Who is Joe Montana’s Wife Jennifer Montana and How Long Have They Been Married?

Jennifer Montana is the third wife of American football Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana. They have been together for over three decades and a half and their union has been blessed with four kids. Even though Jennifer is now mostly known as the spouse of a famous, former professional football player, she was already famous before her relationship with Joe started, but not as popular as the NFL star. Joe spent most of his 16 seasons in the National Football League playing for the San Franciso 49ers. His career was phenomenal as he won the Super Bowl four times and became the first player to be named Super Bowl MVP three times.

Because of his astounding accomplishments in the sport, the eight-time Pro Bowler has remained relevant even though he retired years ago, since April 1995. Everything about his life is still considered newsworthy material, especially for the NFL community and this extends to the people around him, particularly his wife and kids. Jennifer, as far as the public knows, has been a supportive wife to Joe Montana. Their marriage has stood the test of time as the man was married to Kim Moses (1974 – 1977) and Cass Castillo (1981 – 1984) before she came along. As you would soon learn, there’s more to who Jennifer Montana is than being a wife and a mother of four.

Profile Summary of Jennifer Montana

  • Birth Name: Jennifer Sharon Wallace
  • Nationality: American
  • Place of Birth: Undetermined
  • Date of Birth: July 7, 1958
  • Age: 63 Years Old
  • Occupation: Former Model and Actress, Jewellery Designer
  • Husband: Joe Montana (1985 – Present)
  • No. of Kids: Four
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)

Joe Montana’s Wife Is 63 Years Old and of Caucasian Ancestry

Considering the years Joe Montana spent in the NFL and his remarkable accomplishments thereof, it is inevitable that details of his family background and early life are readily available to the public. One wouldn’t have to search hard to find that he was born to the family of Joseph Clifford Montana Sr. and Theresa Marie Montana in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. It is also no secret that he was brought up in the coal-mining town of Monongahela and that he started playing football as a kid with a nudge from his father.

All of such pieces of information are not known about his wife, Jennifer Montana. From where she was born to her family background, the kind of upbringing she had, who her parents are, and what have you, almost nothing is known about Jennifer Montana’s background and early life. We can only confirm that she is a 63 year old citizen of the United States as she was born on the 7th of July 1958. Though she is now known as Jennifer Montana, her birth name was Jennifer Sharon Wallace.

Her husband was a student of Ringgold High School located in Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, after which he proceeded to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he played college football and graduated with a degree in business administration and marketing. The same can’t be said about Jennifer Montana. She is probably college-educated but we can’t confirm anything about that at the moment.

Jennifer Met Joe During a Shoot for a Schick Razor Commercial and They Got Married In February 1985

The love story between Joe and Jennifer Montana began in the early 80s. It is said that the two worked together on a Schick razor commercial. When Jennifer was told she would be working with Joe Montana, she didn’t know he was a famous football star. When she eventually met him, she was glad she would be working with someone as tall as her. Within the two days the commercial was shot, Jennifer grew fond of the NFL player, partly because he was shy.

As they worked closely on set, Joe realized that he liked Jennifer and shouldn’t let his shyness get in the way of asking her out. They had dinner together the first day they met and it marked the beginning of their relationship. About six months after they began dating, Joe was ready to take the relationship to the next phase. He proposed to Jennifer but didn’t get any answer. She wasn’t ready and had not even considered marriage.

The next time Joe proposed, he had a plane with a message that read “Jen, will you marry me” fly over them while they were out for dinner. She accepted his proposal and on the 24th of February 1985, they tied the knot.

Their Marriage Has Been Blessed With Two Sons and Two Daughters

Joe Montana's family
Joe Montana’s family (image source)

Jennifer Montana isn’t the first wife of the former NFL player. Before her, Joe was married to high school sweetheart Kim Moses and Cass Castillo. None of these marriages produced any child for Joe. However, his marriage to Jennifer has seen the birth of two daughters and two sons.

The same year they got married, precisely on the 10th of October 1985, the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Alexandra Whitney. The following year, on the 20th of December, they welcomed their second daughter named Elizabeth Jean. Alexandra and Elizabeth are older sisters to Nathaniel “Nate” Joseph and Nicholas Alexander. Nate is the third child and first son of the couple, he was born on the 3rd of October 1989. His younger brother Nick was born on the 28th of April 1992.

Nate and Nick played high school and college football. However, they didn’t get to play professionally as they respectively went undrafted in 2013 and 2015.

Jennifer Montana Is a Former Model and Actress Known for Playing Miss Lisa In Adventures with Kanga Roddy

It would be mischievous to deny that being Joe Montana’s wife isn’t what brought Jennifer Montana to the limelight. While she was already an actress and model before Joe became a part of her life, much of her wasn’t known to the public and, it was years after she got married to the NFL star that she got to play Miss Lisa which remains her most notable acting role. She played the character in at least 39 episodes of the children’s television series, Adventures with Kanga Roddy, from 1998 – 2000.

Her exploits as a model are best known to her but back in 1999, she featured in the TV special of the famous American sports magazine, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit ’99. After years of being away from the spotlight, Jennifer Montana appeared alongside her husband in the 2016 episodes of Hollywood Today Live and Hollywood Health Report. The following year, she was also seen in similar shows like Access Hollywood and Home & Family.

She Now Mostly Works as an Interior and Jewelry Designer

What most people don’t know about Joe Montana’s wife is that she is an accomplished interior and jewelry designer; as well as an artist who specializes in ceramics and painting. This is what she has been doing all the years she was away from the limelight and she now has over 20 years of experience as a residential interior designer.

According to her, she has always been fascinated by creative expression right from when she was a kid and it is the foundation upon which she has built her Jennifer Montana Design brand.

Through the brand, she offers residential interior design services that yield an exquisite sense of home. The brand also covers the fine ceramic pieces she has been creating for over two decades, her abstract expressionism paintings, and handcrafted pieces of jewelry.

Chinedu Ndubueze
Chinedu holds a B.SC in Mass Communications with several years of writing and editing experience. He is an advocate of closed-back headphones, horror movies, and dark humor; He believes that Peter Griffin and Stan Smith should be real people. Outside of having to write, edit, and work on other forms of content, Chinedu may keep up with the EPL or listen to everything Eminem and Jon Bellion.
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