Known for his relaxed aura and love of marijuana Snoop Dogg is definitely a member of the royal rap family. He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. on October 20 1971 to Beverly Broadus and Vernell Varnado. Vernell was an absent father which is probably why the rapper was named after his stepfather who had the same name. No doubt Snoop Dogg’s sons and daughter have a better father for this reason or are they?
From his humble beginnings as a gang activist arresting and distributing mixtapes Snoop has come a long way. Since 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre the artist has learned the ropes of the trade and his unique casual style has distinguished him. All this time he hasn’t neglected to start a family and who better to do it than a high school student’s heart has he? Let’s see how it went for them.
Snoop Dogg’s Wife
The date was June 14 1997 the venue was the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey California and the occasion was Snoop Dogg’s wedding ceremony. Shante Broadus (née Taylor) is Snoop’s “ride or die” being with him before he raised his $135 million fortune. Their love boat hit an iceberg 7 years later when the artist filed for divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences”.
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Shante must have impressed her for a long time because the artist who was temporarily lost in her fame found her way back to her. Snoop surprised his unsuspecting wife on January 12, 2008. He planned a vow renewal ceremony on Charlie Wilson’s 20-acre ranch and in front of 200 guests they said once again: “Yes I do”.
This year on the 19th anniversary of their love Snoop took the world “Awww on a trip when he posted a beautiful picture of him and his wife at their high school prom. He said it all: “19 years old today happy birthday since the first day”. Thank you for my children. The couple has three children together, Corde Cordell and Cory.
Snoop Dogg’s Children
As mentioned above the star and his wife have three children together Corde Cordell and Cori Broadus. The list would be incomplete if we did not add the name, Julian Corrie Broadus. In 2007 he had a son with his former high school lover Laurie Helmond. He was recently recognized as one of Snoop Dogg’s sons but Laurie claims that Snoop knew it from the beginning. Without further ado let’s meet Snoop Dogg’s sons and daughter.
Snoop Dogg’s Sons
Until 2007 we all thought the artist had two sons now we know the truth let’s dig a little deeper.
Snoop Dogg’s Son; Corde Broadus
The eldest son of his parents Corde Calvin Broadus nicknamed ‘Spank’ by his father was born in 1994. A rope was a phenomenal football player in high school and this was made more obvious when UCLA offered him a football scholarship. In short, he refused to pursue a musical career like his famous father. We hope it will work for him.
Corde attracted a lot of media attention when he sent a picture of his father and him smoking weed together on Twitter. It has caused a social media frenzy and Snoop goes a lot of backward lashes for his parenting skills and choices.
In response, he told the Hollywood Reporter: “My children can do whatever they want it would be hypocritical of me to say otherwise. Many mothers have no relationship with their children and that’s where they get high have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Well, he told them well!
More recently in January 2015, our boy Spank made an addition to the Broadus clan. He and his partner Jessica Kyzer welcomed their son Sion into the world. Needless to say, the whole family was delighted.
He was born and in February 1997 and like his brother he has crazy skills with a football. Like his brother, after joining the UCLA Bruins the first-year student dropped out of the sport. This must have been embarrassing for his father who earlier made a big deal of his commitment for the day UCLA was signed when Cordell was only in high school.
When UCLA head coach Jim Mora told him he wanted to pursue a career in film and that he would rather focus on it. This momentary madness had to end because he said he was training again and planning to join the UCLA Bruins in spring training this year.
Julian Corrie Broadus
aka Snoop Dogg’s secret son, Julian was born in 1998. It was the product of an extramarital affair that the star had with a former high school student Laurie Helmond. The star knew the boy from the beginning but he made the headlines in 2007. Apparently, the artist was not an ideal father for Julian he was in fact an absent father. Compared to this Julian tells Fameolous: “I’m almost an adult so my mind is not as heavy as it used to be”.
I always knew that music was the reason for my life but I pushed it away by trying not to be like my father” he says. But I got older and stopped pushing him away and I’ve never felt so passionate about anything. So someone will certainly follow in his father’s footsteps.
Snoop Dogg’s Daughter
The baby of the house affectionately nicknamed ‘Shock’ by his father was born only one year after his stepbrother in 1999. Cori Broadus follows in her father’s footsteps and began her musical career in 2011 with one of her first singles entitled ‘Do My Thang’. She is also featured on her father’s album ‘No Guns Allowed’ in 2015 while he was still in his Snoop Lion phase.
In 2011 an unexpected tragedy struck the Broadus family. Cori has been diagnosed with lupus a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Shante and I have cried a thousand times” Snoop told People Magazine.
Cori is definitely a fighter and her parents have confirmed that she is winning the battle against the disease which at one point took all her hair. The starlet looks good now and we expect great things from her.
Quick Facts About Snoop Dogg
|Date of Birth:||20 October 1971|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Name||Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr|
|Birth Place/City||Long Beach, California|
|Net Worth||$ 135 Million|
|Weight in KG||77 KG|
|Married to||Shante Broadus (m. 1997)|
|Children||Cordell Broadus, Corde Broadus, Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus|
|Education||Long Beach Polytechnic High School|
|Awards||MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop 2005|
|Movies||Pitch Perfect 2|
|TV Show||Trailer Park Boys|
|Albums||Doggystyle, The Dogfather|