Ray J Biography; Age, Height, Family, Marriage, Net Worth

William Ray Norwood Jr. popularly known as Ray J is an American Singer, Actor, and Television Personality. He was born on January 17, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Carson, California. He is the younger brother of recording artist and actress Brandy Norwood and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg. Ray J took part in the Celebrity Big Brother competition for the UK’s nineteenth season in January 2017.

Ray J’s Life

Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood welcomed William Ray Norwood Jr. into the world in McComb, Mississippi. He has a multi-platinum recording artist for an elder sister named Brandy. Early in his youth, he and his family relocated from McComb, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California, and he began making appearances in various firms’ television advertisements in 1989.

Ray J started acting in television commercials in 1989 when he was just eight years old. From 1993 to 1994, he played the foster son in The Sinbad Show. Ray J’s life at this time would influence his acting career. His “easygoing personality and boyish looks attracted to the producers of Brandy’s television show, Moesha, granting him a position on the UPN series as Dorian “D-Money,” which he played from 1999 until the show’s conclusion in 2001,” according to Bradley Torreano of AllMusic.

Ray J: Profile Summary

Full Name: William Ray Norwood Jr.

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: January 17, 1981

Age: 41

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Place of Birth: McComb, Mississippi, USA

Nationality: American

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Television Personality, Entrepreneur

Active Years: 1995-present

Height: 5feet 9inches (175cm)

Weight: 163 lbs. (74kg)

Father’s Name: Willie Norwood

Mother’s Name: Sonja Norwood

Relatives: Brandy Norwood (sister), Snoop Dogg (cousin), Sasha Banks (cousin)

Spouse(s): Princess Love (m. 2016; div; 2020)

Children: 2

Net Worth: $14 Million

Ray J’s Marriage

An image of Ray J and his Wife
Ray J an his wife, Princess Love

Princess Love and Ray J got married in August 2016 at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles. The two stars are featured on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood on VH1. On May 22, 2018, their daughter Melody Love was born. Epik Ray, the couple’s son, was born on January 7, 2020. Love filed for divorce in May 2020.

Sex Tape Scandal (2007)

A pornographic home video he recorded in 2002 with his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, was made public in February 2007. Vivid Entertainment was sued by Kardashian for ownership of the tape. Late in April 2007, Kardashian abandoned the lawsuit and reached a $5 Million settlement with Vivid Entertainment.

Ray J: A Family Business

Ray J had his own reality dating show on VH1 in 2009 called For the Love of Ray J. The show debuted on February 2nd of that year. He released the For The Love of Ray J soundtrack/studio album in preparation for his performance on March 24, 2009.The second season of the show premiered on November 2, 2009. Along with his parents, Ray J and his sister Brandy Norwood debuted the VH1 reality series Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business in 2010. The show first aired in April 2010 and focused more on their family’s management and production company, R&B Productions, while also following both siblings’ behind the scene activities.

A Family Business, the soundtrack of their popular reality TV show Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, was released on June 19, 2011, by Time-Life Music, with the help of Ray J, his sister Brandy, and his father Willie Norwood Sr. From the album, he released the single “Turnin’ Me On.”

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