DivorceAlisha Biehn Became Al Joyner’s Wife After Florence Griffith Joyner – Every...

Alisha Biehn Became Al Joyner’s Wife After Florence Griffith Joyner – Every Fact

Alisha Biehn is a personal trainer who became famous thanks to her marriage to American track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Al Joyner. While she is not a famous individual on her own, she became a well-known name after 2003 when she married the former athlete. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last forever as they later parted ways in divorce.

Interestingly, she was not the first woman in the life of Al who before his path with the personal trainer crossed, he was previously married to Florence Griffith Joyner until her death in 1998.

Biography And Early Life Of Alisha Biehn

Details such as the birth of Alisha Biehn are not known, but it is known that she was brought up in a stable family alongside a sister. She got her education from the University of California from where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies in 1993.

With an interest in sports since she was young, Alisha would later attend the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) where she was certified in 2009 as a personal trainer. Careerwise, she began working as a personal trainer at B2B Sports and Wellness in 2010. In 2017, she became a group fitness leader at WorkoutBar. She has since held other jobs as a trainer.

How She Met And Married Alfrederick Joyner

When the paths of Alisha and Al first crossed, Al was still mourning his first wife who had died four years earlier, leaving him with a 7-year old daughter. He was encouraged by his friends to try getting the friendship of the opposite sex.

One night, he met a beautiful blonde who was, interestingly, a runner herself. Although he didn’t tell her his second name, they got talking and she later started talking about Flo Jo, his late wife. The woman was Alisha Biehn and soon, he fell in love with her. Al stated that just as it was with his first wife, he knew that Alisha was the woman he was going to marry. This came true in June 2003 when they walked down the aisle.

She Is Not His First Wife

Alisha Biehn
Florence Griffith-Joyner and Al Joyner (Image Source)

As stated, Alisha is not the first woman in the life of Alfredrick. He was once married to a woman known as Florence Joyner who was also an athlete. Florence became famous for her high talent on the track and also for her great sense of dressing.

Her love story with Al began in 1980 when their paths crossed for the first time at the Olympic trials in Eugene. At the time, they were both only 20 years old. Because of the way she looked and her dressing, he thought she was a trainer.

They exchanged names on the first day, and on the second, he got more information about her. It was at that time that he got to know she was a UCLA sprinter. Coincidentally, she was a teammate with Jackie Joyner’s sister who would later tell him Florence was in a relationship with another boy at the time. This, however, did not stop him from making up his mind that she was the woman he was going to marry. He also posted her pictures on his wall.

One thing led to the other, they later started dating, and then in 1987, they got married. After the occasion, she changed her name legally to Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner. She was better known by fans as Flo Jo.

Sadly, she lost her life in 1998 at the age of 38. She was said o have suffered seizures before her death. Although there were claims that drugs probably contributed to her death, an autopsy showed nothing of the sort.

Flo Jo Made Al To Promise To Marry Again After She Died

Before Florence Joyner died, she was said to always have dreams that were vivid. Whenever she had such dreams, she was in the habit of sharing them with her husband. Not long before her death, Flo Jo was always having dreams of her death.

Because of this, she was always scared of what would happen to their daughter if she died. Hence, she made her husband promise that he would get married after she passed away. He refused at first, but she insisted.

This is clearly one of the reasons why five years after he lost his wife, Al Joyner got married a second time to Alisha Biehn in 2003.

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They Had Kids Together


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Alisha Biehn and Al Joyner’s marriage was blessed with two children; Skylar Rose Joyner and Jayden Alfredrick Joyner. Skylar was born on February 13, 2004, and Jayden, on the other hand, was born on March 5, 2006. Skylar is following in the footsteps of her father as an athlete.

While their parents may not be together, both Al and Alisha are very much involved in the lives of their kids.

From his first marriage to Florence, Al has a daughter, Mary Ruth Joyner who was born on 15 November 1990. Rather than following in the footsteps of her parents, she is now pursuing a career as a musician. She started running until high school when she lost interest in track and field and decided, instead to become a musician.

How The Marriage Came To An End

The marriage between Alisha Biehn and Al Joyner. It is not clear exactly when the union came to an end or what led to the divorce. What is known, however, is that while Alisha seems to be single, Al has since gotten married a third time to Cynthia Joyner. Although not much is known about Cynthia, it is known is that she has a son from a previous relationship known as Joshua Bell and a daughter, Dani Bell.

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