Who is Brenda Warner, Kurt Warner's wife? Bio and all the details

Who is Brenda Warner, Kurt Warner's wife? Bio and all the details

Ciku Njuguna
updated at June 5, 2023 at 7:18 AM

Even in retirement, former Los Angeles Rams MVP Kurt Warner is making waves in the National Football League. Kurt has continued distinguishing himself as an esteemed sportsman. Dig into this article for more on Kurt's better half, Brenda Warner, and her life as a former US Marine Corps corporal and TV show host.

What happened to Brenda Warner parents?
Brenda and Kurt Warner attend the 12th Annual NFL Honors at Symphony Hall on February 09, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.
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Who is Brenda Warner? This report will dive deep into the life of the outspoken spouse of NFL Super Bowl winner Kurt Warner.

Profile summary

Full name

Brenda Carney Meoni Warner





Date of birth

17the June 1967


55 years old as of June 5th, 2023

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America


Temecula, California, United States

Height in centimetres


Height in feet and inches


Weight in kilograms


Weight in pounds


Hair colour


Eye colour





Kim Carney

Relationship status



Kurt Warner






Regis High School


Former U.S. Marine Corps corporal, welder, author, a registered nurse and film producer

Net worth

$30 million

Social media pages

@brendawarner, @WarnerBrenda


Brenda Carney Meoni was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on a small farm that her father managed. Her father worked as a factory worker while her mother was a housewife. In an exclusive interview with Risen magazine, she acknowledges the love and devotion she felt from her parents, saying,

"It was a simple lifestyle. I witnessed two people who loved each other and loved my sister and me. They loved us so much. I had an incredible foundation of who I was and that I was loved. "
How much older is Brenda Warner than Kurt?
Former NFL player Kurt Warner (R) and his wife Brenda (L) arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
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Although much is not known about Brenda Warner's parents, she and her sister were raised in a humble household, according to various sources. The family lived in poverty and struggled to fund her sister Kim's college education. The family's financial situation played a major role in Brenda's choice to forego college education after graduating high school.

Following her high school graduation, the New York best-selling author joined United States Marine Corps in 1985, where she met her first husband. She later left the Marine Corps on a hardship discharge. According to the official Marines website, Carney expressed her disappointment saying,

"I had the passion and dream to make the Marine Corps a career. Unfortunately, it was impossible.”

Tragedy befell the family in 1996 when a ravaging tornado took the lives of Brenda's parents in her hometown in Mountain View, Arkansas. Speaking to the Christian Broadcast Network, Carney recalled the extensive damage of the storm that only left the foundations of her parent's home.

Brenda Warner's kids
Brenda Warner attends Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXII at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 8, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Charley Gallay/Celebrity Fight Night.
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Brenda Warner's age

The author of One Call Away is 55 years old as of May 2023. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

What is Brenda Warner's height?

The best-selling author stands 5 feet and 6 inches (170.6 cm). She weighs 62 kilograms (13.6 lbs).

What happened to Brenda Warner's ex-husband?

Brenda met her first husband, Neil, while in the Marines. The couple's firstborn, Zachary Warner, was born in 1989, three years before his sister, Jesse Jo, was born.

The marriage was marred by infidelity and Zachary Warner's accident and ended after Brenda left her first husband while eight months pregnant with Jesse Jo. She moved back in with her parents as a newly divorced single mother surviving on food stamps.

Brenda Warner's ex-husband
Kurt and Brenda Warner attended the DIRECTV Presents Maxim Electric Nights on February 12, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/unKommon events.
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What happened to Zachary Warner?

Zachary, fondly known as Zack to the family, was born a healthy child in 1989. However, an accident four months later robbed him of a normal childhood.

According to a narration by Brenda on the Christian Broadcast Network, she received a call from her ex-husband, Niel, while at work telling her that their son was breathing funny. Later, Niel admitted to dropping their son on his head, an accident that cost Zack his eyes and severe brain damage. Contrary to the doctor's belief about Zack's recovery, he made an impressive recovery.

When was Brenda Warner born?
Former NFL quarterback Kurt and his wife Brenda Warner before the Phoenix Suns vs the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 23, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen.
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How did Kurt and Brenda Warner meet?

Various accounts exist explaining the couple's first encounter. While some claim that the couple met while working as baggers at a grocery store, Snopes notes that they initially met at a country bar in 1992.

According to People Magazine, Brenda's mother was instrumental in their meeting, pushing her daughter to start line dancing. Kurt noted in the interview that they were partnered up during the dance by a stroke of luck. Brenda added,

"From that moment we met, it was meant to be."

At the time of the meeting, Kurt played for the Northern Iowa football team while working odd jobs at the local grocery store. Speaking to Forbes after the Premier of the American Underdog, Brenda noted she fell in love partly because of Kurt's love for her children, Zachary and Jessie. The couple dated for five years before tying the knot in October 1997.

What was the age difference between Kurt and Brenda Warner?

At the time of their meeting, Kurt was a 21-year-old starting quarterback playing for the Northern Iowa football club, while Brenda was a 25-year-old nursing student. Despite their four-year age difference, their love and devotion to each other remain unwavering.

Kurt and Brenda Warner's family

Following their nuptials, Kurt adopted Brenda Warner's kids, Jessie and Zachary, as his own. The couple has five more children, Kade, Jada Jo, Elijah, Sienna, and Sierra.

Are Kurt and Brenda Warner still married?

Twenty-six years (at the time of writing) after saying yes, Kurt and Brenda Warner are still together. Their real-life romance inspired the making of the drama American Underdog which premiered in theatres on December 25th, 2021.

Who is Zachary Warner biological father?
Kurt and Brenda Warner attended the "American Underdog" Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2021, in Hollywood, California. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/ Lionsgate.
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What does Brenda Warner do?

In addition to raising seven children, Brenda wears several hats as a retired army officer, a registered nurse, a media personality, a jeweler, an author, and a philanthropist. Here is an overview of her career accomplishments.

Metal art and jewelry designer

Photos of Brenda Warner's art pieces are displayed on MetalartbyB and the company's website. Speaking to Risen, she noted that memories of her mother, who died at age 50, also played a role in her decision. Through Metal Art By B, Brenda aims to raise funds and awareness for Treasure House, a living facility for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Motivated by their son, Zach, the Warners founded the Treasure House, a living facility for young adults with disabilities. Zachary became the first resident of the fully equipped residential facility in 2018. According to Kurt, the Scottsdale, Arizona facility is the first of many the family intends to build worldwide.

In 2022, the Warner family built and furnished a Habitat for Humanity home for a single family in Phoenix, Arizona. Brenda and Kurt Warner's First Things First Foundation is a public charity that organizes holiday trips to Disney World for sick children, builds recreation centres in children's hospitals, builds homes for single parents, and encourages inclusion for individuals with disabilities.


The mother of seven is also a storyteller who writes about her life experiences, struggles, and faith. In 2009, she co-wrote her first book, First Things First: The Rules of Being a Warner, with her husband, Kurt Warner. Her second book was published in 2011, One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith.

Registered nurse

Brenda Warner is a registered nurse. Following her divorce, the need to raise a child who required lifelong nursing care pushed her to nursing school. She later practiced as a long-term care nurse before working in an obstetrics-gynecology practice.

Is Brenda Warner on Instagram?

The former long-term care nurse is highly active on social media, where she shares her family moments and art pieces. Through her Instagram and Twitter accounts, fans of the family enjoy seeing photos of Brenda Warner's children and grandchildren.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.