Judge Judy fans were in for a big surprise when Judy Sheindlin ditched her long-term bailiff, Petri Hawkins-Byrd in her new show, Judy Justice. According to Petri, he didn’t even have the “opportunity to audition for the role.” But now, he will be completely devoting his attention to his wife, Makita Bond Byrd, who just came out of brain surgery.
So, how much do you Petri’s wife? Did you know that she was Judge Judy’s assistant producer? Stay with this Makita Bond Byrd Wiki to find out more.
Meet Makita Bond Byrd, Petri Hawkins-Byrd Wife
Makita Bond Byrd and Petri Hawkins-Byrd started as best friends. The two shared a brilliant sense of humor, laughed, and joked around like every other close friend. Soon, their friendship turned to love, and they went on to tie the knot on March 29, 2019.
Though the couple didn’t share how they first met, we guess that it might be their profession that brought them close together.
On their first Valentine’s day as husband and wife, Byrd took it to his IG with a collage of their pictures captioned, “Don’t believe in Valentine’s Day, but I believe in YOU and ME, babe. Because of you every day is Christmas and every night is New Year’s Eve!”
As seen over their IG, Makita and Petri loved traveling. Especially, after Makita’s battle with cancer, the two were often seen enjoying nature and healing themselves.
Petri called Makita to be his “soulmate”.
However, she wasn’t his first. Petri was previously in a long-term relationship and bear a kid named Dominique Byrd. His son is a VSU alumnus and an aspiring musician.
Makita Bond Byrd Age
Makita Bond Byrd was reportedly born before 1970. So, she couldn’t have been any younger than 51 years of age in 2021.
She celebrates her birthday on July 29 and is of the Leo zodiac.
As for her husband, Petri was born on November 29, 1957, and was 63 years of age then. He is of Sagittarius zodiac.
Makita Bond Byrd Illness, Brain Surgery
Makita Bond Byrd was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was prompted to perform surgery in April 2021. Thankfully, the operation (performed by Dr. Black) was a huge success and they were able to remove 95% of Makita’s tumor.
According to Petri, his wife made the brain surgery look “fun”. Despite the fear and the pain, she was always smiling as bright as the sun.
As for Makita’s perspective, she received the proof that Petri would always have her back and will never let her fall. She mentioned, “I am still so very thankful for you (her husband) for your strength, integrity, guidance, and most importantly your relationship with God. You continue to inspire me and to inspire others.”
Also, Makita remarked that Petri kept his “for better and for worse,” wedding vow.
Is Makita Bond Byrd On Instagram?
Yes, as of November 2021, Makita was on Instagram @makitabond007 with 1.8K followers.
Makita Bond Byrd Job, Salary
Makita Bond had been working as Judge Judy’s production assistant ever since 2013 until its final season in 2020. However, Judy Sheindlin moved on to a new project called Judy Justice in 2021, and her hew production cast had yet to be announced.
So, we don’t know if Makita was still involved with the project. Given her circumstance, we’d say her chances of being a part of Judy Justice we slim to none.
But Judge Judy wasn’t her first job on CBS. Previously, she produced audience for shows like The Talk, Jeff Probst, Anderson Cooper, and Dr.Oz
Before working with the CBS, Makita was a full-time talent coordinator for Telepicuters from July 2014 to July 2015. Also, she worked with KTLA as a lifestyle expert for 5 months after that.
In light of her education, Makita attended the City University of New York – Brookly College for her bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from 2008 to 2010.
Just in case you want to know, a CBS news producer in the US made around $109 thousand per annum.
Where Was Makita Bond Byrd Born?
Makita Bond Byrd was born in Forest Hills, a residential neighborhood in the central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City.
How Tall Is Makita Bond Byrd?
Makita stands tall at a height above 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm). But she isn’t as tall as her husband Petri who is 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
What Do We Know About Makita Bond Byrd’s Family?
Makita Bond Byrd comes from a family of accomplished women. She has two sisters — Tiffany and Monalisa Thompson. Her sister, Tiffany is a designer by profession and was quite good at her work. She founded Duett Interiors and had over 24K followers over her IG page @theplantmami.
As for Makita’s other sister, Monalisa is the owner of MB Skin Care. Her company sold cosmetics like toner, eye correctors, after masks, exfoliants, and many more.
Also, Makita has a nephew named London born on April 2, 2007.
Talking about Makita’s parents, they remained anonymous. However, we did once see Makita’s mother over her IG post dated Feb 14, 2017.