JJ Redick is easily one of America’s most talked-about basketball players. From his famous three-point and free-throw shooting at Duke to his outstanding career with the NBA, Redick is undeniably a legend in the making. JJ Redick was drafted into the NBA in 2006 by the Orlando Magic where he started his mainstream basketball playing career. Redick has since played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, and The New Orleans Pelicans where he currently is. In 2010, the Chicago Bulls signed him for a solid $3million but the Orlando Magic quickly matched the offer. With a resume like that, I’d be walking head high too.
Besides breaking records on the court, Redricks also has a podcast named The Old Man and The Three where he talks all things basketball and entertainment. Well, with all that fame and success, you’re bound to wonder who helps him keep his feet on the ground.
- 1 So Who is the Beauty Beside the Basketball Beast?
- 2 Chelsea Kilgore’s Physical Characteristics
- 3 Chelsea Kilgore’s Early Life
- 4 Education
- 5 Chelsea Kilgore’s Relationship with JJ Redrick
- 6 Chelsea’s Beautiful family
- 7 What is Chelsea Kilgore Up To Besides Being A WAG?
- 8 How Much is Chelsea Kilgore Worth?
- 9 COVID 19 Heroes
So Who is the Beauty Beside the Basketball Beast?
Chelsea Kilgore is an American Pilates instructor. Chelsea came to the limelight when she began dating and eventually married basketball player JJ Redick in 2010, so she’s now popularly known as Chelsea Redick.
Chelsea Kilgore’s Physical Characteristics
The blonde beauty stands at about 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall and weighs (132lbs (60kgs). It’s not surprising that she would be in such great physical shape, given that she’s a wellness and fitness expert.
To complete an already perfect look are Chelsea’s hazel eyes.
Chelsea Kilgore’s Early Life
Chelsea Kilgore was born to parents John Kilgore and Robin Kilgore on 12 May 1987, in Florida, USA, with her twin sister Kylee Jean Kilgore, of Caucasian origin. Chelsea has maintained a very private life even in her celebrity status, and it’s unknown whether she has other siblings.
Chelsea Kilgore attended Canton Public School when she was younger, and later joined Mississippi State University, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and Teaching.
It was while she was in the university that she developed an interest in fitness, and subsequently ventured into the fitness world
Chelsea Kilgore’s Relationship with JJ Redrick
Chelsea Kilgore met JJ Redick early in his career, and has played a fundamental role in his ultimate success. The two met in 2008 while Redick was still playing for the Orlando Magic. JJ and Chelsea seemed to have moved quickly, and in 2009 JJ proposed to Chelsea, and they married less than one year later in a private ceremony.
Over the years JJ has often said that Chelsea is his rock, and he’s always down to spend his days off with her. In a sweet Instagram post, Redick wished his wife of 10 years a happy anniversary saying;
‘Celebrating 10 years of marriage today. Happy Anniversary, Chelsea. The last ten years have been the best of my life. Thanks for your love, your friendship, and for being the best mom to Knox and Kai. Cheers to many more decades.’
In a past interview, Redick says that one thing he loves about his wife Chelsea is that she makes sure he is not a jerk. I don’t think we can thank her enough!
Chelsea’s Beautiful family
Besides killing it in their professions, JJ and Chelsea have been blessed with a beautiful family.
In August 2014, they welcomed their firstborn son Knox, named after their favorite band Knox Hamilton and quite frankly if you made music, you’d want to make enough good music to inspire a legend.
In August 2016, they welcomed another bundle of joy Kai, who with his brother Knox is often seen accompanying his dad to the court before games. Can you imagine their little cute voices giving him the oh so needed pep talk?
What is Chelsea Kilgore Up To Besides Being A WAG?
Despite marrying a star, Chelsea still works as a Pilates instructor. She is passionate about her job, and her goal is to help her clients achieve their fitness goals by training and encouraging them to work for their bodies.
Besides working as a fitness instructor, Chelsea is also involved in running The JJ Redick Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by her husband to help teach children about basketball through youth clinics. The foundation is also linked to several charities, and it’s great to see people giving back to society.
How Much is Chelsea Kilgore Worth?
Largely through her career, Chelsea has amassed an impressive net worth of $2 million. She is estimated to gross an annual salary of as much as $450,000 – quite impressive! Her husband JJ Redick’s net worth stands at $26 million according to Forbes, and was ranked among the highest-paid athletes of 2019.
With a combined net worth that substantial, JJ and Chelsea are presumably living the American dream.
COVID 19 Heroes
It’s hard to talk about 2020 without mentioning the ongoing pandemic. With all the salary cuts and employee layoffs, it’s been a dark year for many families. Chelsea and her husband have taken the initiative to try and bring hope to the residents of New Orleans. Together with the Pelicans and Lineage, the Redicks announced a donation through Feeding America. They aim to provide over 1.8 million meals to needy Americans, and we must admit there’s nothing like a warm meal to brighten up a dark day.
Although Chelsea has managed to keep a low profile, and hide most details of her private life, she constantly makes an appearance on her husband’s Instagram page, and you have to admit they make a beautiful couple. The couple are also in constant contact with Chelse’s twin sister Kylee Jean, who lives in New York – the three often joke about Kylee being JJ Redick’s half-wife and you can’t help but love them.
The couple’s Brooklyn, New York home was recently featured on Architectural Digest, and there’s only one word to describe Chelsea’s homemaking skills, tremendous!