Chris Froome’s wife is Michelle Froome (nee: Cound).
Michelle Froome was born in the Welsh town of Neath and lived in Port Talbot until she was five before her family emigrated to South Africa.
Michelle and Chris first met in 2009 through fellow South African cyclist, Daryl Impey, who is also Chris’ teammate at Israel Premier Tech. They dated and moved to Monaco together in 2011. In March 2013, Michelle and Chris got engaged and later tied the knot in South Africa in November 2014.
Recalling Chris’ marriage proposal at the 2013 Milan-San Remo, Michelle told the BBC,
“We were in Italy and he made me breakfast in bed, which is not like him at all. He sort of rolled over onto one knee and popped the question.”
“When I replied, he started crying and said ‘Is that a yes?”
“Then we went and watched the cycling.”
Their first child, Kellan Froome was born on 14 December 2015, and their second child Katie Froome was born on 1 August 2018
Michelle is often described as the pillar behind Chris Froome’s success on the road. She plays many roles, from personal chef to providing support on bad days, and everything in between.
Michelle is known for her combative character. During the 2012 Tour de France, she expressed her dissatisfaction on Twitter about the team ordering Chris to hold back so that Bradley Wiggins could catch up and retain the race lead.
In 2015, she labeled the critics who spread doping rumors, as ignorant fools which led to liquid (which is thought to be urine) being thrown at Chris’s face on Stage 14 of the Tour de France.