Jessica Clendenin, who also goes by the name Jessica Gardner, is the wife of award-winning American professional baseball player, Brett Gardner. She became a celebrity in the baseball community as a result of her husband’s fame.
Since 2008, Jessica’s husband, Brett has played as an outfielder for the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is famous and popular for his prowess and prolific achievements in the sport. Jessica has been his biggest supporter all through his career, and a mother to their beautiful children.
As a direct result of Brett’s fame, the baseball community took interest in Jessica. She rose to the limelight after she got married to him in 2007 and since then, the duo has been serving couple goals, inspiring many others to take the bold step of getting married.
Jessica Clendenin Was Born In The U.S. State Of Georgia
Jessica Clendenin was born on July 8, 1984, in Georgia, United States of America. The 37 years old was born into the family of Thomas E. Clendenin. She is an American of white ethnicity who was raised by her parents alongside her two siblings. Information about her parents and what they do for a living is unknown. It is, however, known that the young lady was raised alongside her brothers; John Clendenin and Joshua Clendenin.
John Clendenin attended Harrison High school before moving on to the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He is known to have worked at Coastal Carolina University. Joshua Clendenin, on the other hand, also attended Harrison High School before moving on to enroll at Shutter College.
He was a former graduate assistant to the Sherterhaws baseball team. Asides from the information provided, other pieces of information about Jessica’s siblings are unknown. It is not certain what level of education she attained as information regarding her educational background has been kept under the radar.
She Has Been Of Huge Support To Her Husband
Jessica Clendenin has been of huge support to her husband’s career as a baseball player and his contributions to charity organizations. She has graced several charity organization dinner parties with her husband and both have been supporting such organizations extensively.
Together with her husband, they support the Turn 2 Foundation, a foundation that aims to help children and teenagers shun drug abuse. It also helps in the battle against alcoholism. The foundation was established by Derek Jetter, a former American professional baseball player who also played for the Yankees. Since its establishment, Turn 2 Foundation has been helpful to all those that have been battling some form of addiction.
Jessica Clendenin and her husband have been working effortlessly in raising funds for the foundation. On June 1, 2014, the couple attended the 18th annual Turn 2 Foundation dinner at Sheraton New York Times Square. The event was also graced by other high-profile people from the baseball world. At the 23rd annual dinner event for the charity organization, Jessica and Brett Gardner raised over $1.1 million for the foundation’s youth program.
It is seen that the couple is bent on seeing that there is a healthy society as Jessica has been supportive of all her husband’s contributions to organizations that sees to the community’s well being. Brett Gardner joined the Taylor Hooton’s Foundation Advisory Board which includes active Major League Baseball players. This made his wife also have a role in supporting the organization.
The establishment of the foundation was in the memory of a 17-year-old high school student named Taylor Hooton from Plano, Texas who committed suicide due to the abuse of anabolic steroids. The organization helps to sensitize youths and adults about the dangers of using performance-enhancing drugs like steroids, and eradicate their use in the U.S. and Canadian high schools, middle schools, and universities.
Brett Gardner Got Married To Jessica Clendenin on December 1, 2007
Though information about how the duo met and how long they have dated is unknown, it is known that they dated for quite some time before they decided to take things beyond the dating level. Brett Gardner proposed to Jessica Clendenin during his team’s (Yankees) spring training on a beach that is located in Clearwater, Florida. Jessica, on the other hand, did not hesitate in accepting the proposal, which made them continue their relationship.
The duo got married during the winter of 2007, on the 1st of December. The two love birds had a secret wedding ceremony that took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree. The event was well graced by family and friends, including some of Brett Gardner’s teammates.
The wedding ceremony was followed up with a reception that took place at the Piedmont Driving Club located in Atlanta. The duo has since enjoyed 14 years of blissful married life together full of love, support, and care for each other.
Jessica Became Famous After Her Marriage To The Baseball Player
It is inevitable for the wife of the Gold Glove award-winning baseball player to remain in the dark after her marriage to him. After Brett Gardner got married to his heartthrob Jessica Clendenin, she was known and addressed as the wife of the professional baseball player. To date, she is still known because of her husband who has carved a niche for himself in the celebrity world through his baseball profession.
She Is A Proud Mother Of Two
Since their marriage, Jessica and Brett have welcomed two sons together. Their children; Hunter and Miller Gardner, have been spotted severally with their parents. Hunter Gardner was born in 2010, three years after Jessica and Brett got married. Currently, he is growing under the care of his parents and attends a private high school. Other information about him is unknown.
Their second son, Miller Gardner, was born in 2013, three years after his elder brother. Apart from his year of birth and name, other relevant data about him has been kept away from the public.