Jason Simpson is the second child between O. J. Simpson and his ex-wife, Marguerite Whitley. He is the second oldest child among the former flames who also share one daughter named Arnelle Simpson.
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. In addition to that, we will also take a look at some other interesting facts!
Jason Simpson Biography Summary
- Full Name: Jason Lamar Simpson
- Gender: Male
- Date of Birth: April 21st, 1970
- Jason Simpson’s Age: 52-Years-Old
- Ethnicity: Biracial
- Nationality: American
- Horoscope: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Jason Simpson Parents: OJ Simpson and Marguerite
- Jason Simpson Siblings: 4 (Justin Ryan, Arnelle, Sydney Brooke, Aaren Simpson)
- Height: 5ft 10inches/177 cm
- Net Worth: $400,000
How old is Jason Simpson? He is the son of O. J. Simpson and Marguerite Whitley
He was born on April 21st, 1970, in Florida. He is the second child between Orenthal James Simpson and his first wife Marguerite. Jason belongs to the African-American ethnicity and has American nationality.
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 marriage, the couple welcomed three kids including Jason.
Aside from Jason, the pair welcomed two more kids. Their oldest kid, Arnelle L. Simpson was born in 1968. Moreover, Marguerite also gave birth to another daughter named Aaren Lashone Simpson in 1977.
Orenthal and Marguerite divorced in March of 1979, a year or two after the former NFL star met his second wife, Nicole Brown.
Bio of Jason’s Mother Who Married Twice After Her Divorce From Simpson
His mother Marguerite Whitley, 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.
And talking about her mother’s relationship status, Whitley married two times. She first tied the knot with a transit supervisor Randolph Lewis in 1986. They divorced in 1991. A year after their separation, Marguerite married third time Anthony Thomas.
Jason’s sister Aaren tragically died
It was one of the most devastating moments in the Simpson family. O. J. and his wife lost their youngest child in a tragic accident and that too 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, just like they used to, were hanging out in their backyard. All of a sudden, both O. J. and his wife left their infant daughter unattended and she fell in 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 Simpson is linked to the murder of his step-mother Nicole
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. From their marriage, the couple became a parent of two kids, Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson.
Tragedy struck in the life of Nicole Brown when she was murdered alongside one of her male friends, Ron Goldman. It was on June 12th, 1994 when she was found dead at her residence in Los Angeles, California. At the time authorities arrested Simpson after they found a bloodied glove in his backyard.
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. Rumors like these came to prominence due to Jason’s troubled past. From assault to possession of dangerous weapons, he has done it all.
Jason has two step-siblings
His dad Orenthal has two children from his second marriage to Nicole, one daughter named Sydney Brooke Simpson and one son named 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
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.
Likewise, 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.
Now many of us know how people mix themselves up with 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 on the other hand, he tried overdosing on Depakote.
Where is Jason Simpson today? He is a Chef by profession
As of now, Jason works as a chef. He literally turned his life around after all the trouble in his past. At the moment, he works as 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.
What is His Net Worth? Jason Simpson’s Father is a Millionaire
Even though we have a clue that Jason currently works as a chef, there are very few details on how much he earns from his profession. So, as of 2023, it’s a little difficult to estimate Jason’s net worth and earnings at present. On the other hand, Jason’s father, O.J. Simpson is a millionaire. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2023.
Quick Facts About Jason Simpson
- Simpson is 52 years old as of 2023.
- His parents divorced when Jason was just three years old.
- He had a difficult childhood and even tried to kill himself several times.
- Jason was once accused of his stepmother’s murder.
- At present, the star kid is a chef by profession.