82-year-old Glen Holt (b. December 19, 1930) is a former law enforcement officer and race horse trainer and breeder. I remember as a small child living in Tennessee, watching her beach movies and watching the Mouseketeers.

But it is more about knowing that I’m doing something to make a difference and help other people. Annette would get some special star treatment from twins Jericho and Jill McDuffie. She maintained that sunny persona throughout her life, even as multiple sclerosis diminished her physically. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! She was diagnosed one year after they got married. Funicello married Holt, her second husband, in 1986, a year before she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Working in fitness allows me to feel really happy about the job that I have. Jericho McDuffie lives in Playa Del Rey, CA; previous cities include Laguna Beach CA and Laguna Niguel CA. People in her fitness classes weren’t always aware Annette was her grandmother, many too young to know much about Annette’s legacy. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. McDuffie remembers the woman they called "Annie" as optimistic, loving and kind. He misses her a lot.

As long as I can remember she’s been my grandmother. So I just always kind of grew up with three grandmothers. Jericho McDuffie is the step-granddaughter to actress and singer, Annette Funicello, who died on April 8, 2013. McDuffie came to love her “Annie” just like her fans did. Currently, Jill is married. The world knew her as “Annette,” the popular Disney child star who aged gracefully into a young actress before leaving Hollywood in her 20s to raise a family. She was one of the last really girl-next-door-type role models.

To Jericho McDuffie, Annette Joanne Funicello is and always will be “Annie” – or as McDuffie and her siblings would sometimes jokingly kid, “Granny Annie.”, “She didn’t like ‘grandmother,'” explains McDuffie, who lives in Laguna Beach. She knew everyone that was around her. Facebook gives people the power to share … Since we were so far away, our family, and especially our mom, really wanted us to know who she was. Jericho has appeared in Les Mills videos, is a new mom and lives in the Los Angeles area – and is also the newest Beachbody Celebrity trainer! 89K likes. There was a lot of love and then also surprise, “Oh, my gosh. I call him as much as I can. I saw some trash magazine saying that Glen Holt had isolated Annette from her kids up in rural Bakersfield.

He’s 82. She first came to know Annette the same way most of us did, through her early work on screen. She teaches nine sessions at three gyms in Orange County and has a natural presence in front of a group of people, like Annette had. He’s like an old cowboy, you know like a John Wayne, but he just melted for her. The relationship she saw between them doesn’t square with what some tabloids have reported after Annette’s death. McDuffie is the face of the popular Les Mills International exercise-to-music classes. My grandfather, to this day, that’s something that he’ll say. … He just said to me a few days ago that it’s so quiet around the house, the silence screams at me. But when she passed, that brought a lot of attention since it was all over the media. When I came back here to teach my classes there was an outpouring of love and support. If you’re attending the upcoming Super Saturday event in Pittsburgh, you’ll be one of the lucky ones to work out with her. She got to the point in the end where she was very shaky and then of course the medication that she was on through the years left her without the ability to move and she was stuck in one kind of position, but painting her nails is the biggest memory, and you know, talking to her. If they only knew how loving and how amazing he is to her and has been to her through the years, I just think they’d feel awful because there really is no truer example of devotion and unconditional love than he had for her all those years – changing her bedpan in the morning, curling her hair, putting on her makeup, painting her nails. When Funicello died in April at age 70, people in the exercise classes McDuffie teaches at 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Orange County learned of the relationship. He took devoted care of her to the day she died. Jericho McDuffie. McDuffie, 30, is a bit of a sweetheart herself in the world of fitness training.

Certain things that we’re at a predisposition to health wise, we can’t control.

Funicello was the original superstar Mouseketeer, the picture of wholesome adorableness during the show's primary run in the 1950s. To me that’s been more of an inspiration than anything, my grandfather’s love for her. But there are things that are in our control. 281k Followers, 1,473 Following, 1,427 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from JERICHO MCMATTHEWS (@jerichomcmatthews) Such compliments bring a smile to McDuffie, a stunning, blue-eyed redhead who is not related by blood to the raven-haired Funicello. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. At 5 feet 3 and a toned 118 pounds, McDuffie plays a role as a model, too, for healthy living. Growing up, my generation didn’t really watch her on television. That’s where McDuffie was inspired to become the person she is today. Jericho McMatthews “That made her feel old.”. It was my mom’s generation. Participants would come up after their workout to express their condolences.

My mom’s biological mother and my grandfather, they divorced in the late ’70s. Some of the things that they said have brought me to tears. Summary: Jericho McDuffie is 38 years old today because Jericho's birthday is on 07/15/1982.

So if it had come out, it would have been something like, “Oh my gosh, my mom told me” or “I heard that Annette Funicello apparently was like the Britney Spears of my mom’s era.” That kind of thing. They remained together as multiple sclerosis took its toll on Funicello, who died on April 8, 2013. So we spent time with her and we’d just talk to her like anything else. In addition to her years spent as a child star in Walt Disney productions, Annette Funicello will forever be remembered as Frankie Avalon's girlfriend in their beach party movies from the early 1960s. Find Jericho Mcduffie in New York - phone, address, email, public records. Jericho Mcduffie in New York - 2 Background Reports | PeopleFinders It means a lot to me. And, of course, on Facebook. Jericho McDuffie is the step-granddaughter to actress and singer, Annette Funicello, who died on April 8, 2013. Jericho McMatthews, Los Angeles, California.

Orange County fitness instructor Jericho McDuffie, step-granddaughter to actress and singer Annette Funicello, says her life was deeply influenced by the caring relationship between her grandfather, Glen Holt, and the woman she calls "Granny."

She never complained once about her condition. She has a communications degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills.