Jaqueline Maraj has been making headlines for quite some time because of her husband, Jelani Maraj, who has recently been convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually assaulting a minor.
Jaqueline Maraj’s Family
Jacqueline Maraj (nee Robinson) married her long-time boyfriend, Jelani Maraj at Coral Houses in Baldwin, New York on August 22, 2015. Jelani was born on November 27, 1978, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad. His father was Robert Maraj, a financial executive and part-time gospel singer of Dougla (Afro-Trinidadian mother and Indo-Trinidadian father) descent. His mother, Carol Maraj, is also a gospel singer with Afro-Trinidadian ancestry. Carol worked in the payroll and accounting departments during Jelani’s youth. His father was addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine and had a violent temper, burning down their house in December 1987.
Jelani has a younger brother named Micaiah Maraj, and two younger sisters named Nicki Minaj and Ming Maraj. Nicki Minaj is a well-known pop singer and rapper and her birth name was Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty. As a child, Jelani and his younger sister Nicki grew up with his grandmother in Saint James in a household with 11 cousins. Before getting her green card, his mother worked numerous jobs in Saint James. She then moved to the Bronx in New York City to attend Monroe College, leaving both the kids in Trinidad with their grandmother. Eventually, Carol got her first house after a while and brought the kids to live with her and their father.
In 2017, after a longstanding trial, Jelani was convicted of predatory sexual assault against an 11-year-old and endangering the welfare of a child. During the trial, the victim testified that he raped her repeatedly between April and November 2015, while her mother was out of the house. He was sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually assaulting his former stepdaughter.
Jaqueline Maraj’s Net Worth
Jaqueline Maraj is someone who has lived a very simple and private life. She is not even available on any social media platforms, so there is no information on the internet about her family, birthplace, children, career path, or net worth. She only came to the limelight because her husband was found guilty of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter. Her husband’s trial garnered widespread media attention as he is the elder brother of the prolific rapper and singer, Nicki Minaj.
Nicki is known for her musical versatility, animated flow in her rapping, alter egos, and accents. Her debut album, Pink Friday, topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Referred to as the “Queen of Rap”, Minaj is one of the best-selling music artists, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide. Billboard ranked her as the top-selling female rapper of the 2010s. She became the first female artist to have one hundred Billboard Hot 100 entries and has a net worth of $130 million.