Meet Bradley Nowell’s Son Jakob James Nowell: Untold Facts About Him

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Meet Bradley Nowell’s Son Jakob James Nowell: Untold Facts About Him
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Jakob Nowell, born Jakob James Nowell, is the son of late American singer and guitarist Bradley Nowell. Like his father, he is also into music and has already made a significant identity as the lead singer of the band named Law. Not only singing, but Jakob is also exceptional as a songwriter.

Years after the death of his father, 28 years old Jakob is carrying on the legacy of his rockstar father. Besides, Jakob also shares a great relationship with his mother. Further, as a successful young musician, his love life is also a subject of curiosity for many.

In this article, we are going to explore each and every aspect of Jakob’s life.

Jakob James Nowell Early Life, Parents, Siblings

As we have mentioned earlier, Jakob is the son of famous singer and guitarist Bradley Nowell. He was born on June 25, 1995, in Long Beach, California. While his father is no more in this world, he shares a great relationship with her mother Troy Dendekker.

He also has three half-siblings, two half-sisters, and a half-brother from his mother’s second marriage. Over the years, Jakob has been leading a beautiful life with his family members and has also already given a decent kickstart to his career.

His Father Died When He Was About a Year Old

Innocent enough to be bothered by death, Jakob Nowell lost his father Bradley pretty early on in life. His father died on June 25, 1995, because of a heroin overdose, around 11 months after his birth.

He died in San Francisco, at the Ocean View Motel where he was staying with his band members. The next morning one of his bandmates Bud Gaugh woke up to find him lying dead on the bed next to him.

Jakob as a Child With His Father Bradley
Jakob as a Child With His Father Bradley

Though the paramedics were called instantly, he was pronounced to have died hours earlier.

Jakob James Nowell’s Dad Had A Successful Career

Talking about Jakob’s dad’s successful career, he was the lead singer of the band Sublime. He gave two major hits 40oz. to Freedom, Robbin’ the Hood, during his lifetime, which proved to be both critically and commercially successful.

Later, just two months after the death, the band released the third self-titled album Sublime, which also proved to be a major hit.

As per the report, Bradley formed his band Sublime in 1988, with bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, who he came to know at California State University at Long Beach.

Nowell’s Parent’s Marriage & Relationship

Jakob’s parents, Bradley and Troy, had a very short marriage as his father died just a week after his marriage. The couple reportedly wed on June 25, 1995, in a Hawaiian-themed wedding ceremony, in Las Vegas.

Jakob's Parents Troy Dendekker Late Bradley Nowell
Jakob’s Parents Troy Dendekker Late Bradley Nowell

Though they were together as a husband and wife just for a week, they had reportedly been together for years. His parents first met in the early 1990s. They dated for years before Troy got pregnant with Jakob, after which they finally tied the knot.

But as fate had it, their marriage came with a tragedy in the family.

His Mother Married For The Second Time

Almost 7 years after the death of her first husband, Jakob’s mother Troy took the decision to marry for the second time. She married a guy named Kiki Holmes, aka. Keith Holmes, on November 1, 2002. The couple from their marital relationship is also a mother of three, Rudy, Mary, and another child whose name she’s not revealed.

Apparently, a beautiful couple lived together for over 15 years. In fact, on the occasion of their 14th marriage anniversary, Kiki even shared a beautiful post on his Instagram. In a now-deleted Instagram post, he came up with a beautiful caption where he wrote,

4 years with the woman that I love so much. Feels like 36 years ha ha I love my wife and what we created together. #onlylove

Moreover, the couple also celebrated a happy 15th anniversary, with Kiki posting a video clip featuring their photos on his Insta. But things soon turned sour for the duo.

On July 25, 2018, the duo filed for divorce. However, there are unfortunately no updates on whether their divorce is finalized.

Jakob James Nowell Career: He’s The Frontman of LAW

25 years old Jakob too seems to be in the path traced by his father. Interested in music from an early age, he is a singer and guitarist. In fact, he also has a band named LAW and serves as the frontman. Based out of Los Angeles County, LAW was founded in Long Beach, CA. The band also includes other band members  Nick Aguilar (Drums), Logun Spellacy (Bass), and Aidan Palacios (Guitar).

Jakob James Nowell With His LAW band members
Jakob James Nowell With His LAW band members

Well with LAW, Jakob has already released a few music videos like Locked Away In San Diego, Blinking, Cold, and a few others.  Hopefully, we will get to hear more of LAW in the days to come.

Nowell Is Engaged To His Girlfriend

If you are unaware, Nowell has a girlfriend named Ashlyn Zeda. In fact, they are already engaged to get married. Jakob first met his now-fiancee in 2014 and has been dating ever since.

They got engaged on September 22, 2019. Jakob’s girlfriend-turned-fiancee even posted a few beautiful photos from the beautiful day on her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote,

The craziest thing happened today , We are engaged !!!! @saharaelise took these pictures !!!


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In the photos, they look pretty cute and too much into each other. The newly engaged couple have not revealed their wedding plans yet but hopefully will soon tie the knot. Wish their bonding remains as strong forever.