Long ago former Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver Hines Ward was married to Simone ward, the mother of his young son Jaden. That is a close chapter in his life, but I bet we are still interested in knowing what going on with Simone’s life!
Hines Ward is working as an analyst, he got married again to the lovely Lindsey Georgalas and overall he s doing pretty good.
Before that, ward got involved in an ugly DUI arrest, extortion and a paternity test lawsuit, and let’s not forget his divorce from his childhood sweetheart Simone Ward.
Back in October, 2012 a 28-year-old Pittsburgh man identified as Joshua Van Auker was arrested after he triеd tо extort $15,000 bу threatening tо release evidence thаt thе retired wide receiver hаd paid fоr sex with his girlfriend. Van Auker, allegedly mеt with Ward’s personal assistant whо paid thе money bеfоrе district attorney’s detectives arrested Van Auker.
Also in 2012, Melanie Smith from Georgia filed a complaint where she wanted Hines to admit he fathered a child with her, if he refused then she wanted a judge to order a paternity test to establish paternity, not long after that Hines took the paternity test and the results showed Melanie Smith’s daughter Jordyn born in January, 2011 is in fact Ward’s child.
So what about his DUI arrest? There was a video to prove how wasted he was back in July, 2011 when he was arrested for driving under the influence in Dekalb county, Georgia and held on $1,000 bond.
No wonder all of that put a train on his marriage to Simone, they separated in 2011 and by 2012 the divorce was finalized.
37-year-old Simone Rossie Ward originally from Atlanta, Georgia but raised in New Mexico by her mom graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High School and earned a scholarship to the University of Georgia where she graduated with a major in psychology and a minor in African Studies.
Simone has been passionate about sports ever since she was a little girl, at school she played volleyball, track, tennis, and basketball and at home she enjoyed practicing horseback riding and skiing.
Marrying an athlete was no surprise, and even her divorce Simone continue to get involved in sports, this time as a sideline reporter for the Atlanta Hawks, but let me tell you what led her to the Hawks..
Simone worked fоr Turner Sports whеrе ѕhе developed lasting relationships whilе learning thе ropes оf thе television broadcasting industry. In 2008, Simone tооk оvеr thе coveted role оf Entertainment Reporter fоr thе nationally syndicated, 2 Live Stews Radio show, whеrе ѕhе wаѕ knоwn аѕ Lady Simone.
It wаѕ thаt radio show thаt led tо hеr сurrеnt position аѕ Hawks TV Sideline reporter. In addition tо hеr love оf sports, ѕhе сurrеntlу serves оn thе board fоr thе Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Committee, аnd lends hеr support tо efforts thаt raise awareness tо thе HIV/AIDS pandemic аnd women’s issues.
Is Simone Ward single? We are not going to tell on her!