Melissa Blakesley : Larry Fitzgerald Girlfriend, Affair, Son & Net Worth

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Melissa Blakesley, best known as the girlfriend of Larry Fitzgerald, is a celebrity and social media influencer who tags herself as a world traveler and style aficionado. True to that, her Instagram is filled with gorgeous pictures of her wearing elegant clothes and destinations.

Larry is a professional football player and wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League(NFL), for those who don’t know.

He started his professional football career in 2004 and hinted at his retirement from the NFL on February 16, 2022, while not formally declaring it.

Larry Fitzgerald and Melissa Blakesley (Source: BlackSportsOnline)

Melissa and Larry caught the media’s attention after their relationship got out in 2010. But it seems the couple has fizzled out of their love zone. So what happened?

Everything will be unveiled as we proceed into the article. Please stick with us to find out more. Let’s first begin with the quick facts

Melissa Blakesley – Quick Facts

Full Name Melissa Blakesley
Birth Date May 20, 1979
Birth Place Illinois, US
Known as Melissa Blakesley
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education East Tennessee State University
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name James Blakesley
Mother’s Name Jean Blakesley
Siblings Three
Age 44 Years Old
Height 5 feet 8 inches (176.7 cm)
Weight Updating Soon
Shoe Size N/A
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Grey
Body Measurement Updating Soon
Build Slim
Profession Celebrity, Social Media Personality
Famous As Ex-girlfriend of Larry Fitzgerald
Marital Status Single
Boyfriend Larry Fitzgerald (former)
Children One (Son: Apollo Fitzgerald)
Net Worth Unknown
Salary Unknown
Social Media Instagram
Last Update February, 2024

Who is Larry Fitzgerald Girlfriend?-Family and Education

Famously known as the girlfriend of the NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, Melissa Blakesley was born in Illinois, the United States of America.

She is the daughter of James Blakesley and her mother, Jean Blakesley. Anything other than their names is not disclosed for the public interest.

Melissa Blakesley with her mom and grandmother (Source: Instagram)

Aside from her parents, Melissa has three siblings: a brother named James and two sisters named Anna and Cherin Blakesley

Likewise, Blakesley is American by nationality, while her ethnicity is white. Sadly, there is no information on her academic and other degrees.

Larry Fitzgerald Girlfriend Melissa Blakesley- Relationship Status

Larry is one of those players who is always in the spotlight for his love escapades.

Hence, fans’ interest is always piqued when it comes to him, and many want to know if he has settled down with any of his love endeavors.

Larry was known for his love affairs with some beautiful women from his young days.

When he was just 22, Fitzgerald got involved with 35-year-old Angela Nazario. Despite the age differences, the two were romantically involved sometime in 2006. 

Melissa Blakesley with her boyfriend, Larry Fitzgerald (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, Larry even had his first child, Devine Fitzgerald, from their relationship. Sadly, their relationship turned sour, and Angela even accused the young star of battering her.

Not to mention, Larry was then restrained from seeing her after multiple court hearings. Many would have learned their lesson and never got in any relationship but not Larry.

Still young and famous, the football star got with Melissa Blakesley, with whom he is openly in a relationship.

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Are Larry and Melissa married?- Son and Rumors

Gorgeous Melissa and Larry started dating in the early 2010s and have been in a relationship since then.

However, the couple was open about their relationship and was spotted at many public events together.

Following their relationship, on April 23, 2013, Melissa gave birth to their son, Apollo Fitzgerald.

Melissa Blakesley with her son Apollo (Source: Instagram)

But don’t be mistaken; the two did not tie the knot or even get engaged, for that matter.

Aside from Apollo, the beautiful Blakesley also has another son named Darion Dylan Blakesley from her previous relationship.

However, to this date, she has not disclosed her former lover or husband for all we know. Even after having a baby together, it seems the couple is not exactly what we can call one.

Melissa Blakesley with her family (Source: Instagram)

 Melissa has called out her boyfriend for lying and claiming how she has been holding him down on many occasions.

Moreover, Blakesley has not posted anything with him on her official Instagram since 2018. So it seems the rumors about them not being together are right.

But since they have a history of having a rocky relationship, they might end up getting back together yet again; who knows?

Professional Career and Life- What does Melissa Blakesley do?

Like her other personal information, Melissa has stayed reluctant to state her business or profession to the world.

It is unknown what this woman does for a living or how she manages to earn for her lavish expenses and travels.

On the other hand, her former boyfriend, Larry, is a hard-working man in the field. The professional American football player is a well-known wide receiver in the National Football League(NFL).

Larry Fitzgerald Career | Melissa’s ex-boyfriend

 Larry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 31, 1983, to his father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a sportswriter for Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.

About his mother, Carol, the star player, lost her back in 2003. 

Aside from his father, Larry grew up with his younger brother, Marcus, a professional footballer and wide receiver for Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

Outstanding in the field since his younger days, Larry was considered one of the best wide receivers at the University of Pittsburgh.

Not to mention, Fitzgerald has won several awards, including the Walter Camp Award for best player of the year in the NCAA and second the Chic Harley Award in 2003. 

The Arizona Cardinals picked Larry third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. Since the coach Dennis Green knew him from his days as a Vikings ball boy, the decision came easy for him.

Larry Fitzgerald, (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Moreover, Larry has stayed loyal to his team and spent more than a decade with them.

Since his professional career, Larry has been selected for the Pro Bowl eleven times. Also, Fitzgerald is the second player in the NFL career in receiving yards, second in career receptions, and sixth in touchdowns.

Aside from that, Fitzgerald became a minority owner of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association in 2020. 

On January 15, 2020, Fitzgerald re-signed with the Cardinals on a one-year deal worth $11 million.

Fitzgerald was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on November 26, 2020, after testing positive for the virus, and activated on December 8.  The same year, he played in 13 games.

Fitzgerald announced his retirement from the NFL on February 16, 2022, despite the fact that he had not formally announced his retirement.

Net Worth and Income- How much does Melissa Blakesley make in a year?

Though she has described herself as a world traveler and style enthusiast, it is unknown where Melissa gets her travel checks.

This social media personality has kept her profession and income in the dark from the media.

At the same time, her former boyfriend and baby’s father, Larry, has quite a successful football career.

Larry has amassed a net worth of $50-$100 million for the renowned football game field and love. He is, without a doubt, one of the highest-paid players on the team.

Aside from his net worth, it is reported that Larry earns a salary of $11 million. Now, that is a lot of money to spend.

However, Larry rarely posts anything where he flaunts expensive accessories or cars. His Instagram is filled with anything but those.

Maybe Larry does not like flaunting wealth in public. But, talking about it, most of it comes from his contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with whom he has played for over a decade now.

In 2004, Larry signed a six-year contract worth $60,000,000 and renewed the agreement in 2008 for another four years. Only this time, he signed for only $45,000,000. 

Then in 2011, Larry signed another contract, this time for seven years, and earned $113,000,000 and again entered two years deal in 2015 worth $22,000,000.

Since Fitzgerald has proven his worth in the team, Arizona extended his contract in 2016 for $11,000,000.

How old is Melissa Blakesley?- Age and Height

A born native of Illinois, Melissa Blakesley is one gorgeous lady to grace the social media platform at the moment.

The American celebrity was born in 1979, making her 44 years old. Not to mention, her birthday falls on May 20

And Melissa’s zodiac sign happens to be Gemini, which means she is likely outgoing, free-spirited, and intelligent.

Stunning Melissa Blakesley flaunting her beauty (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, from her public appearances with her former boyfriend, we have noticed how fashion-conscious she is.

Blakesley is styled to boots, makeup correctly set, and attitude on-point most of the time.

Aside from that, she has long dark brown hair and grey-colored eyes. Sadly, the media does not mention anything regarding her height and weight.

Hence, we have no idea how tall she is in real life. But in front of her, Larry, and Melissa, seem small.

Social Media Presence

She is active on Instagram, and we haven’t spotted her on other social media apps yet.

Instagram–  40.8k Followers

Some FAQs

Is Melissa Blakesley Married?

Blakesley is not married yet but has two children from her previous relationship. She is mainly known as the ex-girlfriend of Larry Fitzgerald, the NFL wide receiver.

Who is Melissa Blakesley?

Melissa Blakesley is the former girlfriend of Larry Fitzgerald, an American football player and a free agent in the National Football League who played for the Arizona Cardinals (2004-2020). Melissa is the mother of Larry Fitzgerald’s son Apollo.

Where is Larry Fitzgerald from?

Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the son of Larry Fitzgerald Sr and an NFL wide receiver. 

What happened to Larry Fitzgerald?

Larry Fitzgerald opted not to play the 2021 season, the first step towards retirement after a stellar NFL career. Fitzgerald won’t retire from the league yet but admitted he’s not coming back to play football.

Did Larry Fitzgerald retire because of Kyler Murray?

No, Larry Fitzgerald did not choose to retire because of Kyler Murray. He tweeted that he had never had problems with his teammate Murray in 30 years.

What teams does Larry Fitzgerald own?

Larry Fitzgerald is among the “Suns” co-owners supporting Sarver. Forbes values the Phoenix Suns club at $1.8 billion.

Kriti is a senior content writer and editor for biography, news, and gossips. She has previously worked for TVShowStars under the alias "Kira." Besides being an avid reader and anime fan, she loves perusing through YouTube/Spotify and discovering Indie bands.

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