Joe Rogan is an actor, comedian, and mixed martial arts color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But he’s perhaps best known as a pioneer of podcasting.
His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, officially launched in 2009 and has featured a diverse array of guests on his show, from Sen. Bernie Sanders to Elon Musk. However, he’s also faced plenty of criticism for giving a platform to controversial figures like conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes. Now over a decade into his podcasting career, Rogan is now one of the highest-paid podcasters in the world.
Rogan’s popularity has naturally invited questions into his personal life. Fans have sought intel on his marital status and family—anything to give them more insight into the man they tune into every week. Here’s what we know about Joe Rogan’s wife, Jessica, to whom he’s been married for over a decade.
Who Is Jessica Rogan?
Joe Rogan’s wife was born Jessica Ditzel in Sugar Land, Texas. Contrary to multiple reports, she is not the daughter of late comedian Robert Schimmel.
Little is known about Jessica’s background but she reportedly graduated from Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO in 1993. She later went to California State University-Long Beach, but details of her major or degree are unknown. Sidomex Entertainment reports that she previously worked for M Model Management, as well as serving as an account executive at Robert Half Technology and a product analyst at Volvo Motorsports. We have not been able to verify those details, however.
Jessica was previously in a relationship with Keven “Dino” Conner of the Texas R&B group H-Town. Conner was killed in a car accident with his then-girlfriend in 2003. He was the father to Jessica’s daughter, Kayja Rose; however, Jessica is said to have raised her as a single mother.
How Did Joe And Jessica Build A Family Together?
Rogan met Jessica in 2001 when the former model was working as a cocktail waitress in Los Angeles. The two were married in 2009, a little over a year after the birth of their first child.
“I had to [tie the knot],” Rogan said in a July 2019 interview with the Palm Beach Post. “Not really had to, but you know, she made a baby. (It’s) like, ‘God, all right, I’ll sign a silly legal contract.’ What she did was way more of a commitment.”
The couple has a total of three children. Daughters Lola and Rosy Rogan are their biological daughters, born in 2008 and 2010. Rogan also adopted Kayja, who took her stepfather’s last name. (However, as an aspiring singer, she goes by the name Kayja Rose.)
The family previously lived in Bell Canyon, California. However, they are currently settled in the Austin, Texas area, where Rogan relocated his podcast studio in the summer of 2020. “I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country,” Rogan hinted on his podcast before the move. “Somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places and somewhere we have a little bit more freedom.”
The Rogans have managed to do an excellent job at shielding themselves from the spotlight. Perhaps that’s why, after 20 years, they are still a tight unit.