Ginuwine Biography: Age, Family, Marriage, Wife, Girlfriends, kids

Ginuwine then and now.

Who is Ginuwine?

Ginuwine is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He has released several platinum albums and was considered one of the top R&B artists in America in the 1990s and early 2000s (this period is considered the peak of Ginuwine’s music career). Ginuwine is also referred to as “Bachelor” and “Tornado”.

Ginuwine’s real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin. He was born on October 15, 1970, in Washington, D.C, United States. He is 51 years old as of September 2022. The singer was named after MBA legend Elgin Baylor, a fellow D.C native.

About Ginuwine’s parents

Ginuwine is the first of three children born to his parents: James II Lumpkin (father) and Sandra Lumpkin (mother). His father reportedly committed suicide while his mother died of cancer barely a year later. According to reports, the singer struggled with grief and depression and also thought of committing suicide as well.

On his album “This Life”, Ginuwine wrote about losing both his parents in the song “Two Reasons I Cry”.

He wrote:

Yes, I’ve been through a lot of things and I lost my mom and I lost my dad and the pain never goes away and these are only two reasons why I cry”.

About Ginuwine’s father – James II Lumpkin

According to reports, James II Lumpkin was a bus driver. Sadly, he committed suicide in 1999. Aside from this, no other information is known about him.

About Ginuwine’s mother – Sandra Lumpkin

Before her death, Sandra Lumpkin was a nurse and a U.S government secretary. According to reports seen by DNB Stories Africa, Sandra Lumpkin was a “huge” basketball fan during her life. Her favourite player was D.C native Elgin Baylor who has an all-world talent and subsequent hall of fame. For this reason, she named her son after him. Sadly, she died from cancer in 2000, barely a year after her husband died.

About Ginuwine’s siblings

Ginuwine has two younger siblings. They include Latisha Lumpkin and James III Lumpkin.

a. Latisha Lumpkin

Latisha Lumpkin is Ginuwine’s younger sister. Latisha is reportedly living a private life as details of her career and personal life is currently scarce.

b. James III Lumpkin

James III Lumpkin is the younger brother of Ginuwine. Just like Latisha, James seems to be living a private life as well as not much is currently known about his personal life.

Ginuwine’s education

In 1988, the “Toxic Pony” singer graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland. He later attended Prince George’s community college in Largo, Maryland where he bagged a Paralegal Associate’s degree.

Ginuwine’s wiki profile

Full NameElgin Baylor Lumpkin
NicknameBachelor, Tornado
Stage nameGinuwine
Place Of BirthWashington, D. C United States
Date of BirthOctober 15, 1970
ParentsJames II Lumpkin (Father) and Sandra Lumpkin (Mother)
Children9 (Seven daughters and two boys)
Age51 years old
CareerR&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor
Height6 ft 2
Marital StatusSingle
Alma MaterForestville High School
Prince George’s Community College

Ginuwine’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article, Ginuwine is divorced and does not have a wife. The singer is reportedly single at this time. Ginuwine was previously married to rapper Tonya Michelle Johnston popularly known as Solé (Aja Shah). They got married in 2003 and were together for 11 years before announcing their divorce in November 2014. They have two children together named Story and Dream Lumpkin. Outside that, Ginuwine has five other kids from other relationships.

Ginuwine and ex-wife Tonya Michelle Lumpkin (Solé ).

List of Ginuwine’s girlfriends

As a top R&B artist, Ginuwine has been linked to famous women in the past including his ex-wife Tonya Michelle Johnston. Here is a full list of Ginuwine’s girlfriends:

  1. Ginuwine and Mz Jones had a brief fling, reports say.
  2. Ginuwine was in a relationship with Claudia Jordan in 1997.
  3. Ginuwine was rumoured to be in a relationship with Aaliyah in 1997.
  4. Ginuwine and Tonya Michelle Lumpkin (Solé ) got married in 2003.
  5. Ginuwine was in a relationship with Ashley James in 2018.

About Ginuwine’s relationship with Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan is an American talk show host, actress, model and reality TV star. She was born on April 12, 1973, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She is 49 years old as of September 2022.

Ginuwine and Claudia Jordan first met during his early solo career and dated in 1997. Some sources claim the pair got married at one point in time. But according to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Ginuwine and Claudia have long since parted ways and their relationship was a short-term fling.

About Ginuwine’s rumoured relationship with Aaliyah

Aaliyah was an American singer widely regarded as the “Princess of R& B”. She was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She passed away on August 25, 2001, in Marsh Harbour, the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

In early 1997, there were speculations that Ginuwine and the late R&B singer were in a relationship, probably due to the close bond they shared. The rumours surfaced when Aaliyah began working on her second album “One In A Million” with Timbaland and Missy Elliot as record producers. During that time, Ginuwine was also working on his debut album with the same record producers and the two artists started spending time together. In 2001, months before her death, Aaliyah debunked the rumours of dating Ginuwine, stating that she was never in a romantic relationship with the R&B singer. On the other hand, Ginuwine disclosed that he and Aaliyah just enjoyed each other’s company.

Ginuwine and Aaliyah

About Ginuwine and Solé’s marriage

Tonya Michelle Johnston popularly known as Solé (Aja Shah) is the ex-wife of Ginuwine. She was born on July 17, 1973, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. She is 49 years old as of September 2022.

Ginuwine and Solé met in June 1999 and began dating in October 1999. They got engaged in August 2000 and got married in September 2003. Their wedding took place at the Grand Cayman, in the Caribbean. Before their wedding in 2003, the couple had already welcomed their two daughters: Story Asaunda Lumpkin in 2001 and Dream Sarae Lumpkin in 2002. In 2013, Ginuwine’s lawyer announced they were getting a divorce and referenced the divorce in an unrelated lawsuit against the singer. At first, Ginuwine denied getting a divorce but later admitted he and Solé were separated and trying to work on their marriage.

It was later reported that Ginuwine’s producer Robert Reives was suing him for $250,000 back royalties from Ginuwine’s five-album deal with Sony. Ginuwine was struggling financially at the time. According to reports, Ginuwine’s low funds were due to a lack of financial planning, drug abuse, child support payment for 8 kids, and family-related financial obligations. In November 2014, Solé filed for divorce and the couple separated peacefully. The divorce was later finalized on July 22, 2015. Despite their split, the pair have remained good friends. As of September 2022, Solé is happily married to American rapper and spoken word artist Richard Griffin popularly known as Professor Griff.

Ginuwine and ex-wife Solé.

About Ginuwine’s relationship with Ashley James

Ashley James is an American DJ, actress, and reality TV star. She was born on April 2, 1987, in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. She is 35 years old as of September 2022.

Ginuwine and Ashley James first met in 2018 on the reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother”. The show follows a group of celebrities living together with cameras and microphones recording their every move. The pair shared a strong bond in the house and were often cuddling under duvet covers.

After getting evicted from the show, Ginuwine admitted to the press that his romance with Ashley James was for the cameras and that he would never disrespect her. On the other hand, Ashley admitted that they had a real connection in the house despite the age gap between them but their relationship didn’t last long in the outside world because they had nothing in common and live different lives.

Ginuwine and Ashley James on Celebrity Big Brother,

About Ginuwine’s children

As of September 2022, Ginuwine has a total of nine children – seven daughters and two sons reportedly from four different women. Two of Ginuwine’s kids are from his previous marriage with his ex-wife Solé, five are from his past relationships. The last two are his stepchildren from Solé’s previous relationship before they got married.

List of Ginuwine’s kids

  1. Story Asaunda Lumpkin
  2. Dream Sarae Lumpkin
  3. Cypress Soleil Lee
  4. De’Jan Nicole Lee
  5. Elgin Lumpkin Jr
  6. Ginel Lumpkin
  7. Kayah Lumpkin
  8. Ramonda Lumpkin
  9. Tiffany Lumpkin
Story Asaunda Lumpkin21FemaleSolé
Dream Sarae Lumpkin19FemaleSolé
Cypress Soleil Lee27FemaleSolé
De’Jan Nicole Lee30FemaleSolé
Elgin Lumpkin Jr31MaleSolé
Ginel LumpkinUnknownFemaleUnknown
Kayah LumpkinUnknownMaleUnknown
Ramonda LumpkinUnknownFemaleUnknown
Tiffany LumpkinUnknownFemaleUnknown
Ginuwine and his children.

About Ginuwine’s children

a. Story Asaunda Lumpkin

Story Asaunda Lumpkin is the first daughter of Ginuwine and his ex-wife, Solé. She is a professional dancer and choreographer. She was born on March 29, 2001, in the United States. She is 21 years old as of September 2022. Just like her parents, Story is interested in music and is all set to begin a professional career. Even though her parents are celebrities, Story Asaunda Lumpkin is known for preferring a quiet life.

b. Dream Sarae Lumpkin

Dream Sarae Lumpkin is the second daughter of Ginuwine and his ex-wife, Solé. She was born on November 1, 2002, in the United States. She is 19 years old as of September 2022. Just like her sister, Dream also seems to be interested in music and wants to be like her parents. Aside from this, no other information is known about her.

c. Cypress Soleil Lee

Cypress Soleil Lee is Ginuwine’s stepdaughter. She was born on January 9, 1995, to Solé (Aja Shah) and her previous lover. She is 27 years old as of September 2022. Cypress works at an Alternative & Holistic Health Service. She is the owner of Cypress Soleil Naturals, Sage Lotus Naturals, and Sage Lotus Organics. She also holds a B.Sc degree in Business and Entertainment from an American university. Cypress reportedly welcomed her first child Sage Lotus in 2020. It is uncertain if she is married or in a relationship.

d. De’Jan Nicole Lee

De’Jan Nicole Lee is Ginuwine’s oldest stepdaughter from Solé’s previous affair. She is an entrepreneur at Pink and Posh Events and Lit Intentions. She was born on March 8, 1992, in the United States. She is 30 years old as of September 2022. In June 2017, De’Jan got married to the love of her life Will Beamenn and they have been married for five years.

e. Elgin Lumpkin Jr

Elgin Lumpkin Jr is the son of Ginuwine from one of his previous relationships. He was born on January 30, 1991. He is 31 years old as of September 2022. It is unknown who Elgin’s mother is as the information is undisclosed.

Not much is currently known about Ginuwine’s other children from his past relationships – Ramonda, Ginel, Kayah, and Tiffany Lumpkin.

Ginuwine’s grandchildren

As of the time of publishing this article, Ginuwine is a proud grandfather of one. The child, Sage Lotus was born by his stepdaughter Cypress Soleil Lee on May 17, 2020. She is two years old as of September 2022.

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