Life’s good when you and your other half share the same passion and profession. And the viewers of Mysterious Creatures With Forrest Galante got a glimpse of it as Forrest appeared on the Discovery+ docuseries’ episode 2 with his wife Jessica Summerfield.
Well, if seeing Jessica over the ep wasn’t enough for you, you’ve come to the right place to learn all about her. This Jessica Summerfield Bio explores her life.
Meet Jessica Summerfield, Forrest Galante Wife
Jessica Summerfield first met Forrest Galante when both of them were 15. Fond of each other, the two then both enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a year later. And after completing their degrees, the lovebirds then left to travel around the world, visiting 28 countries in 14 just months!
Finally, it was August 2015, when the duo decided that it was time to cross another line off their bucket list and tied the knot in Stocking Island, Bahamas. It was also the first place where Jessica and her husband had first traveled together.
Their wedding celebration lasted for 5 days.
Yes! after saying “I do”, the pair “trashed the dress” playing with Southern Stingrays, before snorkeling hand-in-hand through a sea cave. Furthermore, the duo also fed swimming pigs and went on for a spear-fishing for their dinner
“Our wedding day was a magical day filled with joy, laughter, tears, and an overwhelming sense of love. It was an incredibly special occasion surrounded by our closest friends and family in a beautiful, unique, tropical destination.” Jessica recalled.
Following their wedding, the newlyweds spent a month driving through Canada with plans to travel across South America, the following year for their honeymoon.
After 4 years, the couple then welcomed their first child named Rhodes on October 19, 2019.
Did you know: Besides Mysterious Creatures With Forrest Galante, Jessica also appeared on Extinct or Alive with her husband in 2019.
Jessica Summerfield Age
Jessica Summerfield was 33 years of age when she first appeared on Mysterious Creatures With Forrest Galante in Feb 2022.
She is of the same age as her husband Forrest (born on March 31, 1988).
Jessica Summerfield Job
Jessica Summerfield is a zoologist who worked as a science teacher.
But when she wasn’t on her job, Jessica mostly helped her husband face the wilderness. Back when Forrest jumped off a waterfall and landed on his back (causing him a temporary paralysis), it was Jessica who rushed in to rescue him. Thankfully her EMT training came in handly — She built a stretcher out of bamboo and hauled him out of the jungle.
Also, it was Jessica who inspired Forrest to audition for Naked and Afraid, which eventually led the star to be recognized in the entertainment industry.
Her husband, Forrest now has over 7 TV shows credited to his name. Naming them are — Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante (2021), Shark Week (2021), Extinct or alive: Jaws of Alaska (2021), Wetmarkets Exposed (2020), Impossible Croc Rescue (2020), and Face the Beast (2019).
Off-camera, Forrest continues to conduct field expeditions and surveys, working not just with believed-extinct animals but also with a wide range of other wildlife. Furthermore, he even spends several months each year coaching youth rugby. If you don’t know, he was a competitive rugby player during his school and collegiate days. But unfortunately, he suffered a severe back injury in Thailand that slowed his playing career.
Talking about his childhood, Forrest spent it mostly in Harare, Zimbabwe on his parent’s productive farm. But then in 2001, his world was turned upside down when terrible political turmoil in Zimbabwe caused their farm to be seized. So, forcefully evicted from their home, the Galante family returned to California with only $100 to their name. And Forrest started a new story.
Trivia: Jessica’s job as a zoologist and a science teacher in Santa Barbara, California paid around $81 thousand and $64 thousand per annum respectively.
Is Jessica Summerfield On Instagram?
No, as of Feb 2022, we couldn’t find her on Instagram. Also, she was rarely featured over Forrest’s IG @forrest.galante (with over 347K followers then).
However, find her over Facebook here.
Jessica Summerfield Family
Jessica Summerfield’s maiden name is “Evans” and she comes from a family of four.
Her mother, Ann Evans is from San Jose, California, while Jessica’s father remained anonymous.
And from the looks of it, Ann was actively involved in Jessica’s life. From celebrating her kid’s birthday to spending lazy afternoons with the family, Ann was always there.
Here’s Ann’s FB @ann.evans.94009. Her posts were flooded with pictures of her grandchildren.
As for Jessica’s sibling, she has a brother named Jonathan Evans. He resided in Walnut Creek, California before 2022.
Where Is Jessica Summerfield From?
This zoologist hails from Lafayette, California.
But as of 2022, Jessica resided in Santa Barbara, California.
How Tall Is Jessica Summerfield?
Jessica stands tall at a height under 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, Jessica has beautiful baby blue eyes, blond hair, and a pointed chin.