Tammy Peterson (born 3rd of June 1965; Age: 57 years old) is a Canadian massage therapist, yoga teacher, artist, podcaster, and the wife of Jordan Peterson, the clinical psychologist who is controversial for his conservative and anti-PC stance.
Tammy and Jordan lived on the same street as children and became friends. They later dated on and off for some time before eventually getting serious and engaged in the late 80s. The couple later wed in 1989. Tammy Peterson and Jordan Peterson remain married to date and have two adult children. Peterson has supported her husband through his daunting career. She has also spread her own wings, propagating her beliefs through a podcast.
Tammy Peterson is a Native of Fairview, Alberta, Canada
Tammy Peterson is 57 years old as she was born on the 3rd of June 1965. She is a native of Alberta, Canada. She has Canadian nationality and American ethnicity. There is a paucity of details about Peterson’s family background. It is, however, known that her maiden surname is Roberts and that she has a sister.
Tammy Peterson grew up in Fairview, a small town of about 2000 residents in Northern Canada, and had a wonderful childhood by any measure. Her parents allowed her to explore various passions, including playing the piano, singing, and yoga. She also maintained a small job as the local newspaper delivery girl.
She Ran a Massage Therapy Business for Several Years
Tammy Peterson completed her high school education in Fairview in 1979. She later moved to Edmonton, where she enrolled at the University of Alberta. She, however, did not complete her studies there but moved on to places such as Montreal and Ottawa. In Ottawa, Tammy Peterson attended the University of Ottawa and obtained a BSc in kinesiology in 1987.
Since leaving school, Tammy Peterson has lived in places such as Montreal and Boston and has forged a career for herself as an entrepreneur. Tammy Peterson ran a massage therapy business for over 30 years in Montreal and Boston. She also taught yoga as she was a yoga enthusiast.
She is also an Artist, with Several of Her Works Displayed at Harvard University
Tammy Peterson is also an artist. She first fell in love with painting as a child, thanks to her maternal grandmother, a nurse and an artist. Tammy pursued her passion for painting all through her formative years. During her college days, Tammy Peterson found part-time work as a model. She posed for other artists who wanted to paint. Partaking in such modelling session’s solidified her love for art.
It also gave her the opportunity to meet with a fellow at McGill University, Montreal. The fellow gave her valuable art lessons, and she also attended Ontario College of Art. Tammy Peterson majorly uses charcoal or black Indian ink for her works. She has, however, been taking courses in watercolour recently and has some impressive works to her name. Back when her husband was working at Harvard, Tammy Peterson was asked to paint the portraits of about four professors, and they still hang there to date.
Tammy Peterson and Jordan Peterson Dated On and Off in their 20s Before Getting Married in 1989
Tammy Peterson and Jordan Peterson first met each other as children living in the town of Fairview. They became friends along the way, and by the time they were in their late teens and early 20s, dated for some time. Their relationship was, however, hampered by the fact that they both moved out of Fairview to faraway places.
They thus became friends and only got in touch with each other during holidays like New Year and Christmas. During such periods, Jordan would ask Tammy to marry him, and she would turn him down.
This pattern continued until one occasion when Jordan asked Tammy to come out and visit him in Montreal, where he lived and was studying for his PhD. During the visit, Tammy saw that Jordan had his life in order, so when he asked her to marry him again, she accepted. They later tied the knot in 1989.
The union was the first for either of them. Though they had dated some other people along the way, they never got married to them.
The Couple Have Two Children Together – Mikhaila and Julian Peterson
Tammy Peterson and Jordan Peterson have two children together. Their first child is a daughter named Mikhaila Peterson, while their s second child is Julian Peterson. Julian is a musician and a software developer with an app to his name. On the other hand, Mikhaila is a diet and lifestyle blogger and podcaster.
She has propagated a beef, salt, lamb, and water diet known as the lion diet, which has been criticized in some quarters. Mikhaila is popular across social media and has more than half a million subscribers on YouTube.
Tammy Peterson has Supported Her Husband in his Career
Tammy Peterson and Jordan Peterson have been married for over three decades, and their romance is going strong. Peterson supported her husband from a PhD student to a renowned clinical psychologist and a media personality. Jordan Peterson has penned several books and is a very active speaker on social media and beyond.
He often holds conservative views on issues such as feminism, gay rights, etc. This has made him controversial in some quarters, but he remains a highly sought-after public speaker. Tammy Peterson helps him by serving as his logistics consultant and helping organize his daily schedule for his global book tours.
Is Tammy Peterson Still Alive?
Tammy Peterson is still alive, but she had a close shave with death back in 2019. She was diagnosed with a rare cancer with a 100% mortality rate. She underwent about three failed surgeries that left her with serious complications. The whole thing was bleak and threw the family into disarray. A ray of light, however, came in the form of a Catholic lady who often visited and prayed with Tammy. These sessions made her believe that she would recover, and she did.
Since that miraculous recovery, Tammy Peterson is now dedicated to answering the most important questions about the purpose of life. This has spurred her to start her own eponymous podcast. The podcast features her discussing with a wide variety of guests from all works of life and different parts of the world. Tammy and her guests dive deep into biblical symbolism, prayer, and living in a relationship with God. Some topics are lessons of virtue and lessons for living a grateful and authentic life.