• Jessica Gadsden is an American fitness instructor and personal coach, best known for being the spouse of Charlamagne Tha God.
• She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications, and from Webster University in St. Louis with a Master's degree in Business Administration and Management.
• She has built up a reputation for herself in the fitness world and advocates for healthy living.
• She is married to Charlamagne Tha God and they have two daughters together.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJune 29, 1980
DiedJanuary 28, 814 AD, Aachen, Germany
SpouseLuitgard, Fastrada, Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Desiderata of the Lombards

Who is Jessica Gadsden?

Jessica Gadsden is a self-established American fitness instructor as well as a personal coach, who apart from being successful in her area of expertise, is probably best known for being the spouse of American radio host and television personality – Charlamagne Tha God – who is widely recognized as the co-host of “The Breakfast Club” radio show.

Early Life and Education

Jessica was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on the 29th November 1981, in South Carolina, USA, and apart from being of American nationality and African-American ethnicity, she is allegedly of Armenian descent as well. Further details about her early life and childhood as well as the data about her family’s background, her parents and any siblings, have never been publicly disclosed to the present day.

When it comes to her schooling background, Gadsden is quite a well-educated person. Upon matriculating from a local high school, in 2000 she enrolled at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, from which she graduated in 2004, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. Jessica then continued her schooling at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, from which in 2007 she earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. In addition, in 2012 she attended Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, from which she graduated in the following year, with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology.


Upon completing her ‘enviable academic pursuits’, Jessica dived into the world of fitness. She began her career at the New York Blood Center, one of the largest American non-profit community-based blood collection and distribution organizations. She later began to build a name for herself as a fitness instructor at Core Fire Pilates, which was followed by the position of manager of the East Shore Athletic Club in Charleston, South Carolina.

Over the years, Jessica Gadsden has built up a reputation for herself as a self-established fitness instructor and personal coach, covering almost all aspects of fitness and healthy life such as Pilates, gymnastics as well as bodybuilding and dieting.

Personal Life

Interested in Jessica’s personal life, aren’t you? Well, aside from the abovementioned, there aren’t many personal details about Jessica’s private life, as she has somehow managed to keep it quite secretive, and far from the mass media. However, it has been publicly acknowledged that she is a married to Charlamagne Tha God, with whom she’s welcomed two children, both daughters.

As someone who is deeply involved in fitness and is an advocate of healthy life, the 37-year-old Jessica sports a slim and toned figure, standing 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighing around 136lbs (62kgs). She has a dark and curly hair while the color of her eyes is brown. Some other details about her appearance such as her vital statistics have never been disclosed so far. Jessica is not active on any of the currently popular social media networks.

Jessica Gadsden’s husband Charlamagne Tha God

Lenard Larry McKelvey is the son of Larry Thomas McKelvey, and was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on the 29th June 1978 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, so of American nationality and African American ethnicity. Spending the majority of his childhood in the town of Moncks Corner in South Carolina, Lenard began selling drugs while a teenager. For possession of marijuana and later cocaine he was arrested twice, while after witnessing a shooting, he was arrested for a third time when he spent 41 days imprisoned before his mother posted bail. After serving his time in jail, he attended night school and eventually became a radio intern.

In the late 1990s he was appointed as a ‘second mic’ to radio host Wendy, Williams and then came up with a stage name ‘Charlamagne Tha God’, based on Charlemagne (often referred to as Charles the Great) who was known as the ‘Father of Europe’, while also resembling Lenard’s drug dealing pseudonym ‘Charles’ – he added ‘Tha God’ because ‘it sounded cool’. Charlamagne Tha God built a name for himself in the radio industry for his upfront approach to questioning his guests, and came into the limelight in 2008 when he launched his own syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club”, which is airing on WWPR-FM and which besides him, is co-hosted by Angela Yee and DJ Envy.

Besides radio, he has appeared on television as well. Between November 2011 and March 2015, he appeared in MTV2’s comedy TV show “Guy Code”, while in 2016 he worked on his own television talk show entitled “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne”. Additionally, he tried his luck as an actor, and appeared in a couple of episodes of “Mumbai Chopra: Misadventures of an It Girl”, and “Empire” TV series in 2014, while in 2017 he made his debut big screen appearance in the comedy movie “Bodied”. His latest acting engagement was an appearance in the 2018 musical comedy film “The After Party”.

Charlamagne Tha God is also known as an author – his debut book entitled “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It” was released in 2017, and was described as ‘a street-smart self-help guide’ which peaked at No. 6 of the New York Times’ best-selling hardback non-fiction books chart. His second book – ” Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me” – hit the shelves in October 2018.

Jessica and Charlamagne Tha God’s Marriage

The two were high school sweethearts, and have been together since then, actually spending the next 16 years dating each other. However, things weren’t always going smoothly for them. Although their relationship ‘stood the test of time’, it was challenged on several occasions by infidelity of both of them. However, after one of their daughters asked them why they didn’t share a mutual surname, the couple decided to tie the knot on the 6th September 2014. Since their marriage, Jessica and her spouse are quite secretive about their love life as they do not want to raise their children under the influence of the social networks. Even their daughter’s names are kept away from the media.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this famous spouse has accumulated so far? How rich Jessica Gadsden is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of her net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around a sum of $1 million, with an annual salary of at least $40,000. It has been acquired primarily through her career in the fitness world, as an instructor and a personal coach.

General Info

Full NameCharlamagne Tha God
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJune 29, 1980
DiedJanuary 28, 814 AD, Aachen, Germany
Height5ft 6in
ProfessionTV Personality, Radio personality, Hood Hard starring Lil Ru, Diamond & Princess, and Mac A Don, Intro, Mirror Dance starring Mr. Taylor, Radio personality, TV Personality
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseLuitgard, Fastrada, Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Desiderata of the Lombards
ChildrenLouis the Pious, Pepin the Hunchback, Pepin of Italy, Charles the Younger, Rotrude, Drogo of Metz, Theodrada, Bertha, daughter of Charlemagne, Hugh, Ruodhaid, Gisela, Adalhaid, Hiltrude, Adaltrude, Amaudru, Alpaida, Hildegarde, Lothair, Richbod, Abbott of Saint-Riquier, Theodoric, son of Charlemagne
ParentsLarry Thomas McKelvey, Pepin the Short, Bertrada of Laon, Larry Thomas McKelvey
SiblingsCarloman I, Gisela, Abbess of Chelles, Chrothais, Adelais, Bertha, Pepin


MoviesGrow House, Ringside
TV ShowsCharlamagne and Friends, MTV's Hip Hop POV

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