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‘On the Case’ Paula Zahn’s Wiki, Husband, Salary, Surgery

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• Paula Zahn is an American broadcast journalist, known for her work at CNN, Fox News, ABS News and CBS News, and for hosting the crime docuseries "On the Case with Paula Zahn".
• She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Stephens College, and has won nine Emmys and six Gracie Awards.
• She has three children with her ex-husband Richard Cohen.
• She is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, has blonde hair and green eyes, and has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
• She is actively involved in cancer advocacy organizations, and played the cello with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1992.

Paula Zahn is an American broadcast journalist, who made a name for herself as a news anchor for CNN, Fox News, ABS News and CBS News, and became even more famous for hosting the crime docuseries, “On the Case with Paula Zahn.”

Early life and family

Paula Ann Zahn was born on 24 February 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska USA. Her father, Norm Zahn, was an IBM (International Business Machines) Corporation sales executive, and her mother, Betty, was an artist and a school teacher. She and her three siblings, namely Steve, Mark, and Leslie were raised in Canton, Ohio, then they moved to Naperville, Illinois. Because of her dad’s work, they had to move often, and she even made a joke about it saying that IBM stood for “I’ve Been Moved.”

When she was in her teens, she said that the family attended a service of a different faith each week for about a year in Chicago – this was how they learned about the various religions.

When she was 28 years old her father was diagnosed with advanced lymphoma, and three weeks later her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a difficult time for the family, more so when they learned that her mom’s sister, Annie, had multiple myeloma and Steve’s wife had stage III breast cancer. This all happened in a span of 14 months. Her parents lived in Chicago at that time, and she had to go back and forth from Boston or Los Angeles for her work, and going home to care for her parents when she was off work.

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Paula accompanied her mom when she underwent mastectomy, but her father passed away after four years of battling cancer. In 1991, her mom was found to have a tumor in her other breast during a routine mammogram, but eight years later became cancer-free, and able to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Education background

She matriculated from Naperville Central High School in 1974, after transferring from Washington Junior High School also in Naperville. Paula, on a cello scholarship, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1978 from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

Career

First steps

Her first reporting job was as an intern at the CBS owned and operated WBBM-TV virtual channel 2 in Chicago.

For the next ten years she worked at various local stations across the country, including KMFB-TV in San Diego, California; KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas; and WNEV-TV (now WHDH-TV) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Further success

She started working at ABC News in 1987 as an anchor on “The Health Show” on weekends, then as a co-anchor on the “World News This Morning.” She also substituted for Joan Lunden on “Good Morning America”, and did news segments for the show.

Paula was offered work at CBS News in February 1990, as a co-anchor with Harry Smith on “CBS Good Morning,” and  subsequently covered various events including the Winter Olympics in France (1992) with Tim McCarver, and in Norway (1994).

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She also covered news of the Waco Siege initiated by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) that lasted for 51 days in 1993, and ended in the deaths of 76 members of the religious sect, Branch Davidians, including the leader, David Koresh, 25 children, and two pregnant women. In 1996, Paula became the anchor of the Saturday edition of “CBS Evening News”. Her stint with CBS News lasted for almost a decade.

She moved to Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1999, and anchored the evening newscast, “Fox Report” and launched her news program, “The Edge with Paula Zahn” in a primetime slot.

Zahn joined CNN on 11 September 2001, the same day the terrorist attacks against the United States by the al-Qaeda Islamic terrorist group happened, and conducted continuous on‑the‑scene coverage, interviewing survivors, rescue workers and government officials.

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It became the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the US, as it claimed almost 3,000 lives including more than 300 firefighters and almost a hundred law enforcement officers, and injured more than 25,000 people, and caused $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage. The next day, she anchored the new television news program, “American Morning,” with Anderson Cooper and Jack Cafferty months ahead of schedule, as they continued news coverage on the 9/11 attacks.

In 2003, she hosted the two-hour program, “Behind the Headlines,” and did continuing coverage of the Iraq War, in which the US-led coalition invaded Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Anderson Cooper took over the first hour, and then in September, she launched her own evening show, “Paula Zahn Now,” on primetime. Its last broadcast was in August of 2007, the cancellation said to be because of poor ratings.

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She said that the viewers for the show’s timeslot were drawn to opinion-driven shows and that was clearly not what she does. Her resignation from the network was announced in July 2007. Paula’s contract was up at year’s end and she said that it was the right time for her and CNN to move forward on different paths. She said she planned to take a break before moving on to another job.

In November 2008, she co-hosted “Sunday Arts,” a show that featured the arts scene in New York City, on WNET channel 13 and WLIW channel 21. She also hosted an episode from the “Great Performances” anthology series entitled, “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration” in 2011.

“On The Case with Paula Zahn”

This is a documentary series that featured true crime stories and mysteries, that first aired on 18 October 2009 on the Investigation Discovery channel.

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Paula hosted the show, and traveled across the country to interview people involved and directly affected by the cases she featured. It is now on its 20th season, with close to 300 episodes aired. She is also one of the executive producers of the show.

Awards

Paula won her first Emmy for investigative reporting while she was working at KFMB-TV, and her second Emmy for covering the collision between an Aeromexico jet and a private plane when she was at KCBS-TV; she has nine Emmys in total.

She won six Gracie Awards, one of them was for her exclusive interview with Osama bin Laden’s sister, Carmen bin Laden on “Paula Zahn Now.” She received two National Headliner Awards for news coverage of Hurricane Rita and the Jet Blue Incident, as well as for the “Fall of Saddam.”

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Zahn was given an Albert Einstein College of Medicine Spirit Achievement Award, and was recognized by other organizations or institutions for her contributions to cancer awareness and cancer prevention.

Personal life

Paula met the real estate developer, Richard Cohen in the early 1980’s in Boston, while she was working at the then WNEV-TV, and he was the founder and president of Capital Properties based in Boston. It was not revealed when they started dating, or how long they had been together before tying the knot in 1987. She gave birth to their daughter Haley in 1990 followed by Jared Brandon in 1994. and Austin Bryce in 1997. Richard is Jewish, and the children were raised in his faith.

After 20 years of marriage, they decided to call it quits – news of the couple splitting came out in April 2007, followed by scandalous speculations on the reason behind it. It was alleged that Paula was having an extra-marital affair with a married guy named Paul Fribourg, the CEO of the Conti Group, who also happened to be the couple’s friend and whom Richard played golf and tennis with. Rumor has it that the affair was discovered by Richard upon reading Paula’s diary containing graphic content that was described as “shocking and lurid.”

What happened in the months that followed became tabloid fodder, as each camp issued statements on what really happened and who’s to blame for it. She filed a lawsuit against Richard whom she said acted as her financial manager in the 20 years of their marriage, for how he had managed her finances, but it was dismissed by the court.

Paula is now 64 years old and busy with her work.

Interesting facts and rumors

  • She started playing the cello at the age of six, and has come a long way since. In May 1992, Paula played the cello with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
  • She joined the 1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant, representing Aurora, Illinois and made it to the semi-finals.
  • Richard and Paula were said to be on opposing sides about the removal of the red‑tailed hawk Pale Male from their co-op building in Manhattan in 2004; Richard, who was the president of the co-op board, was in favor but Paula was not.
  • Paula is very active in many cancer advocacy organizations, using her positions to raise awareness about cancer, as she would cover cancer-related stories and issues.

Appearance

She is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and weighs 128lbs (58kgs). She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Net worth

Paula has an estimated net worth of $18 million as of June 2020, according to sources.

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What happened to ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson?

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Josina Anderson is an American journalist, sports commentator and former athlete, born on 15 August 1978 in Washington DC, USA. She’s known for her work on famous networks such as Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) and FOX 31.

Early Life

Josina is the only daughter resulting from Lloyd and Yasmin Anderson’s marriage. Josina also has a brother – of age and name unknown – who works as a film producer. Josina attended Montgomery Blair High School located in Maryland, and during her time there, she worked as an announcer for the recruitment school Maryland Blazers.

Besides her interest in sports, Josina was an avid ballet dancer, which led her to participate in several nationwide competitions during her youth.

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After her high school matriculation, Josina Anderson left her hometown to attend the University of North Carolina. There she studied Exercise and Sports Science, and excelled in track and field competitions, winning various medals through her college career. She graduated in 1997.

Career

Internships & First Steps

Right after graduation, Josina Anderson returned to Washington DC and started her professional internships on the radio station WTEM. During her time there she worked half-time for the show “The Tony Kornheiser”, working the rest of the time for WPGC-FM in “The Donnie Simpson Morning Show”.

After gaining good experience in the work field, Josina Anderson finally obtained her first full-time job at a local channel in Coos Bay, in Oregon.

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Although she was hired quickly and everything seemed to go well for her there, she started searching for other job opportunities later that year.

FOX 31 & ESPN

In 2001 Josina left her work in Oregon to move back to Washington, despite not having any job offers there. During three years approximately, Josina lived in her parents house while working part-time as a track and field trainer, and the rest of the time as an independent sports commentator for local and University teams.

Although in 2003 she failed her audition for FOX 31, in 2005 she gave it a try again with more successful results. She was hired by the network as a professional sports commentator, covering several important stories throughout the years she spent working there. Josina specialized in news about the National Football League (NFL), which ultimately led her to become a reporter for the show “Showtime’s Inside the NFL”.

In 2009 she was rewarded with an Emmy, for her coverage of the heartful story of John and Terina Dutton’s travel to adopt their son in Africa.

Looking for an upgrade in her professional career, in 2011 Josina left FOX 31 and moved to Chicago, where she started working for ESPN. During her time with this sports’ network, Josina gained huge recognition for her professionalism, and ultimately gained a spot as an insider in the show “NFL Insiders”, becoming the first female journalist to do so.

Not leaving her radio career behind, Josina became the host of various radios shows during her stay with ESPN, which led her to be awarded by the National Association of Black Journalists with a Salute to Excellence in the category of Radio – Feature.

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NFL Scandal

In 2014 Josina Anderson’s career was put at stake following her comments regarding the showering routine of Michael Sam, at the time a member of the team St. Louis Rams and the first openly gay NFL player.

During the live report made by Anderson, she informed the audience Sam had to wait until after all of his teammates had showered to do so himself. The implications of her comments were heavily criticized by the media, along with LGBTQ activists and even St. Louis Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher, who condemned Josina’s report: ‘I think it’s unethical, I think it’s very, very unprofessional. Not only the piece itself, the content, the manner in which she did it’.

Jeff also said Josina was ‘out of the line’ for trying to make a story about the allegedly discomfort of Michael Sam’s teammates regarding his sexual orientation, also accusing her of ‘misleading’ several St. Louis Rams’ players with questions about Sam: ‘I’m disappointed for Mike. I’m disappointed for the players who she put in this position, and mostly I’m disappointed by her because she felt what she was doing was right’.

Following the huge backlash towards her, Josina Anderson apologized through ESPN’s website, and acknowledged that her words were insensitive, also adding a short note directed to Michael Sam: ‘I truly empathize with and respect your journey thus far on many different levels’.

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In her statement she also emphasised that she didn’t intend her words to affect people the way it did, as she deeply appreciated serious and objective investigations while doing her work.

Despite the uproar that caused her report, Josina Anderson continued working for ESPN for several years more. Josina’s comment about Michael Sam’s showering habits in 2014 were mocked by “The Daily Show” in Comedy Central.

What happened to ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson?

In early 2020, The New York Post reported that Josina’s contract with ESPN would end in the summer, meaning the possible end of her relationship with the network. Although at first this report seemed to be based solely on speculations, in July that year it was announced that Josina was officially leaving the sports network for unspecified reasons.

In an interview in October, Josina revealed that despite being thankful for the opportunities ESPN brought to her, she left to close a chapter in her professional life: ‘We both moved on. They wanted to move in the direction they wanted to head. It was best for me to flourish in a new direction.’

She also affirmed her search for a new career path was caused by her need to pay more attention to social topics: ‘I tried to point out behind the scenes that as a person of color in the industry, as a woman in the industry, needed to be addressed. I have a strong voice.’

What is she doing now?

Since she left ESPN, she has been working as a free media agent, recently launching her own radio show “Undefined With Josina Anderson”: ‘The purpose of (it) for myself and everyone else is to remind ourselves we are not who we work for,’ she said in an interview with The Big Lead: ‘we can greenlight ourselves from someone collecting a check to writing a check.’

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“Undefined” is also Josina’s effort to go far further from her sport reporter career to simply focus on guests of every industry, which has led her to interview singers, models and other types of celebrities besides sportsmen. When asked if she had considered returning to work under a big entertainment network, she has said she’s open to offers as long as she can get to host her own show.

Personal Life

Josina Anderson doesn’t reveal many details about her personal life, thus it’s unknown whether or not she has a current romantic partner, but that Josina hasn’t married and doesn’t have any children.

Net Worth

As of late 2020, Josina Anderson has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, which is the result of her successful career as a TV and radio sports commentator and reporter. She also charged her clients $100 a week during the time she worked as a track and field trainer.

Physical Appearance

Josina Anderson is an Afro-American woman of gorgeous features and athletic build. Her weight is unknown, but she is 5feet 8ins (1.73m) tall. Josina once dyed her hair red.

Interesting Facts

Josina Anderson is good friends with the former fellow ESPN reporter Jemele Hill. Josina expressed her support to her in regards to President Donald Trump, who accused Hill of ‘tanking’ ESPN’s audience rankings: ‘Stop attacking our colleague Jemele Hill, any other journalists or media entities. We are doing our work’.

When it comes to business, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and Martha Stewart are people she deeply admires: ‘Anybody who’s cutting a check and owning their own stuff is really a role model’.

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Christiana Barkley’s Wiki: Who is Charles Barkley’s daughter?

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Christiana Barkley Wiki Bio

Christiana Barkley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA in 1989; while her exact date of birth has been kept a secret, her zodiac sign is said to be Pisces, and she holds American nationality. She is a journalist and a former sales assistant, but who is perhaps known best for being the daughter of Charles Barkley, a former professional basketball player, who is now working as a TV basketball analyst.

Childhood and education

Christiana was raised in the US an only child, by her father and her mother Maureen Blumhardt, who is a former model and who once worked in legal aid, but quit after marrying Charles.

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Christiana is somewhat secretive when it comes to her personal matters, as she hasn’t shared many details regarding her childhood with the public. She attended a local high school at which she became interested in acting, and upon matriculation enrolled at Villanova University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2011. Christiana initially worked on her career, until in 2016 when she enrolled at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, from which she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Journalism in 2017.

Christiana’s career

After graduation in 2011, Christiana started working at Turner Sports as their sales assistant and stayed with them for the following three years – she then disappeared from media attention, and nothing about her career has since been known.

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However, she is about to receive special thanks for the upcoming horror comedy film “Suicide for Beginners” written and directed by Craig Thieman, and which stars Wil Daniels, Sara Tomko and Nate Panning.

Love life and relationships

Christiana is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and nothing about her past and present relationships is known, however, it is known that she hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Christiana was involved in an online controversy, when her (supposed) private pictures were leaked onto the internet – it was later revealed that is wasn’t Christina in the pictures, but rather a girl named Villanova who is almost a lookalike.

It appears as she became even more secretive regarding her love life after this incident, and as of December 2020, she appears to be single, or at least unattached.

Hobbies and other interests

Christiana is a very friendly and outgoing person who has numerous friends – her Instagram description reads ‘very fun person unless I’m tired’.

Summer is her favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, swimming in the ocean and showing off her body, while she’s also keen on playing beach volleyball with her friends. She is physically quite active as she has several training sessions each week, and does yoga.

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In her spare time, Christiana enjoys watching movies and her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Scarlet Johansson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Bad Boys”, “Liar Liar” and “Lost in Translation”.

Age, height and net worth

Christiana’s age is 31. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs). As of December 2020, her net worth is estimated at less than $1 million, but her father’s net worth is reputedly over $40 million.

Who is Charles Barkley?

Charles Wade Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama USA, on 20 February 1963 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality.

He is known as ‘Sir Charles’ and ‘the Chuckster’. and is recognised to be one of the best basketball power forwards of all times – Charles was in 1993 named the National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP), while he was a member of the All-NBA Team 11 times.

He was raised in Leeds alongside his brother Darryl by their mother, as their father left the family and divorced their mother not long after Charles was born. Charles’ mother had a son with her second husband John Glenn, but the boy died during infancy, while John died in an accident in 1974.

Charles studied at Leeds High School and there started playing basketball.

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Just a year before matriculation, he attracted the attention of multiple colleges, and in 1981 chose to enrol at Auburn University to study business management. He played center position for the college’s basketball team, but dropped out a year before graduation to play in the NBA – he was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers, and after seven years with them on 26 March 1991 was involved in a spitting incident. A fan insulted Charles and he spat at him, but instead hit a young girl – Charles was suspended for a day without pay, but he eventually became friends with the girl and her family, and also gave them free tickets for his following matches.

Charles stayed with the Philadelphia 76ers until 1992 when he joined the Phoenix Suns, and played with them until 1996 when he signed a contract with the Houston Rockets – his final season was 1999-2000 when he retired.

He went on to work at Turner Network Television as their studio analyst covering NBA games, and has also worked at CBS covering the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournaments. He apparently wanted to retire from broadcasting in 2016 but still extended his contract, which is now set to expire in 2023.

Charles is known as a compulsive gambler, and in a 2007 interview revealed that he’d lost around $10 million by gambling, once losing $2.5 million during six hours of blackjack.

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He is also interested in politics, and on 27 October 2008 announced he would become a candidate for Governor of Alabama, but announced in 2010 that he was retiring from the race. It’s known that he supports the LGBT community, and fights for their rights including gay marriage. He’s openly criticized the President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

Charles is a writer too, having released his autobiography “Outrageous” in collaboration with sportswriter Roy S. Johnson in 1991, while his second book “I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It” was released in 2002. In 2005, he released his third book “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?”

He has done some acting having appeared in the 1996 movie “Space Jam”, a single episode of the legal drama series “Suits”, and the eighth season of the mockumentary sitcom “Modern Family”.

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The Untold Truth Of Tony Parker’s Wife – Axelle Francine

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Who is Axelle Francine?

Axelle Francine was born in Paris, France on 6 August 1981 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds French nationality. She is a journalist and a businesswoman, but who might be more widely known as the wife of Tony Parker, a French-American former professional basketball player.

Early life and education

Axelle was raised in Paris, but hasn’t shared any details regarding her family, although it’s believed that she is an only child, and that her father was a businessman and her mother a housewife.

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Axelle enjoyed spending her time outdoors during her teenage years, and with most of her peers dreamed about becoming an actress or singer. She eventually became interested in journalism and began writing for her high school’s newspapers, and it was her teacher who encouraged her to pursue a degree as a journalist. After matriculating in 1999, Axelle enrolled at a college from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2003, and two years later she obtained her Master’s degree.

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Axelle’s career

Not a lot is known about Axelle’s career. She started working straight after college, as a journalist writing articles and columns about health – she eventually switched to writing about beauty and fashion, and in 2010 moved to New York City, USA, starting work as a web journalist and a French correspondent. After around seven years of hard work, Axelle became an honorary member of Les Lumineuses, a French association which aims to bring women of various backgrounds together.

She has founded her own company, La Petit Med Spa and is today serving as its CEO.

Love life and marriage with Tony Parker

Axelle met her future other half, Tony Parker in 2011 when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a basketball game. After two years of dating, Tony proposed to Axelle, and they married on 2 August 2014 in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. Around five months prior, in April 2014, Axelle gave birth to their son Josh while their second son Liam was born in July 2016.

Axelle hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, but it’s known that Tony was married to famous actress Eva Longoria.

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They exchanged vows on 6 July 2007, but in December of the same year, rumors started circulating the internet and the newspapers that Tony was cheating on Eva with famous model Alexandra Paressant. Tony and Eva still stayed together with both of them denying the rumors, but on 17 November 2010, Eva filed for divorce claiming that she believed Tony was cheating on her with Erin Barry, the wife of Tony’s former teammate –  the divorce was finalized on 28 January 2011.

As of December 2020, Axelle is married to Tony Parker, and they have two sons together.

Hobbies and other interests

Axelle is a huge fan of travelling, and believes it helps to widen one’s horizons and learn more about the world. She has been to many European countries, with a couple of her favorites being Italy, Germany and England, and has also travelled around the US, staying in states such as California, Texas and Nevada.

She is taking extra care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates several times each week, while she also occasionally goes to the gym.

Axelle is a lover of animals, and has two pet cats.

She is interested in fashion, and usually follows all the latest trends while she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.

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Axelle likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actresses are Julia Roberts and Scarlett Johansson, while her favorite movies include “Lost in Translation”, “The Runaway Bride” and “Notting Hill”.

Age, height and net worth

Axelle’s age is 39. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) and she weighs around 120lbs (54kgs). As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, while her husband Tony’s net worth has been estimated at over $75 million.

Who is Tony Parker?

William Tony Parker Jr. was born in Bruges, Belgium on 17 May 1982 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds both French and American nationality.

He is probably known best for having won four National Basketball Association (NBA) Championships with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Tony was raised in France alongside his brothers by their mother Pamela Firestone who was a housewife and their father Tony Parker Sr. who was a basketball player and who played professionally in Europe as well as college basketball in the US  – he attended Loyola University, Chicago. Tony grew up being interested in soccer, but watching Michael Jordan play made him a fan of basketball. He eventually started playing and developing his skills, and every summer went to Chicago where his father used to live – by the time he turned 15, Tony had both American and French nationality.

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He played amateur basketball in France for two years before signing with the professional French basketball team Paris Basket Racing in 1999. After he showed great potential at the international men’s basketball All-Star game Nike Hoop Summit in 2000, Tony was invited to play and study at various colleges in the US, while he eventually decided to stay in France before announcing he was ready to enter the NBA in 2001. He was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, and played with them for the following 16 years before signing a contract with the Charlotte Hornets on 23 July 2018 – he retired the following year on 10 June.

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In 2009 Tony bought one fifth of French basketball team ASVEL, and play for them in 2011 during the NBA lockout for a salary of $2,000 a month, but paid for his own insurance which is believed to had cost him $250,000 for three months. He is today also the majority owner of the women’s basketball team Lyon Basket Feminine.

Tony is a huge fan of rap and hip-hop music, and released his own French album “TP” back in 2007.

Tony is also interested in movies, and in 2008 co-directed the biographical documentary movie “9 – Un Chiffre, Un Homme” together with Jean-Marie Antonini. The same year saw him appear in the French comedy movie “Asterix at the Olympic Games”, and then in the short film “The Angels” in 2011.

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