Ellen Rucker Sellers Profession, Career Success, & More Ellen Rucker Sellers Profession, Career Success, & More

Ellen Rucker Sellers Profession, Career Success, & More

Ellen Rucker is a famous wife of a famous American politician Bakari Sellers. In this article, we’ll try to highlight as much information on her as we could gather across the sources.

Personal Life

Ellen herself is a very accomplished woman. She is a CEO and Chiropractor. Ellen Rucker Sellers was born in 1977, in Lancaster, USA. She is from South Carolina.  Ellen studied at the University of North Carolina. There, she served as a varsity cheerleader. Further on, she went on to pursue Chiropractic Medicine at Life University, Atlanta.


Ellen’s parents are Dr. Douglas Rucker and Ruby Rucker. Her father is known to be her constant guide and support system. She has two siblings, Ruby Rucker-Cooper and Rucker Jamison.

Marital Life

Shortly, after her graduation she married her college sweetheart, Vince Carter. The duo met during her days at the University of North Carolina. The marriage was short-lived and the pair are currently divorced. Ellen has a daughter named Kai Michelle Carter from the marriage whom she co-parents with Vince.

Later in her life, she met an American politician, by the name of Bakari Sellers. Both of them got married in the year 2015 and are loving parents to twins.

Vince Carter

He is the former husband of Ellen Rucker Sellers. Vince is a former American basketball Player. He is best known by the name ‘Half Man, Half Amazing’. He was born in Florida on January 26, 1977. His height is 6ft 6 inches.  Vince is an 8-time All-Star.

Her Husband Bakari Sellers

Ellen’s current husband Bakari T Sellers is an American attorney and politician. He was born on September 18th, 1984 to Gwendolyn Sellers and Cleveland Sellers. Both his parents are civil rights activists. Bakari grew up in South Carolina, He did his schooling at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. After which, went on to pursue his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College. A little later, in the year 2008, he received a Juris Doctor from the University of Carolina School of Law.

Bakrai has a remarkable career. He currently works as a political analyst for CNN and also serves as a political lobbyist for the Government of Liberia.  He represented South Carolina’s 90th district from 2006 to 2014. He has an autobiography published in the name of ‘My Vanishing Country’.

Ellen Rucker Sellers’ Occupation

Before Ellen could embark on her journey of being an entrepreneur she was a practicing chiropractor for 11 years. She quit practicing in the year 2014.

Currently, she runs her haircare brand called Rucker Roots. The company was launched in collaboration with her sister Ione. The duo is infamously known as ‘The Rucker Sisters’. The inspiration behind the brand traces back to their mother and her hair care regimen.  The brand’s main focus is to create products that keep hair healthy and natural.

The sisters also have a reality show called ‘Love Thy Sister’ that reveals all their life experiences.


Ellen Rucker Sellers is an inspiring businesswoman and a loving mother. It is vital that one must not forget their roots, Ellen is one such woman who has stuck to her roots and has created a remarkable brand to pay tribute to her past.  The article gives us an insight into personal and professional life.