Who Is Jesse Jo Warner? Facts About Kurt Warner’s Adopted Daughter

By CannonPublished on: February 15, 2024 Updated on: February 19, 2024
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Jesse Jo Warner is the adoptive daughter of former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. She is the owner of Freed Hands, a custom stationery, signage, and calligraphy business. While her adoptive father is quite a prominent name in the NFL world, questions often arise about her biological parents. But the fact is that her birth parents divorced while Jesse was still in her mother’s womb.

She also has a biological brother, Zachary Taylor Warner, who has been living with developmental disabilities. Well, here are some other important facts you need to know about her.

Jesse Jo Warner’s Biological Parents Divorced Even Before Her Birth

Jesse was born on 15th Jan 1992 to Brenda Warner and Neil. Both of her parents were enlisted in the Marine Corps when they first came across. After some time, they got married and welcomed their first child, a son Zachary, on 29th April 1989.


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Unfortunately, when her brother Zack was just four, her biological father accidentally dropped him in the bathtub. It caused severe brain damage and damage to both of his retinas.

He has since been legally blind. After the accident, the relationship between Brenda and Neil also started falling apart. Later on, her mother found her husband cheating on her. At the time, Brenda was 8 months pregnant with Jesse.

Subsequently, Brenda divorced Neil and moved in with her father and mother, who were, sadly, killed by a tornado in Arkansas in 1996.

Jesse Is Now Adopted By Kurt Warner

Brenda, after her separation from her first spouse, Neil, met Kurt Warner at a country bar in Iowa. The couple later got married in 1997 at the St. John American Lutheran Church, the same church where her late father and mother were married.

After their marriage, Kurt also adopted her two children from her previous marriage, showering them with love.


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Since then, Brenda and her hubby, Warner, have also added five other kids to their clan. Their children include Kade in 1998, Jada in 2001, Elijah in 2003, and twins Sienna and Sierra in 2005.

Who Is Jesse Jo Warner’s Husband? Her Wedding Took Place At Her Parents’ Phoenix Home

She has been married to her husband, Daniel Stanton for over eight years now. The two walked down the aisle on 11th April 2015, at Jesse’s parents’ home in Phoenix. The bride and groom were joined by 160 guests. A family friend, Rusty Maple, officiated an elegant, yet non-traditional wedding.

Kurt Warner's daughter Jesse Jo Stanton in her own wedding
Jesse Jo Stanton with her parents at her wedding.

Talking about their wedding attires, Jesse wore an ivory-and-gold Lindee Daniel gown and Daniel opted for an Ermenegildo Zegna suit and a custom gold tie.

Post-wedding, Crust Restaurant served the guests a buffet-style dinner with a variety of classic Italian dishes, including chicken Romana, pork tenderloin medallions, and four different kinds of pasta

Jesse’s hubby, Stanton, an Abilene Christian University graduate, is the founder & director of a non-profit organization, G Road.

Jesse Jo Stanton and her husband Daniel
Jesse and her hubby Daniel at their nuptial.

The couple also seemed to have two kids together.

How Did Jesse and Her Hubby Daniel Meet?

The beautiful couple first met through Jesse’s parents, especially her father Kurt played a major role in connecting them. Daniel, as a former college basketball player often played games organized by Kurt. Gradually, they became friends and then Jesse’s mother, Brenda also met him at a birthday party. Later on, Brenda about him to her daughter.

A couple of months later, they went on a date in downtown Phoenix and they hit it off instantly. About eight months later, Daniel proposed to his girlfriend and six months after that, they tied the knot. Jesse announced her engagement via her Twitter, flaunting her engagement ring in October 2014.

What Does Kurt Warner’s Daughter Jesse Jo Warner Do?

She is the owner and designer of Freed Hands. She founded the custom stationery, signage, and calligraphy company in April 2015.

Jesse Jo previously worked as a program director at a non-profit organization, Treasure House from May 2013 to July 2018. It was actually founded by her parents with inspiration from their son Jack, for young adults with disabilities.

Prior to that, Jesse was a Young Leaders Council founding member and NYU college buddy director at Best Buddies International. Her other work includes as a project leader at Sing for Hope, coordinator at NYU Project OutReach, and more.

She also did her internship in Nomadic Wax from Jan 2012 to May 2012. Apart from that, her first job was at the Brooklyn International High School as an after-school tutor.

As for her college, Jo attended New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013. She did her major in music and community and a minor in American sign language study abroad from the college.

About Author: Cannon

Cannon, a seasoned NFL content writer with a strong passion for the game, boasts years of experience in the field. His expertise extends to capturing the essence of NFL stars, their WAGs, parents, and beyond, providing in-depth insights that truly resonate with football enthusiasts.