Alan and Denise Jackson have a lot to be thankful for as they prepare to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Not only did the couple celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary on Friday, December 15th, but they also welcomed their first grandchild two days earlier.
Alan and Denise were high school sweethearts who married on December 15, 1979, when Alan was 21 and Denise was 19. The couple split nearly two decades later, but they never divorced and eventually reconciled – they’ve been living happily ever after.
They have three daughters: Mattie Denise Selecman (born in 1990), Alexandra Jane “Ali” (born in 1993), and Dani Grace (born in 1997). Ali is the middle child. However, she is the first of her siblings to give birth as Denise and Alan become grandparents.
Alan Jackson celebrated the joyful news on Instagram, posting photos of him and his wife cradling the child. The two were seated on a couch, the infant in Denise’s arms, surrounded by Alan in his famous Cowboy hat. The new ‘grandparent glow’ was palpable.