Mark Stoops Wife Chantel Stoops: How The 19 Years Old Marriage Ended?

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Mark Stoops’ personal life made headlines when he and his wife, Chantel Stoops, announced their divorce in 2021 after 19 years of marriage.

Reports of infidelity were cited as a reason for their separation.

Despite the challenges in his personal life, Stoops continues to make a significant impact in the world of college football coaching.

Mark Stoops has served as the head football coach at the University of Kentucky since the 2013 season, marking a substantial tenure at the helm of the program.

Mark Stoops With His Wife And Kids
Mark Stoops With His Wife And Kids (Source: Twitter)

His remarkable coaching prowess has led to a historic achievement, as he now holds the distinction of being the all-time winningest head coach in the history of the Kentucky Wildcats football program.

Stoops’ journey in football began as a player at the University of Iowa, where he played from 1986 to 1988.

Following his graduation, he embarked on his coaching career, starting as a graduate assistant with the Iowa Hawkeyes in 1990.

Mark Stoops Wife, Chantel Stoops, Is An Entrepreneur

Chantel Stoops, formerly known as Chantel Saner, is currently 49  years old, having been born in 1975.

She is the daughter of Clifford Saner and was raised with her siblings, including a sister named Yvette and a brother named Cliff Saner Jr.

Her father, Clifford P. Saner, passed away in 2012.

Chantel Stoops is not only the ex-wife of a prominent football coach but also an accomplished philanthropist and business owner.

Chantal Stoops
Chantel Stoops (Source: Twitter)

In 2020, the couple ventured into the bourbon business, co-owning a venture known as “Old Wm. Tarr Bourbon,” showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and interest in the world of spirits.

Beyond their business endeavors, Chantel has significantly contributed to various charitable causes and events.

In 2016, alongside her husband Mark, she played a pivotal role in donating an impressive $254,000 to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, highlighting their deep commitment to giving back to the community.

In recognition of her philanthropic dedication, Chantel currently serves as a board member of the hospital, further solidifying her role in making a positive impact on the lives of others.


In early 2021, Mark Stoops and his wife, Chantel Stoops, decided to file for divorce, which they jointly announced through a statement.

The news of their divorce didn’t surprise many, as there had been ongoing issues in their relationship.

Mark Stoops’ marriage faced challenges when his life became entangled in a scandal in 2016 involving a series of extra-marital affairs and accusations of impregnating a Kentucky football program intern.

In the wake of these revelations, Mark was reportedly compelled to move out of their home as his infidelity became public knowledge.

It’s worth noting that some of Mark’s supporters have defended him, suggesting that Chantel was also involved in infidelity, allegedly having an affair with former Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson.

However, neither Mark nor Chantel has publicly addressed the cheating allegations.

Additionally, the current status of their marriage remains undisclosed, whether they are legally divorced or still in the process of court proceedings.

While the relationship ended some time ago, the specifics of their divorce and the events leading up to it have been closely guarded by both parties, leaving much of their personal lives shrouded in privacy.


Chantel Stoops and her husband, Coach Mark Stoops, expanded their family to four members.

The couple is blessed with two sons, named Will Stoops and Zach Stoops.

Their eldest son, Will, was born in 2005, while their second son, Zach, joined the family a few years prior to their move to Kentucky in 2013.

Mark Stoops With His Kids
Mark Stoops With His Kids (Source: Twitter)

Chantel’s extended family includes her brothers-in-law, Ron Stoops Jr., Mike Stoops, and Bob Stoops.

Mark is the youngest son of former football coach Ron Stoops Sr. and Evelyn Stoops, affectionately known as Dee Dee.

While Ron Stoops Sr. sadly passed away in 1998, Dee Dee Stoops is still alive and in good health.


Who Is Mark Stoops Wife?

Chantel Saner, AKA Chantel Stoops was Mark Stoops wife; however, they are no longer together. They separated in 2021 after 19 years of marriage.

Pranaya Poudel
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