Some of us grew up watching Full House, enjoying the family dynamics between a single dad and his three daughters. We also fell in love with baby Michelle, played by the twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. But many people aren’t familiar with the unknown soldier behind their success, Jarnette Olsen.
Jarnette Olsen is a well-known name in the entertainment industry, but the rest of us might not know much about this woman. Keep reading to learn more about her.
Who Is Jarnette Olsen?
Jarnette Olsen is Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s mother. She was born on the 22nd of February, 1954, which means that she’s currently 69. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and has four children from her first marriage.
She’s born under the Pisces sign, so she might be a dreamer and an artist at heart. Pisces women are known to be extremely romantic, creative, and somehow mysterious.
The famous twins’ mother was born to a father who taught in a school and a mother who worked in accounting. Yet, she wanted to pursue a different career.
There were rumors that she was a ballerina when she was young, and there are other rumors she appeared in a short video in 1993. But she married early and dedicated her efforts to her children after marrying David Brian Olsen.
There’s no clear information regarding the net worth of Jarnette Olsen, but some people say it’s around $300,000. This is the money she was a ballerina before she got married and from appearing in videos, mainly produced to promote her children.
Marriage to David Olsen
All of their children appeared in various short movies and videos, but these were mainly produced to promote Mary-Kate and Ashley, except for Elizabeth. Born on the 13th of June, 1986, the twins started acting when they were one year old.
Elizabeth, the youngest daughter, is the most famous one of the Olsens children now, after starring in several successful movies like Captain America, Wanda Vision, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
After spending almost 18 years together, the couple decided to separate in 1995, and they got a divorce. Since then, Jarnette has avoided the spotlights and the media, so there’s no information about her remarrying or dating someone else after the divorce.
However, some sources claim that she married someone called John W. Collett, but the marriage was short-lived. She didn’t confirm or deny this information.
How Did Jarnette Olsen Help Her Children
Working with two one-year-old children wouldn’t have been possible without Jarnette’s help. She probably contacted the producers to showcase her babies’ talent and might have impressed them with her dedication. Working with two kids on the set would have been challenging without her cooperation.
Jarnette and David Olsen established a company, Dualstar, to manage the twins’ work. The company produced and sold TV shows, videos, books, and clothing items to promote the twins. Dualstar Entertainment Group is estimated to have sold $1 billion worth of merchandise through a collaboration deal with Walmart.
The two also managed their kids’ work and finances as co-managers. But things got out of control when the two started to fight. In 1995, it was evident that the couple could no longer live together.
They announced their separation the same year, and David married his secretary. Some people say the divorce was related to an infidelity issue, but no one confirmed these speculations. It looks like Jarnette Olsen preferred not to disclose any information that might harm her children’s feelings.
There was no custody battle, but the two tried to remain on good terms for the sake of their kids. Mary-Kate chose to attend her father’s second marriage, but Ashley skipped it.
Jarnette Olsen After Full House
Full House was broadcast for eight seasons, becoming a huge success. During these years, Jarnette Olsen was always under the spotlight, often seen with her children, who became extremely famous.
From time to time, Jarnette Olsen would appear in one of the videos produced for the twins. She also appeared in several celebrity TV shows like Driven and Celebrity Profile. She might have received some financial compensation for appearing in these movies, but she never decided to pursue a career as a professional actress.
Currently, Jarnette Olsen lives a quiet life in Los Angeles. Her four children always visit her, but she refuses to speak publicly or to get involved with their lives. She doesn’t even have social media accounts, and it seems that her children are following in her footsteps, as they all like to lead a quiet and stress-free life away from the media.
Seeing how all her children managed to build successful careers for themselves, one has nothing but admiration for Jarnette Olsen. Everyone understands the amount of pressure young actors are subjected to, but she managed to shield her children and help them grow in a stress-free household to become the great adults they are today.
Jarnette Olsen is a celebrity mother who married and raised four children; Trent, Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth. Her twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate, were famous child actors who played the role of baby Michelle in a popular sitcom called Full House.
Her son Trent also appeared in some TV productions, but her youngest daughter Elizabeth is currently a famous Hollywood star. Jarnette always focused on her children’s well-being, knowing how hard it is to raise a celebrity kid.
She stayed married from 1977 to 1995 when her husband David decided to get a divorce. Yet they managed to stay on good terms for the sake of their children.