Who is Nick Sylvester? All The Facts About Mina Kimes’ Husband

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Nick Sylvester is better known as a co-founder of the music company called Godmode. He was previously a pivotal member of the punk rock band, Mr. Dream along with its members Adam Moroder and Matt Morello.

Besides, Sylvester attracted huge media attention after his marriage to his wife Mina Kimes, an Award-winning investigative journalist. Let’s also know does the couple have any children.

Well, in today’s article, let us try to find out all the facts regarding Mina Kimes’ husband!

Key Takeaways

  • Nick Sylvester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. 
  • Nick is a Harvard University graduate.
  • The musician is of white ethnicity and belongs to the American nationality.
  • He is happily married to his wife, Mina Kimes.

Who are Nick Sylvester’s Parents?

Talking about his parents, Sylvester’s father is a drummer while his mother is an occasional Wurlitzer player. He was born on the 6th of July, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. However, the exact year of his birth is still missing. On the other hand, his wife Mina is [calculate_age birthdate=”1985-09-08″] as of now.

Nick Sylvester's childhood photo and age
Nick Sylvester as a child
Source: Instagram @nickgodmode

As for his nationality, the celebrity spouse is an American and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Sylvester’s Grandpa Was the Greatest Influencer in His Music

On April 15th, 2010, Nick Sylvester opened up about his grandfather’s role in his amateur music career on Insta with a lengthy caption.

Nick stated that his grandfather used to play the horn and was gifted with a perfect pitch. He spent almost his grade school and high school years with his pop who taught him how to improvise over old strip club records in his basement. Although the post is deleted now, Nick had written,

“My first instrument was the trumpet. I didn’t have much say in the matter, my grandfather had played the horn, was gifted with perfect pitch, and eventually got the call – from Charlie Barnet, to join him as solo chair in the touring band, but pop’s wife was pregnant with my aunt, so pop wasn’t going anywhere. Trumpet was my arranged marriage.”

Sylvester’s first musical instrument was the trumpet. He gradually started playing the instrument at weddings and many other local bars to further shape his skill.

Nick Is a Harvard University Graduate

Sylvester went on to study computer music at Harvard University. Meanwhile, Nick also became an editor for the online music magazine Pitchfork. He joined the Voice staff in 2005 and still writes for the magazine.

He later went to New York and met legendary musician James Murphy who also taught him how to write record and program synths.

What Does Nick Sylvester Do? He Co-Founded Godmode

As we have mentioned earlier, Nick is a writer and music producer. Besides, Mina Kimes’ husband is also the co-founding member of the music company Godmode, based in Los Angeles. He serves as a producer and songwriter for the company.

Sylvester is also a developer of an app Bounce that assists emerging talents to record the track of their demos. He is an amateur plant enthusiast too.

Nick Sylvester Gave Tips To Make Videos Viral on TikTok

In early 2020, Nick Sylvester appeared in an episode of the podcast,  The New York Times’ pop music podcast where the musician widely discussed how to make your song go instantly viral on TikTok.

Nick also said that the video-sharing social network is another way to experience music,

It’s showing that people want to do more with music than just to listen to it. They want to interact with it; they want to touch it

According to Nick, the song must have a “calling card” in order to interact with listeners.

Controversy: Sylvester’s Voice Scandal 

Nick was suspended from his job as a senior associate editor at The Village Voice, a news and culture paper for writing a fabricated cover story in March 2006.

The website first published the news but later it removed the article from the site. Following the scandal, Sylvester apologized by writing, “I deeply regret this misinformation, and I apologize to Lookner for his distress, which I certainly never intended.”

Who is Nick Sylvester’s Wife? How Long They Are Married

Nick’s wife Mina Kimes is a host of ESPN‘s daily news podcast ESPN Daily. The couple tied the knot on the 19th Sep 2015 in a wedding ceremony held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kimes shared their first wedding picture on 13th October and captioned it, ‘Three weeks in, going strong’.

Nick Sylvester holding his wife Mina Kimes on his arm on their wedding day.
Mina Kimes and Nick Sylvester on their wedding day.
Source: Instagram @mina_kimes

The couple is leading a happy relationship ever since.

Besides, both of them are quite fond of traveling. In April 2016, Nick’s wife Mina posted a sweet snap from their beautiful trip to Nakameguro, Tokyo.

How Long Have They Been Together? 

Sylvester and his spouse Mina both are quite secretive about their love life. But, Kimes’ Instagram shows the two are together since 2012. She posted the first pic of her then-boyfriend Nick on her Insta on 28th June 2012.


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The journalist later also posted a series of photos of themselves on her respective social media platforms. Back in March 2013, Nick and Mina were also spotted enjoying their time in Puerto Plata.

Mina Kimes and Nick Sylvester looking stunning in Hawaiian suit during their Puerto Plata vacation.
Mina Kimes and Nick Sylvester during their Puerto Plata vacation.

Do They Have Any Children? 

Nick and his wife Mina are yet to have a child. But both of them are avid animal lovers and play a parental role to their dog, Lenny.

Mina Kimes' husband playing with her pooch Lenny
Mina Kimes’ husband and her dog Lenny
Source: Instagram @mina_kimes

Mina also hosts the NFL podcast, The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny.

What is Nick Sylvester’s Net Worth? 

Sylvester has made a considerable amount of wealth from his prolific music career. His net worth as per some reliable online sources is over $600,000 in [write_year].

In the meantime, his wife Mina’s net worth stands at $1 million. His spouse has racked such good fortune from her burgeoning journalism career. No doubt, Kimes is also paid a considerable salary.


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