It comes as an astonishment to many that despite being married to Joe Rogan, one of the most popular people in America, his wife, Jessica Ditzel, has kept an exceptionally low profile over the years.
The couple has been together for two decades and married for 12 years. You would believe that we would notice her plastered all over his social media. Or at least make an appearance every once in a while, right?! Clearly, privacy is very important to Jessica and Joe, maybe to keep their daughters from the media limelight.
There is some learning out there on Ditzel, though. So let’s take a glance into who the secret wife of Joe Rogan really is.
Who is Joe Rogan?
Joe Rogan is an actor, comedian, and mixed martial arts color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But possibly, he is best recognized as a pioneer of podcasting. His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, officially started in 2009 and has highlighted a different array of top-tier guests, from Miley Cyrus to Elon Musk. As of spring 2019, Rogan said that JRE had over 190 million downloads per month.
Regardless of a guest’s personal views or political leanings, Rogan’s reputation is justified. Because the podcast is uncensored and not subject to time restrictions, Rogan has deftly handled bringing out the actual characteristics of the people who sit down with him. And the consequences have had significant effects. For example, in September 2018, Elon Musk smoked pot on camera with the host; Tesla stock quickly dropped upon the release of the episode.
And twice during the 2020 presidential election cycle, Donald Trump took to Twitter to advise that Rogan manage a discussion between him and opponent Joe Biden.
Rogan’s reputation has naturally asked questions into his personal life. Fans have inquired about his marital status and family—anything to give them more insight into the man they tune into every week. Here’s what we learn about Joe Rogan’s wife, Jessica, to whom he has been married for more than two-decade.
Who Is Jessica Rogan?
Joe Rogan’s wife was born as Jessica Ditzel in Sugar Land, Texas. Opposite to many reports, she is not the offspring of late comedian Robert Schimmel.
Little is understood about Jessica’s background, but she reportedly graduated from Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1993. She later registered to California State University-Long Beach, but details on her major or degree are concealed.
Jessica was earlier 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 brought her up as a single mother.
How Did Joe And Jessica Meet?
Rogan met Jessica in 2001 when the former model was serving 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 enthusiastic singer, she goes by the name Kayja Rose.
The family beforehand 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 succeeded in doing an excellent job at keeping away themselves from the limelight. Perhaps that’s why, after almost 20 years, they are still a strong unit.
How much are Rogan and Ditzel’s Net Worth?
Celebrity net worth is always an exciting topic for typical folks daydreaming about what we would do with millions of dollars. Since Rogan and Ditzel have that prenup mentioned above, we do not know exactly how much she is worth. But it is considered she’s earned upwards of $500,000.
Rogan, on the other hand, has made some important financial earnings over the past few years. It was previously thought that his net worth was somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million. Most of that initial nest egg was gained from his work on network TV, touring as a standup comedian, and of course as a UFC commentator.
His wealth has taken a significant move forward in recent years, this is due to his improved influence—which by the way, seems to have caught an exponential curve. And of course, there is the profitable deal he signed with Spotify for the exclusive rights to his successful podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Jessica Ditzel has been confused with Jessica Schimmel
Here is something you may be a little perplexed about: Did you know that Jessica Ditzel has often been mixed with Jessica Schimmel. However, the two are NOT the same. And while Schimmel may be a TV producer with The Simpsons and the daughter of comedian Robert Schimmel, she is NOT Joe Rogan’s wife. Nor has she ever been opposed to common belief.