Charlamagne Tha God, the controversial radio host is also an American TV personality and an author. He is one of the popular hosts of The Breakfast Club.
Besides his impressive professional career, what do we know about his personal life? Let's get details about his wife and children over here!
The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne Tha God's Married Life With Jessica Gadsden
Charlamagne Tha God is married to his high school sweetheart Jessica Gadsden. Sources reported that they have been together for as long as sixteen years.
Charlamagne and Gadsden got married in September 2014. They dated each other for about 15 years before they finally decided to get married.
The couple is blessed with two daughters one 9-year-old and the other of 2-year-old. During an interview with XO Necole, he explained his elder daughter convinced him to marry his high school love.
Although they have been together for a long time and living a happy married life, they had some issues with their relationship in past. According to Charlamagne, both he and Jessica cheated on each other while they were still dating.
The couple barely makes public appearances, but they were spotted out in NYC in March 2018. Charlamagne and his fitness instructor wife of 4 years have kept their personal life behind the scenes.
He explained the reason to keep his wife and kids out of the social media:
"First of all, I’m not raising my kids via social media. I never felt like that was a place for my family to be. I don’t knock anyone who does it, but I don’t want my family on Facebook or Twitter. That’s something I chose not to do. Some of my homies have told me that they wish they would have listened to me and not put their kids on social media because now when they’re out in the streets, strangers recognize their kids."
"We live in a creepy world where people want to take photos with celebrities family members and that doesn’t make sense to me. I see girls taking pics with Drake’s father and that’s just weird to me."
Still, we can say they have a wonderful bonding.
Charlamagne Tha God's Promising Career And Controversy
According to his father, Larry Thomas McKelvey, he was 'a bad kid on the streets of Moncks Corner, S.C.'
Larry Thomas said,
"I had to bust him upside his head a lot of times to get him back on the right track. He got in with the wrong crowd and did a lot of crazy stuff."
He arrested for the third time for witnessing a shooting from the back seat of a car. He explained the scenario,
"I was in the back seat of a car and a shooting happened, and so all of us ended up going to jail for it."
His father said,
"The third time he got locked up, I let him sit there for approximately 41 days. That’s when he called my wife and asked her to please get him out of jail. That’s when I decided ‘Enough is enough. I’ll give him another chance."
After the release, he began attending night school and that's how he got a positive turn in his career. Soon, he received an opportunity to work as a radio intern.
He began hosting The Breakfast Club in 2010 on WWPR-FM in New York City, New York. During his career in the show, he has mentioned that he's highly inspired by TV host and actress Wendy Williams.
He became the cast member of Guy Code, a comedy TV show on MTV2 in November 2011. He worked with Andrew Schulz in The Brilliant Idiots. He also starred on the MTV2 show Charlamagne & Friends.
In 2017, he released his first book titled Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It. Steven Kurutz of The New York Times gave the most positive review to his creation.
The book peaked on the 6th position in 7th May 2017 and became New York Times best-selling hardback non-fiction.
His interview with comedian Lil Duval took a controversial turn when he joked on 'The Breakfast Club' when he mentioned that he would kill his sex partner if she turned out to be a transgender woman.
See what Charlamagne Tha God responded to Lil Duval's transgender comments:
The statement was, of course, very difficult to digest for people of Trans community. During an event in Pasadena when Charlamagne was speaking, advocates for transgender people shouted at him saying,
"We are not a joke! Trans people are not a joke!"
Elle Hearns and Raquel Willis the trans activists urged the show to be canceled or boycotted.
Charlamagne Tha God: Quick Facts
- Born on 29 June 1980 in Charleston, South Carolina.
- His birth sign is Cancer.
- He is of American Nationality; belongs to African-American ethnicity.
- He is known for working as a co-host of the radio show, The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and DJ Envy.
- He also worked as a VJ for The Week in Jams with Sofi Green.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $10 million.