Undoubtedly, music is that essential friend we all need to cheer us up when we have had a bad day or simply to sit down and relax with it after the daily stress. For this reason, it has a long list of followers around the world that make the professionals who are dedicated to it enjoy great popularity at an international level. One of the most outstanding voices is that of Randall Darius Jackson. Born on June 23, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he is an American bassist, singer and record producer.
He currently works as a judge on the television show 'American Idol' and it is precisely because of the importance of his career that, over the years, we have been able to receive a lot of information about his professional life. However, not so much what we know about more intimate aspects of his personal and love life. For this reason, from The Look we have gathered everything you need to know more in depth about his life, who is his current wife and how is the family they have created together.
This is the life of Randall Darius Jackson
Before we talk in depth about his more personal life, let's first take a look back at his early years. He is the son of Julia, a homemaker, and Herman Jackson, a plant foreman. Since he was very young, Randy, as he is popularly known, already began to show his interest in music and his dream of dedicating himself to it.
It was this that made him dedicate great efforts to achieve what he had always wanted. In the 80's he decided to move to Italy to form an ensemble with the famous Zucchero, with whom he recorded his most successful single, 'Donne'.
His career began to take off and, thanks to his dedication and passion for music, Randy and his bass have been part of important albums, songs and live shows, collaborating with artists such as Bob Dylan, Billy Joe or the band Journey. In addition, he is currently a judge on the television show 'American Idol' and produces his radio show called 'Randy's Jackson Hit List'.
Who is Randall Darius Jackson's wife?
Going back to his more personal life and, specifically, to his love life, we know that Randy was married to Elizabeth Jackson, but their marriage ended in 1990. Things didn't go as expected between them.
Despite this, life had something else in store for Randy. He met the woman of his life, Erika Riker, whom he did not hesitate to marry in 1995, but the two also decided to part ways and in 2014, after 19 years of marriage, they announced their divorce.
Randall Darius Jackson and Erika's family
It was with Erika that the musician decided to create his own family. As a fruit of their love and marriage, Randy and Erika had their daughter, named Zoe, and their son Jordan.
We are not going to finish this article without talking about one of the most characteristic aspects of Randy, his glasses. Contrary to what worlds may think, these are not only to add some style to his personal brand, but they are prescription and necessary for his day to day life.