Paige Dunham is a talented film producer and motivational speaker. She is more popularly known as the ex-wife of one of the most praised comedians in America, Jeff Dunham. Who exactly is Paige Dunham?
Paige wears many hats. She is a mother, film producer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and an advocate for divorced women. She was married to the famous comedian for 16 years before filing for divorce in 2008.
- Full name: Paige Dunham
- Year of birth: March 13, 1968
- Paige Dunham age: 52 years (as of 2021)
- Gender: Female
- Career: Film producer and motivational speaker
Paige Dunham biography
Paige was born on March 13, 1968 in Savannah, Georgia. She grew up on Amelia Island in Florida. Upon reaching middle school, she and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where she completed her high school education.
She also started having dancing classes at her family’s dancing school. Paige then joined Clemson University in South Carolina, US where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business.
Paige met her former husband, Jeff Dunham, in 1994. By this time, she already had one daughter, Bree Aleece, with an undisclosed man. The two dated for about three months and got engaged. They tied the knot in August 13, 1994.
In the same year, Jeff Dunham ex-wife started a database for Jeff Dunham’s online fan club which played a huge role in his win during the 1997 American Comedy Awards as the Best Male Stand-Up Comic. She also compiled newsletters and sold them under his name.
Paige was not only Jeff Dunham wife, but also his co-worker. Worth noting, she is believed to be behind most of his career success at the time. She assisted him in writing material and creating show ideas.
In 1999, she launched Brasma Publications company, a continuation of the family business which published the book Dear Walter in 2003.
In 2006, she launched the Jeff and Paige Foundation which was geared towards helping people in need. For a while, 100 percent of the profit from their eBay store and $1 from a ticket sale of Jeff’s comedy shows went to the foundation.
In the same year, their foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Houston presented a $35,000 cheque to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
At the end of the couple’s marriage in 2012, Paige became a motivational speaker for women going through the process of divorce.
Jeff Dunham first wife then started her own charity organization known as The Paige Dunham Foundation. Today, she also works an executive film producer. Some of her movies include The Face of Love that aired in 2013 and Last Days in the Desert in 2016.
After returning to West Palm Beach with her first born daughter, she met the stand-up comedian. Jeff Dunham and wife dated for about three months and then got engaged. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in August 13, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.
The new family relocated to Los Angeles. Jeff Dunham adopted Paige’s first-born daughter and became her legal guardian.
In 1995, the couple welcomed their first-born daughter together named Ashlyn Evelyn, and two years later, Makenna Paige, their second-born daughter.
Why did Jeff Dunham and his wife get a divorce?
The couple began having marital problems just when their career and business began to thrive. In 2008, Jeff filed for separation, but Paige filed for divorce. Jeff Dunham divorce was finalized in 2012.
Jeff Dunham's wife today is known as Audrey Murdick. Interestingly, she was his personal trainer. The couple got married in 2012, the same year when Jeff’s divorce process came to end.
Audrey is also a certified competition bodybuilder and certified nutritionist. In 2015, the couple became parents to twin boys James Jeffrey and Jack Steven.
Paige Dunham philanthropist
The beauty is known for her philanthropic acts. She supports various children’s charities and humanitarian causes.
She has a soft spot for running and terms it as healthy. For instance, she took part in the San Francisco half-marathon and raised $6,000, which she donated to the National Institution for Mental Health.
Was Paige Dunham sued by new wife?
In 2015, Audrey filed a lawsuit against Jeff’s ex-wife, Paige, for allegedly registering several domains under the name “Audrey Dunham” without her permission, even before Audrey took her husband’s last name.
Audrey sued for damage of $100,000 for each domain name, and filed a claim of unfair competition. As of 2021, the lawsuit outcome remains unknown to the public.
Paige Dunham net worth
Paige Dunham made a fortune while she worked with her ex-husband. As of 2021, she is estimated to have a net worth of about $20 million.
Paige Dunham’s life is an epitome of success. Despite having a successful career of her own, she continues to help those in need through her foundation.
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