October 26, 2020

Who is Strictly 2020 star Jason Bell?

Who is Strictly 2020 star Jason Bell?

JASON Bell was revealed as one of the first three celebrities confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. 

Here’s everything you need to know about him.

 Jason Bell is a former professional American footballer

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Jason Bell is a former professional American footballerCredit: Wenn

Who is Jason Bell?

Jason Bell is a former professional American football cornerback, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for a number of years.

During his many years on the pitch he played for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New York Giants.

He had played college football at the University of California in Los Angeles, USA, where he accepted a football scholarship.

Born on April 1, 1978 in Long Beach, California, Jason grew up playing football, first in high school, before continuing the sport in college.

 Jason Bell pictured with Nadine Coyle

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Jason Bell pictured with Nadine CoyleCredit: Getty – Contributor

He also did a bit of track and field but ultimately stuck with football and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2001.

By 2002, he was playing for the Houston Texans and received the Ed Block Courage Award at the end of the year.

In 2006, Jason signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New York Giants and moved but sustained an injury in 2007 which put him on the injured reserve list.

Unfortunately, he had to retire from the sport all-together in 2008 after having career-ending back surgery the previous year.

 Jason Bell and Nadine Coyle share a daughter together

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Jason Bell and Nadine Coyle share a daughter togetherCredit: Rex Features

Is Jason Bell married?

Jason was in a long-term relationship Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle from 2008.

However, the pair reportedly called time on their romance in September 2019 after more than a decade together.

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Nadine had moved back to Northern Ireland in 2016 while Jason largely remained in the US.

They pair had an on and off relationship, but got engaged in 2014 after she gave birth to their daughter Anaiya Bell.

Jason previously married a primary school teacher named Kimberly in 2003.

However, the pair filed for divorce on April 21, 2005, but reconciled before breaking up again in April 2007.

Bell only finalised his divorce in 2008, after he began seeing Nadine.

What is Jason Bell’s net worth?

Since retiring from football Jason has stayed in the US to concentrate on his TV commentary career, while Nadine and his daughter reside in Northern Ireland.

He is thought to be worth $75 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which is approximately £58 million, presumably most of his earnings come from his years as a footballer and now a TV commentator.

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