Jesse Palmer has tried his hand at a number of careers over the years. The Canadian TV star, who currently hosts DailyMailTV, was NFL/CFL quarterback for six years between 2001 and 2006. He had been through the NFL and CFL drafts in 2001. Prior to that, he played college football for the University of Florida, where he was promoted to captain of the team in his final year. His NFL career took him from the New York Giants to the San Francisco 49ers. When he transferred to the CFL, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes, but he never dressed for the team for a day as he soon resigned to pursue a career in the media.
Interesting Facts About Jesse Palmer
Well, many of his fans already know what we said above about the man Jesse Palmer. Well, here are the things that you certainly don’t know about him:
His Dad Played Professional Football
The former quarterback was born Jesse James Palmer in Canada on October 5, 1978, where he was also raised by his parents Susan and Bill Palmer in Nepean, a suburb of Ottawa. His father Bill played professional football for the now-defunct Ottawa Rough Riders. His mother worked as a model before founding the model agency International Top Models (now ITM). So now we know where Jesse Palmer got his soccer gene as well as his passion for entertainment.
Jesse Palmer Graduated With Two College Degrees At Once
Jesse was deeply rooted in college football at his time at the University of Florida, as already indicated. But that did not diminish his academic achievements. Instead, his athletic pursuits seem to have spurred him on to greater academic achievements, for at the time of his graduation in 2001, he had earned two degrees: a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.Sc. in Marketing.
He Was Already A Fan Of Daily Mail Before He Started Working For The Outfit
In August 2017, Jesse Palmer signed an agreement to host DailyMailTV, a daily syndicated series resulting from the partnership between CBS and London tabloid The Daily Mail. The program focuses on a wide range of topics including science, business, entertainment, crime, and New York programming.
When he started the job, he confessed how happy he was about it: “I am honored to be part of DailyMailTV,” said Palmer. “I’ve always been a big fan of DailyMail.com, so this is an opportunity to bring the world’s most widely read English-language newspaper website to television for the first time that I couldn’t refuse.
Palmer Was The First Professional Athlete To Appear On The Bachelor As Well As Its First Non-US Alum
Until recently, Jesse Palmer had never been addicted to any lady. This surprised a lot of people, considering that the good-looking former athlete has everything you need to get married. Already in 2004 he even appeared on the popular ABC dating reality show The Bachelor with Chris Harrison. But in the end he made a lifelong commitment to none of the ladies who were interested in him.
But this is not the biggest surprise we have for you. Instead, we’ll let you know that the charming TV presenter was the first professional athlete to ever appear on the show since the show’s debut two years ago. He was also the first non-American “bachelor” on the show.
In fact, he met Jessica Bowlin, then a 22-year-old law student from California, on the show. He chose Jessica from 25 other ladies who showed interest in dating him. However, the duo had only been together for a few months and that was it: the affair was over.
After the breakup, Jesse Palmer was asked to give an account of what led up to it and he just said that their next steps were completely different and led to completely different worlds. Instead of proposing to the beautiful law student, he gave her a one-way first-class ticket to New York. It might interest you to know that Jessica is now married and the mother of two lovely children.
Jesse Palmer Is Finally Engaged
Jesse Palmer rarely talks about his private life and does not seek public attention like most celebrities. You can hardly find him in a romantic pose with any lady, even in social media, which has kept the rumor mill busy with speculation that he is gay. A funny online commentary even pointed to his “Troy Aikman gay expression, his big, strapping physique, and stylish movements” as an indication that the star is gay.
In July 2019, however, it was reported that the pretty TV presenter was finally chatted up by Emely Fardo. According to the report, the duo had been together for some time. Jesse proposed to Emely during a holiday in France. Here’s the Instagram post-Jesse used to announce the heartwarming event: