Jon Batiste Girlfriend, Is He Married Amid Gay Rumors? Answer's Here
- Date of Birth 11-11-1986
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Metairie, Louisiana, United States
- Profession Musician
- Birth Name Jonathan Michael Batiste
- Zodiac Sign Scorpio
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Estella Batiste
- Mother Jean Batiste
- Brother/s 6
- Sister/s No
- Children/Kids No
- Relationship Status Dating
- Girlfriend Suleika Jaouad
- Gay No
- Net Worth $4 million
- Awards American Jazz Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, the Harry Chapin ASCAP Humanitarian Award and the Movado Future Legend Award
- Nominees 2018 Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance, 2020 r Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and r Best New Age Album
- Education St. Augustine High School, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Juilliard School
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JonBatisteMusic/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/JonBatiste
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jonbatiste/?hl=en
Over the years, there have been numerous speculations around musician Jon Batiste's sexuality and personal life. While many assume the singer to be a straight man, there have also been multiple claims on him being a gay man.
Uninfluenced by those gossips and rumors, Jon falsifies all the speculations. He is in a serious relationship with his partner for over a decade.
With Cancer-Survivor Girlfriend For 17 Years; Getting Married?
Jon has been involved in a long-term relationship with Emmy award-winning writer Suleika Jaouad.
Suleika, a writer for a leading publication, is a cancer survivor. She underwent a bone marrow transplant surgery in 2012. At the time, the doctors mentioned that she only had a 35% chance of surviving in the long-run. But, proving the odds right, Suleika survived cancer while having the support of her boyfriend.
Jon and his girlfriend have been dating for more than a decade now. The couple first met at a band camp about 17 years ago. In the last few years, they made several public appearances together, and their glowing chemistry made any "happily married" couple envy.
In 2018, Jon and his partner attended the New York screening of the Netflix show Quincy. They also went to the 60th Grammy Awards in September, showing a glimpse of their passionate love.
Jon Batiste and girlfriend, Suleika Jaouad at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards held in September 2018 (Photo: Jon Batiste's Instagram)
Although Jon's family would be happy to welcome Suleika to their team, the pair have not revealed their plans for getting married yet. Even if the couple doesn't get married, Jon has surely stuck a tight slap on those faces who claimed him to be gay.
Jon Batiste Bio Includes Net Worth
Jon Batiste was born on 11 November 1986 in Metairie, Louisiana. He was brought up in a musical family surrounded by Lionel Batiste and Harold Batiste.
By the time he was 8 years, he had already started to play percussion and drums with his family band, Batiste Brothers Band. And as per his mother's suggestion, he switched to the piano at the age of 11. He then gradually started developing piano skills by taking classical music lessons. When he was 17, he released Times in New Orleans.
For his education, he went to ST. Augustine High School New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in New Orleans graduating in 2004. He then attended Juilliard School, where he received a Bachelor of Music in 2011 and received a Master of Music in 2013.
During his time at Juilliard, he came up with his second album, Live in New York: At the Rubin Museum of Arts. By 2006, he was a famous face around South Africa, Spain, London, Lisbon, Paris, and the United States.
After a year, he made his debut in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; at that time, he was 20 years old. He produced & performed his own shows and conducted music classes all around the Netherland in inner-city schools.
Known for his unique voice and Aurora, Jon is the founder and frontrunner of The Stay Human Band. Jon, who is 33, has traveled worldwide to showcase his musical talent and has performed in more than 40 countries to this day.
The bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert released his latest album, "Hollywood Africans," on 28 September 2018, which has been rocking the charts lately.
The pianist has a net worth of $4 million, and he is expected to earn a salary ranging from $10,400 to $10,4000 per year. Further, the musician has been on several musical tours and even performed at concerts, which is why his net worth is assumed to be in millions.
Jon is at the prominent height of his career, and if he continues with the same energy and passion, nothing can stop him from amassing all that one desires.