Iyanla Vanzant daughter Nisa Vanzant and son Damon Vanzant are the only kids she has now. Iyanla Fix My Life family also include her two ex husbands.
Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker. author, lawyer, and TV personality. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, she is well known for her eponymous talk show, her books, and her appearances.
As the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life recently, she is seen on television. Along with her, many American speakers are renowned and Jairek Robbins is one of them.
She was born on 13 September 1953 in the back side of a taxi in Brooklyn, New York as Rhonda Eva Harris. In 1983, she was given the title Iyanla after being enlightened and determined as a priestess in the Yoruba tradition.
The speaker joined Virginia Union University and Medgar Evers College. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law and from the University of Santa Monica she pursued a Master’s degree.
By Ebony magazine, she was named one of the 100 most influential Black Americans in 2000. Of the 100 most spiritually influential living people she was listed as 7 on Watkin’s Mind Body Spirit magazine in 2012. Similarly, she is an honorary member and has received other various awards.
Throughout her career, she has been in many films, bibliographies, and TV shows. She has also given her TV guest appearances in many shows.
Nisa Vanzant Is The Third Child
Iyanla Vanzant daughter Nisa Vanzant was born in 1979. Nisa was raised along with her sibling sister Gemmis Vanzant and brother Vanzant Damon.
Nisa seems to be a private person who doesn’t share much more about her personal details. She has an Instagram account @vanzant_n with more than six hundred followers. There she shared only four posts.
The first picture she posted on her Instagram handle is of a purple flower on 26 April 2019. Then after three years, she shared the picture with a man on a beach on 30 May 2022 after church. On the same day, she again shared two photos of her on the beach in a blue and pink flower-printed dress.
Iyanla Vanzant daughter Gemmia Vanzant is the firstborn child in the family. She was born in 1969. Sadly, Gemmia passed away on Christmas Day of 2003 as a result of colon cancer. She and her mother established a New Thought seminary named Inner Visions: Institute for Spiritual Development.
Damon Is the Eldest Son of Iyanla
Iyanla Vanzant son Damon Vanzant is the CEO of CaribLife Media. Damon is boldly continuing the family legacy with the premiere of a new reality TV show later this Spring.
The show is titled CaribLife ATL on Facebook Watch.
Damon Vanzant gained a lot of hands-on experience by being a part of Fix My Live, an award-winning show, right from its 2012 debut. He has also incorporated his love of Caribbean culture and music in his new show, Carib Life Atl.
From November 2021- March 2022 he worked as a digital media producer at WeTV in a contract. For his education, he joined George Washington University and pursued event marketing. meeting and event planning course.
Throughout his career, he has skills in marketing, project management, communication, event marketing, and film production.
He is active on Instagram with the name @iyanlas_sun with more than nine thousand followers and around seven hundred posts. On his social media handle, he has shared many pictures of his mother as she seems close to her. They together have attended many functions.
Through Facebook posts of Iyanla on 12 December 2015, we got to know that her son Damon has a son. She also added that his son is a great father which reminds her she was a pretty decent mother.
More on Her Family and Married Life
Iyanla Vanzant family includes her father and mother Horace Harris and Sarah Jefferson respectively. In 1955 Iyanla mother died from breast cancer.
After the expiry of her mother when she was two years old she was then raised by paternal relatives. As being close to her father on 19 June 2016 she wrote a message for him through her Facebook account.
She has expressed her love, gratitude, and respect for him. She thanks him for giving her such a beautiful life, accepting the responsibility of guiding her through the experiences of life, for providing everything she requires and for creating the foundation and structure he gave her to guide her choices and decisions.
As per rotten tomatoes, Vanzant had her first child Damon when she was 16 with her first husband.
Is Iyanla Vanzant married?
Iyanla Vanzant is married twice and the details regarding her wedding are given below.
Charles Vanzant (1973-1979)
Charles Vanzant is the second husband of the speaker with whom she had two daughters Gemmia and Nisa. The pair got married in 1973.
He was physically abusive and she left him in 1979 taking her three children.
Adeyemi Bandele (1997-2007)
Iyanla Vanzant husband Adeyemi Bandele is a businessman and lecturer by profession. Adeyemi is known as the former husband of an American speaker Iyanla Vanzant.
Adeyemi was born in the United States of America on 24 November 1950. Adeyemi Bandele married Iyanla Vanzant in 1997 after dating for some time. The two were married for 10 years, during which time they birthed three children: Nisa Vanzant, Damon Vanzant, and Gemmia Vanzant.
The two parted ways due to frequent disagreements and fights, exacerbated by Iyanla’s suicidal ideation. Following the divorce, Iyanla Vanzant kids stayed with her.