Reportedly, Jerry Springer, the Bristish-born American TV personality, journalist, lawyer, and politician, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The father-of-one, who married media personality Micki Velton for nearly two decades, died at the age of 79. The former mayor of Cincinnati has passed away at his home in Chicago, as per the sources. Some media reports citing Jerry Springer’s spokesperson suggested that the talk show host was in good health after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago. Meanwhile, tributes have started pouring all over social media after the death of the iconic TV presenter.
Who Is Jerry Springer’s Wife?
Reportedly, Jerry Springer was married to Micki Velton for almost two decades and had a daughter named Katie. Springer is known for his eponymous tabloid talk show and his work on America’s Got Talent and Judge Jerry. The man of many talents married only once during his lifetime to media personality Micki Velton, who has stayed away from the limelight since the couple’s divorce. Before Springer and Velton parted ways in 1994, they were married for almost two decades. The couple reportedly met on a blind date in 1969 and, after being in a relationship for almost four years, married in 1973. They also had a daughter named Katie in 1976.
Jerry is the only child, Katie Springer was born blind and deaf in one ear. She has been married to Adam Yenkin since December 2006 and has a son named Richard. As per multiple outlets, Katie is a teacher in Chicago, having dedicated her life to helping children with disabilities. Jerry Springer served as a political campaign advisor to Robert F. Kennedy and also hosted his namesake talk show. Kennedy was the legendary talk show host and political hero, inspiring him to join the former’s 1968 Democratic presidential nomination campaign. However, the campaign was short-lived and ended with Kennedy’s assassination.
Moreover, Springer served as the 56th Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978 starting his political career as a Democrat in the early 1970s. Later in his life, Jerry Springer turned to a broadcasting career, serving as a journalist and political commentator. Eventually, he got the opportunity to host his eponymous talk show, Jerry Springer, which ran for almost 27 years from 1991 to 2018. Interestingly, Jerry also tried his hand at acting and acted in productions like Married, with Children, George Lopez, The Defender, and many more. From the year 2019 to 2022, Springer hosted his courtroom show, Judge Jerry, which ran for three seasons. He also appeared in NBC’S America’s Got Talent as a host for the second and third seasons while working on other reality shows. Thank you for being a patient reader.
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