Rachel Bradshaw is the daughter of Pittsburgh Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw. Even though she has a very illustrious father, she has gone on to become an award-winning singer, songwriter, and reality star. She established her roots in the Nashville country music community and went on to achieve massive success as a country musician. Let’s find out more about her.
Rachel Bradshaw: All You Need to Know
Where was Rachel Bradshaw born?
Rachel Bradshaw was born in Dallas, Texas but moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her dream of becoming a country singer. Inheriting her father’s passion for music, Rachel rose to fame in 2019 after being invited to sing the National Anthem during the National Football League (NFL) season opener.
Does Rachel Bradshaw have scoliosis?
Yes, Rachel Bradshaw struggled with scoliosis (excessive curvature of the spine) for a long part of her life. After struggling with it for years, she finally underwent surgery in 2015 and the doctors inserted two titanium rods along with 32 screws to straighten her spine.
Who is Rachel Bradshaw’s famous father Terry Bradshaw?
Terry Bradshaw was born on September 2, 1948, and since childhood, his goal was to play professional football, so from the beginning, he used his great skills to excel in javelin throwing and develop a better technique to throw the ball.
He played college football at Louisiana Tech, where some experts even qualified him as the best college prospect to reach the NFL. In the 1970 Draft, he was the first overall selection.
But he did not have an easy start in the city of steel: the media criticized him for his poor decisions and relentless interceptions. It took him some time to adjust to the rhythm of the NFL game, but in the end, he did it in a big way.
Bradshaw took advantage of the fact that he had a great running attack and one of the best defenses in history to guide the Steelers to eight AFC Central titles and four Super Bowls in the 70s.
Despite throwing 20 interceptions, the 1978 season was the best of his career as he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. He completed 207 passes of 368 attempts for 2,915 yards and led the NFL with 28 touchdowns.
However, due to elbow problems, Bradshaw retired from the NFL in 1984 after 14 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steeler. In addition to finishing his career 4-0 in Super Bowls, the quarterback completed 49 of 84 passes for 932 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Steelers have not officially retired Bradshaw’s No. 12, and so far no other player has worn it in honor of the legendary quarterback, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Mel Blount, another prominent member of the Steel Curtain Steelers team of the 70s.
Terry Bradshaw turned his daughter Rachel Bradshaw into an independent and self-confident woman who has faced major setbacks very early in life, but has risen from them like a phoenix. His experiences and those of the rest of his family have been featured in a comic docuseries ‘The Bradshaw Bunch’.
Who is Rachel Bradshaw’s mother?
Rachel Bradshaw’s mother’s name is Charlotte Hopkins. She was married to Terry Bradshaw for 13 years and divorced him in 1999. While their marriage might have been tumultuous, they didn’t let that bleed into their role as parents and raised Rachel and Erin Bradshaw with a lot of love.
Where does Rachel Bradshaw live today?
Rachel Bradshaw currently lives in a close-knit family with her father, stepmother Tameria Bradshaw, and her two sisters. She maintains a friendly relationship with her mother and often posts photos of them together.
She is also very close to her stepsister, Lacey. The Bradshaw family is without a doubt famous and entertaining. They all have distinct personalities and their own idiosyncrasies. All of that has worked beautifully for the reality show “The Bradshaw Bunch”.
Who was Rachel Bradshaw married to?
Rachel Bradshaw started dating James Robert Douglas Bironas in 2012. After dating for almost two years, the couple married on June 28, 2014. While not as legendary as her father, James Robert Douglas Bironas also played in the NFL as a place kicker who held the record for eight field goals in a single game. She seemed to be the happiest with him and shared her billions of memories on her social media accounts.
How did Rachel Bradshaw’s husband die?
As Rachel Bradshaw and James Robert Douglas were enjoying a happily married life, disaster struck during the same year and Douglas passed away. The cause of his sudden death was found to be blunt force trauma in a car accident. To this day, Rachel commemorates her late husband by proudly wearing a ‘warrior’ tattoo on her wrist.
Who is Rachel Bradshaw dating now?
Rachel Bradshaw grieved for five years and finally moved on with Dustin Hughes. She officially announced the news about her new boyfriend on Instagram on February 10, 2019, with a cute photo of them standing glued to each other. During the Bradshaw family’s appearance on Family Feud, she announced that she had been dating her new boyfriend for three months. Dustin Hughes was in the audience and seemed to already be accepted by the family. However, there have been no mentions of Dustin Hughes in the latest social media posts of Rachel Bradshaw so we don’t know if they are still dating or not.