Is Wynton Marsalis Married? Know His Relationships, Children, Net Worth, and Bio
- Brother/s Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, and Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Son/s Jasper Armstrong, Simeon Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis Jr
- Date of Birth Oct 18, 1961
- Age 59 Years, 6 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession Musician
- Career 1980–Present
- Relationship Status Single
- Dating/Affair N/A
- Ex-Girlfriend Victoria Rowell, Candace Stanley (1983-1991)
- Gay No
- Net Worth $15 million
- Ethnicity/Race African-American
- Father Ellis Marsalis Jr.
- Mother Dolores Marsalis
- Awards Nine Grammy Awards
- Siblings 5
- High School Benjamin Franklin High School
- College New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
- Daughter/s Oni
- Children/Kids 4
American trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, one of the most famous living Jazz musicians, has had an exciting love life. He enjoyed his relationships with his several girlfriends and partners but never got married.
His relationships also made him a proud father of 4 children, with whom he shares a very good bond.
Marsalis' Relationship Timeline
After coming to fame, the talented composer was first known to be dating a computer scientist Candace Stanley from 1983 to 1991. The two spent nearly a decade together but never got married. Together, they gave birth to two sons, Wynton Jr., and Simeon.
Years later, Marsalis again dived into a relationship, this time with a beautiful actress Victoria Rowell, who is best known for her role as Drucilla Winters from the CBS soap opera The Young and The Restless.
Victoria Rowell and Wynton Marsalis. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Their loving relationship lasted for years, and they welcomed a son named, Jasper, who is also an actor. He was trumpeter’s third and Rowell’s second child. However, the bond between them as well didn’t last for long, and they parted ways.
After separating with Marsalis, the actress got married to mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey, in 2009.
Besides his three sons, Marsalis also has a daughter named Oni; however, the artistic director of Jazz has not disclosed the mother of his daughter.
Bond with His Children
In December 2017, Marsalis and his daughter, Oni, who seems to be in her early teenage, performed together at the “Brooks Brothers celebrates the holidays with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital” event in New York City.
Wynton Marsalis with his daughter Oni. (Photo: Getty Images)
On that occasion, the Jazz musician played his instrument while his daughter took the microphone.
Likewise, his eldest sons Wynton Jr. and Simeon, who live nearby in New Rochelle, play piano and the clarinet, respectively. And his youngest son Jasper, who lives in Los Angeles, plays piano, trumpet, and drums.
While speaking to The Guardian in 2003, he was asked whether he had ever suggested his sons to build their career in music. To that, he replied: “I don't know if they'll be musicians; I don't try to push them.”
But he does spend his time with his sons and daughter — and doing that, they play instruments and sing together.
His Current Relationship Status
Coming back to Marsalis’ relationships, he never got married, as far as one knows, despite him being in multiple relationships and having children. And the reason behind him not escalating the relationships remains a mystery.
“I never talk about (relationship) what I do,” he said during the same interview with The Guardian.
Therefore, it remains unknown whether Marsalis has any plans to get married in the days to come — or he already has a wife he has kept away from the media's attention.
Marsalis' Bio: 'Grammy Awards' Winner
Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961, in New Orleans, to parents Ellis and Dolores Marsalis. His father was a music teacher and a pianist.
Amongst his parents' six children, he was the second child. His brothers are Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, and Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis, all of whom have become notable musicians in their own right.
He studied at Benjamin Franklin High School and later moved to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He also traveled to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979.
Meanwhile, Marsalis made his debut performance at the tender age of seven by playing ‘The Marine Hymn’ at the Xavier Junior School of Music.
In 1983, at the age of 22, he created history when he became the first musician to win 'Grammy Awards' for both jazz and classical recordings. So far, Marsalis has won at least nine Grammy Awards.
Find Out Marsalis' Net Worth
Not just accolades, but Marsalis also possesses an impressive net worth of $15 million accumulated through his contribution to the music industry over the years.
Furthermore, he has toured more than thirty nations of each region, having accomplished five million duplicates offers of his recordings around the world.
In 2021, he has several musical tours lined up in several states of America, including New Hope, PA, Auburn, AL, Virginia Beach, VA, and Orlando, FL.