Roxanne Wilshire is undoubtedly making the rounds because of her relationship with Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother. Moreover, she is a philanthropist, co-founder, and president of the Wiltshire Foundation which was established alongside her sisters.
Away from her philanthropic engagements, Roxanne is a dedicated mother of 2 kids.
Who is Roxanne Wilshire?
Wilshire was reportedly born and raised in Trinidad, although she now resides in New Jersey. She is of African descent and American nationality. There isn’t much information available on Roxann’s age, however, based on online photographs of her, it’s thought that she is between 45 and 50 years old.
Her parents have been identified as Joseph Wilshire (Father) and Wilma Wilshire (Mother). More so, she was born as the last of 4 sisters known as ‘The Wiltshire Four’. Unfortunately, the number of sisters reduced to 3 on December 11 2020 when the oldest of the sisters, Wendy Ann died of breast cancer.
Still, according to reports, Wilshire attended Holy Name Convent at the Port of Spain, after which she attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She also attended The Rutgers School of Law-Newark located in New Jersey. At the latter, she received a master’s degree in Legal Studies.
Roxanne gained worldwide prominence as a result of her marriage to Gloria Carter
On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Roxanne and Gloria Carter exchanged vows in a lavish private wedding ceremony in Tribeca, New York City. It’s unclear when the two started dating because they lived rather secret lives up until their marriage. However, they have reportedly been dating for a very long time. Several celebrities, including Beyonce, and film director Tyler Perry, attended the wedding ceremony. Kelly Rowland, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Robin Roberts are some others.
Jay-Z and his mother, who has been well-known to the public for many years currently serve as the reason why Wilshire is in the spotlight.
Meanwhile, Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother, came out as a lesbian in 2017, and her son who is a famous American rapper supported her choice. He also made a song called ‘Smile’ in honor of his mother’s coming out. Gloria Carter originally wrote the song as a poem while traveling to Los Angeles to visit her son, and it later appeared on his 4:44 album.
Roxanne Wilshire has two children
Two girls were born to Wilshire. However, nobody is yet aware of the man or men she bore her daughters with. Meanwhile, Nikkisha and Ashleigh were revealed to be the names of her kids. She has acknowledged that making a better future for her girls drives the majority of her life’s decisions.
What does Roxanne Wiltshire do?
According to numerous publications, Roxanne Wiltshire is a businesswoman and a philanthropist. More so, she is the co-founder and president of the Wiltshire Foundation which was founded alongside her sisters. The idea for this foundation had been nursed for quite some time but was further fueled by the death of her oldest sister, Wendy Ann. The Wiltshire Foundation promotes literacy in order to eliminate barriers and disparities in the areas of socioeconomic status, education, the environment, health, and justice. It also stands with the underrepresented, disenfranchised, and marginalized classes.
In a similar vein, Gloria Carter serves as CEO of the Shawn Carter Foundation, which she and her son established in 2002. Her nonprofit seeks to provide financial support to high school and undergraduate students with academic promise but lack the resources to fulfill their goals and aspirations.