General

Chelsea Kilgore was born on 12 May 1987, in Florida, USA so is thirty-two years old. She is a fitness and Pilates instructor, who became better known as the wife of famous National Basketball Association NBA player J.J. Redick. She and has brown eyes and blonde hair, and since she is married to a famous athlete she has been getting a lot of public attention, but still likes to keep a low profile.

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She mostly spends her time taking care of their two young sons, and she is very supportive of her husband’s career. JJ himself has mentioned several times that she has the most important role in his life, and in a short film made about his life he talked about the sacrifices which she had made for the sake of their family, especially as they have to move a lot. She is also taking care of her husband’s foundation, proving to be a crucial part.

Early life

Chelsea Kilgore is of mixed ethnicity; her parents’ names are John and Robin, AND She has a twin sister named Kylee Jean. She went to ‘Canton Public School’, and afterward she earned a degree from Mississippi State University, studying elementary education and teaching. After that, she fell in love with the world of fitness, and moving into this field, soon became a certified Pilates instructor.

Chelsea does not like to talk about her private life and her family, so we do not have too much information.

JJ Redick and Chelsea Kilgore with their baby

However, judging by social media posts on her husband’s account, it’s obvious that she is very close to her sister, as they often post photos of the two of them. She likes to refer to her sister as her best friend, and even JJ calls Kylee Jean his ‘half-wife’.

Love life and family

Chelsea rose to prominence because of her marriage to J.J. Redick. They started dating back in 2008, but haven’t disclosed how they met. After enjoying each other’s company for a year, Reddick proposed and they became engaged, and had a wedding ceremony in 2010.

Chelsea has since given birth to son Knox in August 2014 and their second son Kai in August 2016. There are no scandals and or affairs attributed to them, so they seem to be a very stable couple.

Her husband – JJ Redick

Jonathan Clay “JJ” Redick was born on 24 June 1984. JJ was born in Tennessee, in a place called Cookeville, to parents Jeanie and Ken Redick. He comes from a basketball family, since his father played university basketball in Ohio for two seasons, and his sisters Catie and Alyssa also played college basketball.

His younger brother, on the other hand, opted for football and play in college, but he decided not to pursue a career in this sport due to an injury. Redick was nicknamed JJ back when he was a child because his twin sisters used to address him repeatedly by his original nickname that was only “J”. His family is Christian, and he has several tattoos that are related to the Bible.

He went to Duke University, and graduated with a major in history, while his minor was cultural anthropology, and played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

He is a professional basketball player since selected by the Orlando Magic as the 11th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.  He now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. He made news headlines when charged with DUI back in 2006 in North Carolina, to which he pleaded guilty. Today he has his own podcast called “The Ringer”, which he launched in 2017.

Social media and Net worth

Even though her husband is one of the more prominent players in the NBA, and is highly paid with an estimated net worth of over $26 million, Chelsea is not doing too badly herself. People might be surprised that she is worth over $2 million, earned from being a successful Pilates instructor, and also managing her husband’s foundation, but other than that we do not know anything about her current business endeavors and investments.

We also do not have exact information about her salary, nor about their house and car that she drives. However, the family reputedly leads quite a lavish lifestyle.

When it comes to social media, Chelsea seems to value her privacy and doesn’t have any public accounts.  However, she does appear very often in JJ’s Instagram account – luckily for us, he has around 30,000 followers.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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