Denise Jackson is a former teacher and flight attendant who married country superstar Alan Jackson in 1979 at the age of 19. Denise is credited with getting Alan a recording contract after she met country legend Glen Campbell at an Atlanta airport. Denise and Alan separated after 18 years of marriage in 1997, but reconciled after four months. They are committed to their relationship and to their faith in God. They have three daughters and live outside of Nashville. Denise is also a cancer survivor.