Joe Namath’s ex-wife Deborah Mays Biography: Net Worth, Age, Movies, Children, Height, Family


Deborah Lynn Mays (born September 1, 1964) is a renowned American actress and TV personality. 

She rose to fame for her relationship with Joe Namath, who is not only a former American Football League player but also an accomplished author and actor. Despite their marriage ending, Deborah Mays became recognized for her connection to the renowned sports personality.

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Full Name: Deborah Lynn Mays
Stage Name: Deborah Mays
Born: 1 September 1964 (age 59 years old)
Place of Birth: United States
Nationality: American
Education: N/A
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Bud Mays, Shirley Mays
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Joe Namath (m. 1984–2000)
Boyfriend • Partner: Brian Novack
Children: Olivia Namath, Jessica Namath
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $18 million

Early Life & Education

Deborah Mays, a native of the United States, was born on September 1, 1964. On March 1, 1962, Bud Mays and Shirley Mays, her parents, joyfully welcomed her into the world.

Growing up in a household with her parents and siblings, the specifics regarding her family background remain undisclosed in the public eye. Unfortunately, no information regarding Deborah Mays‘s educational journey can be found online. 


Deborah Mays gained prominence for her role as Tammy in the widely praised sci-fi comedy-drama series The Greatest American Hero, charming audiences from 1981 to 1983. Despite her marriage to Deborah Mays, it was clear that Deborah‘s dedication to acting remained strong, leading her to persist in her career in the entertainment industry. 

During the 1990s, Deborah Mays delved into a Chekhov play production in Manhattan, with reports circulating that Namath generously covered the theater rental for four consecutive days to showcase the play.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Deborah Mays (@debmmays)

Personal Life

In 1984, Deborah Mays and Joe Namath united in matrimony in the beautiful state of Florida in the United States of America. Two years later, in 1986, their first daughter, Jessica Namath, came into this world to bring joy and love to their lives. In 1991, they were blessed with the arrival of their second daughter, Olivia Namath

As time passed, their family expanded further when their eldest daughter, Jessica Namath, became a mother at sixteen in 2007. Then, Joe Namath and Deborah embraced being grandparents as they welcomed a precious little girl named Natalia Kennedy and a son named John Kennedy into their lives. Deborah turned 59 years old on September 1.

Joe Namath and Deborah Mays had been married for sixteen years, but their marriage had been difficult. Namath struggled with alcoholism, which strained their relationship. Mays even threatened to leave him if he didn’t quit drinking. 

After realizing his marriage’s value, Joe Namath stopped drinking and focused on his relationship with Mays. Regardless of their efforts, the couple separated in 2000. The precise reasons for their split are unknown. Still, rumors emerged that Deborah Mays had an affair with Brian Novack, which may have contributed to their divorce. 

Net Worth

Deborah Mays, a wealthy individual, has an impressive net worth of $18 million. Additionally, it has been observed that she deliberately steers clear of any media attention or public scrutiny.