A Look At Jackee Harry and Ex Husband Elgin Charles Williams Troubling Relationship

 

Jackee Harry attended TheGrio Awards 2022 at The Beverly Hilton on October 22, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. ( Source : gettyimages )

Jackee Harry has been married three times. And fans probably talk more about her marriage to Elgin Charles Williams. 

Elgin struggled with his identity for a long time but decided to come clean in 2018 through his memoir. His relationship with his ex-wife, Jackee had already won many hearts since they remained best friends despite their divorce. 

Quick Facts About Jackee Harry

NameJackee Harry
Age66 years old
BirthdayAugust 14, 1956
Zodiac SignLeo
ParentsFlossie Harry and Warren Harry
HusbandElgin Charles Williams (m. 1996–2003)
ChildrenFrank Williams
GrandchildrenKydyn and Lyv
NationalityAmerican
ProfessionActress, Comedian and Television personality
Years Active1978-present

Elgin Charles Williams and Jackee Harry at Holly Robinson Peete's 50th Birthday Celebration on September 20, 2014 in Malibu, California.
Elgin Charles Williams and Jackee Harry at Holly Robinson Peete's 50th Birthday Celebration on September 20, 2014 in Malibu, California. ( Source : gettyimages )

Jackee Harry and Ex-Husband Elgin Charles Williams Relationship

Jackee Harry and her ex-husband, Elgin Charles Williams's relationship is discussed even today, although they have been divorced for almost two decades.

The pair met in 1995, got married, and divorced in 2003. 

However, during their relationship, they adopted a son named Frank. Following their separation, they decided to co-parent their kid and lived under the same roof. 

Elgin was aware of his identity way before his marriage to Jackee. But, it is not disclosed whether Jackee was aware of it during their marriage. However, Williams said that she was one of his allies and their bonding even today awes some fans even today. They are best friends today. 

Jackee Was Previously Married To Jerry Jemmott

Jackee met Jerry Jemmott in an orchestra, which was love at first sight for her. She began to pursue him, and Jerry was all for it even though he was ten years older than her. 

According to Real Reality Gossip, she said that he knew her more than she knew herself. He recognized her talent and was supportive of her career.

Jerry Jackie Harry was once married to Jerry Jemmott
Jerry Jackie Harry was once married to Jerry Jemmott ( Source : gettyimages )

The pair got engaged immediately and tied the knot in 1980. However, she had to move away from him for work soon after their marriage, making her anxious. But, since Jerry was habituated to it, he felt nothing wrong with it and encouraged her to go and give wings to her career. 

When her career began to soar high, her marriage started to crumble. Her husband, Jerry, filed for divorce, and she even had to pay him for the divorce settlement as she wanted to keep the apartment they lived in. 

And there was another woman in the picture with whom Jerry moved on soon after his divorce. It completely broke Jackee's heart. 

Charles Began Dating Both Men and Women in the 1980s

Charles shifted from Texas to Los Angeles at 21. It was a move that changed his life. He came across a guy named Keith. He became his first male partner, but their relationship ended after six months. 

Elgin Charles opened up about his identity in his memoir
Elgin Charles opened up about his identity in his memoir "By The Way" ( Source : elgincharles )

However, that relationship made Charles feel that he was finally liberated. Thus, in the 1980s, he began dating both men and women. He started his salon in 1991 and finally achieved freedom and success, but things started to change when the AIDS epidemic came out. 

People were dying, and many hairdressers he had worked with passed away. He was heartbroken, and he decided to keep his identity hidden. He had turned to the study of religion when he met Jackee in 1995. 

Jackee and Elgin Met In 1995

Jackee and Elgin met in his hair salon for the first time. When the actress saw him at that time, she thought he was cute. Then, in 1995, they met each other at a Halloween party. 

Elgin Charles (left) and actress Jackee Harry, (Right) at the Ebony Pre-Oscar Celebration on February 21, 2008 at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, California.
Elgin Charles (left) and actress Jackee Harry, (Right) at the Ebony Pre-Oscar Celebration on February 21, 2008 at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, California. ( Source : gettyimages )

She approached the hairstylist, gave him her number, and asked him to call her. She waited for weeks, but the call never came until three weeks after they had met at the party. 

They started dating, and since Elgin understood Jackee's hectic schedule as an actress, she fell in love with him. They married in 1996, and she said she was happy with the marriage, and it felt right for her. 

They Adopted A Son After A Year Into Their Marriage

Jackee wanted to be a mother, but she said she would always choose her career first. She and Elgin adopted an eight-month-old baby named Frank in 1997. 

Jackee said Elgin had taken more care of the baby than Jackee since she would be busy and travel for her work often. In 2003, the pair separated but lived under the same roof to co-parent their child.  

He Has Love For His Former Wife Regardless Of Their Divorce

Despite their divorce, Jackee and Elgin have remained friends for a long time. When Charles came clean with his sexuality, he mentioned that he loves Jackee, which is unrelated to eros love. 

Elgin Charles Williams wishes birthday to Jackee Harry while calling her his eternal love
Elgin Charles Williams wishes birthday to Jackee Harry while calling her his eternal love ( Source : instagram )

He just loves her, and it is somehow being present in their lives, asking how they are doing, and caring for them. And, Jackee is also a best friend to him who accepted and supported him after he came out of the closet. 

Jackee Is Dating A Long Time Friend

Following her divorce, Jackee moved on and married a mystery man. She kept her relationship secret. Unfortunately, she did not find her forever partner in the third marriage either. Her third marriage did not last long either. 

She mentioned her three divorces and how it was a sad process in a tweet in February 2021. But that did not stop her from finding love again.

In 2020, she said that she liked to meet men on tinder, and she had a new man in her life, which she claims is a person she had known for a long time. 

Who Are Jackee Harry Children?

Jackee Harry has only one child. She was married three times but did not give birth to any children.

But, she adopted an eight-month-old baby named Frank when she married Elgin. They had adopted the baby after a year into their marriage. 

Even after their divorce, they lived under the same roof and co-parented their child. Now, Frank is in his late 20s and is a father to two children. 

Her Son Frank Is A Boxer

Frank is a graduate of Beverly Hills High and an aspiring boxer. He is also a father to two kids, Kydyn and Lyv. He is currently unavailable on social media, but his parents post pictures of him and wish him birthdays on their Instagram handles. 

Frank Accepted His Father's Identity

When Charles came clean with his identity through his memoir, By the way, Frank was supportive of his father. During an interview with Advocate, Elgin said that his son accepted him. 

Jackee Harry wishes birthday to her son Frank through her Instagram
Jackee Harry wishes birthday to her son Frank through her Instagram ( Source : instagram )

Frank said, "Dad, I love you regardless. You my daddy, you know. Just live your life. Be free". Charles added that Jackee was also one of his allies, and they have shared a deep friendship over the years even though they were once married and then divorced. 

They Are Grandparents Now

Jackee and Charles are grandparents now. Their 28-year-old son is a father to two kids, a son named Kydyn and a daughter named Lyv. Lyv turned three on September 22, 2022, and Kydyn turned five on September 15, 2022.

Jackee Harry and Elgin Charles are grandparents to Kydyn & Lyv.
Jackee Harry and Elgin Charles are grandparents to Kydyn & Lyv. ( Source : instagram )

Some FAQs

Is Jackee Harry married?

Jackee Harry has been married thrice but she divorced all of her husbands. Currently, she is said to be dating her long time friend.

Who is Jackee Harry ex-husband?

Jackee Harry ex-husbands are Jerry Jemmott and Elgin Charles Williams.

Does Jackee Harry has a child?

Jackee Harry has an adoptive son named Frank. She adopted him when she was married to Elgin Charles. Thus, they both co-parented the child after their divorce.

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