Who is Sophia Urista's fiancee? Jess King fell in love the moment she saw the singer
Peloton fitness instructor Jess King, the fiancee of Brass Against singer Sophia Urista, is a former professional dancer, life coach, and social media influencer.
Urista raised eyebrows last week after a video emerged of her urinating on a man's face on Thursday, November 11, at a concert in Daytona Beach, Florida. MEAWW previously reported how the 35-year-old performer apologized for 'pushing limits too far'. We also revisited how Iggy Pop puked on fans and GG Alin threw his feces into the crowd.
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Who is Jess King?
Jess King, 36, shot to prominence following her dancing career on the TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance' in 2008. While she made it to the top 10, she was forced to exit the show due to an injury. She later revealed she had two broken ribs and had fractured another. King subsequently had a brief stint with the circus producer Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, before she embraced a career with Peloton. The performer's charisma helped her become a top instructor despite having never ridden a spin bike prior to working for the company.
Speaking to The New York Times in 2017, King revealed that it was Peloton Founder John Foley who recruited her to work as an instructor for the firm. “He looked right at me and said, ‘We’re going to make you a celebrity,’” she told the newspaper. “And I said, ‘Yeah, sign me up.’ That was the sole motivating reason to do it.” As fate would have it, King is now a popular social media personality with over 381K followers on Instagram alone.
King told Popsugar that she first saw Urista in 2015 and couldn't keep her eyes off the singer. At the time, Urista was working at The Box, a cabaret nightclub in New York City, and was enamored with her for about a year before she finally approached her. “I just felt overcome and overwhelmed by this pull and draw towards her," King told the outlet. "And I walked up to her and said something totally ridiculous. Something like, 'Hey, do you want to hook up?'" The duo got into a romantic relationship shortly after, and Urista popped the question to King in 2020 at the debut of her music video 'Everything About You'. The fitness instructor said her response was immediate as she told her lover, "Yes, a thousand times, yes!"
That said, King is yet to respond to the incident at Urista's Daytona concert that saw her pee on a fan's face on stage in front of thousands of frenzied fans. Footage of the sensational moment went viral, prompting the band to issue an apology the following day. “We had a great time last night at Welcome to Rockville. Sophia got carried away," Brass Against shared on their Twitter account. “That's not something the rest of us expected, and it's not something you'll see again at our shows. Thanks for bringing it last night, Daytona.”
We had a great time last night at Welcome to Rockville. Sophia got carried away. That's not something the rest of us expected, and it's not something you'll see again at our shows. Thanks for bringing it last night, Daytona.— Brass Against (@BrassAgainst) November 13, 2021
Urista said she needed to relieve herself before she invited a man on stage. “I gotta pee, and I can’t make it to the bathroom. So, we might as well make a show out of it," she exclaimed on stage. King has not directly responded to her fiancee's onstage stunt. However, a November 12 comment on Instagram had fans speculate it was about Urista. “Remember, life is just a series of peaks and valleys. We chase the highs and avoid the lows, but most of the time we are just somewhere in between,” King wrote. “What I’ve come to understand is that life isn’t about chasing the highs or fighting the lows, but getting good at learning how to ride the roll. I see you. I feel you. I’m rooting for you. Keep going," she added.