Gloria Carter, Jay Z’s mother, marries her longtime lesbian girlfriend

Gloria Carter, the mother of American rap legend Jay Z, recently tied the knot with her longtime companion Roxanne Wilshire in a ceremony that was attended by a plethora of famous people.
The wedding party, which took place on Sunday at Tribeca 360° in Manhattan, was attended by a wide variety of A-list celebrities, such as entertainment entrepreneur Tyler Perry, singer Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles, Corey Gamble, and ‘Good Morning America’ co-anchor Robin Roberts.

Attendees partied into the early hours of Monday morning, July 3, including Jay-Z, his wife Beyoncé, who took a break from her “Renaissance Tour,” and the couple’s first child, Blue Ivy, who was at the forefront during the event.

Gloria Carter has been a source of motivation for members of the LGBTQ+ community ever since she came out publicly as a lesbian in 2017 via Jay-Z’s song “Smile” from the album “4:44.”

The fact that Jay-Z talked about his mother’s sexuality in the track, which was a very intimate song, made her initially reluctant to talk about it.


The mother and son, on the other hand, had a lengthy conversation about it.

She ultimately gave her consent when Jay-Z assuaged her concerns and persuaded her to contribute a poem that she had written that was subsequently used in the song.

Jay-Z expressed his approval of their family patriarch in the song by singing lines such as “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to fake for so long that she’s a thespian/”Had to hide in the closet, so she medicates/Society shame and the pain was too much to take,” he rapped. “Society shame and the pain was too much to take.”

“I wept tears of happiness when I found out you loved me/Marie Antoinette, sweetheart, let them eat cake. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a him or a she; I just want to see you smile despite all the hate.

Jay-Z mentioned that the revelation and the events that followed it changed the dynamic of their relationship and made their connection stronger.

He divulged this information when making a visit on “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” saying, “When she first heard the song, she got really protective… During this time, we discussed it. And later, while she was flying back to Los Angeles, she penned a poem in her journal. While they were flying, she scribbled that down. It was included in the notepad that American Airlines provided… I was like, ‘You got bars, ma!'”

In the year 2018, Gloria Carter and Wilshire began a romantic relationship, and in the year 2023, in front of their respective families and friends, they married the marriage.

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