Bruce Pearl Wife: Early Life, Career, Kids & Net worth

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Bruce Pearl, an American college basketball coach, is married to Brandy Pearl. Brandy is considered Bruce’s lovely and supportive wife. She is his second wife; Bruce married Kim, his first wife in 1992 and separated in 2007.

Bruce Pear And His Wife
Bruce Pearl And His Wife Brandy Pearl Attending An Event (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Brandy and Bruce married in the year 2009. Bruce Pearl has won four conference championships and three conference tournament championships and proved himself the finest coach.

Likewise, Bruce was also named the Coach Of The Year in 2006. Similarly, he was also awarded Adolph Rupp Cup in 2008.

Lets us learn more about Brandy, age, children, net worth, early life, and many more.

Quick Facts

Full Name Brandy Rena Samuel
Birth Date April 30, 1974
Birth Place Sevierville, TN, U.S.A
Famous Name Brandy Pearl
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Not Available
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Samuel  Dean
Mother’s Name Rena Kay Dean
Siblings Marc Dean
Age 50 Years Old
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Married Yes
Spouse Bruce Pearl
Profession Business Partner
Net Worth $5 Million Combined With Her Husband
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update July, 2024

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Brandy Pearl, was born on April 30, 1974, in Sevierville, Tennessee. Brandy is 50 years old as of 2024.

Likewise, she owns American nationality and belongs to white ethnic background. Bruce Pearl’s wife, Brandy, was born to Rena Kay Dean and Samuel Dean.

While talking about Brandy Pearl’s siblings, Brandy was raised alongside her younger brother Marc.


Brandy was probably married to a certain Miller, before Bruce. This might be the reason why she was once known as Brandy Miller.

However, the reason for Brandy’s separation and divorce from her former husband is not known.

By 2008, Brandy and Bruce had already started dating one another. The following year Bruce and Brandy got engaged.

Bruce declared Brandy as the love of his life and made their engagement public on May 4, 2009.

Married Life Of Bruce And Brandy

It was on August 29, 2009, Bruce and Brandy tied the knot. After getting married, the couple started living in a $2 million home in Knoxville in the Gettysvue neighborhood.

The couple also owns a dog named Stewy.

In 2016, Bruce Pearl took his Twitter to share a photo from their wedding day and beautiful words to his wife. The post said,

“Seven years ago, I promised God to Love and Honor Brandy. She is my best and most trusted friend! Beautiful woman!”.

In an interview after the marriage, Brandy Pearl said,” God put him in my life because we just complement each other very well, we understand each other, and we make it work, we’re a good team. I get excited, and I get nervous, but I keep myself composed.”

Likewise, Mrs. Pearl is also seen sharing the couple’s happy moments on the social media platform. One of her social media platforms also quotes “Wife ❤to Bruce”.

Bruce has also quoted “To my beautiful wife Brandy” in one of his social media accounts.

It looks like both the husband and wife share immense love and respect towards each other. The saying happily ever after seems to fit right for this lovely couple.

Net Worth

There is no information on Brandy Pearl’s income. However, Brandy shares a remarkable net worth of $5 million with her husband, Bruce Pearl.

The couple sold their Knoxville home for $882,000 which they purchased for $1.1 million back in 2014.

Apart from this, Brandy and Bruce also share part ownership in an Auburn boarding and grooming business. 

It is said that Brandy has a particular affinity for dogs and wanted to get involved in the business.

Talking in an interview about the same, Bruce once made a joke saying Brandy loved dogs over people, and he was not sure if she would choose him over their dog Stewy.

The business was started to provide a grooming and boarding facility that would stand out from ordinary pet care.

Brandy Pearl | Kids

There is no information on Brandy and Bruce’s children. It looks like the couple does not share children. However, Brandy is the stepmom to Bruce’s four children, two daughters, and two sons from Bruce’s former wife, Kim.

The duo is currently involved in the dog grooming and boarding business in Auburn.

They are one of the major contributors to the Grove Park Inn which is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Bruce Pearl’s Wife | Kim (Former Wife)

Bruce Pearl filed for divorce from his former wife Kim, two days before the couple’s 25th anniversary.

Back then, Bruce stated the reasons for divorce as irreconcilable differences. Kim took her middle name Shrigley after their divorce and went after the name Kim Shrigley.

Not to mention, it clearly looks like Kim had a horrible experience after getting separated from Bruce Pearl.

In an interview that happened before the opening of her salon, Kim said, “one feels so rotten after the divorce”.

Kim Shrigley Profession

Kim Shrigley was a former nurse. She was on highlights after opening a nail and hair salon named Alimony’s Hair and Nail Salon, soon after a year of their divorce. The salon was opened with the alimony money that Kim got from her divorce setting.

Kim then said that she wanted to explore her versatility and support her children’s care. Likewise, she also admitted that the name of the salon was somewhat aggressive.

In addition to that, she said that nails and hair could be stuff that could help one feel better. Kim explained that was the story behind her salon’s name.

She further said, “alimony is a fact of life if you’re not married and divorced.” However, the Salon was closed after five years, probably after the kids grew up.

Bruce And Kim’s Children

Bruce and Kim shared four children, two daughters, and two sons. The two daughters are Jacqui and Leah and the two sons, Steven and Michael born in 1985,1993, and 1987 respectively.

Steven, the second child, works as an assistant coach to his father at Auburn. Younger Steven Pearl played college basketball for the Tennessee Vols, at least 17 games in all four seasons with the school. His father was his coach during his Tennessee tenure. Likewise, Steven also played in 34 games as a senior.

Leah, the third child, is a dance instructor at Mercy HealthPlex. Likewise, Jacqui Pearl, the first daughter, holds the position of Executive director at the Koinonia Foundation.

In contrast, Michael Pearl is completing his studies at Auburn University.

Leah married Stephon Ball in the year 2018 and goes by the name Leah Ball. Leah also gave birth to a baby girl named Chaya Grace Ball in the year 2019.

About Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl, the magnificent top coach for the Auburn Tigers at Auburn University in Alabama, was born on March 18, 1960. His full name is Bruce Allan Pearl.

Bruce Pearl With Wife Brandy Pearl
Bruce Pearl With his Wife Brandy Pearl (Source:

The Boston, Massachusetts native, Bruce received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston College in 1982.

Bruce Peral’s Career, Controversy

The coach began his coaching career as an assistant at Stanford and subsequently at the University of Iowa.

Back in 2010, Bruce fell into a deep controversy. The picture of Aaron Craft entering Bruce’s house on an unofficial day back in 2008 came to the surface. Which became a crucial part of the NCAA’s investigation of the men’s basketball program. 

Their meeting violated the NCAA rules that juniors couldn’t enter college coaches’ houses during vacations. 

Bruce Pearl Coached Auburn Tigers

Bruce Pearl was named the head coach of the Auburn Tigers men’s basketball program in 2014. He also worked as head trainer in Tennessee, Milwaukee, and Southern Indiana, previously.

The famous head coach’s career accomplishments and honors include the 2019 NCAA RegionalFinal Four, 1995 NCAA Division II, 2 Horizon League Tournament.

Likewise, he also won 2 Horizon League regular seasons, 4x GLVC regular seasons, 2 SEC regular seasons, and the 2019 SEC Tournament.

Not to mention, he currently features a contract that extends till the 2023-24 season, whose base salary is $3.8 million.

Additionally, his contract was extended back in 2019 and his annual salary was said to increase by $125,000 annually. 

Bruce’s Clothing

Apart from these, Bruce is also widely known for his garish outfits. He has been featuring numerous outfits.

But the blinding orange suit that he wore during the contests against division rival Kentucky and in-state rival Vanderbilt caught much attention. 

Ridiculous Coach Outfit

Bruce Pearl was on the list of the 10 most ridiculous Coach’s Outfits in College Hoops History as reported by The Bleacher Report.

Bruce Pearl In Orange Court
Bruce Pearl In Orange Court (Bleacher Report)

They stated him as “an orange sorbet popsicle screaming up and down the sidelines”. In his Old court with an orange tie.

Height, Eye, And Hair Color

There is no information on Bruce Pearl’s wife’s height. However, there is some information claiming Bruce Pearl’s height to be 5’11” (1.80 m). 

There is also no information on Brandy’s hair and eye color. Based on the pictures shared on the internet, we can assume her hair and eye both being brown.

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Social Media Presence

We could not find any information on Brandy Pearl’s Facebook account. But, yes, she is active on her Instagram (Private) and Twitter accounts.

Likewise, you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter through the links below:

Common Questions (FAQ)

What happened between Bruce Pearl and Erin Andrews? 

Actually, the story dates back to February 2008, while Erin was covering the news for Pearl’s team.

During the lunch break of the match, she had also interviewed Pearl, and post-interview he had hugged Erin. Indeed, the public stated it to be unprofessional and an assault. 

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