Jemele Hill

Ex-ESPN reporter Jemele Hill is engaged to boyfriend Ian Wallace. Hill announced her engagement on Instagram.com on Thursday.

She wrote:

"I've called this my year of transition. I left a job, started a new job, moved to a new city and now ... I’m engaged to the love of my life. I’m overjoyed and immensely blessed."

In one photo, Wallace drops to one knee to pop the question. Another photo shows Hill getting emotional, while a third photo shows the modest ring he gave her.

Hill, 43, and Wallace began dating in 2016.

She also updated her Twitter followers, writing, "So, uh, some personal news to share … I'm engaged." See the beautiful ring".

Hill is coy about her 2 year relationship with Wallace, only referring to him on social media as "Ole Boy."

Hill was wise to keep Wallace's identity a secret, considering the current dating atmosphere.

She still has not revealed his real name, but The Grio blog identified him as Ian Wallace.

Hill had a rough 2018. She was attacked by President Donald Trump on Twitter.com and she was suspended then demoted to ESPN's digital space, UNDEFEATED, after she urged her followers to boycott Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' advertisers.

She reportedly received $6 million in a compensation package from ESPN following her termination.
 

  • HotInCleveland

    And all this time I thought she was a lesbian. Welp, congrats!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too omg!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I would like to see her switch her hair up

  • T3

    CONGRATULATIONS to them!!!!

  • HotInCleveland

    !!!!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Me 3.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congrats !!!!!

  • MsPam

    Me four!

  • SoulfulLove

    they look alike

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Congratulations!

  • MsPam

    I laugh so hard at these off the market posts, I always wonder if anyone on here wants any of these people. ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Sweet couple.... congrats guys!!!

  • iWasteTime

    I love her glow up!!

  • Gail

    Congrats. I'd never heard her speak until recently. I was highly impressed, and am so glad she fleeced ESPN. Gotta say though, 6 mil is a lot of incentive to pop the question....prenup please.

  • http://Myanimelist.net/profile/oryo ?????

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • RaginB

    She gon wear them micros to the wedding

  • dontgetblocked

    I hope she gets a pre-nup. Taxes will eat up her alleged six million dollar firing fee. What little she has left she better protect from the secret boyfriend who popped the question after she got a little money. Truth is..she's blacklisted and will never make ESPN money again.

  • Guest

    lol!

  • currvalicious

    I always got gay vibes from her. Guess I was wrong.

  • dontgetblocked

    The more I think about it...this is a teachable moment. I give Jemele her props. She broke down barriers at ESPN. Her name is ethnic. She wears braids and she's a below average looking black woman. Despite all that, she was making millions of dollars in a male dominated industry. All she had to do is shut her mouth. The clock was already ticking because of her age but she could have gotten at least one more good contract. But she had to unleash her big ole black mouth. She couldn't shut up. Had she been white...she would said sorry and reported nothing but sports. White women...liberal or not...do not phuck up their money. The black woman's mouth is dangerous. It's why we run our men away. Make our sons effiminate and are overlooked or feared on our jobs. This woman let her mouth destroy her career. Where are all those white liberal women at? Why aren't they protesting job on social media and risking their jobs. Oh! That's right. They like living in the suburbs or luxury communities far from the big black women's mouth. They drive luxury cars and take exotic trips. And no they don't have to make payments on the trips. White women know when to shut their mouths and if they get out of hand...their daddies or husbands remind them not to phuck up
    their lifestyle. Black women...we just keep running our mouths until we lose a good thing like Jemele did. She had one shot and she blew it!

  • Miss3rdWard

    You sound dumb as hell! And this is from a big mouthed black woman, sitting at her corporate job waiting for 5 pm, so I can drive my luxury vehicle back to my luxury suburban community (top selling community in the country, since you're keeping tabs). Black women don't need to do a damn thing but keep living. The world, and dumbazzes like you may not see it for us, yet we continue to succeed and do considerably well. She spoke up because she had a platform to do so and WANTED to. I'm sure her coins cover her needs, and most likely her wants, as well. Ignorant azz people like you would have us all still on the plantation. What do you think would have happened to black people 50-60 years ago if black women had shut their mouths?! You wouldn't even have access to the internet to spew this nonsense. SMH. Just foolishness.

  • OvertheMississippi

    ??????????

  • bemetoo

    I thought she was a bulldager

  • FukkFolks2018

    Said she was good with losing her job from the jump. A $6 million parting gift for someone who started her career at the Raleigh, NC daily paper is a helleva feat. She is good. Her and her loud big mouth.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jemele-hill-trump-white-supremacist-water-is-wet_us_5c24f8b0e4b05c88b6fe3477

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Aren't you admittedly fat , lazy and single? Don't you live with your mama too? Or in some cheap ass apartment alone? You have the audacity to call Janelle a below average looking black woman. When your fat white woman worshiping faux black ass , doesn't have two pieces of lintel to rub together much less pennies. I remember when your font name was something about barbies and YOU WERE NOT BLACK. Now here you are with your fat alabaster ass claiming to be black while putting down a successful REAL black woman. You are hateful garbage! May you never prosper until you right by black women and people. May the ancestors make you miserable life even more if a living hell! You worthless piece of chit.

  • Bashi22

    See that's why you cannot judge a book by its cover ”cliche”. I could swear she loves the same sex.

  • Solstice

    Happy New Year!! ?

  • Raquel

    And you're making this HUGE assumption based off of this article alone? ? I know plenty big mouthed white women whom also have lost big paying jobs. Money isn't everything when you have a platform to speak truths.

  • DroneRivers

    Good for her! She came out on top at the end of 2018.

  • Logan Roberts

    Congrats!!! *don't forget the prenup* Jemele.

  • DroneRivers

    She is FINE. She took the $6 million bag and went on to a new job where she gets to run her "big ole black mouth" about sports, race, politics and anything else her heart desires. And she can do it just as fearlessly as before.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Below average looking?
    ???
    She’s a beautiful woman. What do her looks ***which are subjective to you, have to do with her accolades, happiness and this post?

    I’ve got an ask for you: please post your pic for us to determine your looks; please keep in mind, our views are subjective as well.
    TIA

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Good for them!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    “She played coy referring to him as ole boy” THATS HOW YOU WIN SANDRA!!! Girl 3 different women i know got married this year to really wonderful men, im talking background checks clear, money career and businesses, no kids no babymamas, know their daddies, all around amazing men! And most of us found out about all of that AFTER they were married which means for years while folks were “how come you single”’ ing them to death, these bihs were building quietly. There is something about keeping your man/woman and yall relationship super private that works for many couples. Heck one of the husbands have an employee running his social media accounts and it shows.

  • Eileen

    My goodness you are so right...Preach my dear and also ww know the drill ww only go so far and then look at the cost of it all that is when they back the hell up retreat to the suburbs, tennis courts, charity luncheons etc. Bw can learn a thing or too from ww..

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Congrats ?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I LOVE LOVE!!! Be SOOOO glad when I get married????

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ?????? u silly

  • Eileen

    I wish bm had big black mouths then we wouldn't have so many issues in our community bw have big mouths because BM are silent!

  • Eileen

    Megan Kelly she is not!

  • Gail

    I vote to nominate this as the most ignorant comment of 2018.

  • mzwhang90210
  • mzwhang90210

    Congratulations!!

  • TamG

    Getting a $6 million dollar severance package, a new show in which you get to transition to something you’re clearly passionate about now, and getting engaged all in the same year doesn’t sound like a “rough” year to me.

    I thought she did a lot of damage to ESPN’s brand and was rightfully let go so it could get back to sports and out of politics, but it looks like she came out a winner nonetheless. Congrats to her.

  • Fated4greatness

    congratulations! #Blacklove

  • Jussjess25

    Cute

  • Panther Charleston

    I'm so happy for her. I'm living the opposite of this relational happiness now. It's nice to see two people loving each other. It doesn't come easy. Stay blessed. Enjoy every minute.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This chick has a big mouth (pun intented too).
    Either way, CONGRATS ???

  • Renee26

    Congrats to them

  • FukkFolks2018

    Roseanne Barr

  • FukkFolks2018

    White women know when to shut their mouths and if they get out of hand...their daddies or husbands remind them
    ^^^
    Where Roseanne daddy and husband was at?

  • Rashe

    ??????

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Kimberly King

    I saw this on Twitter. I'm happy for her. I've always like Jemele! Very authentic woman. Her ring was nice to me. I love seeing black people in love! We all deserve love. But I'm not gonna lie, I cringed when I saw her nails weren't done. I don't fault women who don't wear weave or heavy makeup, but I feel like all women should have their nails and toes done at all times. Anyway, congrats to her! He's cute. Get a prenup girly

  • Kimberly King

    Lowkey I did get those vibes too lol

  • Kimberly King

    lmao ! I hope not. Maybe it's her signature protective style for her natural hair. But I would go NUTS constantly sitting in the chair for a billion hours.

  • R Smith

    Megan Kelly sure phucked up her money!

  • tintin

    I hate her mouth area but homegirl is doing her thang

  • bemetoo

    come on now she gives me butch police sergeant

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Cute couple!!

  • EMILY POST

    She was different to say the least... At least she was paid severance but her opinion on politics when a person just want to know the score of the game was awful.

  • lovelygamour

    i hope she gets a prenup. she went through a lot but got paid well. now that the dust has settled an engagement. two years sounds like an okay timeline but she needs to protect her money and he needs to protect himself cause she is a firecracker.

  • lovelygamour

    i understand what you are saying "black women fight too hard and dont protect themselves" but ms hill made herself a brand, showed conviction, and got a nice check out of the mix. cause they had to pay her. other newscasters spoke so she did as well. at the time i thought the jerry jones thing was too far but he losing power anyway. a lot of people want him gone so she may have made some friends by bashing him.

  • Neva RuthLess

    ????????

  • chris

    She blew it for her black cohost as well Michael Smith still at espn but he's been in purgatory...

  • Faux Gibbler

    That mouth structure of hers.. #fixitjesus

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL “...but I fell like all women should have their nails and toes done at all times”

  • Dreamer

    My, you just hate being a BW don’t you?

  • Kanyade

    congrats!

  • abby500

    She sooo basic looking. Plain af. That dress and them bare, tomboy looking fingers and hair..... congrats tho

  • Julia Lyons

    She looks like Kirk Franklin

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    You know what the HELL with you all that are negative !!! Congrats to her, be yourself Boo, the ring is simply elegant . So many people get glammed up , nails done, eyelashes , the works . It’s a fictitious image that is a prelude to a facade of a marriage . Having a strong foundation is really the goal If they love each other, are willing to work with each other as well as the relationship they should do well. Working on self is important too!!! Toastibg to black love and hoping you get married this year!! Have a fancy or simple wedding ... bump what other people think!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    And you look like Celie from the color purple.... I would say her sister but she is a beautiful black Queen in the movie and real life. You are act like a hateful, petty , toad!! . She doesn’t look anything like Kirk Franklin.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I see nothing wrong with a prenup!

  • dontgetblocked

    He tried to be a friend and defend her. I would have made it clear to management that I had nothing to do with her opinion. You have to know when to separate yourself from a friend who could mess up your money.

  • dontgetblocked

    That's what you got from the advice I gave? Okay. Stay broke and at the bottom.

  • dontgetblocked

    The tax man took half of that payout. She's investing in her own company. How long will that money lasts? Most people don't know who Jemele Hill is. I didn't until she started shooting off her mouth. She's made enemies by being so vocal. Her broadcasting future is over. The same can be said for Tamron Hall. Do we really need another talk show?

  • dontgetblocked

    That severance is exaggerated and half is going to taxes. What she needs is a real job not some mess she's producing with her "own" company.

  • dontgetblocked

    She really did but didn't she get like 50 million from NBC. She's white. She'll land on her feet.

  • dontgetblocked

    That's a different type of white person...PWT! They're losers.

  • dontgetblocked

    That's exactly what they do...retreat. I've seen them retreat in college...retreat on the job...retreat in social circles. They distance themselves from anything that could jeopardize their lifestyles. I retreat as well. Keep me out of the confusion. You can get fired by your own damn self.

  • dontgetblocked

    She has a mouth problem and is almost a midget. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I behold a below average looking woman who got herself fired.

  • dontgetblocked

    She went from a multi-million dollar contract as an on-air personality at ESPN to a staff writer at a newspaper. Do you know how much newspaper writers make? Less than a teacher. She phucked up her money big time...BIG TIME!

  • dontgetblocked

    Sure there are exceptions. But the average white women WILL calm down if they thinkg they're going to end up living in he hood next to the big mouth black woman

  • dontgetblocked

    Thanks for describing yourself. What you wish on others comes right back to you which is why you're so miserable. I have a lovely life. I'm successful and have plenty of money to do nearly everything I want. I shared some advice with big mouth black women like you. I simply tried to help you help yourself. But hey, keep calling people names and wishing bad things on others. It just proves my point. Many black women don't know when to shut up. They're bullies and angry and scare away those that can help them. Good luck with that!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Let's say you do work at corporate job. If you're waiting for 5pm...you're not a manager. Managers don't have to wait to leave because they're salaried and have the power to leave pretty much as they wish. You may fool others sweetie but you don't fool me. You're an hourly worker in some office who has over extended herself by leasing a luxury car. I bet you are the black woman that I avoid. Loud, noisy, ghetto...on the verge of getting fired because you don't know what you're doing and walk around with an attitude. Your co-workers sell your big black mouth azz down the creek when they sneak into your superior's office to tattle on you. You described how you see yourself in the workplace. What matters is how people see you. Judging by your post, you are the below average office assistant they plan to get rid of as soon as they can.

  • R Smith

    Ignorance at its finest! Stay blessed s/he

  • Dreamer

    From the synopsis and thesis statement that you posted on your usual speil about black women? Yup. Hilarious that you gather that I’m “broke”, tho. Hardly that. With your mindset you won’t be prospering to a higher level yourself.

  • T Willis

    Lol

  • hottlanta

    Love her. She fought a good fight and never backed down. Glad she was pressured to secure a bag or red bottoms to stay quiet and not speak out what was wrong. My SheRo.

  • hottlanta

    if only the slaves in the cotton fields had time to get their nails and toes done.

  • hottlanta

    if only the slaves in the cotton fields had time to get their nails and toes done.

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. How many black folks you know get a 6 million severance package. We leave with nothing and will be at the unemployment office Monday morning the day before New Years trying to get our coins.

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. How many black folks you know get a 6 million severance package. We leave with nothing and will be at the unemployment office Monday morning the day before New Years trying to get our coins.

  • colejk

    Lol. She & Ian have the same smile based on that ocean pic. I guess it’s a good match ?

  • hottlanta

    Had Harriett Tubman, Fannie Lou Hammer, Eula Baker and Eartha Kitt kept their mouth shut everything would have been alright. You are the type Malcolm X talks about. The kind that know it is a problem but say nothing. But you have no problem criticizing those who speak out. But when the dust settles and the battle is won you are the first one in line to reap the benefits of those who was brave enough to speak out. I am sick of these black folks who are 1 generation from leaving the projects who think they have arrived when they get a Coach Bag from the Outlet store look down on other blask folks.

  • hottlanta

    What is a real job. Any job that pays with real money and not fake monopoly money is a real job.

  • hottlanta

    So if Harriett Tubman held her hand out to take you on the Underground Railroad would you cringe because her feet and nails aren't done and say naw I will stay here on the plantation I'm good..

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Congrats to them.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You didn't discern. White is white

  • FukkFolks2018

    You are a huge bitch. Grande.

  • dontgetblocked

    What was her cause? What did she achieve? Nothing but get fired!! Choose your battles. Speak when it matters!

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm very blessed and I'm very black. It's ignorant to assume that all black people think alike.

  • dontgetblocked

    There are different levels. Poor white trash and then there is the Man and his family. The Man runs this country. Just like there are ignorant, criminally minded black folk and then there are educated, hard workers.

  • dontgetblocked

    Nobody made you read my posts. If you can't take it...get out of the kitchen!

  • Kimberly King

    Chile that’s comparing apples and oranges. Goodbye.

  • Miss3rdWard

    Kudos to you! No, I am not a manager. Yes, I work hourly. Don't know what industry you're in, but every hourly worker isn't scrimping the bottom of the barrel sweetie, lol. Loud and ghetto I am not. Please do not project your foolishness on me. I'm not out to "fool" anyone on the internet by replying to a post. You STILL sound dumb as hell, I STILL wrote truth in my post, Jemele Hill is STILL living her best life, and black women STILL need to speak out, LOUD AND PROUD. Ignorant people like you will still benefit, and I guess that's cool.

  • Dreamer

    And it’s also ignorant for you to chastise black women the way you do on this blog day in and day out.

  • Dreamer

    And let me add that per your own clicks to a keyboard, you feel that black women should all think alike and act more like white women... whatever that’s supposed to mean.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    That's you sweetie. I'm not white, fat a d or lonely. That's all you. You've admitted to being a fat lazy bish. So why lie? My memory is long. I don't forget chit. Nice try though fat alabaster funky fugly woman.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Maybe she doesn't want caustic chemicals on her nails and in her lungs. A lot of celebs get manicures with buffing only.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Me too!

  • dontgetblocked

    Yes. You would be confused.

  • dontgetblocked

    LMAO! Thanks for proving my point. You're the very description of a loud, foul mouth, bully of a black woman. I personally go out of my way to avoid you on this blog because I simply don't associate with ghetto women. The way I avoid you and your big black mouth is the way people avoid you in real life. Why are you so mad? Does the truth hurt???

  • dontgetblocked

    I congratulate everyone on working no matter what the job is. You came at me. Just letting you know...I'm not the one. I SEE YOU! You might want to rethink that leased luxury car. The economy is getting ready to take a turn for the worst. Just a little free advice. You can thank me later.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I always thought she was a lesbian. Congrats

  • Faux Gibbler

    I just think us woman do try but to say they should always be done? Should we barefoot and prego too?

  • Kimberly King

    Blah blah blah. She should at least had some polish on them. The end

  • Bee jaay Cee

    But she didn't, so whadda you gonna do aboutit?

  • Kimberly King

    You’re late and lame. Bye chile

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Awww. Like the cartoon says...don't go away mad, just go away.