Jason Witten’s wife Michelle Witten doesn’t have the usual WAG occupation (and we use that word loosely). Michelle Witten is an Emergency Room nurse at Dallas area Parkland Memorial Hospital. Think about that for a minute. While most athlete wives and girlfriends don’t even have jobs at all – Jason Witten’s wife not only has a job, but one of the harder jobs one could have. In addition to serving prisoners from Dallas County Jail, the Parkland Memorial hospital delivers more babies under one roof than any other hospital – in the ENTIRE country. So yea, you could say what Michelle does is hard.
Michelle is also heavily involved in Jason’s charitable endeavors, most notably for the SCORE foundation, which is funded by the Witten’s. The SCORE Foundation helps fight domestic violence, while also recently launching an initiative to promoting education in the Witten’s current state of Texas and home state of Tennessee.
Jason and wife Michelle were childhood sweethearts – seriously there are a ton of photos of the two of them attending proms and the like. Both then attended the University of Tennessee and the rest is history. The couple resides in Southlanke, TX. Together they have four children: sons CJ and Cooper, daughters Landry and Hadley. Hadley is the most recent addition to the family, born on November 21st, 2014.
Jason attributes his parenting values to what he experienced as a child. Growing up, his father was an illustration more of what not to do. Jason’s mother was eventually able to get out of the bad situation and move in with her parents. Jason’s grandfather was a much better role model to him – something Jason will never forget.
Like my grandfather did before me, I want to foster an environment that is encouraging and safe for my family. I want my kids to know that, sure, not everything is going to be easy, and you don’t get everything you want, but you should always continue to chase your dreams, and do so in a way that builds character.