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Bridget Rooney biography- Wife of Bill Koch

Who is Bridget Rooney?

Bridget Rooney is a well-known American celebrity. She is a Socialite, former actress, philanthropist, and the heiress of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bridget made headlines after being linked with actor Kevin Costner. Currently, she is married to American billionaire Bill Koch.

In addition to this, Bridget is known for her work in the movie Zombie or not Zombie. 

Bridget Rooney Biography
Bridget Rooney biography

Quick facts

Full nameBridget Rooney
Also known asBridget Koch
BirthdateApril 26, 1962
Age 60 years old
Sun signTaurus
TraitsPositive:- Punctual, attentive, and bold 
Negative: Stubborn, inflexible, and argumentative. 
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
Currently residingAspen, Colorado, USA
NationalityAmerican
ParentsTimothy James Rooney,
June Marraccini
GrandparentsArthur Joseph Rooney,
Kathleen Rooney
SiblingsKathleen Mara,
Margaret Galterio,
Cara Rooney,
Timothy James Rooney Jr,
Thomas Joseph Rooney
Marital statusMarried
SpouseBill Koch
ChildrenLiam Costner,
Kaitlyn Koch
EducationBachelor’s degree in business administration
ProfessionSocialite, actress, and philanthropist
Net worthUSD 50 million
Social mediaInstagram,
Twitter
Height5 feet 8 inches 
EyesGreen
HairBlack

Early life

Bridget Rooney photo
Bridget Rooney photo

On April 26, 1962, Bridget Rooney was born in California, USA.

Bridget is Taurus. People having this horoscope are known for their punctual, attentive, and bold personalities. However, they tend to be stubborn, inflexible, and argumentative. 

Bridget Rooney had an insanely lavish childhood thanks to her wealthy parents. 

Her father, Timothy James Rooney, owns Yonkers Raceway and is the director of the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to some reports, Timothy James is also an actor. 

Like her father, Bridget’s mother, June Marraccini, is also an actor.

Bridget Rooney has three sisters and two brothers. Her sisters are Kathleen Mara, Margaret Galterio, and Cara Rooney. Likewise, her brothers are Timothy James Rooney Jr and Thomas Joseph Rooney.

Bridget appears to be quite tall and attractive. The former actor is 5 feet and 8 inches. 

Furthermore, Bridget Rooney has luscious black hair and she has green-colored eyes.  

Bridget Rooney is a well-educated woman. From a young age, Bridget was academically gifted. She graduated from high school with flying colors. 

After this, Bridget Rooney enrolled at a public university where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Bridget Rooney Grandparents

Bridget Rooney Grandfather, Arthur Joseph Rooney
Bridget Rooney’s Grandfather, Arthur Joseph Rooney

Bridget’s grandfather Arthur Joseph Rooney was the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Also known as “The Chief,” Arthur Joseph Rooney owned the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1933 until his death in August 1988.

Moreover, Arthur Joseph Rooney is a Pro Football Hall of Fame member. He was an Olympic qualifying boxer and owned many track sports venues and professional sports teams in Pittsburgh. 

The first president of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1933 to 1974, Arthur took over the Yonkers Raceway, the Palm Beach Kennel Club, and Green Mountain Kennel Club in Vermont. He also acquired Shamrock Stables in Maryland and owned the Liberty Bell Park Racetrack outside Philadelphia.

In 1993, Duquesne University named their football field honoring Arthur Joseph Rooney. He ranked 81st on the Sporting News “100 Most Powerful Sports Figures of the 20th Century” list in 1999.

The American Football Association inducted Arthur as a “pioneer” into the Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame. Furthermore, Arthur was a minor league baseball player for the Flint, Michigan “Vehicles” and the Wheeling, West Virginia “Stogies.”

Arthur was married to Kathleen Rooney, who passed away in 1982. Kathleen and Arthur had five sons named Dan Rooney, Art Rooney Jr, Timothy Rooney, Patrick Rooney, and John Rooney. 

Dan Rooney is the chairman of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he also served as a United States Ambassador to Ireland.  Art Rooney Jr, Timothy Rooney, Patrick Rooney, and John Rooney are the directors of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Relationships

Kevin Costner (ex-boyfriend)

Kevin Costner
Boyfriend of Bridget Rooney

On January 18, 1955, Kevin Costner was born to Sharon Rae and William Costner. 

Kevin Costner is an Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Kevin Costner made his acting debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. 

The actor gained popularity with his role as Eliot Ness in the 1987 film The Untouchables. 

Bridget Rooney briefly dated actor and filmmaker Kevin Costner in 1996. They started a relationship two years after Costner’s divorce from Cindy Silva. 

Bridget Rooney and Kevin Costner’s affair became the talk of the town, and people often spotted the love birds together at many red carpet events and glamorous parties. 

Shortly after making their relationship public, Bridget revealed that she was pregnant with Kevin’s child. 

She gave birth to their son Liam Timothy Costner in 1996. However, the birth of Liam caused a clash between Kevin and Bridget. Initially, Kevin Costner denied his paternity of Liam. However, the DNA test proved that Liam was, in fact, his son. 

Costner is currently married to handbag designer Christine Baumgartner. 

Fortunately, Kevin welcomed his newborn son into his life with open arms and even founded a sizable trust fund for Liam.

Although the father-son duo happily reunited, the relationship between Kevin and Bridget quickly turned sour after Liam’s birth. 

Soon after Liam’s birth, Kevin Costner and Bridget Rooney went their separate ways. Following their split, Kevin Costner began a relationship with political activist Birgit Cunningham. He also was rumored to be in a live-in relationship with supermodel Elle Macpherson.  

Bill Koch (husband)

Bridget Rooney with BIll Koch
Bridget Koch with Bill Koch

After separating from Kevin Costner, Bridget Rooney started dating American billionaire businessman Bill Koch. Although many criticized the couple due to their 22 years of age gap, Bill and Bridget managed to make their relationship work and proved all the naysayers wrong. 

Bill was married to Joan Granlund, with whom he had a son named Wyatt. However, their marriage could not work, and the couple chose to go their separate ways. 

Bill and Bridget exchanged wedding vows in a lavish ceremony in 2005 in a grand ceremony in Colorado. 

The love birds have been happily married for the past 16 years. However, the billionaire businessman often makes headlines for the expensive purchases for his beautiful wife, Bridget. 

Before this, the billionaire and collector hosted a magnificent party in honor of Bridget’s 50th birthday. 

The party took place at the couple’s 42,000-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Furthermore, Bill Koch even hired MTV Video Music Awards-winning singer Katy Perry to perform on the special occasion. 

Before their wedding, Bill Koch made several extravagant purchases for his wife-to-be. According to the New York Times, Bill Koch and his then-girlfriend Bridget Rooney shopped for a 31-carat yellow diamond at François Graff.

Bill has also gifted his wife a costly painting from 1941 featuring three seminude women. The painting, worth millions, proudly hangs on Bill’s South Ocean Boulevard mansion.

In addition, the businessman also splurged on a pair of two-foot-tall silver centerpieces made in 1860 by Queen Victoria’s silversmiths for a total of $240,000. 

His wife, Bridget Koch, has displayed the extravagant purchase on their dining room table.

Liam Costner (son)

Bridget Rooney with son Liam Costner
Bridget Rooney with son Liam Costner

Bridget Rooney is the proud mother of two beautiful children. Her son Liam Timothy Costner was born on October 15, 1996. Bridget shares Liam with her former partner Kevin Costner. 

After marrying billionaire Bill Koch, Bridget Koch welcomed their daughter Kaitlin Koch in 2006. Kaitlyn is a student at Oxbridge Academy. She is also an ice-skating champion who has performed at the Come Fly With Me! in 2018.

Apart from this, Bridget also has five stepchildren born from Bill Koch’s past relationships. Bridget is not only a doting mother to her children but also shares a great relationship with her stepchildren. 

Related: Read the full biography of Bridget Rooney’s son Liam Costner

The career of Bridget Rooney

Bridget Rooney has tried her hands at a multitude of professions. In 2011, she made her acting debut in the film Zombie or not Zombie. However, she no longer pursued a career in acting and retired. 

Bridget is used to living a luxurious life since she comes from an affluent family. As a result, she has primarily focused on philanthropic work. 

Bridget is involved with different non-profit organizations and charities. 

Moreover, she and Bill Koch established Oxbridge Academy in 2011, located in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Oxbridge Academy is a private school attended by many celebrity kids, such as former US President Donald Trump’s 15-year-old son, Barron Trump. 

Furthermore, Bridget Rooney Koch is also a well-known socialite. Owing to this, she has the opportunity to attend many fashionable upper-class events and parties. 

Due to this, Bridget has also gained much media attention, which has helped her publicize her philanthropic work and uphold her family’s legacy.

The net worth of Bridget Rooney

As of 2021, Bridget Rooney’s net worth is approximately USD 50 million. While Bridget’s net worth is impressive, her husband, Bill Koch, has an even more remarkable net worth.

The businessman, sailor, and collector have a net worth of USD 2 billion. He has made splendid earnings through his oil and other investments in various sectors.

The couple and their daughter live in their luxurious Aspen Ranch mansion worth USD 100 million.

Bill Koch, in particular, is known for his extravagant spending habits. For example, the billionaire reportedly spent USD 68 million on his yacht America 3, which won the America’s Cup in 1992.

Similarly, he also bought a 130-year-old photo of the legendary outlaw Billy the Kid for USD 2.3 million. Koch purchased the photo at a Denver auction in June 2011.

Social media

More often than not, a celebrity’s social media account serves as a source to provide curious fans an insight into their favorite celebrity’s personal life. But unfortunately, her social media may prove to be quite a disappointment for fans wishing to glimpse at Bridget Koch’s glamorous lifestyle. 

Bridget Rooney chooses to distance herself from most social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. Although the socialite is active on Twitter, her account is private, and her tweets are protected. 

Joined in September 2009, Bridget Rooney’s Twitter username is “Bridgetkoch.” Her account has 280 followers, and Bridget herself follows 228 other accounts. 

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