-• Melissa Heholt is the wife of J. Cole, a popular rapper.
-• She was born in New York City, USA in 1987 and grew up in New Jersey.
-• She has a master's degree in Childhood Education from St. John’s University, New York City.
-• She is the executive director of the non-profit organization, Dreamville Foundation, founded by her husband.
-• She has a net worth of $700,000, while her husband has a net worth of $30 million.

Who is Melissa Heholt, J. Cole’s Wife?

Think that J. Cole needs no introduction, though we will say that he is a popular rapper who achieved fame with singles “Work Out”, “Power Trip”, and “Middle Child”. Do you know that he’s married and that his wife is Melissa Heholt, who is an event planner and also serves as the CEO of the Dreamville Foundation?

So, do you want to find out more about Melissa, from her childhood to how she met her husband and whether they have children or not, and more? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we bring you closer to J. Cole’s wife.

Melissa Heholt Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Melissa Heholt was born on the 10th October 1987, apparently in New York City, USA, though she grew up in New Jersey with three siblings; however, she hasn’t shared anything about them, or her parents, such as their names and professions. For her education, Melissa went to Archbishop Molloy High School, and after matriculation enrolled at St. John’s University, New York City, from which she would apparently earn a master’s degree in Childhood Education as well, after completing her bachelor’s studies.


Melissa isn’t the one from the family to reach great heights, however, her professional endeavors have been rather successful. Upon completing her education, Melissa started working as a teacher, but this didn’t last long, as she started pursuing her true passion, event planning. She joined the Makini Regal Designs company, for which she worked for several years, honing her skills before she decided it was time to venture out on her own. It was probably in 2014 that she started her own event planning company, named Statice Events.

Melissa Heholt and J. Cole

With this, she’s organized weddings and other ceremonies across the US, which has made her quite well-known and popular.

Rise to Stardom, Marriage to J. Cole, Children, Philanthropy

Although she’s become successful in her field, her popularity mostly comes through her marriage to J. Cole. The two met at the St. John’s University, and  have been together ever since. J. Cole was studying business and communications and his music career was nowhere near to starting.

She supported him through his endeavors, and the two married on the 18th January 2015, almost a decade after their first meeting, in a small private ceremony, with just a few friends and family in attendance. Since then the couple has welcomed a son, born on the 8th December 2016, but so far haven’t revealed his name. Since the marriage was made official, Melissa has become a national star, and her name has often been mentioned in media. However, she has successfully hidden the most important details about her life.

To speak further of her secrecy, Melissa isn’t active on any of the social media platforms. In addition to her successful career, and being a wife and mother, Melissa has found time for philanthropy, as she’s the executive director of the non-profit organization Dreamville Foundation, founded by her husband.

Melissa Heholt Net Worth

Melissa’s professional endeavors have contributed to her wealth, so do you know just how rich Melissa is, as of mid- 2019? Well, according to sources, Melissa’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of mid-2024, which is rather decent, don’t you think? Her wealth should increase further, assuming that she continues her career.

Melissa Heholt Husband, J. Cole

Now that we have shared all there is to know about Melissa, let’s share some information about her husband, the famous rapper J. Cole. Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on the 28th January 1985 on an American military base near Frankfurt, Hesse, (then) West Germany; his father was a military officer stationed in Germany, an Africa-American, while her mother is a white-American named Kay, who was employed by the US Postal Service. His father left the family, and Cole, his mother and older brother were forced to make it on their own.

They moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he grew up in a multi-ethnic neighborhood. His interest in music appeared in his early years, and it was in 2000 that he got the ASR-X musical sampler as a Christmas gift from his mother, which made him turn to music full-time. After high school, J. Cole enrolled at St. John’s University.

J. Cole Career

Cole struggled to get his career going, as he couldn’t create more than sampling for his songs. Nevertheless, in 2007 he released his first mixtape – “The Come Up” – and since then he’s become quite successful. He launched his own record label, Dreamville Records, and has since released five studio albums, all of which topped the US Billboard 200, US R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts.

The debut studio album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” came out in 2011, and achieved platinum status in the US, while his third album – “2014 Forest Hills Drive” – became the most popular, achieving triple-platinum status in the US. He then worked on his sixth studio album, “The Off Season”,  released late in 2021.

J. Cole Net Worth

Cole has become quite a successful rapper, and his wealth has increased to a large degree since the release of his first mixtape. So, have you wondered how rich J. Cole is? According to sources, the total sum of J. Cole’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, as of mid- 2024. Impressive, don’t you think?

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