Who is Dinah Mattingly? Everything about Larry Bird's wife

Who is Dinah Mattingly? Everything about Larry Bird's wife

Bertha Wanjiku
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM

It has been stated that behind every successful man, there is a woman. For basketball legend Larry Bird, that woman would be Dinah Mattingly. Known for her soft-spoken disposition, Dinah has avoided public scrutiny for a long time. Nonetheless, we have managed to gather information about who she is and her family.

Dinah Mattingly
Dinah Mattingly and Larry Bird pose with the Lifetime Achievement award during the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on 24 June 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici.
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Dinah Mattingly is best known for being the wife of Larry Bird. The couple has been married for over thirty years and avoided public scrutiny. However, here is a glimpse into her life.

Profile summary

Full name

Dinah Mattingly Bird

Date of Birth

16 November 1954


67 (September 2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Vigo County, Indiana




West Baden Springs, Indiana

Alma mater

Indiana State University


Marketing Major


5 ft 5In tall or 1.67 m


123 lbs or 57 kgs

Hair colour


Eye colour


Marital status



Larry Bird


Mariah & Connor


Celebrity volunteer

Net worth

$1 million

Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird was born on 7 December 1956 in West Baden, Indiana, the US, to Georgia and Claude. He had a tumultuous childhood and later became a professional basketballer who led the Boston Celtics to three NBA Championships and three MVP awards. "The Hick from French Lick" had a long-standing rivalry with Magic Johnson in the 1980s, which was NBA news fodder.

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The star retired from active playing in 1992 after suffering a back injury and went on to take up a front office position with the Celtics. In 1997, he became the head coach for the Indiana Pacers and won Coach of the Year after his first season. However, he resigned in 2000 after coaching for three years as he had promised, and he became the Pacers' president of operations in 2003.

In June 2012, he resigned from the Pacers after being the only man in NBA history to win the NBA MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year awards. After a year, Larry returned as Pace31 October ll operations president in June 2013. He resigned again in 2017 but stayed on in an advisory capacity.

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Michigan State guard Earvin Johnson and Indiana State forward Larry Bird answer questions for reporters during a press conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in January 1979. Photo by Bettmann.
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Who is Dinah Mattingly?

Dinah Mattingly's information is not on Wikipedia. However, she is famous for being the wife of former basketball player and coach Larry Bird. The two met and started dating in the early 1980s. They wed on 31 October 1989.

Dinah Mayattingly's age

She was born on 16 November 1954, in Indiana, US, making her 67 years old as of September 2022. Her star sign is Scorpio. Her husband, Larry Bird's age is 65 years as he was born 7 December 1956.

Mariah Bird

Mariah is the adopted child of Dinah and Larry, along with her stepbrother, Connor. Her date of birth is unknown, but going by her adoption date, she is possibly 31 years of age as of September 2022. She cheered in high school and then proceeded to Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with a bachelor of science in recreation. She is employed at Pacers Sports & Entertainment as an events manager. Most of her personal life is, however, kept private.

Dinah Mattingly's height

According to reports, she is 5'5" tall or 1.67 m and weighs 123 lbs or 57 kgs. Bird is 6' 9" or 2 m.

Young Dinah Mattingly

Much of the celeb wife's youth was spent in Vigo County, Indiana. She also attended Indiana State University. Sadly, there is little information about her personal life before fame.

Dinah Mattingly young.
Dinah, the wife of Larry Bird, watches during his press conference at Market Square Arena on Monday, 12 May 1997. Photo by Jonathan Wiggs.
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Dinah Mattingly's net worth

It is presumed she is worth $1 million. Her husband has made a decent sum from basketball, and, by marriage laws, it is safe to assume this figure represents her wealth too. Larry Bird's net worth is estimated at $75 million. In addition, he earned roughly $26 million in salary during his career.

Janet Condra

Condra is Larry Bird's ex-wife. She was his high school sweetheart at Springs Valley High, and they wed on 8 November 1975, when he was a freshman at Indiana State. They had a short-lived marriage, which ended in less than a year. They attempted to reconcile around 1977, when they had a daughter, Corrie, but were unsuccessful.

Larry Bird's daughter

She is the 44-year-old (2022) daughter of Janet Condra and Larry Bird. She was born on 14 August 1977, in Brazil, Indiana, in the US. After her parents' divorce, she became estranged from her father, although he arranged monthly child support checks until she turned 18. However, their relationship was never fully mended. She married Trent Theopolis as an adult, and they have four kids.

Larry Bird's family
L to R: DinahMattingly, former professional basketball player Larry Bird, and Mariah enter the Ed Sullivan Theater on 11 April 2012 in New York City. Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic.
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Does Larry Bird have a wife and a family?

Larry Bird first tied the knot on 8 November 1975 with Janet Condra, a marriage lasting until 31 October 1976. In 1977, however, the two sired a daughter named Corrie. Larry then married Dinah Mattingly in 1989 in a private ceremony at a friend's home outside Terre Haute, Indiana. Unfortunately, they could not have biological children, so they adopted a daughter and son named Mariah and Connor. Larry has remained married to Dinah to date.

The two are from Indiana, but they are not related. Larry Bird is a former basketballer, while Don Mattingly is a former baseball player.

How old is Larry Bird?

He was born on 7 December 1956, making him 65 years of age as of September 2022. He is two years younger than his wife, Dinah Mayattingly (aged 67 in 2022) was born 16 November 1954.

Dinah Mattingly has managed to keep herself off the record despite her family's celebrity status. She might well be the reason why her family has thrived thus far. Her husband, the American Larry Bird is a former coach, former player, and professional executive in basketball.

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