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Jojo Starbuck bio, family, career & net worth

Who is JoJo Starbuck?

JoJo Starbuck is an American figure skater who has won the United States pair skating championship three times and the Olympics twice.

She has produced shows, appeared in several U.S specials, and even done Broadways accumulating a lot of net worth.

She lives a happy life with her family, which includes her husband and two sons. Before this marriage, she was married to Terry Bradshaw.

JoJo Starbuck Biography
JoJo Starbuck Biography

JoJo Starbuck Gertler quick facts

Full nameAlicia Jo Starbuck
NicknameJojo Starbuck
Date of birthFebruary 2nd, 1951
Age70 years old
Sun signAquarius
TraitsPositive: smart, independent, and rational

Negative: pessimistic and unpredictable
BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJeff Gertler (m. 1993)

Terry Bradshaw (m.1976-1983)
ChildrenAbraham Starbuck Gertler (son)

Noah Starbuck Gertler (Son)
ProfessionSkater, Actor, Choreographer
Net Worth$2 million
Height1.75 m
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlonde
Social mediaInstagram

JoJo Starbuck interesting facts

1. Jojo is not her real name but a stage name

Renowned as Jojo Starbuck to the world, the blonde beauty’s childhood name is Alicia Jojo Starbuck. She was born to Hal Francis Starbuck and Alice Josephine. 

2. Starbuck was born to a supportive family

Jojo began skating from a very young age. Jojo’s parents were always supportive of her career as a figure skater. They motivated her since she was a child.

After her father died of a heart attack, Jojo’s mother raised her and motivated her throughout her career.

3. Jojo Starbuck is the ex-wife of Terry Bradshaw

Jojo was married to the NFL player Terry Bradshaw from 1976 to 1983. They were known as “The Golden Couple” due to their shining blonde hair. 

However, the difference in their opinions and the busy schedules of Terry affected their marriage and eventually led to divorce.

4. Jojo Starbuck found love again

After ten years of divorcing Terry Bradshaw, Jojo fell in love again and married an architect named Jeff Gertler.

5. She is a mother to twin sons

Jojo and her husband Jeff have twin sons, Noah and Abraham. Both of them are intelligent.

6. Jojo Starbuck is an Olympian

Jojo Starbuck and Kenneth Shelly have won the United States Pair Figure Skating Competition three times in a row. As a result, they have been initiated in the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

In addition, Jojo has also won in the Olympics in 1968 and 1972.

7. Jojo Starbuck is an actress too

Jojo has done a number in John Curry’s Broadway show called ”Ice Dancing”. She has also acted in famous ice skating movies like Beauty & the Beast: A concert on ice, The Fabulous Ice Age, The Snow Queen: A Skating Ballet, etc.

8. She is a coach and a choreographer

Yes, Jojo is a versatile woman and an inspiration to many girls who want to pursue a career in skating. 

She teaches in Essex Skating Club and has coached three-time Olympic Champion, David Liu too. She also hosts several live skating events.

Childhood and education

JoJo Starbuck was born on February 14th, 1951, in Birmingham of Alabama state. She is currently 70 years old.

Her family was supportive of her career in skating. Her family has been the source of her motivation.

Jojo Starbuck

She is famously known as JoJo Starbuck, but few know her childhood name is Alicia ‘Jojo’ Starbuck.

She is the daughter of Hal Francis Starbuck Jr and Alice Josephine. Her father died of a heart attack when she was very young.

Her mother single-handedly raised Jojo. She was the guiding force in Alicia’s life.

Though born in Birmingham of Alabama, her family moved to California. She was raised in Downey of California, where she attended the local school.

She started skating at a very young age under the guidance of her coach John Nicks. By then, she had already paired up once with Kenneth Shelley.

Jojo Starbuck relationships

Starbuck is a married woman who is happy with her marriage. She is married to an architect named Jeff Gertler. They are comfortable and live together with their two healthy sons.

Terry Bradshaw Jojo Starbuck

Jojo’s marriage to Jeff is her second marriage. Before the architect, she was married to NFL player Terry Bradshaw.

Terry Bradshaw exhusband of Jojo Starbuck
Terry Bradshaw, the ex-husband of Jojo Starbuck

Terry Bradshaw played quarterback for Pittsburg Steelers and is also Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.

Their love story was loved by the media and the public because seldom do we find two different sports personalities from two different sports marrying each other.

Their love story was famously called ‘Super Bowl Romance.’ Jojo and Terry as a couple were called ‘The Golden Couple’ since both had shining blonde hair.

They got married in 1976, but their marriage couldn’t last long. The difference in opinions and the rising popularity of Terry, which kept him super busy, affected their marriage.

Jojo was Terry’s second wife and certainly not the last. Even after their divorce, Terry Bradshaw married twice. He married four times altogether in his lifetime.

Terry openly said in the media that she wasn’t around him enough. In his autobiography, he also admitted openly that he is a male chauvinist, and he thinks that women belong at home.

They tried to save their marriage by visiting several experts. Jojo said in an interview that they also consulted a Christian priest.

They divorced each other in 1983. After the divorce, she moved out of their Pittsburgh penthouse.

Terry Bradshaw was at the top of his career when he divorced Jojo, while Jojo was also a public figure and was often seen endorsing several products.

Jojo Starbuck and Jeff Gertler

Starbuck then married Jeff, and they have two children together. She named her sons Noah Starbuck Gertler and Abraham Starbuck Gertler, respectively.

Jojo has been married since 1993. Jojo and Jeff have spent more than twenty-five years together in marriage.

Jojo Starbuck kids

Jojo Starbuck gave birth to twin sons, Noah and Abraham. Both her sons are brilliant.

Noah graduated from Vanderbilt University whereas, Abraham graduated from MIT.

Road to fame

Jojo’s road to fame has been a long and enduring journey that started from a very early age itself. She is involved in multiple projects today.

Jojo Starbuck skating career

She paired with her partner Kenneth Shelley for the first time in 1959 for a show. They both learned under the tutelage of coach John Nicks at Arctic Blade FSC in 1961.

When they were 16 years of age, they qualified for the Winter Olympics. Their hard work paid off, and they were going to be a known name in the history of figure skating.

JoJo paired with Shelley, and they won the United States Pair Figure Skating Championship three times in a row. They won the championship in the year 1970, 1971, and 1972.

She has also been to the Olympics. JoJo has proved her talent in the Olympics as well by winning. She won in the year 1968 and 1972.

Jojo has done figure skating in single as well as in pairs. She only retired from singles in the year 1968, whereas her partner continued.

For their contribution to figuring skating sports, they have been honored by several national and international institutions.

They were initiated in the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame for their contribution. It was a significant achievement for both.

Jojo and Shelley were the first Americans who broke Soviet domination in Pairs by winning a bronze medal in The World Championship.

Jojo Starbuck Kenneth Shelley

Kenneth Shelley is her pair with whom she has won several competitions of figure skating. Kenneth is as talented as Jojo is.

Jojo Starbuck with Kenneth Shelley
Jojo with Kenneth Shelley

Kenneth and Jojo were together ever since they did a show in 1959 as a pair. Under the guidance of John Nicks, they both flourished their crafts of skating.

Both had attended Downey High School. At the age of 16, they both qualified for the Winter Olympics.

Both Shelley and Jojo were solo skaters but knew that together combined, they were unstoppable. So it led to the collaboration between these two.

The pair won U. S Pair Skating Championship three years in a row.

Shelley continued her figure skating throughout high school. In addition, she continued figure skating even while she attended college.

She attended Long Beach State College, which is located in California.

John Curry’s Broadway and Jojo Starbuck

Jojo Starbuck also partnered with John Curry in doing a Broadway show. She partnered with Curry in ‘Tango Tango.’ It is a number from his show called Ice Dancing.

John Curry is a famous name on Broadway. His show, Ice Dancing, was shown in New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

Jojo Starbuck movies

Though short-lived, she has had an exciting career in movies as well. The eighties and the nineties saw quite a bit of Jojo Starbuck.

She has acted in popular movies like New York Stories, The Cutting Edge, and so on. JoJo had also done a TV movie called Beauty & the Beast: A concert on ice.

She has been seen on several other movies and TV projects like The Fabolous Ice Age, Webster, The Girls in the Office, The Snow Queen: A Skating Ballet, and many more.

Her movies have done considerably well at the box office, and she has been appreciated for her work. Her films are mostly based on skating.

Her teaching career

Apart from being an actor, she also works as a coach and choreographer. In addition, she is an inspiration for several girls who wish to be a skater.

JoJo teaches at Essex Skating Club, which is situated near her own house in New Jersey. She finds immeasurable joy and happiness in preparing the next generation of skaters.

She trained three-time Olympic Champion, David Liu. David Liu’s style and win can be credited directly to his teacher Jojo.

She often does skating workshops for young skaters. She is also a motivational speaker and speaks about her experiences in the Olympics. Starbuck also talks about her struggle and how she overcame those to become a champion.

She also hosted and commentators on several live skating events that happen all across the country.

Starbuck & company

JoJo directed a company of hers called ‘Starbuck & company.’ This company stages and directs shows for networks and television. This company has also hosted private parties, corporate affairs, promotional and fundraising events, and much more.

Jojo Starbuck also produced the celebrated annual opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center. In addition, she is the spokesperson for the Rink.

Net worth and earnings

Though very successful in her career, she hasn’t disclosed her net worth in the media. Yet, the press has estimated her net worth to be around $2 million.

She gets her net worth as a skater, an actress, and from her choreography classes.
Jojo also earns a lot from her special event production group, ‘Starbuck & Company.”

She used to endorse products too. For example, back when she was still with Terry, she endorsed ‘Cup of Noodles.’

The cup of Noodles is a ramen noodle company, and this was the first time ramen came to America. So in a way, she introduced ramen to America.

Judging from her Instagram profile, we can say that she travels quite frequently. She seems to be enjoying a perfect life.

Jojo Starbuck income

Jojo Starbuck accumulated $200 yearly in remunerations. 

Her husband, Jeff, earns a base salary of $108 k and makes $1 million annually. 

Thus, JoJo enjoys an exquisite life.

Jojo Starbuck charity

Jojo has donated quite a large sum of her money to various organizations as well. She aims at helping people all over the world. She wants to make this world a better place.

For the past many years, she has donated to The Waters Hoving Home for Girls. Through this, she aims to help little girls in the country.

She has also been a part of and has helped the Degree of Success and Boy Scouts of America.

Social media

Jojo Starbuck is quite active on the social media platform. She can be seen promoting her skating coaching classes and encouraging other figure skaters.

Jojo Starbuck Instagram

Jojo is active on Instagram as @jojostarbuck777 

She shares pictures of her classes and events with over 1,250 followers.

Jojo Starbuck Twitter

Jojo is also active on Twitter

However, she has less than 500 followers. She retweets ice skating tweets and promotes all things related to ice skating.

She also has a Facebook page

Jojo Starbuck also has a Facebook page under her name. She posts about her skating camps details and promotes her interviews.

Jojo Starbuck 2021

years old Jojo Starbuck, despite her age, is still going strong and is coaching virtual adult skating bootcamps amidst the pandemic.

She is still happily married to Jeff Gertler and is loved by her kids.

Jojo Starbuck Quotes

You have to stay the course and give yourself time to become great.

Don’t be impressed by money, followers, degrees, and titles. Better be impressed by generosity, integrity, humility, and kindness. 

Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. 

Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument.


How old is Jojo Starbuck?

Born on February 2, 1951, Jojo Starbuck is years old.

No, Jojo Starbuck is not related to Starbucks coffee. The company is founded by Zev Siegel, Jerry Baldwin, and Gordon Bowker.

Instead, Jojo Starbuck is the founder of Starbuck & Company, a special events production group.

Was Terry Bradshaw married to Jojo Starbuck?

Yes, Terry Bradshaw was married to Jojo Starbuck from 1976 to 1983. She was the second wife of Terry Bradshaw. They divorced due to Terry’s busy schedule.

What happened to Jojo Starbuck?

Besides being a professional ice skater, Jojo Starbuck also pursued a career in acting. She continues to coach and choreograph skating till today.

Who was JoJo Starbuck married to?

Before marrying an architect named Jeff Gertler, Jojo Starbuck was married to the NFL player Terry Bradshaw.

Is Terry Bradshaw still married to JoJo Starbuck?

No, Terry Bradshaw is still not married to JoJo. The couple divorced in 1983.

Currently, Terry is married to Tammy Bradshaw.

Does Jojo Starbuck have kids?

Yes, Jojo Starbucks has two sons, Noah and Abraham, that she shares with her husband, Jeff Gertler.