Kelly Rebecca Nichols is the ex-wife of controversial American radio show host, Alex Jones. She got nationwide attention following her divorce and subsequent custody battle with her estranged husband.
Nichols, who worked with PETA’s public relations department, was herself no stranger to controversies as she was involved in several publicity stunts of the non-profit animal rights organization. One of such stunts entangled Vogue editor Anna Wintour who had a dead raccoon thrown onto her plate while she was eating at a Four Seasons restaurant in New York.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols Biography
Kelly Rebecca Nichols was born in Travis County, Texas on July 2, 1968, as one of three children to her parents; Sandra Kay Heiligman and Edmund Lowe Nichols. Her two siblings are James Edmund Nichols (her brother) and sister, Jill Elizabeth Nichols.
Nichols’ father Edmund is a convicted criminal who pled guilty in 1993 to violating federal financial conflicts of interest law. Prior to that, he was a high-level diplomat for the United States government.
Her Marriage and Divorce From Alex Jones
Kelly Rebecca Nichols in 2007, married controversial media personality Alex Jones who has been described as America’s leading conspiracy theorist. Following the marriage, Nichols unofficially changed her name to Violet Jones. The couple had three children; a son and two daughters before Nichols filed a divorce suit against her husband in December 2013. It was widely reported that Nichols was pushed to divorce her husband over his alleged affair with one of his staff members, Lee Ann McAdoo. The divorce was finalized in March 2015.
Alex Jones was ordered by the court to pay Nichols the sum of $3.1 million. He was also ordered to hand over the keys and papers to their Austin, Texas mansion. Jones, however, got full custody of their three children.
Nichols headed back to court to fight the ruling, saying that her ex-husband was mentally unstable and also a felon. She cited his numerous outbursts on his show which includes him saying he hopes Jennifer Lopes gets raped while threatening Congress member Adam Schiff and actor Alec Baldwin. Nichols reiterated that Jones was not a role model to their children and that if the court lets him have them, they would turn out worse than he is.
In the end, the court awarded joint custody while giving Kelly the power to decide where their children would live.
About Alex Jones
Alex Jones made his name as a conspiracy theory driving radio show host in Austin Texas. He was born as Alexander Emric Jones on February 11, 1974, in Dallas, Texas to Carol and David Jones. His father David worked as a dentist while his mother was a homemaker.
Jones attended Anderson High School in Austin where he played as a lineman on the school’s football team. He then attended but dropped out from Austin Community College before starting his career as a live, call-in format public-access cable television program host.
Later on, he switched to hosting a radio show on KJFK station but was fired for not broadening his topics and making it hard for the station to sell the show to advertisers. Jones then began broadcasting his own show through the internet from his home. Around that time, he also founded the fake news and conspiracy theory website infowars.com.
Two years later, Jones’ show, titled ‘Alex Jones Show’ became so popular that it was syndicated on approximately 100 radio stations across the states. His audience for both his show and the website kept on growing as years went by as did his reputation as an advocate of national sovereignty, anti-world government, and new world order.
Some of the conspiracies Alex Jones has managed to pedal are the white genocide conspiracy theory, which says that abortion, mass immigration, and racial integration are promoted in white countries to make whites a minority. Another one, among many others, is the weather weapon conspiracy theory, which says the government has the ability to control and use the weather as a weapon.
Alex Jones has gone ahead to create a number of other websites, including NewsWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com. Through these websites, Jones has managed to sell a huge quantity of different consumer products which include things like bulletproof vests, and dietary supplements. He is an avid gun rights advocate who reportedly owns around 50 firearms.