Debra Jo Fondren

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Model, Actress (1955)
Wed Apr 19 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Debra Jo Fondren

Ex-husband : Lee Zimmerman
Debra Jo Fondren and Lee Zimmerman married in 1993 but got separated after years of marriage. The couple does not share any kids.

American model Debra Jo Fondren got all the attention for her perfect long knee-length blonde hair. She was one of the popular Playboy models in the late-1970s with attractive looks and curvaceous figures.

People often regarded Debra as a roller-skating girl because she was fond of roller skates. So, how is her married life going? Let's take a glimpse of Fondren's personal life below.

Are Debra Jo Fondren & Lee Zimmerman Still Married?

Debra Jo Fondren is currently single and not married. She was previously married to an American street comedian and puppeteer, Lee Zimmerman. The  former couple had their first meeting in the early-1980s when Lee was in his teenage years.

Debra Jo Fondren is happily married to an American puppeteer and street comedian, Lee Zimmerman for 28 years. How old is Debra as of now?
Debra Jo Fondren's ex-husband, Lee Zimmerman, with his puppets
Source: Facebook @lee.zimmerman.790

In an interview with CBS News, Debra's husband, Lee, talked about their first meeting at a friend's house. And the first thing that he noticed was her long blonde hair that came up to her perfect body. He also complimented her that she was perfect.

Shortly after the duo's first interaction, they started dating and became romantically involved for many years. Later, they exchanged their wedding vows in 1993 despite the 9 years of age gap difference between them.

Debra Jo Fondren and her husband, Lee Zimmerman with their friends, Phil and Brynn Hartman at the New York's Eve party in 1994 at the New York mansion. How did Debra and her husband, Lee met for the first time?
Debra Jo Fondren with her husband, Lee Zimmerman and their friends, Phil Hartman and Brynn Hartman
Source: Facebook @lee.zimmerman.790

After the nuptial, Debra made headlines for her cocaine, smoking, and diet pill addictions due to her monotonous life. Despite the ups and downs, Debra's husband, Lee, remained at her side for a long time. Nonetheless, over time the former Playmate and her husband's relationship began to take a toll, and finally, the duo got separated. Currently, the blonde -beauty is single

How Much is Debra Jo Fondren's Net Worth?

Debra Jo Fondren has earned $14.74 per hour and $58,223 annually as an instructor at the South East Texas Career Institute since March 2011. She maintains a $1 Million net worth, which is half more than Charly Jordan's total fortune.

Debra's ex-husband, Lee, has been earning as an artist and performer for over 30 years. He showed his puppetry show in the United States and internationally from Canada to Singapore. Reportedly, he holds a $1.5 Million net worth from his show business. 

Debra Got a Chance For Playboy Magazine due to Her Long Hair

Debra Jo Fondren got the opportunity to work as a Playboy Magazine model due to her long knee-length blonde hair. Before getting fame, she used to serve as a waiter at Gallagher's Restaurant in Beaumont, Texas.

Eventually, Robert Boy Hooper, a Playboy photographer, noticed Debra and her long blonde hair with a charming personality. Later, he approached her to model for Playboy magazine.

Debra Jo Fondren appeared in the centerfold image for Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month [September 1977] and Playmate of the Year 1978. How much is Debra's net worth as of 2021?
Debra Jo Fondren was featured on the cover of Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month [September 1977] and Playmate of the Year 1978 
Source: Wolfgang

Robert, further, came as a blessing for Debra, who turned her from waitress to a globally recognized glamour model. She was first featured on the cover of Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in September 1977. Later, she became Playmate of the Year for Playboy magazine in 1978.

During the contract with Playboy magazine, Fondren could not trim her knee-length hair. Later, she left Playboy magazine in 2004 because she found it excessively sexist. She then returned her hometown of Lumberton/Silsbee, Texas, in 2007.

Filmography Career of Debra 

Former Playboy magazine glamour model Debra first appeared as Kama in the TV series Mork & Mindy in 1979. Later, she starred as a beauty contest Melanie in the comedy series, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, in 1980.

Debra Jo Fondren with her co-actors of Mork & Mindy in the jacuzzi. How much salary does Debra get paid from Mork & Mindy series?
Debra Jo Fondren and her co-stars of Mork v/s the Necrotons
Source: The Robin Williams Fansite

Debra appeared in guest roles in many TV shows,including  Fantasy Island, Knots Landing, and Up All Night. She also served as an assistant director in the 1997 movie, The Last Road. Her other film credits include Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter, Spitfire, and Beyond the Centerfold.

What Happened To Debra's Long Knee-length Blonde Hair?

Mork & Mindy star Debra opened a unisex saloon in her hometown and used to share tips for hair treatment in 2007. However, her hair got damaged after repeated hair dying. She then cut her hair and made it short, swoopy bob style.

Following two years, Debra started working as a registered nurse at many general hospitals based in the Los Angeles Bureau area in March 2009. Nevertheless, she left the job and started working as Director of Esthetics in her home state in March 2011.

How was Debra Jo Fondren's Early Life?

Los Angeles, California native Debra Jo Fondren's birthday falls on the 5th of February. She was born on February 5, 1955, in Los Angeles, California.

Debra Jo Fondren is looking stunning with long knee-length blonde hair while roller skating. How old is Debra as of now? Know all you need to see about Debra's age, height, and body measurement!
Long hair knee-length blonde, Debra Jo Fondren roller skating in her prime
Source: Reddit

Debra grew up in a middle-class family in Lumberton, Texas. Her mother was a hairdresser.  Moreover, she spent her childhood with her two siblings, Gary Fondren and Stacey Fondren. Currently, she lives in Beaumont, Texas. 

Life On Social Media

Well, Debra Jo Fondren is present on various social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has a good fan following on her all handles.

Despite that, she has been inactive on her social media handle for a long period of time. Likewise, she also has an official website on blogger where she used to write various content.



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