Katie Springer is the daughter of American broadcaster, journalist, and actor Jerry Springer. Her father is famous as the host of the controversial TV talk show The Jerry Springer Show. The show ran for 26 years, starting on September 30, 1991, and ending on June 13, 2018.
If you didn’t know, Katie was born blind and deaf, but at present, she has been leading a normal life. In fact, she is married and is living a beautiful relationship with her husband. In this article, we will talk about her disability, wedding, net worth, and many other details.
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Jerry Springer’s Daughter Katie Springer Bio, Age, Parents
As we said, Katie Springer is the daughter of father Jerry Springer and mother Micki Velton. She was born in 1976, in the United States and is currently 47 years old. She is an American in terms of nationality but comes from a mixed ethnic background.
Her father, who was born in the United Kingdom, reportedly migrated to the US, in 1949 a the age of 4. Katie’s grandfather was a German-Jewish refugee who had escaped to the UK from Landsberg a der Warthe, Prussia.
Well, the only child to Jerry and Micki, Katie shares a great relationship with her parents, especially her father.
Katie Was Born With a Disability
Jerry Springer’s daughter Katie was born with a major disability as a child. As per the reports, she was born without the nasal passage, which was treated through surgery.
Further, she was also deaf in one ear and also legally blind. Well, both her parents stood by her and were the biggest support. In fact, they never treated her differently but like any normal child. They provided her with all the things she could’ve asked for and showered her with immense love.
Talking about her parent’s love towards her, Katie once said,
“I’ve heard this story that when I was first born and they heard about all these problems, they just said, ‘we’re never going to treat her different, we’re going to make sure she knows she’s not different.’
Katie Springer’s Parents Have Already Divorced
Like most celebrities, Katie’s parents are already divorced. They reportedly met for the first time when Micki was employed at Proctor & Gamble.
They married a couple of years after their first meeting in 1973 in a very private wedding ceremony. At the time, Jerry had just begun his career in politics, and just a few friends and his family members attended the marriage.
Jerry and Velton were married for over 21 years and eventually divorced in 1994. Unfortunately, they have not revealed the exact reason behind their divorce.
Who Is Katie Springer Married to? Does She Have Any Children?
Not many know but Katie Springer is already married. She married her husband Adam Yenkin in December 2006. She does not often talk about her husband but they reportedly share a great relationship.
Talking about Katie Springer’s husband Adam, he is Jewish and is a huge sports enthusiast. He is a big supporter of sports franchises like Boston Red Sox and L.A Rams. Apart from his love for sports, he is also into charity and has donated to charities like Nationwide Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Hospital, Kohl Children’s Museum, & much more.
And the most interesting thing is that Jerry took part in the 2006 season of Dancing With The Stars, so he could learn to dance and perform with his daughter at her wedding. When he was asked about the reason he participated in the reality show, he said,
“I guess the final thing was my daughter, Katie, is getting married in December. And so we talked it over and I said, “Wouldn’t it be great if I knew how to dance at my daughter’s wedding?” That I wouldn’t step on her train or feet. So that’s my goal.”
And as he planned, he performed beautifully with Katie at her wedding. You can check out the photo here.
Their relationship as a father and daughter is praiseworthy. Well, Katie is now married to her husband for years but do they have any children? Well, from her marital relationship, she is a mother of a son named Richard. Like any parent, she is very close to her son.
Her child Richard is currently in school and like his father, Richard is also into sports and reportedly often takes part in school events and occasions.
Where Is Jerry Springer’s Daughter Now?
Well, the daughter of Jerry Springer, Katie is currently a teacher in Chicago. She reportedly teaches special students at Park School and has already dedicated her life to special children. She has now been teaching special students for around 2 decades.
Apart from this, she has kept her life completely away from the limelight. She barely makes media appearances despite being the daughter of a famous father. Not only this, but she is also not on any social media platforms.
Katie Springer’s Net Worth
As we said, Katie has a successful career and lives a luxurious life with her husband. However, she has not ever talked about her net worth. On the other hand, her dad Jerry is pretty wealthy with a net worth of $60 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
Updated 2023: Katie Springer’s Father Jerry Died at 79
One of the most versatile personalities Jerry, Katie’s dad died peacefully Thursday morning on 27th April 2023. He passed away at the age of 79 at his home, located in Chicago, Illinois. A source close to the late broadcaster Jerry Springer said that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago prior to his death.