The Untold Truth of Janet Elway, John Elway’s Ex-Wife, and Their Marriage

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The Untold Truth of Janet Elway, John Elway’s Ex-Wife, and Their Marriage
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Janet Elway is a former avid swimmer who won a number of major swimming titles while studying at Stanford University. She also led the college to its first national women’s swim title in 1980.

Despite her professional successes, Janet hit the media following her marriage to Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway. The two were married for several years before they went their separate ways. Besides, the former flames also share four grown children.

After Janet’s divorce from John, fans are curious to know about her love life. So, let us try to find out if Janet is remarried to anyone or is dating someone else.

How old is Janet Elway? Details of Her Childhood

Her age is 63 as of 2024. She was born Janet Buchan on 17th Feb 1961, in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in her hometown of Seattle with her family. As far as her ethnicity is concerned, Buchan is Caucasian and holds American nationality. However, the information regarding her parents is still missing.

Elway Is a Stanford University Graduate

Janet went to Woodrow Wilson High School. She then enrolled at Stanford University, Stanford, California, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1983. She was into swimming at the time.

Janet Elway is a Swimmer

Elway forged a successful swimming career while studying at Stanford University, winning a number of prestigious titles including six state championships. She won a gold medal in the 400-meter IM at the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City. She has also held a national record in 400-meter MI.

Additionally, the accomplished swimmer was incorporated into the Hall of Fame for Tacoma-Pierce County Sports and Pacific Northwest Swimming in 2005.

John Elway's wife Janet Elway is a swimmer
Janet Elway, a former swimmer.

In addition, Elway is a passionate philanthropist who is involved in several volunteering works for a number of charitable organizations in Denver. She once began a fundraiser called “Janet’s Camp” to help to get into YMCA summer camps.

Apart from all of her success as a swimmer, Janet is better known as the first wife of John Elway.

When did Janet and Her Ex-Husband John Elway get Married?

The now-former-duo tied the knot in a low-key wedding ceremony in 1984, a year after Janet’s graduation. They were in a happy marital relationship for several years. However, it couldn’t last long and they separated in 2002. Their divorce proceedings came to an end in late 2003. Though the reason for their divorce is not revealed, several sources suggest that John’s hectic schedule ruined their long-time marriage.

While most of their marriage details still remain behind closed doors, we know that Janet and John share four children, Jordan, Jessica, Jack, and Juliana Elway.

Janet has four kids with her hubby
Janet and her then-spouse with their kids.
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In addition, two years after his divorce from Janet, John began dating former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green. The duo became engaged in Italy back in September 2008. And as for their wedding, they tied the knot in August 2009.

Is Janet Elway Remarried? If yes, Who is Her New Husband?

Janet, after her split from John, reportedly married her new husband Kevin Kretzmar, a Financial Advisor at NTB Financial and a former president of Centennial-based Safe Money Inc.

Janet Elway new boyfriend
Janet with her ex-partner Kevin

Kevin and Janet were engaged to be married in 2011. Janet shared the happy news when she and her then-fiance Kevin attended the dinner party where the Mizel Museum presented its 2011 Community Enrichment Award to Sharon Magness Blake. Country singer Lee Greenwood was the main guest at the event.

Online tabloids reported that the two dated for over a year before Kevin proposed to his girlfriend. They first came out as a couple in Feb 2010 during the Cherry Creek Theatre production of “Love Letters.”

But, as of now, Kretzmar & Janet have already separated. Her ex-partner Kevin has moved on with Patricia Dennard, an Elementary School Counselor at Grant Elementary School D11. The two engaged in Jan 2020.

On the other hand, talking about Janet’s love life, the 62-year-old has kept everything about her personal life quite private.

What Happened to Janet Elway? Her Health Condition

Back in 1998, Elway underwent a successful colon surgery at Mayo Clinic. Her then-hubby John was there with his wife. Janet, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease remained for a couple of days at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to make her full treatment.

As of now, Elway is fully recovered and living a healthy life.

Her Net Worth

Janet’s net worth is $500,000. On the other hand, her ex-retired footballer husband John Elway has an estimated fortune of $145 million.

Janet currently resides in her house in Belcaro, a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.

Where Is Janet Elway Now?

Well, Janet has been living a private life away from the glitz and glamour. In fact, the former celebrity spouse is not on any social media platforms either. But, as per sources, Elway is believed to be living in Belcaro, a neighborhood in Denver.


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