Meet Michael Lockwood
Michael Lockwood famous wife is accomplished former WNBA player, Olympic gold medalist, author, TV host, Brand Ambassador and Motivation Speaker, Lisa Leslie.
The four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA MVP is also known as the Co-Host of We Need To Talk on CBS Sports. Throughout her entire professional basketball career, Lisa Leslie only played for the Los Angeles Sparks.
In 2001, Lisa Leslie was the first WNBA player to win the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season. In 2002, she was the WNBA all-time leading scorer and was named MVP of the WNBA Championship. Leslie was a member of the gold-winning U.S. Olympic teams in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. She retired from the WBNA in 2009.
Adding to her long list of accomplishment, she threw on author with her 2009 autobiography, Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You.
Since her retirement, Leslie has worked as a sports commentator and analyst for such channels as ABC, NBC and Fox Sports Net among others.
Leslie was introduced to Michael Lockwood by a stranger she had met at the airport. She had met this “friend” after she ended a vacation in Mobile, Alabama. The guy was persistent telling her they would hit it off. She gave him her number and after ignoring three phone calls from Michael Lockwood, she gave up after listening to his final message: “I’ve called you three times. C’mon, you can at least call a brother back!”
To make the story short, she did retuned the call, they talked for about eight-hours and they did hit it off. Michael and Leslie spoke on the phone for about a month before they met in person.
50-year-old Michael Lockwood is a former pilot for UPS. He is also a former Air Force basketball player.
The pilot and the WNBA player became inseparable. They tied the knot November 5, 2005 in Maui, with 85 of their closest family and friends and remained there for ten days to enjoy their activity-filled honeymoon of biking, hiking, visiting waterfalls and volcanoes and more.
Michael Lockwood and Leslie are the parents of two children, son Michael Joseph and daughter Lauren Jolie. Leslie gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter, Lauren Jolie on June 15, 2007. Their son, Michael was born April 6, 2010.
Lockwood is also the father of two children from previous relationship. He is the father of daughters, Gabrielle and Mikaela.
When talking about her hubby, Lisa said once “Michael’s love for me has taught me the difference between having a man in your life versus a boy, and I couldn’t be happier for that lesson and his love.”