Survivor finalist weds Tulsan
By RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
The Tulsa World 5.8.04
It's all in the family if Jenna Lewis, one of the final four "Survivor: All-Stars," wins the the $1 million grand prize Sunday night on CBS. She married Tulsan Travis Wolfe, 21, last weekend in Las Vegas.
Wolfe, a graduate of Edison High School and former business major at the University of Oklahoma, met Lewis, who finished eighth on "Survivor: Borneo," at the popular restaurant, Barney's Beanery in Hollywood. They started dating March 18, according to Wolfe's mother, who works as a personal trainer for Halve Co. Trainers.
"They just happened to be sitting at tables next to each other and started a conversation," said his mother, Lisa, in an interview Friday. Her son called to tell her about the wedding, and they are making plans for his bride to meet the family.
"Everything I have heard about her since is how wonderful she is. My son is into a healthy lifestyle and so is she and they really hit it off. Last weekend, they went to Las Vegas and decided that they were totally in love and decided to get married."
Wolfe, the son of Bill and Lisa Wolfe, moved to California to work for the Wilhemina International Modeling Agency in Los Angeles. He is still modeling and also works for Abercrombie & Fitch clothing retailers.
Lewis is the 26-year-old mother of 7-year-old identical twin girls and lives in Burbank, Calif.
"I'm hoping to meet her next weekend at my niece's wedding in St. Louis," Mrs. Wolfe said. "But, if she wins, she will have interview commitments so we will meet as soon as she can."
The season finale of "Survivor: All-Stars" airs at 7 p.m. Sunday followed by a one-hour reunion show at 9 p.m. on CBS, channel 6.
The couple, whose birthdays are one day apart, also share common interests, including a career in entertainment, Mrs. Wolfe said.
"I would characterize her as an aspiring actress and he is taking acting lessons, too, so I think they are really on the same page . . . It was a shock that they eloped but I got over that. I am anxious to meet her and thrilled she is a part of our family."
And if Lewis wins the grand prize?
"I'll be happy that they will have financial security. It will mean they can pursue their careers."