Selema Masekela is in a new relationship, and no one is happier for him than his mother Jessie Marie Lapierre. While Selema features his mom on his socials occasionally, there are other details related to Jessie that elude public knowledge. Like how old is she? What does she do for a living? Is she on social media?
This article attempts to comprise all of that in this brief bio of Selema Masekela’s mom Jessie Lapierre.
Meet Jessie Marie Lapierre, Selema Masekela Mother
Actress Selema Masekela seems to share a very close bond with his mother Jessie Marie Lapierre. Jessie had her son after her relationship with South African Jazz legend Hugh Masekela. There aren’t many details about Jessie’s relationship with the legendary trumpeter, composer, and singer.
Sadly, Selema lost his dad who succumbed to a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer in 2018. He died peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was previously married to Miriam Makeba in 1964, but the couple divorced in 1966. At the time of his passing, he was married to Elinam Cofie who he had wedded in 1999.
When Selema was little, he and his jazz musician father traveled the globe. Alekesam, the name of Selema’s own band, was also the title of his debut movie, which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and chronicled his relationship with his father and how they connected via music. It’s interesting to note that Selema has had music included on Entourage and House of Lies, with their most recent track, “All Is Forgiven,” being featured on the Showtime hit’s season four premiere.
Selema recently featured his mom at the premiere of Black Pather’s sequel Wakanda Forever. He posted, “We understood the assignment. Black Panther #WakandaForever premiere last night with my beautiful mother @b2bharmony and my Lil big brother @thewulyon. Wait till y’all see this movie. It’s INCREDIBLE!!!!”
On Mother’s Day 2022, Selema shared a selfie of him and his mom that he captioned, “Number One Mama my mom @b2bharmony Happiest Mother’s Day y’all. Special love to those of you remembering mothers departed today.” Back in September 2020, Selema posted a video of his mother having a discussion about Lebron and Kobe.
Selema also acknowledges that he is the man he is because of his mom. On International women’s day 2022, he posted on his IG, “I am the man that I am because of the deep roster of incredibly powerful, determined, and resilient women in my life. None more so than my mother @b2bharmony. She’s given me an unfair life advantage with the knowledge and perspective she continues to bestow upon me. I’m a lucky boy. #happyinternationalwomensday.”
In 2022, right when the Christmas celebration was upon us, Jessie and actress Lupita Nyong confirmed their relationship. PageSix reported, “We just click! 💘 @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid,” Nyong’o captioned an Instagram Reel of the new couple snapping in unison while their outfits changed to the tune of Iniko’s “The King’s Affirmation (Chill Mix)” featuring Reuel Williams.
Masekela shared the same video but used his own sweet caption.
“Hearts are synched. My whole and actual love @lupitanyongo. ❤️❤️❤️#outkickedthecoverage 😉,” he wrote. The couple’s attire changed from identical paisley robes to matching cheetah-print swimming suits, giving the impression that they are on vacation. They wore three sophisticated outfits that went well together. The pair’s well-known friends couldn’t hold back their joy.
Is Jessie Marie Lapierre Still Alive?
Yes, as of Dec 2022, Jessie Marie Lapierre is still alive.
Jessie Marie Lapierre Age
In 2022, Jessie Marie Lapierre should be above 70 years old. She celebrates her birthday on 14 October. In 2019, Selema wished his mom birthday via an IG post, “It’s my magical mother’s born day!!!!!. I’d be so stoked if y’all helped me wish Jessie Lapierre aka @b2bharmony aka the dopest, flyest, most sage mom on the planet the happiest of birthdays! Don’t know who I’d be without you mumsie. I have an unfair life advantage as a direct result of your unmatched addiction to life.”
Jessie Marie Lapierre Job
Back in 2015, Jessie Marie Lapierre was facilitating a program called Access Bars. It was an “energetic modality where 32 points on your head are lightly touched and your past gets deleted. When you begin having your Bars run, your reality begins to change with ease. You don’t have to work to let stuff go, it just goes.”
She and her co-facilitator Ching Chen ran the 8-hour 30-minute session in San Diego, California. They charged $300 for the program.
Jessie has also been enlisted as a mentor at Innerwise.
Talking about Selema’s career, in 1992, he began working for Transworld Publications as an intern. During the 2003–2004 NBA season, he also worked as a sideline reporter for ESPN. From September 26, 2010, until its cancellation, he co-hosted EThe !’s Daily 10, a countdown of the day’s “top 10” entertainment stories. For 13 years, he also hosted the X Games and Winter X Games on ESPN. He hosted and served as executive producer of VICELAND’s docuseries VICE World of Sports after his time with ESPN.
What Is Jessie Marie Lapierre Ethnicity?
Jessie Marie Lapierre is of Afro-Haitian ethnicity.
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