Halima Rashid is the ex-wife of American singer-songwriter and bassist Jermaine Jackson (aka Jermaine La Jaune Jackson). Her husband is best known for being the brother of world-renowned singer and dancer Michael Jackson.
Halima got married to her celebrity husband after dating him for almost 8 months. They together lived their marriage for more than a decade and later separated citing irreconcilable differences. Well, why did the couple call off their marriage after a decade?
Here in this article, know the reason behind their separation. Further, we will also focus on Halima Rashid’s early life, marriage, kids, net worth, and much more.
Halima Rashid Is Originally From Afghanistan; Know Her Age
Jermaine Jackson’s ex-wife, Halima was born on September 22, 1970, in Afghanistan. As of 2023, she is 52 years of age and has a birth sign, Virgo.
Though Rashid is mostly recognized as Jermaine’s ex-wife, her family background is no less than that of the status of her celebrity ex-spouse. She comes from an affluent family in Afghanistan so is obvious that she had a luxurious lifestyle as a kid. Similarly, Jermaine spent most of her early life in her hometown alongside her sister Sara.
Besides, she holds Afghan nationality as per her birth and reportedly belongs to multi-racial ethnicity.
Career: What Does Halima Rashid Do For A Living?
As per IMDb, Halima is an executive. Further, she is reportedly in trading and is a businesswoman. Besides, the executive is hugely involved in a philanthropic organization that works to improve the participation of women in education, especially in Afghanistan and Gambia.
On the other hand, as said earlier, her now ex-husband is a singer, musician, and songwriter. Began his career with the band The Jackson 5 alongside his brothers, Halima’s now ex-husband sang some notable band songs like I’ll Be There, ABC, I Want You Back, and many others. Later he dissociates himself from the band to start a solo career. As a solo artist, he gave several hits like Daddy’s Home, Let’s Get Serious, Do What You Do, and others. Further, he is also a TV personality and an executive producer.
Halima Has Appeared In A Couple Of TV Shows
As a celebrity wife, Halima has appeared in a couple of reality TV shows. In 2008, she showed up in one episode of the TV series Gone Country.
After 6 years, she participated together with her then-husband Jermaine in Celebrity Wife Swap.
Halima Rashid Is Jermaine Jackson’s Ex-Wife; Their Marriage And Divorce
Halima Rashid was married to Michael Jackson’s brother, Jermaine. The former flames tied the knot on 11 August 2004 and they together lived their marriage for almost 12 years. But eventually, Rashid later filed for divorce against the I Wish You Love singer and cites her separation from her better half on November 28, 2015.
Talking about their first meeting, the former couple first came across each other at a Starbucks in Los Angeles in January 2004. Shortly after the first meet-up, they started dating and the same year, they got married in a mosque. But sadly, after a decade, this lovely couple broke on a bad note.
In case you don’t know, Halima was Jermaine’s third wife. Previously, he was married to Hazel Gordy and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza.
Halima Regretted Marrying Jermaine; What Was The Reason Behind Their Separation?
In her exclusive talk with People, she opened up about her bold step to divorce her famous husband Jermaine. She said,
“With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I today announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson,”
She further stated that they would have done better in their lives if they wouldn’t have got married. In this regard, Halima stated
We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married.
Further, she even requests the media to support them in such a critical phase of their lives. She added,
“At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much.”
She filed a divorce from her spouse citing irreconcilable differences.
Rashid Showed A Sense Of Respect For Her Ex-Husband And His Family
Though Halima Rashid separated from her other half on a sour note, she didn’t hesitate to show the sense of respect that she had for her former partner and his family. With People, she said
I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons.”
Halima Rashid Was Arrested For Domestic Violence
The same day Halima cite her separation from her husband, she was arrested for Domestic violence in Los Angeles. She was charged with felony corporal injury against her then-partner Jackson. But after paying $50,000, she got bail, and later the case was closed without any further investigation.
Following the incident, Rashid went straight to filing for divorce while her popular husband Jackson insisted to make their marriage work. In this respect, Jackson said,
‘It’s obvious, I’ve been with Halima for 11 years, I still love her, things happen. She is still my wife.’
But despite Jermaine’s attempt to save his marriage with his beautiful wife, they eventually parted ways.
Does Halima Share Any Child With Her Ex-Husband?
Even after being a wife to Jermaine for more than a decade, Halima didn’t bear a child with him. Instead, she was a stepmother to her husband’s seven children from his previous marriages and relationships.
Her spouse Jermaine is a father to Autumn Joy Jackson, Jay Jackson Jr, Jaimy Jermaine Jackson, Jeremy Maldonado, Jourdynn Michael, Jaafar Jeremiah, and Jermajesty Jermaine Jackson.
Where Is Halima Rashid Today? Did She Remarry After Her Divorce?
After her divorce from Feel the Fire artist, she completely went private. So, no current information regarding her personal and professional life is known in the media.
On the other hand, after the divorce, her ex-spouse dated a model Maday Velazquez.
Halima’s Social Media Presence
The 52-year-old Halima is active on Twitter with 10.9k followers.
Except for Twitter, we couldn’t find her on any other social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram while her ex-spouse has an official Instagram account with 25.9k followers.
Halima Rashid’s Net Worth
A reported businesswoman has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Meanwhile, her ex-spouse Jermaine has a fortune of $1.5 million which he undoubtedly earned through his career as a musician and singer.