Jay Grdina used to be married to adult film star Jenna Jameson. He used to run a porn company with her and star in adult films. But that’s in his past.
Since then, Grdina has moved on to marry Erin Naas, have two children and start a new company that sells the award-winning energy drink NOHO, which is promoted as a hangover prevention tool.
But this dad was in for a surprise when he and Erin applied for their 5-year-old son Jayden to go to an Arizona private Christian school that three nephews attended, according to Phoenix’s Fox 10.
The couple went through the application process with Scottsdale Christian Academy (SCA), which included multiple interviews. Their son was accepted and they paid the $10,000 tuition. Then, Grdina states, he received an email from the school stating that Jayden couldn’t attend after all.
TMZ writes that the email said:
“Unfortunately after a final review during our admission process, we are now unable to provide admission.”
The email then got specific, “It has been brought to our attention that due to the lines of business that your family is/was in would violate these foundational critical issues of SCA.”
TMZ goes on to report:
We checked the SCA rules, and the foundational issues include “legal vices,” including gambling, tobacco and alcohol.
The elementary student handbook for SCA confirms that the school has taken a stance against things such as alcohol and gambling.
It also stresses that admission is a privilege, that as a private Christian school it has higher standards, and that by sending their children there, parents are agreeing they share the same standards.
Fox 10 writes that Jay was shocked to receive the email just days before school started:
“I didn’t think it would be an issue, I had three nephews attend the school, and two that graduated with top honors so I really didn’t think it would be an issue, especially with my son. I mean we went through the full interview process, we started in December of last year I mean they had plenty of time to do their background research.”
TMA writes that the Grdinas are scrambling to find a school that will take Jayden, now that the year has already begun. They worry about how far behind he will be with this late start.
They are also considering suing the school, which at the time of the Fox 10 report had not returned the $10,000 tuition fee.