Rocket Ayer Williams: Everything About Pharrell Williams’ Son

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 10, 2024 | Updated on: February 10, 2024
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Rocket Ayer Williams is the celebrity kid of the famous musician Pharell Williams. While his dad, Pharell, has established his name in the music industry, his mother Helen Lasichanh is a fashion designer and a model. 

With such famous parents, Rocket has become an iconic figure in the world of celebrity kids. Go through the article below to learn interesting details about him.

Key Takeaways

  • Rocket Ayer Williams is 15 years old as of 2024.
  • He lives with his mom, Helen Lasichanh and dad Pharrell Williams in Florida.
  • Rocket’s parents married in 2013 in the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, Miami.
  • He is the eldest brother to his triplet siblings.

‘ Birth Details: His Name’s Meaning

Rocket was born on November 15, 2008, in the United States of America. Since his dad Pharell is a great musician, the artist named his son after the song titles of his favorite musicians: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Rocket Love,’ Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man,’ and Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rocket.’

In an interview with Oprah, Pharrell revealed the literal significance of the name besides the songs and stated:

In the same way that the Indians name their children like behind a force or an animal or an element, we named him after a manmade machine that was meant to go up. Meant to ascend.

Further, Pharell added that Rocket’s middle name was Ayer after Roy Ayers.

How Did ‘ Parents Meet?

Rocket’s mom Helen Lasichanh and dad Pharrell Williams first met each other through their mutual friend in Miami in the early 2000s. When they met, Helen had a boyfriend so they only started out as friends.

However, since their first meeting, Pharell had a one-sided crush on her. So, the musician would text her often and Helen would not reply back to most of his texts. But, the singer was absolutely enamored. During an interview with Oprah, he stated:

“She reminded me so much of myself – different, marches to the beat of her drum. It was different than the rest of the girls who were, like, completely made up. She stood out.”

The duo maintained their friendship for the first two years until Helen broke up with her boyfriend. That was when Pharrell took his chance and they began dating.

In fact, Helen and Pharrell welcomed their son, Rocket, in 2008 before their marriage.

They Married in 2013

After dating for five years, Helen and Pharrell got engaged in July 2012 and tied the knot on October 12, 2013, in the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, Miami. Their son, Rocket, was four years old at the time of their wedding.

Their wedding was attended by renowned singers like Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Busta Rhymes.

‘ Mother Helen Is A Model And Fashion Designer

Rocket’s mom, Helen, is a Miami-based former model and fashion designer. After graduating from St. Thomas University, Lasichanh started her career as a fashion designer and worked with many renowned modeling agencies. The Vogue’s former creative director Andre Leon Talley has also praised his mother Helen’s style.

He stated:

I love her style! Helen has this extraordinary quality where she can dress to the nines for the red carpet or go around here with leggings.

His Father Is A Musician

Rocket’s dad, Pharrell, is a renowned musician and the lead vocalist of the band, N.E.R.D. He has been one of the best music producers of the 21st century.

Williams has released several hit songs and has won 13 Grammy Awards. He has also been nominated for the Academy Awards.

‘ Triplet Siblings

Williams has triplet siblings who were born in January 2017. Since their birth, their parents managed to keep them away from the limelight.

However, the triplets finally made a public appearance during the show of their dad Williams’ debut as Men’s Creative Director for Louis Vuitton in Paris in June 2023. The whole family was there to support the singer and when the triplets came out to hug him, it was clear that there were two boys and a girl.

Where Is Rocket Now?

Pharrell’s son Rocket is currently residing in Florida with his dad and mom. Although the star kid rarely makes public appearances, Rocket did join his parents at the 2023 Louis Vuitton fashion show.

His Net Worth

Rocket is currently only 15 so the celebrity child doesn’t have an estimated net worth of his own. However, his father, Pharrell, has a net worth of $250 million.

His dad is also the owner of a $30 million waterfront mansion in Coral Gables, Florida. The mansion is 17,025 square feet with nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and 35 feet of waterfront.

‘ Instagram

He is not active on any social media platform but has been featured on his mom’s Facebook account. On the other hand, his father is active on Instagram under the verified username @pharrell.

Other Facts About Rocket

  • He was nicknamed ‘cool kid’ in Hollywood by several online tabloids, thanks to his unique fashion sense.
  • Rocket is a frequent face at several red-carpet events with his father and mother.
  • Williams also inspired his dad to write a song ‘Rocket Theme’ for the Despicable Me soundtrack.
  • He is currently a student who is fully occupied with his study schedule.