Who is Tamela Mann?
Tamela Mann is an American gospel singer, songwriter and actress. She is popularly known for her songs like “Take Me to the King” and her portrayal of Cora Simmons in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living.”
Tamela Mann’s full name is Tamela Jean Mann. She was born on June 9, 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. As of November 2022, Tamela Mann is 56 years old.
About Tamela Mann’s parents
Tamela Mann’s mother, Mother Eppe was a psalmist in the Church of God in Christ. She believed in and exercised Biblical principles. Information about Tamela Mann’s father is currently unavailable.
About Tamela Mann’s siblings
According to reports, Tamela Mann has up to 13 siblings. However, not much is currently known about her siblings. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Tamela Mann has sadly lost one or two of her siblings.
Tamela Mann’s childhood and education
Tamela Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States as the youngest of 14 children. Mann grew up in a very religious home. By the time she was 12, Tamela Mann was already singing in the adult choir of the Church of God in Christ. Her parents were devout members of the church. She was often selected to do solo performances as well.
How Tamela Mann started her career
Tamela Mann’s professional music career began when she appeared on gospel singer, Kirk Franklin‘s debut album, “Kirk Franklin and The Family (Live).” In 2005, Tamela Mann and her husband, David Mann established their own record label called the Tillymann Music Group. Later that year, Tamela Mann released her debut album, “Gotta Keep Going”. The album’s lead single, “Speak Now” went on to reach the number 4 spot on the US Gospel Chart.
In 2007, Tamela Mann released her first live album, “The Live Experience”. Songs from the album such as “Take It To Jesus” were used as the soundtrack in the 2005 film, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”.
Tamela Mann released her second studio album, “The Master Plan” in 2009. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart. Her third album, “Best Days” was released on August 14, 2012, and it debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Best Days” was announced by Billboard as the Gospel Album of the Decade in 2019.
In 2018, Tamela Mann and her husband, David Mann released a duet album called “Us Against The World: The Love Project”. She then released her sixth studio album, “Overcomer” in 2021 which also received positive reviews from the public.
Tamela Mann’s wiki profile
|Full Name||Tamela Jean Mann|
|Stage Name||Tamela Mann|
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1966|
|Age||56 years old|
|Place of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, the United States|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter and actress|
|Height||5 ft 4|
|Net worth||$6 million (estimated)|
About Tamela Mann’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, Tamela Mann is married to her husband David Mann. They have been married since 1988 (34 years).
Tamela Mann’s other boyfriends
Interestingly, Tamela Mann’s only publicly known relationship is with her husband of 34 years (and counting), David Mann.
About Tamela Mann’s marriage with David Mann
David Anthony Mann Sr. is an American actor and gospel singer. He was born August 7, 1966, in fort Worth, Texas, United States. David Mann is popularly known for his portrayal of Deacon Brown in “Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns”. David Mann is currently 56 years old.
David and Tamela Mann met when they were still in high school through a mutual friend. They were both in the choir for Kirk Franklin’s album, “Kirk Franklin and The Family (Live)”. About their relationship, Tamela Mann said:
“We were doing that secret lover stuff. We were the oldest and no one knew it. We weren’t sure because we were both talking to other people.”
Love bloomed between the couple and they tied the knot in 1988. David Mann had a daughter from a previous relationship that Tamela took in as her own. However, five years into their marriage, another woman claimed that David Mann was her daughter’s father. Tamela Mann said that at the time, she felt like she had already accepted one child and asking her to take on another was too much.
David Mann said:
“I felt like I was alone . I felt like she was leaving me. She was like, ‘You got this baby mama to deal with and that babay mama tto deal with’, and she was like, ‘Where do I fit in? I’m going to get lost’. I had to let her know, ‘It’s you and me against all this stuff. So it’s you and me against the world'”.
Tamela Mann went on to say that although the incident almost ruined their marriage, her husband’s commitment to their union gave her the confidence she needed to pull through.
“I didn’t have to worry about being in the middle. It was us then everybody else.”
In 2022, David and Tamela Mann celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. In a cute post on their joint Instagram account, David Mann wrote:
“When I found her, I found a GOOD THING and now, I truly have favour with God. Forever with you just doesn’t seem long enough but I promise I’m going to make the best of our time together. I love you, Tamela Mann.”
While speaking about the key to the success of her marriage, Tamela Mann said:
“I do things to keep him turned on. It’s never a full moment. I may try to change my hair colour or change up something, especially in the bedroom. I try to make sure he’s keeping his eye on me.”
As of the time of writing this article, David and Tamela Mann are still together and going strong in love.
About Tamela Mann’s kids
Tamela Mann has two children from her marriage to David Mann. However, along with her own children, she raised her husband’s two daughters from his other affairs and her niece (the daughter of one of her sisters who died).
List of Tamela Mann’s kids
- David Mann Jr
- LaTia Mann
- Porcia Mann
- Tifanny Mann
- Sonya Hurd
a. David Mann Jr.
David Mann Jr. was born on November 7, 1988, in Texas to David Mann Sr. and Tamela Mann. He is popularly known for appearing on the BET reality series, “It’s a Mann’s World” alongside his family. Outside of his appearance on “It’s a Mann’s World”, David Mann Jr. also works as a DJ. He is currently married to Chantal Mann and they have 2 children together. As of November 2022, David Mann Jr. is 33 years old.
b. LaTia Mann
LaTia Mann (also written as La’Tia Mann) was born on May 25, 1990, in Texas to David Mann and Tamela Mann. She has also appeared on the show, “It’s a Mann’s World.” LaTia Mann is a soul singer. She also works as a personal assistant to both of her parents. LaTia Mann is currently 32 years old.
c. Porcia Mann
Porcia Mann was born on July 26, 1987, to David Mann and his former lover. She is David Mann’s daughter from a previous relationship. Porcia Mann has worked in Tillymann Inc and has also pursued a certification in court reporting. She has 3 daughters. Porcia Mann is currently 35 years old.
d. Tiffany Mann
Tiffany Mann was born on October 12, 1987, in Texas. She is David Mann’s daughter from a previous relationship. She has appeared in the Netflix series, “Orange Is The New Black”. Tiffany Mann studied Opera at Oklahoma State University and has a career in musical theatre productions. Tiffany Mann is currently 35 years old.
e. Sonya Hurd
Sonya Hurd is Tamela Mann’s niece. She is the daughter of Tamela’s late sister who the singer adopted.
About Tamela Mann’s weight loss
In April 2019, Tamela Mann joined Weight Watchers International as a weight loss ambassador. In July 2019, Mann underwent a knee replacement surgery due to her weight being too much for her knee to support. This prompted Mann to start seeking ways to lose weight. By January 2020, Tamela Mann had lost around 100 pounds.
“I just really thank God for the encouragement that he’s given me and the encouraging words, ‘You’re doing it’. This is a goal that I want to reach.”
About Tamela Mann’s net worth
As of November 2022, Tamela Mann has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Her main source of income is her career as a singer and an actress. Tamela Mann also owns her own clothing line called the Tamela Mann Collection.