Carolyn Chambers: All You Need To Know About Deion Sanders’ Ex-Wife

By Rhyss | Published on: February 11, 2024 | Updated on: February 11, 2024
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Carolyn Chambers is recognized as the ex-wife of the American football coach and former player Deion Sanders (aka Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr.). Carolyn’s marriage with Deion lasted for only 9 years from 1989 to 1998. After her separation from Coach Prime, several sources linked her name with NBA former basketball player Erick Strickland.

In fact, it has been claimed that Chambers and Erick are married. So what’s the truth? Are they really husband and wife?

Let’s find out the current marital status of Deion Sanders’ ex-wife Carolyn. We will also add details on her marriage with Deion, her early life, her career, her children, and many more.

‘ Bio: Her Age, Parents, And Early Life

Carolyn was born on April 16th, 1971 in Texas, the United States. She is the daughter of Ray Chambers and Yvonne Chambers and was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Speaking of her siblings, she grew up alongside her sister Brenda Chambers, and a brother Jerold Chambers.

Carolyn’s Educational Details

As for education, Chambers, 5ft 8in tall, is an MBA graduate from Texas Southern University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). She majored in Business Administration in Tax and Specialization.

For her undergraduate study, she went to Florida A&M University.

She Comes from a Biracial Ethnicity

The beautiful ex-wife of Deion is Half-African American and Half-White. Her nationality is American.

What Does Do?

Carolyn is reportedly a financial planner and registered stockbroker. Further, on her Instagram bio, Carolyn has stated that she is a tax specialist and notary signing agent. As a tax professional, she keeps informing her viewers about taxes through her Instagram.

Carolyn is working as a real estate agent.
Chambers works as a Tax spec.

On January 13, 2021, she shared some informative notes on tax and captioned,

Two things in life are guaranteed…DEATH & TAXES!!! Let us help you keep the IRS out of your POCKETS!!!

She is currently working as a tax officer in Lewisville, Texas. Further, she is also a licensed real estate broker. Back in 2014, she launched the new full-service real estate office Strickland Real Estate Network in partnership with Erick Strickland.

Apart from this, Carolyn also headed an NGO in 2005.

Chambers Is Also An Author

Besides being a financial officer, Carolyn is also a novelist. Back in 2005, she released a novel titled Sins & Secrets which narrates the story of three young black women Candice, Amber, and Toi.

Chambers’ novel got 31 ratings on Amazon and is available at the price of $25.91.

Is The Ex-Wife Of Deion Sanders: Their Relationship

On September 14th, 1989, Carolyn tied the knot with the former NFL cornerback and MLB outfielder Deion Sanders. They reportedly dated each other for one year before getting married.

In the initial years of marriage, the couple had a graceful union. They became parents of two beautiful children, a baby boy, and a girl.

While they were married, Deion gifted his wife a beautiful $2 million house in Plano, Texas.

Their Divorce

Soon their relationship started deteriorating. It was revealed that at the time Deion was reportedly engaged in an extra-marital affair as well. Carolyn then filed for divorce on September 11th, 1996, just 3 days shy of their 7th wedding anniversary.

However, after a couple of days, the pair decided to give their marriage another chance and took back the divorce petition. Nevertheless, a couple of months later, in 1997, Chambers again filed for divorce, and this time for good.

Chambers with her kids and ex-husband Deion Sanders
Carolyn and her two children she shares with Deion.

Their marital life ended after 9 years in the year 1998. Carlyn’s ex-spouse Sanders talked about the dark time he experienced after splitting from his first wife Chambers. In his autobiography “Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life“, he wrote,

“I was going through the trials and tribulations of life. I was pretty much running on fumes. I was empty, no peace, no joy. Losing hope with the progression of everything.”

Deion also mentioned that he was even suicidal at a time but his faith in the lord helped him to get healed. As of now, the formers share a friendly relationship probably for the sake of their children.

Shares Two Children With Her Ex-Husband

From her marriage with her ex-husband Deion Sanders, she became a mother of two, a son named Deion Ossacin Sanders Jr. and Deiondra Sanders. After she filed for divorce, she asked for temporary sole custody of their kids.

Talking about her children in detail, Deiondra is their first child. She was born on April 17, 1992, which makes her 32 years old in 2024. She is currently working as the director of communications for Sc3 Sports Management.

Similarly, Carolyn’s son Deion Jr. was born on December 1, 1993, in Texas. As of 2024, he is 30 years of age.  He is a former sportsman who is known as a cornerback and wide receiver for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Carolyne Chambers Sanders (@carolynecsandersrealtor)

As of now, Chambers’ son has left football. He is currently working in the fashion industry and operates a streetwear clothing brand Well Off. Chambers’ youngest child is also a musician and has released his rap track and songs entitled Swaggin, Money Old, and Kandy.

Did Remarry After Her Divorce? Is She Erick Strickland’s Wife?

Yes, the famous celebrity wife Carolyn got married for the second time to the American professional basketball player Erick Strickland. The couple exchanged vows on April 16, 2014.

Carolyn Chambers child (1)
Carolyn with her gorgeous daughters.

On their fifth marriage anniversary, Carolyn’s second husband Erick posted a status on his Facebook writing,

“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life, it has been a wonderful 5 years of Grace and Springing Forth to many more to come. I love u dearly and appreciate the kind, loving, fine, wonderful woman u are. — with Carolyne Chambers Sanders.”

But coming up to [write_age], we are not so sure if Carolyn and Erick are still together. Lately, they haven’t shared a single post together, and moreover, both the couple are single as per their relationship status on Facebook.

Carolyn Chambers husband
Carolyn during her wedding with Erick.

On the other hand, Carolyn’s ex-spouse Deion also remarried. A year after their divorce in 1999, he tied the knot with his second wife Pilar Biggers-Sanders with whom he shares three children Shilo, Shedeur, and Shelomi Sanders. The couple, however, ended their union in 2015.

The former football player is currently in a relationship with Tracey Edmonds.

Why is Deion Sanders famous?

Carolyn Chambers’ former husband, Deion, is regarded as one of the most versatile NFL players. He is a former cornerback, wide receiver, and return specialist. Before his retirement, Sanders played for several teams including Atlanta Falcons (1989–1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994), Dallas Cowboys (1995–1999), and more.

Nicknamed “Neon Deion” and “Prime Time,” Deion is now the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also serves as an analyst at NFL Network.

Chambers Shares a Good Relationship With Her Ex-Husband Deion’s Fiancee

Not only with her first husband Sanders, but Carolyn also shares quite a good relationship with his now-fiancee Tracey. Chambers and Edmonds even often appear together supporting the Colorado head coach Deion at several events.

Back in early October 2023, the two also shared a story of them together on their Instagram, cheering Sanders at Folsom Field in Boulder.

Carolyn and Tracey are good friends
Carolyn and Sanders’ fiancee Tracey together.

Advocates Christianity Through Her YouTube Channel 

The real estate broker follows Christianity and also insists others follow the path of the lord. In fact, she runs a program advocating Christianity. On her Instagram on December 12, 2022, she promoted her program which she captioned,

Trust God. Your life can be changed in one minute. For more “Hit It for your one Minute” encouraging food for the soul.

Her encouraging videos are available on her official YouTube channel @TheRealCarolynSanders which has 467 subscribers in total. To date, she has uploaded 16 videos in total.

Chambers Is Active On Instagram

She is hugely active on Instagram with 9k followers. On her Instagram page, Carolyn has shared both her personal and professional life.

Likewise, she is also on Facebook with 1048 followers.

‘ Net Worth 

As a tax officer and real estate broker, no doubt that she earns quite a good amount of money. As per reports, she has an estimated fortune of $1.5 million. Meanwhile, her famous ex-husband Deion has a fortune of $50 million as of 2024.

FAQs About Deion Sanders’ Wife  

How many kids did Deion Sanders have with Carolyn Chambers?

Dieo and his ex-wife, Carolyn have two children, Deion Deiondra Sanders.

Who is Carolyn Chambers husband?

Carolyn is now married to her second husband, Erick Strickland. They have been married since 2014.

Who Is Carolyn Chambers?

Chambers is said to be a financial planner. She is also a registered stockbroker.

Source: HtownDaily.com