Who is Megan Wollover?
Megan Wollover was born on 7 November 1987, in New Jersey, USA, and is an actress as well as a model, but perhaps best known for being the wife of actor Tracy Morgan. Her husband rose to fame as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”, before further establishing himself through the series “30 Rock” for which he won an Emmy Award.
The Net Worth of Megan Wollover
As of early-2020, Megan Wollover’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. While she doesn’t work as much as she used to, she probably also benefits from the wealth accrued by her husband, as Morgan has a net worth estimated to be over $50 million, thanks to a successful career in comedy.
Early Life, Education, and Relationship Beginnings
Megan grew up in New Jersey and remained there for most of her life. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Crimini College, and around this time developed an interest in modeling. Shortly after graduating, started to work as a model, appearing in several projects.
She was intent on finding a long term partner romance-wise but had a lot of relationship problems. She shared with a friend who turned out to be friendly with Morgan, who at the time had just had a falling out from a previous relationship, and was looking for a partner.
The two were introduced to each other through a blind date; she was surprised that she was on a date with a well-known comedian, but was impressed by his engaging conversation and genuine demeanor. Apparently he thought that she was very beautiful, and started to fall in love.
The Life of Tracy Morgan
Tracy had a troubled childhood. He was the son of a veteran from the Vietnam War who returned home as a heroin addict, a vice that would cause him to leave the family when Tracy was just six years old.
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— Tracy Morgan (@TracyMorgan) June 4, 2019
During high school, Tracy became romantically involved with a woman named Sabrina and they had a child together, however, learning that his father had contracted AIDS from a hypodermic needle, he dropped out of high school to care for him father. Struggling with no stable job while raising a son, he resorted to selling cocaine, but this endeavor was also unsuccessful.
Eventually, he noticed that he was gaining a lot of attention for his comedy work, and embarked on a stand-up career. After attracting a bit of attention locally, he turned his direction towards Hollywood, where he gained a few roles on television while working as a comedian.
In 1996, he became a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”, and worked with the prestigious show until 2003, establishing himself as one of its top cast members. Three years after leaving the show, he became a cast member of the series “30 Rock” as the character Tracy Jordan, and his performance was well-received, leading to his Emmy win.
Engagement and Accident
After a few years of dating, Wollover and Morgan became engaged – the couple went to a jewelry store to have a few of Morgan’s jewels fixed, and it was then that he made a surprising proposal.
At the time he was estranged from his family, having a falling out with them after the divorce settlement from his first wife. They planned their wedding for a long time, delayed due to work. And meantime they had a daughter, born in 2013. The couple set their marriage for 2014 but another tragic event occurred. While Morgan was traveling with friends and fellow comedians on a tour, his minibus was hit by a Walmart tractor-trailer, and involving a chain reaction that hit four other vehicles in the area.
He suffered a broken nose, broken leg, and several broken limbs, while one of his friends, comedian James McNair, passed away.
Following surgery Morgan struggled during rehabilitation. as he could only take a few steps at the time, and the crash had injured his brain which prevented him from thinking and speaking properly, so continuing with therapy.
Recovery and Marriage
Tracy sued Walmart for negligence, as the company knew that the driver who initiated the crash had not slept for over 24 hours – Walmart had assigned him to a distant distribution center, and he fell asleep on the wheel. The driver was charged with vehicular homicide and Walmart settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
The driver was later given a plea deal so didn’t serve jail time. Morgan returned to the public a year after the accident, nearly fully recovered. He still has bad days but he’s regained nearly all of his physical and mental faculties. He had also forgiven the driver for the accident.
Finally, after many delays, the couple married in Megan’s home state of New Jersey in August 2015, with around 150 guests in attendance, and Morgan’s son from his previous marriage serving as the best man. The theme of the wedding was timeless, elegant, and classy.
They had hit songs from the couple’s past, with a pink and vanilla color theme. The event was described as spontaneous and real by the attendees.
Following their marriage, Wollover has taken a step away from her public life to focus on her husband and their family. She previously accompanied him to many events, even appearing on television, though that has no longer been the case in recent years. Her husband continues to work, starring in “The Last OG” in which his wife also made a cameo appearance. He also recently hosted the ESPYs.