There are a lot of stereotypes about women who became famous after marrying well-known people; this is the case with Jessica Canseco. However, this lady isn’t just the ex-wife of a baseball player, Jose Canseco, but is also a renowned author, TV personality, and cosmetologist. Where is Jessica from, and who is the couple’s famous daughter?
Early Life and Education
Jessica Canseco was born as Jessica Marie Sekely on 4 December 1972, in Ashland, Ohio USA, so holds American nationality. Not much is known about her early life and education, and she hasn’t disclosed any information on her parents. She briefly worked as a model and as a waitress.
Marriage to Jose Canseco
While training to become a waitress in the famous restaurant chain Hooters in Cleveland, Ohio, she met Jose Canseco, a Cuban-American Major League Baseball (MLB) player. He’s won several awards, such as Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and was an All-Star six times. His teams won the World Series two times, firstly with the Oakland A’s, and the second time with the New York Yankees. He officially retired from MLB in May 2002.
Jessica and Canseco started dating not long after their first meeting, and they married in 1996.
That same year they welcomed their daughter, Josie Canseco, however, the couple divorced in 1999. Just a few months before their marriage ended, Canseco was arrested for domestic abuse, and was sentenced to one year of probation. This wasn’t Canseco’s first domestic abuse charge, as he was also arrested for aggravated assault on his first wife.
After the divorce, Canseco was connected with the world-wide known singer, Jennifer Lopez. Lopez was rumored to have cheated on her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, with Canseco, but the gossip turned out to be false. However, Canseco is known for making jokes towards Rodriguez, and attempting to flirt with Lopez online on every possible occasion.
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🇺🇸#LoMasLips Exesposa de José Canseco habla sobre su relación con Alex Rodriguez y las acusaciones de infidelidad • Jessica Canseco decidió romper el silencio para hablar de la supuesta infidelidad de Alex Rodriguez hacia Jennifer Lopez y que la involucraba a ella. "¡Esas falsas acusaciones que José [Canseco] está haciendo no son ciertas", escribió Jessica sin titubeos en Twitter. • Fue el pasado fin de semana cuando Canseco usó la misma red social para expresar que lamentaba que estuvieran engañando a JLo, pues él mismo había escuchado cómo Alex Rodríguez le había hablado por teléfono a Jessica. • Todo esto ocurrió horas después de que, a través de Instagram, Rodriguez revelara que le había pedido matrimonio a Lopez y que ella había dicho que sí. • "Conozco a Alex desde hace muchos años y no lo he visto desde unos más de cinco. Ciertamente no duermo con él. Soy amistosa tanto con él como con Jennifer", explicó Jessica Canseco en su tuit, y luego, incluso tomó con humor lo dicho por su ex. • "Y en cuanto a José, él puede seguir jugando con sus amigos aliens", concluyó junto a un emoji de risa y otro que muestra que lamenta lo que dijo. • José Canseco se casó con Jessica Seekely en agosto de 1996, y desde entonces ella lleva el apellido del expelotero la MBL. Luego, en noviembre de 1997, a él lo arrestaron por golpearla. La pareja se divorció en 1999, y producto de esa relación, nació una hija. • Tras enterarse de las acusaciones de José, Jessica decidió "volver a instalar la app" para alzar la voz, pues según dijo en otra publicación, ni siquiera tiene Twitter. • En su arranque, José Canseco incluso dijo que estaba dispuesto a someterse a la prueba del polígrafo para probar que lo que decía de Alex Rodriguez era verdad. • Ni A-Rod ni JLo respondieron a las acusaciones del cubano de 54 años, y en cambio, continuaron publicando en Instagram fotos sobre su compromiso. • #jessicacanseco #alexrodríguez #jlo #polemica #chismes #
In 2005, Jessica published her autobiography, “Juicy: Confessions of a Former Baseball Wife”, the same year that Jose Canseco published his own memoirs, called “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball Got Big”, in which he admitted to using steroids during his carrier, while also noting that most baseball players use some kind of ‘dope’.
Parts of Jessica’s autobiography were even featured in Playboy magazine, as a cover story for their September 2005 publication. She also appeared in “Entertainment Tonight” and “Good Morning America” to promote it.
Jessica married Garth Fisher, a television personality and plastic surgeon, on 23rd June 2007, in a ceremony held at Fisher’s mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. However, this marriage also didn’t last, as the two divorced in 2011. They didn’t have any kids together.
Fisher is known for being the star of ABC’s show “Extreme Makeover”.
The Hollywood Reporter announced in March 2012 that the star of the new VH1 series called “Hollywood Exes” would be Jessica Canseco – in fact, Jessica remained in the show for not one, but three seasons, until 2014.
In 2016, Jessica appeared in two episodes of “The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition”, joined by her daughter, Josie, with the two attempting to fix their strained relationship in front of cameras. That same year she also appeared in an episode of the TV show “Home and Family”, which focuses on parenting tips, home improvements, health, and fitness enhancements.
Other TV shows that Jessica was in include “Sunset Tan”, “Big Morning Buzz Live” and “The Arsenio Hall Show”.
She also appeared in the 2006 comedy film, “Getting It”, in which she portrayed Tiffany.
Apart from her book-writing and TV career, Jessica is an entrepreneur. She owns her own cosmetic tattoo shop and brand, Biomedspa, located in Beverly Hills, California. After finishing several beauty courses, she became a paramedical and cosmetic tattoo specialist, and her salon offers a variety of services, such as cosmetic tattooing and medical needling. She became interested in this career while married to Garth Fisher, and started educating herself about the natural and non-invasive beautification techniques, working hard to become an expert in the field.
Her daughter, Josie, works as a model and internet personality. She modeled for Playboy and was even Playboy Playmate of the Month in June 2016, the pictorial shot by a South African photographer, Henrik Purienne. She was also a model for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that was held in 2018, and another designer she’s modeled for was Sherri Hill. Josie is rather active on Instagram, on which she has more than 485,000 followers.
Jessica is active on Instagram, on which she has more than 35,000 followers, and also on Twitter.
Jessica has apparently accumulated most of her fortune through her marriages, but she is also a successful woman who has worked as an author, actress, TV personality and a cosmetologist. As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at around $3 million. This is even more than her husband has, as his net worth is reputedly around $500,000. Their daughter, Josie, has a net worth of $2 million.
Jessica is a blonde, with bright blue eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, however, her weight isn’t disclosed, but it’s easy to see that she is a slim woman who takes good care of her body.