Charlamagne tha God is often vocal about a lot of different subjects, but there’s one area of his own life he keeps out of the public eye. For those who don’t know, Charlamagne’s personal life is usually off limits on many different levels. In fact, his personal life is kept so private fans rarely ever see his wife, Jessica Gadsden. So, when the famed Breakfast Club host stepped out with his wife the other day, he definitely turned quite a few heads. According to The Shade Room, Now, their photo is going viral on social media and the couple has received tons of mixed reactions. Apparently, fans many different takes on the photo.
To many fans, Charlamagne’s rare photo with his wife came as a shock for a number of reasons. Since the radio host often finds himself at the center of controversy when it comes to politics and social issues, many fans were shocked by her appearance for a couple reason. Apparently, many fans didn’t know Charlamagne’s wife was black. In addition to that, she’s a brown-skinned black woman, not fair-complected as most assumed based on Charlamagne’s radio antics. One person said, “Omg she’s black? Why am I so surprised about this lol and she’s brown skin … ouuuu Charlemagne I seeeeee youuuuuuuuu she’s beautiful.”
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Others also noted how she bares a striking resemblance to her husband. You’ve probably heard that old tale about people beginning to resemble each other after dating so long. Well, to fans, that’s how it seems for Charlamagne and Jessica. For those who don’t know, the two were actually high school sweethears and now they’ve been together for more than 17 years. Since fans believe the two actually look alike, many are callin’ her Charlamagne tha Godness. But of course, some of the comments were a bit brash. “She look like him in a wig. I guess it is true,when you with someone for awhile you start looking like them.” Another fan agreed, “They look alike. I’m guessing that’s what they mean when spouse’s start looking like each other. Good for him. I didn’t even know he was married. She’s beautiful!!”
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Needless to say, many social media users were highly criticial of Jessica’s appearance, but then there were other fans who came to Charlamagne’s defense. One Facebook user reminded readers of the chapter in Charlamagne’s book where he discussed his wife and how she’s always been there for him. “If anybody know Charlamagne would know she was there from day one, through all his struggles, when he was broke, they were high school sweethearts if I’m not mistaken.. he talked about all this in his book,” one social media user said. Another commented, “I always wondered what his wife looked like bc he always talks sooo much junk about people..lol! But it’s nice to see him with a beautiful black queen!”
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Despite being together for so many years, Charlamagne and Jessica didn’t decide to tie the knot until 2014. During an interview with XO Necole, he admitted he initially had no problem with the fact that they weren’t man and wife but all of that changed when their daughter asked him a very interesting question. “You have to show your kids love. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to get married. Me and the mother of my kids have been together since high school. When you have your seven-year-old daughter asking why you and mommy don’t have the same last name, that affects you as a man. It made me think, ‘Well, why don’t we? What’s stopping me from taking that next step?’”
He continued, “Love is something you have to witness. It’s good to see two parents living in the house, embracing each other, laughing and talking; you have to lead by example.” He went on to share a detailed example of his take on being a positive role model for their daughter. “She also understands the value of a dollar, and how hard her parents work to provide the life she has. At seven-years-old, she’s sassy. She already has plans and goals and things that she wants to accomplish, and I’m not going to let anyone take that from her. I’m going to let her be a strong as she wants; I’m not going to let her be submissive to anyone. You have to really empower your children and teach them that they’re bosses, kings, queens and goddesses.”
Even then, Charlamagne made it clear why you won’t see his family on social media. “First of all, I’m not raising my kids via social media. I never felt like that was a place for my family to be. I don’t knock anyone who does it, but I don’t want my family on Facebook or Twitter. That’s something I chose not to do. Some of my homies have told me that they wish they would have listened to me and not put their kids on social media because now when they’re out in the streets, strangers recognize their kids. We live in a creepy world where people want to take photos with celebrities family members and that doesn’t make sense to me.”
So although fans rarely see Jessica Gadsden, it’s definitely safe to say she and Charlamagne are in it for the long haul.