Who is Dinah Mattingly?
Dinah Mattingly is the wife of former basketball player and former coach Larry Bird. Larry, who is currently working as a basketball executive, is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Dinah got married to Larry Bird in 1989 and the couple has been together ever since. After her marriage to Larry, Dinah Mattingly became the stepmother of Corrie Bird. Corrie was born from Larry’s first marriage to Janet Condra. Dinah Mattingly and Larry Bird adopted two children, namely Mariah and Connor. Their son Connor was arrested in 2013, and was charged with attempted murder. He was later released owing to lack of evidence. Dinah Mattingly prefers to maintain a low profile and is hardly seen attending public events. Unlike her famous husband, she does not like hogging the limelight.
Rise to Fame
Dinah Mattingly’s popularity increased when she started dating Larry Bird in the 1980s. Local tabloids and newspapers were interested in Larry Bird’s new girlfriend and wanted to know more about her. Dinah would, thus, attract the attention of the paparazzi while hanging around with the famous basketball player. She was also spotted at various basketball courts in and around the United States whenever Larry Bird played.
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Relationship with Larry Bird
Dinah Mattingly met Larry Bird while studying in college. Both Dinah and Larry studied at the ‘Indiana State University’ in Terre Haute, Indiana. After dating for many years, Dinah and Larry got engaged in the late 1980s. A couple of years later they decided to walk down the aisle. Dinah and Larry got married on October 31, 1989, in Indiana, United States. Their wedding was a low-key affair as it was attended only by close friends and relatives. Dinah and Larry adopted a son and a daughter. Their son Connor Bird made headlines in February 2013, when he was arrested at ‘Indiana University.’ Connor Bird was charged with attempted murder as he tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with his car. He also faced other charges, including possession of marijuana, intimidation with a weapon, and criminal mischief. However, some of the charges were later dropped and Connor was eventually released. Dinah Mattingly also has a stepdaughter named Corrie Bird. Corrie was born on August 14, 1977 from Larry’s previous marriage to Janet Condra.
Dinah Mattingly was born on November 16, 1954, in the United States of America. After her high school education in Terre Haute, Indiana, Dinah went to the ‘Indiana State University.’ Despite marrying one of the most famous basketball players of all time, Dinah has always managed to maintain a low profile. She is seldom seen attending public events and basketball games. Unlike other famous personalities, Dinah is not active on social media. She currently lives in her Indiana home along with her husband.