Who is Joe Rogan?
Joe Rogan is a famous American podcaster and UFC colour commentator who hosts “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Spotify. He is also an actor and stand-up comedian. As a colour commentator, Rogan has been working for the UFC for about two decades now.
Joe Rogan’s full name is Joseph James Rogan. The podcaster was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. Rogan is 55 years old as of October 2022.
Joe Rogan started his career in 1994 as an actor after signing a deal with Disney. In 1997, he took a break from acting and took up colour commentary. Fast forward to 2009, Joe Rogan started his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Today, Rogan has become one of the most popular podcasters in the world.
Joe Rogan’s net worth in 2022
Joe Rogan is reported to be one of the world’s richest podcasters thanks to his exclusive deal with Spotify. As of 2022, Rogan’s net worth is estimated at a whopping $120 million.
Joe Rogan’s many controversies
Joe Rogan and his popular podcast have been mired in a number of controversies over the years, ranging from allegations of racism, transphobia and spread of harmful misinformation. Rogan got into a heated controversy during the COVID-19 pandemic for his “anti-vax” stance and after he invited a doctor to his show who spread what was labelled “falsehoods” by health experts regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
In the middle of the COVID pandemic, Joe Rogan made statements appearing to suggest that the pandemic was planned. He also advised people to stay away from COVID-19 vaccines, labelling them dangerous and ineffective. He also claimed that mRNA vaccines can alter genes and encouraged his listeners to take ivermectin – a non-approved drug for COVID-19. During that period, some notable people pushed for Spotify to take down Joe Rogan’s podcast.
In addition, Joe Rogan has been accused of using the “N-word” to refer to Black people and once using the “Planet of the Apes” movie to reference Black people. Following the accusations of racism, Rogan apologized.
Joe Rogan’s parents
Joe Rogan was born to his parents: Joseph Rogan Sr. (father) and Susan Lembo (mother). Joe Rogan’s family lived together in Newark, New Jersey in the late 1960s. However, when Joe was five years old, his parents separated because his father was reportedly violent and abusive. After their split, Joe’s mother took him and his younger sister to San Francisco, California, while his father remained in New Jersey.
Joe Rogan’s father – Joseph Rogan
Joe Rogan’s father, Joseph Rogan Sr is a retired police officer and businessman. According to Joe, his father was violent and abusive, especially towards his mother and cousin.
Joe Rogan spoke about his father in a recent episode of his podcast, saying:
All I remember of my dad are these brief, violent flashes of domestic violence.
Following his split from Joe’s mother, Joseph Sr. remarried a woman whose identity is currently unknown. Together, they have twin daughters. In 2022, he granted an interview with The Sun. In the interview, Joe’s father said he has no regrets for not relating with his son for over 40 years even though he hopes for a reunion soon.
Joe Rogan’s mother – Susan Lembo
Joe Rogan’s mother Susan Lembo reportedly endured domestic violence from Rogan’s father for years before she filed for a divorce. After leaving Rogan’s father, she relocated to California with her kids. About two years after her split from Joseph Sr, she remarried her second husband.
Joe Rogan’s siblings
Joe Rogan has three sisters – one blood sister and two twin half-sisters from his father’s second marriage. The names of Joe Rogan’s sisters are Laura Rogan, Bridget Carselda, and Rosa Rogan.
a. Laura Rogan
Laura Rogan is Joe Rogan’s only direct sibling. She prefers to stay out of the limelight hence her details are currently scarce.
b. Bridget Carselda and Rosa Rogan
Bridget and Rosa are the twin half-sisters of Joe Rogan. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Bridget Carselda is a government worker. She granted an interview with The Sun where she expressed her shock at Joe Rogan’s claims of their father being abusive. Carselda further described their dad as a “great father.”
According to Bridget, she and her twin sister had tried to reunite with Joe after learning about him from their father. In fact, she claimed to have sent their half-brother an email some years ago asking for a reunion but she got a dismal response from Joe.
Joe Rogan’s marriage and wedding
As of October 2022, Joe Rogan is happily married to his wife, Jessica Ditzel. The couple married in 2009 and currently have two children together. Rogan and Ditzel met in Los Angeles in 2001. At the time, Jessica Ditzel was working as a cocktail waitress. They dated for about eight years before tying the knot in 2009 – just a few months after the birth of their first daughter. Joe Rogan and his wife have been married for nearly 13 years, since October 2022.
List of Joe Rogan’s girlfriends
American podcaster Joe Rogan has reportedly dated or hooked up with over 4 women. Here’s the list of women Joe Rogan has reportedly dated:
- Jerri Manthey and Joe Rogan started dating in 1997. However, they called it quits in 2003 after Rogan cheated on Jerri.
- Lakana Zee and Joe Rogan reportedly dated in 2007.
- Rachelle Leah and Joe Rogan reportedly had a fling.
- Ali Macofsky allegedly hooked up with Joe Rogan despite Joe being married to Ditzel.
- Jessica Ditzel and Joe Rogan have been married since 2009.
About Joe Rogan’s wife – Jessica Ditzel
Joe Rogan’s wife, Jessica Ditzel is an American model and former cocktail waitress. Ditzel was born on July 18, 1975, in Texas, US. She is 47 years old as of October 2022.
Rogan’s wife and Keven “Dino” Conner
Rogan’s wife, Jessica Ditzel previously dated late R&B singer Keven ‘Dino’ Conner – the lead singer of the popular Texas R&B group “H-Town”. They were engaged at some point and had a daughter in 1996. Sadly, Dino passed away in 2003 in a ghastly car accident. According to reports, the two had broken up before Keven Dino’s death.
Jessica Ditzel and Joe Rogan met in 2001 in Los Angeles where the former was working as a waitress. They started a relationship that eventually led to their wedding in 2009. Years after their marriage, Rogan legally adopted Jessica’s daughter with Keven.
Joe Rogan’s children
As of October 2022, Joe Rogan and his wife have a total of three children (three girls). Rogan’s children include his two biological daughters and one adopted daughter, Kayja Rose. Kayja is Jessica Ditzel’s daughter from her former relationship with Keven Conner.
List of Joe Rogan’s children
Joe Rogan has three daughters named:
- Rosy Rogan
- Lola Rogan
- Kayja Rose
1. Rosy and Lola Rogan
Rosy and Lola Rogan are the two biological daughters of Joe Rogan and his wife Jessica Ditzel. The couple’s first daughter, Rosy Rogan was born in 2008. She is 14 years old as of October 2022. In 2010, Joe Rogan and Jessica welcomed their second daughter, Lola Rogan. Lola is currently 12 years old.
2. Kayja Rose
Kayja Rose is the adopted daughter of comedian Joe Rogan. Her biological father is the late R&B singer Keven “Dino” Conner who was a former boyfriend of Joe’s wife, Jessica Ditzel.
Kayja was born in August 1996. She is 26 years old as of October 2022. Rogan’s stepdaughter is an R&B singer – just like her biological father Keven Conner. In 2017, Kayja released her first EP titled “Tipsy” – which contains five songs.