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Jessica Gadsden: All about Charlamagne Tha God’s Wife

Dayna Remus
Jul 14, 2022
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Jessica Gadsden is a private woman, with her husband taking up the spotlight. But, that doesn't mean she isn't nearly as successful and endearing. Here's what you should know about Charlamagne Tha God's understated spouse.

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Jessica Gadsden is mainly known for being the radio host Charlamagne Tha God's wife, but there is so much more to her than this. Gadsden is a successful woman with multiple degrees and an accomplished career.

The two, who have been together for over two decades, were only spotted together for the first time in 2018. So, what more can we learn about this elusive woman?

Charlamagne tha God and Jessica Gadsden at The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Inaugural "Can We Talk?" Benefit Dinner on June 07, 2019.  | Source: Getty Images

Charlamagne tha God and Jessica Gadsden at The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Inaugural "Can We Talk?" Benefit Dinner on June 07, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS JESSICA GADSDEN?

She's a very private person. She doesn't have social media accounts and her husband, who speaks about almost everything, rarely talks about her. He doesn't even mention her on his social media. However, Gadsden is not a complete ghost.

She earned her first degree at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. There, she took on journalism and mass communication, and then Gadsdenwent on to take home a Master of Business Administration degree at Missouri's Webster University.

She then got her Bachelor of Science in biology at Bergen Community College. Career-wise, she is a successful fitness coach and personal trainer. All this ambition and success motivated her now-famous partner, who refers to Gadsden as "Mook Mook," to work harder and make something of himself.

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Tiffany Haddish, Jessica Gadsden, and Charlamagne tha God at "Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah" at SLS Hotel on December 03, 2019, in Beverly Hills. | Source: Getty Images

Tiffany Haddish, Jessica Gadsden, and Charlamagne tha God at "Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah" at SLS Hotel on December 03, 2019, in Beverly Hills. | Source: Getty Images

JESSICA GADSDEN AND CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD'S RELATIONSHIP

Gadsden and Charlamagne Tha God met when they were just teenagers. They only got married in 2014 after one of their daughters asked why they didn't have the same last name. Charlamagne Tha God stated: "When you have your seven-year-old daughter asking why you and mommy don't have the same last name, that affects you as a man."

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Niko Khalé, Keyshia Cole, Jessica Gadsden, and Charlamagne tha God at “Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah” on December 03, 2019 in Beverly Hills. | Source: Getty Images

Niko Khalé, Keyshia Cole, Jessica Gadsden, and Charlamagne tha God at “Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah” on December 03, 2019 in Beverly Hills. | Source: Getty Images

The couple does not have a prenuptial agreement with Charlamagne Tha God explained that his partner provided for him when he struggled to get his career on track. He said:

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"I don’t have a prenup because me and my wife have been together for twenty-three years. Literally, the first time I ever went to a radio station to fill out an application for an internship, my wife drove me because my license was suspended.”

Surprisingly, both Gadsden and her spouse have been unfaithful; incidents that Charlamagne Tha God is okay talking about openly. No matter what, he said, divorce is not an option.

 Charlamagne tha God and Jessica Gadsden at “The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022, in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Charlamagne tha God and Jessica Gadsden at “The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022, in New York. | Source: Getty Images

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JESSICA GADSDEN IS CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD'S GREATEST SUPPORT

Tha God feels he owes his wife a lot, once saying he doesn't feel he deserves the love she gives him. He also opened up more about how his wife helped him before he was famous, saying:

"When I was getting fired from radio...she was the one going to work everyday, paying the bills. When we were getting evicted, she was the one going down to the courthouse, and explaining to the judge why we couldn't get evicted.

Referring to her as the "CEO of the house," he continued to praise his partner. Tha God explained how they grew up together as kids, implying that it is amazing how they built their life side by side from such a young age.

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Jessica Gadsden and Charlamagne Tha God at “The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022, in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Jessica Gadsden and Charlamagne Tha God at “The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022, in New York. | Source: Getty Images

JESSICA GADSEN HAS THREE DAUGHTERS WITH CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD

Parents Gadsen and Tha God are incredibly private about their daughters who are not on social media, with no one even knowing their names. There are only a few clues that he has shared, such as the origin of their names. Speaking about raising Black daughters, he expressed:

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"It feels like I'm blessed...I feel like God is really trusting me to raise three queens."

He said he feels as though love is the most essential part of parenting. However, he said he must sacrifice some of his time as a father and feels guilty watching his wife take on the extra load. Speaking to his children in the dedication of his book, "Charlamagne that God," gave them some advice: "I hope this book will remind you that life is about constant revolution.

Charlamagne Tha God and Jessica Gadsden at iHeartMedia and ADCOLOR on June 20, 2022, in France. |  Source: Getty Images

Charlamagne Tha God and Jessica Gadsden at iHeartMedia and ADCOLOR on June 20, 2022, in France. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS JESSICA GADSDEN'S HUSBAND, CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD?

Tha God or Lenard McKelvey is a co-host for the radio show "The Breakfast Club" and is known and seen by some as one of the most influential media voices. He isn't shy to speak his mind on the show; In 2021, he seemingly went on to call for minority gun ownership. He has also interviewed many famous individuals, from Nick Cannon to Viola Davis.

The radio host grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and nearly went a different direction with his life, he almost taking to a life on the streets. Luckily, as a teenager, he discovered his love for radio and went on to do an internship, and it didn't take longer than a few years for him to start gaining recognition.

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Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Charlamagne tha God, and Jessica Gadsden atThe Hollywood Reporter “Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022 in New York. |  Source: Getty Images

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Charlamagne tha God, and Jessica Gadsden atThe Hollywood Reporter “Most Powerful People In Media” on May 17, 2022 in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Even when he started, the radio host did not hold back, and his style eventually attracted Wendy Williams, who decided to take him on as an apprentice. He slowly grew into and strengthened his voice, becoming the authoritative public figure he is now.

Tha God is also the host of "Comedy Central's" late-night comedy series "The God's Honest Truth," which employs his usual fearlessly voracious approach. It seems that McKelvey isn't afraid to speak up on any topic, including the love he has for his powerful wife.

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