Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa Gonzalez

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Melissa Gonzalez is a young and talented Colombian-American athlete. Melissa Gonzalez is famous as the hurdler who won a gold medal at the South American Championships in 2019 and a silver at the 2018 South American Games. She is also popular as the celebrity wife of American footballer David Blough.

Early Life

Melissa Gonzalez was born on 24 June 1994 and she is currently 27 years old. She hails from El Paso, Texas, and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Talking about her family, Gonzalez’s father is Hector Gonzalez and her mother is Temple Gonzalez.

While her mother is an American, her father is a Colombian. Therefore, this personality has dual citizenship of Colombian and American. Likewise, this personality has three siblings namely Samantha Gonzalez, Christian Gonzalez, and Lily Gonzalez.

Two of her siblings Samantha and Christian are also athletes where her sister is a runner whereas her brother is an American footballer. Regarding her educational journey, Gonzalez went to Creekview High School. Later on, Gonzalez attended the University of Texas, Austin.

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Caption: Melissa Gonzalez posing for a photo with her siblings. Source: Instagram

Career

Professionally, Melissa Gonzalez is a popular athlete. More precisely, she is a hurdler. This athlete specializes in the 400 meters hurdles. She has also represented her father’s native country – Colombia – in international competitions. Likewise, this hurdler has won a gold medal at the South American Championships. Gonzalez’s gold medal was in the year 2019. At this particular event, Gonzalez broke the 25-year-old national record.

Moreover, this athlete won a silver medal at the 2018 South American Games. Likewise, she also won two medals at the 2017 South American Championships. Furthermore, this athlete’s personal best in the event is 55.32 seconds and she set this record at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Caption: Melissa Gonzalez posing for a photo after winning a medal at the South American Championships in 2017. Source: Instagram

More Details

Similarly, Gonzalez was a part of a 4x400m relay team that finished 8th at the NCAA Championships. Also, she won the 400 meters hurdles at the UTSA Challenge Invitational. Gonzalez finished 2nd in the 400 meters hurdles with a season-best time of 57.94 at the Big 12 Championships. Further, this athlete was a member of the 3rd place 4×400 meters relay team at the UTSA Challenge Invitational.

Moreover, in the year 2015, Gonzalez was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. Also, this athlete earned the Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors in the same year. Then in the 2015-16 season, Gonzalez placed 3rd in the 400-meter hurdles final at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 58.99.

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Caption: Melissa Gonzalez during one of her games. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Melissa Gonzalez is a happily married woman. Her husband is David Blough and is a famous American football quarterback. As such, her husband plays for the National Football League (NFL) team the Detroit Lions. Gonzalez and Blough are actually high school sweethearts and they finally tied the knot in March 2019.

This celebrity couple had a private ceremony at the Springs Event venue to exchange their vows. Moreover, Blough and Gonzalez were each other’s prom partners in 2012. Also, David proposed to Gonzalez in late May 2018 and she said “yes” as shared on her Instagram profile on 28 May 2018.

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Caption: Melissa Gonzalez and David Blough at their wedding. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Melissa Gonzalez stands tall at an approximate height of 1.75 meters or 5 feet and 9 inches and her weight is around 54 kgs or 119 lbs. Further, Gonzalez has dark brown eyes and curly hair of the same color.

Social Media and Net Worth

Talking about her social media presence, Melissa Gonzalez joined Twitter in June 2017 and her username on this platform is @melhurdles. However, it is unclear whether or not this profile is an official one as the most recent post on this profile dates back to January 2019.

Similarly, she has a verified account on Instagram under the username @melissagonzalez5. As of May 2022, this profile has earned more than 25.3K followers. Moving on, hurdler Gonzalez has a net worth of around $4 million US dollars as of 2022.