Doja Cat Bio: Age, Origin, Parents, Relationships, Kids

Who is Doja Cat?

Doja Cat is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. She came into the limelight in 2018 with her hit single “Mooo!”, which became a viral song on YouTube and other platforms. Some of Doja Cat’s other popular songs include: “Kiss Me More”, “Woman” and “Need to Know”.

Doja Cat’s real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. She was born on October 21, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 27 years old as of June 2023.

Doja Cat’s origin

Doja Cat is of mixed ethnicity. Her father, A South African native, is of Zulu ethnicity, while her mother is of mixed Jewish and Caucasian descent. This makes the singer’s ethnic background mixed due to her parents’ different roots.

Doja Cat’s early life and childhood

Doja Cat was born in the Tarzana neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California, into an artistic family. Her mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, is an American graphic designer of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. While her father, Dumisani Dlamini, is a South African performer of Zulu descent.

According to reports, Doja Cat’s parents met during a US tour for the international film “Sarafina” in 1986. Unfortunately, they got divorced and Doja Cat’s father left the US to return to his birth country and stayed for close to two decades while her mother stayed with the kids.

After Doja’s birth, the family moved from Tarzana to Rye, New York, where Doja Cat lived for five years with her maternal grandmother who is an architect and painter. At the age of eight, she returned to California with her mother and brother to live at the Sai Anantam Ashram, a community in Agoura Hills where she practised Hinduism for four years.

About Doja Cat’s father- Dumisani Dlamini

Dumisani Dlamini is a South-African singer, composer, film producer, and actor. He was born on 23 October 1963 in Durban, South Africa. He is 59 years old as of June 2023.

He is known for being in the original Broadway production of the Tony-nominated musical “Sarafina” which also starred Whoopi Goldberg. He got married to Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer (Doja Cat’s mother) and they have two children together. However, the marriage fell apart for undisclosed reasons. As a result of this, Dlamini returned to his home country.

Dumisani Dlamini.

Unfortunately, Doja Cat hasn’t had a very good relationship with her biological father. The singer said that she didn’t have any interactions with Dumisani, and only knew what her mom would tell her.

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2021, she said:

It’s a little strange to see everybody else with their dad, and you didn’t even really have one.

In another interview with Radio One DC in 2019, she said:

He’s an incredible dancer and a great actor, but yeah, no. I don’t know him very well.

Doja Cat’s father Dumisani Dlamini in “Sarafina” movie.

About Doja Cat’s mother- Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a Jewish-American painter. She is best known as the mother of Doja Cat. She was born on January 1, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 53 years old as of June 2023. She got married to Dumisani Dlamini (Doja Cat’s father) and they have two children together. Sawyer and Dlamini were married for some years before separating. She kept custody of the children while Dumisani returned to his home country.

Doja Cat’s mom Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer.

Doja Cat’s siblings

Social media reports claim that Doja Cat has a twin brother and several other half-siblings but the singer has not personally addressed these reports of having a twin brother.

However, it is known that Doja Cat has a brother who fans believe has been a great influence on Doja Cat’s style and taste in music. In an interview with Fader in 2019, Doja Cat revealed that she has other siblings who live in different cities. The interview appears to confirm the reports that the singer has about seven half-siblings. Unfortunately, detailed information about Doja Cat’s siblings is scarce at this time.

Doja Cat’s education

Doja Cat dropped out of high school at the age of 16 while in her junior year. According to reports, she was fascinated by the internet and taught herself how to rap, sing, and make beats. In an interview with GQ in 2020, she said:

I wasn’t going to school. I dropped out of the eleventh grade, so I had all the equipment I needed. It wasn’t good. It was GarageBand and SoundCloud, where I could post stuff.”

Doja Cat’s wiki profile

Full nameAmala Ratna Zandile Dlamini
Stage nameDoja Cat
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, United States.
Date of birthOctober 21, 1995.
Age27 years old.
CareerRapper, Singer, Songwriter and Record producer
Marital statusIn a relationship (rumoured)
Partner J. Cyrus (rumoured)
ParentsDumisani Dlamini (Father)
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer (Mother)
Education N/A

Doja Cat’s marriage and wedding 

As of the time of publishing this article (June 2023), Doja Cat is unmarried and does not have a husband. Recently, she is reported to be in a relationship with American music producer and comedian J. Cyrus also known as Jeffrey Cyrus. The pair sparked dating rumours in 2022 after being spotted together. Before this, the singer has been in several relationships.

J. Cyrus.

About Doja Cat’s rumoured boyfriend – J. Cyrus

J. Cyrus is the rumoured boyfriend of Doja Cat. He was born on February 19, 1987, in New Orleans, Los Angeles, United States. He is 36 years old as of June 2023.

He attended Middle Tennessee State University. He also graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He came into the limelight through Vine, an entertainment network where he used to post comic short videos before the app’s shutdown in January 2017. According to reports, Doja Cat and Jeffrey Cyrus were first spotted together in New York City in November 2022. They were also photographed kissing on a yacht and getting cozy in Los Cabos, Mexico in June 2023. Despite the multiple PDAs, the pair are yet to publicly confirm their relationship.

Doja Cat and J. Cyrus.

List of Doja Cat’s past relationships 

Below is a list of the men Doja Cat has dated in the past:

  1. Doja Cat was in a relationship with Jawny in 2019.
  2. Doja Cat was in a relationship with French Montana in 2020.
  3. Doja Cat was rumoured to have been in a relationship with Bree Runway in 2021.
  4. Doja Cat was rumoured to have been in a relationship with Lil Dicky in 2021.
  5. Doja Cat was rumoured to have been in a relationship with Joji in 2022.

About Doja Cat’s relationship with Jawny

Jawny is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was formerly known as Johnny Utah. His full name is Jacob Lee-Nicholas Sullenger. He was born on December 23, 1995, in Fairfield, California, United States. He is 27 years old as of June 2023.

Doja Cat and Jawny met in 2019 and had a brief relationship shortly after. They shared details of how they met during an Instagram live session.

They shared:

I found his music video for ‘Honeypie,’ and I didn’t like the song. But I liked the way you moved. I don’t know. It was your pants. I was like, ‘Oh, I like your pants.’ I went to his YouTube video and commented on his Instagram, and I was like, ‘I love you, baby.’ And he said ‘I love you.’ And then he commented on one of my pictures and said something clever and funny.

Despite the sweet way they met, their relationship didn’t last long as they broke up the following year. Following their split, Doja Cat took to her Instagram Live to explain that she and Jawny are no longer together but still on good terms.

She said:

Everything is OK. I unfollowed my ex-boyfriend and everything is OK. We have been cool. Nothing weird going on. No drama, or weird sh*t going on. Sh*t just didn’t work out.

Doja Cat and Jawny Utah.

About Doja Cat’s rumoured relationship with French Montana

French Montana is a Moroccan-American rapper. He was born on November 8, 1984, in Casablanca, Morocco. He is 38 years old as of June 2023.

Doja Cat and French Montana sparked dating rumours in January 2022 when French Montana posted a series of video clips on his Instagram Story. In the videos, he was hanging out with Doja Cat at the Atlantis Hotel’s water park and adjoining beach area in the Bahamas. French Montana captioned the post “Africans in the Bahamas” while Doja left a comment “Love you brother” to which French replied, “Love you more”.

It was never confirmed whether anything romantic ever transpired between Doja and French Montana.

Doja Cat and French Montana.

About Doja Cat’s relationship with Lil Dicky

Lil Dicky is an American rapper, comedian, and actor. He was born on March 15, 1988, in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 35 years old as of June 2023.

After Doja Cat appeared on an episode of Lil Dicky’s show “Dave” in 2021, viewers began to wonder if their chemistry moved over to real life. On the show, Lil Dicky’s character Dave matched with Doja Cat (who played herself) on a dating app. However, neither of them ever addressed the speculations.

Lil Dicky.

Doja Cat’s kids

As of the time of publishing this article (June 2023), Doja Cat is not a mother and does not have any kids.

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