A biracial marriage is not a new thing, but people still get a weird stare from strangers. Jana Carter is an entrepreneur, who had married African-American journalist, politician and an activist, Van Jones. But, 13 years later, Jana and Van are heading for divorce.
Jana is the Director of Operations and producer at Magic Labs Media. She is the niece of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States of America. Similar to her ex-husband, she is also into the politics and has been active in social programs.
Jana’s Career and Progression
As a student of UC Berkeley’s School of Law and also hailing from the political family, she involved in several campaigns. In the beginning, she worked as the Director of Search for Common Ground’s USA Racial Healing Program. She is also the member of The Garden Church.
As of now, she assumes the position of director of operations at Magic Labs Media. She is also the owner of Kidpacking.
How Much is Jana’s Net Worth?
Jana belongs to one of the most distinguished families of the country. She has worked in different places assuming significant roles, which have earned her a handsome salary. Her net worth is speculated to be in millions of dollars. Her former spouse, age 49, who is a famous television personality, also makes a good amount that enables them to live a lavish life.
After she filed for divorce, she is reportedly seeking spousal and child support from the CNN commentator.
How Did Jana Meet Her Ex-Husband, Van?
Up until 2009, there were rarely any talks about the personal life of her ex-husband, Van Jones. The famous TV personality, an NY best-selling author, an activist and a person with excellent political vision has been a part of Jana’s life for a long time now. They got married in an intimate ceremony back in 2005. But it was after he praised her and her personality that she became a well-known name.
Jana Carter attends The Webby Awards with her then-husband, Van Jones in 2017 (Photo: Getty Images)
The actual details regarding how or when they met are still unclear, but her stint as a director of the Racial Healing Program might be the factor for their meeting and successive union. Both of them, driven by the principles of humanity in politics bonded with those common traits in them.
Jana and Van have been appreciative of each other and also very vocal about it. They have two children, both sons Mattie and Cabral Jones. But after 13 years of married life, they are heading for divorce.
Separated; Jana Files For Divorce!
Jana and her former spouse reportedly separated in May 2018. It was only on 7 September 2018, when she filed for divorce in L.A. County Court. As per the document, the lawyer is seeking both legal and physical custody of their two kids. She is also demanding spousal support from Van.
After she filed for the separation, the former couple released a joint statement and said,
"Though we have decided to end our marriage, we still love each other very much. We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other's growth. There is no beef or drama -- just evolution."
Their joint statement made things clear that their split is amicable and would look to nurture their children in an amicable environment. They also remain a business partner and continue their joint venture.
Being a secretive person, Jana has not yet revealed the date of birth or age. The American national belongs to white ethnicity.
She was born to her parents, Billy Carter and Sybil Spires. She has six siblings namely Kim, Marle, William, Mandy, and Earl. Her father Billy Carter is a brother of the 39th President of U.S. Jimmy Carter and is also a politician himself.