Who is Snoop Dogg?
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, songwriter, media personality, actor, and entrepreneur. He is widely recognized as one of the best-known gangster rappers of his time. Dogg is known for his laid-back rapping style and his embodiment of the West Coast hip-hop culture.
Snoop Dogg is often referred to by the following nicknames by his fans: “Snoop Doggy Dogg”, “DJ Snoopadelic”, “Snoop Lion”, “Snoopzilla” and “Big Snoop Dogg”.
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. He was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, United States. Snoop Dogg is the only child of his parents – Vernell Varnado (father) and Beverly Tate (mother). He is 50 years old as of June 2022.
His father Vernell Varnado was a Vietnam war veteran, singer and mail carrier. According to reports, Snoop Dogg’s father was absent from life, and as a result, he was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. His mother, Beverly Tate whom he refers to as an “angel” passed away from an undisclosed illness in October 2021.
Growing up, Snoop Dogg was described as a dedicated student and enthusiastic churchgoer who was very active in the choir and liked playing football. The rapper also disclosed that he later started engaging in unlawful activities and joining gangs despite his mother’s warnings. Through his step-father, Snoop Dogg has two half-siblings named Jerry Wesley Carter and Bing Worthington Jr. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Snoop Dogg is first cousins to R&B singers Brandy and Ray J and professional WWE wrestler, Sasha Banks.
About Snoop Dogg’s siblings
Snoop Dogg’s older half-brother, Jerry Wesley Carter is known to be an employee of the United Steelworkers (USW). Aside from this, no other information is known about him. His younger half-brother, Bing Worthington Jr is a businessman who also works as Snoop’s tour manager. He also owns his personal record label and has been in the music scene for a while.
Snoop Dogg’s marriage and wedding
As of June 2022, Snoop Dogg is happily married to his high-school sweetheart, Shante Broadus. The couple first got married on June 12, 1997, but got divorced on May 21, 2004. They later remarried on January 12, 2008, and have been inseparable ever since. The union is blessed with three children named Cordé, Cordell, and Cori Broadus. Snoop Dogg, however, has another child from another relationship.
About Snoop Dogg’s wife – Shante Broadus
Shante Broadus (née Fuller) is Snoop Dogg’s legal wife. She was born on October 30, 1971, in California, United States. She is 50 years old as of June 2022. Shante is a producer and executive producer known for movies like “Murder Was The Case”, “Reincarnated” and “Celebrity IOU”. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, Shante Broadus is the owner of the record label called Boss Lady Entertainment (BLE).
Shante Broadus’ death rumours
In 2009, a rumour about Shante’s death went viral and it was also reported that Snoop Dogg hid her body in the basement of his home. However, the rumours died when it was confirmed that Shante was healthy and enjoying time in her home.
About Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus’ marriage
Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shante met through a mutual friend at a high school football game while they were students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. According to Snoop, he requested Shante’s number and spent months trying to woo her by calling her often and writing countless love letters. These gestures eventually earned him a connection with Shante’s mom and eventually Shante’s. In 1997, the couple got married at the Marina Del Rey’s The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, California.
However, the couple’s marriage hit a low point after seven years of marriage. In May 2004, Snoop Dogg filed for divorce, citing conflicting differences. According to Snoop, the stress of the industry played a major role in tearing them apart, and at one point, Shante revealed that Snoop Dogg had asked her for advice when he was thinking of leaving her but he wasn’t sure if he could go on with it.
Snoop Dogg and his wife coming back together
After 4 years of separation, Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shante came back together and renewed their vows. It was also reported that their daughter, Cori Broadus’s illness helped rekindle their love. Cori was diagnosed with lupus at a young age, and Snoop Dogg and Shante grieved countless times over their daughter’s medical problems.
In an attempt to prove his love for Shante, a close friend of Snoop, Charlie Wilson suggested to him to make a grand gesture to his wife and renew their vows. Charlie even went as far as offering his 20-acre ranch and inviting over 200 guests to watch Snoop and his wife renew their vows. The couple renewed their vows on January 12, 2008, with notable personalities in attendance.
Snoop Dogg’s children
As of June 2022, Snoop Dogg is the proud father of four children – three boys and a girl. Three of his children are from his marriage with his wife, Shante Broadus, and the other one is from his relationship with an American lady named Laurie Holmond.
List of Snoop Dogg’s children:
- Cordé Broadus
- Cordell Broadus
- Cori Broadus and
- Julian Corrie Broadus.
|Corde Broadus||Male||27||Shante Broadus|
|Cordell Broadus||Male||25||Shante Broadus|
|Cori Broadus||Female||23||Shante Broadus|
|Julian Corrie Broadus||Male||24||Laurie Holmond|
About Snoop Dogg’s children
a. Corde Broadus is the first son of Snoop Dogg. He was born on August 21, 1994, in Long Beach, California, United States. He is 27 years old as of June 2022. Cordé is an American actor known for movies like “We The party”. He has also made occasional appearances in the media with his family as a child – one of them includes in his father’s music video “Drop It Like It’s Hot” featuring Pharell Williams, where he appeared alongside his younger brother, Cordell Broadus.
According to reports, Cordé Broadus is currently in a relationship with Los Angeles fashion stylist, Soraya Love with whom he had his second child, Eleven Love. Unfortunately, the couple went through a horrifying experience after the tragic loss of their 10-day-old son, Kai Love. Cordé Broadus was previously in a relationship with American model, Jessica Kyzer with whom he had his first child, Zion Kalvin.
b. Cordell Broadus is the second son of Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shante. He was born on February 21, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 25 years old as of June 2022. Cordell is a former footballer, fashion model, and filmmaker. He attended Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, after which he proceeded to the University of California where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree. According to reports, Cordell is happily married to his wife, Phia Broadus, (née Baragan) who works as a business owner and professional skater. The couple got married in 2017 and their union is blessed with two children. However, Cordell Broadus has another child from his previous relationship with American actress and TV personality, Marissa Hopkins.
c. Cori Broadus popularly known as “CHOC” is Snoop Dogg’s only daughter and his youngest child. She was born on June 22, 1999, in California, United States. She is 23 years old as of June 2022. Cori is a singer and songwriter and has worked with her father on many occasions. She has also worked with notable musicians like Drake. She came into the limelight as a singer in August 2011 after releasing her debut single “Do My Thang” which led to the release of her second single “SMH”. Oftentimes, Cori promotes body positivity and self-love through her appearance and looks. She also has a YouTube channel under the name “Choc” where she posts her music and videos. Cori Broadus is also the owner of “Chocfactoryco“, a beauty, cosmetic, and personal care store. As of June 2022, Cori Broadus is reportedly in a relationship with creative director and internet sensation, Wayne Duece, well-known as Dwayne Polk.
e. Julian Corrie Broadus is Snoop Dogg’s son from his previous relationship with Laurie Holmond. He was born on June 18, 1998, in the United States and he is 24 years old as of June 2022. Julian attended Diamond Bar High School, California, after which he proceeded to the University of California. At a young age, Julian was interested in basketball but unfortunately, he broke his hand which led him to quit basketball and pursue music instead. However, the 24-year-old isn’t planning on becoming a rapper like his dad – he is an R&B singer. He released his debut album in 2018 and hasn’t dropped any other song since then. Julian Broadus went into real estate in 2020 and has bagged deals with a top real estate agency. He has also served as an executive producer of the reality show “Love and Listings”.
List of Snoop Dogg’s girlfriends
Snoop Dogg’s most notable relationship has been with his wife, Shante Broadus. However, outside this, the famous rapper has been linked with a few other women including Rita Ora, Karrine Steffan, Chavonne Hodges, Arnelle Simpson, Celina Powell aka “clout chaser” and Laurie Holmond who is also his baby mama.
About Snoop Dogg’s relationship with Laurie Holmond
Laurie Holmond is an ex-lover of Snoop Dogg. Laurie Holmond is also the mother of Snoop Dogg’s son, Julian, effectively making her his baby mama. Holmond was raised in the Long Beach community and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Laurie and Snoop Dogg first met in high school and became friends. However, their bond got stronger and they started a romantic relationship. According to reports, after graduation, Snoop Dogg and Laurie Holmond stayed far away from each other but still kept in touch. Things were going smoothly between them until 1998 when she got the news that Snoop Dogg was tying the knot with Shante.
With a heavy heart, Laurie Holmond called Snoop for a meeting to confirm the news and later found out that it was true. Later on, she made up her mind to have nothing to do with Snoop Dogg again. After nine months of their meeting, she gave birth to her son, Julian. According to Laurie, Snoop Dogg was responsibly there during the time of her delivery and he also took care of the hospital bills. As of June 2022, Laurie Holmond’s whereabouts and other details about her are currently unknown because she is originally a private person who likes to stay away from the media.
About Snoop Dogg’s rumoured relationship with Celina Powell
Celina Powell is an American model and socialite born on July 13, 1994. She is 27 years old as of June 2022. In 2018, Celina Powell claimed she had an affair with Snoop Dogg and insisted that the rapper had been cheating on his wife with her. She also claimed that Snoop Dogg face-timed her 15 times and met her on several occasions. Celina went ahead to back her claims by releasing multiple screenshots of the alleged messages between her and Snoop and revealing that they also exchanged intimate photos.
Interestingly, Snoop Dogg acted like nothing was going on and never addressed the rumours. The rapper only remained active on Instagram promoting his show “Clout Chaser” which seemed like a clap-back at Celina’s claims. Celina Powell has been dubbed the “clout chaser” in the media following her claims of sleeping with several rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Young Thug and Offset.
Snoop Dogg’s grandchildren
Snoop Dogg is the proud grand-dad of six children – three girls and two boys. They include Zion Kalvin, Eleven Love, Champion Broadus, Cordoba Journey Broadus, and Chateau Broadus.
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About Snoop Dogg’s grandchildren
a. Zion Kalvin is the eldest grandson of Snoop Dogg. He was born on 10 January 2015 in the United States to Cordé Broadus and Jessica Kyzer. He is 7 years old as of June 2022.
b. Eleven Love is the eldest granddaughter of Snoop Dogg. She was born on August 17, 2018, in the United States to Cordé Broadus and Soraya Love. She is 3 years old as of June 2022.
c. Champion Broadus is the second grandson of Snoop Dogg. He was born in October 2018 to Cordell Broadus and his ex-partner, Marissa Hopkins. He is 3 years old as of June 2022.
d. Cordoba Journey Broadus is the second granddaughter of Snoop Dogg. She was born in 2019 to Cordell and his wife, Phia Broadus, and is currently a year old as of June 2022.
e. Chateau Broadus is the youngest granddaughter and grandchild of Snoop Dogg. She was born on March 10, 2021, to Cordell and Phia Broadus and she is currently one year old as of June 2022.
About Snoop Dogg’s grandson’s death
In 2019, a tragic loss hit the Broadus family as Cordé Broadus’s newborn son, Kai Love passed away 10 days after his birth. Kai who was born on September 15, 2019, passed away on the 25th. According to reports, the cause of his death hasn’t been revealed. Cordé took to his Instagram page to announce the tragic news. He wrote:
My son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and those 10 days of love will always be special to us. Let’s all cherish life and those we love while we are here. Thank you.