Lee Furlong (now Lee Watson) is an Australian television personality, sports presenter, model, entrepreneur, and a writer. She is mostly known as the wife of all-rounder Australian cricketer Shane Watson.
Name- Lee Furlong
Birthplace- Cronulla Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Age- 33 years (born. 24 August 1986)
Profession- Model, Presenter, TV Personality, Entrepreneur, Writer
Marital Status- Married
Husband- Shane Watson, Australian Cricketer (m. June 03, 2010)
Children- 2 (son-William Watson and daughter-Matilda Victoria Watson)
Lee was born in Cronulla Beach, New South Wales, Australia on 24 August 1986 to parents Ed Furlong and Marjorie Furlong. Her nationality and ethnicity are Australian.
She has one sibling, a brother named Luke Furlong. She is very close to her mother, Marjorie Furlong.
Lee Watson used to play Tennis in her school and college tournaments, and she also used to coach her neighboring children in Tennis. Roger Federer is her favorite sportsperson.
She really enjoyed watching football with her father in her childhood. Besides this, cricket is also one of her favorite sports.
Furlong completed her graduation from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism.
After her graduation, Furlong started working at the ‘Channel 10’ as a presenter on ‘Sports Tonight’ and ‘Seriously AFL’ and worked there for about 2 years. In 2006, Furlong joined Fox Sports, 24-hours Sports news channel.
She also hosted the show ‘The Sexist Man In League On Sports Tonight’. She was nominated for the Newcomer of the Year by ‘Daily Telegraph’ for her incredible work ethic and expertise in the work. She has been working professionally for long and continuous polishes she skills. Furlong covered the news of former Olympic gold medalist Nova Peris as a sports anchor and has established herself as a sports anchor. She is also one of the most admired celebrities in Australia who has been a part of the McGrath Foundation as an ambassador which is a charity for breast cancer awareness.
Post the birth of her children, Lee took a break from her career, and later she entered the business world with her new venture named, ‘Let’s Activate’. It is a sort of a playschool whereby the kids between the age group of 2 to 6 years are encouraged to engage in various sports activities for the kids. Hence, she brings her passion for sports to the children which she believes is essential for their holistic development.
She is an early riser; she wakes up at 3:30 in the morning, six days a week. She is also a fitness lover.
In 2018, she added another accomplishment to her list of skills by becoming a writer. She wrote a kid’s book with the title ‘Nothing Happens Outside’.
Besides this, Lee is the Managing Director of ‘Watson Promotions Pvt Ltd. Furthermore, she is also the General Manager of a professional training and coaching center by the name of ‘BEON Performance’.
Lee Furlong became Lee Watson when she married the all-rounder star cricketer Shane Watson. The couple first met in the year of 2006 through their friends and after being in a relationship for several years the couple finally got married on 3rd June 2010.
Previously she was rumored to be in a relationship with formal Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe.
It is said that the couple started dating in 2004 however for some reason their relationship didn’t work out and they eventually broke up in 2005.
The couple was blessed with their son, William Watson, on March 14, 2013, and daughter, Matilda Victoria Watson, on May 23, 2015.
Lee Furlong has come into the public space right after her graduation when she became a TV presenter and sports anchor. She being an Australian model gave her more prominence in the public eye. However, post her marriage with the Australian star cricketer, Shane Watson, her popularity increased manifold. It can be seen by the fact that Lee was also announced the world’s No.1 cricket WAG (Wife and Girlfriend) by website ‘aol.co.uk’ by a poll in 2009. Lee keeps in the public space with her various ventures as well as charitable causes. However, Lee is not active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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