Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs’ long-term wife Crystal Goins is the new first lady of Knox County, Tennessee. Jacobs first announced his intention run for mayor of the town in March 2017. Jacobs ran as a Republican. In May 2018, Jacobs one the Republican primary by 23 votes and on August 2, Jacobs won the mayoral seat in the town. In doing so, Jacobs scored over two thirds of the vote. The libertarian is seeking to keep taxes low in the town as well as to improve infrastructure and roads.
Jacobs and Goins were married on August 23, 1995. They have two daughters together.
In addition to Jacobs’ WWE and GOP commitments, he runs an Allstate insurance agency along with his wife in Knoxville. Goins and Jacobs were featured by Realtor.com when they were selling their estate in Johnson City, Tennessee. The piece says that Jacobs first came to Tennessee in 1995 while wrestling in Knoxville. It was there that he met and married Goins. When asked why they were selling their $800,000 listed mansion, Jacobs said it was the couple’s hour commute to Knoxville for the insurance business which was proving to be too much. Jacobs said, “If circumstances were different, we’d stay here for the rest of our lives. But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.”
According to Goins’ Facebook page, she is also the owner of EXIT Key Realty in Knoxville as well as being the president of her husband’s non-profit charity, Kane’s Crusaders.
The couple’s daughters, Arista and Devan, are both registered nurses and are married, Goins says on her Facebook page. Goins writes that she has “two beautiful grandchildren which is probably the only reward for aging besides wisdom.” Among Goins’ listed favorite quotes is, “I know the Lord will not give me more than I can handle, I just wish he did not trust me so much.”
On her LinkedIn page, Goins writes that she once worked as a counsellor at East Tennessee State University between January 2007 and November 2013. East Tennessee State is Goins’ alma-mater having attended the school between 1995 and 2002 where she graduated with a Master’s in Psychology.
Source: Heavy Sports