Who is Jessica Ditzel?

Many celebrity wives live in the shadow of their popular, successful husbands, or vice versa, but that wasn’t the choice for Jessica Ditzel. Being the wife of the famous comedian, Joe Rogan, for her might be both curse and a blessing, however, she’s managed to build the name for herself after she married.

Jessica is a former model, who worked for numerous fashion brands, and besides her modeling career has worked various other jobs too, such as managing assistant, account executive, and cocktail waitress. Currently, she keeps her life away from the public eye, and it seems that she’s devoted her time to raising her children.

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Early life, family, and education

Jessica was born into a middle-class family on 18 July 1975, in Sugar Land, Texas USA. Her age is 47, and she’s well-known for her long blonde hair and piercing green-blue eyes, which many connect with her Caucasian heritage; she holds American nationality. She spent most of her childhood in her hometown, but otherwise hasn’t spoken much about her parents, but it’s known that she has an older sister, Trinity. Some reports were saying that Jessica is a TV producer (The Simpsons) and the daughter of the late comedian, Robert Schimmel, however, this isn’t the truth.

Jessica attended Doherty High School, and after she matriculated in 1993, she enrolled at California State University-Long Beach, earning herself a BA degree in 1997.

Career

Following her graduation, Jessica began working as a cocktail waitress in a Los Angeles nightclub, and by day as a management assistant in a rent-a-car agency. Subsequently, she began serving as a product analyst for Volvo.

She came into the spotlight back in 2010 by modeling for M Model Management; her modeling career was short, but she sure left a mark in the fashion industry.

Love life before marriage

Jessica Ditzel dated  Keven ‘Dino’ Conner, a Texas native R&B singer, and the lead vocalist of the group H-Town. The two have a daughter, named Kayja Rose, born in 1996, and Jessica claims that she’s raised her as a single mother.

Keven and Jessica broke up, and he began dating a new girlfriend. Sadly, they both died in a car accident back in 2003.

Husband and children

Jessica met her future husband Joe Rogan in 2001, one summer night while she was working as a cocktail waitress, and it seems that this was love at the first sight. The two began dating, and became engaged in 2008, soon after which Jessica gave birth to their first daughter, Lola. They tied the knot in the following year, and in 2010, their family got a new member, as Jessica gave birth to another daughter, named Rosy.

Speaking of Jessica’s daughter Kayja Rose, Joe adopted her, and she took his last name. When she launched her music career, Kayja Rose chose to go simply by her birth name, although people often refer to her as a ‘stepdaughter of Joe Rogan’; she doesn’t have a problem with that.

If you’re interested in following Jessica on social media platforms, you will find her under the name ‘jessica rogan’, although her Instagram account is private and her bio ironically states ‘anonymity is underrated’.

Wealth

Jessica and her family lived in Joe’s house in Bell Canyon, Simi Hills, California, and then he bought another near their home for $5 million. However, in 2020, they relocated to Lake Austin, Texas, reportedly bought at a price of $14 million.

If you wondered about the wealth this family possesses, let us tell you that Jessica’s net worth has been estimated at close to $3 million, while her husband, Joe Rogan, has a net worth estimated at over $120 million.

Who is Joe Rogan?

Joseph James ‘Joe’ Rogan was born on 11 August 1967, in Newark, New Jersey USA, where he spent most of his early childhood days. He was raised mostly by his single mother, after his parents divorced when he was five years old.

Speaking of his father, they have not been in contact since Joe was seven years old; he once spoke about his father, Joseph, saying that he was a police officer and that all that he remembers about him are flashes of domestic violence, but adding that he doesn’t hate him.

Joe and his mother moved to San Francisco, California, and then, to Gainesville, Florida before they settled in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, where Joe attended Newton South High School. Upon matriculating in 1985, Joe enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, however, he didn’t graduate.

Joe had an interest in martial arts from an early age, and he practiced karate, Taekwondo, and kickboxing. His friends from Taekwondo school convinced him to try stand-up comedy, and he was 21 years old when he made his stand-up debut at a Stitches club in Boston.

In 1994, Joe moved to Los Angeles, and made his acting debut portraying Frank Valente in the series “Hardball”, and the, from 1995 until 1999, he portrayed Joe Garelli in the Primetime Emmy-awarded romantic comedy series “NewsRadio”.

Some of his notable movie roles have been in the comedies “Venus & Vegas”, “Zookeeper”, and “Here Comes the Boom”. However, Joe is perhaps known best for his Podcast Series “The Joe Rogan Experience”, which has had over 1,000 episodes since 2009. In 2018, the podcast was nominated for the Shorty Award for Best Podcast.

Joe also serves as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator.

Speaking of his personal life, before he married Jessica Ditzel, Joe was in several relationships. It is known that he was dating Ali Macofsky, who is also a comedian, and that he was in a relationship with Rachelle Lean, a glamour model who also worked as a ring girl in mixed martial arts.

In 1997, Joe was in a relationship with Jerri Manthey, an actress also known as a contestant in the reality show “Survivor”. After the two broke up, Joe dated Lakana Zee, an Asian model.

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