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Who Is Miah Harbaugh? All About Jim Harbaugh’s First Wife

Miah Harbaugh (aka Miah L Burke) is a former waitress known for being the ex-wife of former NFL quarterback and the current coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, Jim Harbaugh. The couple married for several years before their divorce in 2006.

Ever since their separation, Harbaugh has kept most part of her life away from the media. Where is Miah now? What does Jim’s first wife do? Explore everything about her life in the article below!

Who is Jim Harbaugh’s First Wife Miah Harbaugh?

She is a former waitress at an Orlando hotel. When still at the hotel, Miah also met her then-future husband, Jim. Apart from that, Jim’s ex used to work at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel, in San Diego, California.

miah harbaugh with her dog
Miah and her German Shepherd dog.

At present, Harbaugh seems to have been retired from her job and is currently living her life in Atlantic Beach, FL.

Miah Is Currently In Her Late 50s

As for her date of birth, Burke was born in August 1966, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and is now 57 years old. Regarding her ethnicity, Burke is White and belongs to American nationality.

For education, the former celebrity wife graduated with a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from a college.

Family Background: Her Mother Died In October 2021

Miah is the daughter of Mary Ann Gregory and Michael T. Gregory. Sadly, her beloved mother Mary died on October 8, 2021, at Chandler Hall. She died of ovarian cancer after three years of battle. She was 76 at the time of her demise.

Talking about her parents’ marriage, Mary and Micahel exchanged their vows in 1971 and had been together for about fifty years until her passing. Her late mother had a fondness for art and loved woodworking or painting.

Besides, Miah also has a sibling, Shawn Burke.

Miah Met Her First Husband Jim In Orlando

As mentioned earlier, the former flames met for the first time when Miah was still working in one of Orlando’s hotels, in the early 90s. At the time, Jim was already a college footballer who used to play for the Chicago Bears.

They hit it off instantly and got engaged after dating for some years.

Their Wedding Took Place in 1996

Miah and Jim exchanged their wedding vows in 1996. They wed in a private marriage ceremony. However, other details about her marriage details are quite private.

She was a supportive wife who even quit her job to be with her husband, Jim during his refulgent NFL journey. They are also parents of three children.

When an interviewer asked Jim about his balanced life, maintaining his NFL career at the top level and also caring for three growing children at home, the NFL star replied,

“How did I manage? Miah did most of the work.”

He also thanked his wife for the stable atmosphere in their home. “I really love my family,” the former quarterback said. “My wife does a lot of the work. God bless her.”

Miah and Jim Harbaugh Divorced After 10 Years of Marriage

Initially, everything seemed perfect between Miah and her ex-husband Jim, but it didn’t last for long. After being married for over a decade, the duo got divorced in 2006. The reason behind their separation is yet to be revealed.

Ever since their split, Miah hasn’t officially re-married anyone but her former spouse, Jim has already moved on. He went on to marry his second wife, Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh in 2008, two years after his divorce from his first spouse. He has four children with his new wife, two daughters, Addison and Katherine as well as two sons Jack and John.

Miah Harbaugh Is The Mother of Three; One From Previous

She has three children, two sons, Jay Harbaugh, from her previous relationship, and James with her ex, Jim. She also has a daughter named Grace.

Miah's two sons Jay and James.
Miah’s grown sons Jay and James.

All of her kids are quite successful in their own rights. Her first child Jay, born on June 14, 1989, in San Diego, CA is a safeties coach at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a coordinator of the team. Not only that but Jay is the father of two children with his wife, Britney.


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Her 2nd son James, born in September 1996, is now a flight attendant at Delta Air Lines. He studied BFA Directing at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Her daughter Grace, born in 2000 is a graduate of Ross School of Business. She is also a former water polo player.

Short Bio of Her Ex-Husband Jim Harbaugh

Born on 23rd December 1963, Jim played college football at the University of Michigan from 1983 to 1986. He made his professional NFL debut in the 1987 season, playing with the Chicago Bears. In addition to the Bears, Harbaugh played for several other high-profile teams including the San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, and more.

The last time, Harbaugh played for was with Carolina Panthers (2001). Following his retirement as a player, Jim who stands at the height of 6ft 3 in began his coaching career and has coached several teams over the years. He was the head coach of Michigan (2015 to 2023). At present, the former quarterback is the head coach of the LA Chargers.

How Much is Miah’s Net Worth?

She has an estimated wealth of $500k in 2024. On the other hand, her former spouse, Jim has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He has earned a considerable amount of wealth from his successful NFL career.

Just for your information, Miah is a dog lover.