Brenda Warner is a former US Marine Corps, a licensed nurse, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author; who is also famous for being the wife of NFL legend, Kurt Warner. Plus, Brenda is a public speaker who travels the US sharing her story to inspire other women facing similar challenges. As a devout evangelical Christian, her message of faith and hope permeate family life, finance, and motherhood. But more than that, she is a mother of seven children. She and her husband have initiated philanthropic activities that help families cover the cost of catering for their children with special needs. Let’s tell you more about Brenda Warner as we take you through her bio, family life and other interesting facts about this incredible woman.
Brenda Warner’s Bio, Age
Brenda Warner was born—Brenda Carney Meoni—in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States, on June 17, 1967. Although we have no details about her early education, childhood, parents or what they do for a living, we know that she grew up in a small town in Iowa. She was an All-American cheerleader and “Jesus-Freak” back in high school. Growing up, Brenda didn’t have it all smooth as her parents struggled financially. So as not to be a burden to them with tuition fees, she enlisted in the US Marines. Following her graduation from high school, Warner shipped off to a boot camp.
Family: Kurt Warner’s Wife, Kids
She met her first husband, Neil, while in the service. Together, they had a son, Zachary (b. 1989). After a domestic accident that involved a fall, four-month-old Zachary grew up with a damaged left brain and blind. Their daughter, Jesse, was born in 1992.
Nevertheless, Brenda Warner’s first marriage didn’t last for too long. Her husband’s infidelity led to a divorce followed by a dark period of poverty. It was around this time she met and began a new relationship with the promising football player, Kurt Warner. They married on October 11, 1997, at the St. John American Lutheran Church. At the time, Brenda—a former US Marine Corps corporal—was divorced with two children.
The couple had their fair share of hardship. When Warner was working as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa—and running night shifts stocking shelves at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Falls—the couple were living in Brenda’s parents’ basement in Cedar Falls. After marrying Brenda, Kurt Warner adopted her two children. Over the years, however, they have grown to become a celebrity couple and are currently well off today. As of this writing, they’ve added five children of their own— Kade, Jada Jo, Elijah, and twins Sienna and Sierra. Here are other interesting facts about Kurt Warner’s wife.
Facts About Kurt Warner’s Wife
1. Net Worth
As at when we last updated this article, there have been no disclosures about Brenda Warner’s net worth or her annual take-home pay. However, if marriage is anything to go by, and the mine-is-yours philosophy holds true, then it’s safe to say Brenda share the same net worth as her husband.
Kurt Warner’s 15-year incredible career coupled with his touching grass-to-grace story has translated to soaring popularity over the years and a sizeable fortune, too. Kurt’s net worth is currently estimated at $30 million. While his annual take home is estimated at $11 million. Much of these have come from his endorsement deals, media appearances, and proceeds from their book “Do they have a book? Yes. They. Do.”
2. She Co-authored a Book With Her Husband
In 2001, Brenda and her husband co-founded the First Things First Foundation; an organization that promotes Christian values and helps the less fortunate while always promoting the Warners’ life theme: Faith and family come first. As vice-president of First Things First, Brenda joined Kurt in co-authoring their 2009 book titled “First Things First – The Rules for Being a Warner.” The book debuted as an instant New York Times Best Seller.
3. Brenda is a Photographer
Well, yes. Brenda is a gifted photographer with a special emphasis on portraits. Her photos have been published in the New York Times and other major publications. She loves taking pictures of the babies she plays with at a local rehabilitation hospital where she volunteers weekly.
4. Lost Both Parents in One Day
Brenda Warner’s parents were killed in 1996 when their Mountain View, Arkansas home was ravaged by a tornado. Their funeral service was held in at the St. John American Lutheran Church; the same place where she and Kurt exchanged vows a year later.
5. Height and Body Measurement
Brenda Warner has a slim, petite build. We’re not sure how tall she stands. But we know she stands way lower than her husband who stands, 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall and weighs 214 lbs (97Kg). Brenda has blond hair and dark-brown eyes. Although she rocks mohawk and multi-colored hairstyles. As of this writing, we have no exact figures as to her shoe, dress and bra sizes; as well as her body measurements.