• Jennifer Kristen Barnes was born in London, UK on 26 March 1968 and holds Canadian nationality.
• She is a retired professional American Footballer Ricky Williams’ ex-wife and a two-time World champion rower.
• She won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1987 and competed at the Seoul Summer Olympics in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992.
• She quit rowing after her success to focus on studying and is part of four Halls of Fame.
• Kristin is currently 51 years old with a net worth of around $1 million.
Kristin Barnes Wiki Biography
Jennifer Kristen Barnes was born in London, UK on 26 March 1968, so under the zodiac sign of Aries, and now holds Canadian nationality – she is famous for two things: being retired American Footballer Ricky Williams’ ex-wife, and for being a rower who became a World champion twice.
Early life and education
Kristin has not shared much about her early life with the public as she prefers to keep her personal matters to herself. She fell in love with sports at a very young age and has never stopped training after she tried one for the first time – she joined her high school’s rowing team in 1985 and soon after that became part of the Canadian national team. She is said to have had a great relationship with her parents, but otherwise nothing is known about them.
After she matriculated from a local high school in Canada, Kristin decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a great rower, and didn’t enroll at college right away.
Kristin’s first notable competition was in 1987 when she won the gold medal at the Pan American Games competing in the coxless pairs together with her rowing friend Kathleen Heddle. She went on to compete at the Seoul Summer Olympics in 1988, during which she was paired with Sarah Ann Ogilvie and the two finished in seventh place. She also competed in Barcelona in 1992 where she was fourth in pairs races and eighth in solo races.
Kristin competed at the World Championships in 1991, and won a gold medal in the fours with Sarah Ann Ogilvie, Jennifer Doey, and Jessica Monroe. Kristin is one of few people who hold the double World titles after winning the event again in 1992.
She quit rowing after her big success and decided to focus on studying, enrolling at the University of Victoria at which she was named the athlete of the year three times in a row. After graduation, she continued her education at the University of Bristol, and got her PhD in sports psychology in 1997.
Today, Kristin is part of four Halls of Fame – the British Columbia, Greater Victoria, University of Victoria, and Canadian Olympic.
Personal life and marriage with Ricky Williams
There is not much known about Kristin and Ricky’s story – they haven’t shared details of the first time they’ve met each other, nor how they fell for one another. Since their wedding held on 4 September 2009 to this day, the two have three children together, and it is rumoured that even though Kristin and Ricky are not on best terms, they are both very responsible parents. Ricky also has four more children from his other relationships.
Who is Ricky Williams?
Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams Junior was born in San Diego, California USA on 21 May 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality – he is famous for his former career of a professional footballer.
Ricky grew up in San Diego with his twin sister named Cassandra, his mother Sandy and his father Errick – Errick and Sandy were only 18 and 19 at the moment of the twins’ birth, and it turned out that they were too much for them to handle as they separated in 1983. It was a tough childhood for him as he became an older brother who had to take care of his sister at the age of five – his mother had to send him to counseling due to his aggressive behavior. Although he was not good at school, after doing the IQ test, it turned out Ricky was as smart as someone twice his age – it encouraged him to turn his life around as he became an honor roll student and a part of the All-American team which marked the beginning of his football career.
Because everybody knew about Ricky’s desire for fighting, his coach decided to give him a position which didn’t make it possible for him to easily get into fights with other players – he played as an outside linebacker. Nevertheless, thanks to his great performance, he was named the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Player of the Year in 1994.
Thanks to his athletic success, he received a scholarship from the University of Texas, and played for their Longhorns team for three years, setting nearly 20 NCAA records which haven’t been broken to this day.
Ricky was also interested in baseball, but wasn’t as good as at football – he was part of the Philadelphia Phillies during his high school years, but never played in a better league than Class A. Today, Ricky is mostly known for his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints during 1999 to 2001 – he was then traded to the Miami Dolphins for which he played until 2011, except for 2005 when he tested positive for marijuana, and had to spend the season with the Toronto Argonauts.
Ricky has been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, and avoidance disorder – each of these disorders are hard on their own but once combined, it makes it very hard for a person to function normally. It is said that his mental condition is to blame for his divorce from Kristin. He has tried his best throughout the years to treat his condition with several therapies, and sometimes speaks to the public about his condition to help people understand;. All of this led to his enrollment at the Acupuncture and Massage College at which he studied massage therapy and Japanese Shiatsu – after graduation, he founded his own wellness company Real Wellness with his wife Linnea Miron, and he is now a licensed yoga instructor
Even though he is very popular for several reasons, he has decided to stay secretive about his current life, and is not active on any of the popular social media platforms.
Ricky Williams ex-wife’s age and net worth
Kristin is currently 51 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, but her height and weight are unknown. According to authoritative sources, Kristin’s current net worth is estimated to be close to $1 million.
Social media presence
The two times world champion Kristin Barnes appears to be completely focused on herself and doesn’t seem to have a need to share the details of her current life with the public. She is not active on any popular social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia