Jett Hamilton Roberts: Everything To Know About Jill Scott’s Son

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Jett Hamilton Roberts is widely recognized as the son of three times Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Jill Scott. His mother is also a critically acclaimed actress known for The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Why Did I Get Married. Further, Jill is also a New York Times best-selling poet.

Likewise, his father John ‘Lil John’ Robert is a drummer, producer, and educator. Both his parents were engaged at the time of his birth but later announced their separation while Jett was still a child. As a result, his upbringing was mostly done by his mother, and grew up really close to her. Well then, how’s his relationship with his dad?

Here, in this article, read everything about Jett including his age, family background, and relationship with his parents and others.

Profile Summary

Full NameJett Hamilton Roberts
DOBApril 20, 2009, Los Angeles, California
Age14 years
FatherJohn ‘Lil John’ Robert, a drummer
MotherJill Scott
Famous forJill Scott’s only son


Jett Hamilton Roberts Grew Up In Los Angeles

Jett Hamilton was born five days earlier than his due date on Monday, April 20, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, United States. As of 2023, he is 14 years of age. At the time of his birth, he weighed at lbs., 8 oz.

Jett Hamilton Roberts
Jett Hamilton Roberts, Jill Scott’s son. Source: Jill’s Instagram

Just a month after his birth, his parents were separated. So, he is single-handedly raised by his mom in his hometown.

Besides, the star kid belongs to Afro-American ethnic background and holds American nationality.

Jett Hamilton Roberts’ Mother Was Not Expecting Him

His mom Jill Scott was extremely surprised when she found out she was pregnant with Jett. Becoming a mother was a completely unexpected thing for her. Regarding this, she told to People

“It sorts of throws you for a huge loop, especially since I was told I could never be pregnant, “This was a shock, a complete and utter shock to me.”

Scott also told,

I definitely had issues over the course of my life, reproduction issues, “I was married for five years and could never conceive a child. Until now … It’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.”

She first found out about her pregnancy after she noticed an extreme gain in her weight and later revealed it to reporters at the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles in January.

How Is Jett’s Relationship With His Mother?

Well, both mother and son share a great relationship together, especially when only two of them are their family. Jett’s mom is extremely protective of him and seems like he is the only one who matters to her. Once in an interview with Essence magazine, the singer and songwriter stated,

“He is the impetus of my own accountability. I don’t want to bring people into his life who aren’t healthy for him,”

She further added,

“It matters to me how he views me. It matters that I’ve done the best I can to make a good decision because everything that I do is shaping who he is. I love him more every day and I want to be an example.”

Baby Roberts is also immensely close to his mom.

Jett Hamilton Roberts’ Father Is A Hit Drummer Of His Generation

Hamilton’s father John ‘Lil John’ Robert is one of the most popular Jazz drummers of his era. The 51 years old John is a Philadelphia native who entered the musical world as a child and soon became popular as a child prodigy playing an instrument for Christian McBride and Joey Defranceso at the age of 16.

Jett Hamilton Roberts' father John
Jett’s father John picturing with his drum sets. Source: His Instagram

He studied music with a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. As of today, he has worked with several artists including Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Prince, Sheila E., Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, and many others. Senior Robert also has numerous TV credits. He also has released his solo album entitled The Heartbeat which reached number 26 on the Billboard charts.

Apart from being a drummer, Jett’s father is also a writer and a producer. In addition, he also has his own band named The Chronicle.

Speaking of the father and son relationship, it seems like they are a bit distant. To date, they haven’t been captured together in public.

Jett Roberts’ Parents Were Never Married

His parents Jill and John reportedly started dating each other in 2007. In the meantime, John was a drummer for Jill and the two worked together for a while. During an ongoing concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 20, 2008, the couple publicized their relationship and then they announced their engagement as well.

Jett Hamilton Roberts' mother Jill and father John photographed together
Jett’s parents Jill and John. Source: Dailymail

A year later, the now-former duo welcomed their child out of wedlock but within a month they broke up. Announcing their separation, the Why Did I Get Married actress expected to co-parent their newly born son and said,

We definitely love our son and we are co-parenting and working on being friends. It is what it is. I have a lot of support, so I want for nothing as far as that’s concerned.

Before getting engaged to Jett’s dad, his mom Jill was already married two times. She was married to her first husband Lyzel Williams for seven years. And her second marriage with Mike Dobson lasted for 15 months.

Jett Hamilton Roberts Is A Professional Singer?

Well, Jett hasn’t made his debut as a singer but there’s no doubt that he has inherited amazing musical skills from his parents. On one side, he is a talented singer like his mom. He has an extremely high vocal range, his video shared on his mom’s Insta is proof.

Back on August 9, 2018, his famous mom Jill shared his singing talent with a caption,

The Boy say “ Mom, record this.” Really?????!?!? ❤️🤪

In the video, the star kid got captured hitting the high note perfectly in Minnie Riperton’s classic “Lovin’ You.” He also plays piano.

Jett Is An Honest And Kind Child, Said His Mom

According to his mom, Jett is honest, deep, and compassionate.

Jill Scott's son, Jett Hamilton Roberts showing off his gift
Jett with a smile. Source: His mom’s Instagram

In September 2019, a New York Times best-selling poet shared her picture together with her son and captioned it,

I like this boy😁. His ear is magnificent scary. I’m impressed with his kindness and how romantic about The Creator he is.

She further wrote,

I appreciate his encouragement and his honesty. The boy is deep! When we laugh, tears, dap and running. I love when he randomly holds my hand and asks questions that I have to pray about. I 🦊 wit the young bawh. I love him love him.

How Much Is Jett’s Net Worth?

He is still a young kid who has just started his professional career. His net worth is expected to be around $100k. Meanwhile, his mom Jill Scott is a multimillionaire with $12 million.

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