Deborah Mays: Meet Joe Namath’s ex-wife

Deborah Mays

Who is Deborah Mays?

Deborah Mays is an American actress known for her role in the television series The Greatest American Hero, which aired between 1981 and 1983 and popularly known as the ex-wife of Joseph William Namath, a former American professional Football League player.

Deborah Mays: Bio Summary

Full nameDeborah Lynn Mays
Date of birthSeptember 1, 1964
Age59 years old
Place of birthU.S.A
SpouseJoe Namath (m. 1984–2000)
Famous asJoe Namath’s wife
Children’sOlivia Namath, Jessica Namath
Grandchildren Natalia, John, and Jenna
Net worth$ 18 million


Deborah Mays was born on September 1, 1964, in the United States of America. As of 202, she is 59 years old. She was raised in Remington, Indiana. Deborah is an American actress known for her role in the television series The Greatest American Hero, which aired between 1981 and 1983, making her very famous.

She becomes popular for being the ex-wife of the former American Football League player Joseph William Namath.


Deborah Mays was born on September 1, 1964. She is 59 years old.


Deborah Mays is an American actress known for her role in the television series The Greatest American Hero, which aired between 1981 and 1983. However, talking about her husband, Joe Namath’s professional career:

Joseph William Namath was born on May 31, 1943. He is a retired professional American football player who spent 13 seasons as the quarterback for the New York Jets, predominantly in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL). He 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 played with the New York Giants for seven more seasons before joining the Los Angeles Rams for his final campaign.

Namath cemented his reputation in 1969 by predicting that his heavily-favored Jets would win Super Bowl III before they stunned the NFL’s Baltimore Colts in one of the greatest sporting upsets ever. Namath became the first quarterback to win both a major professional championship and a collegiate national championship while simultaneously winning the Super Bowl MVP award.

Outside of sports, Namath gained widespread appeal as a media hero. Namath is still one of the most recognizable and well-liked figures in the league. In 1985, he was admitted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Deborah Mays’s relationship

Deborah Mays met her ex-husband Joe Namath in the year 1983 and they dated for about a year before tying the knot on 7th November 1984, in Florida, U.S.A.

The low-key wedding took place in the backyard of a friend of Deborah’s in Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Coral Ridge Country Club. Numerous people attended the wedding along the pool.

Mays and Joe Namath share two children, named; Olivia Namath born on 11 December 1990, and Jessica Namath born in 1986.

Joe Namath struggled with alcohol misuse throughout their marriage, and this eventually led to some point where Mays took action to leave the union if that behavior wasn’t stopped.

Joe stopped drinking because he wanted to be married. The couple married for about 16 years and they decided to go their separate way in 2000. There were rumors that Mays was having an affair with Brian Novack, a plastic surgeon. However, what causes the divorce was kept a secret. Joe Namath asked for custody of their two children when he filed for their divorce.


Mays and Joe Namath became grandparents When their first daughter Olivia gave birth to a baby girl named Natalia at the age of 16 in 2007,

They also have grandchildren named John and Jenna, who were both born by their daughter Jessica, in addition to Natalia

ALSO, READ: Who is Jessica Namath? Fact about Joe Namath’s daughter

Children: Meet Jessica & Olivia

Jessica Namath was born in New York, USA to her parent, in 1986. She is 36 years old, as of 2022. She is four years older than her sister Jessica.

Jessica graduated from the same university as her father, the University of Alabama. Jessica Namath’s first acting role was in an Ouisie Shapiro movie shot in a documentary style. Then, in 2015, she starred in the humorous movie “The Wedding Ringer.”

She has taken a break from acting for a period after completing these films. She is now employed as a person who values environmental preservation. Her social activity has touched the hearts of millions of people throughout the world.

ALSO, READ: What happened to Olivia Namath? Fact about Joe Namath’s daughter

Olivia Rose Namath was born on 11 December 1990, She is the second child of her parent. Her father raised her after her parent got divorced in 2000.

At the age of 16, she was a high school student in Florida when she gave birth to Natalia, her first child, in August 2007 in West Palm Beach. She has generated much controversy ever since she was a youngster.

However, Olivia was once arrested for marijuana possession and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Net worth

Deborah Mays has an estimated net worth of about $ 18 million, and the source of her net worth is her acting career. And she currently hides her lifestyle from the media. And her husband has an estimated net worth of about $50 million

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