Jim Nantz’s Wife Courtney Richards; 7 Essential Insights About Her

By CannonPublished on: February 12, 2024 Updated on: February 18, 2024
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Courtney Richards, fully Courtney Richards Nantz is the wife of popular sportscaster, Jim Nantz. Like her husband, Courtney also shares the same passion for sports. She previously worked in sports marketing at IMG, a talent management company. The couple already began dating even before Nantz’s messy divorce from his first wife, Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz.

Coming up to 2024, Richards and her husband Nantz have been married for over a decade, and still, their marriage is going without any significant hurdles. So, what is the key to their long-lasting marriage?

Do they have any children together? Let’s find out everything you need to know about Jim Nantz’s wife Courtney in the following article!

Who is Jim Nantz’s wife Courtney Richards? They Met Through IMG

Born in 1980, Courtney is a sports enthusiast who studied sports marketing and event planning in college. She previously worked at IMG, the sports marketing powerhouse based in New York City. It was also where Richards met her future husband, Jim, who was the vice president of the company.

Their shared love for sports formed the basis of their quick connection.

Courtney and Her Husband Jim Began Dating Before His Divorce From His First Wife

Prior to Courtney, her spouse Jim was married to his first wife, Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz from 1983 to 2009. However, their divorce didn’t go as planned, ending on a sour note. The two used to live in their house, located in Westport, Conn. Nantz and his former better half, Anna also had a daughter named Caroline Nantz, a district manager at ADP.

Following their divorce finalization, a judge Howard Owens ordered Jim to pay $72,000 per month to his ex-wife. It also included $1,000 a week for child support for their daughter, Caroline.

Courtney Richards and her husband Jim Nantz
Courtney Richards and her husband, Jim.

At the time, Nantz also admitted to having an affair, but the judge ruled that their relationship didn’t contribute to the collapse of their marriage, as it was already on the verge of divorce.

The Couple Initially Tried To Keep Their Engagement Private

CBS broadcaster Jim popped the question to his then-girlfriend Courtney on 14th Sept 2010, at the Bush compound Walker’s Point in Maine. At the time, Jim was on a vocational tour along with some of his friends, George H.W. Bush, Jeb Bush, and Barbara Bush.

According to Page Six, the couple didn’t reveal the big news for the next three months. In Sept, the representative for Jim told the tabloid there was, “no news.” But, three months later on 3oth December 2010, the sportscaster and his fiancee Richards eventually became ready to share their engagement news and their rep stated,

“We were telling the truth, whether it makes much sense to you or not.”

Courtney Richards and Her Husband Jim Nantz Got Married After 21 Months of Their Engagement

Richards and Nantz tied the knot on 9th June 2012, about 21 months after they got engaged. They wed at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. To be more precise, the two walked down the aisle at the tee of the seventh hole at Pebble. Thus, the sportscaster considered it “one of the great moments of our lives, and what better anniversary gift could I present to her than a replica of our wedding chapel?”

Talking more about their outdoor wedding, it was attended by several of their family members and close friends. Among them were the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Courtney and her hubby Jim.
The Nantaz couple have been together since the late 2000s.

It’s been over 11 years since they got hitched and their martial life is still going so strong.

Besides, they have also shared a significant age gap of 21 years. Coming up to 2024, Richards is 44 years old, while Jim is 65 years old.

Despite their huge age gap, their relationship has remained strong over the years.

They Are Proud Parents of Two Children; Their Son’s Arrival Was the Perfect Timing

Courtney is the mother of two kids with her hubby, Jim. The duo welcomed their first child, a daughter, Finley Cathleen Nantz in March 2014. After Jim became a parent for the first time, CBS Sports Network shared a photo of him along with his wife and their newly-born daughter during the telecast for one of their Mountain West Conference tournament games.

Jim and Courtney with their daughter.
Jim and Courtney when they welcomed their daughter, Finley.

Two years after their daughter, the loving duo became parents for the second time when their son, Jameson George Nantz was born on February 1, 2016. Only six days later on 7th February, the broadcaster was set to announce Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

Amid the hectic schedule, his wife Courtney urged Nantz not to miss the match for their child’s birth. He told the New York Post,

It would have killed me if I would not have been there for the birth of my son, but my wife made it very clear: ‘Don’t even talk to me, you’re doing the game.

He added,

I was going to follow her instructions. But this is absolutely perfect timing, my boy definitely has a sense of occasion, and a great appreciation and respect for timing and his father’s needs for things to be organized and well-timed.

But, fortunately enough, their son, Jameson was born nine days before his due date, making it perfect timing for his father, Nantz.

Following the doctor’s concerns, Richards was put on a partial bed so that the baby might arrive well before the Feb. 10 due date.

Jim further told the Post,

At that point, I never thought we would make it all the way to February 1st. I was just hoping we’d get to 36 weeks, but at 30 weeks they told us we had to be careful and the potential we were going to be early — I mean really early — labor. It’s been a stressful couple of months

Courtney Now Resides in Nashville, Tennessee With Her Husband and Kids

At present, Courtney and her hubby, Jim reside in their Belle Meade home, in Nashville, Tennessee. The sportscaster originally bought a mansion from former Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson in 2021.

The family previously had a house at the Pebble Beach Links, California.

Courtney Richards Previously Used To Take Financial Help From Her Father

Back in November 2004, Richards revealed that her father used to send her $500 a month to help cover her expenses. She jokingly said,

My dad says I have champagne taste on a beer budget.

She added,

I love my job, and I love what I do, but the bottom line is that I’m not making enough to pay for myself.

After relying on her father’s support, Richards also made some lifestyle modifications. Her father also pointed out her fancy nails as an example of her financial behavior.

About Author: Cannon

Cannon, a seasoned NFL content writer with a strong passion for the game, boasts years of experience in the field. His expertise extends to capturing the essence of NFL stars, their WAGs, parents, and beyond, providing in-depth insights that truly resonate with football enthusiasts.