Ed Lover

Quick Facts

Birth Date February 12,1963
Full Name Ed Lover
Birth Name James Roberts
Profession Actor, Rapper, and Television Personality
Nationality AMERICAN
Ethnicity Afro-American
Birth City Queens
Birth Country The USA
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Aquarius
Marital Status Married
Spouse Vanessa Roberts
No Of Children 3
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Have you seen the Ed Lover Show with Monie Love? If yes, then you will probably know it’s host, Ed Lover, and if no, then you will love to know about it as Ed Lover hosts it teamed up with grammy-nominated MC, Monie Love. Well, Ed is a prominent rapper, actor, musician, and radio personality.

Ed Lover, whose full name is James Roberts, was born on 12 February 1963 in Queens, New York City, the USA. He was born under Afro-American ethnicity, and his nationality is American.


Ed Lover is an American rapper, actor, musician, radio personality and former MTV VJ. His real name is James Roberts. He hosted “The Ed Lover Show” on SiriusXM’s old-school hip hop station, BackSpin. As of April 12, 2018, he hosts the morning show at classic hip-hop “104.3 Jams” WBMX in Chicago.

Ed Lover was born on February 12, 1963. He is aged 59 years as of 2022.

What Is Ed Lover’s Relationship Status?

Ed Lover, a well-known rapper, is married as of 2020. He has been married twice and is currently enjoying a wonderful marriage with his second wife, Vanessa Roberts. However, he has not made any public statements about his second marriage. For the time being, it appears that he want to keep his personal life separate from his business life.

Ed and his second wife, Vanessa.
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Ed reportedly wished his wife, Vanessa, a Happy Birthday on Instagram. He stated, “Help me wish my lovely wife a happy milestone birthday! This hasn’t been an easy year for you, but you put on your big girl panties and dealt with it gracefully! Happy belated birthday, darling! I adore you!”

On June 6, 2019, he posted a photo of their wedding day and wished her a happy anniversary. According to his social media, the couple is currently living a happy life with Ed’s children.

Ed Lover’s Previous Relationships

Ed had previously been married to a woman named Kim before marrying Vanessa. He didn’t reveal anything about Kim or their marriage, nor did he discuss their divorce. And  He and his ex-wife have three children. He has two daughters and one son.

Zyaire (left) and Summertime (right) are Ed’s sons.
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Jasmine Simone, his eldest daughter, was born on August 10, 1995, and will be 24 years old in 2020. Likewise, his second child, a son named Zyaire, was born on January 8, 1996, and is now 26 years old. Similarly, his third child, a girl named Summertime, was born in 2000 and will turn 22 in 2022. She is a junior in college.

Ed previously had a relationship with Lelee, a SWV founding member. Their breakup was not amicable, according to HipHop 103.9. However, they are currently good friends.

Ed Lover Career

Pre-MTV history

Roberts was born in Hollis, Queens, New York. Prior reaching fame on MTV, he was part of an eccentric and deliberately enigmatic hip hop collective called No Face, primarily with fellow members Kevon Shah and Mark “Mark Sexx” Skeete, who served as the main producer. In 1989, No Face debuted on Island Records’ Club music imprint Great Jones with its only known recording for the label, “Hump Music” an underground sexually explicit parody of The Jungle Brothers’ 1988 hip-house classic “I’ll House You.”

No Face would continue recording for another five years, but it only released one album in 1990, Wake Your Daughter Up on its own “No Face label”, which was operated as an imprint of the Rush Associated Labels division of Def Jam Recordings.

Ed Lover was clearly recognizable throughout parts of the album, but his name was not credited on the album and he was not featured on any album or single covers on this period, thus rendering Ed Lover the “no face” part of the group. Its main logo featured two heads with the word “face” written in graffiti-style’ at the bottom of the right face, while the official label logo featured three heads with the word “face” in a more legible font.

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Wake Your Daughter Up spawned two singles “Fake Hair Wearin’ Bitch,” an underground cult classic that sampled The Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and featured the 2 Live Crew and “Half,” an R&B-styled divorce tale that featured the up and coming hardcore female hiphop duo BWP (Bytches With Problems), which was discovered by and recorded for No Face to a slightly bigger level of success for the label than the group No Face did.

Ed Lover is featured in the video for “Half,” which regularly aired on Yo! MTV Raps during his tenure as co-host. For reasons unknown, other than possibly to avoid conflicting with his duties on MTV, Ed Lover left No Face shortly after its time with RAL. His swan song to the group and to the label was his cameo appearance with partner Doctor Dré in BWP’s video of its third single, “Wanted,” from its one and only album, The Bytches from 1991.

Yo! MTV Raps

Roberts is best known for saying “C’mon, son!” and being the co-host of the weekday version of MTV’s hip hop music specialty program Yo! MTV Raps Today with partner André “Doctor Dré” Brown. (The main weekend version was hosted by hip hop pioneer “Fab Five Freddy” Brathwaite) On Yo! MTV Raps Today, Ed created his own dance called the Ed Lover Dance that became somewhat popular in the 1990s and was performed to the track “The 900 Number” by DJ Mark the 45 King.

He appeared as a guest on msnbc’s The Beat with Ari Melber on June 1, 2018 along with Yo! MTV Raps co-host Dr. Dré. During their segment they promoted the re-boot of the show.

New York and Philadelphia radio

Ed and Dré—who hosted the high-rated Morning Show with Ed, Lisa, and Dré on New York’s Hot 97 FM from 1993 to 1998—released only one album, 1994’s poorly received Back Up Off Me! The previous year, they starred as a pair of hapless barbers turned police officers in the New Line Cinema feature film Who’s the Man?, which was well received and was hailed as the hip hop whodunit.

He was later a radio personality on New York’s Hip-Hop Radio Power 105.1 FM starting in January 2003 until January 2010 and was reprimanded by Oprah Winfrey for his use of the word “bitches,” leading to an Oprah show on the subject of disrespect in hip hop. He also appeared on the VH1 program 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders in 2002.

Lover also hosted a show on HBO in 2000–2001 titled KO Nation. Ed is currently the host of the hit TV show Hip Hop Hold ‘Em along with the self-produced web show called C’mon, Son! edited and post production by BrowCo. He was also the co-host of the morning show on WWPR-FM (Power 105.1) in New York City until he was released from the station on Friday, November 19, 2010. In 2011, Lover became the host of his own show called “Friday Night Flava” on WRKS (Kiss FM) in New York City.

On June 21, 2014 Ed Lover became part of the Old School 100.3 FM family in Philadelphia with his own “The Ed Lover Show”. He later joined 107.9 in Philadelphia on a show with Monie Love.

What is Ed Lover’s net worth ?

Ed’s net worth is expected to be $5 million as of 2022, which is comparable to Leafar’s. He attributes the most of his fortune to his successful career as a radio personality in the American radio industry. Among the many shows he has presented are Yo! MTV Raps Today and The Ed Lover Show with Monie Love. He makes the most of his money through hosting these shows.

Furthermore, Lover was credited for films such as Undisputed, Who’s the Man?, and many others, and he appeared more on the tiny screen than on the big screen. Not to mention that he was able to earn some money. He is also a rapper who has published albums such as Wake Your Daughter Up. Ed’s other source of revenue is album sales. He’s also worked with ASAP Rocky.

He also has a YouTube channel, edlover4real, where he uploads videos of his shows and has over 100,000 subscribers. He must be making thousands of dollars from his YouTube channel, which has over 63K subscribers.

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