Who Are Gayle Benson’s Children And What Do They Do?

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Gayle Benson is an American billionaire, businesswoman and sports franchise owner best known as the spouse of late American businessman Tom Benson.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 05: New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson looks on during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird Benson was born on January 26, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States to parents, Francis J. LaJaunie and Marie Folse LaJaunie. She spent her childhood days in Algiers, New Orleans.

Regarding her education, Gayle Benson attended St. Joseph, St. Anthony and Holy Name of Mary schools. She graduated from Martin Behrman High School in 1966. She skyrocketed into fame following her marriage to renowned American businessman, philanthropist and sports franchise owner Tom Benson.

Gayle Benson was named the principal owner of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2018 following the death of her husband, Tom.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 08: New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson stands on the field during a NFL game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Who is Gayle Benson’s heir?

As of now, Gayle Benson has no heir. She intends for the Saints to be sold upon her passing to a buyer who is contractually bound to keep the team in New Orleans, and for the proceeds to be donated to charities throughout the city.

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Was Gayle Benson ever married?

Yes, Gayle Benson has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Nace Anthony Salomone, on April 8, 1967, which ended in divorce in 1972. She had her second marriage with Thomas “T-Bird” Bird, on February 14, 1977, in South Pass, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It also ended in divorce on June 25, 1987.

Gayle Benson’s third marriage was to Tom Benson. Their marriage ended following his death in 2018. The pair got married on October 29, 2004, in San Antonio.

METAIRIE, LA – MARCH 14: Gayle Benson, Owner of the New Orleans Pelicans, hosts a press conference to introduce Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin on April 17, 2019 at Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Is Gayle Benson single?

Yes, Gayle Benson is reportedly single and is not dating anyone at the moment.

What does the Benson family own?

The Benson family owns the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).