Ellen Rucker Bio: Twins, Career, Business, Marriage & Daughters

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There are multiple ways of earning fame, and getting married to a famous person is one of them. Likewise, Ellen Rucker rose to prominence in 2005 when she married former NBA superstar Vince Carter.

Vince Carter is an American former professional basketball player who now serves as a basketball analyst for ESPN. He played a total of 22 seasons with four different teams. Unfortunately, he retired in 2020. 

Speaking on Pat Bev Podcast with Rone on January 15, 2023, Lakers Point guard Patrick Beverly ranked Vince Carter as the best dunker of all time. 

Ellen Rucker And Her Husband Wished A Happy Christmas 2021
Ellen Rucker And Her Husband Wished A Happy Christmas 2021 (Source: Instagram)

Ellen, 46, has continuously been under the limelight even though she split up with Vince.

Thus, many people might wonder what Rucker is doing after her divorce. Who is she currently married to? What does she do for a living?

Well, don’t worry, as we have got you covered. In this article, you will find all the answers to your questions.

Also, you will get to know about Ellen’s early life, parents, career, net worth, salary, and social media.

But before that, let’s go through her quick facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Ellen Rucker
Date of Birth 1977
Birth Place Lancaster, South Carolina
Father’s Name Douglas Rucker
Mother’s Name Ruby Rucker 
Siblings Two; Ruby Rucker-Cooper and Rucker-Jamison
Marital Status Married
Spouse Bakari Sellers (Current), Vince Carter (Former)
Ethnicity African-American
Age 46 Years Old
Profession Entrepreneur, Chiropractor
Nationality American
Height 5’3″/1.60 m/160 cm
Weight 50 kg/110 lb
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $800k
Online Presence Instagram
Merch of Vince Carter Throwback Jersey, Panini Team Collection 
Last Update January 2023

Early Life, Family & Education

Ellen Rucker was born in 1977 in Lancaster, South Carolina, to supporting parents Douglas Rucker and Ruby Rucker. Her father, Douglas, is a doctor by profession, while Ruby is a typical housewife.

Hence, now we know where Ellen got her motivation to become a doctor.

Besides, the 46 year old grew up with her two siblings, Ruby Rucker-Cooper and Rucker-Jamison. 

Ellen attended Lancaster High School. Later, she graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in medicinal studies, where she was a cheerleader for the college team. 

Rucker then attended Life University in Atlanta, studying Chiropractic medicine. 


Ellen is a chiropractic medicine expert and an entrepreneur as of 2023. She stayed in this profession for 11 years, decided to be an entrepreneur, and launched her product under the brand name ” Rucker Roots.”

Since then, the product has seen steady growth and is one of the premier products made purely from nature.

Ellen Rucker With Her Husband Bakari Sellers
Ellen Rucker With Her Husband Bakari Sellers (Source: Instagram)

When asked about her brand, Ellen said, “My role in the business is everything. I facilitate the shipments going out, and I’m the one who likes to do the business part of it. I talk to the chemists and the lawyers, and I enjoy that part.”

Ellen has established herself as the most popular female entrepreneur whose business solely focuses on mix-up kitchen ingredients for hair regimen. 

Other than that, the South Carolina native also appeared in a T.V. series called “Love Thy Sister” in 2015.

Age, Height & Nationality

Ellen was born in the year 1977, which makes her 46 years old in 2023.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the details about her birth sign as the Lancaster beauty has not disclosed her exact date of birth.

The chiropractic medicine expert stands 5’3″/1.60 m tall and weighs 50 kg/110 lb. Moreover, it seems like Ellen often hits the gym to maintain her physique.

Ellen Rucker Looks Beautiful In All Red
Ellen Rucker Looks Beautiful In All Red ( Instagram)

She has a beautiful combination of brown eyes and black hair, making her look even more attractive. 

Net Worth & Business

As of 2023, Ellen has a net worth of $800k, mainly from her career as a chiropractic medicine expert. She practiced medicine for eleven years earning $300k annually. 

Additionally, the Lancaster native also owns a Chiropractic Center in her hometown.

Rucker was previously married to NBA legend Vince Carter who is thought to have an incredible net worth of around $110 million.

Talking about her current husband, Bakari Sellers, is thought to have a $5 million net worth. He works as an attorney and a politician.

Marriage, Daughter & Twins

The beautiful Rucker is currently married to Bakari Sellers. The couple got married back in 2015 and have been together ever since.

Talking about her husband, Bakari Sellers, is an American politician and attorney. He represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the state legislature’s lower house. Added to that, he also ran for the role of Lieutenant Governor.

Furthermore, the two lovers solidified their marriage with the arrival of twins Stokely Sellers and Sadie Sellers.

Ellen Rucker With Family
Ellen Rucker With Family (Source: Wife Bio)

The twins were born on January 8, 2019. Unfortunately, Sadie was diagnosed with a critical health problem. As a result, the poor kid had to undergo a liver transplant at a young age.

Nonetheless, Sadie has recovered and is now happily living with her family.

The family of four is in a very loving and prosperous relationship, as suggested by Ellen’s various social media posts.

First Marriage

Ellen married Vince, her high school sweetheart, in 2004, but after two years, the couple divorced. The pair welcomed their only child, Kai Michelle Carter, in 2005. 

Since then, Kai has been living with her mother and stepfather, who treat her like his own daughter.

When asked about the divorce, the chiropractor said, ” Things went south pretty fast. Or, maybe things were going south all along, and we refused to see it.”

Other Engagement 

As we all know, Ellen Rucker is a well-known chiropractor, successful entrepreneur, and reality TV star. She has established herself in different career fields. 

Rucker has a certain group of people who are loyal to her brands, specifically her haircare business called “Rucker Roots.” 

Additionally, Rucker made a DIY hair treatment for her family and friends, claiming the haircare to be from nature, without chemical components. 

Moreover, Rucker also appeared in the ‘Love Thy Sister’ series with her two sisters, Ruby Rucker-Cooper and Rucker-Jamison.

Social Media Presence

The ex-wife of retired NBA star Vince Carter is only available on Instagram and goes by the name @ellenruckersellers.

Instagram: 26.8k followers


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A post shared by Dr. Ellen Rucker Sellers (@ellenruckersellers)

Her Instagram post primarily includes pictures with his family. Besides she also advertises her natural hair products to her followers. 


Ellen Rucker is an American chiropractic medicine expert and an entrepreneur. She came into the limelight after marrying retired NBA star Vince Carter. 

Ellen Rucker Google Search 2023
Ellen Rucker Google Search 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The graph shows her search trend for 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Was Ellen Rucker on a reality show?

Ellen Rucker apparently got the nation's attention with the reality TV show titled Love Thy Sister back in 2015.

How much does Ellen Rucker make?

It is not known how much Ellen Rucker makes from her multi-venture and sole profession as a chiropractor and the information on her exact income numbers has not been disclosed yet.

Where does Ellen Rucker live?

Currently, the well-known personality Ellen Rucker lives in Union County. Before this, she used to live in Lancaster, South Carolina.

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