Basketball announcer Dick Vitale returned to commentating duties on Tuesday night (23 November) despite announcing he had been diagnosed with lymphoma last month.
In the tweet, Dick Vitale mentioned his wife, Lorraine, with fans now curious to know more about her and their relationship.
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Who is Dick Vitale’s wife?
Dick Vitale is married to Lorraine McGrath, although the announcer’s other half seems to like life out of the spotlight – not much is known of her online.
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How long have they been together?
The couple tied the knot in 1971, having first crossed paths two years before at the Blue Swan Inn in Rochelle, New Jersey. As reported by The New York Post, Lorraine caught the announcer’s eye as she walked in and Dick immediately walked over and asked her to dance – she refused.
They celebrated 50 years together in May and Dick shared a sweet tribute to his wife on Instagram. He wrote: “Yes, I have been blessed to have a beautiful, loving wife like Lorraine for 50 years and a fantastic caring family. It is so great to have, especially when facing tough times.”
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Do they have children?
According to a University of Notre Dame profile on the two, they have now welcomed children of their own. Sherri is a mother of three as she has twin sons and a daughter, while Terri has two children, a son and a daughter.
Earlier this month, Dick shared a throwback snap of his daughters on Instagram: