Is Brian Shaw Christian, Muslim Or Jewish? Religion And Ethnicity

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Is Brian Shaw Christian, Jewish or Muslim? Brian doesn’t speak much about his religion in public, so very few know which faith he belongs to.

Brian Shaw, also known as Gigantor, is an American professional strongman popularly regarded as one of the all-time greatest strength athletes.

He was born to Jay and Bonnie Shaw on February 26, 1982, in a city named Fort Lupton in Colorado.

Brian Shaw Raising The Flag Of The United States Of America
Brian Shaw Raising The Flag Of The United States Of America (Source: Instagram)

Brian won the World’s Strongest Man Championship in the years 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016.

He was the first man to win the World’s Strongest Man and Arnold Strongman Classic contests in the same calendar year. He replicated the feat in 2015. 

In the year 2021, Brian stood in the 2nd position behind the Scottish Strongman Tom Stoltman in World’s Strongest Man Competition. Following this, in 2022, he secured the 4th position.

With 26 global competition wins, he is regarded as the fourth most adorned strongman in history behind Zydrunas Savickas from Luthiana, Mariusz Pudzianowski from Poland, and Hafþor Julius Bjornsson from Iceland.

Is Brian Shaw Christian, Muslim Or Jewish?

Brian’s fans are constantly curious about what religion their favorite strongman follows.

Though there is confusion about whether he is a Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, it is a popular belief that he is a Christian.

Indeed, Brian follows the Christian faith.

Though he doesn’t talk about religion, we see him celebrating Christian holidays like Christmas with his family. He is on the same religious path as his parents.

Brian Shaw Celebrating Christmas With Family
Brian Shaw Celebrating Christmas With Family (Source: Instagram)

In 2022, Brian posted a photo of him celebrating Christmas with a gorgeously decorated Christmas tree and matching clothes with his wife, Kerry, and his two sons, Braxton and Kellen.

The caption read: “MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE! 🎅🏻🎄 Sending love, joy, and blessings from our family to yours!”

This verifies that he is a Christian despite him never outspokenly stating so.

Family And Ethnicity

Brian Shaw was born to Bonnie and Jay Shaw. They both fall are both white Americans and are Christian.

His parents were both taller than usual, with his father towering at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and his mother standing at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m).

It has been stated that he also had uncles with extraordinary stature. In addition, Brian also has a sister named Juli Shaw.

Brian Shaw With His Wife And Two Sons
Brian Shaw With His Wife And Two Sons (Source: Instagram)

Shaw began dating a fellow American strongman Mike Jenkins’ widow, Keri, after his death in 2013.

They first met at a party in early 2014, and as far as the first meeting goes, they hit it off immediately.

Keri Shaw and Brian Shaw got engaged on December 21, 2014, and exchanged their wedding vows on July 4, 2015, at the Estes Park Resort in Colorado, the United States. They have now been married for eight years, and their romance is still alive.

They are residents of Brighton, Colorado. The couple has two sons- Braxton Shaw and Kellen James Shaw.

Braxton is their first child, and he was born on June 15, 2016. To convey his joy, Brian shared a photo of their baby son on Instagram the day after he was born. He penned:

“My wife and I welcomed our son Braxton to the world yesterday!! He is everything I could have ever asked for and I couldn’t be more proud of him or my wife as she handled it all like a champ! Thank you all for your well wishes as it means so much to me and my family!”

Following this, they welcomed their second child, Kellen, on May 3, 2018. They all live together in Brighton, Colorado.

Koustuva Acharya
Koustuva Acharya
Koustuva Acharya is a freelance writer who writes news about celebrities. She is a research enthusiast with a keen eye for information and a knack for storytelling.

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