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  • Virginia, U.S.
    1960s

    Birth

    Virginia, U.S.
    1960s

    Sherry Dyson was born in Virginia, U.S..




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 18, 1977

    Chris Gardner married Sherry Dyson.




  • U.S.
    1980s

    Detached relation

    U.S.
    1980s

    Gardner's relationship with Sherry was detached, in part because he decided to abandon a medical career and also due to differences in their behavior. While still living with Sherry, he began an affair with a dental student named Jackie Medina, and she became pregnant with his child only a few months into the affair.




  • U.S.
    1980

    Chris left her to move in with Jackie and to prepare for fatherhood

    U.S.
    1980

    After three years of marriage to Sherry, Chris left her to move in with Jackie and to prepare for fatherhood.




  • U.S.
    1986

    Legally divorced

    U.S.
    1986

    Nine years elapsed before Chris and Sherry were legally divorced in 1986.




  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 7, 2000

    Death

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 7, 2000

    Sherry died on 7 April 2000.




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