Born on February 20, 1963, Charles Wade Barkley would become one the most well-known basketball players of his day. Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, an eastern suburb of Birmingham. His parents divorced while Charles was quite young, he and a younger brother were primarily raised by his mother and grandmother. Today, Barkley and his wife Maureen Blumhardt primarily live in Arizona. The couple married in 1989 and has one daughter, Christiana, who was also born in 1989.