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Is Michelle Cockayne Married? Bio, Age, Children

Is Michelle Cockayne Married? Bio, Age, Children

Michelle Cockayne became famous as the ex-wife of Gary Lineker. Gary is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcast by profession. 

Where is Michelle Cockayne from?

Michelle’s full name is Michelle Denise Cockayne. Michelle Cockayne was on 13th May 1966 in the United Kingdom. She is 57 years old as of 2023. Her sun sign is Taurus. Michelle celebrates her birthday on the 13th of May every year. She is the daughter of Roger Cockayne (father) and Julia Cockayne (mother).

Her brother’s name is Will Share while her sister is Ali Cockayne. She is British by nationality and follows Christianity as a religion. Similarly, she belongs to white ethnic background.

Is Michelle Cockayne still Married to Gary?

No, Michelle and Gary Lineker are not married now. The duo met each other in their teenage days. Michelle was 14 years old and her ex-husband Gary was 18 years old. They tied the knot in 1986 in St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Knighton, in Leicester.

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Caption: Michelle Cockayne with her ex-husband (Photo: MCP)

However, their relationship didn’t last long and Michele filed for a divorce. She submitted divorce papers in court saying her husband’s unreasonable behavior has caused her stress and anxiety. Their divorce was finalized in May 2006. Now they are living their own life.

Who are Michelle Cockayne’s Children?

Yes, Michelle has children. She and her ex-husband Gary welcomed four sons George Lineker, Tobias Lineker (born in February 1996), Harry Lineker (born in 1994), and Angus Lineker (born in 1998).

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Caption: Michelle Cockayne with her children (Photo: Daily Mail)

George is a businessman and is the founder of Flipper and YourBuisessNumber. Harry is a filmmaker and Angus is a Business Development manager at Secure Insure Group.

What is Michelle Cockayne’s Net Worth?

Michelle is a businesswoman by profession. She has an estimated net worth of around $1 million as of 2023. According to the source, an average salary of a businesswoman is around $59,939 a year. Michelle’s ex-husband has an estimated net worth of around $35 million as of 2023.

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Caption: Michelle Cockayne’s ex-husband with his car (Photo: Daily Mail)

He is earning that hefty amount from his career as a sports broadcaster. Likewsie, his annual salary is $3 million. Gary earned £1.35m last year for hosting Match of the Day and coverage of Euro 2020.

Who is Michelle Cockayne’s Husband?

Michelle’s husband Gary is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster by profession. Gary was born on November 30, 1960, in Leicester, United Kingdom. After playing in the youth ranks at Leicester City he went to the senior team as a striker. He was the second-highest goal scorer in the league and debuted in the English national team.

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Caption: Michelle Cockayne’s ex-husband (Photo: NPR)

Gary went to the English club Tottenham Hotspur in 1989. As a player, he helped Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup in 1991. Later in 1992 he left the English Clun and joined the Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight. After his retirement, he started working as a presenter, columnist, and football show host. Gary is currently hosting the iconic BBC football show called Match of the Day.

How tall is Michelle Cockayne?

Michelle stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is 56 kg. She has an alluring pair of brown eyes and beautiful long brown hair.

Career Line of Michelle Cockayne

  • Michelle is a businesswoman by profession.
  • In 1980 she used to do modeling.
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Caption: Michelle Cockayne walking on the beach (Photo: Pinterest)
  • She made an appearance in various fashion magazines and advertisements, and her career was at its peak during the 1990s.
  • Michelle also worked as a TV presenter and she acted in Splitting Heirs movie in 1993.

FAQs of Michelle Cockayne

What happened to Michelle Cockayne’s eldest son?

Michelle’s eldest son George was diagnosed with leukemia when he was young. George got the treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He completed his treatment and survived leukemia in November 1991. Now he is free and is living a healthy life.

Who has custody of Michelle Cockayne’s children?

Michelle and Gary both had custody of their four children while they were young. Their four children spend time with both their father and mother equally. For child support, Gary had to give Michelle £45000.

Is Michelle Cockayne a beauty therapist?

Yes, Michelle is a beauty therapist. At the age of 21, she became a beauty therapist and seems like she is still working as a therapist.

Do Michelle Cockayne and Gary Lineker own a house together?

Yes, Michelle and Gary have a house together. They have a vacation house worth £ 2.2 million which they share even after the divorce.

What has happened to Gary Lineker?

Gary was removed from his post as a host of BBC’s flagship football highlights Match of the Day show. He was removed for his comment which he made criticizing the Conservative government’s immigration plans.