Facts of Cindy Gruden
|Full Name:||Cindy Gruden|
|Birth Place:||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Jon Gruden|
|Education:||University of Tennessee|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 0 inches (1.52m)|
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Cindy Gruden is the beautiful and supportive wife of head football coach turned broadcaster Jon Gruden. The couple has now been married for the last 26 years and their marriage is an example of love and happiness. Cindy has been active in her way and has been pursuing her career efficiently balancing it well with her family life. Keep reading to know more about her!
Cindy Gruden’s early life and birth
Cindy Gruden was born as Cindy Brooks. Her exact date of birth is not known. She was a student when her future husband Jon Gruden was working as an assistant coach. She is possibly a few years younger than Jon. Her birthplace was Knoxville, Tennessee and she was raised in the same place. Information about her parents or siblings if any is not available.
After her high school graduation, Cindy joined the University of Tennessee. She completed her graduation in Classical Piano and Music Education. Cindy also obtained a degree in Educational Administration. She was at this University for 4 years and served as a cheerleader. Cindy was an All-American Collegiate Cheerleader.
She used to enjoy sports and it was here that she met Jon. Jon at that time was working as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee and was struggling to get a foothold in his game career.
Cindy Gruden ’s marriage to Jon
Cindy Gruden and Jon started dating each other soon after their first meeting. Jon had told Cindy at that time that he would not marry her until he can procure a full-time coach job at the University. His wish was soon fulfilled and he took his wife with $ 1800 in his pocket to the local jewelry shop for an engagement ring. Cindy recalled those days thus:
“Bless his heart, he paid $1,800 for that ring — in cash. That was all he had, and he gave it to me.”
The couple tied the knot on 6 July 1991. The couple has led a happily married life with no reports of any marital conflicts or problems.
They had 3 children together; Deuce Gruden (born 19 January 1994), Michael Gruden, and youngest Jayson Gruden. Deuce is a football running back and worked with his Uncle Jay’s Redskins as a coaching intern. He is now with his father’s Oakland Raiders. Talking about his other two sons, Jon had said in 2015:
“My middle son, Michael, who is going to be a freshman at Tennessee this fall and then my youngest son, Jayson, was in the quarterback camp,”
Cindy Gruden’s career
Cindy Gruden as the wife of Jon Gruden has been involved in a lot of charity works. She and Jon are into cancer-related philanthropic works and have also assisted and raised funds for many other social organizations. Cindy had grouped with the wives and girlfriends of players of her husband’s team and used to have a get-together with them.
She used to arrange events and other activities with them. Cindy used to offer her support to them during their hours of need.
She considered all these women as her extended family and also used to cater to their family, health, or well-being issues.
Cindy Gruden also has a career as the head instructor for the National Cheerleader Association and also worked with High School Camps and Colleges. She is into fitness and teaches aerobics. She has been carrying herself well as the wife of an NFL coach and commentator. We wish her and her family the best in their every effort!
Cindy Gruden is not active on social media. However, Jon has an active social media account. He has over 349k followers on Twitter.