The internet can be a fickle place. One day they love you and the next day they’re judging how you hop out of a car. However, for hall-of-famer and successful podcast host, Shannon Sharpe, being under the media telescope is nothing new. His career has garnered a certain amount of attention both on and off the field.

Formerly of Undisputed with Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe is the newest addition to ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith. He also hosts Club Shay Shay where interviews with Katt Williams and Monique have caused his viewership to skyrocket. He admits, though, having it all means nothing when you have no one to share it with. So who is Shannon Sharpe sharing it with? Is he married, and if so, who is his wife? Here’s what we know. 

Shannon Sharpe Is A Father of Three 

The three-time Super Bowl champion fathered three children in 1992. All of them share the same first letter of their names: K. Sharpe has spoken up about how consumed he was by football to the point of affecting how he showed up as a father and partner. In his mind, Shannon Sharpe had no room for a wife in his life. Now, enough time has passed for him to reflect responsibly. As a beloved expert on football and developing podcast host, Sharpe’s honesty and warmth are among the many reasons why folks have flocked to his shows. Now, post-NFL, he has made a vow similar in tone to be more involved in the lives of his children. 

Shape’s Romance with Nicole Murphy

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Even though Shannon Sharpe chose not to marry, he certainly hasn’y been lonely for all these years. In particular, he’s had some high profile relationships with other celebrities. For example, in 2017 he was linked with Nicole Murphy, the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy and a cast member of VH1’s reality series Hollywood Exes. Although neither person confirmed or denied the rumors, Sharpe’s gushing posts about Murphy on his X account (formerly Twitter), coupled with photos showing the two exercising together at a gym help

Sharpe and Fiancé Katy Kellner Split In 2018

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With a net worth of over $14 million, recent career moves have confirmed our beloved “Unc” as a trusted voice within the community. His approach of “respectfully keeping it real” is a consistent thread throughout his show episodes even when questions get personal. When it comes to dating, Sharpe has expressed practicing privacy.

It’s alleged that Sharpe began dating fitness trainer Katy Kellner in 2013. Kellner is a celebrity fitness trainer who at one point was rumored to be his wife. The two started dating in 2013 after meeting at Thousand Oaks Gym in California. He proposed three years later, but called it off in 2018 after discovering that she was connected to Marlon Byrd, later giving birth to Byrd’s child. Since then, we’ve not heard about any dating developments surrounding Unc Sharpe. 

Sharpe Is Looking For Love

In an interview with fellow former footballer and co-host of “Nightcap” podcast, Chad Ocho Cinco, Sharpe shared that he would’ve loved to have gotten married earlier in his career. His desire to excel on the field and set his family free financially outweighed anything and anyone else. Now he says that he’s realized, he desires partnership. He’s quoted as saying, “I would have loved to have gotten married earlier in my career, but my career was the most important. So I was no good. I was a terrible father. I was probably a terrible brother, terrible son. I definitely was a terrible boyfriend because football was the most important thing, I was consumed with that because I wanted to get my grandmother and my family out of the conditions I grew up in.” 

Sharpe has even explained that taking care of his significant other’s bills and making sure that their family is doing well is within his comfort zone. The sports media mogul does have some reservations about being public saying that “the moment people know something about you, they’ll eff it up.” We wish Unc an honest and loving connection and continued success.