Who is Linda Holliday?
Linda Holliday is the longtime girlfriend of New England Patriots coach and general manager, Bill Belichick. The blonde beauty is loved by Patriots fans and players for showing the world a friendlier and loving side of the formidable coach. It is mostly through her social media accounts that Linda has managed to provide their fans a glimpse into the otherwise private life of the intimidating Patriots coach. Both Linda and Bill have been married before, but they had divorced their respective spouses when they found each other quite accidentally more than a decade ago. She regularly posts photos of them vacationing, enjoying dinners and attending galas or charity events together. While she might have entered the spotlight due to her association with Belichick, Holliday is an incredibly accomplished woman in her own right. Besides holding a bachelor’s degree in radiography, she also ran a clothing store called Blue Indigo Boutique for a few years. Additionally, she stands out among other NFL wives and girlfriends (WAGs) due to her distinguished philanthropic endeavors, which includes leading her partner’s charity, Bill Belichick Foundation.
Career & Fame
After getting a degree in Radiography, Linda Holliday was all set to embark on a medical career in her younger days. But a penchant for pageantry and fashion led her to participate in several beauty contests. Of course, being extremely attractive didn’t hurt her new-found career either. She ended up being crowned as the runner-up, twice, in the Miss Arkansas pageant. However, Linda struggled to establish herself as a fashion model, following her stint as a pageant queen. Her disappointing start in the world of fashion could be the reason why she refrains from revealing much about her earlier life. She has not posted any photos from her modelling days on her social media accounts, nor are there any reports of that time, mentioning her name. She started the Blue Indigo Boutique in 2005, but sadly had to close it down in 2009. The year 2007 turned out to be a life-changing one for Linda. This was largely due to her serendipitous encounter with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at a nightclub in Palm Beach. Belichick, who is arguably considered the greatest coach in NFL history, had recently been divorced from his wife Debby at that time. Linda was dating someone else, but she broke up that relationship after she felt an instant connection with Belichick.
Of course, being the girlfriend of one of the most decorated coaches in NFL history was sure to catapult her to overnight stardom. When she started attending New England Patriots’ games along with Belichick, her positive demeanor endeared her to fans who naturally got curious about the head coach’s beautiful new girlfriend. In the meantime, she also started appearing on TV as the host of ‘Styleboston’. The show, which she herself has described as “New England’s insider lifestyle connection,” made her even more popular among Patriots fans. However, it was her presence on social media that really made her the darling of New England Patriots loyalists. She started sharing regular updates on her life with Belichick on her Instagram feed that is followed by 50k users. Belichick, who has no social media accounts, was often thought to have an intimidating persona that he presents on the field. But thanks to his partner Linda, his fans got to see the family-loving, holidaying and casual side of the future hall of famer.
Linda Holliday may be a supporting partner of Bill Belichick, but there is definitely more to her than just that. She is the CEO of the Bill Belichick Foundation. The charitable institution is dedicated to providing all kinds of support to underprivileged teams, players, coaches and communities in order to prepare them into the athletic leaders of tomorrow. She has worked tirelessly for the organization and recently came up with the plan to expand the foundation on Belichick’s 60th birthday. She urged the guests of his birthday party to make charitable donations to worthy causes rather than giving gifts to the celebrated coach. Her hard work has paid off and the foundation is poised to donate more than $335,000 to underprivileged football and lacrosse players. In addition to that, she is also actively involved in supporting organizations, which are working to raise breast cancer awareness.
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Family & Personal Life
Linda Kay Holliday was born in Jupiter, Florida, USA, on June 5, 1963. In 1986, she earned a BSc. degree in radiography from the Vanderbilt University. Details about her early life are not fully available anywhere. There are, however, speculations that she was married three times. Dennis Hess, Vaughn Corder and Eugene Holliday are rumored to be her former husbands. Linda has never confirmed or denied any rumor about her previous relationships. She is an incredibly proud mother to twin daughters, Ashley and Katie Hess, who were born in 1992. Linda Holliday and Bill Belichick have been in a relationship since 2007, but don’t have any children together. They have not revealed any plans to get married either.