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'American Idol' Judge Randy Jackson's Children Are All Grown-up — Do They Look like Their Dad?

Afouda Bamidele
Dec 31, 2020
09:10 A.M.
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“American Idol” judge Randy Jackson’s youngest children Zoe and Jordan have grown to be beautiful youths who bear a striking resemblance to their famous father. Here is all you need to know about them.

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Randy Jackson first stole the spotlight when he became a judge for “American Idol” alongside Simon Cowell in 2002. His successful stint on the reality competition shot him to the top of his career and established him as a seasoned entertainer.

However, away from his prolific career, Jackson excelled as a doting father-of-three. He welcomed his two youngest children, daughter Zoe and son Jordan from his second marriage to Erika Riker.

Randy Jackson at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital's Kaleidoscope 5 at 3LABS on May 6, 2017 in Culver City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Randy Jackson at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital's Kaleidoscope 5 at 3LABS on May 6, 2017 in Culver City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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ZOE IS A STUNNING BEAUTY

Zoe, born in 1996, has grown up to become a stunning lady who never fails to turn heads wherever she goes. Last year in November, she escorted her father to a red carpet event at Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills, for his Unify Health Labs project.

Zoe stunned in a chic outfit consisting of a short denim skirt with an orange crop top that put her toned midriff and ample cleavage on display. She finished the look with a stylish black jacket.

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Her full black natural hair was styled with a part to the side as she accessorized with large hoop earrings. Her lips were adorned with a nude lipstick as she posed beside Jackson on the red carpet, showing off the sexy snake tattoo on her neck.

JORDAN HAS GROWN INTO A HANDSOME MAN

Now 22, Jordan is fast-growing to look like his talented father. In June 2019, elder sister Zoe gave him a heartwarming shout out on his birthday. She uploaded an array of photos that showed how much Jordan has evolved.

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Like his father, he rocked a stylish pair of glasses while his hair was kept in an afro. Zoe celebrated her younger brother in the caption, writing:

“HBD best friendddd I love you forever and always. Also !! How cool is it that your bday is on such an important day!?! Happy Juneteenth.”

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RANDY’S CAREER AND SUCCESS

Jackson began his stellar career as a musician and bassist in the 1980s. He played with the likes of Bob Dylan and Herbie Hancock before touring with powerhouses like Mariah Carey, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Bruce Springsteen.

The “Soul Men” star soon worked his way up to become a record producer and an executive with Columbia Records and MCA Records. From there, he worked his way to become a star judge on the 2002 season of “American Idol.”

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After his success on the show, the 64-year-old wrote a book titled “What’s Up Dawg? How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business.” He then created the famous MTV show, “America’s Best Crew.” He continued as a judge until his exit in 2013.

RANDY’S DIVORCE FROM ERIKA RIKER

Jackson was married to Riker from 1995 until 2014, when she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. During the proceedings, she sought full physical custody and joint legal custody of Jordan, who was a minor at the time.

Randy Jackson and Erika Riker attend Celebrity Fight Night XVI on March 20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo: Getty Images

Randy Jackson and Erika Riker attend Celebrity Fight Night XVI on March 20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo: Getty Images

The case was in court for about four years until a judge signed off on the dissolution of their union in December 2018. Details of their divorce weren’t released to the public, but it was revealed that the former couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement.

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