Sage Steele and husband Jonathan Bailey's relationship timeline explored

Yasmine Leung October 6, 2021
Sage Steele and husband Jonathan Bailey’s relationship timeline explored
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Sage Steele has been the topic of conversation after she was pulled from her ESPN anchor duties following controversial remarks on Jay Cutler’s podcast. People are now interested in her personal life with husband Jonathan Bailey.

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Sage Steele has been thrust into the spotlight following controversial comments on former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s podcast, Uncut, on 29 September 2021.

She labelled her company’s vaccine mandate as “sick” and “scary” and questioned Barack Obama’s identification as an African-American.

In the same interview, she touched on the sensitive topic of the harassment of female journalists, stating type of dress is a direct factor.

Her stance has sparked an uproar online, making social media users interested in her background and personal life.

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Everything we know about Sage Steele

The SportsCenter anchor was born on 28 November 1972, making her 48 years old.

From her mother’s side, Steele is of Irish and Italian descent, while her father Gary is African-American. She self-identifies as biracial.

She has has two brothers, Courtney and Chad. The latter is senior vice-president of media relations for the Baltimore Ravens.

She was born into an army family so spent the majority of her childhood moving countries before settling in Indiana. She graduated with a degree in sports communication from Indiana University Bloomington.

Steele began her media career at WSBT-TV, a local station affiliated to CBS, and worked her way up to Fox Sports Florida, reporting on teams such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

She joined ESPN in March 2007 as host of SportsCenter’s 6pm slot.

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Sage Steele and Jonathan Bailey relationship timeline

Steele and husband Jonathan dated for more than six years after meeting at university. They walked down the aisle on 30 October 1999.

Bailey was reportedly born in May 1971 and is a former personal trainer. He quit to become a stay-at-home father.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Steele revealed Bailey doesn’t act as her gym trainer. She said: “I think that’s why we stayed happily married. He doesn’t tell me to do more push-ups.”

However, the pair called it quits after 20 years and divorced in 2019. During their marriage they welcomed three children – eldest daughter Quinn, who is 19, son Nicholas, 17, and youngest daughter Evan Lena, 15.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.