Who Is Mark Ballas' Wife? All About BC Jean

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The couple tied the knot in 2016 and welcomed their first child in November 2023

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Mark Ballas and his wife, BC Jean, are parents!

The couple welcomed their first child together, son Banksi Wylde Ballas, in November 2023. "Welcome to Earth my son," Ballas wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the newborn.

Ballas and Jean first met at a singer-songwriter night at a mutual friend's house. "It was kind of like a fun party night where singers and musicians would get up and perform," Jean told Riff Magazine.

After the event, the two exchanged numbers and eventually started dating in 2012. The couple later announced their engagement in January 2016 and tied the knot that November.

In addition to joining together in matrimony, they have also joined forces musically with their band Alexander Jean, a combination of their middle names.

From her musical background to her relationship with Ballas, here's everything to know about BC Jean.

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She comes from a family of performers

Jean comes from a very musical family, telling Broadway Wiz that her grandparents previously worked with Perry Como and Fred Waring. Her father was also a trumpet player.

She developed an interest in music at a young age

Jean told Broadway Wiz that she developed a love for music at a very young age. "When I was five or six I would write poems. I would hide in my closet at night and write my emotions and cry and be romantic and then my poems became songs," she said. "When I was 13 I started writing actual songs and that turned into me wanting to sing and then I started taking voice lessons. I did piano lessons too when I was very young."

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It was love at first sound for her and Ballas

In an interview with Riff Magazine, the couple opened up about their first interaction with each other, where Ballas was blown away by Jean's singing at a party. "He couldn't see me; he could only hear me," Jean said. "And I think he liked what he heard."

"Right when I got there, the whole room was just watching this girl on stage, and she was killing it," Ballas added. "Her voice gave me the feels of a Janis Joplin. I was just blown away."

After exchanging numbers, the couple developed a fast connection, with Jean noting "we realized we had great chemistry both on and off the stage."

They eventually joined musical forces when they formed their band Alexander Jean, a combination of both of their middle names, in 2015.

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She wrote one of Beyoncé's biggest songs

In addition to being a talented musician, Jean is also a skilled songwriter, who penned "If I Were A Boy" for Beyoncé. Writing the song about a personal breakup, Jean told Songwriting Magazine, she originally wanted to record the track herself, but when Beyoncé heard the demo, she wanted to have it on her album.

"I wrote from such personal experiences, I never imagined that someone else would ever want to sing about my ex-boyfriend!" Jean told the publication. "So I was like, 'Tell her, thank you,' but they were like, 'No, you don't understand, she has to have this song!' Then I got lots of calls from lots of people being very, very persuasive, and the next thing I know, Beyoncé is singing the song and I'm getting signed to Clive Davis' label, J Records."

She's a proud dog mom

Jean and Ballas share a sweet dog named Hendrix, of whom they regularly share photos on social media.

She considers Ballas her muse

Speaking with PEOPLE about their music together, Jean noted that she and Ballas are both super-inspired by each other when creating new work. "We're each other's muses," she said. "For some people, spending that much time together doesn't work out well for them, but for Mark and I, we're a balancing act. When one's down, the other picks them up."

She and Ballas welcomed their first child in November 2023

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Jean and Ballas welcomed their son, Banksi Wylde Ballas, on Nov. 5, 2023. However, the couple waited exactly one month to announce his arrival.

"Happy one month sweet boy. You are so loved," Jean wrote on Instagram alongside an image of the newborn holding her thumb.

Ballas and Jean shared the news of their pregnancy on Instagram in June 2023.

"Lately we've been...making new music, making birthday wishes, went to Disneyland, made more music stuff, turned off our phones and went to the beach, car rides with our best mate, Boba tea, made more music," the couple shared in an Instagram Reel. "Also, we've been making ... a tiny human."

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