George Foreman’s spouses: Mary Joan Martelly, Andrea Skeete, Sharon Goodson, Cynthia Lewis, and Adrienne Calhoun

Mary Joan Martelly

How many times was George Foreman married?

George Foreman has married five times in his life and has twelve children: five sons and seven daughters.

George Foreman was born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall, Texas. He grew up in Houston’s Fifth Ward community, Texas, with six siblings. Although he was raised by J. D. Foreman, whom his mother had married when George was a tiny child, Leroy Moorehead was his biological father. George, according to his book, was a troublesome youth.

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He dropped out of school when he was 15 and worked as a mugger. After viewing an ad for the Job Corps on TV at the age of 16, Foreman had a change of heart and encouraged his mother to enroll him in the Corps. Foreman received his GED and trained as a carpenter and bricklayer through the Job Corps. He began training after moving to Pleasanton, California, with the assistance of a supervisor. Foreman was interested in football and adored Jim Brown but switched to boxing.

When he reclaimed the heavyweight title at the age of 45, Foreman was the world’s oldest heavyweight champion. He has two world heavyweight titles and is an Olympic gold medalist.

He had won all 40 of his professional fights, including a streak of 24 straight knockouts, when he was defeated by Muhammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo). He retired from the ring in 1977 to become an evangelist.

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Meet George Foreman’s spouses

George Foreman has been married five times in his life. Foreman has been married to Mary Joan Martelly since 1985. George had previously married four wives: Adrienne Calhoun from 1971 to 1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985.

In all his marriages, Foreman has twelve children. He has five sons and seven daughters. George’s five sons are George VI (“Little Joey”), George III (“Monk”), George Jr., George V (“Red”), and George IV (“Big Wheel”).

George Foreman’s seven daughters are Natalia, Freeda, Leola, Michi Foreman, Courtney, Georgetta, and Isabella.

1. Adrienne Calhoun from 1971 to 1974

Adrienne Calhoun is the first wife of George Foreman. Adrienne Calhoun and Foreman got married in 1971, unfortunately, their marriage did not last long, they divorced in 1974. The couple were blessed with two children a daughter Michi Foreman, and the first son of George.

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2. Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979

Cynthia Lewis is the second wife of George Foreman. Cynthia Lewis and Foreman got married on October 6, 1977, and got divorced on August 3, 1979. Their marriage lasted for only two years. The couple did not have any children together.

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3. Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982

Sharon Goodson is the third wife of George Foreman. Sharon Goodson and Forman got married in 1981 and they divorced in 1982. Forman’s marriage to Sharon is the shortest of his five marriages. Their marriage lasted for only one year and they did not have any children together. Per

4. Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985

Andrea Skeete is George Foreman’s fourth wife. Andrea and Foreman first met in 1981 and began dating. After one year of dating the couple tied the knot as a married couple on April 28, 1982. Their marriage lasted for three years and they divorced in 1985.

Andrea and Foreman have shared two children, a daughter  Freeda Foreman, and a son, George Foreman III. The cause of George and his former partner’s divorce was kept a secret.

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5. Mary Joan Martelly since 1985

Mary Joan Martelly is Forman’s fifth and final wife. They got married on March 27 1985 and they have been together ever since. The couple were blessed with five children together, named, George Foreman VI, Leola Foreman, Natalie Foreman, George Foreman V, and George Foreman IV.

George also has two adoptive daughters. In 2009, George adopted Isabella Brenda Lilja(Foreman). Three years later, in 2012, he adopted Courtney Isaac(Foreman). Mary and George are now residents of Houston.

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