Do you know superstar Alan Jackson’s wife, Denise Jackson? She had been by his side long before we knew him as what he is today. His wife might not be an actor like Alan, but she has played different roles in her husband’s life and even helped him make his dream come true.
After knowing all these, you might have developed some curiosity about the blonde beauty regarded as Alan Jackson’s backbone. Now, let’s not waste a single moment before getting to know Denise Jackson, her age, net worth, and married life with the superstar.
How old is Denise Jackson? Age and Early Life
Alan’s wife Denise Jackson is currently 61 years of age as she was born on January 7, 1960. Newnan, Georgia-born Denise, was initially known by the name of Denise Jackson before her marriage with the actor.
As for her early life, we know that she has a twin brother, Danny, and two more siblings, Jane and Ron. Ron is the youngest one, who is 21 years younger than Denise. She states that even though her parents provided them with a great family, they never had time to discuss setting big dreams with their children. They usually focused on their work, probably because it was the only way to raise Denise and her siblings.
Now, if you wonder about her education, you might not be amazed to read that she was an over-achiever while in her high school. She succeeded in becoming an A-student and the homecoming queen, captain of the cheerleading team, star of the tennis team, and whatnot. Until now, you might have now speculated on her personality and aura.
Married life with her husband, Alan Jackson
Now moving on to her togetherness with Alan, it goes back to when Denise was 16. She first met Alan at her sweet-sixteen age while she was enjoying an ice cream after church. Their first meeting is funny if we have to mention it. Alan made the first move by tossing a penny down Denise’s short and asking it back to get her attention.
However, it did not stop there, and he hid it in Denise’s car’s backseat and jumped out to scare her while she was driving away from him. Luckily, his trick ended up happily with Denise.
The duo later started dating and married after graduating their high school. Hence, the couple tied their knots on December 15, 1979, when Denise was 19 and Alan was 20. They were married real young and even stated that they didn’t even have the chance to fall in love as adults and know who they were before committing.
Denise Jackson Daughter: Mattie Denise Jackson, Alexandra Jane Jackson, and Dani Grace Jackson.
Denise and Alan have been married for almost 42 years and have been proud parents of their three daughters. They are Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani. Mattie is the eldest daughter, born on June 19, 1990. Moreover, she is a certified sommelier. She also used to own a wine bar in Nashville. Unfortunately, Mattie lost her husband, Ben Selecman, in 2018 after suffering from a brain injury. She is now moving forward despite her grief.
The couple’s second daughter Alexandra, born on August 23, 1993, is now 28 years. She is the closest daughter to Alan and has even that she regards her father as her best friend. She also mentioned that Alan is a dream father to every daughter.
In honor of Alan’s Country Music Hall of Fame Induction, she wrote,
“Thank you for raising us in a house filled with Jesus and music, and always making sure we knew whatever our dream was could be our reality.”
Their elder daughter Dani Grace Jackson turned 24 on August 28, 2021. Not much is known about her, but she has an eye for fashion. We can probably see her making a career in the fashion world shortly.
Denise Jackson Net Worth and Career
Like we already said, Denise was an A-student from the very beginning, and after graduating, she started teaching at an elementary school. She used to teach second and third-grade students at Atkinson Elementary School, where she went. However, after marriage, Denise shifted to Nashville with her husband Alan to support his musical dreams. Later, she also pursued her career as a flight attendant for Piedmont Airlines.
In fact, during her job, she ran into singer Glen Campbell at Atlanta airport and talked to him about Alan and his aspirations of becoming a singer. Furthermore, Denise is also an author who co-wrote “it’s all about Him: Finding the Love of My Life.” Furthermore, Denise has earned more than $500,000 as her net worth.
Denise Jackson was diagnosed with cancer back in 2010.
Denise had cancer back in 2010, and the entire Jackson family was devastated by the news. She was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. However, with the help of chemotherapy and other treatments, she is entirely cancer-free now.