American former baseball picture John Smoltz had played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009. He ended playing career with the Atlanta Braves.
In the year 1996, he won the National League (NL) Cy Young Award. Also, John was one of the most prominent pitchers in playoff history.
Ended 16 Years Of Married Life; Who John Smoltz Current Wife?
John Smoltz has married twice in his life. The Hall of Famer John married his first wife Dyan Struble in the year 1997. Then he is a promise of happily ever after. In the beginning, they were proving their bond strong too. From their married life the couple blessed with four kids, John Andrew Jr, Rachel Elizabeth, Carly Maria & Kelly Christina.
After living together for over 16 years, they ended their married life and officially planned their split in the year 2007. His wife Dyan once said John a great husband and his goodbyes to her together with their four kids. For the divorce reason, he wrote about his divorce in his book saying,
“I found myself in a circumstance I deeply regretted, and one that I honestly never thought I would contribute to the staggering statistics of divorce in professional sports”.
John is a Christian background and being a firm believer himself. After divorce, his popularity seems to create an uncomfortable environment in the Atlantic community that follows his principles. After divorce, he married his current wife Kathryn Darden.
After divorce, he went on a blind date with his current wife Kathryn Darden. Their blind date just took a serious turn when the two took their vows at Smoltz’s house in Alpharetta, Georgia. John exchanged the wedding vows with his wife Kathryn on 16 May 2009. Then they blessed with 2 kids but the kids’ name is missing.
John along with his wife and six children lives in Smoltz’s house; a mansion which the pitcher built in 19.7 acres at 700 Foxhollow Run in the gated Greystone Community. He was still devastated by his divorce with his ex-wife, he pledged to take some time off to get in touch with himself and stay away from any relationships. After his new wife’s entry began a new beginning, making Smoltz believe in love again for which the former pitcher refers to his new wife as a “Miracle from God.”
He is making the best of his efforts for smooth family life for his second marriage. He revealed he spends his time with his family whenever he can during big holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving in one f his interviews. John stated
“Whenever we can all just be together and celebrate the moment of family” Smoltz, now the proud father of six (two of them from Kathryn’s previous marriage), is taking his family life to new goals!
Career & Earnings
John Smoltz started his professional career in the 1991 season with a record of 2-11 and closed out the season on a 12-2 pace. Then on September 21, 2006, he was picked up in an $8 million contract option for the 2007 season by the Braves. He won a Silver Slugger Award for his batting.
For the year 2008, he agreed to contract extension with the Braves which include a $14 million salary and $12 million vesting option for 2009. Then John became the 16th pitcher in the history of the major league to reach 3,000 career strikeouts and the fourth pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters for one team.
Then he signed a one-year contract for a reported base salary of $5.5 million with the red sox. John Smoltz has a net worth of $60 million who earns a salary of over $10 million from his playing career.