Suleika Jaouad Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Net Worth | Who is Writer Suleika Jaouad? Bio, Wiki

Spread the love

Who is Suleika Jaouad?

Suleika Jaouad (born July 5, 1988) is an American writer, advocate, and motivational speaker. She is the author of the “Life, Interrupted” column in The New York Times and has also written for Vogue, Glamour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Women’s Health.

Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad announce they were secretly married

Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad announce they were secretly married
Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad announce they were secretly married

Grammy-nominated musician Jon Batiste, the bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and Suleika Jaouad, author of the bestselling cancer memoir “Between Two Kingdoms,” revealed that they were secretly married in February, they told “CBS Sunday Morning.”

The couple, who have been together for eight years, decided to wed after she was recently diagnosed with leukemia for a second time. “We got married the day before I was admitted to the hospital to undergo my bone marrow transplant,” she told correspondent Jim Axelrod.

“We have known that we wanted to get married, I think, from the first week that we started dating. That’s when Jon first brought up the topic of marriage to me. So, we’ve had eight years. This is not, you know, a hasty decision!” she laughed.

Jaouad said that the suddenness of the “tiny, beautiful, little ceremony” meant they made do without formal rings. “We used bread ties,” she said.

Batiste said that the whirlwind ceremony “isn’t gonna interrupt the plan that we have. This is just a bump in the road.”

“And something like getting married can be an act of optimism, an act of declaration, an act of, ‘We have a future,'” said Axelrod.

“Yes. It’s an act of defiance. The darkness will try to overtake you, but just turn on the light. Focus on the light. Hold onto the light.”

Suleika Jaouad Biography, Wiki

Born on July 5, 1988, Suleika Jaouad is a native of New York City.

Suleika attended the pre-college program at the Julliard School, studying the double bass.

She graduated with the highest honors from Princeton University in 2010, majoring in Near Eastern Studies with a double minor in Gender Studies and French.

While at Princeton, the now-33-year-old worked on several human rights campaigns and studied abroad throughout Africa.

Continuing her education, Suleika earned a Master’s degree in Writing and Literature from Bennington College.

At the age of 22, Suleika was diagnosed with leukemia.

She began writing a column for the New York Times – Life, Interrupted – while in her hospital room at Sloan-Kettering, located in upper Manhattan.

Suleika has served as a member of Barack Obama’s Presidential Cancer Panel, the national advisory board of Family Reach, the Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation, and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Arts & Letters Committee.

Aside from her column, Suleika has words published by Vogue, Glamour, NPR, and Women’s Health.

She was an Anacapa Scholar in Residence at the Thacher School and a lecturer in the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University.

In 2019, Suleika’s TED Talk – What almost dying taught me about living – was released.

The following year, she published Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted.

Suleika Jaouad  Biography Wikipedia
Suleika Jaouad
BornJuly 5, 1988 (age 33)
New York City, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationPrinceton University
Spouse(s)Jon Batiste ​(m. 2022)

When did Suleika Jaouad and Jon Batiste meet?

Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad met as teenagers while at band camp.

She was 13 and he was 14 – according to an Instagram photo shared on Suleika’s profile.

“Over the last two decades I’ve learned more about the creative process from [Jon] than any craft book or fancy degree,” she captioned the post.

During the initial Covid-19 quarantine of 2020, Jon opened up to People about his time with Suleika.

“Obviously there’s so much loss that we’ve faced individually and collectively, but I find that this time has also been a blessing in that it gives us a break to be with each other,” he said at the time.

When did the pair get married?

The Grammy-nominated musician and best-selling author revealed to CBS Sunday Morning that they secretly married in February of 2022, just after Suleika was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time.

“We have known that we wanted to get married, I think, from the first week that we started dating. That’s when Jon first brought up the topic of marriage to me. So, we’ve had eight years. This is not, you know, a hasty decision!” Suleika told correspondent Jim Axelrod.

Suleika Jaouad Husband Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste, 35, was born on November 11, 1986, and grew up in Louisiana.

The Batiste family has established themselves in New Orleans as a musical dynasty, and Jon has been playing many instruments since childhood.

By the age of 17, Jon released his debut album: Times in New Orleans.

He went on to study at the Julliard School, ultimately graduating with a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies.

The talented musician has gone on

to perform with several big-name celebrities, from Prince to Stevie Wonder.

Since 2015, Jon and Stay Human have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He co-composed the Pixar film Soul’s entire score, is the music director of The Atlantic, and the Creative Director at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Jon has earned 14 Grammy nominations thus far in his career.

Suleika Jaouad with husband Jon Batiste
Suleika Jaouad with husband Jon Batiste

Suleika Jaouad FAQ’s

Who is Suleika Jaouad?

Suleika Jaouad (born July 5, 1988) is an American writer, advocate, and motivational speaker. She is the author of the “Life, Interrupted” column in The New York Times and has also written for Vogue, Glamour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Women’s Health.

How old was Suleika Jaouad?

Suleika Jaouad is currently 33 years old.

Who is Suleika Jaouad’s husband?

Suleika Jaouad is the wife of Jon Batiste.

Also Read:

FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS
x