Jennifer Hielsberg Bio: Model, Net worth, Family & Children

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Jennifer Hielsberg is a former model and a businesswoman from Tampa, Florida. She started her career as a model when she was a teen and is best known as the wife of an American football coach at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Glamour industry is the one where you can represent yourself to the world. From here, you gain a lot of fans. 

There are many models working in the industry, but all have not gained as much popularity as expected. Only a few of them have left a good footprint in the industry.

The Bielema Family
The Bielema Family (Source: Twitter)

So we have compiled this article to learn about one of the popular American models.

Jennifer has gained a lot of popularity from her modeling career and her involvement in the business and has an estimated net worth of around $500k as of 2024.

The model lost her father in November 2022, shortly after her mother-in-law’s demise.

Here we’re talking about Jennifer Hielsberg with all details from her early stage of life to her love life and many more.

Before that, let’s look at some quick facts about Jennifer Hielsberg. Hence, to know more, read this article thoroughly.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jennifer Hielsberg
Birth Date 1985
Birth Place Tampa, Florida USA
Nick Name Jen
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Wisconsin
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Not Specified
Mother’s Name Not Specified
Siblings Not Specified
Age 39 years old
Height 5’9”/1.75 m/175 cm
Weight 56 kg/ 123 lb.
Gender Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure Slim
Married Yes
Husband Bret Bielema
Children Two; Briella and Brexli
Profession Model, Businesswomen
Husband Profession Football Coach
Net Worth $500,000
Pet  Ricky, Lusy
Affiliations Several TV, Magazines
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
 Merch of Bret Bielema Signed Helmet, Shorts
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Parents, & Education

Jennifer Hielsberg was born on April 1, 1985, in Tampa, Florida, USA.

According to different sources, we came to know that she grew up with her family in New York.

She is a single child of her parents, but it has not been confirmed yet. Talking about Jennifer’s parents, their information is still unknown to the public.

Jennifer completed her bachelor’s degree with a psychology major from the University of Wisconsin in 2004. However, her high school information is not within our reach.


Jennifer started her career as a model when she was a teen. From a young age, she always wanted to join the glamour world. Jennifer is a beautiful woman with a pretty face, so it was easy for her to get into the modeling industry.

She worked for different modeling companies in States. Apart from that, Jennifer was featured on different magazine covers. Moreover, she has appeared in many TV commercials and headlines.

With huge success in the modeling industry, Jennifer was in the spotlight during her prime.

Along with her modeling career, she also worked in some financial companies as well. She was active in two professions at the same time.

Jennifer herself has spoken about her involvement with different financial companies, but the name has not yet been mentioned.

Jennifer has always been very focused on her work. However, she took a break from her career for her wedding and family settlement. We have come to know that she has returned to the corporate world.

Love Life

Her Love Story

Jennifer came to the limelight after she got engaged to Bret Bielema.

They first met at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bret was playing blackjack, and Jennifer was just visiting there with her best friend.

At that time, Bret found Jennifer’s personality quite attractive and impressive and fell in love at first sight.

Jennifer Hielsberg
Jennifer Hielsberg With Her Husband (Source: Twitter)

After some regular talks and meetups, they started dating each other.

After dating for three years, both Jennifer and Bret wanted to get married. Since both were public figures, there were lots of fans waiting for their relationship’s official announcement. 

In 2011, her longtime boyfriend went down on his knee and popped the question. They married on the 10th of March 2012 in a Catholic church.

The pair is living a happy life together with their two daughters, and until now, there have been no rumors about their divorce or issues related to their married life.

Jennifer & Bret’s Children

With a successful love marriage, Jennifer and Bret are blessed with two daughters; Briella Nichola Bielema and Brexli Nichole Bielema.

Briella arrived in this world on the 8th of July 2017. She was exactly born at 4:44 am and weighed 7.8 pounds. Both Jennifer and Bret expressed their happiness via their social media handles.

Jennifer's Daughters
Jennifer’s Daughters (Source: Instagram)

Exactly after two years, on March 18, 2019, Jennifer gave birth to her second daughter, Brexli.

They are enjoying their parenthood with no controversies to date.


Jennifer has always turned out to be a loving person. This loving nature is not only for humans but for pets too. She has shown the world that love lasts for pets, too, not for human beings only.

Jennifer’s family consists of two dogs named Ricky and Lucy. She has turned out to be an excellent animal lover.

Jennifer Hielsberg’s Husband

Bret Bielema, born on 13th January 1970, is widely known for his great achievement as a football coach. He completed his education at the University of Iowa.

He was the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2006 to 2012. There he was able to set 68-24 records. After that, he became the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

In the beginning, Arkansas was not so satisfied with Bret Bielema, but he did well in the second season. Similarly, Bret was the highest-paid state employee in Arkansas.

Jennifer With Her Family
Jennifer With Her Family (Source: Twitter)

During his tenure at Arkansas, Bret showed his emotional side once when the Hogs’ center Frank Ragnow lost his father. Apparently, Frank’s mother, Marty, called Bret to inform him of Frank’s father’s death due to a heart attack.

This incident took just before their important match against Alabama. Within a few minutes of the reach of the message, the whole team was together to get through a hard time. 

In November 2017, Bret was fired from the position of Arkansas’ head coach after five seasons following their 48-45 loss to the Missouri Tigers.

After that, in 2018, he was hired by the New England Patriots as a defensive consultant to head coach Bill Belichick. Later, he was promoted TO the defensive line coach.

Bielema was hired by the Giants on January 21, 2020, as their outside linebackers coach. Working for less than a year with the Giants, Bret was announced as the head coach at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

In his second season with the team, they competed against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the 2023 ReliaQuest Bowl in Tampa on January 2, 2023.

Age, Height & Physical Appearance

Jennifer, being born in 1985, makes her 39 years old, and her horoscope sign is Capricorn.

Being a former model, Jennifer has an impressive height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters) and weighs around 56 kg (123 pounds).

Jennifer is conscious of her health and keeps her body well-maintained.

More on her physical attributes, Jennifer’s hair color is blonde has hazel eyes.

Personal Life

With the nickname Jen, she is always a fun-loving person. She grew up with her parents. After her marriage, she changed her surname and kept it to Jennifer Bielema.

Jennifer is very private regarding her personal life. So there’s very limited information about her early phase, her parents, and many more. 

Net Worth & Income

Jennifer is popularly known for her footprint in the modeling industry. Hielsberg started her career at a very early stage. Her primary income source was from her modeling career and different business contracts.

Jennifer earned a good amount of money from her profession. From a different source, we have come to know that Jennifer’s net worth is around $500,000.

On the other hand, her husband earns more than her being a head coach for the football team. Bret is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million as of May 2024.

With the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bret is estimated to earn around $4.2 million annually.

Both Jennifer and Bret are quite satisfied with their income and living comfortably.

Social Media Presence

Being a public figure, Jennifer is active on social media. She updates her activities of life through this medium. This has helped her fans to know about her current lifestyle.

She is available on Instagram under the handle @jenniferbielema and on Twitter @jenbielema.

Instagram: 6.2 followers


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Modeling since her teen years, Jennifer came into the limelight after she got linked with the football coach Bret Bielema.

Jennifer Hielsberg's Popularity Graph
Jennifer Hielsberg’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Jennifer Hielsberg based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Where did Bret Bielema play college football?

The coach played collegiate football for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1989 to 1992 and with the Milwaukee Mustangs in 1994.

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