In many celebrity marriages, one partner is more renowned than the other, even when they both do things that deserve attention. One of such unions is between Veronica Stigeler – a singer and Bill Cowher, a former football coach who certainly won a special place among fans of NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers which he coached for many years.
Since the start of their relationship in 2014, many have come to regard Veronica Stigeler as the better half of the former football coach, more than the talented singer that she is. Even though the light always shines more on her husband, there are also interesting things to know about her. Let’s take you through the life achievements of this woman who has been a huge support to the veteran coach.
A Sneak Peek Into Veronica Stigeler’s Life Before Cowher
As stated earlier, Veronica Stigeler, also known as Queen V, is not very famous in the entertainment realm and arguably gathered massive media attention for her relationship with Bill Cowher, but this doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have her own impressive pursuit. To Bill Cowher, she is a true catch for not just her beauty but also the intellectual capability which is evident in her songs.
Veronica prefers that people have less access to her personal information and rarely shares anything with the world. Therefore, most of her personal details, including the name of the school she attended, her parents and more have hardly been the subject of tabloid discussion. Howbeit, we know that she was born on 23 February 1974, in New York City, the United States where she also grew up.
It is also known that she is into music and has since her graduation, worked predominantly as a musician. Her musical accomplishments include several EPs featuring hits such as Cry Your Eyes Out, Best of Me, Slip Away and Good Girls.
Relationship with Bill Cowher
Veronica married Bill Cowher in 2014. They have no child yet but she is a step-mother to Cowher’s three daughters from his first marriage.
Not too long after the death of his wife, Bill met Queen V in a circumstance that has not been revealed. He was not looking for a wife when they first met, but something attracted him to Veronica who was going through a divorce.
They seemed cut out for each other as while Veronica loved football, Bill loved music. After dating for some time, the two decide to give marriage another chance by getting married in 2014 in a private event.
More than half a decade later, the two still remain very close despite Bill being 15 years older than his wife.
More About Bill Cowher
A former NFL talent, Bill Cowher was born on May 8, 1957, in Pittsburgh. The North Carolina University graduate excelled in NFL both as a coach and player. He started his career in the league in 1979 as a linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, though he was signed with the Cleveland Browns.
In 1985, he began his coaching career and became the head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992 where he coached for 15 seasons. During his time with the team, he did many things right, making 10 playoff appearances, breaking NFL records as the second person to attain such playoffs in each of his first seasons as a head coach. Again, he led the team to eight division titles victories.
In 2006, he won Super Bowl XL after his team easily defeated Seattle Seahawks. Satisfied by his accomplishments, Bill thought it was about time he retired from the court. In 2007, he retired as a head coach but had plans in place for the future as he immediately became a studio analyst for NFL Today.
Bill has enjoyed a great career both as a player and coach. Apart from being a Super Bowl champion, he also has two Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year awards to his name, as well as AP NFL Coach of the Year and Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award. He is a Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Famer and in 2020, he got inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Facts About Bill Cowher’s Wife
1. Cowher is not the first man in Veronica’s life
Seeing the couple, it is easy for one to assume they have been together for all their lives. On the contrary, the football coach is not the first man Veronica was married to. She once walked down the aisle with an unidentified basketball player.
Unfortunately, the marriage could not survive for long as it ended in divorce some years before she met Cowher. The reason for the divorce is not known. Whatever it was that led to the divorce, Veronica has put it behind and learned to love again, considering the level of happiness she apparently exudes.
2. Bill Cowher was also once married
Just like his wife Veronica, Cowher was once married to a basketball player, Kaye Cowher who played for the New York stars in the professional women’s basketball league called Women’s Pro Basketball League. The pair got married in 1983, after dating for a few years.
Their union was long and fruitful, spawning three daughters; Lindsay, Meagan, and Lauren, all of whom played college basketball. Many years after enjoying a happily married life, Bill lost his beloved wife to the cold hands of death after a battle with skin cancer. She was 54 at the time.
3. She has a fairly successful musical career
Veronica Stigeler or as she is better known by her professional name, Queen V, has come a long way as a singer, although she is yet to make the big hit. She started her musical career playing in the New York City club scene. She got the opportunity to perform at some popular venues including CBGB and Don Hill’s.
V released her first EP Critical in 2002 and soon embarked on a tour with her band. She has opened for big names, including Twisted Sister and Sebastian Bach at Rock The Park and Bon Jovi at the Meadowlands.
Her Eps include Critical/One More Time (2015), Bridges Vol. 1 (2016), Bridges Vol. 2 (2017), and an LP The Decade of Queen V (2013).
4. Her net worth
Veronica is most famous for her marriage to Bill Cowher which means she is still an upcoming music artist. With this in mind, it doesn’t look like there is much cash flow from her musical career yet. For now, she earns an amount that ranges between $46,000 and $65,000 yearly – basically from concerts and tours. Her net worth is estimated to be somewhere below $500,000.
Anyway, she is married to a multi-millionaire who earns about $4 million annually with his net worth estimated at $18 million.
5. What is the Height of Veronica Stigeler?
Veronica’s height is one of the things she keeps close to the vest. However, she doesn’t look very short by the side of her husband who is 6 feet 1 inch tall. But then, Bill stands significantly taller than his better half.