If you are an ardent follower of college football, then you might be familiar with the name Jimbo Fisher. He is a college football coach and former player. But the person we are going to talk about is his ex-wife Candi Fisher. Candi rose to prominence after she started her relationship with Jimbo.
Besides, Candi has been a lifelong fan of football and she had been following football long before she met her ex-husband. In fact, she studied football as a required subject in high school in Alabama. Even though Candi and Jimbo have been separated for a long time, people are still curious about Candi.
So, today we have brought you a detailed article about her lifestyle, early life, relationships, and more.
Candi Fisher Spent Her Early Life in Hometown in Alabama
Fisher was born Candace Leigh Coogler in Auburn, Alabama in 1969. She is the only daughter born to parents Franklin Coogler and Suzanne Ballard. She had two brothers, Cale Coogler and Craig Coogler. The latter died at 37 in 2011 in a motorcycle accident.
Talking of her parents, they divorced while Candi was still young. Following their divorce, they remarried. Her father, Franklin married Pam Coogler while her mother married Monty Ballard.
Her Married Life with Jimbo Fisher
Candi Fisher met her future husband Jimbo in 1987 when the latter attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. The ex-pair started dating shortly after and in 1993, the couple decided to marry and walked down the aisle in a privately organized wedding.
Following their marriage, Candi and Jimbo started making their public appearances frequently. Being an ardent football fan, she had no problem adapting to Jimbo’s life. She frequently appeared at the stadium during Florida State games which she would share on Twitter.
Candi and Jimbo Fisher Separated After 22 Years
After more than two decades of married life, Candi and her ex-husband Jimbo Fisher arrived at a stage from where they could no longer continue as husband-and-wife. The pair ended their marriage in 2015 after nearly 22 years of marriage.
In June 2015, Candi and Jimbo announced they were separating. They released a joint statement to announce the big news. “After almost 22 years of marriage, we have decided to amicably separate,” read their statement. It continued,
“Thank you to our family and friends, and the fans who have offered kind words of support. Although we are in the public eye, we appreciate respect for the privacy of our children and our family, and humbly request only positive, accurate discussions surrounding our situation during this difficult time.”
Even though the former couple requested their fans for privacy and respect, Candi Fisher received some fairly terrible social media comments.
They filed for divorce in July 2015 and finalized it in December that year. According to a report from the Miami Herald, a judge in Tallahassee finalized their divorce on December 10. As for their divorce settlement, Candi got to keep their marital home in Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club.
Candi Has Two Children with Ex Jimbo-Her Younger Son Suffers from a Severe Disease
Candi shares two children, Trey and Ethan Fisher with her ex-spouse Jimbo. As of 2021, Trey attends the University of Tennessee at Martin where he plays a quarterback for the football team. While Candi’s youngest son, Ethan attends Florida High School.
The happy family of four was shattered into pieces when they came to know the youngest Ethan was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia in 2010. It’s an incurable rare blood disease that leads to bone marrow failure and an increased risk of cancer.
After Ethan’s diagnosis with the rare disease, his parents founded the Kidz1stFund to help raise awareness funding to fight Fanconi anemia. Besides, Ethan was also featured on College GameDay to help highlight his efforts against the disease.
Ethan was six weeks shy of his sixth birthday when he was diagnosed with the disease. Before the life expectancy of this disease was 35 to 40 years, however, since the advancement in the medical field, he is believed to get better health treatment.
It’s been more than ten years since his diagnosis and Ethan is doing pretty well healthwise. He has been an exemplary figure to many who have been fighting the disease. Meanwhile, a little while before, Ethan’s doctor told his father Jimbo, “We have a chance to beat this thing and cure this thing.’ I don’t know if I’ve ever heard greater words in my life.”
What is Candi’s Current Relationship Status?
Candi is not as active as she was while she was still married to Jimbo Fisher. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, however, it’s unclear if she is dating any man at present. That’s why her current relationship status is not known.
On the other hand, her former hubby, Jimbo has remarried. He has been married to Courtney Harrison Fisher since summer 2020.
What is Candi Fisher Net Worth?
As far as we know, Candi previously worked as a teacher, however, we don’t have any clue if she still continues the profession. Due to this reason, her income details and net worth are unknown at present. But we believe she received a good amount in her divorce settlement with ex-husband Jimbo.
On the other hand, her ex Jimbo Fisher has a decent net worth of $13 million in 2021. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jimbo receives a whopping salary of $4 million annually as the football head coach at Texas A&M Aggies.