Charlamagne Tha God is a renowned American radio host, author, and television personality; best known for hosting Power FM’s The Breakfast Club along with the famous DJ Envy and Angela Yee. He started his career several years ago working as a co-host on Wendy Williams show titled The Wendy Williams Experience on VH1. He rose to fame following his appearance on The Breakfast Show.
Aside from his radio career, Charlamagne has also appeared on several television shows including MTV’s Guy Court, Girl Code, and Guy Code. He released his first New York Times bestselling book titled Black Privilege in 2017. He is also a happily married man and a father of two. Learn more about him below.
Charlamagne Tha God: Bio (Age)
Born Lenard Larry McKelvey in Charleston, South California on June 29, 1978; Larry was raised in Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South California. While he was growing up, he was a very stubborn kid and this made his father to hate him so much. He experienced a very tough childhood and was arrested several times for allegedly being in possession of illicit drugs including cocaine and marijuana, among others. During his last arrest, Larry spent six weeks in jail before he was bailed by his mother.
Upon his release, he had a rethink about his way of life and decided to change his life for the better. He started attending a night school and also got a job at the VH1 radio station where he met Wendy Williams. Adopting the name Charlamagne Tha God, he began to assist Wendy on her show titled The Wendy Williams Experience. With his wide experience as a co-presenter, Charlamagne has a unique style of satisfying his audience.
Leaving the VH1 radio station in 2008, Charlamagne Tha God joined Power 105 FM in 2010. Alongside Angela Yee and DJ Envy, he started hosting the popular morning show called The Breakfast Club for which he has garnered wide popularity. He also appeared on the MTV2 comedy show titled Guy Code from 2011 to 2015. Teaming up Andrew Schulz, he co-hosted the Loud Speakers Network podcast called The Brilliant Idiots. He hosted his self-titled show on MTV2 and also starred in the MTV New Year’s Live in 2013 and 2014. He worked as a correspondent for the MTV Video Music Awards held in 2015.
His other shows include Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God, Guy Court, Girl Code, as well as the BET’s Inside the Label, among others. He is also a writer and has authored a New York Times bestselling non-fiction titled Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It. The book was released in May 2017.
Is He Gay?
Wondering if Charlamagne is gay or not? Well, the answer is not farfetched. Being a media personality comes with its own hurdles and constant scrutiny by your audience. For a top-notch presenter like Charlamagne, it hasn’t been a bird of roses either. Bearing in mind your audiences include people with diverse beliefs and interests; you’d be very meticulous when it comes to what you say.
In view of that fact, Charlamagne has always been vocal about his sexual orientation and at the same time, he pledges support to the LGBTQ rights and struggles. He believes everyone should be given equal opportunity to make choices of who they want to be. However, he has had his own share of criticisms from the members of the LGBTQ community following his comment on an episode of the breakfast show held in July 2017. His guest comedian Lil Duval made a joke about killing his sex partner if she turns out to be a transgender but Charlamagne, on the other hand, added that such women should be put to jail for not disclosing their sexuality. Some of the trans activists have opposed his invitation of gay haters to the breakfast show. His response has always been that it’s a platform for everyone both LGBT and others.
Apparently, Charlamagne Tha God has kept his love life away from the media which has gotten him involved in a few controversies about his sexual orientation. However, he is not gay. He is happily married and a proud father of two adorable kids.
Charlamagne Tha God’s Wife, Daughter, and Baby Mama
In addition to his blossoming career, Charlamagne is also successful in his love life. He is happily married to his high school girlfriend named Jessica Gadsden who was born in 1980; just like Charlamagne, she is also from South California. Jessica is a graduate of Journalism and mass communication and has a master’s degree from Webster University. She is currently working as a gym and fitness instructor who specializes in bodyweight training and gymnastics.
The lovebirds met each other during their high school days and they have been in a long-term relationship. Despite having different career paths, the duo has continued to enjoy a blissful relationship to date. They decided to take their relationship to the next level by walking down the aisle on September 6, 2014. Their wedding was attended by family members and close friends. The couple has two lovely daughters.
Charlamagne has kept his family away from the media eye to avoid being involved in rumours and controversies. Also, he doesn’t have a baby mama but has a show segment dedicated to the baby mamas. The star always mentions his wife and kids on his shows and podcast but has never disclosed any personal details about them including their names. He has been enjoying a blissful married life for over four years and there is no sign of divorce or break up yet.
Height: How Tall is Charlamgne Tha God?
The unique media star is a very handsome and brilliant dude. He has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 72 kg. Charlamagne has a great physique and a glance at him would show you that he has done some great job at the gym. He has wonderful body measurements (chest-biceps-hips) of 42-15-33 inches. Additionally, he has brown eyes and black hair.