Brooke Terry Deen is the wife of Jamie Deen (James Linton Deen, Jr.) – an American cook and TV personality. Brooke and Jamie married in March 2005 and have two children together: Jack Linton Deen (born in 2006) and Matthew James Deen (born in 2011). Brooke lives with her husband and their two children in Savannah.
Brooke Terry Deen and Jamie Deen
Brooke’s husband is 49 years old in 2016. Brooke is 35 years old in 2016.
Brooke, 25, and her future husband, 39, met in November 2003, as she dined at The Lady & Sons (the Deen’s family restaurant). The restaurant was located nearby the bank where Brooke Terry worked at the time. Jamie had noticed Brooke walk by his family restaurant every day for many months – he called her “my five o’clock girl.”
They were still renovating their restaurant, and hadn’t opened yet. Then the restaurant opened, and the local bank had an after-work cocktail party in their bar – Brooke was among the bank employees that were present. Jamie came up to Brooke and introduced himself. Three weeks later, in January he asked her out. They went to an upscale restaurant next door. The couple became engaged in July 2004 and married eight months later, in March 2005.
Brooke Terry Deen and Georgia State University
It is speculated that Brooke Terry is a ZTA alumni of Georgia State University. Once Paula Deen was preparing an anniversary dinner for her son Jamie Deen and daughter in law Brooke Terry Deen. Videos of their wedding were shown, and in one clip Brooke was surrounded by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters while singing a song (“Today and Forever”), passing around a candle. A small investigation shows that there was a Brooke Terry in Georgia Southern listed on the Zeta Tau Alpha sisters list.
Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA, Zeta) is a women’s fraternity founded in 1898 in Farmville, Virginia. Zeta is a part of the National Panhellenic Conference. It is the second largest sorority in the U.S. Members of Zeta are referred to as Zetas (ZTA opts for the English spelling, rather than the Greek letters).
Brooke is a Georgia native. She moved to Savannah from Georgia after earning her degree in finance, presumably at the Georgia State University. In the past Brooke (then – Brooke E Terry) also lived in Suwanee, GA, Pooler, GA and Statesboro, GA.
Brooke’s Personal Life
A rather private person, Brooke strives to ensure that her sons live a regular life, even if their grandma and father are so popular on TV.
In 2015 we found out about Jamie and Brooke’s Chase and Callie – Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Chase is a mama’s boy and is usually found cuddled up in Brooke’s lap.
Brooke used to be an author on her mother-in-law website – pauladeen.com in 2011-2014. She used to blog about her parenting experiences and more. On her blog, Paula Deen once said that her daughter in law, Brooke Deen makes the best cookies and toffee.
Brooke Terry Deen is a slender lady with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. She is very fit and goes to fitness classes with her sons and husband. For example, in 2014 Savannah Morning News reported that Jamie, Brooke, 3-year-old Matthew and 8-year-old Jack were at the Islands Family YMCA. They were performing wall ball shots and other entertaining exercises for the kids, and the parents also did cardio and body weight training.