Jerry Solomon is the husband of ice skater Nancy Kerrigan. He was also her manager and a big-time sports agent. They got married in 1995 but the coming together was not easy. There were a lot of problems and allegations. Nancy was accused of being a homewrecker and the other woman.
Jerry Solomon-his early days
Jerry was born Jerry L. Solomon in the 1960s; his exact date and year of birth are not known. His father is Edward Solomon and he is the Chief Executive of the retail chain Shoe-Town.
His mother Roberta Madison is originally from Malibu. Jerry has done his graduation from the University of California at Los Angeles with a master’s degree in International Business from Columbia University.
Jerry Solomon had started his career as a sports agent. He was the marketing President of ProServ and also represented Nancy Kerrigan. It was through his efforts that Nancy Kerrigan had managed to get $ 3 million worth of endorsements with big companies such as Reebok, Revlon, and Campbell’s Soups when she was at the height of her ice-skating career.
Jerry then took up as the President and CEO of Stargames LLC. This is a sports management, marketing, and Entertainment Company founded in the year 1994. His clientele includes World No. 1 ranked tennis legend, Ivan Lendl, five-time Olympic medalist Shannon Mille, three-time Olympic gold medalist in volleyball Karch Kiraly and of course Nancy Kerrigan.
He has also been the producer of a number of events such as King of the Beach Invitational, Queen of the Beach Invitational, Scottish Grasscourt Championships, NetJets Showdown, BNP Paribas Showdown/New York and Tennis Night in America. Jerry Solomon has been ever supportive of his wife and has produced some special events for her such as Nancy Kerrigan & Friends, Tribute to American Skating, Halloween on Ice, One Enchanted Evening, An Evening of Country on Ice, A Holiday Celebration on Ice, Footloose on Ice, and Nancy Kerrigan Golf Classic.
Jerry has also been a TV producer. He produced shows such as Spike!, Countdown to Sports Series, Ivan Lendl: Return of a Champion, Colors of Winter, World of Tennis, Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating, Dreams on Ice, and Halloween on Ice: Behind the Screams.
He has also penned a book called An Insiders Guide to Managing Sporting Events. He also holds important posts such as the adjunct professor at The University of New Hampshire and UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has also held executive positions are various sports events. His skills in the sports events management are considered the best.
His relationship with Nancy
Jerry was married to Kathy when he met Nancy. He has a son with Kathy named Clayton. He has been representing Nancy since March 1992 and his separation from Kathy came in October 1993. It was alleged that Nancy and Jerry were seeing each other even before he separated from Kathy.
However, Jerry has vehemently denied the charges. He said that he had got close to Nancy only in July 1994. Nancy’s mother, Brenda also jumped to her daughter’s defense. She said:
“Is Nancy seeing Jerry? Yes. Was she seeing Jerry while he was still with his wife? Absolutely not. She would not ruin someone’s family.”
Brenda also revealed that the romantic twist to their relationship had shocked her and her family but they all like Jerry and are happy with Nancy’s happiness.
Insiders, however, claim that their relationship was longer. After the knee-bashing attack on Nancy by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard, Jerry had got extremely close to Nancy and would be seen with her at dinners. They were almost inseparable.
The wedding and children
The couple married on September 9, 1995. He was 41 and she 25 at that time. They have three children together. Their son Matthew was born in 1997, Brian in 2005 and daughter Nicole was born in 2008.
Jerry’s net worth
As of 2018, his net worth is still a mystery. However, his wife’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million.
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Reference: thecelebscloset.com, sensepsychology.com