Meet Jett Hamilton Roberts, Jill Scott’s Son With Lil John Roberts

Jett Hamilton Roberts (born April 20, 2009; Age: 14 years old) is the son of Jill Scott, the popular African-American singer, songwriter, and actress whom she had with an equally famous and talented drummer, John “Lil John” Roberts.

The fact that Jett’s mom is a three-time Grammy award winner while his father is one of the most sought-after drummers of his generation has made it almost impossible for the young boy to remain anonymous. Take a journey with us as we explore all there is to know about Jett Hamilton Roberts, including the miraculous nature of his conception and birth.

Summary of Jett Hamilton Roberts’ Bio

  • Full Name: Jett Hamilton Roberts
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 2009
  • Jett Hamilton Robert’s Age: 14 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Jett Hamilton Robert’s Parents: John “Lil John” Roberts (father), Jill Heather Scott (mother)
  • Famous for: Being the son of 3-time Grammy Award winner Jill Scott and popular drummer Lil John Roberts

How old Is Jill Scott’s Son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, Now?

Jett Hamilton Roberts is 14 years old. Jill Scott had him on April 20, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His birth sign is Taurus, and he is a full-blooded African American citizen of the United States of America. Jett Hamilton Roberts is Jill Scott’s son with her former partner, Lil John Roberts.

The story behind Jett Hamilton Roberts’ conception and birth is nothing short of miraculous. Before meeting his father, his mother Jill’s previous marriage had lasted around seven years without a child. The reason for that anomaly was explained in an interview with his mother.

According to Jill, she had struggled to get her periods in her 20s due to a medical condition she was diagnosed with. After several procedures, the doctors eventually sorted that aspect out. Still, they advised her to have a hysterectomy due to their fears that she might develop cervical cancer later in her life due to her condition.

They also told her she would never be able to conceive or have children. Jett’s mother weighed her options before ultimately deciding to risk her health by not going through with the hysterectomy. She kept alive the hope that she would one day have children.

That hope failed to materialize in about six years she spent married to her first husband, graphic artist Lyzel Williams, and given her advancing years, some part of her thought she would require a miracle to have children.

The somewhat unexpected miracle arrived a few months before she embarked on a trip to Botswana. She was making the trip to shoot the HBO film The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The role had required her to put on a little extra weight, but when she found out that she had put on more than the little extra needed in just seven days, Jill Scott knew something was not right and decided to check herself out.

She ran several tests, including a pregnancy test, and found out she was pregnant. By that time, she was already in a committed relationship with Jett’s father. Jill Scott recounted the challenges experienced during the first trimester of the pregnancy, which included the 7-hour time difference, 14-hour work days, and the bug-infested environment she was forced to work in.

She managed to scale through it all without any lingering problems and eventually made her way home to the United States. Jett Hamilton Roberts was born five days earlier than planned because the doctors had given Jill a due date of April 25, only for Jett to be born on Monday, April 20. It is important to note that Jill Scott endured a 36-hour labor period before Jett was born at 4:20 pm on that fateful day.

His Father Is a Drummer

Jett Hamilton Roberts’ dad is a well-known drummer who is popularly known as Lil John Roberts. Born John Roberts on March 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Jett’s father is a preacher’s kid who is considered one of the most gifted drummers of his generation.

He has worked with many top artists, including Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Jill Scott, the woman he had Jett with. Lil John continues to strut his stuff on the music scene while occasionally keeping tabs on the son he had with the Why Did I Get Married actress.

Jett’s Parents Were Engaged at the Time of His Birth

Jett Hamilton Roberts’ parents announced their engagement on June 20, 2008, at a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The announcement had been preceded by a long on-stage kiss which the audience wildly cheered. 

However, they never got married, and just a few months after the birth of Jett, Jill announced that she and Lil John had broken up. That announcement came on June 23, 2009, just over a year after their scintillating engagement announcement.

Jett’s mother concedes that the emotional upheaval she experienced in the weeks following Jett’s birth may have contributed to her breakup with her son’s father. She also revealed that they agreed to co-parent their child while attempting to remain friends.

Jett Hamilton Roberts Has A Great Relationship With His Mother

While they agreed to co-parent their son, every indication indicates that the bulk of that responsibility has been shouldered by Jett’s mother alone. We don’t know what kind of relationship Jett has with his father, but he has been spared the effects of the absence of a male figure by her mother’s male relatives, who have instilled various qualities in him.

Beyond her relatives, Jill revels in the reality that her village of friends has made raising Jett less challenging than it would have been for a single mother because they are always around to lend a hand whenever she is indisposed or working. Hence her relationship with the young lad is worth more than what he has with his father.

Young Jett Has Spent His Life In Los Angeles

Jett has been primarily raised in Los Angeles, California, the city of his birth. To the best of our knowledge, he doesn’t have any siblings, either from his mother or his father. Beyond being featured a handful of times on his mother’s Instagram posts and magazine photo shoots, Jett has remained unexposed to the spotlight and all that comes with it. 

As a result, details of his formal education background have yet to be revealed to the media and public, although one can assume that he would be in middle school as of the time of writing.

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