Meet JJ Redick’s wife Chelsea Kilgore after latest Zion Williamson comments

Joshua Rogers February 23, 2022
Meet JJ Redick’s wife Chelsea Kilgore after latest Zion Williamson comments
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After the former NBA man spoke candidly about ex-Pelicans teammate Zion Williamson recently, we find out more about JJ Redick’s wife, Chelsea Kilgore.

JJ Redick is one of the most lethal and efficient shooters in NBA history and, much like his basketball career, has rarely missed during his brief stint in the media.

Redick launched his own podcast, The Old Man And The Three, shortly before retiring, which has proved immensely popular.

He was recently snapped up by ESPN as an NBA analyst and has been impressing in his new role. With that in mind, let’s find out more about JJ Redick’s family life including wife Chelsea Kilgore.

Redick’s comments about Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson has been out with a foot injury this season but Redick has still been critical of his former teammate after CJ McCollum revealed Williamson hadn’t reached out to him since he was traded to the Pelicans.

On First Take, Redick said: “There’s a responsibility you have as an athlete when you play a team sport to be fully invested. You’re fully invested in your body, you’re fully invested in your work, and you’re fully invested in your teammates. That is your responsibility, and we have not seen that from Zion.

“This is a pattern of behaviour with Zion we are seeing again and again. I was his teammate, I can describe him as a detached teammate, that is an accurate statement.”

The Focus has reached out to Zion Williamson for comment.

Zion Williamson has yet to respond publicly to JJ Redick’s comments.

However, NBA Today host Malika Andrews tweeted CJ McCollum had told ESPN that since his interview with TNT Crew, Zion Williamson had “reached out and the two had spoken”:

Let’s hope the former teammates can bury the hatchet.

Who is JJ Redick’s wife, Chelsea Kilgore?

JJ Redick’s wife is Chelsea Kilgore and they have been together for more than a decade. The couple tied the knot 11 years ago in Palm Beach having met in 2008.

Chelsea, 34, is a couple of years younger than JJ, who is 37. Before she met the former NBA star she was a pilates instructor. In 2011, she helped run the JJ Redick Foundation with her husband, although it isn’t clear whether the organisation is still active.

Chelsea and JJ have moved all over the country in recent years as Redick has been on several NBA teams. These include the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks.

According to a feature in Architectural Digest, the family now owns an apartment in Brooklyn, which is convenient as that’s not far from the First Take studio!

JJ and his wife have two children

JJ Redick and his wife Chelsea Kilgore have two sons, Knox and Kai. Knox was born in 2014, while Kai was born at the end of 2016.

JJ often uploads photos of his children to social media. Snaps range from him spending quality time with his kids to them hanging out with their grandfather.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.