Jerry Springer has died at age 79 following a cancer diagnosis. The famous TV host died at home in Chicago, at his home.
He is known around the world for his outrageous Jerry Springer Show, which explored the personal lives of its guests. But what about Springer’s own personal life? Who is his ex-wife?
Who’s Jerry Springer’s ex wife?
Jerry Springer was married to his ex-wife Micki Velton from 1973 to 1994.
While she is known to many as the wife of the TV host, Velton is a media personality in her own right.
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The couple first met on a blind date, and married while in 1973 while Springer was working for the Cincinnati City Council.
He resigned from the post just one year into his marriage after admitting to soliciting a sex worker in a shocking press conference.
Springer’s personal affairs did little damage to his political career, and he won back his set in 1957 by a landslide.
Did Jerry Springer have children?
Velton and Springer had a daughter in 1976. The 47-year-old is thought to be a teacher in Chicago, teaching children with disabilities.
Velton has lived a life outside of the public eye since the end of her marriage to Springer.
Jerry Springer’s exact net worth is not known, although it has been estimated to be in the region of $75M.
The TV anchor, who died of cancer, was reportedly paid $10 million every year according to his contract.