Michael Oher and the Tuohy family are embroiled in a major controversy more than a decade after the release of 2009’s The Blind Side, a film inspired by his life. The NFL player brought to light his alleged true relationship with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy and exposed that he was never officially adopted by the family.
Likewise, Oher alleged in a fourteen-page petition that the Tuohys had convinced him to sign a document in 2004, agreeing to a conservatorship in which he would be a member of the family, but without any family relationship, which would have allowed the Tuohys to do business on his behalf, without receiving a single penny from the success of the tape.
This news has left everyone in shock and aroused curiosity to know what has happened to Michael Oher and the Tuohy family in recent years.
Where’s Michael Oher and the Tuohy Family Now
After being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2009, Oher played for the team during the 2013 season, where he won a Super Bowl ring as the starting right tackle. Coming into the 2014 season, Michael signed a contract with the Tennessee Titans.
He was placed on injured reserve after a few games and was officially released from the team in February 2015. A month later, the athlete signed with the Carolina Panthers; he extended his contract with the team in June 2016, but suffered an injury in November 2016. The Panthers released him from his contract in July 2017.
Oher married his college sweetheart, Tiffany Roy, in November 2022, and together they share two children, MJ and Naivi. The NFL player is also stepfather to Roy’s children from a previous marriage, Kobi and Kierstin.
Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy
Following the success of the film The Blind Side, the couple released a book entitled In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving in 2010. They also own eleven fast-food restaurants. Sean has been a broadcaster for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies since 2001, while Leah Anne is a successful interior designer.
Collins attended the University of Mississippi, where she was a state champion pole vaulter and cheerleader. She married Cannon Smith in October 2016 and now owns Whimsy Cookie Company in Memphis.
Sean Jr. Tuohy
Sean Jr. attended Loyola University Maryland, where he was part of the school’s basketball team. According to his LinkedIn information, he also holds a master’s degree in Humanities from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University. He is currently the executive director of The Kingdom NIL in Orlando, Florida.
The whole family is in the spotlight following Michael Oher’s announcement, although he has asked for privacy due to the complicated time they are going through.
This story was written in Spanish by Kate Nateras in Cultura Colectiva