Chelsea Kilgore is an American Pilates instructor, wellness expert, and philanthropist better known as the better half of former American professional basketball player JJ Redick.
Redick was one of the most prominent basketball players in the NBA. He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft and went on to play for teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 96ers, Dallas Mavericks, and others. Following his retirement in 2021, he is currently working as an on-air sports analyst for ESPN.
There is more to Chelsea Kilgore than being the wife of celebrity former basketball player, JJ Redick. As a wellness and pilates instructor, she is well recognized and accomplished in her field. More so, she is dedicated to giving back to society through her husband’s charitable foundation.
Profile Summary of Chelsea Kilgore
- Full Name: Chelsea Lynn Kilgore
- Date of Birth: 12th May 1987
- Age: 35 years
- Place of Birth: Florida, United States
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Education: Canton Public School and Mississippi State University
- Profession: Pilates Instructor and Philanthropist
- Net Worth: $2 million
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 60 kg
- Marital Status: Married
- Chelsea Kilgore’s Husband: JJ Redick
- Sibling: Kylee Jean
- Children: Kai Redick and Knox Redick
- Instagram: @chelsealredick
Chelsea Kilgore was Raised Alongside Her Twin Sister in Florida
John Kilgore and Robin Kilgore gave birth to Chelsea Lynn Kilgore on 12th May 1987 in Florida, United States of America. However, she is not the only child of her parents as she was birthed alongside her twin sister named Kylee Jean. Chelsea grew up alongside her twin sister Kylee Jean whom she regards as her best friend. Her twin sister is currently working as a public relations officer at Luna, a company in New York City.
The twins enrolled and graduated from Canton Public School after which they earned a degree from Mississippi State University. Following this, Chelsea attended Elementary Education and Teaching from 2008 to 2012.
She Married JJ Redick on 26 July 2010
Chelsea and Redick’s love story started in 2008 just when the basketball player was re-building his faith in God and life. After dating for a year, Redick realized that Chelsea was the “one” and he went down on one knee and proposed to her in 2009. Chelsea happily accepted the basketball player’s proposal and a year later the lovebirds officiated their relationship in a lavish affair which took place on 26th July 2010.
The wedding ceremony was celebrated with friends and family who witnessed the beautiful union of the couple. Following the wedding ceremony was a getaway honeymoon in Italy and Spain.
Recalling the change that happened in his life when he met Chelsea, Redick revealed in an interview with Los Angeles Times how Chelsea keeps him in line. “She didn’t allow me to be a [jerk], and she still doesn’t,” Redick told the Los Angeles Times. In a Twitter post in 2015, Redick admits, “Jesus is my heavenly rock. Chelsea is my earthly rock.”
Chelsea Shares Two Handsome Sons with Redick
The couple has been married for almost 12 years and during this period they had welcomed two children. They welcomed their first child Knox in August 2014. The birth of their second child Joy Kai in August 2016 was a welcomed addition to the family as it made the family bigger.
As the wife of a prominent professional basketball player, Chelsea must enjoy some perks yes? But there is also a downside to it. Her husband’s career has made her vulnerable to the attention of the public and the media. However, she keeps her personal life a private affair, focusing her time and energy on her two sons and supporting her husband’s career. Her husband is equally supportive and he has acknowledged her role in his life on and off the pitch.
In a short documentary about the life of the former basketball player, Redick revealed that it is only the attractive side of Chelsea’s life that people get to see and the reality of her life as a spouse of a basketball player is that she is a single parent for nine months in a year.
Since the couple met, they had resided in 14 residences across six cities depending on which team Redick was playing for. Currently, Chelsea lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family in their European-style abode and it is not likely they move anytime soon as the basketball player has officially announced his retirement.
She works as a Pilates Instructor
Chelsea is not just a celebrity spouse of a prominent former basketball player, she was an accomplished and successful professional even before she met the former basketball player.
After she graduated from elementary education and teaching, she developed an interest in fitness and she went on to receive a certification as a pilates instructor. As an instructor, her objective is to help people achieve their fitness goals and desires by training and encouraging them to achieve commendable results.
Chelsea is not just a career-driven woman, she is also a homemaker who has managed to balance both her career life and personal life while raising her young children without the help of a nanny. Aside from her career as a Pilates instructor, she also plays a crucial role in her husband’s foundation – JJ Redick Foundation Inc. which was formed in 2011.
The foundation “helps teach children how to play basketball through youth clinics the clinics will be designed to reinforce fundamentals of basketball.” The foundation held a fundraiser ceremony in 2011 to help pay the underprivileged children’s hospital care. As of now, the foundation is no longer in existence as Chelsea and Redick had relocated from Austin, Texas.
What is Chelsea Kilgore’s Net Worth?
Chelsea is a strong woman who is capable of earning her titles and not bask under the titles of her husband. As a Pilates instructor, she has an estimated net worth of about $2 million. Her husband, on the other hand, has an enormous net worth of $26 million from his career as a prominent basketball player. According to Forbes, he was ranked as one of the highest-paid athletes of 2019.