Jeannine Russell is Bill Russell’s wife who was by his side during his death. The couple kept their marriage private, nor did they share any children. Bill Russell’s death was confirmed on July 31, 2022. The announcement came after the news broke on Bill’s official social media profile. Once the information was shared, fans and ordinary people showed their reactions and expressed their condolences to the children, wife and friends.
Jeannine Russell Early life
Jeannine Russell was born on January 31, 1967 and grew up in Ontario, Canada. According to sources, Jeannine was associated with sports during her childhood as she was the well known golfer of her time and just like Bill Russell she won many competitions over the years. In 2010, she placed 64th on the Canadian Women Tour in British Columbia and 19th on the Canadian Women Tour in Ontario. She was also named Player of the Year in one of her 2010 competitions.
Jeannine Russell was married to Bill Russell before his death. Although the couple has posted many pictures together on their social media platform, they have kept the details of their marriage a secret. It is not known how and when the couple met and how they approached marriage vows. However, one thing is known, the couple recently renewed their marriage on Jan. 24, 2022 while sharing the pictures on the NBA player’s social media feed. While posting a few pictures together and giving a throwback to their wedding day, the NBA player wrote:
“Happy 1 Year Renewal Vows #Anniversary to my beautiful wife. We found out today that we got married on the 8th and renewed our vows on the 24th.”
However, another post later came a few days later, in which the Russell partner claimed it was not the correct date.
Jeannine Russell Biography
|Real name||Jeannine Russel|
|Date of birth||January 31, 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||55 years|
|Place of birth||Ontario, Canada|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 4” – in centimeters – 163 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 61kg – in pounds – 134 pounds|
Jeannine Russell family
|Who was Jeannine Russell’s husband?||Bill Russel|
Wife of Bill Russell
Bill has been married four times and divorced three times. He was previously married to Rose Swisher (1956-1973), Dorothy Anstett (1977-1980) and Marilyn Nault (1996-2009). Bill and Jeannine had no children during their marriage. However, the NBA player had three children from his previous marriages. He had three children named Jacob Russell, William Russell Jr. and Karen Russell. All three children were born to Bill Russell from his first marriage. Bill, who was 88 at the time of his death, was survived by his close friends and fourth wife Jeannine Russell.
The couple are believed to have married on January 8, 2020. Bill’s first wife was his college friend, but the marriage didn’t work out for her and after having three children, the couple divorced in 1973. Bill Russell’s daughter Karen was born in 1962 and is of recent fame as a legal and political analyst, a graduate student from Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. Bill’s second child, named William Jr., was born in 1957. He died in 2016 after a hard battle with cancer and its symptoms. Bill’s third child named Jacob was born in 1959 and is known to be happily living with his small extended married life or family.
Jeannine Russell Net Worth
Nothing is known about the professional life of Jeannine Russell, except that she played golf in her childhood and won many competitions in addition to the title of Player of the Year. However, she was supported by Bill Russell and his family, including puppies and dogs, according to Bill’s social media. At the time of Bill’s death, he had a net worth of around $10 million. He had a 13-year career in the NBA and won 11 championships.