Meet London King, Elle King’s Mom Who Was Once Rob Schneider’s Wife

London King is a former American actress, model, TV personality, entrepreneur, and doula who is best known as Elle King’s mother and the ex-wife of Rob Schneider.

The American is a passionate, strong woman who has been not just successful, but successful at the things she wanted. Her achievements cut across every aspect of her life as she is also the mother to another strong woman, and a proud grandmother. Her Instagram bio that reads “I’m where I’m supposed to be and all over the place” is clear evidence that the former model is living what she considers her best life.

Profile Summary of London King

  • Full Name: London King
  • Year of Birth: 1971
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Place of Birth: Ohio, United State of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Current Residence: Brooklyn, New York
  • Education: N/A
  • Occupation: Doula, Former model, Former actress
  • Parents: David King (father) and Paula King (mother)
  • Siblings: William Scott King
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouses: Rob Schneider (1988-1990), Justin Tesa (2000 to date)
  • Children: Elle King, Noah King

London King’s Early Life and Family Background

The doula was born in the US state of Ohio in 1971. Because she doesn’t like celebrating her birthdays on social media, it is hard to tell her exact date of birth. Her parents, David and Paula King, had another child named William King with whom she grew up. Her family was not just closely knitted but also very supportive of each other. This was evident when she chose her career path.


Because London has chosen to keep her personal life as private as possible, there is no information regarding her educational background – what kind of school she attended, if any, and what course she studied that may have influenced her career choice.

She Started Her Career as a Model

Nonetheless, London King was first recognized as a model and she was featured in different commercials and advertisements. However, she was mainly recognized by small brands and never signed any deals with popular brands. This was partly caused by the fact that she got pregnant as a teenager. After childbirth, the resilient lady got on her feet again and continued chasing her dream.

London eventually started acting but soon gave up on the job probably because she was not as successful at it as she had envisioned. Her first movie was A Better Way to Die, an action film shot in 2000 where she played the role of Cherly. Later, she acted in a comedy film, Raw Fish in which she was known as Jade. Before taking a bow in the industry, she appeared in 2002’s The Calling, a drama film in which she played the role of Ruby Jenkins. After quitting the entertainment industry, London King thought it was time to try something different and spectacular.

London Changed Careers To Became a Non-medical Personnel in 2003

The then 32 years old decided to start working as a doula in 2003. Her interest in female fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth led her to become non-medical personnel that serves as a birth coach and companion, as well as a post-birth supporter. In line with her current career, London King has a website called ‘Push Love Doula’ where she offers childbirth education and labor support. Also, she co-founded ‘Cause for the Pause’, a community that is concerned with searching for solutions to infertility and menopause-related problems. The community also tries to create awareness about these problems and their possible solutions.

Despite being independently successful and goal-driven, London does not have much recognition outside of her daughter and ex-husband. This is because unlike her, Elle and Rob have attained great success in the entertainment industry and they have been able to gather large fan bases. More so, the former actress is very private and does not dwell so much on the social media lifestyle.

London King’s Relationship with Rob Schneider

London met her ex-husband in 1988. The relationship between the doula and the comedian/actor started off and blossomed into marriage within three days. According to the information available online, the couple got married in Las Vegas, in September 1988, three days after they met. Sadly, their union was just as quick to end as it was quick to start.

Their marriage produced Tanner Elle Schneider, popularly known as Elle King. Elle was born on the 3rd of July 1989 and has grown into a strong woman like her mother. She is currently a singer, songwriter, actress, wife, and mother. Unfortunately, the birth of little Elle was not strong enough to keep the couple together. King and Schneider got divorced in 1990 for reasons they have never revealed. Following the divorce, the lady had to raise her daughter as a single mom, and she apparently did a great job. However, Elle and her dad started to build a sound father and daughter relationship in the recent past, and things seem to be working out just fine between them.

Elle Is Not London’s First Child

Although Rob is her first husband, Elle is not her first child. As a teenager, London King had a boyfriend with whom she had a son. This happened during her early years as a model, and the identity of the man is not known. Her son, Noah King, was born in August 1986, two years before she got married to Rob. Hence, there are no chances that she dated another guy, aside from Noah’s father before her marriage to the actor.

London King is Now Happily Married To Justin Tesa

After her divorce from Rob, the former actress stayed by herself for a few years and only got into a relationship after she met Justin Tesa. There is no detail about their meeting, but the duo got married in 2000, and have been living happily together since then. Their 22 years of marriage still appear young and new, and London does herself the honor of flaunting their “loved-up” photos once in a while on her Instagram page.
Aside from being a happy wife and proud mother, she is also a grandmother. The doula revealed that she has four grandsons. She also refers to herself as a ‘Moonpaused Grandma’.

On the other hand, Rob also moved on and got married to Patricia Azarcoya Schneider, a TV producer. However, Elle has a good relationship with both her parents and her step-siblings.


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