Joe Namath's Wife

Deborah Mays rose to fame as the ex-wife of Joseph William Namath, an author, actor, and former American Football League star. 


Joe Namath’s ex-wife, Deborah, is well-known both for her association with a celebrity and for her accomplishments as an actor who participated in the 1981–1983 television series The Greatest American Hero.


The actress was born in the US on September 1, 1964. She wasn’t well-known before she wed the former AFL player – here’s everything you need to know about her!

Who is Joe Namath?

Born on May 31, 1943, Joseph William Namath is an American former professional football player who spent 13 seasons as a quarterback in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL), mainly with the New York Jets. 

Namath participated in college football at Alabama, where his senior year saw him win the national championship, and was chosen first overall by the Jets in the 1965 AFL Draft. 


He led the Jets to one AFL championship and one Super Bowl during his five AFL seasons, and he was twice named the league’s MVP and leader in passing yards. Both triumphs continue to be the Jets’ lone championships. 


Namath joined the NFL with the Jets after the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and in the 1972 season, he led the league in passing yards and touchdowns. He played with the New York Giants for seven more seasons before joining the Los Angeles Rams for his final campaign.

All about Joe Namath’s wife, Deborah Mays

Deborah Mays, who was named after the murder of her namesake cousin, was born in September 1964 but later changed her name to Tatiana. She was Joe’s ex-wife; they started dating after meeting in a singing lesson in 1983 and were married on November 7, 1984.


Even though their union did not continue forever, the couple was wed for 14 years before they divorced. The couple had two children together while they were together. Mays chose an entertainment career and has acting credits on IMDb, but her ex-husband is well-known in the sporting world.


Mays portrayal in the sci-fi comedy-drama series The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983) is what made her famous. After her marriage to Namath, the 56-year-old continued to advance in her acting career since she was so passionate about it. In the 1990s, she produced a Chekhov play in Manhattan, and her ex-husband Namath paid to rent a theater for the piece’s four-day run. 


Jessica Grace Namath and Olivia Rose Namath, (who was named after her grandmother), are Mays and Joe’s two kids. In the same vein as her father, Jessica, born in 1986, attended the University of Alabama and joined a sorority there.

Deborah Mays net worth 

Deborah is thought to be worth $18 million. Her acting career and the money she obtained from her divorce settlements both contribute to her income. Joe, her ex-husband, has a $25 million net worth, based on information from Celebrity Net Worth. Stay connected with us for more updates!

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