Jessica Scales-Wilder is an American woman popularly known as the ex-wife of heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder. Born and raised in southeastern Alabama by her parents, Simon and Lynnette Scales, Jessica is of African American descent. Below is more about her.
Jessica Scales-Wilder Bio Summary
- Full Name: Jessica Lynne Scales-Wilder
- Place of Birth: Alabama
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Education: Shelton State Community College
- Profession: Actress
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Sexuality: Straight
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Jessica Scales-Wilder Ex-Spouse: Deontay Wilder
- Children: Deontay Jr, Ava, and Dereon
- Parents: Simon and Lynnette Scales
Jessica Scales-Wilder is From Alabama
While we know that Jessica Scales-Wilder is from Alabama, much else about her is unknown as she is a very private person. She has managed to keep all of her private information a secret and well hidden from the public. For instance, details of her family and childhood experiences are well tucked away from public knowledge.
Asides from her parent’s name, and her place of birth, there is no other information regarding her experiences while growing up. We also do not know if she has any siblings or if she’s an only child. After attending a local high school for basic education, she enrolled at Shelton State Community College. Her course of study and year of graduation remains a mystery yet to be uncovered.
Jessica and Deontay Married on October 16, 2009
The exact date of Jessica and Deontay’s meeting is unknown. And so is the venue. What we know is that they dated for a while before finally settling down on October 16, 2009. They had a private wedding ceremony attended by only family and close friends. The couple had three children; daughter Ava Wilder and two sons, Deontay Wilder Jr. and Dereon Wilder, from the marriage.
Jessica was not Deontay’s first love interest. Prior to his relationship with her, he was dating his ex-girlfriend, Helen Duncan, and he had a child with her called Naieya Wilder, who was born with spina bifida. While she was still married to Deontay, Jessica took care of Naieya just like her own children, and that is why most people often regard her as a mother of 4 instead of 3.
Right now, Deontay Wilder is in a relationship with another woman, TV personality Telli Swift.
Why Did Deontay Wilder and Jessica Scales-Wilder Break Up?
The Wilder family seemed like a happy family living together. They were the picture-perfect model family for some people. But sadly, the dream family broke up in a messy divorce. Although both parties have been silent about the cause of the divorce, it is much speculated that it was because Deontay was having extramarital affairs. In fact, it is widely rumored that he started seeing his current fiance Telli Swift back in 2015 while he and Jessica were still married.
Consequently, Jessica Scales divorced the father of her three children and decided to raise them on her own.
Deontay Wilder’s Ex-wife Reicies $1 million in Child Support
Despite being mostly recognized as a celebrity ex-wife, Jessica also has some other things going on in her life. She pursued an acting career, appearing in a short movie ‘To Stay and To Serve: Life on Wigton’s Homefront’ in 2018. Sadly, this is the only achievement we can trace to her, and it is not quite worth the spotlight.
Following her divorce from Deontay, she earned a bulky amount of money for alimony and child support. And as such, her net worth is speculated to be about $1 million.
More About Deontay Wilder
Jessica Scales-Wilder’s ex-husband, nicknamed the bronze bomber, is famous for his professional achievements. He started professional boxing in 2005 and quickly progressed to becoming the WBC heavyweight title holder from 2015 to 2020. In this period, he has amassed an impressive net worth. Deontay Wilder is worth $30 million dollars, and the bulk of his worth is from his boxing career.
In 2020, he was ranked as the world’s second-best active heavyweight by BoxRec, third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by The Ring magazine. Wilder has won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award twice and one Ring magazine Knockout of the Year award in his career journey of 15 years.
Is Jessica Scales-Wilder on Social Media
After her divorce from ex-spouse Deontay, she has been living a lowly life. She has not been quite active on the internet. Currently, no active social media account can be traced to her. We could neither spot her on TV nor any media outlet. She is currently living an invincible life, contrary to when she was still married to Deontay.