Joseph Jens Price
Joseph Jens Price is the proud husband of two-time Olympian skater Tonya Harding. The two have been married for several years, get to know him better below.
Joseph may not be as famous as his wife, as you well know, Harding –a former Olympic figure skater made history as the first figure skater to execute the extremely difficult Triple Axel.
In 1991 at Senior Nationals, Tonya skated two perfect programs and won her First National Title. She received a 6.0 for technical merit, the first perfect score any woman had received in this competition in nearly two decades. Tonya then went on to Worlds, where she performed this difficult jump once again. She earned the Silver Medal in that competition.
In 1994, she once again won the Nationals title and went on to compete at her second Olympics. However her career was halted due to her involvement in the 1994 attack to fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. As a result, Tonya was stripped from her titles and was banned from the sport forever.
On the more personal note, the blonde has been married a total of three times. She was first married to Jeff Gillooly, who was indirectly responsible for Kerrigan’s attack. She was then married to IT worker Michael Smith but the two split in less than a year.
She and third hubby Joseph Jens Price tied the knot in 2010. Since then, the couple has welcomed a son, Gordon. The Olympic champ and Joseph Jens Price welcomed their son in 2011. At the time she was 40-years-old. The family of three live in Oregon.
The two first met in Washington, at a local restaurant called Timbers. At the time he was working as a heating and air-conditioning worker. According to Oregon Live, the now 50-year-old occasionally works as a woodworker these days.
It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Joseph Jens Price as his wife –who also had a short career as a professional boxer –takes on the dance floor in the upcoming season of DWTS.