Mary Sue Wittauer Personal Life, Lesser Known Facts, & More

Mary Sue Wittauer is the ex-wife of Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean is an American singer and television host.

She became popular among netizens after marrying Jimmy Dean. Read ahead to find out more about her personal life, lesser-known facts, and more.

Quick Bio

Mary Sue Wittauer Personal Life, Lesser Known Facts, & More

Mary Sue Wittauer was born in Washington DC, United States of America. She was born to Herbert Joseph Wittauer and Carrie D. Householder. Mary grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S. She was born between 1925 to 1930. However, the exact date of birth is not known. There is no information available regarding her siblings.


Mary completed her high school at a nearby school. She then enrolled in high school to complete her higher education. Her ex-husband, Jimmy, didn’t complete his studies, dropped out of school, and became a professional entertainer.

Personal Life

Mary Sue Wittauer and Jimmy Dean both were very young at the time of their marriage. They got married in 1950 when he was just 22 years old. Their marriage was attended by a limited number of people, only close friends, family, and loved ones. The couple did not share anything about their love story like how they met for the first time and how the relationship started. She gave birth to three children with Jimmy, namely Connie Dean, Garry Dean, and Robert Dean. She also has two granddaughters, one is Caroline Taylor (Connie’s daughter), and the other one is Brianna Dean (Robert’s daughter). They had been married until 1990 when the duo got divorced. The reason was Jimmy’s extramarital affairs with country singer Donna Meade whom he married later. Jimmy offered her $120,000 per year.

Ex-husband’s Popularity

Jimmy Ray Dean was born on August 10, 1928, in Seth Ward, Texas, U.S. He was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. His parents were George Otto Dean and Ruth Taylor. They raised him in nearby Plainview. He started his business show in his 20s. He learned to play piano from his mom at the age of 10. Apart from acting and business, he also served for the country. He was in the U.S. Air Force in the late 1940s. His debut hit “Bumming Around” released in 1953 earned him popular acclaim. He then signed with Columbia Records in 1957. He hosted the Washington, D.C., radio program ‘Town and Country Time on WARLAM in 1954.

Dean rose to prominence after his 1961 country music crossover hit into rock and roll with “Big Bad John,” which was written, composed, and performed by himself. From 1963 to 1975, he hosted The Jimmy Dean Show. He died in 2010 at the age of 81, however, he could not see his name being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame that year.

Lesser-known Facts

  • Her ex-husband, Jimmy’s death was very unexpected. He was fine health-wise. Suddenly, one day her wife found him unresponsive during dinner time.
  • Mary first appeared to the media on the June 5, 1968, episode of The Mike Douglas Show, along with her ex-husband, they were joined by actress Jacqueline Bisset, actor Robert Clary, drummer Buddy Rich, and his Orchestra.
  • She has three children and two grandchildren.
  • She lived in their home in Tenafly, N.J.


Mary Sue Wittauer is a great personality who has always stood by her ex-husband’s side in any circumstances. However, after her divorce, she just disappeared from the spotlight.