As one of the best power forwards in the game, Charles Barkley enjoyed immense success in the NBA. His aggressiveness and knowledge of the game allowed Barkley to excel in all formats. Not the quietest character in the room, Barkley has often stirred controversies both on and off-air. In one of those instances, Barkley accidentally spat at a young girl while attempting to spit at a heckler. A retired player, Barkley now works with Turner Network Television (TNT), as a studio pundit. While much has been written and talked on Barkley’s career, his personal life has been rarely commented on. Since his marriage in 1989, Barkley has made sure that his family never came under the scrutiny of the media. But despite his early efforts, the media has found their way to get to his only daughter, Christiana Barkley.
Christiana Barkley was born in 1989 to Charles Barkley and Maureen Blumhardt. She was born in the same year her parents tied the knot. Little needs to be said about her father, Charles Barkley. On the other hand, her mother, Maureen Blumhardt is a model, actress, and philanthropist and is also an active member of the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
College and setting out:
After graduating from a local high school, Christiana joined Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She graduated in 2016 and continued her education at the Columbia Journalism School in New York and graduated with a degree in Journalism. Following her time at University, Christiana decided to join her mother at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
Akin to her mother, Christiana maintains a private life and doesn’t like sharing too much information on her personal life. While it is known that she does have a boyfriend, there are little to no details about him. Christiana is also active on social media and posts regular pictures of her outings with her parents and boyfriend.
Father: Charles Barkley
Best known for his offensive prowess, Charles Barkley is known by different names Chuck, Sir Charles, and the Round Mound of Rebound. Since making his debut in the 1984/85 season with the Philadelphia 76’ers, Charles has lit-up the NBA. In a career spanning over 16- seasons, Charles was inducted to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, Charles also competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States’ “Dream Team”.
Versatility at its best, Charles was not just known for his offensive prowess but also for his ability to take rebounds. He retired in 2000 as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
After calling time on his career as a player, Charles joined Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson as a studio pundit for the coverage of NBA games on Turner Network Television. Charles also has an immense interest in politics and has written several books on it. In October of 2008, Charles announced his candidacy for the post of Governor of Alabama in 2014. However, he changed his mind in 2010.
Charles Barkley, Maureen Blumhardt
Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Columbia Journalism School