While juggling between the personal life and professional career, a person can sometimes feel short by not having that special one accompany them in this journey.
While inclining the career to the height of success, we see people struggling with a solitary life. However, American musician, the founder of Stay Human, Jon Batiste, is one of those lucky people who has mastered the classic jazz combo and orchestral instruments and also has a soul mate as his support system.
Jon Batiste’s Love Life: Gay Or Has Girlfriend?
Jon Batiste is not just blessed with a successful career but is also with blissful love life. He is one of such celebrities who has been enjoying a prolific career and a romantic love life side by side.
Well, his enthralling relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Suleika Jaouad, will be enough to prove that Jon is not gay. Suleika is an Arab-American advocate and an Emmy Award-winning writer. Talking about her writing credits, she has penned the New York Times column Life.
Delving more into their relationship, the pair met each other at a band campaign in 2001 and eventually fell in love. Jon was 14 years old while Suleika was 13 when they met for the first time.
Since then, Jon is smitten in love with Suleika and is enjoying the perks of romance.
Jon Batiste with his girlfriend, Suleika Jaouad, at Emmy Awards 2017 (Facebook)
Together for more than one and a half-decades, Jon doesn’t hesitate to share a glimpse of his love life with his wife-to-be. Similar is the case with his lady love; she often shares their pictures on social media and hints their sweet tale of love in the caption.
Although the couple doesn’t have enough time to see each other in the day time, they usually meet each other at dinner time. In an interview with The New York Times in November 2016, Jon, who is currently unmarried, stated that he usually meets his girlfriend after having his dinner at 8:30 or 9:00.
Since his girlfriend is also busy in the day time, writing books, they love to eat a bowl of pasta and salad at Jon’s apartment.
The lovey-dovey couple also manages to attend various events together. In January 2018, Jon and his girlfriend, who is a cancer survivor, attended 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
And in September 2018, they were pictured at the special screening of Netflix's Quincy in New York City.
Jon’s Net Worth And Salary As Musician
Jon, who is currently at the age of 33, has been successful in inclining his career at a decent height. Active in the music industry since 1998, he has been able to assemble a whopping net worth. Although the exact figure of his net worth is secluded, as per sokanu.com, a musical artist in the United States has an average salary of $41,217 annually.
Furthermore, it reports that they are paid between the amounts of $10,400 to $104,000. With years of experience, talent, and tours, Jon’s salary might be more than the estimated value.
Jon discovered his interest in music at a very young age. He played percussion and drums with the Batiste Brothers Band at the age of 8. His family's band consists of his brothers Lionel Batiste and Harold Battiste.
He is also the founder of the group Stay Human. The musician, who has performed in more than 40 countries, rose to national prominence in 2015.
He has released recordings consistently since 2005, but his new album Hollywood Africans, released in September 2018, gained him popularity.
Most recently, he was nominated for the category of Outstanding Jazz Album for his most recent album "Hollywood Africans."