Jason Simpson is the second child between O. J. Simpson and his ex-wife, Marguerite Whitley. During the infamous trial, Jason was alleged to be the real culprit, and since then his life turned upside down. Currently, he lives a private life.
Ever since his father divorced Marguerite and married Nicole Brown, Jason, and his sister Arnelle have been out of the media attention. To this day, Jason lives a rather secretive life but his name comes out in the media every now and then. Primarily, because of a lot of speculations pertaining to his involvement in the death of his stepmother, Nicole Brown, and her male friend, Ron Goldman.
Today let us unearth some secrets about the otherwise hidden Orenthal James Simpson’s son, Jason Simpson.
|Jason is the son of Orenthal James Simpson and his ex-wife, Marguerite.|
|His youngest sibling Aaren died at the age of 2 due to drowning.|
|During his adult life, he suffered from rage disorder for which he even took some medication.|
|He was rumored to have murdered his step-mom Nicole and her friend Ron due to all the evidence consisting of his past violent and psychological behavior.|
|James has seemingly turned his life around and currently works as a Chef/Culinary director in several prestigious restaurants.|
|His net worth is $400,000.|
|Jason has not revealed if he is married or dating.|
- Full Name: Jason Lamar Simpson
- Gender: Male
- Date of Birth: April 21st, 1970
- Age: 52-Years-Old
- Ethnicity: Biracial
- Nationality: American
- Horoscope: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Parents: OJ Simpson and Marguerite
- Siblings: 4 (Justin Ryan, Arnelle, Sydney Brooke, Aaren Simpson)
- Height: 5ft 10inches/177 cm
- Net Worth: $400,000
Jason is the son of O. J. Simpson and Marguerite Whitley
Born on April 21st, 1970, in Florida, he is the second child between Orenthal James Simpson and his first wife Marguerite.
Jason’s parents were married for more than a decade. They exchanged vows on June 24th, 1967. At the time of their marriage, O. J. was only 19 years old. From their relationship, the couple welcomed three kids including Jason.
Jason belongs to the African-American ethnicity and has American nationality.
Aside from Jason, his parents welcomed two more kids. Their oldest kid, Arnelle L. Simpson was born on December 4th, 1968. Moreover, Marguerite also gave birth to another daughter named Aaren Lashone Simpson on September 24th, 1977.
All three of them had a beautiful family life going before all sorts of tragedies came crumbling down. From the death of the youngest member of the family to O.J. Murder case trial, Simpsons had it all.
Jason’s sister Aaren tragically died
O. J. and his wife lost their youngest child Aaren in a tragic accident when the kid was only one year old. She died after drowning in the family’s swimming pool.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning and the family, and the family was hanging out in their backyard, just like they used to. When O. J. and his wife left their infant daughter unattended, she fell into the swimming pool. They later discovered her unconscious and although they tried their best to revive her by doing CPR, it was already too late.
Jason’s Parents Divorce
Orenthal and Marguerite divorced in March of 1979, a year or two after the former NFL star met his second wife, Nicole Brown. It has been said they divorced because both of them partly felt either of them was responsible for their infant’s death.
The other reasons include Orenthan’s infidelity in the last two years of their marriage. In addition, the Simpson patriarch also mentioned their separation is also partly due to his fame.
Besides, after their split, Marguerite received a $500,000 trust fund for their children, a share in her hubby’s $3 million property, $600,000 to buy a new house, and 50% of Simpon’s earnings from his NFL career.
Jason’s Mother was Married Twice After Her Divorce From Simpson
His mother Marguerite, born on March 20th, 1949 was once a clerk at the Walmart retail store. As for her education, Whitley went to Galileo High School. She later graduated from the University of Southern California.
Talking about her mother’s relationship status, Whitley married two times after divorcing O.J. She tied the knot with a transit supervisor Randolph Lewis in 1986. They divorced in 1991. A year after their separation, Marguerite for the married third time to Anthony Thomas.
Jason has two half-siblings
After his parents separated, his dad married Nicole Brown, whom he met at a nightclub named The Daisy. After a short time, the pair tied the knot on February 2, 1985. The couple remained in a marital bond for seven years before divorcing in 1992.
His dad Orenthal has two children from his second marriage to Nicole, one daughter Sydney Brooke Simpson and one son Justin Ryan Simpson. To this day, there’s one thing that many people are curious to know and that is whether the Simpson siblings are close to one another or not.
Although all four of them have appeared in a number of public events in the past, nowadays they aren’t seen very much together.
Jason Simpson was a troubled child from an early age
When O. J. and his first wife Marguerite separated, their kids were teenagers. Although the older one of the brood turned out pretty well, their son Jason didn’t bode well with the separation.
We all know how divorces are. It not only separates two people but also creates a rift between them and this divide is always harsh on the kids, especially when they are just young.
Jason became addicted to drugs at the age of 14
At the mere age of 14, he started taking all sorts of drugs. Many of us know how people take up drugs and alcohol whenever they are faced with adversities. Similarly, Jason also mixed himself up with alcohol and drugs, and that too when he was just a teenager.
Due to his addiction, he used to have uncontrolled anger and violent outbursts more often than not. In order to contain his mental troubles, he was admitted to the UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute for Mental Conditions. He was later diagnosed with ‘Intermittent Rage Disorder.’
It is all due to such mental health issues that people, to this day, accuse Jason of murdering his stepmother and her friend.
He tried to commit suicide multiple times
Aside from his other troubles, Jason also gave his family a lot of trouble due to his suicidal tendency. Throughout his adolescent life, he tried to kill himself a number of times.
One time he tried cutting his arms while another time, he tried overdosing on Depakote, a medicine that was prescribed to him to control his rage.
Jason Simpson is linked to the murder of his step-mother Nicole
Although his father was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole, a lot of people believe it was Jason instead who did it. Rumors like these came to prominence due to Jason’s troubled past. From assault to possession of dangerous weapons, he has done it all.
In the past, he was arrested for driving with a suspended license, physical assault, and many others. When the investigation of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s murder was going on, four doctors also reviewed Jason’s case and concluded that he indeed was “psychologically disturbed.”
After several trials, the court acquitted Orenthal of all the crimes. But to this day, there are many speculations that Jason might be the one who murdered his stepmother.
A lot of theories indicate Jason might be the murderer in the Brown and Goldman Case
Two months before the incident, Jason had also stopped taking his rage medicines which further solidified his link. In the past, his rage disorder was so out of control that he physically assaulted two of his girlfriends.
The night when the tragic incident went down, Nicole and her family were expected to eat at the same restaurant where Jason was working but later they changed the destination.
He had no cover-up story as to where he was between the time of the killing, 9:45 and 10:00 pm. Further, he had submitted a handwritten time stamp, despite the electronic time clock working as it should.
While combing through the crime scene, authorities found a black navy watch cap, which is similar to what Jason used to wear occasionally. All of these theories are written in the book, O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It, by William Dear.
Where is Jason Simpson today? He is a Chef by profession
As of now, Jason works as a chef. At the moment, he works at Citrin and its sister restaurants in California as its Culinary director. Before that he was the executive chef at two restaurants Golden Eagle and Muchacho in Atlanta. His specialty is cooking different types of delicious tacho dishes. Both of the restos received a lot of praise and media spotlight due to their high-quality dishes.
He started his career at a Mexican eatery called Border Grill in Los Angeles, California. Sometime later he was offered the position of Chef de Cuisine position at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Melisse in Santa Monica.
After moving to Atlanta, he started working as the Chef de Cuisine at restaurateur Ford Fry’s St. Cecilia, an Italian restaurant. He worked there for three years.
He literally turned his life around after all the trouble in his past.
What is His Net Worth? Jason Simpson’s Father is a Millionaire
He has an estimated net worth of $400,000 as of 2023. Jason currently works in culinary and which is one of the highest-paid careers. Meanwhile, Jason’s father, O.J. Simpson has a fortune of $3 million.
He is a Chef by profession and currently works as the Culinary director.
No, he was not considered a suspect. Even before he was tried for the murder, his dad had arranged for some of the best lawyers to defend his case.
He is 53-years-old as of 2023.