Victoria, whose maiden name is Iloff, was born on March 28, 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama, near the Marshall Space Flight Center. Her dad worked for General Electric as a mathematician, and he was a part of the company’s Saturn rocket project. On the other hand, her mom used to run the jewelry shop called Iloff Jewelers.
Victoria’s mom, Georgine Iloff, taught Sunday School and she owns the jewelry shop Iloff Jewelers. At the age of two, her family moved to Houston when Donald got a job with NASA.
Joel was born in Houston on March 5, 1963, and was one of John and Dolores Osteen’s five children together. His father, John Osteen, was the founding pastor of Lakewood Church. He also had a TV show, John Osteen, that aired for 16 years. Joel has a half-brother, Justin, through his father’s previous marriage.
Joel and Victoria met at her mom’s jewelry shop after he went in to purchase a watch battery. The couple started dating shortly after their first meeting and got married two years later on 4th April 1987. The couple worked with Victoria’s dad for a while as he traveled around the globe to spread the ministry.
In a blog Victoria wrote in 2016, she spoke about her marriage with Joel. She said, “Joel and I have been married nearly 30 years. When I think about all that has happened over the years, I am truly amazed.
Joel and I have a wonderful relationship. He is such a great husband, and he tells me that I am a great wife. As good as Joel is, our marriage wasn’t built on Joel being perfect. It wasn’t built on me being perfect. It wasn’t built on us agreeing on everything. We don’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Today if you do everything right, I’ll love you.’”
She continued, “In order to have a great marriage, we had to make some decisions early on. We had to learn to adapt to one another. We had to be willing to change. Most importantly, we had to make the choice daily to build our home on unconditional love.”
Victoria and Joel Blessed with Two Children, Jonathan & Alexandra Osteen
Televangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen are blessed with two kids, a daughter, Alexandra Osteen, and a son, Jonathan Osteen.
Their son, Jonathan, 25, is also a preacher at Lakewood. He graduated from the University of Texas. Talking about Victoria’s daughter, Alexandra, 22, she passed out from the same university as her brother just a year ago. Both are gifted singers and musicians and deeply committed to serving their parent’s congregation at the Lakewood Church. Together, the family of four lives a lavish and happy life.