Bridget Rooney received huge limelight after her brief relationship with American actor, Kevin Costner. Well, she is also known for being the heiress of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Born on April 26, 1962, to Timothy James Rooney and June Marraccini, she grew up alongside five siblings; three sisters, Kathleen Mcnulty, Margaret, and Cara Rooney, and two brothers, Timothy James Jr., and Thomas Joseph Rooney.
She is the granddaughter of the original owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Arthur Joseph Rooney. And her father is the owner of Yonkers Raceway.
Wife of Bill Koch
The 59-year-old Bridget Rooney is currently married to American billionaire businessman, William ”Bill” Koch. They shared their vows in 2005 in Colorado. Her brother-in-law, David Koch served as the best man.
While talking about their love life, they first met in the year 2001 near Aspen, Colorado. Soon after that, they started dating and tied the knot.
Bridget currently goes by the name, Bridget Rooney Koch after her marriage to Bill.
Mother of Two
Bridget Rooney Koch has shared two kids: Liam Costner and Kaitlin Koch. Both of her kids are from her different partners. She also has four step-kids: William Jr., Robin, Charlotte, and Wyatt Koch from her husband’s previous relationships.
Bridget Rooney welcomed her first child Liam in November 1996 from her relationship with actor, Kevin Costner. During her pregnancy, Kevin demanded a paternity test because they had already broken up. As of now, he goes by the name Liam Rooney Koch.
As for his professional life, Liam is currently working as a real estate agent at Frankel-Ball Realty.
With her husband, she welcomed a daughter, Kaitlin in 2006. As of now, she is studying at Oxbridge Academy.
Kaitlin loves ice skating. She has also performed at Come Fly With Me! in 2018 for Palm Beach Ice Works.
Briefly Dated Kevin Costner
Bridget Rooney was in a romantic relationship with Kevin Costner following Costner’s divorce from his first wife, Cindy Costner in 1994. Hello! Magazine mentioned the pair as husband and wife; however, they didn’t get married.
With his current wife, Christine Baumgartner, he welcomed Cayden Wyatt, Hayes Logan, and Grace Avery Costner.
Shares Billion Dollars with Her Husband
Bridget Rooney shares a net worth of $2 billion with her partner, Bill Koch. Previously, he held an estimated $1.7 billion fortune.
Bill donated $2 million to Restore Our Future in support of Republican Party Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. He also helped prevent the construction of Cape Wind by donating $1.5 million to Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.
In June 2011, he bought a $2.4 million 130-year-old photo from a Denver auction. In 2002, her husband gifted her a 31-carat yellow diamond from Graff.
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