Who is Larry Fitzgerald Girlfriend: Personal life of Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. is an American football wide receiver and a free agent who plays for the professional American football franchise, ‘Arizona Cardinals,’ of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football with ‘Pittsburgh Panthers’ at The University of Pittsburgh, where he earned the unanimous All-American Honors. He is widely recognized as one of the Greatest Receivers in NFL history.
Larry Fitzgerald was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, on August 31, 1983. His father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., is a sportswriter at the ‘Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder’. His father became the first reporter to cover his son in a ‘Super Bowl’. Larry established the ‘Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund’ in honor of his mother, who died in 2003 of a brain hemorrhage while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Fitzgerald attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota, and played high school football there. He was a two-time First-Team All-State wide receiver while he was there. During his college life at The University of Pittsburg, he played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team and became widely known as one of the best wide receivers in college football from 2002 to 2003. To fulfill the promise he made to his mother of finishing his education, he completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Phoenix in 2016, after becoming a paid spokesperson of the university.
After playing at his school, college, and university, Fitzgerald made his NFL debut on September 12 in the season opener against the St. Louis Rams as he was drafted third overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft. In a match against ‘St. On December 19, 2004, Louis Rams became the youngest player at 21 years and 110 days to set a record of scoring at least two touchdown receptions in a single game. During the 2005 NFL, Larry was labeled in the NFL’s all-star game for the 2005 season, and the 2006 Pro Bowl, denoting his first ‘Pro Bowl.’ Then, he created one of the most powerful wide receiver conjunctions in the league by joining hands with Anquan Boldin. During the 2007 season, he earned a pet name, given by the local media as “Sticky Fingers” and “The Best Hands in the NFL”. Later at the end of the season,’ the Arizona Cardinals’ signed a four-year contract extension with him worth $40 million. After having seven receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns against the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ on November 13 that year, he earned the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, and he earned the honor three more times in the years, 2012, 2014, and 2015. He was named successive ‘Pro Bowl’ an overall of eight times in his career. He has renewed his contracts many times with the ‘Cardinals’ with the most recent one being on January 15, 2020, a one-year deal worth $11 million. It was after the 2020 season that he became a free agent.
Other than being a successful player, he is also an established entrepreneur and an investor. He was recently appointed as a board member of Dick’s Sporting Goods and is partners with PHX Suns, and has also invested in various companies Tonal, Alt, and several more. He also has his own travel company named ‘Nomad Hill.’
Larry has made many news headlines for his accomplishments as well as for his love life. He was involved in a relationship in 2006 with former cheerleader Angel Nazario, 13 years older than him. Larry’s first son, Devine Fitzgerald, was born to this couple. But the couple separated later in 2008.
In the early 2010s, Larry dated Melissa Blakesley, a social media influencer. They both have a son named Apollo, who was born in 2013. Larry and Melissa eventually broke up. According to many internet sources, it is said that Larry is the According father of three children, but no information has been found about the third child.
As of now, Larry Fitzgerald has not yet retired and has set many records throughout his career. Forbes ranked him 89 in The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2014. He is engaged in many philanthropic works as he has established the ‘Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund,’ which organizes activities for kids during the summer and supports health-related organizations. He spends his time in the offseason between his home state of Minnesota and wherever his passion for travel takes him.