In 2020, a TikTok video went viral showing the LSU Tigers men’s football team dancing to the ‘Get the Gat’ trend in the White House.
You may think it was because the players had just won a national trophy, but the star of the show was the blonde lady at the start of the video.
Fans started wondering who she was and what her correlation to the team and the White House was. Today’s article sheds light on the mystery woman Gemi Bordelon, wife of Ben Bordelon.
Who Is Gemi Bordelon?
Gemi Bordelon is an American businesswoman and the wife of former NFL player and current businessman Ben Bordelon.
Gemi was born on the 1st of February 1975. Her place of birth is Louisiana, USA, where she grew up and remains living to date.
Despite being a football player’s wife, Gemi led a private life. Even after her overnight internet fame, she still prefers to keep to herself.
Who Is Gemi Bordelon’s Husband?
Gemo Bordelon’s husband is Benjamin Gerald Bordelon, or Ben Bordelon as commonly known, a former football player and a current businessman.
He played as a starter (offensive team captain) for the LSU Tigers for four seasons, from 1992 until his senior year in 1996 when he was awarded second-team honors from the All-Southern Conference.
He went on to play for the San Diego Chargers as an offensive tackle. However, the 1997/1998 season was his last activity as a football player.
Afterward, he joined the family business, Bollinger Shipyards, as Ben is the founder’s Donald G. Bollinger grandson. It was established back in 1946.
Since 2002, Ben Bordelon has been a board member of the American ships, patrol vessels, and workboats construction company. He has been acting CEO since 2013 and became president and chairman in 2014.
How Old Is Gemi Bordelon?
Gemi Bordelon’s birth date is February 1st, 1975, making her 48 years old as of 2023. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she’s a devoted Christian.
Gemi Bordelon’s nationality is American and she resides with her family in Raceland, Louisiana.
Does Gemi Bordelon Have Children?
Ben Bordelon and Gemi Bordelon went to the same university, Louisiana State University. While there’s no clear information regarding their initial meeting, they likely first crossed paths when they were students.
They were boyfriend/girlfriend for a while before getting married, but the exact dates remain undisclosed. Little is known about their relationship and their children, but it’s a fact that they’ve been married for at least a decade.
They have 3 kids together. The eldest is a daughter, Brooke Bordelon, who graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020. She found love and got married at Elvis Chapel in 2022.
Brooke was also the one who revealed the identity of the woman in the Tiger’s viral video with a tweet on X.
Gemi Bordelon’s other 2 children are sons, named Brett Bordelon and Bo Bordelon. Both boys go to Louisiana State University and play for the Tigers.
Why Did Gemi Bordelon Go Viral?
Gemi Bordelon went viral overnight back in 2020 after a video of her leading a dance to the ‘Get The Gat’ trend on TikTok along with members of the men’s Tigers football team at the White House.
The events leading to that video were the team’s victory at the national championships over Clemson’s Tigers. The winning team was invited to the White House where they decided to make a video to commemorate the moment in a fun way.
Once posted, the video attracted a lot of attention thanks to the blonde lady’s performance rather than the boys’ dancing skills.
Viewers started to speculate about her identity. Some thought she was on the team’s staff while others pegged her as a White House employee. Soon enough, Gemi’s daughter Brooke retweeted the video with a caption revealing that the woman was her mom!
Gemi Bordelon’s dance moves kept her a trendy topic for quite a while after that.
Does Gemi Bordelon Have a Career?
Gemi Bordelon does enjoy the wealth of her former footballer and current CEO husband, but she has a successful career of her own as a businesswoman. Her net worth is estimated to be around $750,000.
Additionally, she supports various churches and schools in her community alongside her husband Ben.
Is Gemi Bordelon on Social Media?
Despite her fast rise to internet fame, Gemi Bordelon chooses to stay off social media and away from the spotlight as she’s always been. She doesn’t have an account on TikTok or Instagram.
Most of Gemi Bordelon’s online pictures are shared by her daughter Brooke on her Instagram page where she posts pictures of the family on various occasions.