Joseph Jens Price is a former HVAC technician and amateur singer. He is best known as the husband of former figure skater, Tonya Harding. Joseph began to hog the limelight after walking down the aisle with Tonya, who had sent the national media into a tizzy after being involved in the infamous attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. Joseph’s wedding with Tonya Harding caught the attention of national and international media for various reasons. Since it was Tonya’s third marriage, the media was interested to know more about Joseph Jens Price and hence the paparazzi started following him. But Joseph was hardly affected by the newly gained popularity and simply went about doing his job. He currently works as a woodworker and his wife often helps him in finishing his assignments. Joseph and Tonya live in Oregon, along with their son, Gordon.
Early Life & Career
Joseph Jens Price was born in Yacolt, Washington, United States of America. After completing his education, Joseph took up several odd jobs. He then started working as a HVAC technician and was an expert in heating and air conditioning systems. He then took up a job at a local karaoke bar called ‘Timbers.’ Since Joseph was good at singing, he was assigned the job of keeping the customers entertained. While performing one of his favorite songs, he caught the attention of Tonya Harding, who had visited ‘Timbers’ at the time of his performance.
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Relationship with Tonya Harding
When Tonya was impressed by Joseph’s singing skills, she wanted to know him better. Joseph and Tonya dated for a few months before Tonya decided to take the relationship to the next level. Tonya proposed marriage to Joseph and he was more than happy to agree. The couple walked down the aisle on June 23, 2010. At the time of their wedding, Joseph Price was 42 years old, while Tonya Harding was 39 years old.
In one of her interviews, Tonya said that she fell in love with Joseph for his beautiful eyes. She also said that she had never met anyone who is as kind as her husband. She believes that Joseph loves her for who she really is and not for her skating abilities and popularity. On February 19, 2011, Joseph Price and Tonya were blessed with a son, whom they named Gordon. Both Tonya and Joseph said that the birth of their son is the best thing that has ever happened to them. Joseph Jens Price currently works as a woodworker and Tonya often lends him a hand and helps him in finishing his assignments.
Joseph Jens Price lives in rural Central Oregon, along with his wife and son. Though he is often surrounded by the paparazzi for being the husband of a famous celebrity, Joseph manages to stay away from tabloids. He prefers leading a normal life and hence doesn’t divulge much about his private life. Joseph is Tonya’s third husband. The former figure skater first married Jeff Gillooly in 1990, but divorced him three years later. In 1995, she married Michael Smith, but this marriage too, ended after a year. She then married Joseph Price in 2010.
Thanks to Joseph’s charming personality and humble nature, Tonya fell head over heels in love with him. She finally found her soulmate and hence their marriage worked wonders in Tonya’s life. Joseph loves singing and often sings in his home to entertain his wife and son. Joseph and Tonya watched the 2017 biographical film ‘I, Tonya’ and appreciated the work done by the entire team. They also praised Margot Robbie’s acting skills. Margot portrayed Tonya in the film.