Jen Schefft

Quick Facts

Birth Date July 23,1976
Full Name Jennifer Ann Schefft
Birth Name Jennifer Ann Schefft
Profession TV personality
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Birth City Mentor, Ohio
Birth Country United States
Father Name Dave Schefft
Mother Name Diane Schefft
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Leo
Marital Status Married
Spouse Joe Waterman
No Of Children Two daughters
Height 160 cm
Networth 500000
Sibilings Jason
Education Ohio University, Mentor High School
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Have you ever watched the American reality dating game show, The Bachelorette on ABC? Then you must watch season three of the show where TV personality, Jen Schefft also starred as the main contestant. Also, she was a contestant on the 3rd season of The Bachelor. Now, she works as an account executive for a photography company in Chicago, Illinois.

Jennifer Ann Schefft was born on July 23, 1976, in Mentor, Ohio, the United States to the parents Diane Schefft, and Dave Schefft. She has one younger brother named Jason, who works as a teacher. She attended the Mentor High School in 1994. Later on, she graduated from Ohio University in Athens with a major subject in business administration in 1998.


Jen Schefft was born on 23rd July 1976 in Mentor, Ohio, United States. By this, Schefft is 45 years old and American by nationality. Jen’s zodiac sign is Leo. Moving on towards her family members, she was born to Diane Schefft(mother), and Dave Schefft(father). Her mother was a health teacher while her father was a human resource manager. Whereas she has a younger brother, Jason. Jason is a teacher by his profession.

Education Level

Talking about her educational status, she graduated from Mentor High School in 1994. Schefft studied at Ohio University in Athens. Later in 1998, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Tied The Knot With Husband, Joe Waterman

Yes, the publicist from Ohio is more single. She married Joe Waterman after turning down her final two suitors, Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt, in The Bachelorette. He resides in the Chicago, Illinois, area.

Pictured with her husband Joe Waterman is Jen Schefft.
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In February 2008, Jem and Waterman went on their first blind date as a result of an ABC reality dating program. On May 15, 2009, after a year of dating, they exchanged vows on a Friday night.

Similar to before their wedding, they got engaged in September 2008, and their big day was held at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago with a small number of friends and family. They have been married for 11 years at this point.

Schefft, 44, and Waterman, 47, are the happy parents of two children from their marriage. On November 13, 2010, they welcomed their firstborn daughter Mae Elizabeth Waterman into the world.

Joe Waterman and Jen Schefft Have Two Daughters
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Charlotte Grace Waterman was born to the couple on July 31, 2012, two years later. They are currently occupied with raising their children together while leading quiet lives in Hudson, Ohio.

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Called Off Engagement

The reality actress Jennifer, who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, once was engaged to Andrew Firestone, who has been her ex-fiance for 45 years. He is a well-known American television personality who also appeared on The Bachelor.

Picture of Jen Schefft and her ex-husband Andrew Firestone
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At the conclusion of The Bachelor’s third season, they got engaged. However, they later called off their engagement after a few months without giving any indication as to why they split.

Similar to this, she reportedly turned down Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt’s proposal on The Bachelorette. She first preferred Jerry, the director of an art gallery, to John. However, she rejected Ferris’ offer when he purposed her. She said there was no chemistry and they should simply be friends.

Professional life and Achievements

Jen Schefft started a TV show named The Bachelor in 2002. Later she became ‘The Bachelorette’ in 2005. Whereas, she write her first book, Better Single than Sorry, and published it on January 23, 2007. Likewise, An American Reality Star spent countless months documenting her stories from friends, family, and even relationship experts. Currently, she is doing a podcast.

An American Reality Star, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Female Reality Star. Whereas, her book has been featured in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Red Eye, Today’s Chicago Woman, US weekly. And also on the hit television morning newscast, The Today Show.

Her popular books are Better Single Than Sorry, A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself, and Never Settling.

Brand Endorsements

Through her social media, Jennifer has either endorsed or promoted various brands including Aesop and Target.

How much is Jen Schefft’s earnings and net worth?

As of 2020, Jen Schefft’s net worth is predicted to be $500,000. Her job as a reality TV star and television personality has allowed her to amass her wealth. Terricka Cromartie is another well-known TV personality, much like Her.

Schefft became well-known after she was on two reality TV shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Tabloids that you can read online say that the Bachelorette contestants get paid around $100,000 per season. Trista Sutter won the first season of the competition and now has a million dollars.

Jennifer Ann has also modeled for magazines and newspapers like Today’s Chicago Woman, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Red Eye, and US Weekly. She was also the star of The Today Show, which is a well-known morning news show. She also wrote a book called Better Single Than Sorry: A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling, which came out on January 23, 2007.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Talking about her body measurements, Jen is tall and has an attractive body. She has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. However, her physical statistics such as weight, chest-waist-hip size, shoe size, dress size, etc are not available. Whereas, she has blonde hair with a pair of black eyes.

Jen Schefft is active in social media such as Instagram, Twitter, etc. She has an Instagram account named @jschefftwater. Whereas, Schefft has gained 6k followers on her Instagram account. She has a Twitter account named @jenschefft_waterman. Likewise, an American Reality star has gained more than 3k followers on her Instagram account.