Who is JJ Garcia?
Born in San Diego, California, on 31 March 1989, under the fire sign of Aries, JJ Garcia is a 30-year-old American businessman, reality TV personality, consultant and recruiter. However, he’s probably best known to the public for being the brother of Nikki Bella and Brie Bella, both of whom are World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars. While mostly keeping a low profile, he appeared in two episodes of “Total Bellas”, a reality show depicting the lives of his sisters. A prominent consultant, he spends most of his time working for an Arizona-based company.
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Fans might also know him through his marriage to blogger, influencer and social media personality, Lauren Garcia. In most cases, he hasn’t associated himself with the many personal and professional controversies surrounding his family.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in California
JJ Garcia was raised by Jon Garcia and his wife Kathy Colace, whose professions haven’t been revealed yet, but possibly to do with farming, as he spent some of his childhood on the Garcia family farm in Scottsdale, Arizona. Just like his two sisters, JJ was an avid soccer player and frequently represented his middle and high school in matches.
Despite both Nikki and Brie being outspoken about their private lives, JJ is the total opposite – he never shares sensitive information about himself or his family, nor does he want the media to focus on anything other than his professional endeavors. There are rumors that it took several months of convincing for him to even appear in “Total Bellas”, let alone talk about the personal lives of his superstar sisters.
As for his education, he attended an unspecified high school in Arizona, matriculating in 2007. In 2011, he graduated from Gilbert Community College, located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Currently, JJ holds the position of executive search consultant for JBN & Associates, LLC, an Arizona-based recruiting firm. While there is not much information about his professional accomplishments, he seems to be doing fine. Even though he was an aspiring soccer player, Garcia wanted to make more of himself and build a career that’s not inseparably connected to his sisters’ stardom.
This is precisely the reason why some fans of “Total Bellas” have him as their favorite Garcia family member.
When Nikki and Brie started entertaining the idea for their own reality show, JJ wasn’t exactly enamoured of the idea. ‘I immediately told them that the whole thing would blow up in their faces’, he recalls. ‘Social media and reporters are preying on people, waiting for someone to say something controversial.
A reality show, to me at least, is an invitation for scrutiny.’ Later on, he saw the show wasn’t what he thought it would be, and became more open to a potential appearance.
It took a lot of time for the Bellas to convince him, but we finally saw JJ in the fifth episode of the first season. He sat down with WWE star Natalie Neidhart to tell the viewers a lot of things they didn’t know about his sisters, with childhood clips, photos and funny stories from before they were global superstars.
JJ found himself in the headlines again, when it became known that he told Nikki’s then-fiancé, John Cena, that she was previously married. He shared the story of her eloping to Vegas, which surprised Cena. On multiple occasions, however, JJ defended his sisters from criticism and malicious rumors.
Personal Life: Is Nikki Bella’s Brother Married?
JJ Garcia married social media sensation Lauren Garcia, in 2011. She is best known for running What Lola Likes, a popular blog. Initially, she wanted to run a blog just for fun, but soon realized that people are attracted to three things more than anything – fashion, healthy cooking and dogs.
Thus, she created a content strategy which would make her a superstar. Together with JJ, she can be seen in “Total Bellas”, mostly during family events and on social occasions. They have three children together – on 21 October 2016, they welcomed Vivienne onto this world. 30 August 2018 was when Alice was born, and in addition the Garcias also have one adopted boy – Jake Ethan Garcia. Despite both of them being relatively famous, they have stayed away from controversies, and are devoted to raising their children in a healthy and peaceful environment.
Net Worth: How Rich is JJ Garcia?
Have you ever wondered how affluent this businessman and reality TV actor really is? According to several reputable sources, JJ Garcia has a net worth of over $1 million, as of October 2019. He accumulated this wealth by becoming one of the best in his niche, as well as being a part of “Total Bellas”. Even though not much is known about him, it’s safe to say that he’ll continue increasing his wealth, as he’s only 30.