Cheryl Esiason is the wife of Boomer Esiason, a sports broadcaster and a former NFL quarterback. But in her early life, she is known for her private nature. This discretion has left her background of her a bit mysterious.

There’s been a curiosity among those who follow the lives of public figures. Everyone knows Boomer for his many accomplishments in sports and broadcasting, but his wife has kept the details of her early life hush-hush. The result is a delicious touch of mystery to their public image.

Married To Boomer Esiason

On May 24, 1986, Cheryl and Boomer Esiason got married. How they first met remains a true mystery. However, the couple has been a steady presence at numerous high-profile events.

Boomer Esiason is talking through the podium pointing at someone.
Cheryl Esiason’s husband, Boomer Esiason (Source: Pinterest)

Despite their public appearances, Cheryl and Boomer have decided to keep much of married life under wraps. By making this decision to keep things secret, the public has come to have a sense of respect for their boundaries. Their ability to maintain a public life while maintaining a private one symbolizes not only their devotion and love for each other but also an intention to savor moments away from the spotlight.

Details on Net Worth

Cheryl Esiason’s husband, Boomer Esiason, boasts an impressive net worth of $20 million. Most of it was amassed through his successful football career. His earnings during his playing days were considerable, more than $25 million in salary alone.

Most notable was the $16,750,000 contract Boomer signed with the Cincinnati Bengals for six years. That worked out to more than an average annual salary of $2.5 million. After retiring from the field, he went smoothly over to sports broadcasting.

These days Boomer is bringing his knowledge and opinions of the game to a wide audience by hosting the CBS Sports “NFL TODAY” show. His financial accomplishments underscore his prowess on the football field and his successful transition into a prominent role in sports media.

Mother to Two Kids

Gunnar Esiason

Gunnar Esiason has carved his path, graduating from Boston University. He is continuing his educational journey at Dartmouth College. As he pursues further studies, he has also embarked on a personal journey of love.

Gunnar Esiason is holding Kaspar Fitzwilliam Esiason as they are posing for a picture.
Gunnar Esiason with his son, Kaspar Fitzwilliam Esiason (Source: Gunnar Esiason Instagram @esiason17g)

Gunnar has been engaged to Darc Vader since February 2020 adding a delightful chapter to his life story. Darcy, his fiancée, brings a unique perspective as a psychotherapist. Together, they form a dynamic duo, blending their individual experiences and passions.

Sydney Esiason

Sydney Esiason has charted a diverse and dynamic career path. Currently, she channels her entrepreneurial spirit by selling clothes online, showcasing her flair for fashion. Before delving into the world of online retail, she had a stint as an anchor for Sports Illustrated, as mentioned in an article from The Sun.

Sydney Esiason is drinking a juice as she is posing for a picture.
Cheryl Esiason’s daughter, Sydney Esiason (Source: Sydney Esiason Instagram @sydneyemartin)

Sydney’s academic pursuits led her from a New York prep school to Boston College, where she focused on English and communications. During her college years, she showcased her athletic prowess as a member of the lacrosse team. Graduating in 2014, she began her professional journey with a PR internship at Maxim Magazine. This experience paved the way for her entry into broadcasting, where she landed her first role as a tailgate reporter for Jets Nation.

Sydney found love in the world of professional sports, marrying Matt Martin on June 29, 2019. He is a talented Canadian professional ice hockey winger and plays for the New York Islanders in the NHL. Their love story adds a layer of romance to the Esiason family narrative, as they navigate the joys and challenges of married life while embracing the energy of the hockey community.

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Cheryl is a Grandmother

Cheryl Esiason now enjoys the joyous role of being a grandmother. Gunnar Esiason, her son, welcomed a son named Kaspar Fitzwilliam Esiason. Kaspar became part of the family in late 2021, bringing an extra dose of delight and energy.

The Esiason family also expanded through Sydney Esiason, who has two daughters. They are Winnie and Alice. Cheryl, in her role as a grandmother, continues to foster strong family bonds and create lasting memories with her growing number of grandchildren.

About Boomer Esiason

A retired football quarterback, Boomer Esiason made his mark during an impressive 14-season run in the NFL. His most prominent role was with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he became a four-time Pro Bowler and achieved the honor of 1988 NFL Most Valuable Player.

Boomer also contributed beyond the field. He was named Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1995. After the 1997 season, his glorious career ended, leaving behind a legacy of more than 37,000 passing yards and an outstanding total of over 245 touchdown passes.

During his career, the high point for Cheryl’s husband was taking the Bengals to the Super Bowl in 1989. On the grandest stage of the NFL, Boomer displayed his skill and leadership. His influence on the game encompasses more than just statistics; it extends to his role in leadership and dedication both on and off the field.

Co-founded the Boomer Esiason Foundation

Besides being a dedicated family woman, Cheryl Esiason is also an advocate in support of those afflicted by cystic fibrosis. She is co-chairman of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which she founded with her husband. Established in 1993, the foundation is based on a deeply personal experience. Their son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was only two years old.

The mission of the foundation is to fund cystic fibrosis research that will produce advances benefiting people who suffer from this genetic disorder. Besides research, Cheryl and the foundation meet other cystic fibrosis patients’ needs. Scholarship? Hospital fund? Transplant funds or educational support all are available through this organization.

Cheryl and Boomer’s devotion goes beyond participating in the event, with their assistance in spreading awareness to build understanding for those dealing with this condition. Since then, through the foundation, she has continued to touch countless lives (individuals and families) affected by cystic fibrosis.


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