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Meet Jaclyn Matfus: The Actress Married to Ben Harper

Published Thu Feb 22 2024 By Nancy
Meet Jaclyn Matfus: The Actress Married to Ben Harper

Jaclyn Matfus is a multifaceted talent, acclaimed for her roles in notable films such as "17 Again" and "10Ten." Beyond her acting and producing prowess, she is equally celebrated for her supportive role as the wife of actor Ben Harper

Jaclyn Matfus Wiki/Bio

Jaclyn Matfus, born in 1984 in the U.S. suburbs, is known for her advocacy work. She is the sister-in-law of Joel and Peter Harper

Jaclyn Matfus is with her husband Ben Harper.
Jaclyn Matfus is with her husband Ben Harper.
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Matfus attended a reputable high school in the U.S. and appears to have earned a law degree. She fights for people's rights as a social advocate.

Despite not being part of Hollywood, Jaclyn has gained recognition, especially among fans of her husband, Ben Harper. She enjoys fashion and has a penchant for designer brands.

How Rich is Jaclyn Matfus?

Jaclyn Matfus has about $500,000 in net worth from her work in acting and producing. Her husband, Ben Harper, is well-known in music and has a huge net worth of $10 million

Matfus earns money from her career and also does social advocacy work. Ben earns millions from his singing and acting. 

Jaclyn's acting career began with a small role in the movie "17 Again." She appeared alongside stars like Zac Efron and Leslie Mann. 

Matfus' interest in social work brought her closer to Ben Harper. They worked together for a good cause, raising money to help stop child trafficking in India. 

Jaclyn's philanthropic efforts, including volunteering in Calcutta, strengthened their relationship. She even shared videos of children dancing to Ben's music, which helped keep their marriage strong.

Jaclyn Matfus Spouse is an American Singer-Songwriter And Multi-Instrumentalist

Ben Harper's music career took off after touring with Taj Mahal. He recorded his first album, "Welcome to the Cruel World," in 1994, which became a hit, reaching high positions on music charts and earning Gold and Platinum certifications in several countries. 

Ben Harper's music career took off after touring with Taj Mahal.
Ben Harper's music career took off after touring with Taj Mahal.
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Harper's follow-up album, "Fight for Your Mind," released in 1995, was also a success, achieving Platinum and Gold status. Ben continued to release EPs and albums, including "The Will to Live" and "Burn to Shine," which received Gold and Platinum certifications in various countries. 

One of the singles from "Burn to Shine," called "Steal My Kisses," even topped the charts. In the early 2000s, Ben collaborated with other artists, such as Toots and the Maytals and The Blind Boys of Alabama, releasing albums that reached high positions on international charts. 

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Harper's double album "Both Sides of the Gun" and subsequent releases with his band, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, also achieved Platinum status. Throughout his career, Ben has explored different musical styles and collaborated with various artists. 

Ben continues to produce music, releasing albums like "Give Till It's Gone" and "Winter Is For Lovers," as well as collaborating with musicians like Charlie Musselwhite and his own mother, Ellen.

Jaclyn Matfus is Married to Ben Harper

Jaclyn Matfus has been happily married to Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper since January 1, 2015. They have been together for over eight years. Harper prefers to keep his family life private, away from the media spotlight. 

Matfus and Harper have a son named Besso Harper, born on June 17, 2017, weighing 7lbs 2 oz. Both Jaclyn Harper and Besso lead private lives and are not active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Jaclyn Matfus Children

Jaclyn Matfus and Ben Harper have a child together. They have been married for almost a decade. In 2014, Ben Harper expressed his desire to expand his family with his third wife, Jaclyn. Besso Harper is Ben's fifth youngest child. 

After being in a romantic relationship for two years, Matfus and Harper announced her pregnancy. Several months later, the couple welcomed their baby boy, Besso, on June 17, 2017. The Hollywood couple is raising their six-year-old son with great care.

Jaclyn Matfus Husband Past Affairs

Before marrying Jaclyn Matfus, Ben Harper had two previous marriages. His first marriage was to Joanna Harper in 1996, with whom he had two children: son Charles James (born 1997) and daughter Harris Harper (born 1999). They divorced in 2001 after six years together. 

Ben Harper had two previous marriages.
Ben Harper had two previous marriages.
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Shortly after his divorce, Harper began dating Laura Dern in 2000. They got engaged in August 2004 and married on December 23, 2005. They had a daughter, Jaya Harper, born on November 28, 2004. 

However, Ben and Laura's marriage ended in divorce in October 2010, finalized in September 2013, after eight years together. Laura Dern also has a son, Ellery Walker Harper, born on August 21, 2001.

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