When an American drag racer, Alexis Dejoria, announced her retirement at the 2017 NHRA season, she knew that she was going to book the driver seat again. Previously, she drove a Toyota Camry for Kalitta Motorsports, and now she aims to collaborate with crew chiefs Del Worsham and Nicky Boninfante during competitive racing in 2020.
There’s still more to discover about Alexis Dejoria, who announced her divorce in the last couple of weeks. Let’s scoop out the entire buzz here:
Married TV Personality Jesse James
Back in 2013, Alexis Dejoria and Jesse James tied the knot after a year of engagement. It was a fourth wedding for James who divorced from Sandra Bullock in 2010. Similarly, he also called off his engagement with Kat Von D shortly after the split with fourth wife, Sandra Bullock.
Well, it wasn’t the first relationship for Alexis Dejoria, either. She has a daughter, Bella, from a previous relationship. Bella and James’ youngest little girl, Sunny, was the flower girls when the duo exchanged the wedding rings. The wedding prevailed at the Malibu home of DeJoria’s father, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products line and Patron Spirits Company.
Married Life On The Rocks
Sadly, the seven years of married life has come to an end. While Jesse was answering the question, whether or not he will be working on his wife’s NHRA drag team, he announced of parting ways from Alexis. He has served five years on the NHRA drag team, being a responsible husband, father, and motorcycle customizer at the same time.
Source: The Sun
What’s the reason for divorce? He explained that the pair were heading in a different direction, which led them to grow apart from each other at the end of the day. The Instagram revelation shook the hoard of fans all of sudden. Conclusively, he requested fans to give them privacy while working on the divorce issue legally.
“I wish her the absolute best in her racing and life. I hope you can respect our privacy during this tough time. Thank you.”
She Is A Millionaire
It’s been more than a decade that she has been persistent in NHRA’s career since 2005. At the outset, she competed in the Super Gas category, a Super Comp dragster, and then NHRA circuit. Four years later, she composed her team, Stealth Motorsports, after racing on the West coast in Top Alcohol Funny Car. She is the second woman to win NHRA national event win in TA/FC and the first one to make a sub-four second pass, with a 3.997-second during the NHRA Winternationals.
Dejoria continued her NHRA success through a Funny Car track record at Atlanta Dragway. Again, she documented a new record at Brainerd International Raceway’s Funny Car ET record with a 4.010-second pass. In 2020, she is set to drive alongside an independently-operated team with Nicky Boninfante and Del Worsham.
A drag racer pockets from $20,000 to $50,000, when they score the win back to back. Alexis Dejoria is the veteran drag racer, who owns a net worth of $100 million as of 2020.
Her Father Is A Self-Made Billionaire
She was born to the parents, Jamie Briggs and John Paul DeJoria. They separated when she was a teen girl. And they remarried to provision DeJoria with lots of half-siblings. Her father married Eloise Broady and eventually welcomed four half-brothers and one half-sister- John, Michael, Justin, John Paul II, and Micheline. Also, her mother remarried a hunk and blessed herself with a daughter, Chloe Briggs.
Source: USA Today
John Paul DeJoria grew up in a poor family. Today he is a notable businessman who secures billions of fortune. Previously he served in Navy, then door-to-door salesman, and collaborated with the hairdresser, Paul Mitchell. At the end of the day, John Paul DeJoria plunged as co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products line and Patron Spirits Company.
A Brief Wiki-Bio Segment on Alexis Dejoria
42 years old, Alexis Dejoria was born on September 24, 1977, in Venice Beach, California, US. She belongs to American nationality and comes from white ethnicity.
At 16, her interest in drag racing emerged when a friend took her to Pamona Drag Strip in California. So she thought of making a career out of it. She moved to Gainesville, Florida, and enrolled in Frank Howley’s Drag School.
She stands elegant at five feet and six inches in height. Dejoria resembles her father, who withstood on his stance.