Who is Helen Willink? Her Enduring Marriage With Husband Jocko Willink

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Who is Helen Willink? Her Enduring Marriage With Husband Jocko Willink
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Helen Willink (aka Helen L Willink) is the long-time wife of naval officer-turned-author Jocko Willink. Her husband served as a commander in battles like the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi and a few more.

The couple, who has been married for over two decades are also blessed with four children. One of them now studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Besides, also know how and when they first met each other?

In the meantime, we will talk about Helen’s professional journey as a fitness enthusiast who also handles her husband’s fitness business Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego.

How Old is Helen Willink? Grew Up in a Christian Family

Helen was born on June 20, 1970, in the United Kingdom. She spent the majority of her childhood in a Christian family. However, any further details about her early life including her parents and more are still out of the media.

Talking about her nationality, Willink has dual nationality of Britain and America and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Career: Is a Former Flight Attendant

Helen Willink previously worked as a flight attendant at the British Airline. In addition to that, Jocko Willink’s wife is a fitness lover who has started a company named Victory MMA & Fitness with her husband. The company provides nutrition supplements and fitness equipment as well.

On the other hand, Jocko is a co-founder of EF Overwatch, a flourishing Executive Search Firm and Talent Advisory.

Is the Longtime Wife of Jocko Willink

The couple tied the knot in 1997, in a private wedding ceremony. Talking about their first meeting, they came across when Helen was a flight attendant in Bahrain while her husband Jocko was there during his time in the Navy SEALs.

Helen Willink husband Jocko Willink.
Helen along with her hubby Jocko.
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The two subsequently started dating and dated for some time until their nuptials in 1997. The two are in a happy marital relationship ever since, however, they have kept most of their love life to themselves.

What is the secret sauce behind their long-term marriage? They are Emotionally Checked

It’s been more than two decades that Helen and Jocko are married and their relationship is still going strong. So, many of their fans are curious to know what is a key to their enduring relationship? And the answer to the question, Helen’s husband Willink himself said in an interview with Podcast Magazine in late 2020.

He said,

“My wife and I work together as a team. We control our emotions. It’s not weak to have emotions, but there is a balance. If you lose control of them, you have moments of weakness. We don’t make good decisions when we’re emotional. If your spouse is emotional and you respond by reflecting those very emotions back, that’s going to escalate into a bad situation.

Willink currently resides in San Diego, California along with her family.

Helen is the Mother of Four Children? One of Them is a Wrestler

The former flight attendant shares four grown kids with her life-partner Jocko; three daughters and one son. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Freja on 25th September 1999. She is a student at the University of California, Berkeley. She did her schooling at the Point Loma High School. At the time, Freja was involved in dancing programs.

Their second daughter Rana was born in March 2001. The 19-year old girl who lives in San Luis Obispo is a pointer wrestler. She graduated from the Point Loma High School and also made history in the school as the first female wrestler from PLHS to qualify for the state meet since the 1990s. She took training under coach Brian Lamb.

Additionally, the young girl has also won a number of major local titles. She currently studies at California Polytechnic State University.

Helen Willink has four children including a wrestler daughter Rana.
Helen’s wrestler daughter Rana.
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Furthermore, Helen and Jocko became parents for the third time when Helen gave birth to their son Thorson in December 2002. They welcomed their third daughter in 2009.

Net Worth of Helen Willink

Her estimated wealth is yet to be revealed. On the other hand, her spouse Jocko’s net worth stands at $3 million. The majority of his wealth comes from his career as a podcaster and many other works including his own fitness business.

A brief about her husband Jocko Willink

Born and raised in Torrington, Connecticut, Jocko graduated BUD/S class 177. He served in the US Navy for two decades, from 1990-2010. During his time in the military, he served in several brutal fights including the Iraqi war in Ramadi and more.


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Following his retirement, Willink went on to involve in a few business projects. He is the founder of Victory MMA & Fitness. He also started his own weekly podcast, The Jocko Podcast.


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