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Katie Springer - Late Jerry Springer's Blind and Deaf Daughter Who Succeeded Despite Disability

Heisenberg Published On Tue Jan 21 2020   Modified On Wed Jun 21 2023
Katie Springer - Late Jerry Springer's Blind and Deaf Daughter Who Succeeded Despite Disability

Here are all the details you need to know about Katie Springer, the only daughter and kid of Jerry Springer.

Late Jerry Springer is quite famous for his television talk show 'Jerry Springer Show.' The show ran for over 26 years, premiering on September 30, 1991, and ending on June 13, 2018, after 4,000 episodes. 

The show typically featured discussions and debates among the guests on a specific sensational topic, often controversial. 

The former lawyer-turned-TV host also worked as the mayor of Cincinnati City for two terms. Springer made few appearances in WWE.

Jerry Springer is famous for his talk show 'Jerry Springer Show.'

Jerry Springer hosted 'Jerry Springer Show' from 1991 to 2018.
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Jerry Springer was married to Micki Velton in 1973. After about 21 years together, the couple divorced in 1994.

Who is Jerry Springer's Daughter?

Jerry Springer's wife at the time, Micki Velton, gave birth to their daughter Katie Springer in 1976. 

Jerry Springer and his wife Micki Velton share a daughter Katie Springer.
Jerry Springer with his daughter Katie at his side in 2011.
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Jerry and Micki are very private about their personal life. They do not reveal the details of their relationship with their daughter to the public very much.

Katie Was Born with Certain Disabilities

Jerry Springer's daughter Katie was born without a nasal passage during birth. The defect was treated right after the delivery. As per Celebsuburb, Katie is legally blind and deaf in one ear.

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Jerry and Micki never treated their differently-abled daughter abnormally. The pair provided their daughter Katie with everything she needed, love, support, and care. Jerry and Micki showered Katie with love and affection at every step of her life. 

The couple opened their daughter the door to every opportunity in her life to make her happy.

Legally Deaf and Blind

Katie Springer is legally deaf in one ear and blind. Despite her abnormalities, her parents never treated her like special needs kid and made her what she is today. 

She was born with limitations, but good care and parenting made her a graduate and philanthropist.

Helping Other Kids With Special Needs

Katie herself knows the trouble of having disabilities by birth and knows the pain one with these conditions has to go through. This made her further motivated to help other many unfortunate people who were not given the chance to be normal.

On various occasions, she has been seen helping people with disabilities, especially the kids.

How Jerry and Micki Raised Their Daughter

Jerry Springer and Micki Velton never backed down from their duty as parents. They were always with their daughter, helping her during many of the hardships and difficulties Katie faced during her life. They never gave up on her. 

As Jerry mentioned in 'The Rosie Show,' he always believed that his daughter would one day get educated, get married, and lead an independent life.

Here is a video clip in which Rosie O'Donnell and Jerry discuss their daughter.

Katie, with her parent's deep love and support, now lives an independent life. 

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She went to college and graduated. She currently holds a great career and dedicates her life to helping children with unique needs similar to her own.

Katie Springer is Married

Katie Springer married Adam Yenkin in December 2006 and they are parents to a beautiful boy.


Jerry Springer dancing with his daughter at her wedding.
Jerry Springer danced with his daughter at her wedding.
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Jerry Springer danced for her daughter Katie in 'Dancing With The Stars' in 2006.

Jerry Springer hugging his daughter at 'Dancing with the Stars.'
Jerry Springer hugging his daughter after his performance in 'Dancing With The Stars.'
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When a married couple becomes parents, it is their responsibility to bestow the children with the highest standard of living that they can give. Jerry and Micki fulfilled their part of the duty they were obliged to perform as parents of Katie. Their constant support and unconditional love for their daughter helped her reach the level she is today. 

Katie got the best parents she could ask for in her life. In regards to their daughter, Jerry Springer, and Micki Velton can be considered the greatest parents that a person could wish for.

Son - Richard Yenkin

Katie Springer with her lovely husband Adam Yenkin has a son who they named Richard Yenkin.

Katie Springer with her son Richard Yenkin and Husband Adam Yenkin.

Believes Her Father Would be a Great President

Katie always thought her father Jerry Springer would be a great president if he would run for office. Her father already served as the 56th mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978. 

She also mentioned she would stand up to anyone who verbally abused her father because he is a good man and raised her right.

Death of her Father

Katie Springer's Father Jerry Springer, a multi-talented man, who gave the world happiness through his work took his last breath on April 27, 2003, in Chicago. 

Jerry was suffering from pancreatic cancer for a long time and at age 79 he died. Till then he has never publicly addressed his illness. Linda Shafran, his longtime representative shared the news to the media.


Katie's height is 5 feet and 5 inches.


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