Kelly Rebecca Nichols is an American animal rights activist famously known as the ex-wife of the American controversial radio show host Alex Jones. Widely known by her nickname, Violet, Alex Jones’ ex-wife was involved in several publicity stunts for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), where she worked in the public relations department of the organization.
Although Kelly Rebecca Nichols wasn’t so popular earlier, her relationship and eventual marriage to the controversial radio show host brought her into the limelight. The interest in the animal rights activist peaked when her divorce from Jones became public knowledge, and she featured in the trends. Ever since then, people have been wondering what she has been up to, including other information concerning her life.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols is a Jewish Woman Born in Texas 54 Years Ago
Kelly Rebecca Nichols was born on July 2, 1968, in Travis County, Texas to Jewish parents – Edmund Lowe Nichols and Sandra Kay Heiligman. The mother of three has two siblings; a brother named James Edmund Nichols and a sister named Jill Elizabeth Nichols. She is 54 years old currently.
Kelly Nichol’s father Edmund was imprisoned when he pleaded guilty to a crime in 1993. He worked for the government as a high-level diplomat prior to that. He was convicted for violating the Federal Financial Conflict Law of Interest.
Regarding her education, she is reportedly a highly educated woman with at least a bachelor’s degree but there are no detailed reports on the discipline she specializes in or the schools where she earned her certificates. Be that as it may, Kelly’s interest and passion for animal welfare is a possible pointer to what she might have studied in school.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols’ Marriage and Divorce From Alex Jones Made Her More Famous
Nichols met and got married to InfoWars host and controversial TV personality Alex Jones in 2007. The details of their relationship before they got married are not public knowledge but they loved each other enough to get married. Unfortunately, her marriage to Alex Jones came to an end after she filed for a divorce in 2013, barely 6 years after she got married.
Their divorce proceedings stalled for a while but they eventually got divorced officially in 2015, bringing their 8-year-old marriage to an abrupt end. The divorce started becoming public knowledge after it was revealed that Alex Jones had an affair with his InfoWars colleague, Lee Ann McAdoo. The details of this affair were not revealed but it is said to have necessitated the eventual separation of the couple.
The Couple Had a Messy Divorce and Custody Battle For Their Kids
The divorce was really a messy one and was rife with so many controversies. When they filed for a divorce, Kelly got a settlement of $3.1 million. This cash added significantly to Kelly Rebecca’s net worth and when added to her career earnings, has made her a very comfortable woman.
On her divorce settlements, she was also handed the keys of their Austin, Texas mansion but her ex-husband was awarded custody of their three children. Kelly Rebecca was not satisfied with this ruling and went back to court to fight for a better divorce settlement that will favor her and her kids.
Kelly Rebecca made a compelling case where she accused her husband of being unstable and an unworthy role model to their children. She referenced some of her ex-husband’s controversial statements like when he said that he hopes Jennifer Lopez gets raped and his outburst against Congressman Adam Schiff and actor Alec Baldwin. She then pleaded to the court for the sole custody of their children.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols was eventually given the right to decide where their children will stay but the court ignored her sole custody appeal and awarded joint custody to her and her ex-husband.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols’ Ex-Husband Alex Jones Earned Recognition for His Controversial Opinions
Alex Jones is an American radio show host and conspiracy theorist who hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas. The show airs on the Genesis Communications Network and shortwave radio station WWCR across the United States as well as on the internet. He also has a conspiracy and fake news website – Infowars.com. This made him a controversial figure in the American public although he can be said to have made a success out of his career.
Jones was born in 1974 in Dallas, Texas to Carol and David Jones, and grew up in the Dallas suburb of Rockwall and the city of Austin, Texas. His father had a career as a dentist while his mum was a homemaker.
Alex had a good education and that paved the way to the career path that he chose. He attended Anderson High school and played as a lineman for the school’s football team. He started college at Austin College although he later dropped out of the school for reasons that were not disclosed.
His career began in Austin with a live, call-in format public-access cable television program. In 1996, he switched format to radio, hosting a show named The Final Edition on KJFK (98.9 FM) but was later fired. He started broadcasting his fake news show from the comfort of his home although he struggled initially due to controversies and the inability to get enough advertisers to support it. Since then, Alex Jones has done really well and has featured in so many other TV shows despite his controversial nature.
In addition to being a popular radio talk-show host and film producer, Jones is also known for his Advocacy of national sovereignty, anti-world government, new world order, and other theories. He is equally known for his opinions on traditional forms of politics.
In 1999, he won the Best Austin Talk Radio Host poll voted by The Austin Chronicle readers along with counterpart Shannon Burke.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols Might Have Aided Alex Jones’ Fame with Her PR Skills
While the going was good, it has been assumed that Kelly Rebecca Nichols used her media and PR skills quite a lot to help Jones expand his business and also helped him stage the majority of his publicity stunts. Even though Alex Jones was good at what he does, a good number of his ideologies were considered controversial and earned him a bad tag with public opinion. This was featured during his divorce from his wife. But the advantage of being controversial earned Alex a bigger audience who tuned in for his shows.
Some of his conspiracy theories centered on white genocide, mass immigration, and racial integration being a plan to make whites a minority. There’s another conspiracy theory where he accused the government of using weather as a weapon against the citizens. Alex Jones has gone on to create many other websites including NewsWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com. This has helped him to sell a good number of products such as bulletproof vests and dietary supplements.
Kelly Rebecca Nichols and Alex Jones Have Both Moved On
Alex Jones has since gotten married to Erika Wulff Jones in 2017. The couple have a child together. Erika is relatively a quiet person who doesn’t like the spotlight despite being married to a TV personality and a controversial husband like Alex Jones.
On the other hand, after the scandalous custody battle amid several accusations, Kelly Rebecca Nichols is maintaining a low-key lifestyle these days. For the most part, she has been keeping mum over anything regarding her personal life, divorce, custody battle, and of course her relationship status.
She Earned Recognition As An Animal Rights Activist
Kelly Rebecca is an animal rights activist who has been advocating for animal rights for a very long time. Her stance on animal rights and other related works have earned her a feature on the covers of magazines in the 90s even before she got married to her husband. Kelly was then employed as the brain behind the networking surgeries and community relations as it concerns animals for PETA, which is a renowned animal rights organization known all over the globe.
One can say that Kelly Rebecca has really done well for herself career-wise that her diligence and devotion to her work have earned so many accolades and recommendations over time. She can be said to have had a successful career which can even be compared to that of her ex-husband Alex Jones although the latter can be said to earn more than her.