Skylene Montgomery is a 37 year old American nurse, fitness buff, and former beauty queen who is famous as the wife of Sean Payton, the legendary NFL coach.
Montgomery began dating Payton in 2015 and their romance grew in leaps and bounds. They later got engaged in 2019 and wedded in 2021. The couple now makes their home in New Orleans and Montgomery has become an integral part of her husband’s life. She regularly attends his games and also helps out with his Play It Forward Foundation.
Skylene Montgomery is a Native of Parkersburg, West Virginia
Skylene Montgomery is 37 years old as she was born on the 4th of December 1984. Her birthplace is Parkersburg, West Virginia and she has American nationality. Her ethnicity on the other hand is Caucasian.
Skylene is the only child of her parents; Darlene and Skylar Montgomery. She grew up in Parkersburg and was a tomboy while growing up. Her getup often consisted of baggy shorts and Nike t-shirts and she was quite good at sports. She achieved all-state status in volleyball and softball.
She is a Former Beauty Queen and was Named Miss West Virginia USA in 2008
After spending much of her early years as a tomboy, Skylene Montgomery made a lifestyle switch at the age of 14. She focused more on her feminine side and soon took to enrolling in beauty competitions. The very first beauty competition that she entered was Miss Teen West Virginia. She came second and this encouraged her to enter more pageants.
She was eventually able to win the title of Miss West Virginia USA in 2008. She then went on to represent her state at the 57th annual Miss USA Pageant that year. The whole thing gave Skylene Montgomery needed exposure. It also helped her accumulate funds with which she sponsored her education.
She Holds a Nursing Degree and Has Worked for Several Hospitals
Skylene Montgomery now earns a living as a nurse. To achieve this feat, the Parkersburg native first obtained a degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University in 2008. She thereafter studied nursing at West Virginia University. Upon completing her nursing degree, Skylene worked in places such as Charlotte and New Orleans.
Specifically, in New Orleans, she worked at the gastrointestinal intensive care unit of the Ochsner Medical Center. Skylene Montgomery has since qualified as a nursing practitioner. She also received an advanced degree in nursing science from Loyola University New Orleans in 2022.
Skylene Montgomery and Sean Payton Began Dating in 2015 and Got Engaged in 2019
Sean Payton first met Skylene Montgomery at a Saints-Panthers game in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2015. As the story goes, Montgomery was working in the city and had asked a friend to help her get a few tickets to the game. The friend gave her a particular number to contact and it turned out to be Payton’s personal number.
Payton helped her get the needed tickets and she eventually met up with him during the pregame ceremony to thank him. They hit it off and remained in touch. They later started dating. Skylene Montgomery and Sean Payton dated for about five years before getting engaged on the 8th of November 2019 in the Longway Tavern in the French Quarter. The engagement party was a surprise affair.
Payton had invited their close friends as well as Montgomery’s parents on the pretext that they were having an early birthday celebration for her. Montgomery, on her own part, believed that it was a ceremony for the owner of the New Orleans Saints, Gayle Benson. It was only when she saw Payton get down on a knee amidst the backdrop of a very romantic song that she and others realized what was going on. She of course said yes to the delight of the crowd.
She Officially Became Sean Payton’s Wife on the 18th of June 2021
Following the engagement, Skylene Montgomery continued the wonderful life that she had with Sean Payton. They also started planning their nuptials as well. The couple initially planned to get married in March 2021 but the whole complication occasioned by the covid-19 pandemic forced them to move it forward.
They eventually got married in a lavish ceremony held at the One&Only Palmilla Resort near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Payton wore a white suit with a pair of Nike sneakers. Montgomery, on her own part, wore a long lacy white dress together with a long veil. The ceremony featured their loved ones and the couple received well wishes from many people.
The marriage marked the first time down the aisle for the bride. Skylene Montgomery has never been married before unlike her husband. Sean Payton was previously married to Beth Shuey from 1992 to 2014. They separated in 2012 and the divorce was finalized in 2014.
— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) June 20, 2021
Skylene Montgomery and Her Husband Live in New Orleans
Skylene Montgomery and her husband now make their home in a 6000-square foot revival home located in uptown New Orleans. The couple does not have any kids yet but they have two lovely pups, Frannie Grace and Murphy.
Sean Payton also has two children named Meghan and Connor from his first marriage. It is not clear if Skylene has a relationship with her stepchildren. There is however no doubt that she would be working on one seeing as she hopes to spend forever with their dad.
A Look at Skylene Montgomery’s Height and Body Measurements
Skylene Montgomery is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs an estimated 60 kg. Her other body measurements are 36-27-38 inches. Skylene Montgomery was previously deemed muscular by beauty pageant judges but since getting acquainted with the variety of dishes available in new Orleans, she has added an additional 10 lbs.
She, however, stays in a toned and trim physique by working out regularly. Her fitness routine includes hot yoga and golf, working out with resistance bands, and slamming 65 lbs rope against the ground. She also embarks on intense boxing sessions and spars with her coach.