“I am never not acknowledging how proud I am of them,” Jane said of Piper, 16, her daughter from a previous marriage, and Etienne, 18, Atz’s son from a previous relationship. “I don’t like to answer [too] many questions about them as they enjoy their privacy.”
Though Jane and Atz first met when she was 12 years old and he was 11, they didn’t tie the knot until 2006. In a 2017 social media message, the proud wife defended her husband, who was still recovering from a terrible fall he had suffered two years earlier.
“I have to say, I am in shock [at] all the hate towards someone who is so poetic, [nonjudgmental], and genuinely a person that speaks from the heart,” she said at the time. “Our show films us [for] like 200 hours that go into a 42-minute episode… our editors can in no way capture all that happens in our lives.”
The talented fisherwoman added, “My husband had a horrible accident, broke 26 bones, and in his recovery, tackled a life-long goal of building a cabin in prime hunting country for our family… THERE is no selfishness in what he is doing.”