Debbie Chin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Besides being a coach, Jurgen Klinsmann is raising a family with his wife, Debbie Chin.

As the U.S. plays Germany on June 26, let’s learn more about the U.S. coach’s wife.


1. She Met Klinsmann in Italy

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They wed in 1995 after meeting in Milan, Italy. He was playing soccer there, she was modeling.

The couple now lives in Huntington Beach, California, with their two children, Jonathan and Laila.


2. She’s Chinese-American

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Her parents, Constance and Christopher Chin, moved to California from China.

3. She’s a Model


Elite Model Look History 1983 1995Look of the Year Stephanie Seymour Cindy Crawford Karen Mulder Lisa Hollenbeck Frederique van der Wal Maria Lindkvist Debbie Chin Kelly Browne Ines Sastre Wendy Weldhuis Ingrid Seynhaeve Mariamm Molski Heidi Albertsen Natalia Semanova Sandra Wagner2009-08-13T12:00:30.000Z

According to the Epoch Times, she started modeling at 17 and worked in New York, Milan, and Paris for Elite modeling agency.

When she was 18, she won the Look of the Year contest. The video celebrating that feat is above.


4. Their Son Made a Twitter Mistake

Their 17-year-old son, Jonathan, is a goalkeeper who made a U.S. under 18 team camp.

According to USA Today, he’s expected to attend Cal in 2015.

He caused quite a stir when he posted a tweet after his dad announced that Landon Donovan was cut from the World Cup roster.

He wrote, “HHAHAHAHAHAHAH DONAVAN HAHAHAHAA I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE UNTIL PHONE NOTIFIED ME HAHA.”

The younger Klinsmann deleted his tweet, apologized, and then deleted his Twitter account.

Jurgen himself had to apologize, and said, “Obviously as a father you put him in line. And he owes Landon a huge, huge apology. That was highly disrespectful, and I think he got the biggest social lesson he could imagine.


5. She’s the Reason He Moved to the U.S.

Since they decided to have children, Chin wanted to be near her parents in Southern California.