Deb Smith is a proud mother of Olympian Kelly Curtis who is participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a member of Team USA Skeleton. She and her husband has seen her daughter go through every trial and tribulation. Now that she has made it to the highest of the events any athlete would dream to compete on, her dreams came true.
Learn about Deb Smith where we cover her age, job, and her social media reach.
Meet Deb Smith, Kelly Curtis Mother
Deb Smith was in tears when she saw her daughter Kelly Curtis march in with the U.S. team at the Opening Ceremony for Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing.
Deb’s husband John revealed to Town Topics, “It is fantasy and reality, they merged today when I saw Kelly. There are times when it is tough to describe your feelings. I know Deb was in tears. I have seen opening ceremonies since I was 10 on TV not knowing anyone. Seeing her was an experience I thought I would be prepared for, but it was quite emotional.”
Besides athleticism, Deb has played an integral part in Kelly’s life as a mother and as her cheerleader. She has been boasting about her daughter’s journey on her socials. On 14 January 2022, Kelly posted on her Instagram, “It’s now official! She made the Olympic Team!!! So proud of her!”
Whereas, back in September 2021, Deb had posted, “Congratulations to my baby, Kelly, being named to the World Cup team! Her season starts in mid-October and races will be broadcast on NBC or the Olympic channel. So proud of her!”.
Deb Smith Husband And Kids
Deb Smith met her husband John Curtis in November 1947. In 2021, her husband announced on his Facebook, “A bit different from when we met at a bar called Wednesday’s on the Upper East Side 47 years ago but somehow it’s worked out!!!!”
Deb and John have been married since 4 June 1978. John and Deb welcomed Kelly as their youngest child.
Kelly has two older brothers Jay Curtis and James Curtis and an older sister named Kitty Curtis Milfort.
Jay (@jay.curtis.73) currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Jay was a standout football player at Princeton and Springfield. He is now a middle school athletic director in Dorchester, Mass.
James (@james.curtis.524381) was a well-traveled individual who had visited a few countries in Europe. He was a successful wrestler at Princeton.
Kitty Curtis is currently married to her husband Youri Leon Milfort. She lives in Miami, Florida currently. After watching her sister’s athletic career thrive Kitty spoke with her father. According to John, “After seeing what Kelly is doing, she’s saying that maybe now she should have tried sports.”
Is Deb Smith On IG And Facebook?
On Instagram, Deb goes by the handle name (@dukes225). Her profile has gathered 348 followers. And on her Facebook (@debbie.curtis.7792), she is friends with 552 people. As an adored mother and grandmother, she loves posting about her kids and grandkid on her socials.
Debbie also posts a lot of times about her husband John Curtis.
Deb Smith Age
As of February 2022, Deb Smith is 69 years old.
Deb Smith Job
Deb Smith had worked in the fitness community in Princeton where Kelly used to visit when she was young.
Speaking with NJ.com, John revealed, “Kelly grew up in that environment. She was doing leg presses well over 200 pounds. People would gather around and watch whatever it was she was doing. Because her mom knew Kelly was not only strong but fast, she told her ‘Runaway to the circus and you’ll make money there.’”
When Is Deb Smith Birthday?
Debbie celebrates her birthday on 27 February.
Where Is Deb Smith From?
Debbie Smith and her husband currently live in Miami, Florida. But, they also lived in Princeton, New Jersey.
How Tall Is Deb Smith?
Debbie stands tall under the height of 5 feet 7 inches.