Inside Coolio’s Personal Life: All About His Wife And Children
Coolio had a wonderful personal life.
Late American rapper Artis Leon Ivey Jr., professionally known as Coolio, had a colorful personal life just like his successful career.
Coolio married his ex-wife Josefa Salina in 1996. After four years of marriage, the former couple called it quits. However, the rapper had not spoken much about his relationship with Salina, so little is known about the ex-couple.
Following his divorce, Coolio dated a few women, including Nora Amile and Adina Howard. Later in 2004, the rapper met Mimi Ivey, with whom he began dating in 2011. They were not legally married, but she adopted Coolio’s surname and publicly referred to each other as husband and wife.
She told Page Six, “We went to the courthouse, we filled out all of the paperwork, and we were planning on it. But we just decided not to turn it in. It’s just a piece of paper that doesn’t change how either one of us felt about each other.”
Coolio and Mimi Ivey were in a relationship for more than a decade. (Source: Twitter)
Throughout their relationship, Coolio and Mimi experienced many ups and downs. Mimi told Women in Business about her love life with a rapper. “Although I loved Coolio with all my heart, I was not happy with the state of our relationship at that time,” she explained. “We’ve had our challenges over the last couple of years, just like any other relationship. But on the other hand, we definitely work well together because we are able to separate business from our home life by always supporting each other professionally.”
Unfortunately, Coolio and Mimi’s love story ended after Coolio’s suddenly passed away. She recalled receiving the devastating phone call. “I just remember all of the air and life coming out of my body,” she told Page Six. “I was outside, getting ready to take my son to football practice. All I remember was dropping to my knees. I collapsed.”
Mimi also claimed the rapper was seeing other women before he died, but the two had an understanding. They used to share every detail of their lives and had no secrets.
Coolio is the father of ten children
Coolio had ten children from various relationships. He and his ex-wife, Salina, had four children: three daughters, Artisha, Brandi, and Jackie, and a son, Artis.
Grtis, Milan, Darius, Zhaneand, and twins Kate and Shayne are his other six children. However, the mother of these children has yet to be revealed. Coolio was once also the star of a reality show featuring his adventures in single parenting known as Coolio’s Rules.
The rapper also had a granddaughter with whom he spent a lot of time during the COVID-19 pandemic. He told Page Six that he missed his kids and mentioned how much time he had to sacrifice because of his career to be so far away from them.
Coolio’s cause of death
On September 28, 2022, Coolio died from a suspected cardiac arrest while visiting a friend’s home in Los Angeles, California. Soon after, his manager confirmed his shocking death to American media.
The rapper’s girlfriend revealed that he would be cremated rather than buried. She said, “I’m respecting his wishes. He wanted to be cremated. He did not want a funeral. He did not want a memorial service. He didn’t want any of that.”
Forever Love – Jon Bon Jovi’s Lasting Marriage with Wife Dorothea Bongiovi
Jon Bon Jovi got together with Dorothea after her boyfriend went away from the town.
Singer John Francis Bongiovi Jr, best known as Jon Bon Jovi, and his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, are high school sweethearts, and their love story might seem just like a Hollywood movie. Their story serves as a testament to the power of true love.
Jon and his wife Dorothea’s love story began when they were attending Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey. They started dating during their teenage years and waited almost a decade before finally tying the knot.
During a 2017 interview with Best Life, the rockstar reminisced about how he and Dorothea got together. Dorothea was dating a guy who joined the service and left town. He saw an opportunity and made his move, giving the guy a brief window of three weeks before he started dating Dorothea.
This decision marked the beginning of their long-lasting relationship, as they spent the next 40 years barely leaving each other’s sides.
In 1989, while on The New Jersey Syndicate Tour and stopping in Los Angeles, Bon Jovi traveled to Las Vegas in secret where he tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Dorothea, on April 29th at the Graceland Wedding Chapel.
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife credits their friendship to a successful marriage
Bon Jovi and Dorothea are married for over 3 decades and will soon hit their 34th anniversary in April of 2023. The couple’s love for each other has remained steadfast throughout the years, and they have even teamed up for philanthropic endeavors.
In 2006, they founded the JBJ Soul Foundation, which has since established three restaurants in the United States that operate on a pay-what-you-can basis. When asked about the secret to their long-lasting relationship, Bon Jovi and Dorothea credit their friendship as the key factor, as mentioned in PEOPLE.
Young Jon Bon Jovi and wife on a motorbike (Source: Instagram)
“We really like each other. We want to hang out,” Bon Jovi said to the outlet back in 2020, while Dorothea attributes her gift for recognizing potential as one of the reasons why their relationship has been so successful.
“I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift,” Dorothea added. The couple has since raised four children together, including three sons, Jesse, Jacob, and Romeo, and the eldest of them all, a daughter named Stephanie.
Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t know how he got famous as a family guy
Bon Jovi sometimes finds it surprising that he is known for being a family man, given his 25 years of experience in the rock ‘n’ roll industry and some of the things he has seen, done, and said.
Nonetheless, he loves his wife and children and wouldn’t trade them for anything. His status as a family man seems to stick to him, and he wonders how he became the poster boy for it.
“I’ve been in one of the biggest rock bands in the world for 25 years, and I’m not a saint, and I have not been a saint. And, Christ, I missed tons of birthdays and school plays,” the rock star said, talking to Men’s Health.
“But it’s not like Dorothea came in halfway through the movie and didn’t know who she got and the divorce settlement is this because of that? She’s been in it the whole game. She understands what it means,” Bon Jovi continued to share about his wife.
“It’s my life, and it is what it is. But I don’t look at this week’s hot starlet and think about trading in or trading up. I don’t have a mistress on the side or another family across town. You’re never going to read that story about me. I have no regard for that whole lifestyle.”
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Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss’ Dating Drama Explained
What is really going on?!
Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss’ dating drama has been the subject of discussion among reality show enthusiasts for quite some time now.
The duo has been through many ups and downs in their relationships, including several instances of Schwartz’s alleged infidelity. Some people claim that the pair are dating, while some are not.
Here is everything we know about the couple and what they have said about their relationship.
Are Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss dating?
Schwartz and Leviss have been friends for quite some time. Their relationship has been documented on the popular reality TV show Vanderpump Rules, which follows the lives of employees at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR.
Schwartz and Leviss’s dating rumors did not start until Schwartz broke up with his partner of 12 years, Katie Maloney. Maloney and Schwartz dated for seven years and were married for five years before parting ways in February 2022 and filing for divorce.
In April 2022, Schwartz and Leviss were rumored to be hooking up at Coachella, but Schwartz denied attending the event. Scheana Shay was one of the people who pushed Schwartz and Leviss together.
Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss. (Source: Instagram)
Shay claimed to do so since Maloney wanted it. She told Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast in February 2023, “There was a conversation that happened between Katie and I … and Katie said, ‘I think they would make a good couple,’ or, ‘They might be a good match,’ or something along those lines.”
“So I took that and ran with it and I told Raquel, ‘Katie kind of gives you her blessing if you want to pursue that.’ And then you’ll see the rest play out,” she continued. However, Maloney denied ever having the conversation with Shay.
This back and forth went on for quite some time until August 2022, when Schwartz and Leviss confirmed that they hooked up during Shay’s wedding weekend.
Schwartz exclusively told US Weekly that he did not regret kissing Leviss. He said, “In the moment, there was momentary passion in the air. I kind of disappeared into that kiss, I’ll be honest. It was kind of a transformative moment.”
However, he was not sure if he would date Leviss. He noted, “In terms of any long-term romance with me and Raquel, I don’t know how much chemistry is there.”
Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss’s dating rumors in Vanderpump Rules
Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules aired on February 8, 2023, which has more details about Schwartz and Leviss’s relationship that has not been revealed to the public.
Schwartz discussed his relationship with Leviss in an episode of Vanderpump Rules that aired in February 2023 but was taped in July 2022.
He said, “We need to stop our little … by the way, I love when we hang out and flirt. We don’t have to stop hanging out and I feel like we bonded so much. We should probably stop doing our little schtick though. There is a double standard,” to which Leviss said, “It is so innocent and your ex-wife is overreacting quite a lot.”
Shay and Maloney fought over the singer’s decision to get involved in the drama. Maloney blamed Shay for being nosy and sabotaging everything.
Leviss made a move on Schwartz before they got together in an episode of Vanderpump Rules that aired in March 2023 but was filmed in July 2022. Maloney later received the news, which caused her to cry.
She said, “Raquel is not smart enough to come up with something this diabolical on her own. She’s literally the human equivalent of cotton candy,” and then blamed Shay for pushing Leviss to be with Schwartz.
She added, “This is why [Shay] is dead to me. It’s too much.”
At the time of writing, Schwartz and Leviss are not dating. However, future episodes of Vanderpump Rules may give insight into what is really going on between the two.
Behind Steve Harvey and First Wife Marcia Harvey’s Divorce
Why did Steve and Marcia divorce?
Steve Harvey has been married to his current wife, Marjorie Harvey (née. Marjorie Elaine Harvey), for over a decade. The couple tied the knot on June 25, 2007, and their relationship has been going strong since then.
And while Steve’s marriage to Marjorie is his third marriage, the TV personality’s bond with his third wife has never been stronger. Besides, he has often credited his wife for making him a better man and changing his life.
Speaking more about the duo, they don’t have any biological children together. But Steve became a father to Marjorie’s three children – Morgan, Jason, and Lori Harvey – when he legally adopted them after marriage. Marjorie’s kids are from her previous relationship.
Moreover, Steve shares four biological children with his former wives. He became a father for the first time when his first wife, Marcia Harvey (née. Marcia Whitman), gave birth to twin daughters, Karli and Brandi Harvey, in August 1982.
Steve and Marcia also went on to welcome a son named Broderick Harvey Jr. in April 1991. Likewise, the game show host became a father for the fourth time when his second wife, Mary Lee Shackleford, gave birth to a son named Wynton Harvey on July 18, 1997.
That being said, let’s now turn our focus toward Steve’s first marriage. He and Marcia looked adorable when they were together and seemed happy. But what and when did it go wrong between the now-formerly married couple?
Steve Harvey and Marcia Harvey’s relationship and divorce
Before Steve became a household name, he was a young insurance salesman trying to make ends meet in Ohio. During this time, he met Marcia, the woman who would become his first wife. The two fell in love and eventually shared the wedding vows on Valentine’s Day in 1981.
They went on to have three children together, but their seemingly happy marriage was not without its problems. As Steve’s career as a standup comedian began to take off, Marcia struggled to come to terms with her husband’s newfound fame.
A picture of Steve Harvey’s first wife, Marcia Harvey, shared by their daughter Brandi Harvey (Photo: Instagram)
She felt neglected as Steve spent more and more time on the road, performing and building his career. Despite her uneasiness, Steve continued pursuing his dreams, eventually leading to the couple’s separation in 1990 and divorce in 1994.
When their divorce was finalized, the comedian was ordered in court to pay $36,000 in restitution to his first wife. Likewise, at the time of their divorce, it was rumored that Steve was already together with his second wife, Mary Lee — Steve and Mary Lee married on June 21, 1996.
Fast forward to now, Steve feels like his failure in life and marriage have taught him something. In an interview with eNCA in 2019, he mentioned that there is no path to success without failure, and he has had experiences with failures in marriages too.
He said, “If you’ve never failed, what do you know? You know nothing.” “You’ve got to get a divorce to find the right chick. I know a little bit about that,” the former standup comedian added with a slight chuckle.
To conclude, Steve and Marcia’s strong yet failed relationship serves as a reminder that even the strongest relationships can falter under the weight of fame and success. Their story is a cautionary tale about the importance of balance and communication in any relationship.
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