Despite his love for North Carolina, Jermaine was born in the 97th General Hospital on an Army base in Frankfurt, Germany and actually has a German mother. However, at the age of eight months, Cole relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother, aunt, and cousin. He has said his German mother's decent hasn't benefited him like he hoped, "When you get pulled over by the police, I can't pull out my half-White card." Which is too bad since that's one of the many benefits of being white.