Football player Michael Oher, who inspired ‘The Blind Side,’ ties the knot with his partner of 17 years Former NFL player Michael Oher tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Tiffany Roy. The couple who inspired “The Blind Side,” the best-selling book and film which got nominated for the Academy Awards met when they were at the University of Mississippi and they got married in Nashville, Tennessee. The couple took to Instagram to announce and celebrate their marriage. Michael Oher wrote they are filled with love and can’t believe people took their time to come and wish them. He also thanked everyone for blessing them.
A Former NFL athlete shared a photo of him and his wife standing at the altar and for the caption, he wrote, “easily the best weekend ever.” He added, not being from the place and still coming was even more special. He is truly grateful and completely adores them. The comments were loaded with warm messages from fans, followers, and athletes all of them congratulating them on their big day. The couple has been together for more than 17 years.
They got engaged on July 12, 2021, and got married at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee on November 5, 2022. The couple is the parents of four children. Kobi, MJ, Kierstin and Naivi. Kobi escorted her mother down the aisle to Beyoncé’s “Halo.” Michael Oher’s life story was told in Michael Lewis’ book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” in 2006. And in 2009, based on that book a film was made that later won an Academy Award.
When Oher was a teen, he was adopted by Tuohy and Sean Tuohy after being in and out of foster care. It was them, who took him in and provided him with schooling and a football career. Growing up, he went to the University of Mississippi, where he met his love, Tiffany Roy.
Then, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens for the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. Leigh Anne Tuohy shared that the movie was great, everyone has a story and it is just that our story caught the attention. When people see this movie, they realize there are many Michael Oher out there who can make a difference if someone just turns around and provides helping hands. In 2016, Oher went to play for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers before retiring from the NFL.