Who Is Melissa Heholt? J. Cole's Wife Is An Impressive Woman
If you thought that there were too many celebrity divorces this past year, perhaps 2016 will tell a different kind of story. And one rapper in particular may be starting to reverse the celebrity marriage curse. Case in point: In a recent interview, movie director Ryan Coogler inadvertently revealed that J. Cole is married to one Melissa Heholt. So who is she? You know, the woman with whom Cole is going to break the failed celebrity marriage spell? Well, we will definitely take a deeper look at her. But first, the marriage's introduction into the public eye deserves some attention.
When I say Coogler "inadvertently" exposed J. Cole's marriage, I mean it. The Creed director asked the rapper how getting married "changed" him, realized his slip-up, and apologized by saying he'd never interviewed anyone before. Cole, who is an exceedingly good sport, responded, "That was like one thing to not do. But it's all good... They know now." Isn't it nice when celebrities own up to things instead of trying to really poorly scramble to pull the wool over our eyes? It's like a breath of fresh air, I tell ya.
Back to Heholt, though. If one things for sure, it's that the new Cole-Heholt family is made up of two very successful and ambitious partners. Here's some more info about the new bride.
1. She's Private
To be frank here folks, there is not a ton of information about Heholt out there. And it's probably because she likes it that way, which you've got to respect. The pair seem to keep their relationship low-key (see: story above), but that doesn't mean that it's any less special.
2. She's Been With J. Cole For Over A Decade
According to Bossip, Heholt and Cole apparently met in college (St. John’s University), where they became college sweethearts. They've been together ever since and reportedly got engaged in 2015, according to Bossip.
3. She's An Event Planner
She even founded her own event planning company, Statice Events. According to the company's Facebook page:
Statice Events covers all angles, from venue selection to event day coordination. We are with our client every step of the way, to ensure they receive superior service, as well as a calm, intimate, and cost-effective event-planning experience. We will work endlessly to ensure all ideas and wishes for the client's event come to fruition. Statice Events guarantees each client a flawless event that will be remembered by them and their guests long after the event commences.
4. She's A Renaissance Woman
She wrote in the About Me section of her event planning website:
Event planning began as just a hobby for me, eventually blooming into a life-long passion. One would wonder why it took me until after I graduated with a M.S. in Childhood Education and some time teaching to figure this out. The process of planning an event gives me excitement like no other, so much that I was crowned the “go to girl” for planning special events amongst, my family, friends, and collegiate organizations.
5. She's The Executive Director Of J. Cole's Dreamville Foundation
In an interview with Karla With A Kay, Heholt said:
The Dreamville Foundation was started in October 2011 based in Fayetteville, N.C., to reveal to the youth their limitless potential through positive experiences, whether it is an event or program. I have been very involved with this organization as their Executive Director, helping to establish the organization and coordinate its events and programs.
So, yeah. As you've probably surmised, they're going to run the world together some day.