Many people wonder, Where is Tonya Harding Now? What is she doing? Here’s a quick overview of where life has led her since she was forced to withdraw from competitive figure skating.
After the Nancy Kerrigan incident, and pleading guilty of “conspiring to hinder prosecution,” Tonya Harding lived outside the public eye for decades. During this time, she struggled to make a living doing various mostly menial jobs. She even tried both professional wrestling and professional boxing but achieved only modest success.
Tonya emerged into notoriety again with the production and release of the semi-biographical film I, Tonya in 2018. She made a much-discussed appearance at the Golden Globes, where she stood alongside Allison Janney (who portrayed her mother in the film).
Dancing with the Stars
The film’s sympathetic portrayal of Tonya has allowed her to make at least something of a comeback into public life. Later in 2018, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. She and her partner, professional dancer Sasha Farber performed admirably on the show. They reached the finals of the season, and ultimately finished in third place.
Direct Auto Insurance TV Commercial
In 2019, Tonya appeared in a TV commercial for Direct Auto Insurance. The commercial had a definite tongue-in-cheek vibe. In it, Tonya, dressed in a red business suit and ice skates, drinks coffee and walks around the office. “We’ve all made mistakes,” she says, and then points out that “sometimes life doesn’t go exactly as planned.” The point of the commercial is that Direct Auto Insurance understands these things and is willing to overlook past mistakes and provide car insurance to those with a less-than-stellar record.
Living Quietly with her Family
Today, Tonya lives in a small town in the state of Washington. There, she enjoys the life of a stay-at-home wife and mother with her husband, Joseph Jens Price, and her son Gordon, who is now nine years old. And she does still skate, practicing three times weekly.
Tonya asks both fans and detractors to refrain from intruding into her family’s private life. She is, however, still open to additional public appearances where appropriate. It remains to be seen what these will be. Stay tuned!