Sheryl Wilbon is a very balanced lady who was a lawyer but is most famous for being the wife of sports broadcaster and television personality, Michael Wilbon. Sheryl has achieved excellence in all the fields of her life including her professional and personal life.
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Sheryl Wilbon was born in the United States to British parents. She was the only child of her parents and was provided with a good lifestyle ever since her childhood. Her father and mother were both professionally connected to the sports world as her mother was a sports journalist and her father was also known for being great at networking with a few valuable contacts. This was the reason Sheryl showed great interest in sports and loved to play football even as a young girl. During her school days, she used to participate in various football matches where she showed her excellent ability to put on great performances. She worked hard because she really wanted to prove to her coaches that she had natural talent.
After her high school days, she joined a university to carry on with her further education. She was enrolled into Virginia University with a major in Foreign Affairs. After she completed her college graduation, she wanted to pursue career in law. She pursued her law degree at Duke University. After she finished up at Duke, she carried on with her law practice for several years.
Sheryl Wilbon is proud to have been a respected and renowned lawyer during her profession. She flourished in her career as a lawyer within a short period of time. Her points of discussion and evidence against the offenders never disappointed her clients. Most importantly, she was a very honest lawyer and always did justice to her profession. It has been recorded on the official tally that during her professional years there was not a single case in which she failed to achieve victory.
Though she did not carry on her profession for a long time, she was able to achieve much success within these few years. Though nothing has been recorded regarding her career after her marriage with Michael Wilbon, it seems like she is concentrating in her family life more than her career. Since there wasn’t any talk from the couple about Sheryl’s current work, it is assumed that she retired from being a lawyer. Even though there was no official retirement announcement, there is speculation that Sheryl is now a full time housewife based on her social media updates.
Sheryl tried to avoid the media and public spotlight completely after her son Matthew was born through surrogacy. She wanted to take time away to take better care of her son as he suffered from an acute medical condition.
During the year 1997, she got married to the renowned sportscaster known as Michael Wilbon. Both of them knew each other for quite a long time before getting into a relationship. They had a platonic relationship through some mutual friends. They remained in a relationship for about four years before deciding to get married.
After marriage, Sheryl had some issues regarding her pregnancy and was not able to conceive for a long time. However, the couple did not lose hope and continued with their regular check-ups and medications in anticipation of having their lucky day come to them.
In 2008, the couple was blessed with a baby boy. Sheryl and her husband, Michael Wilbon had to go through the surrogacy process of pregnancy as advised by the doctor due to her major pregnancy issues. They named the boy, Matthew Raymond Wilbon and the couple did not have any issues after he was born
Sheryl is very happy in her marital relationship with Michael Wilbon. Their love can for each other can be see on her Instagram profile where she often posts photos of them. There has not been any controversies regarding the relationship of this beautiful couple.
The Wilbons have been happy to live in the city of Bethesda and plan to make their home for a very long time, “I hate the summers here like I hate the winters in Chicago. But I love Washington’s literacy. I have lived all around the area—Upper Northwest, Arlington, Fairfax. Sheryl grew up in Northwest. She went to Stone Ridge, UVA and Duke Law School. She made the decision for us to live in Bethesda. We live near Stone Ridge. I love the house. I love the neighbors. I love the neighborhood. I love the way Bethesda works. I love its intelligence, the feel of it.”
Husband’s Busy Career in Sports
In an interview with Bethesada Magazine, Sheryl’s husband was asked about how he has been able to balance his family life with his professional life. Michael was eager to talk about his hectic schedule as a sports broadcaster and how much travel is involved for the job, “I commuted to L.A. for three years to do an NBA show. We used to do 200 PTIs a year. Last year I did 170 [usually taped in a studio in downtown Washington, D.C.]. I’m here 50 percent of the time, with the rest split between Chicago and Arizona. I didn’t change my schedule after my heart attack. I changed my habits. I weighed 252 pounds in 1995. I weighed 218 this morning. I’m trying to get down to 211. We got 10 years’ use out of the house in Arizona, but now that my son’s in school, he can’t be out there very much.”
Michael’s schedule barely gives him time to spend with Sheryl but he explains why it hasn’t been an issue for their marriage, “Sheryl and I probably only spend 40 percent of the nights together, but that was my life when she signed up for it. I didn’t get married at 24. I got married at 39. I’ll read with Matthew and play basketball with him, watch games and put him to bed, but I’m rarely home to have dinner with him. “
Last Modified: Mar 9, 2020