Gloria Carter: Who is Jay z’s Mother?

Gloria Carter is an American philanthropist and the mother of Jay Z, a famous American rapper and businessman.


She graduated from the Columbia University Teachers College in 2002.


Adnis Reeves was married to Gloria Reeves. Jay-father Z abandoned the family in 1980, leading it to disintegrate. Carter had no choice but to raise her four children on her alone. She, too, relocated to Brooklyn with her children and worked long shifts. Gloria spent the majority of her life on America’s East Coast. Andrea, Eric, Michelle, and Shawn, her four boys, were born and lived in Brooklyn’s housing complexes.

Non-Profit and Charity

The “Shawn Carter Foundation” was co-founded by Gloria. Together with her son Jay-Z, she oversees the organization. It assists economically disadvantaged individuals in pursuing their education. Through programs like the Scholarship Fund, college prep and exposure, international exposure, professional development, scholar support, and community and goodwill programs, the Shawn Carter Foundation has raised more than $4 million to support initiatives that empower youth and communities in need.

Gloria received a GLAAD Media Award in 2018 for her services.

Personal Life

Gloria hasn’t been active on social media in a long time. She prefers to live a private life away from the spotlight.

Carter and Diaz, a former schoolteacher, started dating soon after Diaz joined the foundation. When Gloria Carter apparently began dating Dania Diaz, her sexuality was called into doubt. There was also talk that the two were donating money from the Shawn Carter Foundation to LGBT charities.

Carter came out as a lesbian on her son’s album 4:44 in June 2017. Jay Z also unleashes a rhyme about her lesbianism and how she was compelled to pretend to be straight by societal pressures. In it, she talks about living two lives, happy but not free, because of fear of hurting her family and the people she loves.

When it came to coming out, Carter remarked, “I was never embarrassed of myself.”


Ms Carter was one of several winners at the GLAAD Awards, including actress Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale) and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale) (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time). “By sharing her truth with the world, Gloria Carter sent a powerful message of empowerment to the entire LGBTQ community,” said GLaAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

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