The retired American professional boxer George Foreman found fame after winning a gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics. During his boxing career, George defeated numerous opponents and won the world heavyweight championship twice. George Foreman wife Mary Joan Martelly reportedly grew up in an East Caribbean island nation called St. Lucia. She is the third girl among eight children of her parents but was very interested in sports. Martelly came to the States with her future-husband to testify for him in a custody battle. She was working as a babysitter during the time and only had a temporary visa of six months.