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John Daly’s Marriage History: All You Need to Know About His Fiancee and Ex-Wives

Published 01/08/2022, 6:30 PM EST

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Many aspects of John Daly’s life have attracted a lot of attention from the public, sometimes even more than his accomplishments in golf. His insane lifestyle, passion for fast food, and relationship with alcohol and cigarettes are something he makes headlines for daily. However, another aspect of his personal life that is quite in the interest of people is his dating history.

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The 55-year-old has been married to four women in his life. While he has been associated with many more, he made it official with only these four. He married Dale Crafton in 1987, a model who hailed from a wealthy family in Arkansas. However, they got divorced in 1990, a year before Daly won the PGA Championship, the victory that thrust him into the limelight.

A couple of months after his first divorce, he met Bettye Fulford and married her in early 1992. A couple of months later, he was charged with third-degree assault for throwing her into a wall in their home. However, as the exact circumstances remained clouded and Bettye did not wish to pursue the matter further, the charges were dropped. In 1995, no sooner than the pair separated, he got married to Paulette Dean.


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Although this relationship lasted longer than the first two, it, too, ended in 1999. For two years, he remained a bachelor, after which he met Sherrie Miller. They got married in 2001 and while everyone thought this was going to last, in 2007, it all went down.

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One night, after the couple got into a fight in a restaurant, Sherrie reportedly came at John with a steak knife. While authorities and the two themself have confirmed none of the events, Sherrie served a 6-month term in jail and understandably, the duo separated soon after.

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In 2007, while Daly was still with Miller, he met Anna Cladakis, and the two hit it off. However, after all these unsuccessful marriages, Daly seemed to be in no rush to make the fifth official. For 15 long years, the two have steadily maintained their relationship. In 2014, they announced their engagement, though there is no news of weddings bells yet.


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She regularly carries his bag on the course and is photographed with him and his children. While many don’t believe this relationship will last, there have thankfully been no controversies surrounding them.

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How many children does John Daly have?


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John Daly has three children, all with different wives. With his second wife, Bettye, he had a daughter called Shynah Hale, 29 years as of now. Paulette Dean and Daly had a daughter, Sierra Lynn, who was born on June 1, 1995. John Daly II or Little John was born on July 23, 2003, with Sherrie Miller. However, after their messy divorce, Daly got custody of his son. He is an aspiring golfer and in 2021, the two won the PNC Championship.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.