Jonathan Michael Batiste, or as the whole world knows him, Jon Batiste, is one of the most charmingly gifted musicians.
The way he holds a crowd and makes them tap their feet in pleasure is uncanny.
Not only that but, he’s also a very amazing partner to his girlfriend of over a decade now. Meet Batiste and his partner-in-crime, Suleika Jaouad.
How Did Suleika Jaouad Meet Jon Batiste?
We are starting right from the top, ladies, and gentlemen.
Batiste and Jaouad met back in 2001 when both of them were in their early teenage days.
During that time, Batiste had braces, was awkward and shy around people. But when handed an instrument, he showed people just what he was capable of.
On the other hand, Jaouad was just a casual teenager who was passionate about music as well.
Both of their passions led them to a band camp, which, according to Jaouad, is “the most awkward place on earth.”
When Jaouad saw Jon play for the first time, she thought that there was something special about him.
“Jon and I met when I was 13, and he was 14—and if that weren’t awkward enough, it was at the most awkward place on earth: band camp.”– Suleika Jaouad
Since then, Jaouad and Batiste kept in touch and eventually began dating.
Over the years, Jaouad has seen Batiste evolve to become the best of him, and that’s the same with Batiste as well.
In 2020, it’s already two decades now since Jaouad and Batiste have remained together.
Who Is Batiste’s Girlfriend/Partner Suleika Jaouad?
First and foremost, Jon Batiste’s partner would like to get her name pronounced by everyone in the correct way.
Suleika Jaouad is pronounced as “Su-lake-uh” “Ja-wad.”
Jaouad was born on July 5, 1987, in New York City to her Tunisian father and a Swiss mother.
Jaouad is 32 years old in 2020.
Born to parents, both of whom come from different ethnic backgrounds has helped Suleika experience the best of three worlds. Her father’s Tunisian side, mother’s Swiss side, and a big chunk of life in the United States.
Jaouad enrolled at the Juilliard School’s pre-college program and was focused on double bass.
Later, Suleika earned herself B.A. with highest honors from Princeton University.
Right after graduation, within a year, Jaouad was diagnosed with Leukemia (cancer) and began receiving treatment for it.
During these hard times, Jaouad received support from her family, friends, and especially from Jon Batiste.
After standard cancer treatments and later getting a bone marrow transplant, Suleika’s health began getting better. She is remission ever since.
Jaouad’s encounter with a life-threatening situation at a very young age and the spirit of battling thought it had inspired her to become the person she is today.
Jaouad wrote a very well noted column for the New York Times called “Life, Interrupted” from her hospital room.
Most recently, she’s published her first book titled “Between Two Kingdoms.”
At the moment, Jaouad enjoys her life as a writer, advocate for Leukemia, a motivational speaker who has done a Ted Talk.
She’s also a very enthusiastic musician.
Batiste and Jaouad Now
In 2020, Jon and his partner Suleika live a very buzzing yet quiet life together.
The couple has a rescue dog named Oscar that they love very much.
Since both Batiste and girlfriend Jaouad have a very busy career with an always packed schedule, they don’t see each other very much during the day.
However, according to some sources, Jon and Suleika make time for a bowl of pasta whenever they can.
Batiste and Jaouad live together in their New York apartment together.
As far as getting married, there’s sadly no talks about that. Batiste remains ever so busy with his career, and so does Jaouad. No wonder why they haven’t tied the knot yet.
However, since they are already living together, living as husband and wife may be around the corner for Jaouad and Batiste. After all, both are just in their early 30s.
Jon Batiste Salary, Net Worth
Jon began involved in music from a very young age of 8 years old. His love for music also came from his family.
The Batiste family has had some of the most aspiring musicians like Lionel Batiste, who plays Jazz & Blues, and Harold Batiste, a composer and producer.
Since his start as a young musician, the 34 years old has had a lot of success.
All that success has also gotten him a massive fortune. In 2020, Batiste has a net worth of over $800,000.
Reportedly, Batiste earns more than $100,000 annually from his work, which includes sales of his albums and tours.
Jon Batiste Bio, Age, Background
The famous American musician Jon Batiste was born on November 11, 1986, in Metairie, Louisiana.
Batiste is 34 years old today.
Growing up in a family of musicians, Jon became influenced from a very young age. His father, Michael Batiste, played bass, and Jon began playing drums early on.
But later, at 11 years old, his mother suggested that Batiste tried playing the piano, and so he did.
Batiste, who shares black ethnicity, enrolled at St. Augustine High School and later joined Juilliard School.
In 2011, Batiste graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard School and pursued a master’s degree.
Two years later, Batiste received his Master of Music degree from Juilliard School. Batiste currently lives in his Brooklyn, New York apartment with girlfriend cum partner Suleika Jaouad.
How Old Is Jon Batiste?
Jon Batiste is 34 years old. He was born on November 11, 1986, in Louisiana, United States.
How Tall Is Jon Batiste?
Jon Batiste is 5 feet 11 inches or 180.34 centimeters tall in height.
Is Jon Batiste Gay?
No, Jon Batiste is not gay. He has a girlfriend named Suleika Jaouad.
Who Is Jon Batiste’s Wife?
Jon Batiste is not married, hence he does not have a wife. He currently lives with his girlfriend cum partner of two decades in their Brooklyn apartment in New York.
What Is Jon Batiste’s Net Worth?
Jon Batiste has an estimated net worth of over $800 thousand.