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Meet Jana Carter, a loving wife, and a caring mother. Married American political activist Van Jones a long time back

Updated On 09 Apr, 2019 Published On 12 Apr, 2017
Meet Jana Carter, a loving wife, and a caring mother. Married American political activist Van Jones a long time back

Jana Michelle Carter married the American political activist Van Jones a long time back. Unlike other celebrity couples, this powerhouse couple falls into the category who prefers to keep their personal affairs low profiled.

The couple has two wonderful kids Mattai Jones,8 and Cabral Jones,12. The duo seems to be very happy and satisfied with their lives as no rumors about their divorce has been heard so far.

So, let's take a few moments to appreciate this couple and know more about them

Jana Carter And Van Jones In Seventh Heaven, Happily Married     

Jana Carter is the board member of 'The Garden Church', director of Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing program and also the owner if 'Kidpacking, a site for parents (and kids!) who want to go backpacking with their kids but need some support.

The couple married a long time back and though they live under a shadow we can assume that they are living a happy and blissful life.  

Van Jones with wife Jana Carter at 21st Annual Webby Awards

Both Jana and Van don’t prefer to come in the spotlight. Carter has not mentioned anything about her married life, husband and career on her social networking sites.

Despite the fact, she seems encouraging her husband who admits that she is very responsive and caring towards her relationship.

Jana Carter And Her Adorable Children

The couple is gifted with two adorable children Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones who are approximately 9 and  13 years of age.

“I’ve got an older boy that is an incredible athlete; the kid can play any sport imaginable.”

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During the election when Donald Trump won the presidential campaign, Jones stated that how is he going to explain the result to his children. The statement clarifies that Jones is a caring and loving father. 

An old photo on Jone’s Facebook account displays a glimpse of his wife with two children.

Jana Carter with her kids.

We can say that the Former White House adviser Jones has a great attachment towards his doting wife and kids.

How Is The Married Life Going On?

Van Jones is one of the famous faces in the United States. He is a popular political activist, author, commentator, and non-practicing attorney.

Though Van Jones is a globally recognized person, he reveals only a little information about his married life and kids.

In 2009 Jones disclosed limited details about his wife to Oakland Magazine. He said,

“She used to run marathons and climb mountains. She is a power tools kind of girl. She’s very independent, which makes it a little easier for her. She’s not sitting there, waiting for me to fix the plumbing. She’s very resourceful.”

He added,

"The above words clearly admit that he is really very proud to have Carter as his wife. He is very grateful and pleased to have her as his soulmate."

The couple with both the kids are currently residing in California.


Me with Kamala Harris and Jana Carter.

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The couple has established a better example of true love since they crossed every boundary of racism and biasedness as Jana is from the white background whereas Van belongs to black ethnicity.

We congratulate Jana Carter and Van Jones for their long marital relationship. We hope they stay happy until the end with both adorable kids.


It is a bit of shocking news for you all as CNN's Van Jones and his wife filed for divorce after 13 years of their marriage. He revealed his separation via an Instagram post with his soon-to-be ex-wife in September 2018.

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#FamilyForever ... Divorce means the end of a marriage, not the end of a family.  #FamilyForever

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Talking to PEOPLE, he said,

"Though we have decided to end our marriage, we still love each other very much. We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other’s growth. There is no beef or drama — just evolution."

Though the pair separated, they are in good terms for the sake of their kids.

Jana Carter: Quick Facts

  • She is one of the six kids of Sybill Spire and William Alton Carter III.
  • She comes from a political home.
  • She worked as the Director of Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing Program.
  • She is a board member of the Garden Church.
  • Also, she's the ower of Kidpacking and the director and producer of operations at Magic Labs Media.
  • She's been involved in several entrepreneurship schemes.
  • She is closely related to USA's 39th President Jimmy Carter.

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