• Jessica Gadsden is a fitness coach, personal trainer and gym consultant
• She met Charlamagne tha God in high school and they have been in an on-again-off-again relationship and later marriage
• Jessica has a Bachelors degree in mass communication and journalism, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and an MBA degree
• Charlamagne tha God was born Lenard Larry McKelvey, and is a radio personality and television host
• Charlamagne is worth an estimated $10 million and is 5ft 6ins tall

Who is Jessica Gadsden?

Charlamagne tha God has become a rather popular radio personality, and has also managed to expand that popularity to television and the social media. His wife Jessica Gadsden on the other hand, although thriving on her own, hasn’t been very active in the media. Jessica is a fitness coach, personal trainer and gym consultant.

Jessica Gadsden Age, Childhood, and Education

Jessica Gadsden was born on the 29th November 1981, in South Carolina, USA.

It was in high school that she met Charlamagne and since then they’ve been in an on-again-off-again relationship, and later marriage. Following high school matriculation, Jessica enrolled at the University of South Carolina-Columbia and received a Bachelors degree in mass communication and journalism. She’s always cherished knowledge, and furthered her studies by enrolled at Bergen Community College, from which she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. This isn’t all, as she then attended Webster University in Missouri, from which she has her MBA degree.


Although she initially studied to become a journalist, Jessica changed her plans, and gym became her daily routine. Her skills improved over the years, and she became a part of such athletic clubs and gyms as New York Blood Services, Core Fire Pilates, and East Shore Athletic Club, before she was able to start her own gym. Once this was fully equipped and running, she began working as a personal trainer and instructor.

Jessica Gadsden Net Worth, Body Stats, Appearance

Although not such a part of the media buzz as her husband, Jessica has earned herself a decent amount, and her net worth is now estimated at over $1 million, as of mid-2024. Jessica stands 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs about 136lbs ~ 62kgs. She has black hair and her eyes are brown.

Charlamagne tha God Bio

Born Lenard Larry McKelvey, on the 29th June 1978, in Charleston, South Carolina USA, he’s the son of Jehovah Witnesses, but has only revealed his father’s name, Larry Thomas McKelvey, who converted to Islam; his mother was an English teacher. Charlamagne spent his childhood in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and it was during his teenage years that his life took a turn for the worse. He began selling drugs, and twice ended up in jail after he was caught with marijuana and cocaine.

His third time in prison was because he was sitting in the back seat of a car when a shooting occurred, and refused to co-operate with the police. His father declined to post bail, so Charlamagne tha God spent 41 days in jail before his mother came good with bail money.

Career Start

Charlamagne then entered night school, and accepted his chance as a radio intern. Over the years, he created the stage persona Charlamagne tha God, drawing inspiration for the name from his drug dealer pseudonym Charles, and the Western European ruler King Charlemagne.

Charlamagne Tha God

He eventually got a position next to Wendy Williams, and co-hosted the radio show with her, but as the time went on, a rift between her and his way of conducting interviews appeared, which resulted in him being fired from the show in 2008. This turned out to be fortunate for the emerging radio host with a critical mind; with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, he started the radio show “The Breakfast Club”, which started airing on WWPR-FM, and after three years got into syndication.

Becoming a Star

Charlamagne has now become a radio star, and “The Breakfast Club” has reached 90 radio markets; furthermore, since 2014 the show is televised by REVOLT. Because of his personality, he’s been involved in numerous controversies with several celebrities, including rappers Lil’ Mama, Birdman, and Lil Duval, and also Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. All of these have actually resulted in an increase in his popularity, as many appreciate his critical thinking and attitude.

Television Work, YouTube, and Writing

As his career on radio improved, he tried himself on other media, and in 2011 became a cast member of the show “Guy Code”, which lasted until 2015. He also served as the host of the show “MTV’s Hip Hop POV” (2012), and most recently launched another show, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” (2019). On YouTube, Charlemagne tha God is the host of “Emerging Hollywood”, which can be found on “The Hollywood Reporter” official YouTube channel. Charlemagne tha God is also an author, having published two books so far.

His first publication “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It”, came out in 2017, and the second book “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me” in October 2018.

Net Worth and Body Stats

Charlamagne tha God has become rather wealthy, and his net worth is estimated at $10 million, as of mid-2024. He owns a lavish house in New York, and is the owner of a Grand Cherokee Jeep, valued at around $50,000. Charlamagne tha God is 5ft 6ins tall (1.68m), and weighs 158lbs (72kgs), with vital statistics of 42-15-33 inches He has brown eyes, and shaves his head.

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