Who Are the Children of Rick James? A Look into the Family of the Late Singer
Rick James was an R&B-influenced singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. And despite the fact that it has been over 15 years since his untimely death, his legacy is carried on by millions of adoring fans around the world and his offspring.
This article describes the legendary musician’s children and personal life.
Rick James Has Four Kids
Two of James’ four children are with former vocalist and songwriter Syville Morgan: daughter Tyenza and son Rick James Jr. From 1982 to 1984, he dated actress Linda Blair after his breakup with Morgan.
After he read an interview in which she described him as attractive, he reached out to her. Unfortunately, she became expectant after their union but had an abortion. James wrote about it in his autobiography, as it was a painful decision.
James dated Tanya Hijazi after meeting her in 1989. In 1993, they greeted their only child together, son Tazman. The couple sealed the knot in 1996 and divorced six years later in 2002.
The legendary musician also has a son named Trey Hardesty James, but his mother’s identity is unknown.
Teena Marie assisted in the upbringing of Rick James Jr.
Although it is unclear when James and Teena Marie began dating, their closeness was evident from their friendship and frequent collaborations. Their professional partnership endured until 2004 when she released her album La Doa, which featured their duet ‘I Got You.’
However, Marie and James’ relationship was much more profound than that; she even raised his son, Rick James Jr. She described how she came to be responsible for Rick Jr.
After Rick James’ death, Tyenza took over his estate.
Tyenza, the eldest of James’ four children, functions as the president of his estate. She engaged in music, despite her father’s wishes for her to avoid it, just like her father.
In addition to managing her father’s estate, Tyenza serves as CEO of Stone City Brand.
Tyenza has her own two daughters, Charisma and Jasmine. Charisma has already given birth to two children, named Harmony and Zy’aire.