Brett Favre’s wife Deanna Favre graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in exercise science. Since college, Deanna has focused on charitable endeavors. She spends time running the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, which raises money for underprivileged children in Wisconsin and Mississsippi. After her bout with breast cancer, Deanna founded the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation. This foundation raises money for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer. She says that her diagnosis forced her to wonder what would have happened if she was diagnosed during the 6 years that she raised Brittany on her own. This caused her to take action and launch this foundation.
After meeting and dating through high school, Brett and Deanna were married July 14, 1996. When Deanna was 20, she became pregnant with the couple’s first child, daughter, Brittany Nicole Favre, born in 1989. They later had another daughter, Breleigh Ann Favre, born in 1999. Brett Favre has credited his wife Deanna with finally helping him kick his addictions to both Vicodin and alcohol. He claims complete sobriety from Vicodin since 1996 and alcohol since 1999. Unfortunately, there are other vices in his life that he didn’t kick at the same time.
As news broke about Brett Favre’s sexual pursuit of Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger, the New York Post reminded us that this isn’t Brett’s first indiscretion. In 2007, Brett Favre’s wife Deanna Favre wrote a book. In this book she wrote that during Brett’s Vicodin andalcohol addictions, she knew that “there were other women at those places where Brett and his friends were partying.” At one point, she walked in on Brett on the phone with another woman. Deanna decided to stay only after Brett begged her to stay, and his then Packers QB coach told her that he thought Brett might kill himself if she left.