- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Hobbies and interesting facts
- 6 Social media presence
- 7 Appearance, clothing style
- 8 Net worth and salary
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Nicole Tuck is the wife of the world famous celebrity, DJ Khaled, and his official manager, but is also an entrepreneur. The two are more than successful, as they understand each other without even saying a word, and it helps them to achieve more goals particularly in DJ Khaled’s successful career. Let’s find out more about the story of their family, learn new details about Nicole’s business failures, net worth, etc.
Early life and family
Nicole Tuck was born on 7 December 1975, in New Rochelle, New York State USA, so under the sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality. She was born into a family of African-American and Palestinian descent, and she has a lot of relatives from both sides of her family. Nicole had a brother named Jonathan Tuck, but on 4 February 2018 he was shot dead when he was only 25 years old – reports from the CSI said Jonathan was intending to buy some cannabis, but was shot in his apartments in The Bronx, New York. Nicole has another sibling, a sister named Freshie Tuck. Nicole’s father, Elwood Tuck, is now 83 years old, and a veteran member of Summit Security Services, Inc. where he worked in the position of client service manager.
In 2015 he was rewarded with the Certificate of Recognition by New Rochelle African American History Monthly Committee, and the City School District of New Rochelle as Elwood was selected to become the candidate for the US Presidential Scholars Program. Nicole is also in very close and warm relationship with her mother, Pauline Vitale. She recently gifted her mother with a trip to Europe, with her sister Freshie which was a dream-come-true for Pauline, as she mentioned many times that she wanted to visit such cities as Amsterdam and Prague. Nicole posted many photos from their trip on her Instagram account.
Nicole matriculated from her local high school New Rochelle in 1994. In 2003 she graduated with a BA in fine arts from Marymount Manhattan College, and later she obtained an MD in education from Fordham University in 2005.
Done with her university education, Nicole decided to dedicate herself to her own business, and became an entrepreneur. She created an apparel brand and entitled it “ABU Apparel” which meant “Always Be You”. She started developing and promoting her brand in 2010, and signed commercial contracts with such famous rappers as Ace Hood, Akon. The brand was subsequently popularized by other celebrities such as DeRay Mckesson, and in 2012 DJ Khaled decided to become the major ambassador of Nicole’s brand, tagging “ABU Apparel” on all of his photos, encouraging his fans to buy clothes from his wife’s store. However, Nicole closed her business for unknown reasons, but later became her husband’s manager, and dedicated all her time to this work and to bringing up their son Asahd.
Many people consider that Nicole was lucky to start her relationship with DJ Khaled when he already became famous. However, Nicole once shared that they had been dating longer than a decade. When Nicole appeared at VH1 channel’s project “Dear Mama” in 2017, she laughed that ‘she had been a mother for 14 years’, meaning her long-term relationship with DJ Khaled. Nevertheless, DJ Khaled shared many times his appreciation for Nicole for her being near him and supporting him when they both had hard times. He said she always believed in him and it helped him to find strength to move forward.
Giving birth to her son Asahd live on Snapchat
DJ Khaled often called himself “King of the Snapchat”, as he liked to use the application to often chat with his friends and fans there; but no one could expect he would make his wife agree to go live on Snapchat when she felt strong contractions, and was about to give birth to their first son – on 23 October 2016 Nicole and DJ Khaled welcomed Asahd Tuck Khaled, and a few hours later both Nicole and DJ Khaled posted the first photos of their newborn son on their Instagram accounts. DJ Khaled shared with People Magazine that his biggest dream was to become “a family man”: ‘I’ve always wanted kids… This is my first kid and I’m excited and I want more. I’ve always wanted to be a family man. I’m in a great family and I want to have my own family at the same time’. It is worth mentioning that Nicole was never afraid to appear in public being pregnant, as she never hid her pregnancy. In 2016 she appeared at BET Awards along with DJ Khaled, and the nest year on 25 June 2017 the whole family with Asahd in Nicole’s arms, they again attended BET Awards to join the event and even the after-party. Nicole’s son is often spoilt by his father, though DJ Khaled admitted he just can’t behave in a different way, as he always knew he would spoil his children giving them everything he had, and only the best he could afford.
Controversy with Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled fake proposal
Nicole and DJ Khaled were already engaged when she became his unofficial manager – even though no wedding ceremony took place, even a private one, they both wore the rings as the sign of their union. However, the whole world was shocked when DJ Khaled proposed to Nicki Minaj in 2013 during the MTV News Block show – the screen displayed DJ Khaled holding the 10 carat diamond ring and saying: ‘I’ma be honest with you. I wanna marry you. I’m here today at MTV. Nicki Minaj, will you marry me?’. As Nicole had very warm and close relationship with her husband, she must have known that the whole situation was fake, but her fans were not so sure: they flooded her Instagram writing DJ Khaled was making a huge mistake and he had no right to behave in such a way. The denouement of the story was quite expected: both DJ Khaled and Nicki confirmed they had no intention to marry since they were ‘brother and sister’, as Nicki said in one of her interviews to MTV: ‘Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me’. Nicole never commented on the situation, staying as cool as she could.
Who is DJ Khaled?
Khaled Mohamed Khaled aka DJ Khaled was born on 26 November 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Similar to Nicole, he comes from a family of Palestinian descent, and is a devout Muslim, but admitted that ‘he could do better job at it’. DJ Khaled has a very special talent: he has a flair for future stars. He manages to find and see such people long before they become prominent. In such a way he found Birdman, Lil Wayne and Mavado at the very start of their careers. In 1998 he decided to become a DJ and a performer, and moved to Miami. He started working on the local radio station, and introduced himself with several nicknames: “Mr. Miami”, “Big Dog Pitbull”, “Beat Novacane” and “Arab Attack”, but he stopped using the latest one right after the terrorist attack on September 11. In 2004 DJ Khaled started his career of a music producer, working with Terror Squad, Fabolous, Fat Joe, and many other performers. DJ Khaled got the position of the president of Def Jam South Recordings in 2009, and the same year he founded the “We The Best Music Group” label. As of 2019, he collaborated and toured with such world famous stars as Jay Z, Cardi B, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.
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Hobbies and interesting facts
Even though Nicole is not the owner of her apparel brand for now (as she closed her clothes line), she is still very interested in everything related to fashion. She is a close friend of Patricia Field, and was invited to her birthday party. In December 2018, DJ Khaled also participated in Patricia’s Fashion Runway Show in Miami, at the Wynwood Art Gallery.
Social media presence
Nicole hasn’t been very active on social media recently, as she hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since February 2018, however, her profile there is still followed by over 27,000 subscribers. She doesn’t have a Twitter account or a Facebook page. As to her husband, he is way more active on social media – his Instagram account has over 16 million subscribers, while his Twitter is read by over 4.6 million people. His Facebook page is ‘liked’ and followed by more than 3.6 million users.
Appearance, clothing style
Nicole has long and naturally very curly dark-brown hair, and dark brown eyes. In the early ‘90s Nicole once cut her hair very short and even dyed it blonde with black leopard-like spots on her head, but has never repeated such an experiment after she started dating her fiancé. Nicole is taller than her husband as she is 5 ft 7 ins (1.7 m) tall, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-29-36. As to her clothing style, she prefers classy and elegant looks, and often wears dresses and feminine suits, but can also switch to casual clothes for a friend’s party. She likes wearing hats.
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Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, DJ Khaled shares his net worth with his wife not only in term of their family, but also because she is still his manager, so Nicole’s income directly depends on DJ Khaled’s successful album sales, tours and commercial contracts. Dj Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million, and the couple also possess their Sunny Isles Beach house in Florida which costed them $6 million, and a Bentley car valued at $70,000. Both, Nicole and DJ Khaled, work hard to make a problem-free future for their son, Asahd.