A common woman, Tiffany Ortiz and her famous athletic husband have been together as a married couple for nearly seventeen years, as of 2019. Throughout these years, from divorce to Ortiz's husband being shot and raising two beautiful children, the two went through heaven and hell. But, it was the flaws and the hard time life threw at them that taught Tiffany the meaning of love and life.
After all, life is surely nothing but a rollercoaster ride. To learn in details about the real truth and facts of Tiffany Ortiz, scroll through below.
Who Is Tiffany Ortiz?
Tiffany Ortiz is the wife of the Big Papi aka David Ortiz, the legendary and famous Major League Baseball player who holds the record of playing 20 seasons as the first baseman. By profession, the caring and kind Mrs. Ortiz is a entrepreneur and philanthropist who runs The David Ortiz Children’s Fund as its director.
Details To Tiffany Ortiz's Married Life; How Did Tiffany and David Meet?
Tiffany Ortiz and his husband David Ortiz married in 2002.
David Ortiz was on the rise of his early career when he was playing for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Green Bay. And, it was Wisconsin, the hometown of Tiffany where David moved into and met his lover in the late '90s.
As a matter of fact, it was Ortiz who made Tiffany love the Packers. Tiffany is not the only Packers fan in the family, her father Terrence “Terry” Brick who died in 2013 is also a massive fan of the Packers.
Following a few brief years of dating whilst raising their first child together, Tiffany and David tied the knot and made their relationship official. Not to mention, Tiffany even moved to Boston whilst he played for the Boston Red Sox.
Tiffany Ortiz's Family; How Many Children Does She Share?
Tiffany Ortiz alongside husband David Ortiz, daughter Alexandra Ortiz and son D'Angelo Ortiz.
Tiffany Ortiz and her Dominican husband David Ortiz are parents to two children. The couple welcomed their first child before the two even got married. Their first child a daughter named Alexandra Ortiz was born on 22nd March 2001.
Their daughter recently graduated high school and will be attending the Berklee College of Music in fall 2019. The aspiring musician even surprised her father when she performed National Anthem during David's last season at the MLB in 2016. Watch the video below.
The surprise performance reportedly made David who watched from the ground emotionally and even tear up. Furthermore, as revealed by Alex in an interview, the baseball legend in response to the performance told his daughter to never surprise him like that.
Following the birth of Alexandra, their second child, a son named D'Angelo Ortiz was born on 10th July 2004. Moreover, David also shares a daughter named Jessica Ortiz from his previous relationship. Jessica who graduated high school from the Dominican Republic keeps a low-key profile from the public.
Tiffany Ortiz and David Ortiz Makes Divorce Headlines
In 2013, life challenged Tiffany and David relationship of nearly a decade. The couple filed for divorce citing there were some situations they couldn't work out no matter how many times they tried to. David left a statement that read:
"There are some situations in life that work out for a period of time and at some point they don’t work out anymore and you have to move on. I’m moving on. She’s moving on. Hopefully everybody respects that."
Unfortunately, the couple renewed their marital vows by the next year and has been together since then. According to Ortiz, during their separation, the pair 'missed each other terribly' which ultimately caused them to reconcile.
2019; Tragedy Strikes When David Ortiz Is Shot In Dominican Republic
David Ortiz who frequently visits his native country was on a vacation in June 2019 when he was shot and wounded badly at a bar in Santo Domingo. Ortiz was with friends without securities trusting that his friends would protect him.
Till date, the exact reason behind the gunshot has not been revealed. Whilst some reports claimed he was mistakenly shot while shooting another target, others claimed he was shot deliberately with a paid hit job.
Luckily, David recovered from the shot. He was admitted to Mass General Hospital for a month. Tiffany shared a long statement post to thank their supporters including their friends, fans, hospital and Red Sox Nation.
In addition, David claims he grew up with the sound of gun shooting every day in the Dominician Republic and that he even witnessed people being killed right in front of his eyes. The specific reason is why he established The David Ortiz Children’s Fund, a non-profit charity to help the poor and needy.