Joanna Zanella is the long-term girlfriend and possibly wife of former MMA fighter Brendan Schaub. As a child, she broke into the world of child modeling and eventually became a Fox Sports anchor.
She was a Child Model
Born in Mexico, Joanna moved to California when she was ten to pursue a career in acting. Within one year of entering the LA scene, she had booked national commercials for Nickelodeon, Kraft, and Wells Fargo. She also became a spokesmodel for Umbrella Girls USA.
Joanna was Miss Mexico Fox Sports USA
As she grew up her modeling career expanded and she started to compete in pageants. Her crowning victory was winning the title of Miss Mexico Fox Sports USA which would help her obtain her career working as an anchor for Fox Sports.
Her Job Would Lead Her to Brendan Schaub
Joanna and Brandan kept their relationship quiet, so it is unclear when the two started dating but it is highly likely that she met him because of her job as a Fox Sports anchor. She often interviewed athletes, among them, was MMA fighter, Brendan. They became engaged in 2017 but had their first son in 2016. Their second son was born later in 2019.
She is a Latin Soap Opera Star
Joanna was a popular Latin soap opera star who eventually took home a Voz Latina award in 2005 for her long list of work. She acted in several Latin Soap operas such as Reality Terror Night, Hold the Line, and Un dia en el banco. However, it was her 2012 role in Sin Verguenza as Christina Salazar that helped solidify her career.
It is Unclear Whether Brendan and Joanna are Married
The duo has been notoriously discreet about their relationship and it is unknown whether or not they are still engaged or officially married. However, Joanna refers to herself as married on both Facebook and Instagram and it is possible that they married privately.