NFL offensive Michael Oher became a recognized figure after his life story was adapted into the hit 2009 film The Blind Side

With the help of his adoptive parents, Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Oher has overcome childhood hardships to become a recognized professional NFL player.  He first played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL Draft. After winning the 2013 Superbowl Ring with the Ravens, he played for Tennessee Titans for a period of 4 years and then for Carolina Panthers in a two-year contract.

Oher is now leading a secluded life away from the spotlight. Other than the infamous 2017 Uber incident in which he was involved, there is little to no information about his private life, wife, or kids. 

Recently though, there was a confusion of sorts regarding Oher’s wife, which happened to be completely misconstrued. 

Is Michael Oher Married To Tabitha Soren?

There has been much confusion regarding Michael Oher’s wife. If one were to type 'Michael Oher’s' wife in Google, one of the search results for that yields the name, Tabitha Soren. While Soren is related to him in an indirect way, she is not, however, his wife. 

Tabitha Soren with husband Micheal Lewis, author of The Blind Side (Photo:

Who is Tabitha Soren? Soren is an American fine art photographer and also a former reporter for NBC and ABC. She is, in fact, the wife of American financial journalist, Michael Lewis. Lewis is also the author of the 2006 book 'The Blind Side' based on Oher’s tainted childhood, his adoption into the Tuohy family, and his rise as a football player. The book then became the basis for the 2009 film of the same name. 

There Is Little To No Information About Oher's Wife And Kids 

Michael Oher’s actual wife remains rather anonymous, to say the least. There was very little information about her or his kids in the public.  Though, that changed in 2017 when Oher was involved in an infamous Uber incident.

In July 2017, Micheal allegedly attacked an Uber driver while he was drunk. According to the driver named Girma Berkessa, Micheal had asked him to follow the car in which his "wife" was seated. Oher then later attacked him when he told Oher that the car they were following was missing its direction. Michael reportedly believed that the driver was trying to scam him to charge more money and confronted him.   

Oher did appear for a court hearing later that year in October. However, neither the accuser nor the defendant made their statements available public; which created more anonymity surrounding Oher's wife. 

Has Michael Oher’s Actual Wife Been Revealed?

Michael Oher's Brentwood Home (Photo:

While Oher may have been extremely careful in keeping his private affairs a secret, some information did tend to become public every now and then. Case in point: Oher's grand mansion.

In 2014, Oher purchased a grand mansion in Brentwood for a whopping $1.3 million! The mansion did not seem like something a bachelor like Oher would purchase if he indeed was a bachelor. On the other hand, the mansion could also be one of his investments from his NFL money. So, it is hard to make a guess. 

Another piece of information (this time a more direct one) that hints at his wife, is an Instagram post by his foster-brother Sean Tuohy:

Sean posted the picture back in 2015 and shows Oher with all the members of his adoptive Tuohy family, along with a woman and a child on Oher’s lap. While not directly mentioned as such, the mystery woman’s tag in the post points to her IG profile, and her profile picture certainly does seem to hint that she could be Oher's wife. 

As for Oher— he remains rather grounded despite his success and fame. Having come from a troubled childhood himself, he is often involved in the service of the needful.

In 2017, he teamed up with ISlide to release ‘Michael Oher Brands’ products. The proceedings of the sales from these products went to his foundation to help the less fortunate. Just recently, in October 2020, Oher released an app called the Good Deeds app which helps families in need connect with the families that can provide those needs.