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Gloria Carter


Facts of Gloria Carter

Full NameGloria Carter
First NameGloria
Last NameCarter
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationLesbian
No Of Children4
Date of BirthSeptember

Gloria Carter is recognized as mother of rapper, songwriter, record producer, and businessman Jay Z.

Married Life And Death Of A Husband

She was married to Adnis Reeves. They have four children together. 

In the beginning, their married life was going well, but all of a sudden, her husband abandoned her and her kids. 

Adnis brother and his family were killed by someone after that which made him start taking drugs and alcohol. 

In 1980-81, he left his family and vanished from their life.

It was such a difficult time for Gloria that she had to raise her four children alone.

 In 2003, Adnis desired to meet his son Jay, but he didn’t want to see him. But Gloria forced her son to meet him.

Afterward, they reunited, but only after three months of together, her husband died of liver disease on 19 June 2003


She has four children with her late husband, Adnis, two sons, and two daughters. 

Her two daughter’s names are Michelle Carter and Andrea Carter

Likewise, her two sons are Eric Carter and Shawn Carter (Jay Z). 

Gloria Carter's two sons Jay and Eric.
Gloria Carter's two sons Jay and Eric. Source: Twitter

Came Out As A Lesbian

She hid the truth about her sexuality until 2017. 

She had hidden that long to protect her children from society, pain, and shame. 

But she gathered all of her courage and revealed her sexuality to her youngest son Jay Z in 2017 while he was writing his album ‘4:44’.

Her son doubted that from the beginning but never discussed it. 

After she disclosed her sexuality in front of him, he was pleased with an eye full of tears. 

He supported her so much after that.

Afterward, she was ready to come out as a lesbian and prepared to tell others too. 

She is a bold woman and had to pretend that life long that she was straight. Now, she is free and happy in her life.

She has a partner also, but her name is unknown.

Gloria Carter with her celebrity son Jay Z.
Gloria Carter with her celebrity son Jay Z. Source: Gay Star News

Youngest Son Jay Z.

Jay Z is the youngest son of Gloria. His real name is Shawn Corey Carter

He came to prominence after releasing his hit albums such as ‘The Blueprint,’ ‘American Gangster,’ ‘4:44’, and many more. 

He is the first hip hop billionaire of the world. He was born on 4 December 1969 in New York City, United States

He was raised in Marcy House after his father left them.

He is a married man. His beautiful wife’s name is Beyonce

She is a famous singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. They have three children together. 

Jay posted a photo of their wedding day on his Instagram on their 12th wedding anniversary on 4 April 2020. 

The caption is 

’12 Years ago…’

Gloria Carter's son, Jay Z and daughter-in-law, Beyonce on their wedding day.
Gloria Carter's son, Jay Z and daughter-in-law, Beyonce on their wedding day. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

Her son has a net worth of 1 billion dollars.  He became the first hip hop billionaire in June 2019

He accumulates that much fortune from his music career, endorsements, and numerous business ventures

Talking about his singing career, he has already sold more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide to date. 

He owns a night club named 40/40 in several parts of the country. 

He earns massive money from toured and concert also. He has houses in several places and a private jet also.

He has released 13 studio albums so far. 

Some are ‘Kingdom Come,’ The Black Album,’ ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and many more.

He has appeared in several films also. Some movies with their IMDb ratings are shown below.

Name of the MovieReleased DateIMDb ratings
State Property20024.5
Fade to Black20046.9


  1. Her exact birth date is not available on her wiki sites. She celebrates her birthday in September every year.
  2. She is American by nationality.
  3. Her grandchildren are Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, and Sir Carter from Jay Z.
  4. She is a founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation to help poor people to pursue their education.

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Updated On Fri Feb 19 2021 Published On Sat May 30 2020 By paper-boat

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