YNS Live with NFL Thread Jennifer Archuleta

yns live with nfl thread Apr 05, 2023

Listen to a new episode of YNS Live with NFL Thread recorded live on Fireside with hosts Juliet Hahn and Cynthia Zordich, featuring Special Guest Jennifer Archuleta.

Listen to a new episode of YNS Live with NFL Thread recorded live on Fireside with hosts Juliet Hahn and Cynthia Zordich, featuring Special Guest Jennifer Archuleta.
Growing up in a large family in Ohio, Jennifer was always surrounded by love and support. But at 18, she made the bold decision to leave her family and move out west to chase her dreams of living by the beach and experiencing life in the big city.
Arriving in Los Angeles wasn't easy; she faced financial and emotional struggles. But as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Jennifer eventually found her footing as a freelance makeup artist, working on movie sets.
A chance encounter at the Playboy Mansion changed her life. While working as an assistant to a makeup artist, Jennifer caught the eye of Hugh Hefner, which led her to a career in modeling. Although she never imagined herself in that world, she embraced the opportunity.
In 2008, Jennifer retired from modeling to focus on her growing family. Now, she’s happily married to former NFL safety Adam Archuleta and currently a commentator for CBS. They have been together for over 18 years and have three beautiful children, five dogs, and two tortoises.
Over the years, Jennifer has discovered a deep passion for helping others. She has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children and volunteered for Childhelp for the last eight years. As a survivor of childhood trauma herself, it's important for her to give back to those in need.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys participating in Spartan races, going to the shooting range, working out, attending church, cooking, and spending quality time with her family. Her life philosophy, inspired by Marilyn Monroe, is: "Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the drama, take chances & never have regrets, because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted."
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You can find Jennifer on her Instagram and check out her charity Childhelp, as well as the Wings Fashion Show Event.


Remarkable Quotes


“Having volunteered most of my life, I've discovered that selflessly helping others is the most profound gift we can grant ourselves; it feeds our souls, deepens our relationships, and establishes an enduring pattern of love and empathy that not only affects my own children but also extends across generations.”




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Juliet Hahn  00:03:44 


Alright, everyone. Welcome to another why live with Nfl thread with our guest, Jennifer Arch. How are you?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:04:03 

I'm good. How are you?


Juliet Hahn  00:04:05 

We are good. Cynthia, and I are really excited. We know we're gonna give everyone a little background where we you were at the thread event. You were also

a model on

at the that fashion show


Cynthia Zordich  00:04:17 



Juliet Hahn  00:04:17 

for the off the field, which was amazing. You had such a gorgeous dress.

And then you and Adam, your husband

walked down the, you know, the platform. And I know Cynthia and I were excited when you reached out because we're gonna really get into the charity child help you're a part of, but we would love for you to give us a little background about you, You know, where you grew up a little bit, and then we're gonna kind of get into


Cynthia Zordich  00:04:32 



Juliet Hahn  00:04:39 

the journey with you and Adam, your your husband that has been in the Nfl who now is on Cbs.

And so we would love for you to get into a little bit about, like, you growing up a little bit about who you are. Siblings,


Jennifer Archuleta  00:04:49 



Juliet Hahn  00:04:50 

you know, and all of that Might see your your dogs, which I know we're gonna get into.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:04:53 



Juliet Hahn  00:04:53 

Because I'm huge dog lover.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:04:56 


Well, I grew up in yep Ohio.

It was a very small town,

really hard working, good people.

You know,

there weren't a lot of fancy things growing up. I had a great childhood, but it was very

you know, it was in this tough sometimes

I went to a really tough high school growing up.

If you ever done movie be dangerous mind,

I'm telling gonna age myself, but that's the kind of I glowing I went to. It was,

you know, a lot of sites. It was not a lot of learning. It was just a lot of like, just getting through the days.


if I hated school, I hated going to school.

I got many fights people always look at me like, oh, my gosh. I can't me you to fight, but I had to.


Cynthia Zordich  00:05:45 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:05:46 

And then,

you know, I working at twelve years old, and I started behind tables. I was always really hungry.

And I I always had, like, good work ethic,

and I even know vacuum door door. I mean, I was always looking for something things to make a quick buck.


Cynthia Zordich  00:06:00 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:06:03 


many times I have two smaller brothers and


so they're a lot younger than me. And so when I did work, would buy them things that maybe my mom couldn't.

So I always had, like, a huge chart, and

I always

was doing for others. If I became the candy right at twelve years old too, which I don't know if anybody knows

what that is, but


Juliet Hahn  00:06:27 



Cynthia Zordich  00:06:28 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:06:29 

Sorry. I got something in my eye.


Juliet Hahn  00:06:31 

No no worries.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:06:34 


basically, like, I would volunteer at the hot hop at, and I would bring followers to people. Let me go. Sorry.


Juliet Hahn  00:06:42 

Yeah. No. The picture I because I'm gonna... I'm I'm... I got some cross in there because I know...

I mean, cynthia and I can go back. I know you said you aged yourself, but I feel like we're gonna all the same it's age there. And I think it's important for people to hear that you, you know, always wanted to work. You always wanted to, you know, to bring in.

Where do you think that kind of came from with you're upbringing where you just knew that you wanted to you know, provide or do you think it was something that was just really an innate you?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:07:07 


Well, I think

when you don't have a lot, you don't know what you're missing.

But for some reason, I always have wanted more, and I only wanted to do more for

other people. So I don't really know where that came about because, like, I said this going went to,

we... Nobody had money and it was janet. Like, I said everybody is just trying to arrive.

So I just... I don't know where that came from, but I always was, like, I wanna buy a water bed, You know, every half of my family has a blue eye that because their irish polish. I wanted color contacts.

Oh separated to silly, but it cost money.


so, and I wanted to buy my own car. I wanted did a beautiful pump prom dress.

So those are the things that I'm like, you know, what? If I want other things that I gotta try to find a way to, you know, get it.


Cynthia Zordich  00:07:59 



Juliet Hahn  00:07:59 

Yeah. Yeah. I mean, that's really understandable. And I think I grew up with five

And, you know, we grew up in a town that was a wealthy town. My parents

were divorced, and my mom was a school teacher, and when we did find and never thought anything of it but same, like, as a young kid, I always worked. I was baby chat. I always brought things in. Because I knew

that if I... You know, I didn't wanna put the pressure on my parents really? I don't wanna to put the pressure and make them feel so I kinda went out there and did that. So at twelve of you were candy Stripper,


Cynthia Zordich  00:08:21 



Juliet Hahn  00:08:27 

and now did your siblings? I know they were yacht a lot younger, but did they also have that same worth affect that you did?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:08:27 


No. I don't think so. I mean, I was... I was working and donating my time. I mean, that's probably why I didn't do very well in school.

So I also worked at my grandmother's a church. I like to help her, you know, on Bingo Night, I had out the chip and, you know, the drinks. And

I don't know I do this was really always hungry. I'm it always is really busy, and I was always trying to to do everything in anything I took Ballet. I took tap. I took Jazz that I... Was a cheerleader,

I tried track.

I, like, a big body, and I just wanted to do it all.


the candy to try for me, was was, like,

giving back and

just making people happy. That was another thing in my life that I always love doing at a very, very young age if there was

the ugly dog

with one lake. I wanted him before the one that everybody went off after that was a pure bread. If there was a dirty doll on the shelf that I've been sitting

in Kmart at the time,

I wanted that doll as opposed the one that was a box.

I was always trying to face anything and everything from a young age.


Juliet Hahn  00:09:41 



Cynthia Zordich  00:09:42 



Juliet Hahn  00:09:45 

I love that. I love that.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:09:47 

Thank you.


Cynthia Zordich  00:09:47 

I'm Jennifer, I wanna tell you that a couple things resonate personal,

you know, as a founder of thread, being you being at the Super Bowl event, I was show excited that you came to the threat event and that everybody got to meet you and that you got to, you know, introduce your story to a lot of the people that were attending.

The whole purpose of, like, what we do is to

introduce and felt women to an audience that has no idea what Nfl women are really all about

in your conversation, the beginning of it today is it's a testament to that. And it's funny because

I'm a pittsburgh for girl, but I married a young convoy boy.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:10:28 

Oh, wow.


Cynthia Zordich  00:10:28 



And we discussed it throughout his entire playing career.

Where are we going to raise our children?

And we decided to raise them in Young town, you know, right on kind of young town


he wanted our children to have that work it at worst ethic, Can I say worth ethic because if something that Jill

says accidentally

all the time, and we laugh about it, but it really? When you have that work ethic and you're raised in that environment to work, and to be hungry and have their values,


Jennifer Archuleta  00:11:02 



Cynthia Zordich  00:11:02 

it does create worth. And I think that I'm

so really excited to can continue talking to to today about this because I think that I'm seeing my own children grow up in that environment. I see them working hard, and I see the values in them, and I'm sure it's something you cherish that fact that you were raised in on environment


Jennifer Archuleta  00:11:21 


Yeah. And I mean, it's...


I don't even know, like, how to teach my kids that. I see... I know I feel like it's a just part of them because I feel like we're all kind of pre programmed to some extent.

But, yeah, it's like, it's not something that can be taught. So that amazing that you did that and I probably know you're how been to throw around the same age.


Cynthia Zordich  00:11:34 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:11:43 


but my husband was just, like, you know, I he could never deal with cold weather. So he liked warm environment he's from Green River, Wyoming.

So he's just like, there's no way.


Cynthia Zordich  00:11:54 


Right. I can appreciate. Well, the only reason that you really do that is just because of family, and community. Nobody would really say let us transplant in our family,


Jennifer Archuleta  00:12:03 



Cynthia Zordich  00:12:07 

you know, to, you know,

a cool part of the world and, you know, like a small town. So That's great.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:12:13 



Juliet Hahn  00:12:15 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:12:16 

And we have a big... Color.


Juliet Hahn  00:12:18 

Oh, good. No good. You have a big.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:12:20 

I think we have much of big family there too, like, we usually go back in June when it's warmer.

And I mean, I have, like, forty cousins

that my kids, like, go and forbid it and see and know, everybody, like... It's pretty interesting. Not a lot of people in my family has last, so I'm, like, one of the the very few that left so interesting.


Cynthia Zordich  00:12:28 


Oh my goodness. That's great. Well, I'm glad you can go home and enjoy them. I just think that has to need a lot to your children too. And for you, for your kids to see where you're from and or your people, like that those summer trips are important.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:12:53 


And this how

we're so clothes considering there's so many of us. There really... Wasn't really any I mean, there's been hearts around our line, but, like, everybody


Cynthia Zordich  00:12:59 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:13:04 

in very close and we're all very important and with good people.


Juliet Hahn  00:13:09 

I love that. And I know in Cynthia and I were doing a little research. You she came across and it was like, oh my gosh. Another Ohio girl. And so I think that, you know, it is... We... Where you grow up and


Jennifer Archuleta  00:13:14 



Juliet Hahn  00:13:19 

kind of the world parts of where you grow up really does

establish and lay the foundation of review who you are. Like my husband grew up in the bronx.

You know, very hard working family. He had a job since Previous twelve. You know? And I grew up outside of Philadelphia


Cynthia Zordich  00:13:28 



Juliet Hahn  00:13:33 

and even though we grew up in very different places,

our my mom was from the city. You know, my mom was in New York, And so she had those, you know, that that was kind of things until we can teach our kids even if we're bringing our kids up in a little bit of a different environment. Maybe we have a little bit more than we had growing up, which I think is is, you know, which is...


Cynthia Zordich  00:13:40 




Juliet Hahn  00:13:51 

Which is wonderful. So I would love to

kinda dive into your next part. So you're you know, working as a young kid, and he hated school. I totally hear you. I'm reflex. So school was, like, torture for me. I did play sport, so I did go to college and play sports in school. But the learning part of school was not fun for me. But you know, knowing that it was gonna get me somewhere else with my athletics is why I kinda continued that So where did your pack

as you left Ohio?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:14:18 

So So when I left Ohio, like, I said I wasn't running from anything. I love my family.

I remember my mom you always watched like, the news that or something she's like, oh my gosh. It's always funny in California.

And those are kinda of like the small things all you stick out to you out of a kid, like, this little

just little like, things here and there. And, you know, I to watch they

growing up, You know, those shows,

And so I just remember

I was working two jaws at the time and in high school, and I was really proud of my job. I was like, amanda Direct and of a nine of time. I was all of working at Papa John's,

and so I had two really good jobs. I was doing really well, obviously, financially working too jobs.

And I didn't kept thinking, like, there's guy be something better. There's gotta be something bigger.

I want the sunshine. I want the big city. I mean,

I dated them really nice people throughout high school, but I didn't wanna marry my head schools we heard,

and I didn't wanna be in that small town.

And so I

started dating a Bear cat. He was a through valley,


we started dating and, you know, you my cousin and I moved to California,

who I was really close with, and I looked up down. You was a little bit older than me and

that a guy was an been friend, and he pretty much said

we're moving to California.

And I thought, oh, you know that's not All have this long distance relationship and I didn't even know if I could get on an airplane and, you know, go visit them and things like that. And then one day, you said, why don't you come and visit me? And I thought oh my gosh. I even been on an airplane, and I was,


Cynthia Zordich  00:16:00 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:16:00 

you know, seventeen eighteen at the time.

So, technically, I went on an airplane, and I visited him, and I was like, I'm gonna... I'm gonna move here. And I went back home, and I told everybody.

I was moving to Los Angeles.


Juliet Hahn  00:16:13 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:16:15 


they thought I was absolutely crazy.

I remember I I quit my job.

I have five hundred dollars and my dad to me,

I don't want you to go, but I was eighteen,

and I would pack my car with clothes,

and I remember it was raining that day, and he would be taking pile of clothes out of my car.


Cynthia Zordich  00:16:38 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:16:38 


all I really had with a clothes look because I was working retail,

and so

I had time of clothes

and no,

you know, I packed my card. They had a going away party. Everybody brought, like, it was like, oh a graduation.

You know, everybody brought envelopes and I


Cynthia Zordich  00:16:56 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:16:57 

moved to California with five hundred dollars, and I'll shorten the door because it's obviously, there's did a lot of things that probably happened.

But I drove across country and I had a purple

shadow convertible dodge shadow.



Cynthia Zordich  00:17:12 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:17:12 

I remember driving a across country and I hadn't seen some of the stage. They were little beautiful. I we didn't we vacation

you know, to Florida when I was growing up, and I think I went to Niagara, New Jersey,

but we didn't do too much traveling back then, And though I was just an awe of all these places,

and I remember driving

across country, and I was in Colorado,

and we were going through the rocky mountains, and it was

it was a rain. It was snow. It was a sunshine,

and all of us then remember they have these signs and say they're just gonna be falling rocks possibly be careful, blah blah blah. And then a dick


Juliet Hahn  00:17:48 



Cynthia Zordich  00:17:49 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:17:50 


boulder. I don't know what it was. Like, came crashing down and I ran over it with my dodge shadow, and it literally ripped the bottom of my car.

Like from the bottom, and I don't wanna express blend on.


Cynthia Zordich  00:18:00 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:18:05 


make it and until

one very few people like instead of my family I moved away. I had an aunt, and uncle

who actually my guy who live in Colorado,

I met up with them,

and I didn't find three hundred dollars of my five hundred dollars fixing my car to make it to Los Angeles.

And so then I finally think of my car, I made,


Cynthia Zordich  00:18:24 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:18:28 

and I was in a one bedroom apartment in Hollywood,

it was off or drive,

Janet Jo, actually they do these, like, really more morbid tours, but she, I got it died in front of my Hollywood


Cynthia Zordich  00:18:43 

If kidding.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:18:43 


And all these curtains always go by and they're like that. They're we're die in that's through on this guy. So I


Cynthia Zordich  00:18:49 

Oh my goodness.


Juliet Hahn  00:18:50 

Oh, my gosh.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:18:51 

Joanna Also had died in front of my


Cynthia Zordich  00:18:54 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:18:54 



and I live in a one bedroom.

It was four people,

and I knew two of them


we will flip a coin and

whoever got ahead and with sleep on the mattress.

And it was, like, really hard. I would some kind to crackers her,

I would go to Mcdonald's and I eat the finish for, like, a dollar

and a struggle with a grill.


Cynthia Zordich  00:19:22 

I remember.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:19:23 

And so,

you know, I was really this starving

out there, and I remember my grandma who very close with. She would often send me a box,

and there were, like, food in there, And then I also

had to go to, like, a python phone. And I would call my family because we didn't have cell phones in nineteen ninety five.

My mom was me with one and also phone that, like, never worked.

But I would oftentimes go to Hollywood boulevard and I call family from a payload phone, and that was a communication or writing them.


Cynthia Zordich  00:19:58 


Thanks incredible. Wait.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:19:59 

So it was very lonely



Cynthia Zordich  00:20:02 

Were they encouraging where they... You can do this? You're there or they, like, come home, so gonna make it even more difficult for you to stay.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:20:10 

I mean, I think I didn't


Cynthia Zordich  00:20:11 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:20:12 

show them this struggle you, I think a lot like you like you did

you you know, you want and...

You I I don't want my parents to worry. You know? And I didn't wanna put any burden on them and it was my choice and they always hit it. We could buy you a plane home, but we can never go and help you financially


Cynthia Zordich  00:20:21 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:20:29 

make a life out there. And I knew that, and I knew that if I had probably moved to cleveland or if I moved to

New York York, it would be easy to come back. But who been as far as I did, it was like, I'm going identify.


Cynthia Zordich  00:20:43 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:20:44 



Juliet Hahn  00:20:44 

Right. Well also shows your hard work and your work ethic because you're determined this is what I want. And this is how I'm gonna do. So when you were in Los Angeles,


Cynthia Zordich  00:20:48 



Juliet Hahn  00:20:54 

where... Like, what was your first job? Where did you start working and and, you know, kinda laying your foundation?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:21:00 


the production was really big out there. And so the... The roommates I had, a worked like, our department

craft service that they were, you know,

they were production

and things like that. So it was kinda hard because it was all freelance, and so I got on the Movie and I started do freelance makeup.

But everything consistent because sometimes you'd be on movie for a couple of months and sometimes you would work, which that was a beauty

Ballet to you do all these people

having lunch during the day and you're like, what the heck? Are they doing?

You know how they haven't lunch during the day and it's pretty amazing.


Cynthia Zordich  00:21:35 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:21:39 

But, you know, that was what I did. And so I did special effects and I the biggest movie,

I had worked on that some people like no as blade with literally night.


Juliet Hahn  00:21:50 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:21:50 

And I remember painting all these girls in blood, you know, because that was the machine.


Cynthia Zordich  00:21:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:21:56 

And I remember this one but, like, and you look lot dead, and I'm kinda like, come people like you're extra number one number two,

like, you're you're painting in blood. It's, like two seconds. No reason your lip gloss. It was pretty obnoxious the say that we used to be around

these used people, and I, like, getting kind of hardened by the industry because

it was what I was did growing up with. It was just was like, everybody who a very good selfish and worried about their themselves, and I wasn't really used to that.

And, you know, at that time too, I was still doing well stuff I was volunteering hearing at the bed, you know,

helping them out

just, like, cleaning

dog cages and things like that, and then I would work on the movie at, and it wasn't very fulfilling, and it was really really hard for me to meet people

I even ended up getting a part time job, I have played called fred Eagles. I don't even know Friends people there anymore, but or they, like, be played it to go shop,

And I was just this country girl,


Cynthia Zordich  00:22:54 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:22:56 

and I remember heather their lock came in, and I like, oh my gosh, Heather they're lot and, like, no real place. I can't believe this.


they had a bunch of person because I worked in the makeup department,

and I ended up to spraying her with real gray.


Juliet Hahn  00:23:11 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:23:11 

Got a perfume,

and my manager was mortified,

but Heather lot was so kind and so this week and it was, like, laughing at me,


Cynthia Zordich  00:23:21 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:23:23 


and god I didn't get fired.

But I just really... I just I tried to make friends, and I just couldn't and everybody she like they had their... Their... They're, like, little click and they were happy and

that's where people

would just like, they were just saying he's, like, click, and I couldn't break the equipment.

It was show

lonely. And I remember. I mean, that is imagining, but I don't care. But I was attorney twenty one

In los,

still had my purple convertible shadow,

and I will like I just wanna go have a drink, like, I'm twenty when you're doing my birthday, When have a drink.

And so sometimes,

I would go to bars, and I would go in die events. And I pretend like, a friend that stood me up, and I lived at the bar,

and I would

I would just

sit there and have a drink and sometimes you would come up to me to a a young girl and I really, you know, cute and dress night.

And they would say, oh, you know, who you here with and I been, oh, my girlfriend got to a fight with her boyfriend, and she got, you know, she's not showing up. And sometimes that's how I would... At least have human

contact outside of, you know, the movie events and friend.


Juliet Hahn  00:24:37 



Cynthia Zordich  00:24:40 



Juliet Hahn  00:24:41 

That's hard. But that... I mean, that also

gives you

the great. I mean, we all say stories is connect us. Right? So there's gonna be people listening to this


Cynthia Zordich  00:24:48 



Juliet Hahn  00:24:49 

really connecting with you because of where you were and then where you, you know, where you are now. And and the platform that you have where you're helping so many people continuing link. Because you as said, when you were younger, you always had that kind of that bone right? That heart that was like, I wanna help more people. So


Cynthia Zordich  00:24:55 




Jennifer Archuleta  00:25:06 



Juliet Hahn  00:25:07 

and thank you for sharing that because I know, you know, our all of our our little scars. Right? We we... You know, they really build us and they're not always easy, but we kind of can joke about them as we get older, but still, at the time, it wasn't funny. Right? You know, you were lonely you're missing your family. You don't wanna tell them, you know, how much you were in pain because you wanted to make this work.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:25:12 



Juliet Hahn  00:25:26 

So did you ever have times where you're like, I'm just throwing it in and I'm going home.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:25:30 

No. Because

I remember to... When I was in Ohio, everybody was was like, oh, you'll be back. You're never gonna make it.

And that's I good in my mind that I'm like, you know what?


Juliet Hahn  00:25:39 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:25:43 

As as much as, like, eating the fish,

mcdonald's us, and not Knowing anybody and flipping a coins because we bought a mattress

there no way I'm gonna let these people know that I couldn't make it. And so

that was really

my drive and it's, like, one of those things you were in life, a lot of times of people that beat you down and the people

you wanna be and, you know, you end up like, I'm exceeding because of them.


Cynthia Zordich  00:26:10 

We'll explain of them. So what was your moment? Well we're at the time and then you were like,


Jennifer Archuleta  00:26:11 



Cynthia Zordich  00:26:14 

Oh, this opportunity here it is this... Or these are my people. This is my opportunity. When did things turn start to turn for you in los Angeles.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:26:24 

Well, I mean, I don't think they... It was always, like, it whenever never easy transition seemed, like it was always a fight, you know, and that's what like, you know,

I think, kept me going to sometimes

so, you know, I'm not proud of it either, but I dated a really, really bad guy, and he got into trouble.

And it was just, like, one of those things where I were just naive and I was... Like I and I I call up a country girl. I never thought I'd say that, but I was

I was a very nineties, and I ended up updating a guy. Who was a really, really bad guy,

and he did very bad things,


Cynthia Zordich  00:26:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:26:57 

and I was a part of it, and I was in in a abusive relationship for

a good amount of time,

and she got into a lot of trouble, and he was in in trouble with

in this such trouble, it was, like, the Fbi Dea,

like, and customers would called.


Juliet Hahn  00:27:13 



Cynthia Zordich  00:27:14 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:27:15 

I had no involvement with the I always

in the wrong played at the wrong time and with a person who was very

very mean to me. And know, anyway, that she ended up getting arrested, and I

ended up having to, you know, be a part of



And you know, the the law enforcement did help me and they immediately, when they run up to him, they didn't received your life.


Cynthia Zordich  00:27:35 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:27:42 

And I knew that at that time.

And so, ironically,

right after that, and I feel like that it was, like, a god wink

I would...

I would show this scared of everything that was going on that I ended up packing my bag again, and and that I'm really to Ohio because I didn't wanna put my family

at really, get their whatever I mean, when you're that young, you just think about the movies and and you're like, oh my gosh. I can't go home. I can't do this. I end up packed my bags again and I moved to Chicago.

And I knew nobody chicago again, but that was something I used to do.

And so I moved to Chicago, and


Cynthia Zordich  00:28:17 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:28:19 

I'm living in Chicago.

Because that was a way for me to get away from the law enforcement so they didn't get away from just whatever craziness it going on. And I ended up working at

retail again, I was barely making meet. I remember it was was the worst known store. It was a nineteen ninety nine.

I had a rav for at the time because of coming up in the world and I bought my off a card it was the leave in it was night. And I remember it got snowed in


Juliet Hahn  00:28:41 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:28:47 


my manager called is like, well, where are you and A hint have you looked outside?

Because in Ohio thing to close down when it end goes.

And she's like, how honey, like, this because not going away. You need to get on the l. And I'm, like, what it that else?


I am now writing the l to work,

and so was crazy, and so then the grandmother who I went very close with that I would work at the church was

crazy is

she was ill for a long time, but she ended up being rushed to the hospital. Like, within a week, I got condo.


I couldn't believe

she didn't called me. And I... You didn't kinda know some things and she just and, I'm not feeling well. She went to the hospital that evening, and I knew, and I just dropped the phone,


Juliet Hahn  00:29:36 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:29:36 

and I got my myself to Ohio.

And I held her hand and she got.

So it was a amazing because how Been in

La? I wouldn't have been able see there for that.


Cynthia Zordich  00:29:47 


Right. That's that's beautiful.


Juliet Hahn  00:29:50 

No. And


Cynthia Zordich  00:29:51 



Juliet Hahn  00:29:51 

yeah. And thank you.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:29:51 

So that was like, another god wing. So

I'm... I I could share crying that with, like, join in years to ago. So then


Juliet Hahn  00:29:58 

No. But when you're close, when you're close to family, that way, though, I mean, like, you know, we had my grandmother and I I we were there when she passed and it something


Cynthia Zordich  00:29:58 



Juliet Hahn  00:30:06 

that that you never changed from. It like, it it does something to your heart and and you, especially when you have that relationship. So, you know, I I can feel your love for her,


Jennifer Archuleta  00:30:09 



Cynthia Zordich  00:30:09 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:30:16 



Cynthia Zordich  00:30:16 



Juliet Hahn  00:30:16 

and it's beautiful. And she's always with you.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:30:19 


And I mean, what a gets to be able to be

so close to be able to get there for that moment. You know? And so...


Cynthia Zordich  00:30:26 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:30:27 

And then I get a phone call from my apartment manager, who is a part of the investigation

who I became friends with and the next neighbor

who was part of the investigation that I became friends with and they

said you know what? We really miss you. We felt sorry for you. Everybody knew what it was going on,

and we want you to come visit La,


my neighbor has a money and he's was, like, oh video plane tickets didn't come out. And just you know. Nobody don't know you're here.

And I I went to

La, and I'm been day my apartment manager who was stealing our trash and gave it to the Fbi at the time, like, who's just so I did think that now these people who are, like,

you know, they were... They were

doing something for the law enforcement, but they all felt alright for me and they knew when I was up going through.


Cynthia Zordich  00:31:14 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:31:16 

And they reached out on me. And so she said


Cynthia Zordich  00:31:16 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:31:19 

I have a job at the play mansion,

which you wanna do the makeup there. It'll pay you, like, five hundred bucks and, you know, you could

have a job.

I thought oh my gosh. I I need the money and that's like a good amount of money quickly.

So I

went the play mansion and I didn't know what to expect. And it was an honor of kylie back to the super mile. And

it was this party and I had to get these girls ready, and I was, like, be

And so, basically, I got the girl ready, and I know another makeup artist, and I brought a laundry because I I heard that, you know, the were laundry there at the party you whatever.

And so

we were told by the fact that in maturity that we could not attend the party if we worked there,

And so I thought you know what? I've already been in trouble. Like, I never coming back

I'm going to the party,



Juliet Hahn  00:32:16 

Good for you.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:32:16 

the makeup part of them... Yeah. In the makeup a part that night, we put on our laundry

we walk down

and it was, like, being caught your underwear. And my laundry was like, real laundry, it was, like, a really pretty, like red beating new and it was Valentine's Day. So it was, like, kinda like, and I had that beautiful wrong.

And I walked down.

Excuse. And

it was, like being caught where everybody gonna oh my gosh. Like, everybody was jeans in a t shirt. You know the models were back then.


Juliet Hahn  00:32:47 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:32:48 

And so

B was there. They thought I was, like, the valentine


Every was like, what we was going on


Cynthia Zordich  00:32:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:32:57 

And I was like, oh my gosh. And so you have nerve calling over to the table, and he says

who are you? And I had a couple of drinks

And I noticed who are you? And he did started laughing.


Cynthia Zordich  00:33:09 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:33:11 

He he used the show so funny, and they'll I didn't thought at that moment, I was going to be throwing out by the band of the Shelf, and then I thought well looking gonna be on current affair. And e and all the stuff like I got thrown out in their party, and so then basically, picture your you,

we would like your phone number. And they took my phone number and

and the daughter,

go ahead and touch with me couple weeks later and saying, we want you to touch be a played play.


Juliet Hahn  00:33:40 

How crazy is that? Go ahead.


Cynthia Zordich  00:33:42 

Can I just say

can I just say that that was the young time coming out of you?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:33:48 

Yes. Yes.


Cynthia Zordich  00:33:48 

That jury you, study you is totally something that anybody from young how would crack up, that you said that because that that's in you. You know, few drinks are not That is so funny. So you said he were you, and he just had a die laughing.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:33:56 




Cynthia Zordich  00:34:03 

And you created this opportunity for yourself.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:34:06 



Cynthia Zordich  00:34:07 

Wild, So fun.

Said go ahead.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:34:09 

But it was it was a god wink again because

at that time, you know, Nicole Brown has passed away, and

I was in the view relationship. And so

I remember

I had money and invented friends,

and I also had


I had

I had protection has, and then it was like, I was

situation where I don't went I an untouchable but back thing a little bit of fame carried you a long way, and so I couldn't really be harassed by different certain people anymore because

hassle was going to protect me in the play family, and they knew the situation and they knew...


Cynthia Zordich  00:34:50 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:34:53 

They were gonna protect me.


Juliet Hahn  00:34:55 

Right. Which is amazing. And as you said, there's another god wink, but it also shows your grit. Right? You're like, no. I'm here. I'm gonna work. I'm gonna you know, I'm gonna put my mark down. What do I have to lose? And I think a lot of people


pass those opportunities up because of fear,

and they don't do those kind of boldly things. And if you don't you have to do balls things in life


Jennifer Archuleta  00:35:09 



Juliet Hahn  00:35:14 

to really get ahead. I mean, and it and true, you have to you know have confidence in yourself

that, like, okay. I'm gonna do this and and go out. So I I... You know, I love that. You shared that. So they did do have wanna add something.


Cynthia Zordich  00:35:23 


No. I think that's true. I mean, it's one thing. You create the opportunity, but then you follow through with work with hard work. And then also finding ways to use it as a positive platform too. So you're know just talking about Oh, here, I have staying. You're like, I have a platform, and I can talk about domestic abuse That can talk about the things that I, you know, experience or help others. So it all works really well together.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:35:51 

Yeah. And the playboy, family, I mean, they we did know much charity work. That was, like, eighty percent of my jobs

and, you know, your center comes out ones and, you know, unfortunately, the Internet was a part of my center. So there was a lot more than the a pictures that are imagining, like most of the girls, which I didn't really


Cynthia Zordich  00:36:00 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:36:10 

think about at the time, but you know, for me, too, it was, like, the young don't came out in me where a lot of these girls didn't wanna work. And I was, like, oh, my gosh. So didn't so much money. I did to fly around the world.

They pay a per damn. I'm at the be hotel,

and it was like, I didn't really... I went to Monica college for a short, but I never had that. College life, and I was, like, like, literally an authority

traveling the world I went in garden and Bali india. I mean, who could say they've done the things have done


Cynthia Zordich  00:36:35 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:36:41 

and been the place. I've been I'm think every, I I had blood I've broke off. You always had security

I mean, it was awesome.


Cynthia Zordich  00:36:48 



Juliet Hahn  00:36:51 

That's amazing. So I do now... Yeah. I love that. And I love how it's set up, but I love how you know, where your life was and then where it went and then where it continued to go. So like, when did you anatomy a meet?


Cynthia Zordich  00:36:51 


It is.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:36:52 



Adam and I, you know, Adam and I'm basically my mama which who would who would think that even meet somebody there. And I was in Las Vegas and again, heartbroken,

You know, I didn't date it very many men, but I had a kid a lot of frogs,

and did the guy that was really broke my heart, and I did the couldn't believe that, you know,

what was was what was happening that I just couldn't

find nobody that was good and kind loyal.

And we... I was that

night day

in the palms. And and, again, Playboy had a really great relationship there with the Most brothers

we had the play club. I was wanna play lot machine. It would make really cool.


Cynthia Zordich  00:37:41 



Juliet Hahn  00:37:46 

Oh, That's fun.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:37:46 

So I was think it's a nine day eight count it with March Madness and I had no idea what March Madness was I'm not really in the sports girl. I hardly know anything about football,

and I'm there at the ninety cup having dinner with a girlfriend, and I didn't even wanna meet a guy, this is there with my girlfriend.

We're were just having a couple of dreams I promise sure go there


there were dying

everywhere. That is the last place that you want to be


meant to broken heart hang out with a girlfriend.

So I as we were having guy to come up to the left right. And so, basically,

I guess I went was all a bunch of this friend and they were all of players,

and he just sent over the

butt... Or no. You sent it over


way to me, and he's she said the usual glow players wanna meet you. And I thought, oh my gosh. Like, that is so bad That so she didn't you know embarrassing.

So I had they wanted meet on I'm not going over there. He had to come over here.

And then she went back over to him and said she sent that in line. And I did not say that. So if we was not... It would have not, like, working. It looked really bad in the very beginning.


Cynthia Zordich  00:38:47 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:38:59 

And then then it's really week bus and name totally,

I would frequent with the palm that often and Adam would as well.

Very popular back then.

And he a Jennifer you're a really nice

girl, and I was a really nice guy, and I think you guys should meet, and he took me over.


Cynthia Zordich  00:39:15 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:39:17 

And me matt...


Juliet Hahn  00:39:17 

Oh, I love that.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:39:18 

And... Yeah, we had event time.

It was truly truly love for late

and we work together because I didn't have anybody in my life and you didn't have anybody that like, we were there from that moment on

I remember him calling it agent the next day, and he like,

this girl has got me acting up, like, I'm visiting my flight. I'm not coming back and the age is like... The name with Gary. You would, like, keep your right on in the straight, like, shots and


and people bloom to

you've actually flew home to La with me,

and you stayed with me in La because he odd a doctor there that he really like the whole doctor.

And then I left to for my because I had a job, and I told them you're just keys to my place

lock up when you leave and

  1. So then, basically, I

I didn't know really too too much about it, which is strange right. I mean, I thought it was a financial advisor. I didn't even know a football player There was a really Google back then You just just didn't do that kind of thing. I just didn't a good look. I thought it was great. I was hoping he was the agent for the financial advisor because I did not wanna date an athlete,


I end up taking off to Miami

I find out my grandfather passed away who I very close with again,


Juliet Hahn  00:40:37 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:40:37 

and I end up taking a flight to Ohio to be there with my family.

And then adam and I are talking on the phone, and we had next at the time, so I think we were, like, you know, oh you're, like, doing the bad type not next and like doing the radio coins

or whatever you call it. And he basically said,

you know,

I really wanted to see you. And I thought well, I've been here for my family. I've done everything I can. I don't want too much time to pass because you don't want this to go away.

And I took a plane right from Ohio to Her going, and I had no idea.

And I just remember him, you know, Saying

I'm thinking you up at the airport, I'll be in a black car,

and so I'm like, okay. Where is you looking for black car. Like what what kind of black car? And he's like a bentley.


Cynthia Zordich  00:41:33 


Oh my goodness.


Juliet Hahn  00:41:36 

that's amazing that, like, what a lot of story though? I love that that it was the


Jennifer Archuleta  00:41:38 



Juliet Hahn  00:41:40 

serve, you know, the bus boy.

That was, like, you know, I got to know you guys and you're both good people. And and also, probably, as you said, you know, you weren't in the best relationships.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:41:42 



Cynthia Zordich  00:41:42 



Juliet Hahn  00:41:49 

And to have this person that, you know, got to know you over the years or, you know, over the time, be like, no. No. He's a good guy too.

Probably was just like, really nice that you knew someone who's also looking out for you. Right? You had, you know, the playboy behind you also, but now you have this other person that's kinda like, no. I just wanna make... You know, I got your back.


Cynthia Zordich  00:41:56 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:41:57 



Cynthia Zordich  00:42:07 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:42:07 

Yeah. And at that point of my life, I was really established I had a house that I purchased at twenty

six seven years old,

you know, I had, you know,

really negative car. I did really make things I mean, I

literally went from right of riches.

You know, I left them to all part out, but I even lived in the gate ballot air. You know, I ran into house out there. But I literally went from Hollywood where I was driving the dodge shadow

through the gate to Be at one point by living my item chandler.

I mean,


Cynthia Zordich  00:42:39 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:42:39 

my life is nothing but a cinderella asteroid. You know?


Juliet Hahn  00:42:43 

And and but also the thing is in the food I really


Cynthia Zordich  00:42:45 

That you created.



Jennifer Archuleta  00:42:46 



Juliet Hahn  00:42:46 

that you created, but also,

what you still are doing and, you know, I know that, you know, I'm we're not gonna keep you on for an hour and a half, but we have so much that we could actually talk about. But the fact that... In the entire time you were giving back, it wasn't like you, you know, lived rags to riches, and then were like, okay. See y'all you know, you continued with that service heart. And I say this isn't all the time, and I know she's in a chuckle. But, like, I really do think


Cynthia Zordich  00:43:07 



Juliet Hahn  00:43:12 

you know, whether you believe in god or the universe. I believe in god, But I do think that God puts certain people together

that can make bigger impacts on the world. And I every time I talk to an Nfl spouse or anyone in the community, I'm always blown away by the service heart, and it's just... It's it makes me so proud to be a part of this and and to tell these stories because these are the story that people don't hear. Right? They don't hear all the good stuff that happens behind the scenes. And the fact that, you know, you... As you said, you went from where you lived. You still have a close family. You know, you were there for your your your grandparents in your family.


Cynthia Zordich  00:43:35 



Juliet Hahn  00:43:47 


as you are building yourself up as you were, you know, healing yourself through abuse and all the stuff that you went, but you never forgot about the little

you never forgot about the people that still needed you, and I think that's beautiful and just shows the kind of heart that you have.


Cynthia Zordich  00:43:56 




Jennifer Archuleta  00:44:03 

What, I feel like I I don't regret anything in my life, and I feel, like you the bad stuff brought, we did the good stuff. And, you know, it's like you have to see the dark order to be the light,


Juliet Hahn  00:44:10 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:44:13 

and I

I would take the dark stuff any day to get me where I am, and I feel like all of those

taught me and made me who I am and even like with the playboy stuff, I I wasn't in the prettiest and I went to tall and that I went comedian,

but I had work ethic, and then I worked all the time and I'm able to buy house and I'm gonna not able to do all that enough on my own and get that independent

because of my work ethic, you know? And so

to me,

that that's everything, you know, growing up in you Ohio.


Cynthia Zordich  00:44:47 


Right. Well exactly.


Juliet Hahn  00:44:49 

Yeah. That's beautiful.

So kim you tell... Oh, go ahead Send.


Cynthia Zordich  00:44:52 

Yeah. And like so I love the idea to announce here your... You know, you talked about You had this authority friendships with, you know, the pla,

montana and all the girls that are working along alongside of you, and then you're going to head into a whole new kind of like sister with the Nfl women.

And I feel like, you know, you're pretty much breaking stereotypes wherever you go because now, not only you introducing the nfl women to,

you know, the idea of somebody you

is with the playboy mansion in a queue is with the girls, and they're saying, wow. She's she's had some much beautiful depth. She's not what I thought they might be, which is what a lot of people say about an some women that they don't realize the death that they have. So tell me how that transition for you

and how it was for you coming into the late?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:45:41 

You know? I didn't have a really huge time coming into league. I there were a lot of people that were very...

I was judged a lot.


I it wasn't really easy for me, but I did find a few

people that really didn't imported me and looked past


Cynthia Zordich  00:45:58 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:00 

what they read or heard and things like that. And it ended up being really awesome and those friendships are still there now.


Cynthia Zordich  00:46:08 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:09 

But, you know, I and I weren't bearing at the time. I'm not doing the howard stern show, and, you know, they're in a lot of chatter and so it wasn't

it wasn't beauty. I don't think.


Cynthia Zordich  00:46:20 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:20 

But now that I'm around women and and recently being at the Super Bowl and things like that,

you know, I wish that

maybe it was even me. You know, maybe I too, maybe I had my guard, maybe I was in insecure that they were judging me when they weren't.



Cynthia Zordich  00:46:36 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:37 

you know, I feel like it's, like, like anything in life, and it's just like, you've gotta find them a few people, and then when you break

that barrier and they get to know you, and sometimes they open open it up to other people, and that's what kinda happen with me.


Cynthia Zordich  00:46:51 



Juliet Hahn  00:46:52 

That is beautiful.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:52 

But it was hard.


Cynthia Zordich  00:46:52 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:46:54 

It was.


Cynthia Zordich  00:46:54 

They're probably...

They're probably very like you. You know, they're probably just like you that they can see pass something and see where you're getting and what you're doing and what you're doing with that platform.

And who you are. You know. And


Jennifer Archuleta  00:47:06 



Cynthia Zordich  00:47:07 

so many times when we talk to Nfl women, and they say,

I wish that I could go back to my rookie year.

And say, hi.

You know, I know I'm wearing, you know, like, this and I'm just out of college, but you know, this is who I am and nothing so shy until backwards so fearful that, you know, you're being judged because I think we do. We all kinda do do that. I did the same thing when we were in New York.

I just... They were that... They were Nfl was, and I was just like, what am I doing here? You know So then you meet them you're, like, what the heck? I wish I could done that all over again. So I appreciate you saying that.

But I'm glad you found your people right off the that though. I'm glad you found your circle.

Those are the kind of people you wanna be with anyways. You know, the ones that are non judgmental from the start.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:47:52 

Yeah. And the that is still there. Pretty meeting.


Cynthia Zordich  00:47:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:47:56 

And, you know, we... I and I were going through a hard time too.

In within the league because he was having a hard time. He had a career ending concussion

that his his career should just ended, and he continued on and so the news was

there were con stuff about, like Kim, about not doing this job and things like that. And so not only were people probably like, oh, gosh. She been a girl, then they were, like, now we've got this player that can't perform.


Cynthia Zordich  00:48:16 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:48:23 

And they know there was a lot of, like,

you know, there a lot of, like...

I think, anger,


Cynthia Zordich  00:48:28 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:48:29 

and there was, like, hurt And, you know, and I was always like, you know, I like any that I don't hardly know anything about the local like then the team effort, why are you always on the newspaper?


Cynthia Zordich  00:48:30 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:48:40 

And it just you that you're not doing your job our joy a team,


Juliet Hahn  00:48:40 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:48:45 

and it used to anchor me, and


Cynthia Zordich  00:48:46 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:48:48 

I always told him you should use this you should just it on bench. You're hurt. You shouldn't

somebody take my job. I can't on the bench and you played through the pain,

and I I felt like that's when they raised about you when you're playing through the pain and they don't know you're in pain.


Cynthia Zordich  00:48:57 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:49:02 

And so I think too a lot of the time maybe


Cynthia Zordich  00:49:03 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:49:05 

you know, people that let me and their inner circle

because of what adam was going through.


Cynthia Zordich  00:49:10 



Juliet Hahn  00:49:11 

Right. Yeah. There's some... There's so many layers to it, And that's you know, bringing light. And you know, we talk about this all the time


Cynthia Zordich  00:49:11 

Very interesting.


Juliet Hahn  00:49:17 

on, you know, especially on the show

is, you know, when someone is leaving the league or her, like, why does the news have to bash them even more? Like, why don't we say? Let's this is a person. This is not just a football player. This is not something. This is a god given gift this person got. Let's give them slack. Let's give the family's slack when they're going through, you know, the leaving the league. Let's let's let's support them there. Let's talk about it. Let's be there. You know?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:49:28 



Cynthia Zordich  00:49:29 




Juliet Hahn  00:49:42 

I think it's... It it breaks my heart because it's in so many different things talking to professional athletes, and then you're just like, you know,

after the they leave the league. It's like, okay. Who's getting their number? It's not, like, what is that person going through? Like, this is something that they played their entire life. This was their passion. This is what they loved and also that's taken away. Let's put feelings to that and not just


Cynthia Zordich  00:50:01 


Oh, yeah.


Juliet Hahn  00:50:04 

like, move on. Like, I... That makes me actually so angry because I think it does, you know, And if someone doesn't have the support, if they don't have the support of a spouse or a girlfriend,


Cynthia Zordich  00:50:06 



Juliet Hahn  00:50:14 

and they're there by themselves, and the players are going through their feelings and themselves. That's when, you know, that's when dark time happen and it shouldn't... Because there they should be uplifted and supported and then also praise. Thank you for doing what you did. And I know, you know, people will say, well, it's not the... You know, that fighting for the country. Yeah. But every person watches, you know, most people watch these games and they... You know, it's it's it's just one of those things that needs to be, you know, light needs to be brought into it. So thank you for sharing that.


Cynthia Zordich  00:50:21 




Jennifer Archuleta  00:50:39 

Yeah. I mean, there's a time I couldn't ties for the tweet

because, you know, in his back. He had heard did. Like, nobody knows the bat. He players your tie issues and you know?


Juliet Hahn  00:50:48 



Cynthia Zordich  00:50:49 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:50:51 

So there's just so much that goes into a they human beans, and you know, it makes really sad that a lot of times like you said, it just like, okay. Well, who's up next do you know?


Cynthia Zordich  00:51:01 

Yep. Absolutely.


Juliet Hahn  00:51:02 

Yeah. Really does.


Cynthia Zordich  00:51:03 

Yeah. It's just a quick circle, and that's why I love having these conversations


I hope always that the current spouse and players are listening or hear about at temporal because

as you're, like, you know, as you're a rookie and you're making it, then also sudden, there's an awesome turn where you sign a couple a great contact, the best contract of your career, and then sharks are swing down, and that's when, you know, your neighbors are like, don't listen to what they say about you on the radio.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:51:31 



Juliet Hahn  00:51:31 



Cynthia Zordich  00:51:31 

She so, like wait a minute. Whether they sing on the radio, and then you're like, okay. Time to go. Everybody wants you to go everybody wants you to leave, and they can't wait for the next person to come in.

And you are a person and your family, and you've committed to the community. You've given your time we have donated your time

And that's when it's so we take it personally, but when hear the other one we tell it the story, you realize,

  1. It's a business.

And that part of it is the business so you have to just kind of, like,

keep your relationship

smart and strong within the league and friendships outside of the league. So that, you know, when that is time to go, you still have the people that value you for who you are, know what you did for a while.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:52:14 

Yeah. And rely on, you know, like,


Cynthia Zordich  00:52:15 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:52:17 

I mean, adam, many times he

the pastor on the team

was an important the them,


Juliet Hahn  00:52:25 



Cynthia Zordich  00:52:25 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:52:25 

and they did you have a good importance in the dumb. When you need it if you can ask for it, if they know you're going through it, but that's the problem guys,


Juliet Hahn  00:52:31 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:52:33 

you know, their their they're men they're, like, you you get to goal the football players, they don't wanna add it for help. And let you really you hurting.


Cynthia Zordich  00:52:33 




Juliet Hahn  00:52:42 

And that's so true. That's so true. Well, you know, thank you for so much for sharing all that. And I do wanna get because I know I wanna talk about child. To help in what you're doing and how you got involved in the charity and then the event that's happening in April.


Cynthia Zordich  00:52:42 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:52:55 

Yes. So we... I've been a part of the journey in thousand fourteen.


Cynthia Zordich  00:52:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:53:00 

I got I got involved

from a friend Tiffany Quill, and she's said can you help me get local athletes to walk on the show?


Cynthia Zordich  00:53:07 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:53:08 

And so I was like, oh my gosh. This woman is crazy. I just had a baby

I have three kids, my husband been traveled,

and so I should've thought she was crazy, but then I thought

I could make the time and I could do this, and I did and I continued to work for them,

you know, in the volunteer for many years was doing the fashion show, and my kid walked every year,


it raises a lot of money for abused children.


have on the story. They were in Tokyo. There's was a python.



these kids were or footage or they were orphan.

And she took eleven of them back to the Us.

Of course, They got fear and things like that. But,

you know, they were... Because considered were threw away



Juliet Hahn  00:53:57 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:53:57 

they started

the amazing


that helped abuse children

one inside kids a day,


Cynthia Zordich  00:54:04 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:54:06 

die from child abuse.


Juliet Hahn  00:54:08 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:54:08 

And if you went to their center, which if you late you ever come, I'd love you to you the center.

With a meeting I've had my... I had a...

When I was younger, I was actually.

And so I remember in Ohio, we didn't have a playlist where, you know, you you went the playstation and then you told your story, and then you went to the hospital on you tool your story, and your story changes in the young child and people tell you what your story should be. Right?


Juliet Hahn  00:54:35 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:54:35 

So what I love about Child health is, you tell your story one time at the center, and they have children advocate

advocates there that are, like, you to working with children. You're not dealing with the home side detective. You're dealing with it and you can deal with a child. A


Cynthia Zordich  00:54:48 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:54:51 

psychologist I could do with the child, and

things with children

hospital is bare, and, obviously, they work with children.


if if you're telling your story one time to get this story, which doesn't really important, and then that child gets what they need, and it's so amazing.



Cynthia Zordich  00:55:08 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:55:09 

we raised a lot of money, and

there's a lot of involvement too. I have a fifteen year old sign he able to do thing wouldn't get back through them because they have the wing program.

And it's really amazing. So this my third year cheering, which is, like, kind of crazy than chairs three times.



Cynthia Zordich  00:55:29 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:55:30 

you know, I'm love I get. Yeah. My me and my friend, Jamie Levine, she was doing it for the beginning year.


Juliet Hahn  00:55:31 

You do.



Jennifer Archuleta  00:55:38 

We're gonna put on the circuit theme fashion show this year. We're gonna have

a lot of local celebrities and athletes walk it and plan on making a lot of money and helping a lot kids down And

this a really, really great cause, and I think with the pandemic and janet financially where a lot of people are,

we don't realize

how how bad things are, and I also work at a classroom


Cynthia Zordich  00:56:03 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:56:04 

showing Recorded point special advocate for foster kids,


we now have kids in group homes are ex old.

And people didn't don't understand that a lot of times you've used happens within


Juliet Hahn  00:56:13 



Cynthia Zordich  00:56:13 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:56:18 

you know, a home that you're in a group home with

or kid now.

And to we're just in a really bad bad plays far of taking care of our our kids,


Cynthia Zordich  00:56:23 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:56:30 

and I will do everything in anything to help and,

you know, child health is

one of the great ones that they do everything they can. And we have a hotline line now to for athletes, but there's a lot of, you know, internal stuff that goes on where you know, and athlete doesn't don't feel like you could speak up because maybe you're afraid,

you know, you will get into the college and the recruits and things like that.


Cynthia Zordich  00:56:52 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:56:52 

Because you you have the situation going on in you're high school or college. So we even have a a hotline line for the athletes canal where you know, we're... We have all these the different

numbers you can call

for everybody.


Cynthia Zordich  00:57:08 

Let's drink that.


Juliet Hahn  00:57:08 

That's great. And tells us when when is the the event?


Cynthia Zordich  00:57:09 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:57:11 



Juliet Hahn  00:57:12 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:57:12 

April sixteen,

ended the lunch


into eleven two,

and it's on a monday. And

like, I said that's a good thing. It's gonna be awesome. We're gonna have, like, you know,

clown walk on the distilled. I don't know about the clown. Clown scary but. We're gonna have this the whole rick


Juliet Hahn  00:57:30 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:57:32 

with like, cotton candy is popcorn, and

I'm I have a Pd dog. He's document in the show,


we're we're gonna have, like, a really great time give me on home.


Cynthia Zordich  00:57:44 

That's great. Are you all set with all the players that are modeling and the lives kids and, like, local...

Are you all upset with that? Or do you have a registration form that you'll accept models still?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:57:55 

Yeah. I mean, we're still looking for models. You know, I like to switch it up every year.


Cynthia Zordich  00:57:59 

Okay. Great.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:58:01 

I've reached out to Erica. I know, a lot of people are busy and they're gonna like been spring break and stuff like that. So I'm hoping for at least three or fun more family, and we love to show you cool family


Cynthia Zordich  00:58:10 

Oh, great.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:58:13 

and we dress you we make it really easy, and


Cynthia Zordich  00:58:13 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:58:16 

they'll do hair makeup. If you want,

and it's really easy and it's like, it's for a great.


Cynthia Zordich  00:58:21 

Oh, good.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:58:22 



Cynthia Zordich  00:58:22 

I have a couple great families out there in there, No that I would love to tell a about that are former players

and beautiful family. So I'll I'll definitely

make sure that I share the registration, form on thread, and through social and share with the girls and off the field.

You get the word out there. And then, of course, you're cafe

you're showing tickets to come, you register it comes with event as well as they're cut off or is it

how many can come?


Jennifer Archuleta  00:58:46 

No. We're just

personally selling.

It'll close out when one we roller or ticket get. But we gotta link to start kind of the super bowl. So we still have plenty of the deep and table to be sold, and hopefully, I can put that in my


Juliet Hahn  00:58:55 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:01 

bio where you can find it ticket that if that's okay.


Cynthia Zordich  00:59:04 



Juliet Hahn  00:59:04 

Yeah. Yeah. Of course.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:04 

And then...


Cynthia Zordich  00:59:04 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:06 

Yeah. And go...


Cynthia Zordich  00:59:07 

This is great.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:08 



Juliet Hahn  00:59:09 

Yeah. And where and where can... Because I know we have child help right here. We're we're the instagram. And you can all to find Jennifer


Cynthia Zordich  00:59:10 



Juliet Hahn  00:59:15 

underscore art.

But where is there another place that they can go as like a website for a registration or should they just go to your Instagram and they can find everything there.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:24 

Yeah. I'll put it on mainstream, but it used child dot org.

And it's


Juliet Hahn  00:59:28 



Cynthia Zordich  00:59:29 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:29 

the Arizona wings



Cynthia Zordich  00:59:32 



Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:33 

But, I'll


Juliet Hahn  00:59:33 

That's amazing.


Cynthia Zordich  00:59:33 

Beautiful. When a beautiful thing. What a beautiful thing that you're doing and with, again, with your history,

and your own experiences

and, you know, what a voice you bring

and what an important cause to you show

you know, there's such a value in it for families for children for anybody that is in the situation like that. So,

Wow. It's amazing what you're doing. Really truly.


Jennifer Archuleta  00:59:58 

Oh, thank you. I mean, I I love it too. I mean, I I need the favorite great people every day, and then you just


Juliet Hahn  00:59:58 

Yeah. It really is.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:04 

you know, you can touch somebody and then they touch you, and and then so many people wanna get involved. You know, when they they hear what it's about and things like that, I'm hoping


Cynthia Zordich  01:00:12 



Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:13 

more people will come and get involved.


Cynthia Zordich  01:00:16 



Juliet Hahn  01:00:16 

That's amazing. And and you just did something. Didn't you do something?


Cynthia Zordich  01:00:17 



Juliet Hahn  01:00:20 

There was a... Because it... This is a

it's not there's local chapters, but in a national organization, and you just did something


Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:25 




Juliet Hahn  01:00:28 

where when you were skiing. Right? And it wasn't there an event or something

or that


Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:32 

No. But I I posted last year I know people could see we did all wonderland


Juliet Hahn  01:00:35 

Oh, perfect.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:37 

it was a super cute, and I didn't wanna to be like, a is. Like, hey, Not a circus.


Juliet Hahn  01:00:37 

Yes. Oh that's what I saw.


Cynthia Zordich  01:00:42 

Time to go. Yeah.


Juliet Hahn  01:00:42 

Yeah. No. That's perfect.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:00:42 

The greatest show on.



Cynthia Zordich  01:00:45 


I love it. Well good for you. Look great. We're... We'll definitely be promoting nothing and what you're doing and definitely pulling out outcome great clips in quotes from today to share your incredible message and journey.


Juliet Hahn  01:00:47 



Cynthia Zordich  01:00:58 

And I'm sure somebody was listening to was very inspired

by all of your actions

and your grit and, you know, your at you so good for you.

Was a great show.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:01:08 


Thank you. Thanks too late.


Juliet Hahn  01:01:09 

Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. You yeah. Thank you, Jennifer for so much for joining. And, again, you guys... You can find Jennifer

underscore or. You can also go to child

child help. You can also go to child to help dot org, and it's the the Arizona wing program. Is that correct? Right? Did I get that right?

Wings, Arizona wings. And I mean, do you the kind of story that we want you guys to really sit with. Right? You're gonna hear this. This is gonna go out on all the podcast players next week.

It's one of those things think about who's in your world. Think about who's in your life that needs to hear this story. Someone needs to hear this story

because there may in a in a hard time, Maybe they're an abusive relationship. Maybe they're in a crossroads in their life where they're, you know,


Cynthia Zordich  01:01:47 



Juliet Hahn  01:01:49 

sleeping on that mattress, you know, because they won that coin toss.

But they're... Like, what of my life look like? Where am I? What am I doing?


Cynthia Zordich  01:01:54 



Juliet Hahn  01:01:56 

You have to think about the people stories and what's going on behind the scenes and everyone just has to be a little bit kinder.


Cynthia Zordich  01:01:56 



Juliet Hahn  01:02:02 

To you know, to to... Each of us. So, Jennifer, thank you again so much for joining why a live here on and with Thread on Fireside. We really appreciate it.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:02:02 



Cynthia Zordich  01:02:04 




Yes. Indeed.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:02:12 

Have me.


Cynthia Zordich  01:02:13 

Thank you. What a pleasure.


Jennifer Archuleta  01:02:16 



Juliet Hahn  01:02:17 

Yes. Bye. Thank you so much.


Cynthia Zordich  01:02:17 

Young I'm from.


Juliet Hahn  01:02:19 

We'll see you later. Bye.


Cynthia Zordich  01:02:22 

Bye. Thank you.


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