Tonya Harding: Wiki, Bio, Age, Skating, Husband, Net Worth

Tonya Harding: Wiki, Bio, Age, Skating, Husband, Controversy, Ban, Boxing, Net Worth, Birthday, Birthplace, Parents, Divorce, Children, Dance, Case: Tonya Harding is a former American figure Skater, a retired boxer, and Television Personality who was the first American women and the second woman in history to successfully land a triple Axel in competition. In 1994 she was involved in a conspiracy when her husband orchestrated an attack on her fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan. After that Tonya was banned by the Figure Skating association for life. Recently, several new facts about that incident have come up, and Tony’s name has appeared in the headlines. Keep reading this article to know more about her life and other personal details.

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Tonya Harding was born on 12th November in the year 1970. She is currently 62 years old and will turn 63 this November 2023. She was born and brought up in Portland, Oregon in the United States. Born on 12th November, her Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Tonya Harding Parents, Siblings, Abuse, Rape

Tonya was born to American parents. Her mother was LaVona Golden and her father was Albert Harding. While she was a child, her father had many different kinds of low-paying jobs and couldn’t work much because of his poor health, while her mother abused her physically and psychologically. She wanted to support her father and her family from a very young age so she started training Ice-skating from a very young age with coach Diane Rawlinson. She also hunted, drag-raced, and learned auto mechanics to help her father.

Her mother, LaVona worked hard as a waitress and hand-sewed Tonya’s Skating costumes. Harding’s parents divorced when she was 16 years old. Later on, she claimed that she was a victim of Rape and molestation by her half-brother Chris Davidson as a child. In fact, on one such occasion, Harding called the Police on Chris and he had to spend some time in jail. Her parents denied her concerns when she complained about him. Later on, Davidson died in a hit-and-run case.

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding Education, Figure Skating

Tonya Harding started Ice-skating at 3 years of age. She dropped from her high school, David Douglas High school, and focused on her career in sports. She earned a General Educational Development certificate. Tonya was placed in the sixth position in the 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, fifth in 1987 and 1988, and worked her way up to third place. After the 1989 National Championship, she started training under coach Dody Teachman. Tonya won the 1989 Skate America Competition and appeared to be a strong contender in the 1990 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

She lost some time due to flu and asthma. However, she had her breakthrough as the first American woman to successfully land a triple Axel in competition at the 1991 U.S. Championships. Tonya also won the 1991 U.S. Ladies’ Singles title and won eight 5.9s, one 6.0 for technical merit and six 5.9s, one 5.8, and two 5.7 s for composition and style. But after 1991, she didn’t ever again complete the triple Axel in competition and had mediocre performances after that even though she was still training under Teachman. She was placed 6th in the 1992 World Championships. Tonya won the 1994 U.S. Championships but was stripped of her title following her involvement with the Nancy Kerrigan case. She was banned by the USFSA, but she later competed in the ESPN Pro Skating Championship and earned second place in 1999.

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Tonya Harding Husband, Children

Harding was first married to Jeff Gillooly on 18th March 1990. Jeff was her boyfriend since she was 15. They also lived for a couple of years before getting married. Tonya was grateful to him for providing food and shelter and also paying for her Skating Classes. However, they divorced on 28th August 1993.

After that Tonya married Michael Smith in 1995 but soon got divorced in 1996. In 2000, she was dating Darren Silver whom she attacked him in an incident, punching him and throwing a hubcap at his head. She was arrested after trial and served 3 days in jail, 10 days of community service, and a suspended jail sentence of 167 days. In 2010, she married Joseph Price and had her son, Gordon with him. She is currently still married to him.

Tonya Harding Kerrigan Case, Accusations, Trial, Ban

Tonya was involved in a case with Nancy Kerrigan. Kerrigan was attacked before the 1993 National Championships and Winter Championships. Her knees were targeted to injure her in order to keep her away from these tournaments. Later on, over the elongated investigation, it was found that Tonya’s husband, Jeff Gillooly orchestrated an attack on Kerrigan by hired goons. Much later it was also proved that Tonya knew about the attack but didn’t inform about the plan. Hence, based on a breach of sports ethics and keeping of Criminal information she was barred from participating in any USFSA games. While the controversy was in the air, Tonya and Kerrigan both played in the 1994 Winter Olympics where Kerrigan won the silver medal and Tonya finished Eighth.

Tonya Harding and Kerrigan

Tonya Harding Sex tape, Film, Boxing

After her Skating career was doomed she did a number of jobs mostly using her celebrity status. Some of her nude clips were published in popular magazines which were probably sold by Gillooly with her consent. In fact, a sex tape of Gillooly and Harding was marketed by Penthouse. Hardy appeared as the lead character in an Action film, “Breakaway”. She also started boxing and fought against Paula Jones on the Fox Network Celebrity Boxing event winning the fight. Harding lost a match against Samantha Browning. She also fought matches against other celebrities and won most of them. She was receiving death threats during this time and also had a lack of money, eventually, her boxing career came to an end due to her Asthma.

Tonya Harding Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

Tonya Harding was 5 feet 1 inch tall which is equivalent to 1.55 meters or 155 centimeters. She weighs 62 Kg or 137 lbs. Born and brought up in the United States, she has American Nationality. She had green eyes and light brown hair and looked like a doll in her youth. Her net worth is 150 thousand dollars.

Here is a full bio of Tonya Harding, her age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, boyfriend, husband, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Tonya Harding Information Table

Name Tonya Maxene Price
Nickname Bad Girl or Tonya Harding
Gender Female
Profession figure Skater, Boxer, Television Personality
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 155cm

meters – 1.55m

feet inches – 5ft 1in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 62kg

in pounds – 137lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Green
Hair Colour Light Brown
Date of Birth 12th November 1970
Age (as of 2022) 52 years
Birth Place Portland, Oregon, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Hometown Portland, Oregon
School David Douglas High school
College/University Not Available
Educational Qualification General Educational Development certificate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Caste Not Available
Address United States
Hobbies/Interests Skating, dancing, cooking, boxing
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Albert Harding

Mother: LaVona Golden

Siblings  N/A
Husband/Wife/Spouse Jeff Gillooly(divorced)

Michael Smith(divorced)

Joseph Price

Children Gordon
Net Worth $1.5 million

Social Media Accounts of the Boxer

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Lesser Known Facts About The Ice-Skater

  • She appeared on season 26 of “Dancing with the Stars” and reached the finals and finished in third place.
  • She participated in a fifth celebrity edition of “Worst Cooks in America” and ultimately won the season.
  • In 2009, she set a new record for a vintage gas coupe with a speed of 97.177 mph while driving a 1931 Ford Model A.
  • She had an authorized biography of her published in 2008 called “The Tonya Tapes”.
  • She once revived an 81-year-old woman with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • She appeared on Ellen DeGeneres Show.

FAQs on Harding

1)Did she orchestrate the attack on Kerrigan?
No, but she had information about the attack.

2) Did she win season 5 of “Worst Cooks in America”?
Yes, she won the season.

3)Who is she currently married to?
She is currently married to Joseph Price.

4)Does she have a son?
Yes, she has a son.

5) Does she still have contact with her ex-husband Gillooly?
Maybe she still has contact with him. Even though she actually revealed how shocked she was to see that Gillooly orchestrated the attack on Kerrigan.

 

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