Marge Ditka: Biography of  Mike Ditka’s first wife

Marge Ditka

Who is Marge Ditka?

Marge Ditka is popularly known as the first wife of Michael Keller Ditka, an American former football player, coach, and television analyst who is also a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

Marge Ditka: Bio Summary

Full nameMarge Ditka
Date of birthN/A
Place of birthN/A
Sex Female
ProfessionCelebrity wife
Famous as The wife of Mike Ditka
Spouse Mike Ditka(m. 1961–1973)
Marital Status Divorced
Children’s Megan Ditka, Mark Ditka, Matt Ditka, Mike Ditka III
Net worthN/A


Marge Ditka is famous for being the first wife of Mike Ditka a legendary football coach. They were married in 1961 but got divorced in 1973. She keeps her parent’s identity and personal details out of the public.


There is no information known about her professional background. However, her husband is a former American football player, coach, and television analyst. He has five Pro Bowl selections to his credit and was inducted into the College (1986) and Pro Football Halls of Fame. The College Football Hall of Fame has presented him with a plaque.

He received the UPI NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1961 and he also led the New Orleans Saints as head coach from 1997 to 1999.

He was an NFL champion in 1963 with the Bears and won three Super Bowls. In 2020, Ditka took over the Lingerie Football League, a women’s tackle football league formerly known as the X League.

Mike began working in the broadcast booth in 1992 and hosted the NFL Live football analyst show. He has provided commentary for ESPN’s NFL Live, Sunday, and NFL Countdown. He took part in films because producers sought an audience-familiar sports figure after he was popular on screen.

Summary of her Marriage

Marge Ditka is the first wife of Mike Ditka the football legend. They tied the knot as a married couple in 1961. Despite the fact that their union did not last. Marge was happy to have been by his side as he learned how to coach a football team. She was not present when he achieved his height of fame and success, but she knows in her heart that she had an important role in what he was able to achieve.

Marge and Mike believed they would be together forever after being married in 1961. Marriage seemed to be the most obvious next step for the couple because they were a wonderful match for one another. In 1973, the couple decides to divorce. Although the cause of their divorce was never made public, there were suspicions that Mike was seeing someone else. Because Marge did not want to have to deal with the disgrace of having her husband cheat on her, Marge was unable to manage the adultery and pushed for a divorce.

Soon after divorcing Marge in 1977, Mike married Diana.  Mike’s current spouse owns a restaurant, so he took cooking classes to learn how to prepare delicious meals for his family while eating more healthfully.

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Mike Ditka and Marge Ditka tied the knot in 1961. The couple was blessed with four children, named; Matt Ditka, Mark Ditka,  Megan Ditka, and Mike Ditka III.

Net worth

Marge Ditka’s net worth was unknown. However, her husband Mike Ditka is thought to be worth $30 million.

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