What Does Corrie Bird Do? All About Larry Bird’s Daughter

By Unknown | Published on: February 21, 2024 | Updated on: February 21, 2024
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Corrie Bird is the eldest child of Larry Bird, the renowned NBA legend and two-time Hall of Famer. She was born to the NBA player and his ex-wife Janet Condra. As a daughter of a famous personality, Corrie lives a pretty normal life and works as a healthcare manager.

In this article, we have brought you everything you need to know about Corrie.

Key Takeaways

  • Corrie is the daughter of the NBA legend Larry Bird. However, the father and daughter duo had a strained relationship.
  • Bird has three half-siblings; two from her father’s side and one from her mother’s.
  • Corrie got married to Trent Theopolis Batson on 17 May 2008 in White Chapel.
  • She has a mixed ethnic background.
  • Corrie is one of the legal heirs to her father’s million dollars assets.

What Does Do? Meet Larry Bird’s Eldest Daughter

Corrie is now a worker at Clay Community School Corporation. She has been working there since August 2021. Prior to Clay, the star kid has already worked for several other organizations.

Here is the list of her past work;

Organization  Role Time Period
St.Vicent Clay Hospital Business Office Manager 2002 to 2007
Union Associated Physicians Clinic Practice Manager 2008-20016
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Clinical Coordinator 2018 to 2019
Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Indiana Registration Supervisor 2019 – 2021

Who Are Parents? Her Relationship With Her Father

Corrie was born on the 14 August 1977 in Brazil a city in Indiana to Larry Bird and his ex-wife Janet Condra. Born before her father started his NBA career, she faced challenges in forming a close bond with him due to the fractured relationship between her parents during that period.

Bird is the first daughter born to Janet Condra and Larry Bird
Corrie is the biological daughter of NBA legend Larry Bird

Her parents decided to split sometime after her birth and as a result, she was raised by her mother and her stepfather Mr.Hargrave. Even after the separation of her mom and dad, Corrie has been trying to keep a good relationship with her biological father Larry.

Bird Played Basketball In High School To Get Close To Her Father

Growing up as a celebrity child, Bird had a comfortable upbringing. She would be showered with gifts and money by her parents time and again. Although she was happy, what she really wanted was a connection between herself and her father, which Larry failed to give her. She even joined her high school basketball team and would update her father about her progress. But, in return, she got nothing.

She Was Excluded From Bird’s Special Day

Corrie was ignored by her dad Larry initially and even her request for an invitation to Bird Night was rejected by him. It was a retirement party thrown by Celtics as a farewell to Larry Bird officially called, “Larry Bird Night”. This incident caused an uproar in the media and on February 8, 1993, an article titled “Bird ignored daughter on his special night” was published.

She did not have a good relationship with her father
Larry’s cold treatment of his daughter Corrie was revealed in the media

The article was actually an interview with her mother Janet and her stepdad Hargrave. Here, the couple has explained Larry’s cold behavior toward his daughter. Additionally, her stepdad mentioned Larry excluding his daughter as a “big slap on the face”. He further added that the child had never received any birthday cards from the NBA star.

Additionally, the only time Corrie received anything was during Christmas, that too was sent by Dinah Mattingly, Larry’s wife at present. Even after receiving cold shoulders, the star kid seems hopeful about reviving her relationship with her father.

Larry Said He Was Proud of His Daughter Corrie

In the legend’s autobiography, we got to a new side of him as he mentioned his daughter Corrie and expressed his affection toward her. Bird wrote, even though he did not have much to do with his daughter’s [Corrie] life, he used to think about her all the time.

He also mentioned that he was really proud of her and praised his ex-wife Janet for raising Corrie in the best way possible. The legend then ended his verse by expressing his love and support for his daughter, he wrote,

¬†“To tell you the truth, I’ve never really known how to handle the situation, but I love her and anytime Corrie needs anything, I will be there for her.”

Furthermore, Dinah also contributed a lot to mending their relationship. She made an extra effort to send Corrie presents during Christmas and also invited her to join them for basketball games.

Currently, it seems like the relationship between Corrie and her dad Larry has improved, and are now closer to each other.

Is Married to Her Husband Trent Batson

Corrie married her hubby Trent Baston on 17 May 2008 and their wedding ceremony was held in White Chapel. Later, their reception took place at The Rose Hulman dining hall. They are leading a blissful marital relationship forever.

She got married to Trent Baston
Corrie and her husband Trent on their wedding day

Talking about their first meeting, the couple first met each other in Indiana in the mid-2000s and soon started seeing each other. Since the initial stages of their romantic journey, the couple’s love has flourished, reaching over a decade together and remaining as strong as ever.

Does Have Kids?

Bird has two children from her marriage with Baston. The couple welcomed their first child, a girl named Violet Marie on June 18, 2012. Their second child Sebastian Grey was born on April 20, 2017.

In addition, Corrie is the step-mom of two kids, Samantha and Christian from her husband Trent’s previous marriage.

At present, Corrie lives a comfortable life in Terre Haute, Indiana with her family.

What Does Her Husband Do For Living?

Corrie’s husband Batson is an Indiana native who works as a security professional. He additionally works at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as a public safety officer.

Bird Has Three Half-Siblings

She is the only biological child of her parents. But, Bird has three half-siblings from her parents’ different relationships; Mariah and Connor Bird from her father’s side and Mandy from her mother’s side.

Bird has three siblings two from his father side and one from his mother's.
Corrie’s adopted siblings Mariah and Connor Bird

Currently, Mariah is an event manager.

What Is Her Ethnicity?

Talking about her ethnical background, Corrie has an Irish, Scottish, and American heritage from her dad’s side, whereas her mother is Caucasian.

So, growing up with such a diverse heritage could have a profound impact on Corrie’s upbringing and identity.

Bird Graduated From Indiana Wesley University

Along with being a great athlete during her college days, Corrie also seems to be fond of studying. She majored in Elementary education at Indiana State University from 1995 to 1999 and after almost 8 years, she again started studying at the same university for a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Moreover, Bird went on and got herself a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Management Speciality from Indiana Wesley University in 2011.

Net Worth

Public knowledge about Bird’s estimated net worth is lacking. However, the data provided by the sources show her pay to be $4,215 while working at Clay Community School Corporation. Further, she can be expected to have earned around $60,000 to $100,000 annually from her previous work as a Health Care Manager.

Additionally, she is a formal heir to her father Larry’s estimated $75 million fortune.

FAQs

Does Larry Bird have a relationship with His Daughter Corrie Bird?

Despite their initial cold relationship, they lately seem to have bonded quite well.