Who are Joanna Gaines’ parents?
Joanna Gaines is known for her work with her husband Chip Gaines in the show Fixer Upper. Although she left the show in 2017, it has continued to be a great success. She was born in Waco, Texas, in the United States of America to parents Jerry Stevens and Nan Stevens in 1978.
An active member of the US army, Jerry was stationed in South Korea, during the Vietnam War, and in 1969, was at the same party as Nan. The couple fell in love, and according to Joanna, their story “is one you hear about in the movies. All the odds were against them but they fought through and became an example of how to love, fight for, extend grace to, and honor each other amidst all their many differences.”
Jerry and Nan were married in 1972 after Jerry had returned to the US, and sent a plane ticket for Nan to join him, and although the first few years were tough with numerous arguments, after the death of Jerry’s mom, he stopped drinking and turned their relationship around.
The couple still live in Waco and are often visited by their daughter and her family. Nan helps at Magnolia Market and often leads prayer groups there as Christianity is very important to her.
Jerry Stevens was under investigation for being involved in a prostitution ring in Texas. Although his involvement was only rumored, he was fully investigated. He was found not guilty of any crime and no charges were filed.
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What’s the deal with Jerry and Nan’s nationality?
Well, Jerry’s got some German and Lebanese blood running through his veins, while Nan is proudly Korean. But despite their diverse backgrounds, they’ve managed to blend right in with the good ol’ USA.
How old are Jerry and Nan?
Both parents’ ages are not available to the public, but they met in 1969, so we can guess they are middle-aged at least.
Joanna Gaines with her husband, Chip, and mother, Nan
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Are Jerry and Nan still an item?
Yep, Nan’s folks are still going strong as a couple. And while Jerry and Nan have had their fair share of ups and downs, they’ve managed to stick it out and make it work.
Do Jerry and Nan have other children?
Aside from Joanna, Jerry and Nan have two other children – Teresa Criswell, who is Joanna’s older sister, and Mary Kay McCall. Joanna currently lives in Texas and works as a blogger and social media influencer. Meanwhile, Mary Kay, or Mickey, loves to take care of plants and she has six children.
Joanna with her parents and two sisters, Teresa and Mary
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So, what do these two do for a living?
Jerry’s got quite the resume – he’s a war vet who served in Korea back in ’69, and he’s also dabbled in the tire and car repair biz. As for Nan, her career path is a bit of a mystery, but we do know that the two of them teamed up to open a mechanic shop together. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good power couple?
Check out more juicy deets on Jerry and Nan’s life here!
What is the net worth of Jerry and Nan?
This info is not available at the moment, but Joanna Gaines is worth $9 million dollars and both her mom and dad have various businesses to their name.