Meet Don Johnson’s Wife Kelley Phleger: Her Marriage, Career, Children

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Kelley Phleger, also known as Kelley Johnson, is the wife of American actor, singer, and songwriter Don Johnson. As for her profession, she is a former Kindergarten teacher. Further, she has also made a few TV appearances including one on the TV series This Morning.

Besides her professional life, Kelley is also happily married and apparently lives a beautiful relationship with her husband. Well, does she have any children from the marital relationship? Moreover, in the past, Phleger also dated American politician Gavin Newsom.

Well, in this article, we will unravel some intricate details of her personal and professional life. Let’s begin.

Kelley Phleger Wiki, Early Life

Kelley Phleger, born Mary Kelley Phleger, is the daughter of Jean Phleger and Atherton Macondray Phleger. She was born on June 22, 1969. While she has not revealed much about her mother, her father was a lawyer and a board member of the Financial services company Wells Fargo.

Similarly, Phleger’s grandfather Herman Phleger was also a successful individual. He was a founding member of the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and also served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

Born in such an elite family, Kelley lived a luxurious childhood along with her parents in San Francisco, California.


Talking about Kelley’s education, she finished her schooling at Urban High School. After finishing high school, she did her graduation from the University of California, Berkeley. There she received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

Age, Height

As of 2021, she is 52 years of age. Talking of her height, she stands 5 feet 7 inches, which is 1.7 meters.

Kelley Phleger Is The Wife of Don Johnson

Well, Kelly is married to actor, singer, & producer Don Johnson. The couple married on 5 feet 7 inches on April 29, 1999. Their wedding was held in a beautiful location at the Pacific Heights mansion of Ann and Gordon Getty.

And the most interesting thing about Kelley and Don’s marriage was that the Hart to Hart actor Robert Wagner served as the best man. Not only this but Mayor Willie Brown was the one who presided over the wedding.

Kelley Phleger With Her Husband Don Johnson on The Wedding Day
Kelley Phleger With Her Husband Don Johnson on The Wedding Day

Well, it has now been over two decades since the husband and wife married and they seem to be going well despite their age gap of 19 years. There is no news of conflicts between the two. Instead, their bonding seems to have increased even more.

The duo is pretty much in love and loves spending time together. In fact, they often go out on vacation to different locations.

How Did Kelly Meet Don Johnson? She Dated Gavin New Som at The Time

The duo met back in 1996 at a birthday party where Beach Blanket Babylon producer Jo Schuman Silver introduced them together. Right on their first meeting, the couple became very comfortable. However, at the time, Kelley was in a relationship with her then-boyfriend Gavin Newsom.

However, as fate had it, Phleger’s relationship with Newsom ended after which she began dating Don. As expected, their new relationship was extensively covered in the media, making several headlines. After a few years of dating, Kelley and Don’s affair turned into a marital bond as we stated earlier.

Kelley goes By “Johnson” As Her Sur Name Since Her Marriage

Eversince she tied the knot with the legendary actor, she has abandoned her surname Phleger and instead uses Johnson as her last name. In fact, she also goes by Kelley Johnson on her Instagram account.

Kelley Phleger has Three Children With Her Spouse

From her marital relationship with Don, Kelley is a mother of three kids, Grace Johnson, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson, Deacon Johnson. Grace is the oldest among all her kids. She was born on December 28, 1999. Well, she is a successful model and is currently signed to IMG Models.

Similarly, her second child Jasper was born on June 6, 2002, in Los Angeles, and is 19 years of age. Talking of the youngest Deacon, he was born in 2006 and is 15 years of age in 2021.

She Is a Step Mother Of Don’s Kids

Apart from her biological kids, Phleger is also a stepmother of her husband Don’s children from his previous marriage with Melanie Griffith. She has a stepson named Jesse Johnson and a stepdaughter named Dakota Johnson.

Despite the fact that they are not her biological kids, she shares an incredible bond with them. Well, both of them are successful actors and are doing pretty good in their profession. Talking of Dakota, she is widely known for her work in Fifty Shades of Grey and others including Need for Speed, 21 Jump Street, & many more.

Similarly, Jesse is known for his works in movies in TV series like Redline, Grey’s Anatomy, Twin Peaks: The Return, among others.

Career: Phleger Is a Former Teacher

Not many know but Kelley was a teacher in the past. As per the reports, she taught as a preschool teacher at Montessori School and was reportedly very good at her profession. She reportedly chose the profession because of her love for kids. However, after years of work in the profession, she quit her job.

Lately, she makes minor appearances in TV shows. She was seen in TV series named This Morning in 2019. Moreover, she is also involved in philanthropic works. She is associated with several organizations and has raised funds to empower homeless kids.

How Much is Kelley’s Net Worth?

As the wife of one of the most successful actors, she lives all kinds of luxurious and is definitely rich. But unfortunately, she has so far not revealed the exact sum of her fortune.

On the contrary, her spouse is very much open about his wealth. As per the reports, he has a net worth of $50 million, as of 2021.

She is Active On Instagram

Kelley Phleger, like most celebrities, is very active on social media, especially Instagram. She already has over 18k followers on her Insta. Well, she comes up with interesting posts about her personal and professional life on the platforms and pretty much gives insight into her life.

There are numerous photos of her husband and kids on her profile, which also show the kind of love she has for them.