Love the songs “Heaven Sent,” “I should have cheated,” and “Trust”?
Do you know that on the night of his murder, Tupac Shakur promised to Keyshia Cole that he would help her achieve her dream about becoming a famous singer?
Did you hear that she was adopted by family friends and didn’t meet her biological father until 2016?
Want to find out more about the life and work of this famous American singer, songwriter, actress, and Television personality? We collected the important and interesting details of Keyshia’s biography for you. Let’s take a look.
Life before popularity
Keyshia’s biological parents are Virgil Hunter, the boxing trainer, and Frankie Lons.
Her mother had drug issues that landed her in jail. Because of that family friends Larry and Yvonne Cole adopted two years old Keyshia that took their last name, too.
Her biological father didn’t even know that Frankie was pregnant, so they didn’t meet until 2016. A paternity test confirmed the pair’s connection.
Keyshia knew at the age of 12 when she met MC Hammer and Tupac Shakur that she wants to become a world-famous singer. With that aim, 18 years old Cole has moved to Los Angeles to begin the career.
Her first album “The Way It Is” came in 2005 and was an absolute hit. It’s sold in 1.6 copies. The second album “Just Like You” in 2007 also had great success, just as the third “A Different Me” in 2008. They all went platinum.
The other three albums “Calling All Hearts” in 2010, “Woman to Woman” in 2012 and “Point of No Return” in 2015, in comparison with the first three, weren’t so popular.
Keyshia also starred in three reality television shows: “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” “Keyshia Cole: All In,” and “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First.”
Marriage, Kids, Love Life
Keyshia married former NBA star, Daniel Gibson. They engaged on New Year’s Day in 2010 and got their first child Daniel Hiram Gibson Junior three months later. During that period, Cole and Daniel planned their wedding. While they had a ceremony on 21st May 2011, they had a renewal ceremony just a few months later on Hawaii that served as their “official” wedding. Their marriage dissolved in 2014, and the formal divorce came up in 2017.
In 2018 Keyshia (37) started dating 23 years old rapper Niko Khale. On 4th May this year, she announced that they are expecting a baby boy.
Keyshia Cole Net Worth 2023
Keyshia isn’t just a successful R&B star, but also a businesswoman. She was earning over a million dollars a year from her music and concerts and made thousands of dollars per episode for each one of her reality television series. Also, Cole created a shoe line with Steve Madden. All of the above made her net worth $10,000,000.