Zachary John Denver: Where is John Denver’s adopted son now?

Zachary John Denver
Zachary John Denver and his wife

Zachary John Denver is the adopted son of John Denver and his ex-wife, Annie Martell. Zachary John Denver’s father was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. He began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s and by the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and also one of its best-selling artists. AllMusic described Denver as “among the most beloved entertainers of his era“.

Profile Summary: Zachary John Denver

NameZachary John Denver
Famous as son of John Denver
Date of BirthMay 23, 1974
BirthplaceUnited States of America
Age 50 years old as of 2024
Zodiac SignGemini
ParentsFather-John Denver, Mother- Annie Martell
Siblings Anna Kate Denver, Jesse Belle Deutschendorf

Who is John Denver’s adopted son?

Zachary John Denver is the adopted son of the late country singer John Denver and his first wife, Annie Martell. Zak was born on May 23, 1974. As of 2024, he is 50 years old. He is of African-American ethnicity and is an American national. John Denver kept his family life private, and he never revealed information about his adopted son’s biological parents or where they adopted him. 

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Denver and his wife Martell exchanged their vows back in 1967 but struggled to have a child of their own. The couple had the bright idea to adopt one instead. A couple of years later, after Denver and Martell adopted Zachary, they also took in another child – Anna Kate.

Even though there were not a lot of things known about John Denver, his father’s love for him is a well-known fact, he even inspired some of John Denver’s greatest hits, including “A Baby Just Like You,” where his father greeted him with ‘Merry Christmas.’

In fact, at the time, the singer even said that he would be so happy to be remembered as Zachary John Denver and Anna Kate’s father when he passes away. He also said that the kids were meant to be his and Annie’s kids.

Aside from the two adopted children, John Denver had a daughter Jesse Belle with his second wife Australian actress, Cassandra Delaney. And the siblings were close to each other as they grew up in the same house. Zachary John Denver is the oldest of John Denver’s children. Zachary’s parents called their marriage a quit in 1982. The singer said that career demands drove them apart and also Martell said they were too young and immature to deal with Denver’s sudden success.

What does Zachary John Denver do?

According to Country Thang Daily, John Denver’s son Zachary John Denver pursued a career in politics. The publication revealed he was a known member of the United Party of America back in 2000 however, his current political affiliation remains a mystery.

Where is John Denver’s son now?

Zachary is currently married to his wife Jennifer, and the couple has one son. He and his family currently live in Basalt, Colorado. His wife is rarely seen with him at events, but she was spotted once with her mother-in-law Annie attending Cesar’s Whisper in 2010 hosted by the professional dog trainer Cesar Millan in Aspen.

After his father’s death, Zachary John Denver and his siblings attended one of his posthumous recognitions, which was his Music Hall of Fame induction in 2011. And then in 2014, he and his youngest sister Jesse Belle attended the Walk of Fame to honor their late father. 

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Zachary John Denver was 23 when his father passed away. Denver died on the afternoon of October 12, 1997, when his light homebuilt aircraft, a Rutan Long-EZ with registration number N555JD, crashed into Monterey Bay near Pacific Grove, California, while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport.

 He was the plane’s only occupant. The official cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma resulting from the crash. When the singer died each of his children received a $7 million trust fund.

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