Deadliest Catch is one of the Discovery Channel’s top shows. It features an array of brave fisherman who risk their lives at sea, and as we all watch it all go down on our television screens, we can’t help but wonder what their personal lives are like.
Jake Anderson is the fishing captain of Saga, and he’s been part of the show since 2007. These days, he lives with his wife and family in Seattle.
Read on to learn more about Jake and Jenna Anderson and their life.
1. They Tied the Knot in 2012
Jenna and Jake Anderson tied the knot in 2012.
Jake has experienced many hard times in his life. In 2009, his sister passed away at age 37 from complications with pneumonia. Jake was aboard the Northwestern when he heard of her passing.
Then, in 2012, Jake’s father, Keith, vanished. He was reported missing by his family after not returning from a trip, and eventually, his remains were found one mile from where his truck had been located.
Jake has also battled various addictions. He has been very open about his struggles. In a 2012 interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, Jake stated that he is a recovering alcoholic. He also explained that his addiction left him homeless for two years.
2. He and His Wife Had a Pregnancy Scare
In May, before their child was born, Jake and Jenna– who was pregnant at the time– had a pregnancy scare.
According to Fox News, Jenna went to her doctor’s office to look at a sonogram. The doctor then told them that part of the baby’s neck was thick.
In that episode, the doctor said, “It could be… indicative of something like Down’s Syndrome.” Jake said, “God, that’s scary,” and Jenna said, “We can face whatever comes our way.”
Hey all!Jenna here-Hi and thanks for the support! Jakes up north but Aiden and I are watching tonight!! #CatchCrew pic.twitter.com/y4OcoHZD9O
— Jake Anderson (@JakeVAnderson) June 24, 2015
3. They Met At a Festival When Jenna Asked Jake for an Autograph
According to Screener TV, Jake and Jenna met in Seattle, at a festival in Ballard. The outlet reports Jake as saying, “I was doing shipyard duty, and they had a festival going… All these people were coming up to get autographs. I had just walked out, and Jenna came up. Her family had jumped off the boat …read more