Quincy Jones, a dad to seven grown-up children, is one iconic music star revered by many in Hollywood. Surprisingly, the entertainment mogul shares his kids with five different women; meet them.
Acclaimed record producer and musician Quincy Jones holds credit for numerous artistic achievements in the music industry. With a career that has spanned over six decades, he stayed relevant.
Born as Quincy Delight Jr on March 14, 1933, in Illinois, Chicago, Jones began his music career in the early 1950s. He started by arranging and playing the trumpet for Lionel Hampton. The legend worked with Hampton for three years before moving on.
Not long after, Jones's career became even better. He got more freelance jobs and worked as a musical director for Barclay Records in Paris and Dizzy Gillespie's extensive band tour. He continued producing singles and albums for top singers like Aretha Franklin and so on.
The producer garnered much attention with his incredible skills, and years after, he got worldwide recognition and a Grammy Legend Award. However, besides all of Jones' entertainment expertise, he does not joke with his personal life.
Jones is a doting father to seven children, Rashida, Kidada, Kenya, Quincy, Jolie Levie, Martina, and Rachel. Even more interesting is the fact that the musician shares his kids with five different women.
The record producer once spoke candidly about his love life during an interview. Jones made it known that he was warned not to get married to actresses, but he didn't heed the warnings and ended up marrying two.
In all his lifetime, the Hollywood star was married thrice. Jones made a shocking revelation during the interview, which was held years after his third divorce. He surprisingly revealed that he had 22 girlfriends in various parts of the world.
He noted that it was a fantastic experience because all 22 women knew about one another. Jones also said women were thirteen years smarter than men and always understood things better. Meet some of these women.
Jeri Caldwell and Jones were high school sweethearts from Seattle. They dated for many years before walking down the aisle in 1957. The former lovebirds' marriage was one admired by many, but their union was not destined to last forever.
The ex-couple stayed in love and married for nine years before going their separate ways in 1966. However, their union yielded Jones' first child and daughter, Jolie Levine. Although there are no pictures of Caldwell, many only imagine what she looks like through snaps of her daughter.
On Jolie's birthday last year, on October 5, Jones took to his Instagram page to celebrate his daughter. He posted a photo of himself placing an arm over Jolie's shoulders, and in the caption, the musician wrote:
"Happy happy birthday to my first baby, @jolieannejones!! Love U so much honey… you may be grown but you'll always be my little girl! <3."
ULLA AGNETA JONES
Ulla is a beautiful former Swedish model. She met Jones for the first time at a party held in honor of Frank Sinatra in 1966, shortly after the latter's divorce from his wife. The pair dated for a short time, and one year after their first encounter, they tied the knot.
Not long after their marriage, the pair welcomed their two children, Martina and Quincy. A throwback picture shared on Ulla's Instagram page saw her posing with Jones and baby Quincy. The film producer looked very happy in his afro look as a big smile escaped his lips.
Ulla was keen on spending quality time with her children, so she retired from modeling. Her retirement may have afforded her more time with her kids, but it didn't save her marriage. She and Jones officially divorced in 1974, after being married for eight years.
More than thirty years have passed since the pair's split, and Quincy is now a grown man. He still shares a great bond with his mother and shows it off via Instagram posts.
Carol Reynolds and Jones had a short romantic relationship.
On Mother's Day in 2019, Quincy celebrated the occasion with a beautiful post of his mom. He shared a throwback picture of her in what appeared to be a garden on his Instagram page and added the caption:
"#happymothersday2019 fina 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💙💛💙💛💙👑👑👑👑."
Quincy also wished Ulla a happy birthday last year by sharing a family picture of himself, his son, and the former Swedish model. In the caption, he noted that his mom was beautiful, adding that he loved her.
Peggy was a well-respected model, singer, and actress. She began her modeling career as early as age 15, and at 19, she started acting. Peggy made appearances in movies and TV shows like "The John Forsythe Show," "Bewitched," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," and many others.
Peggy got married to Jones in 1974, and their union was blessed with two children, Rashida and Kidada. They enjoyed their lovely marriage for almost 20 years before getting divorced in 1990.
Despite their divorce, the pair remained close friends, and Peggy continued acting. In 2004, she was diagnosed with colon cancer, and on May 11, 2019, the actress died, aged 72.
A month after Peggy's death, Kidada took to Instagram to grieve over her mother's demise and honor her memory. She penned down a lengthy tribute, expressing her pain and sorrow. Kidada also said she would slowly learn to live without the piece of her that left the day her mother died.
2021 Mother's Day brought back old memories for Peggy's kids, and Rashida made sure to keep such memories alive. She celebrated her late mom with a picture of herself and Peggy hugging, and in the caption, Rashida wished she could still hug her mom.
Born on January 24, 1961, Kinski is a German actress and former model. She has also featured in several American movies like "One Night Stand," "The Lost Son," "Terminal Velocity," and a host of others.
She was previously married to Egyptian filmmaker Ibrahim Moussa, and shortly after their divorce; she began dating Jones. The pair welcomed a daughter, Kenya, three years into their romance, and shortly after, they broke up.
Kenya loves celebrating her mom. On January 24, last year, Kinski marked a new milestone, and her daughter made sure to wish her a happy birthday via an Instagram post.
Carol Reynolds and Jones had a short romantic relationship. However, their romance resulted in a child, daughter, Rachel. Not much is known about Reynolds, but pictures displayed on Popsugar show that Reynolds is a raving beauty.