John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Spain while awaiting extradition to the United States. He leaves behind his wife, Janice McAfee. They have been married since 2013.
Here’s what you need to know about Janice McAfee, John McAfee’s wife.
1. Janice & John McAfee Were Married in 2013 After He Hired Her as a Sex Worker in 2012
Janice and John McAfee were married in 2013 after meeting in 2012, Daily Mail reported. They met when he hired her as a sex worker and paid her for a day and a night together, ABC News reported. Janice told ABC News that he saved her from trafficking and allowed her to reconnect with her son.
Janice said in a 20/20 interview: “It was, I don’t know how to say it, magical – ’cause he saw the hurt that was there,'” Daily Mail reported. She said he “thought I was worthy enough of a second chance.”
In a tweet shared on December 14, 2020, she wrote: “.@officialmcafee & I met 8yrs ago today. It feels like we’ve lived a dozen lifetimes since then. I don’t recognize the girl I was when first we met but I love the woman I’m becoming. John’s imprisonment is the longest we’ve been apart but I’ll continue to fight for his freedom.❤”
2. She’s Almost 40 Years Younger Than John McAfee
Janice McAfee is about 37 years younger than John McAfee, Daily Mail reported.
ABC News described John McAfee as being “disarmingly sweet” toward Janice. The report described her as clapping her hand over his mouth sometimes during the interview to stop him from talking about his neighbor who was murdered or to prevent him from going off on tangents not connected to the interview.
In October, she released the following statement about his arrest:
3. She Said She Had to Provide Information on McAfee to Criminals in the Early Years of Their Marriage
In an interview with The Sun, Janice said that she had to pass on information about John to a “criminal underworld” during the first years of their marriage. She said she was asked to provide information on where he was and to hide poison in his food.
She said she was too scared to disobey them at first and didn’t tell McAfee what was going on at first.
“Because I didn’t tell [him] it had a strain on our relationship,” she said.
John McAfee, meanwhile, told The Sun that he figured out what was happening on his own and understood that “she was in a hard place.” He said it was a “beautiful moment” when she was honest with him.
After living in a compound in Tennessee, they ultimately left to live on a yacht to avoid arrest and extradition, John McAfee told The Sun.
4. On Father’s Day She Tweeted that ‘U.S. Authorities Are Determined to Have John Die in Prison’
On June 20, she tweeted a Happy Father’s Day message to John McAfee while he was in jail. She told him that he was loved and appreciated. In her message, she shared that he may be polarizing but is always honest.
She tweeted, in part: “Now the US authorities are determined to have John die in prison to make an example of him speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies. The media continues to vilify him, per their narrative, and there is no hope of him ever having a fair trial in America because there is no longer any justice in America…”
5. She Has 3 Children
Janice McAfee told The Sun that she has three children ages 14, 15, and 17.
During the interview, John McAfee said about the children: “We’re taking good care of them and they’re being watched by my people.”
McAfee, meanwhile, said that he had 47 kids between the ages of 16 and 47, The Sun reported.
On Twitter, he said he had 47 children, 61 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren that he hadn’t met.
However, he later tweeted that the number 47 was an approximate guess and not an exact count due to DNA testing not being around when he was growing up.
He told The Sun: “It’s very difficult to keep track of. Almost all of them were illegitimate … I keep in touch with every one… I take care of all of them financially.”
However, he told Twitter that his guess of 47 children was “a best guess given the information that I have.”
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