March 22, 2023

R. Jai Gillum (Andrew Gillum Wife) Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Work, Net Worth, Instagram

R. Jai Gillum Bio, Wiki

R. Jai Gillum is the wife of Andrew Gillum, a politician who served as the 126th mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018. Gillum is also a member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee for governor of Florida in the 2018 election.

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, Andrew Gillum was found in a Miami hotel with a man who has since been identified as 30-year-old, Travis Dyson is a 30-year-old. Police said Dyson appeared to have suffered a drug overdose. He is conscious and in stable condition in a Miami-area hospital.

R. Jai Gillum Age

She is currently 41 years old, a year older than her husband who was born on July 26th, 1979 and is currently 40 years old.

R. Jai Gillum Career

According to Tallahassee Magazine, R. Jai Gillum is an executive director of United Way of the Big Bend’s The BEST Project, which “helps people achieve long-term financial stability and quality of life through services such as tax preparation help.” When he proposed, he reportedly asked her to be his “life partner” rather than his “wife.”

R. Jai Gillum & Andrew Gillum

R. Jai Gillum and Andrew Gillum first met while participating in student government at Florida A&M, though they wouldn’t date for several more years.

Andrew Gillum revealed to the Tallahassee Magazine that he first flirted with her by penalizing her for wearing a “short skirt” to student government, but she wasn’t pleased by that. They reportedly met again in 2003, and Gillum gave her his home phone number, which R. Jai Gillum promptly ignored. She said, “I didn’t think he was serious. He was wearing both of his cell phones, and then he gave me his home phone number. I said, ‘Anyone with two cell phones is never at home.’”

Speaking of how he proposed to his wife, Gillum said, “There was this one place, Larson Family (Winery), where you could horseback ride through the vineyard. So I convinced her that we were going to go here and take a horseback ride. The guy (was) there in advance and had set up a table and two chairs with some wine out in the vineyard. The horses were so familiar with a certain route that when they got out there and saw the tablecloths, the horses freaked out.”

At that, point, R. Jai realized what was going on. Gillum said, “I got down on one knee and asked her if she would be my life partner. She said yes.”

When asked about her husband’s role as a father, R. Jai Gillum said, “Andrew is a really great dad, he’s making sure that this campaign doesn’t affect our family time and our family life.”

R. Jai Gillum Children

R. Jai and Andrew Gillum have two twins together named Caroline and Jackson. Prior to their marriage, Andrew Gillum’s proposal was intended to be straight out of a fairytale, but to Tallahassee Magazine, he revealed that it didn’t exactly turn out that way.

The couple reportedly had some issues with conceiving children, but R. Jai finally gave birth to the twins on May 19, 2014. Then, in May 2017, they announced the birth of a baby boy, Davis Allen Gillum. 

To First Coast News, R. Jai talked about the challenges she faced spiritually when she struggled to conceive. She said, “Something like this really tests your faith. We were able to get pregnant and experienced four miscarriages. Three in one year so that was a really tough experience.”