Interesting Biography Facts
Khaled Mohamed Khaled
rapper, record producer, beat maker, ex-radio host
November 26, 1975
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Dr. Phillips High School
DJ Khaled family members
Alaa Khaled (older brother), Lubna Khaled Correa (younger sister)
Is DJ Khaled a gay/bisexual?
What is DJ Khaled marital status?
Who is DJ Khaled wife?
How many children does he have?
2 (sons Asahd Tuck Khaled and Aalam Tuck Khaled)
DJ Khaled wife
Nicole Tuck (baby mother; fiancée)
Date of birth: December 7, 1975
DJ Khaled was romantically linked to Nicki Minaj in 2013, but that turned out to be just a flirt. Since 2005 he has been in relations with the business lady Nicole Monique Tuck. They got engaged in 2016, and still, it is not known, whether they were married. But obviously, these two are in love.
Like her fiancé, Nicole has Palestine roots, but she was raised in New Rochelle, NY by Pauline Vitale and Elwood Tuck with two brothers and a sister. Her younger brother Jonathan Tuck was shot in 2018 by a marijuana dealer.
Like DJ Khaled’s parents, she was busy in the clothing business and created the line ABU Apparels, but left it to become her loved one’s manager. Besides, she assisted Patricia Field in Sex and the City set.
Nicole was DJ Khaled’s friend since his early 20s when he hadn’t been a household name yet. They started dating much later. Now they are happy parents of two sons.
DJ Khaled kids
Asahd Tuck Khaled (son)
Date of birth: October 2016
DJ Khaled made a start as a father in his 40s but he seems to enjoy his parenthood. His fiancée Nicole and he adore their son Asahd Tuck Khaled. The boy has already become popular despite his so early age. At first, his parents created an Instagram account for him, which is now followed by 1.5 million fans. Besides, they launched the clothing line “Jordan Asahd” to honor their baby. Finally, DJ Khaled named his eleventh studio album “Father of Asahd” and got photographed with his son for its cover.
Aalam Tuck Khaled (son)
Date of birth: January 20, 2020
Nicole and DJ Khaled welcomed their second son four years later their firstborn. He also has an Instagram account, but his fan base is more modest – 190, 000. Aalam often appears in various endorsing photo shoots by his parents’ side. He has already been featured on the covers of several magazines, like “Vibes” and “parents” with his famous family.
Who are DJ Khaled parents?
Mike Khaled (father)
Date of birth: April 23, 1947
DJ Khaled told in his interview with Angie Martinez, that his father and mother supported him through each stage in his life. With their help, he became the man he is today.
His father’s name is Mohammed Khaled. He was born in Ramallah, Palestine. Mohammed is the second youngest among six brothers in his family. He studied at Berout Arab University. In his home country, he met his beloved woman Afaf Kasem. They got married and went to Peru for their honeymoon. There Afaf got pregnant with her firstborn – DJ Khaled’s brother Alaa.
With a 15-days-young son and wife, Mohammed went by plane to the USA to join his older brother, who had already settled in that country. In the USA Mohammed changed his name for Mike for US citizens to spell his name easier. As Mike’s brother has already started a clothing-selling business, he joined his older sibling in it. Thus, Mike and his wife sold clothes at flea markets. Initially, the Khaled family lived in Cocoa Beach, Florida. But they moved a lot during DJ Khaled’s childhood. Mike owned the apparel store “Mr. Man”.
In addition to Alaa, he parented two kids – son DJ Khaled and daughter Lubna. Currently, Mike is retired. He enjoys his calm life as a father and grandfather in Jacksonville, Florida.
Fifi Khaled (mother)
Date of birth: August 20, 1949
The name of DJ Khaled’s mother is Afaf. In the USA, she is called Fifi. She had to struggle a lot like Palestinian immigrants. Fifi hadn’t just helped her husband with his business but also opened her store of female clothes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She comes from a big Palestinian family with many siblings, including her brother Emad Kasem, who passed away in 2001.
They moved each 3-4 years to, opening apparel shops in various cities and even states. Fifi and her family used to live in various cities of Florida, as well as in Dallas and North Carolina before they finally settled in Jacksonville, Florida.
DJ Khaled siblings
Alaa Khaled (older brother)
Date of birth: 1972
DJ Khaled has two siblings: an older brother and a younger sister. His older brother is a popular actor, known for his roles in such films and TV shows as “Can Hardly Wait”, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, “Hannah Montana”, and “Charmed” etc. as an actor, he is known under the stage moniker “Alec Ledd”.
He was born during his parents’ honeymoon in Peru. In his childhood, Alaa used to change schools in different states because of his parents’ constant moving on business. It was hard for him to be a newcomer all the time, so he developed his sense of humor and communication skills, which later helped him in his profession as an actor.
He started acting in the local theater during his high school year. Alaa got several acting jobs, including the role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma!” It took him some effort to leave his parents’ house and move to New York to pursue acting, as it is a tradition in his family to move from his parents only after getting married and having kids.
But with some support from his parents’ side, he moved to New York to study at American Musical & Dramatic Academy. After graduation, he tried to join the cast of Broadway Theater, but he was not accepted because of his ethnicity (that mattered in New York in the early 1990s). That’s why Alaa followed his agent’s advice and changed his name to Alec Ledd. With that moniker, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Alaa played many roles on the big and small screen, but most of them were supporting ones. He became more popular after he became a co-host of podcasts Worst Ever Podcast. Initially started as the live show, “Worst Ever Podcast” gained wide popularity during quarantine time. With his friend and sister for life Christine Lakin, he invites famous actors, comedians, writers, etc to their studio to recall the most embarrassing moments in their lives. Alaa thinks that laughter is the best way to get rid of painful memories. The podcast has already won several awards.
Nothing is known about Alaa’s personal life. But he is an easy-going person, who has lots of friends among celebrities, including the actress Alyssa Milano, whom he met at the set of “Charmed”.
Lubna Khaled Correa (younger sister)
Date of birth: June 1981
DJ Khaled has just one sister. Her name is Lubna Khaled Correa. She was born while her parents were developing their apparel business in Dallas. The girl spent the major part of her life in Jacksonville, Florida. She is busy at the family clothing business and used to work as a treasurer at her parents’ companies “Fifi Incorporated”, “Enzo for Men Inc”, etc. She is married to Roman Correa and has a daughter Zehna Correawith him. The girl works as a senior child protective investigator in Gainesville, Florida.
You may know DJ Khaled as a talented beatmaker and rapper. In one of his interviews, Khaled stressed, that he is a multi-talented personality, who creates music as an artist, record producer, and media magnate in general.
Born as Khaled Mohamed Khaled in a family of Palestinian-born immigrants, he changed lots of schools as a kid. He completed his education at Dr. Phillips High School. Inspired by his parents – fans of Arabian music – he started creating the rhythms himself. His musical taste was shaped while he was working after classes at the local music store “Merry-Go-Round”.
In that very shop, he occasionally met then-beginners Birdman and Lil Wayne. He started his career by assisting these talented rappers in composing their tracks. Then, he started creating tracks himself for parties at nightclubs as a DJ.
In the early 2000s, he gained wide popularity as a host of the radio show “99 Jamz”. In 2006 he released his debut hip hop “Listennn… the Album”, which consisted of 17 tracks and included collaborations with many famous artists, like Kanye West, John Legend, Birdman, and many others.
As of 2023, the rapper boasts 13 studio albums, most of which are released through his recording label “We the Best”. Four of them got platinum status.
Interesting and fun facts
- He has been criticized for his rap, which does not meet the standards of hip-hop culture. In his interview with Larry King, DJ Khaled told, that he “didn’t call his music as rap”. He named his music style “doin’ the Khaled”.
- He is a Muslim by religion. Khaled calls himself a devout believer, who prays at least 10 times per day.
- He was 16 years old when he got severe emotional trauma. With his parents and siblings, he went through a large home invasion. Luckily, they all managed to survive.
- His net worth is $75 million.
- His height is 5 ft 6½ in and his weight is 259 pounds.