Who Are Tayla-Jean and Alyssa? Late Radio DJ Mark Pilgrim Daughters- Wife And Fiancée

Who Are Tayla-Jean and Alyssa? Late Radio DJ Mark Pilgrim Daughters- Wife And Fiancée: Mark Pilgrim’s daughters and wife are presently in mourning following the untimely death of the veteran radio and television presenter.

Mark Pilgrim was a well-known South African media personality who hosted a number of radio and television programs, most notably as a DJ on 5FM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 Kfm, Hot919, and Hot 102.7 fm.

He hosted the MNET game program Power of 10, the first season of Big Brother Africa, and both seasons of Big Brother South Africa.

Pilgrim was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March 2022. In June, the host revealed that his cancer had spread to his femur, the base of his vertebrae, and lymph nodes.

Pilgrim suffered a ruptured lung in September, which caused additional complications. In October and November, the journalist underwent several surgical procedures to address the collapsed lung, and he spent weeks in the critical care unit recovering.

According to News24, the father of two was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 testicular cancer in 1988 but survived.

Mark Pilgrim’s Daughters, Wife, And Fiancée

Tayla-Jean and Alyssa Pilgrim are Mark Pilgrim’s children. On July 7, 2007, the television host married his fiancée Nicole Torres in Mauritius.

Who Are Tayla-Jean and Alyssa? Late Radio DJ Mark Pilgrim Daughters- Wife And Fiancée
Mark Pilgrim uploaded a picture of his daughter

However, after 13 years as husband and wife, the pair filed for divorce in 2020.

Tayla Jean was born in April 2010 to Torres and Mark Pilgrim, and Alyssa was born in 2012.

Mark Pilgrim’s social media handles are filled with happy photos of his children and his partner Adrienne Watkins.

Yes, Mark moved on and began courting Adrienne, his girlfriend-turned-fiancee. They were acquainted by mutual friends.

According to Cape Town, the late Radio DJ proposed to his partner on New Year’s Eve. Mark frequently praises her partner for sticking by him through his sickness.

According to You magazine, Mark wanted to travel to new places with his partner, Adrienne, and their daughters, and he wanted to remain on the radio for a long time because it was his happy place.

Mark Pilgrim surprised his family by inviting three special visitors while undergoing treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.

Along with his daughters Tayla-Jean and Alyssa, the South African radio presenter spent time with three highly trained Retriever therapy dogs from Golden Rescue SA.

Pilgrim shared photos of his dogs swimming and running in his garden on social media.

Mark Pilgrim Career Highlights

Mark Pilgrim was a well-known radio personality whose profile was also accessible on the Wikipedia platform.

Mark began his radio work in the 1980s at Voice of Wits, a college radio station. He began working for 5FM in 1995 but left in 2003.

The radio presenter later started working for Johannesburg’s 94.7 Highveld Stereo. In October 2007, Pilgrim broadcast a charting show on two radio stations at the same time (KFM and 94.7).

Who Are Tayla-Jean and Alyssa? Late Radio DJ Mark Pilgrim Daughters- Wife And Fiancée
Mark Pilgrim with his fiancee Adrienne

Pilgrim left radio at the end of June 2014, but he returned a few months later to Johannesburg’s brand-new Hot 91.9FM, initially presenting only a Saturday morning show from 9 a.m. to noon before returning full-time and hosting shows from 9 a.m. to noon from Monday through Friday.

After winning the MTN Radio Award for the Best Weekend Radio Show in South Africa in 2015, the television host got the Liberty Radio Award for the Best Daytime Program in South Africa in 2019.

Mark was also inducted into the South African Radio Awards Hall of Fame in 2021 for his contributions to the radio business.