Jayne Valseca was an actress and writer, known for Stella (1990), We Have Your Husband (2011) and Dateline NBC (1992). She is one of the hottest names lately after her story was covered by NBC on its popular show Dateline. Everything went well and perfectly as she had always imagined – a loving husband, a thriving married life, and three children. But in 2007 her life changed when her husband was kidnapped.
Her husband’s name is Eduardo Valseca, who still survives with his three children and their families. However, his wife Jayne Valseca is no longer available to witness the life story, how she was briefed on everything surrounding the kidnapping, and how she survived cancer.
Jayne Valseca was born on September 5, 1996, and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. After graduating from high school, she went to the University of Maryland, where she received her acting classes.
She later followed her passion and spent some time in New York and Los Angeles. She appeared in some critically acclaimed commercials and landed a few supporting roles in soap operas and movies.
Jayne Valseca personal life
She met her future husband Eduardo Valseca in one of the supermarkets while she was looking for her favorites. During this time, Jayne worked in real estate while Eduardo Valseca was an art dealer and investor. They soon fell in love, began dating and later exchanged the rituals of marriage in 1994.
The couple produced three children during the time of their marriage along with a thriving cactus farm and a self-founded Waldorf school where their children studied.
Jayne Valseca Biography
|Real name||Jayne Rager Valseca|
|Date of birth||September 5, 1966|
|date of death||May 3, 2012|
|Place of birth||Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|University||University of Maryland|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 172cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 60kg – in pounds – 132 pounds|
Jayne Valseca Family
|Who is Jayne Valseca’s husband?||Eduardo Gracia Valseca|
|children||Three (Fernando, Emiliano, Nayah)|
The Man’s Kidnapping Story
Once, on the morning of June 13, 2007, the couple returned home after sending/dropping off their three children to school. Immediately they reached the house, two cars grabbed them and masked men came in front of them and attacked the couple. Although Jayne was left behind, her husband Eduardo Valseca was arrested by the kidnappers.
The masked men put her husband Eduardo Valseca in their SUV and drove away. Jayne, on the other hand, called the police and informed them of everything. Five days later, Jayne received an email demanding around $8 million in ransom for her husband’s freedom.
However, Jayne was unable to arrange the money requested. Even if she could sell everything, including her farm, animals, and other expensive ornaments, she would hardly get the sum of around $20,000.
Jayne was barely able to look after her and the children during this time, although she was aware that her husband had no chance of being released without the ransom demanded. She began to lead a less-temperate life, including meals such as juice, tea, chicken broth, etc.
It is said that after the kidnappers struck a deal for a ransom of less than $1 million, Jayne gave them, after which her husband was released. Eduardo returned home in January 2008 and could hardly smile because of the weakness in his body from not getting enough to eat.
Jayne Valseca’s death
After Jayne’s husband was released, the family moved to the United States, where they moved on with their lives and began to share their afflictions. This affected the borders of both sides – from where they moved and where they started to live.
Jane revealed it was the unforgettable story of her life and later Jane was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. After two weeks, when Eduardo returned home, Jayne was re-diagnosed with cancer, which was believed to be returning after a hiatus.
Finally, Jayne ended her life in 2012 and breathed her last after surviving her great battle with breast cancer.
Over the years, Jayne’s husband Eduardo Valseca’s story has been adapted by various filmmakers and production houses. This time, the 2022 story has returned to the big screen in the form of Dateline’s latest episode, titled The Ranch, which premieres on NBC on May 27, 2022, at 9 p.m. EST.