Sterling Shepard Career: Marriage & Divorce

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Twenty-nine years old, Sterling Clay Shepard is an American wide receiver born on February 10, 1993. He used to play college football in Oklahoma. Later, The Giants drafted Sterling Shepard in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Shepard not only played football, but he was fond of basketball. Sterling played basketball as well during his high school year.     

Sterling Shepard
Sterling Shepard (Source: Google)

Shepard’s football journey started in his high school at Heritage Hall(Oklahoma City). Likewise, Sterling Clay Shepard plays for the New York Giants of the National Football League. 

To know more about Sterling’s life, stick with us till the end of the article. Let’s take a glance at the Quick Facts about this football wide receiver. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Sterling Clay Shepard 
Profession Football wide receiver
Age 29 years
Birthdate February 10, 1993
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg
Nationality American
School Heritage Hall(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
College (2012–2015) Oklahoma
Father Name Derrick Lathell Shepard
Mother Name Cheri Shepard
Siblings Shelby Shepard, Ashleigh Shepard
Marital Status Married
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown 
Hair Color Black
Birthplace Oklahoma City, United States
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Wife Name  Chanel Iman
Last Update July 2022

Early life

Sterling Shepard has football in his genie as his father; Derrick Lathell was a football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys.

Unfortunately, he died early due to a sudden heart attack when Shepard was only six years old. However, Shepard followed his father’s legacy and started playing football.

For his high school study, he went to Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to pursue his high school career. In his high school life, this player caught 133 passes for 2,335 yards and 38 touchdowns. 

In his senior year, Sterling Shepard pushed the ball 28 times for 303 yards and eight touchdowns. Later, Shepard got selected for the Under Armor All-American Game. 

Ja’Marr Chase has pursued his professional football career from the Cincinnati Bengals since the 2021 NFL season. 

Likewise, Sterling Shepard was raised by a single mother, Cheri Shepard, along with his two siblings, Shelby Shepard and Ashleigh Shepard.

Career & Achievements

Sterling started his football journey as a high school student in Oklahoma City. Sterling committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football under head coach Bob Stoops. 

Likewise, Sterling Shepard has received five awards while playing football and basketball at Heritage Hall High School. 

The Giants drafted Shepard in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. For the giants, Sterlings Shepard has played six seasons. He was able to catch 349 for 3,884 yards and has scored 22 touchdowns.  

Sterling Shepard
Sterling Shepard, (Source: Google)

Sterling Shepard was a top 40 wide receiver in terms of fantasy points per game(PPR). He commanded nearly eight targets per game over the past three seasons. 

Sterling was able to rank 4th in 2016 draft classes in 3 major receiving categories:


  • Sterling Shepard (341)
  • Yards
  • Sterling Shepard (3,817)
  • Touchdowns
  • Sterling Shepard (21)

Marriage & Divorce

Sterling Shepard and Chanel Iman, his ex-wife, first meet each other at former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s birthday party in November of 2016( Cruz is a former teammate of Shepard’s).

Sterling Shepard says,

“I approached her and asked her if she wanted a drink, and we were talking for the rest of the party, and then we went to some club for the afterparty and kept talking. I got her number, and we went our separate ways but stayed in contact. It was crazy. And now that’s my lady.”

Likewise, after dating for a while. Shepard proposed to her for marriage when she was 27 years old. Chanel Iman instantly said yes. 

They tied the knot in March 2018. However, their marriage didn’t last; this couple split up after four years of living together. 

According to their divorce documents, these couples had issues with each other around December 2022. They went through irreconcilable differences, which took both of them towards divorce. 


Sterling Shepard has two adorable daughters,  Cali Clay Shepard and Cassie Snow Shepard, and his ex-wife Chanel Iman. 

Their first daughter Cali Clay Shepard was born right after the five months of their married on August 10, 2018. 

Sterling Shepard
Sterling Shepard, his ex-wife, Chanel Iman, and their daughter, Cali Clay Shepard, and Cassie Snow Shepard. (Source: Instagram)

Later, after a year, Chanel Iman gave birth to a second child Cassie Snow Shepard. Both kids and parents seem to have a meaningful bond together. 

Ex-wife, Chanel Iman

Sterling Shepard’s ex-wife Chanel Iman is an American model famous for her work in Victoria’s Secret Angel. She was born on December 1, 1990, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

However, Chanel Iman grew up in Los Angeles, California. Chanel Iman’s father is African American, and Iman’s mother is half African American and half Korean.

Iman joined a modeling career at 12 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest.

Chanel Iman has appeared in many American, British, and Italian covers. Iman was declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris. 

Net Worth

According to the celebrity net worth, Sterling has an estimated net worth of $20 million

Sterling Shepard earns $10,250,000 on average annually. He signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants and a bonus of $21,260,624.

On 2019 April 10, Sterling signed a 4-year, $41 million contract extension with giants with $21.3 million guaranteed. 

In 2016, on May 6, Shepard signed a 4-year, $5.94 million contract with the Giants, including $3.24 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.52 million.

Social Media

If you want to see more of this footballer, you can visit his personal Instagram handle, @sterlingshepar.


If you are a fan of Sterling Shepard, then you can also follow him on Twitter under the username Sterling Shepard(@sterl_shep3.



Is Sterling Shepard still playing football for the Giant?

After his injury in Mid December during the 2021 Campaign, Sterling was on break. However, he is seen to be recovering. And for the seventh consecutive year, Shepard will remain with the Giants.

Is Sterling Shepard and Chanel Iman still together?

No, these couples aren’t together anymore. They deleted each other pictures from Instagram as well. However, they both have a good relationship with their kids, as photos are often seen on Instagram. 

Jelsa Dahal
Jelsa Dahal
Hi, I am Jelsa an editor at Players Bio. I also write articles during my free time as a freelance writer. Players and the life of celebs interest me. I have been in the world of Digital Marketing for more than a year now.

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