-law Georgia Kerns Bird worked two jobs simultaneously to support her family.
She had four brother-in-laws Eddie Bird, Jeff Bird, Mike Bird, and Mark Bird. Janet has only one sister-in-law Linda Bird Campbell.