Who is George Breedlove? Jeanette Lee Ex-Husband; Biography, Wiki
George Breedlove is best known as the ex-husband of Jeanette Lee (born Lee Jin-Hee, Hangul on July 9, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York). She is an American professional pool player. She was nicknamed the Black Widow by her friends because, in spite of her sweet demeanor, she would “eat people alive” when she got to a pool table. Jeanette is an American of Korean descent.
George Breedlove is best known for being a Billiards Player.
George Breedlove Age
He was born on November 30, 1965, in the United States of America and is currently 55 years old as of 2020.
Jeanette Lee Cance Diagnosis
Billiards legend Jeanette Lee has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, according to the American Poolplayers Association. Known as “The Black Widow,” the 49-year-old and mom of three is revered as one of the top pool players of all time.
Jeanette Lee has always been a huge inspiration to me. She was one of the reasons I started honing my game and have become the pool player I am today. I wanted to be just like her. If anyone can fight this she can. 🙏 https://t.co/TIgKtNK4Sl
— daria1275 (@daria1275) February 17, 2021
“I intend to bring the same resolve I brought to the billiards table to this fight,” Lee said in a statement released Wednesday. “Jim Valvano so eloquently told us to ‘Never give up.’ I owe it to my three young daughters to do exactly that,” she added, likely referring to the late college basketball coach who also had cancer and died in 1993.
A GoFundMe page set up by friends of Jeanette Lee and has raised more than $67K (as of Feb 18th, 2021) reads;
It is with heavy hearts that we share that our friend and billiards icon, Jeanette Lee, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. The cancer has fully metastasized into her lymph nodes and the prognosis is dire. At this stage, her doctors say she has a few months to a year left to live. In typical Black Widow fashion, she has vowed to fight the progress of her disease as fiercely as possible with both chemotherapy, which has already begun, and a succession of upcoming surgeries.
Jeanette’s largest and most pressing concern is the well being of her three young girls Cheyenne (16), Chloe (11) and Savannah (10). Jeanette has been a single mother for the last several years. The future care, well-being and education of her girls is the biggest cause of anxiety for her.
Jeanette Lee Career
Lee started playing pool in 1989. She went on to rank as the No. 1 female pool player in the world during the 1990s and received the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998.
She was three times runner-up at the World Nine-ball Championships (women’s), from 1993–96. In addition to many top finishes on the WPBA Tour, she won the gold medal for the United States at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan, and won the ladies’ US$25,000 winner-take-all Tournament of Champions twice, in 1999 and 2003. Lee also wrote The Black Widow’s Guide to Killer Pool.
In 2001, Lee challenged Efren Reyes to a race-to-13 exhibition match at nine-ball, in Manila, Philippines, but lost 4-13. For 2007, she was ranked #4 in Pool & Billiard Magazine’s “Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players” poll. In 2013, Lee was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
George Breedlove Children
George and her ex-wife have three daughters, a foster son, and two children from George’s previous relationship. Jeanette once said about her children:
”I’ve always loved children and I still do. I wanted a future in helping nurture their minds and hopefully always make a difference in a positive way.”