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Michael Oher’s Wife Tiffany and Facts about the Former NFL Star’s Family

Milla Sigaba
Aug 31, 2022
4:10 P.M.
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Former NFL player Michael Oher chose to live a private life after his story was turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Sandra Bullock. Learn more about Michael Oher's wife, Tiffany Roy, and their marriage. 

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Many people might know Michael Oher due to the movie "The Blind Side," which was inspired by the athlete's life before and after the Tuohy family adopted him. 

They helped Michael through school and developed his football career, leading to him being drafted in the first round of the NFL and playing in Baltimore, Tennessee, and Carolina. He played football for multiple seasons and made two Superbowl appearances. 

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Oher's marriage was very discreet, but people soon discovered he had a wife after an uber driver filed a lawsuit against him. In 2017, the case detailed that Oher had been under the influence of alcohol when he entered the driver's car.

Upon request, the Uber driver followed Oher's wife's car to a country club in Nashville, where Oher reportedly intended to enjoy the rest of his night. 

Oher reportedly became belligerent when the driver lost track of his wife's location, which resulted in Oher's arrest, where officials charged him with misdemeanor assault. 

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The charges were dismissed, according to Tennessee's Davidson County District Attorney spokeswoman, Dorinda Carter, after the driver agreed to drop them. For many people, when Oher's wife was mentioned in the lawsuit, it was the first time they learned of his marriage. 

Tiffany Roy and Michael Oher's Low-Profile Relationship

Oher's wife was Tiffany Roy. Roy and Oher's private lives made learning much about them difficult. A rare picture of Roy and Oher was shared on social media when Sean Tuohy Jr, Oher's adoptive brother, posted a photo of their family. 

Roy smiled in a black T-shirt while Oher sat down and had d cute little boy in his lap; the boy was assumed to be their son. Roy also shared she was "a mother and wife" on the website for her clothing line, Feminish Collection. 

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Fans were delighted by the news that Oher was married and started his own family, with users complimenting his "beautiful" family and sending well wishes. 

While Tuohy was not shy about posting pictures of his family members, Oher chose to refrain from sharing images of his family on his Instagram account, opting to keep his marriage as private as possible.

His brother was the opposite, sharing his life as Associate Athletics Director and Chief of Staff for the University of Central Florida's football team.

Oher's adoptive mother also had a life in the public eye and shared a sweet family picture of the Tuohy family on Christmas, including Oher and Roy. 

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Like her husband, Roy had a minimal presence on social media; her Instagram account was private at the time of publication and had over a thousand followers. 

Tuohy's family picture confirmed that the couple had been together at least since 2015; however, Roy's Instagram profile picture of them lovingly embracing suggests the couple was still going strong years later. 

Who Is Michael Oher's Wife, Tiffany Roy?

Tiffany Michelle Roy was born in Michigan in 1982; after Oher found Beats the Odds Inc, an initiative aimed at aiding children from lower-income communities to achieve their dreams through football, Roy was appointed vice president. 

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After leaving football, Oher wanted to use his platform to give back to communities in need; he recalled when he did not have enough money to buy necessities and tried to develop a way to connect those in need to people who wanted to help make a difference. 

Oher founded Good Deed, an app, and has reportedly been doing nonprofit work with his wife since 2016. Apart from running their nonprofit organizations, Roy also had a clothing boutique. 

Her Instagram account bio provided the link to her clothing line's website, explaining Roy's love for fashion started when she was a little girl. 

She influenced her brand with her passion for women's equality, the website wrote, detailing that Roy was an entrepreneur and believed that identifying as a woman did not mean women were deserving of less. 

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At the time of publication, Roy's clothing line account amassed 333 followers and 64 posts of her clothing items. She created the title of her clothing line to include all women of all cultures and sizes. 

Facts about His Family

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy adopted Oher in 2004; the couple met at Ole Miss, where Leigh Anne was a member of her sorority, Kappa Delta, a cheerleader, and a homecoming maid.

Sean was a star basketball player at college, his sporting talent something he shared with Oher, who played in the NFL for seven years and three teams. 

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Leigh Anne owned a design firm, Flair I, and ventured into motivational speaking; in 2013, the Tuohy family appeared on "Family Addition with Leigh Anne Tuohy," a show that documented the adoption process for different families. 

Leigh Anne and Sean had two biological children, Collins and Sean Tuohy Jr. Collins co-owned Whimsy Cookies Co., a cookie company in Memphis. Collins and the NFL player reportedly had the closest relationship after they met in their high school hallway.

Collins also enrolled at Ole Miss and met her business partner at one of her younger brother's football games; after meeting for lunch, they decided to join forces and start a business together. 

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