As far as the hip-hop genre is concerned, there are very few names that compare to that of Jermaine Lamarr Cole, popularly known as J.Cole, in terms of popularity, commercial success, and respectability. Outside of his music, J.Cole further stands out via his personal life where he is has been with the same woman, Melissa Heholt for over a decade.
In a genre reputable for baby mamas and broken relationships, J.Cole and Melissa Heholt’s relationship has been a change of pace in the public image of the hip hop genre when it comes to personal relationships. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one half of the relationship that is rebranding the public image of hip hop relationships. Read on to learn all about Melissa Heholt.
Melissa Heholt – Biography, Age
While we do know that Melissa Heholt was born on the 10th of October, 1987, we have zero information regarding her birthplace or her birth parents, who like most things about the wife of the famed rapper, have been kept away from the media. When it comes to her education, however, there is little more information on the details, through which we know that she attended Archbishop Molloy High School, before she headed to St. John’s University in New York where she earned a degree in Health Administration.
Before she decided to study Business at the college level, Melissa Heholt had a deep-seated interest in becoming a teacher due to her affinity for caretaking. She, however, decided against pursuing a career in teaching when she considered the income revenue teachers. Following graduation from college, Melissa Heholt found herself bouncing from one job to another, looking for the perfect fit for her interest and financial needs, before deciding to head back to school to procure a Masters degree in Elementary Education, in pursuit of a career in teaching.
After graduation, she worked as a teacher for a short while but was disillusioned by the state of the American Education system, eventually deciding to quit the profession and pursue a career in event planning, another passion of hers. She established her company, Statice Events in 2014 and has continued to work as an event planner ever since. While she continues to manage her successful private business, she also serves as the executive director of Dreamville Foundation, which was established by her husband, J.Cole and is designed to help challenged youths reach their potential through several programs and creation of positive experiences. The Foundation was established in 2011 and is currently based in North Carolina.
Personal Life – Son and J.Cole
Melissa Heholt and J.Cole have a relationship that sets itself apart from the stereotype in Hip Hop and it further does so by being a very private relationship. Apart from occasional interviews and some lyrics from his music, J.Cole hardly talks about his wife and therefore, very little is known about their relationship.
However, being as famous as he is, it is hard to have total secrecy and we have been able to gather some information about Melissa Heholt and J.Cole, starting with the fact they met while they were both at St. John’s University.
At the time, J.Cole was a student of Communication and Business while Melissa studied Health Administration. They began dating in the university and for the subsequent decade, she supported the hip hop rapper through his days of struggle until he became one of the biggest hip-hop names on the planet.
When exactly Melissa Heholt and J.Cole got married is unknown, but it was revealed they were married in 2016 by J.Cole himself, who uncharacteristically confirmed information about his personal life during an interview with acclaimed film director, Ryan Coogler, who is known for films like Black Panther and Creed. Since they have been together, the couple has had several beautiful moments, including the welcoming of a son, whose name, like many things about the couple, is unknown.
Other Facts About Her
A couple of her hobbies includes traveling and cooking.
She has three younger siblings and she is the first child of her parents.
Although she undoubtedly lives with her husband in New York, she grew up in New Jersey.
For a long time, people believed that her son was actually a girl.