Joe Rogan is a popular American stand-up comedian and TV host. His journey to stardom began in the late ’80s and has seen him host several shows, the most popular is the game show titled Fear Factor. The exciting show dares contestants to face some of their greatest fears and embark on challenging stunts. The last man standing goes home with the grand prize of $50,000. Joe was the show’s pioneer host and hosted it for seven seasons.
Asides from comedy and TV shows, Rogan is also a well-known podcaster. He became more popular with the launch of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience in early 2009. The man has a fine line separating his public and personal life. Not much is known about his family since he barely shares details about them. But then, the prying eyes of the paparazzi who never cease to hover around the streets of Hollywood have captured alluring photos of him with his wife and daughters.
Meet Joe Rogan’s Beautiful Step-Daughter
Joe Rogan has three beautiful daughters and one of them (Kayla Connor) was adopted after his marriage to Jessica Ditzel (now Jessica Rogan). Jess had Kayla on the 23rd of August 1996 in Atlanta, when she was still married to the Canadian-born singer, Keven Dino.
The relationship barely survived and thus, she raised Kayla as a single mother. After her marriage to Joe Rogan in 2009, Joe legally adopted Kayla who changed her last name from Connor to Rogan.
Kayla Is a Musician
Following in her late father’s footsteps, Kayla is an RnB singer and has started living the celebrity life with over 17 thousand Instagram followers. She has so far released 13 tracks and her most recent single titled Self Sabotage has been making waves.
Asides singing and writing songs, the beautiful damsel is a Ukulele player and Beatles lover. She never fails to celebrate her mother on her special days as the older woman’s pictures are often uploaded on Kayla’s Instagram page. They share a special bond, more like sisters who are good friends.
She also celebrates her biological father on his birthday and
it seems she has a fond memory of the late lead singer of H-Town who was killed in a car accident in January 2003. Kayla has really not said much about her stepdad but it is assumed that they are getting along well. Rogan mentioned her in one of his podcasts.
Kayla is a big supporter of the Black Lives Matter social movement. She has utilized her social media pages to show her solidarity for the movement and protest against incidents of police brutality and racially motivated violence against black people.
The Comedian’s Wife Was Once a Cocktail Waitress
Joe got married to a cocktail waitress, Jessica Ditzel, who is now a movie producer and the mastermind behind most of his shows. When they began dating in 2008, people thought it was just one of those flings that would come to an end pretty soon, but that didn’t happen. Their bond grew stronger as time went by and eventually blossomed into an engagement that marked the beginning of their lives together as life partners.
They got engaged in 2008 and tied the knot in 2009 in a private ceremony. Ditzel is often mistaken for Jessica Schimmel whose father is Robert Schimmel, an American comedian.
Jessica Ditzel has remained in the limelight as Joe Rogan’s wife. Born on July 18th, 1975, in Sugar Land, Texas, the Hollywood celeb was a model who worked for numerous agencies and inked endorsement deals with popular brands before she met Rogan in 2008. It is said that she met the man who would become her husband in years to come while working in an L.A bar as a cocktail waitress.
She Is College-educated and Joe Isn’t Her First Husband
Jessica attended California State University where she acquired a BSc in Arts and Technical Theatre in the year 1993. She was formerly married to the late singer Keven Dino Conner, this was in the late 1990s and they had a daughter together.
In 1998, Jess and Keven got divorced due to his infidelity and he passed on in 2003 after a car accident.
Joe’s wife had always dreamed of being a part of the movie industry. She has not only worked her way up to movie production but has also earned herself a huge recognition in the industry. As reserved as her husband, Jessica is a classy woman. This is seen in her luxurious and jaw-dropping fashion sense. She lives a very private life and most of her pictures are spotted only on her daughter’s Instagram page.
Joe Rogan and Jessica Ditzel are Very Protective of Their Little Girls
The couple has two daughters together. Their first named Lola was born the same year that Joe and Jess met and started dating. They welcomed her a year before they got married in 2009.
The beautiful girl is only seen with her younger sister, Rosy, in pictures where they are either with her mom, dad, or both. Rosy was born in 2010, a year after Joe and Jess were officially married.
Rogan and his family lived in Colorado, California before relocating to Austin, Texas in August 2020.
The Comedian Was Raised By a Single Mother
Joseph James Rogan was born on the 11th of August 1967 in Newark, New Jersey to a former police officer named Joseph. His parents divorced when he was just five years old; so he was singlehandedly raised by his mom and spent his formative years in places such as San Francisco and Florida, eventually settling in Massachusetts.
He recalls last seeing his dad when he was seven. All he remembers about him are flashes of domestic violence and it has made him want to be a good father to his kids more than anything.
Rogan has come a long way in the entertainment industry and thrived as a UFC commentator. The man was a color commentator for the UFC for several years and received many awards for his talent. He has not forsaken his love for comedy as he has done several comedy specials and even featured in the 2011 film, Zookeeper.