Jaylen Waddle Parents – His Mom Remarried After Separation From His Dad

By GabrielPublished on: January 30, 2024 Updated on: February 15, 2024
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Jaylen Waddle is the wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. He came into the limelight after being drafted into the National Football League in the 2021 NFL Draft. It’s already been a couple of years since he became a public figure, but he has kept his personal life behind the curtains.

Only a few people know about his family and that has only spiked curiosity among the rest to discover the identity of his parents.

Find out about this NFL player’s parents and family in this article. Is his mom truly his biggest supporter? keep reading to find out.

Who Are Jaylen Waddle’s Parents?

Jaylen is the son of Mrs. Iesha Redmon also known as Isha Redmon. As for his dad, some sites have claimed that his father’s name is Jaylen Waddle Sr. but there is no official verification of the fact yet. The NFL player has not disclosed his father’s name to the public.

Some sources have believed his name could be Willie Charles Waddle Jr. But again, it is yet to be confirmed by the official sources.

His Dad Was A Former High School Football Player

The NFL star’s dad used to play football back in high school. His love for fitness increased with time and he chose to be a personal trainer as a career choice. It was he who introduced Jaylen to the world of football and fostered his skills.

Talking about Redmon, born on August 12, 1976, she is a nurse. Besides caring for patients, she is also the manager for her son. Isha is also an entrepreneur who started small businesses like Pressed by Pumpkin and Juice Houston.

Are Jaylen’s Parents Still Together?

Jaylen’s parents called it quits after he was born. With little to no information available online, pinpointing their exact relationship timeline is difficult, but we can assume the former couple was together in the early ’90s. However, it looks like they settled for co-parenting as the player has hinted at the presence of his dad in his life.

Jaylen's mother, Iesha Redmon with her current husband.
Redmon is married to Kelvin Cotton.

Isha is happily married to Kelvin Cotton now. Both of them are believers of god. She has hardly shared details about their marriage but she uploads pictures of her hubby once in a while. It seems like she prefers to keep her love life away from the spotlight.

Redmon Is The Mother Of Four Kids

Iesha has three daughters; Aspean Redmon, Amber Allen, and Chauncey Wilson Hall, and one son, Jaylen Waddle. All of them are from her previous relationship. She doesn’t have a child with her current husband.

Jaylen Waddle with his sisters.
Jaylen is very close with his sisters.

Her daughter, Amber is a plus-size model and influencer. She is also a licensed Houston Esthetician and Wax Specialist who started Polished by Porcelain. Talking about Aspean, she is the mini version of her mother who became a mom herself in 2023. However, she has kept the details of the baby daddy wrapped. As for Chauncey, she also welcomed her son, Wolf with her husband, Sedrick. These two have been married since 2012.

No need to say that Redmon’s only son, Jaylen started playing in the league in 2021 when he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. Before that, he played college football for the University of Alabama.

She Is Waddle’s Biggest Critic

Iesha may be Jaylen’s biggest supporter, but she is the first to critique him whenever he does something wrong. Back in 2019 in his college game, he made some records and even was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. But instead of praising him, his mother made jokes about the way he was tackled by an opponent player.

The player said, “She was kind of serious though. She was definitely serious. But it was all good. My mom’s my biggest critic, so it was good coming from her.”

Jaylen Credits His Mothe For His Success

The loving mother congratulated her son on his draft. She shared how proud was an understatement for her. She added that her strict nature might have been too much sometimes but she did what she had to do to protect him to get to the moment.

Isha loves her son for the person he is both on and off the field. She said Waddle lights up a room so that people gravitate towards him. Jaylen appreciated her heartfelt message and thanked his mom for her sacrifices for the family. He even gave credit to his mom for molding him into the person he is today. He ended his thank you note by saying how much he loved her.