The untold truth of Don Johnson’s wife


It seems that everyone who comes close to stardom gets their own share of fame, especially through marriage. This is the case of Kelley Phleger, a former teacher and socialite, who made a name for herself by marrying a famous Hollywood personality. Who is Kelley Phleger’s husband? What relationship were they in before getting married?

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Early life and education

Kelley Phleger was born on June 22, 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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His parents are American but little information about his heritage is disclosed. Her father was a lawyer at Wells Fargo and her mother was Jean Phleger. She went to Urban High School in San Francisco, and after graduation, she graduated from the University of California, Berkley majoring in fine arts.


Phleger met actor, musician and producer Don Johnson in 1996 through a mutual friend of theirs, while at Mayor Willie Brown’s birthday party. Phleger was a Montessori teacher at the time and was already dating politician and businessman Gavin Christopher Newsom.

This relationship began in 1992, however, by the spring of 1997 the couple had separated and Phleger and Don began dating several months later. they got engaged in April 1998. Apparently Don bought her a big diamond ring and did the classic proposal while he was on his knees, and Phleger said “yes” to it instantly.

Phleger married Johnson at the Pacific Heights Mansion on the 29the April 1999, Johnson’s fourth marriage. Their marriage took the public by surprise, but they quickly became the epitome of a perfect marriage in a fast-paced Hollywood entertainment industry.

Although there are no photos of their actual ceremony, their wedding planner claimed that the courtyard was decorated with butterflies and everything was covered in silk. The best man at their wedding was actor Robert Wagner.


The couple welcomed their first child several months after their marriage, daughter Atherton Grace Johnson was born in December 1999. Their first son, Jasper Breckenridge, was born two years later on 6e June 2001, and their second son and youngest child, Deacon Johnson, was born several years later in April 2006.

Phleger is also a stepmother to two children through her husband: Jesse Wayne Johnson, born 7e December 1982 and whose mother is Patti D’Arbanville, and Dakota Johnson, born October 4, 1989 – her mother is the famous actress Melanie Griffith. Both are big names in Hollywood. Dakota starred in the smash hit “50 Shades of Grey” and its sequels, and Jesse stars in the 2007 action flick “Redline.”

Private life

Phleger is a professional kindergarten and school teacher, and a socialite. She tries to lead a discreet life and rarely talks about private matters.

Don Johnson and Kelley Phleger

This is quite the opposite of her husband, who rose to fame after appearing on the hit TV series “Miami Vice” as Sonny Crocket and winning a Golden Globe Award. He also played the title role in “Nash Bridges,” a 1990s detective series. She is a good friend of her husband’s ex-wife, Melanie Griffith. Their eldest and only daughter, Grace Johnson, has built her own career in the modeling industry. She is signed to IMG models and made her runway debut at the Christian Cowan and The Powerpuff Girls fashion event in Los Angeles, California in 2019.

Phleger only has one Instagram account where she rarely posts and is not active on any other social media. Her husband, however, regularly posts on his Instagram and Twitter and in many photos, the family spends time together and the boys seem to enjoy sports activities. In March 2020, the pair were last seen at the 2019 premiere of “Knives Out.”

Net value

It’s unclear how much Phleger makes on her own — she hasn’t disclosed her salary or net worth. However, her husband has an estimated net worth of over $40 million.

They live on a ranch in Colorado valued at around $15 million. Before that, they owned a huge mansion in the Santa Barbara area of ​​California, which they sold in 2013. Don Johnson got part of his fortune through a lawsuit he filed in 2010. In the case legal action, he sued Rysher Entertainment claiming that his agreement with them stipulated that he would get half ownership of “Nash Bridges” if the series lasted 66 episodes – it lasted almost twice as long. Johnson won $50 million, but after “Rysher” appealed, the prize was reduced to “just” $15 million.

Physical characteristics

Phleger is a slim and tall woman whose height is around 6 feet (1.83 m). According to her own statements, she takes good care of her body, eats only organic food and always follows a rather strict diet, does regular and intense workouts. Her hair is brown and her eyes are a striking blue.

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