Who is Barrett Williams? Wiki Bio
Barrett was born on 20 May 1973, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, so her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. Barrett is a real estate agent, but better known for being the wife of American singer and an actor Joey McIntyre.
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Childhood and education
Barrett was raised in Massachusetts by her mother who is a housewife and her father who is a real estate agent. Barrett often asked to go with her father when he was working, and when he took her with him for the first time, she fell in love with the job and decided it was a career she wanted for herself. She attended a high school in Boston and after matriculation enrolled at a college graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1995.
New Kid On The Block Joey McIntyre (L) and Barrett Williams attend Hilarity for Charity's 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety…
She was very sporting while attending both high school and college, as she played (female) soccer and ran track.
Barrett became a real estate agent in 1997, and started working in her hometown of Boston. She has been doing the same job since then while she is also a bit of a TV personality, as she has starred in her husband’s “Return of the Mac” TV show, and has also appeared in the ABC’s holiday special entitled “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”.
Love life and husband Joey McIntyre
Barrett and Joey met in 2002 when she was working as a real estate agent, while Joey was in Los Angeles on his “Boston Public” run. He wanted to rent a house and it was Barrett who was showing him a house located at 809 Nowita Place in Venice in Calif. He went on to rent the house and not along after asked Barrett out on a date. The ‘809’ number is very significant for the two as it represents the date when they met for the first time, and later the date of their wedding 9 August 2003. The number is also inscribed in Joey’s wedding band.
The wedding took place at New York City’s Plaza Hotel in front of over 200 guests, and officiated by both a rabbi and a priest – Barrett changed her clothes two times.
She wore a strapless ivory silk gown made by Carolina Herrera for the ceremony while Joey wore a black Gucci tux. Their first dance was to the “Like a Virgin” song performed by Madonna. For their honeymoon, Barrett and Joey went to Nevis and St. Martin.
In November 2007, Barrett gave birth to their first son named Griffin Thomas and two years later in 2009, their second son Rhys followed. The couple has also been blessed with a daughter Kira in May 2011. When their second son Rhys was around three months old, they found out during a routine hearing test that he couldn’t hear.
Barrett and Joey signed Rhys up for speech therapy and bought him hearing aids and as Rhys’ verbal therapist stated ‘You put his hearing aids in and his little eyes just widen’. Since then, Joey has been using his fame to spread awareness about hearing loss.
Barrett and Joey are also working together, as they are both stars of Joey’s new series “Return of the Mac”, which aired its first episode in April 2017. This comedy show follows Joey’s past life and his struggles to become a singer, and it also features their three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Barrett is very close to her family and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their children. She is a big lover of the film industry with her favorite actresses and actors being Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Murphy while some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are the “Harry Potter” franchise, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and “One Day”. She has been very keen on travelling since she was a teenager and has travelled with her husband to various attractive locations around the USA while the two have also had a chance to visit several European countries such as Italy, Cyprus, and Greece.
Both Barrett and Joey are lovers of animals and they have a pet dog and a cat. They enjoy going on family walks while the two occasionally go cycling together. They like to spend their free sunny days in parks together with their children.
Appearance and net worth
Barrett is around 45 years old. She has long blonde hair which she dyes brown and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs). Her net worth is over $1 million, while Joey’s net worth is close to $20 million.
Who is Joey McIntyre, Barrett’s husband?
Joseph Mulrey McIntyre was born on 31 December 1972 in Needham, Massachusetts USA, his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality.
— Joey McIntyre (@joeymcintyre) March 28, 2017
He is a singer, songwriter, and an actor, best known initially from the music band New Kids on the Block, which he has been a member of since 1985.
Joey was raised in Jamaica Plain by Thomas McIntyre who was a union official, and Katherine Bowen who was a community theatre actress. Katherine died on 30 November 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, and Thomas died on 12 November 2018. Joey is the youngest among nine children. He attended the Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts and then became focused on his career as a singer. Joey joined the New Kids on the Block music band in 1985 when he was about to turn 13.
The band went on to become one of the most successful boy bands in the US, having two of their albums reach #1 on the US Billboard charts – by 1991, the band was making more money than Madonna and Michael Jackson. However, they split in 1994, only to reunite in 2008 and they have been performing since then. In 1995 not long after his band split, Joey launched his solo career and made his debut film appearance in “The Fantasticks”. His first solo album “Stay the Same” was funded by himself as he couldn’t find a recording contract, so he went on to sell it on his website. He signed his first contract in 1999 with Sony Music USA, and his album was released officially, with its lead single “Stay The Same” becoming popular worldwide.
His second album “Meet Joe Mac” was released in 2001, his third in 2003, while his fourth album “8:09” dedicated to his wife was released in 2004. His final album before the New Kids on the Block’s reunion was “Talk To Me”, which came out in December 2006.
Joey gained recognition as an actor when he played Jon in the “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” musical in 2001, and in 2002 featured in the “Boston Public” TV program. He starred alongside Mila Kunis in the “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” environmental event in 2004 and then went on to compete in the “Dancing with the Stars” TV competition series. He has made several appearances in films and TV series throughout the years, some of which are “The Heat” action comedy film in 2013, “The Hot Wives of Orlando” TV series in 2014, and “Angel from Hell” film in 2016.