The star of the TV show, Swamp People, Jay Paul Molinere showcase his bravery through hunting alligators. This is not the only place he put his soft side aside. He is used to taking down the opponents in the ring. He is a two-time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, regional boxing champion, and MMA fighter. In this article, we take a closer look at Jay Paul Molinere.
Career and Progression
Coming from the generation of gator hunter Jay Paul learned the tricks of the trade from his father RJ Molinere. His mentorship began as early as three years of age. From raiding the swamp to learning throwing punches Jay Paul did it all during childhood.
Jay Pual joined the cast of history channel show Swamp People in 2011. Mitigating the risk of being prey Jay Paul gives his all to help his father during the gator hunt. Together they have been hunting for more than 20 years. Paul and his father are close and more like buddies.
Paul had a good run in his amateur boxing before joining Swamp People. With more than 30 fights under his belt, Paul won several accolades. In the weight class of 152 pounds, he won Gulf Coast Boxing Championship in 2008, Golden Gloves Division Championship in 2009 and, Arnold Sports Festival Championship in Columbus, Ohio in 2010.
In addition to winning the gold medal at Arnold Sports Festival hosted by former California governor and famous movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was one of nine people awarded with a $2,000 scholarship by the Columbus Rotary for boxing excellence. Paul also explored his sports interest in mixed-martial arts. His father RJ Molinere who is a two-time arm wrestling world champion helped him train for MMA fights.
His Net Worth
When Alligator hunting seasons open for 30 days every year, Paul and his father gear on to pursue gators. Legally they are issued to hunt to a fixed quota. Though the business lasts for a short period, it is enough to earn them impressive money. Also, Paul is believed to well paid as the cast of the Swamp People. However, his net worth is not yet to go public.
Wife and Children
The daring and athletic Jay Paul values family more than anything. He is yet to get married. However, he is in a blissful relationship with his longtime partner Ashleigh Price. The pair shares the parenting responsibility of three children Jayden Molinere, A’niyiah Nikole Molinere, and a baby girl.
Among three children, the boy Jayden came first on April 14, 2009. Then came a daughter A’niyiah Nikole Molinere on July 29, 2013. Paul and his partner gave birth to a baby girl, the third child in 2018.
Paul teaches his eldest to shoot guns and hunt. He is also easing him with off the land life in the swamp. It is not necessarily Jayden will follow in his father’s footsteps, but early signs give every reason he will do.
Paul Molinere Wiki/Bio, Age
Jay Paul Molinere was born on August 20, 1988, as “Roland Molinere III ” in Grand Bois, Louisiana, U.S. He is the son of R.J. Molinere and Stacey Molinere. He wanted to become a boxer from the age of six. At the age of 10, Paul had an unfortunate accident. He had gone to family camping during the Fourth of July holiday where he got hit by a malfunctioned jet ski leaving him with a 6-to-8 inch fracture in his skull. The injury put him in a coma for three days and the doctor had no idea if he could talk again. After extensive recovery, he was on talking again.
Paul attended South Terrebonne High School’s where he played football four seasons as a defensive back. After graduation in 2006, he went to pursue an anesthesiology degree at Fletcher Technical Community College. He left the college in 2011. The same year he made a debut in the TV show, Swamp People which has also given chine to shine other casts as Troy Landry, Chase Landry, Brandon Landry.