The rapper Coolio died immediately, probably of a coronary heart assault, on September 28, 2022. That has quite a lot of followers questioning whether or not Coolio left behind a spouse.
Coolio was 59 years old. “Law enforcement sources inform TMZ … paramedics had been referred to as to a home in Los Angeles round 4 PM for a medical emergency and once they obtained there they pronounced Coolio expired,” TMZ reported.
Was Coolio married? Not anymore.
He did have an ex-wife, nevertheless. Her title is Josefa Salinas, and so they had been married from 1996 by way of 2000. Coolio’s actual title was Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
Here’s what you have to know:
Coolio Had Four Children With His Ex Wife
Coolio had 4 youngsters with Salinas. She is on Instagram, the place she periodically gave shout-outs to the rapper.
On July 2, 2022, she wrote, “Its OFFICIAL !!!!! Congratulations to @coolio ! Gangsta Paradise hit ONE BILLION views!!!! Only 200 songs out of 80 million on @youtube are on this membership! Welcome residence the place you belong @coolio Well deserved! #thingsjosefaknows #onebillionclub2022 #westside #gangstaparadise #jobwelldone.”
On Twitter, she describes herself as, “radio persona, writer, speaker, motivator, mom, sister, good friend.”
Her radio station bio reads,
Like you, Josefa Salinas dreamed of someday making the world a greater place as a baby. Since her adolescence, that singular need has guided a lot of her life selections, from making a stellar profession in media and leisure, to founding a nonprofit group and launching her personal radio networks. Josefa’s distinctive out of the field pondering caught the attention of The White House the place she was not too long ago honored with being one of many few chosen nationwide to hitch within the first ever South by South Lawn occasion held on the White House in October 2016.
As an on-air persona, Josefa’s sensuous, commanding voice has delighted listeners all through California for 30 years, together with 14 years on L.A.’s well-liked old-school station, HOT 92.3…
In 2008, Coolio mentioned the couple’s daughters with People Magazine.
At that point, they had been listed as Artisha, 20, Brandi, 19,and Jackie, 15. In that article, Coolio defined why he had a proper to set guidelines, saying, “I pay the payments, I make the foundations. It’s do as I say, not as I do.”
Coolio, then 45, stated he would “do the remainder of my life in jail when you mess with my youngsters” and added that he advised his daughters’ potential suitors: “…do not come round right here attempting to get nothing you ain’t getting at residence. First of all, you ain’t going to get it.”
According to HITC, Coolio additionally had a son with Salinas named Artis. That website reported that Coolio was very protecting of his youngsters.
According to The Sun, Coolio left behind 10 youngsters with a number of girls. He married Salinas in 1996; they had been solely married for 4 years, The Sun reported.
Coolio Appeared on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ With a Girlfriend
According to Yahoo, in 2013, Coolio appeared on an episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap.”
He wasn’t married, although. He appeared on the show together with his girlfriend, Mimi, and the show ended their relationship six weeks later, Yahoo reported.
The lady who swapped companions with Mimi toiled away “scrubbing bathrooms and flooring whereas Coolio snored away in mattress,” and this made Mimi understand, “Our relationship sucks, it actually does,” Yahoo reported.
Mimi had labored as an unique dancer.