Sherrill Redmon

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Relationship Timeline Of Sherrill Redmon

Ex-husband : Mitch McConnell
Sherrill Redmon Married To Mitch McConnell In 1968 And divorced In 1980

Sherrill Redmon is known as the former better half of American politician Mitchell McConnell. She is the feminist scholar who once worked as the director of the Sophia Smiths Collection of the Women's History Archives.

Mitchell's ex-wife, Redmon was born in the neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up with three siblings, Sherrill later received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Kentucky. She shares three kids with her former husband, Mitchell. Sherrill hasn't revealed her current relationships, but let's look into her past marriages and affairs.

Married Life with Mitchell

Sherrill and Southern Baptist Mitchell had tied the marital knot in 1968. Sherrill was still a university student when she moved to stay with her husband. But her ex-husband was already a celebrated figure in Louisville County. He had just won the position of County Judge for Kentucky's Jefferson County. After her marriage to Mitchell, Sherrill was publicly known as Sherrill McConnell.

Sherrill and Mitchel shares three kids
Image: Newly married Sherrill and Mitchell enjoyed spending time on their backyard lawn.
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According to Sherrill's past college friends, she was not a bit of a celebrity type, although she was married to a celebrated figure. Her colleagues never saw her wear makeup and were everyone's favorite. Eventually, Sherrill and Mitchel began falling apart. They ended their 25 years of marriage legally in 1993.

Sherrill and Mitchell had only second hand furniture in their apartment
Image: Young Sherrill poses beside their mini stove in an apartment located in Utah Street.
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The former couple Mitchelle and Sherill shares three daughters; Elly McConnell, Claire McConnell, and Porter McConnell. Sherrill and Mitchell might be close to their three kids, but they are after the divorce relationship is always kept secret. After separating from Mitchell, Sherrill became a feminist scholar at Smith College. Celebrity wife Kelley Phleger also had a short-lived marriage.

Redmon's Ex-husband Later Remarried 

After divorcing Sherrill, Mitchell began a relationship with American civil servant and US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. The two first met each other through Mitchell's friend Stuart Bloch and his wife, Julia Chang Bloch. They were married in a private wedding ceremony in 1993. Since then, Elaine has been accompanying Mitchell in election campaigns, senate elections, and social events.

Elaine and Mitchell are both US politicians
Image: Sherrill Remon's s ex-husband Mitchell McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao speaking at the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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According to Julia Chang, Elaine was a "tiger wife" who had a disciplinarian parenting style. Although Elaine loved kids, the couple never had any kids. In an interview with CNN, Elaine said that she always regrets not having children. Due to that reason, she always counsels young women that there are trade-offs in life. Patricia Beech is another celebrity wife whose ex-husband was an American singer Tony Bennett.

Net Worth of Sherrill Redmon

Sherrill's net worth is no less than $5 million. As an archivist, she might have made an average yearly salary of $49,401 per year. She also once co-owned a million-worth house with her former husband, Mitchell. In 2014, Mitchell's net worth was estimated at around $22.5 million.

Take a look into Sherrill's ex-husband Mitchell's interview with CBS NEWS:

Sherrill was once a director of the Sophia Smith Collection. The collection is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals, and historical records. There she worked for more than nineteen years and amassed a decent sum.

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