Meet Nurse Skylene Montgomery-Wife Of American Football Coach Sean Payton
Professionally a nurse from Parkersburg, West Virginia, Skylene Montgomery (37 as of June 2022) grabbed media and public attention following her marriage to the former American football coach and quarterback Sean Payton (58 as of June 2022).
She is also a former Volleyball coach and beauty pageant titleholder. She won Miss West Virginia in 2008.
Montgomery and Payton got married in an intimate wedding ceremony in June 2021.
Who Is Skylene Montgomery? Age And Education
Skylene Montgomery was born on December 4, 1984, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the USA, to Skylar and Darlene Montgomery.
Her current (June 2022) age is 37-years-old, and she stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or (170cm).
Skylene was raised in a middle-class family-her father was the co-owner of a garage-door-supplier.
She revealed that she grew up a "tomboy."
"I had a bowl-cut haircut and was that kid in messy baggy shorts and a Nike tee who played basketball," said Skylene.
Montgomery attended Peterberg's South High School and actively participated in all school sports, especially Softball and Volleyball.
She was an all-state volleyball and softball player.
Likewise, Skylene joined Marshall University and graduated in exercise physiology in 2007.
She later enrolled at West Virginia University and got a nursing degree.
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Power Couple Sean Payton And Skylene Montgomery: First Meeting, Engagement, Ring, Wedding
Payton and Montgomery first met at a Saints-Panthers game when the latter was a nurse living in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It was the pregame ceremony, and Montgomery asked Payton for some tickets for her and some co-workers for the game.
Instead, the former coach gave her his phone number, and the rest is history.
Surprise Birthday-turned-Engagement Party
Sean Payton planned an elaborate and detailed surprise party for his lady love Skylene Montgomery.
He and Saints owner Gayle Benson planned the whole thing. Benson invited Skylene to celebrate the 15th anniversary of her marriage to the late Tom Benson.
But when she attended the party, she was shocked to see all her close friends, parents and relatives being invited.
Later, Sean told her that it was her early 35th birthday party celebration.
However, after some time, special guest country music star Heidi Newfield started to sing "Johnny And June.
When Skylene looked for her boyfriend, she saw Sean on one knee with a huge diamond ring in his hand.
The former head coach popped the question stating, "You know, Skylene; this is a bit much for a birthday party."
He proposed to her with an emerald-cut diamond ring; upon seeing the ring, Newfield jokingly said, "That's big enough to fry an egg on."
Intimate Wedding Ceremony
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and his now-wife Skylene Montgomery married on June 18, 2021, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The wedding officiant was NBA champion player and coach Avery Johnson.
The bride and groom both wore white. Skylene looked drop-dead gorgeous in her white lace wedding gown, and Sean looked chic in the white suit and Nike sneakers.
Though the pair has faced quite a few controversies for their, relationship-especially the twenty years age gap between the duo, they have come out stronger and happier.
Skylene Montgomery: Former Miss West Virginia, Volleyball Coach, And A Nurse
Skylene Montgomery, a self-described tomboy who was always into sports, shocked everyone when she decided to enter a beauty pageant at 14.
She first entered Miss Teen West Virginia and came in first runner-up.
Afterward, in 2008, after graduating from Marshall University, Skylene participated and won Miss West Virginia USA.
Later, the 37-year-old moved to Charlotte, where she worked two jobs to pay off student loans.
As per the nurse, her father taught her the value of money and independence.
In 2013, Montgomery moved to New Orleans to work in the gastrointestinal intensive care unit at Ochsner Medical Center.
She also plays an active role in the Sean Payton Play It Forward Foundation.
Skylene Montgomery's Husband Sean Payton: Short Bio
Sean Payton was born Sean Patrick Payton on December 29, 1963, in San Mateo, California, and raised in Naperville, Illinois.
He attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois, where Sean was a quarterback in his senior year.
Later, he enrolled at Eastern Illinois University, winning a football scholarship to play quarterback.
During his playing career, Sean was drafted to Chicago Bruisers, Pittsburgh Gladiators, Chicago Bears, and Leicester Panthers.
Payton started his coaching career in 1988 as an offensive assistant at San Diego State University.
Over his successful coaching career, he worked with Philadelphia Eagles (1997 to 1998), New York Giants (1999 to 2001), Dallas Cowboys (2003 to 2005), and New Orleans Saints (2006 to 2021).
On March 22, 2012, Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season over New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
In fact, he became the first head coach in modern NFL history to be suspended.
During his one year of suspension, Sean served as the offensive coordinator for his son Connor's sixth-grade team in Argyle, Texas.
Also, Payton's time as his son's school team coach was made into a movie, Home Team starring Kevin James.
Former Wife And Children
Before Skylene Montgomery, Sean Payton was married to Beth Shuey. The couple met at an Indiana State University graduate, where he worked as a coach.
Similarly, the pair has two children; a daughter Meghan (born 1997), and a son Connor (born 1999).
Later, Payton and his then-wife Beth filed for divorce in June 2012. The petition was filed in Tarrant County, Texas, on June 14.
While Sean asked for joint custody, Beth reportedly filed for a counter-petition asking the court to schedule Payton's time "as necessary to protect the health and well-being of the children."
It all happened during Payton's suspension.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Skylene Montgomery?
Skylene Montgomery's net worth and earnings have not been made public yet.
On the other hand, her husband's net worth is 24 million. He had an $8 million per year salary at the pick of his career.
The couple resides in New Orleans in the 6,000-square-foot Greek Revival home.