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Facts of Arnett Simmons

ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJoe Barker
No Of Children3

Arnett Simmons is the mother of DMX. She is the wife of Joe Barker.

His real name is Earl Simmons and he professionally served as a rapper, actor, and also songwriter. 

The artist had stepped into this career in the early 90s.

Arnett Simmons with her son DMX.
Arnett Simmons with her son DMX. Source: Pinterest

Is Arnett's son a married man?

To reply to the topic, yes, the artist was a married man. 

Arnett's son Earl followed the marriage rituals back in 1998 with a lady named Tashera Simmons

At that moment, DMX had already begun his successful career path and lived a happy life with his spouse. 

But living with a celebrity isn't that simple as we have thought it would be. 

Once the lady had stated in her website mentioning the pros and cons, elaborating it, they would afford all the things they ever desire, but their obstacles come along. 

Here, the difficulty refers to their life is always under the media, camera lights, and fans' view. 

Further added, she wanted to keep a distance between the judgments, criticism passed by the people. 

And their private life was all displayed on the screen.

Arnett Simmons son DMX ex wife Tashera Simmons.
Arnett Simmons son DMX ex wife Tashera Simmons. Source: Instagram

Tashera met her husband at an early age

We have known about their life after marriage, but their story from the beginning is like a movie scene. 

In her memoir, she mentioned that with her friend, she went to a lounge. 

At that time, the lady was just in her teenage, so she only grabbed a soda. 

She remembered her sister's baby father came to her and mentioned that his man wanted to meet her. 

After that, Earl started calling her, but the young Tashera refused the man's calls. 

However, at a Brown Eyes lounge, the artist dedicated a song to the lady who at first felt embarrassed but later couldn't stop her from sharing her feelings for him. 

What else, the pair started their relationship and sooner converted it into official.

Wedding vows didn't last forever?

Sadly, but it's true. The couple who had been together for so long didn't make it forever. 

Elaborating it, the couple's relationship started falling off when her man was engaged in numerous arrests and d*ug issues. 

With several tries and attempts, it didn't work out, resulting in filing for a divorce. 

The lady remembering the past days added that she had committed the mistake of sacrificing too much for her relationship. 

Also, she would repeat the mistake because the pair had started when they were too young. 

At last, Tashera stated that she had tried her best in the marriage, and now it's her turn to move on happily, after which they split up back in 2014.

DMX's death at the age of 50

Arnett Simmons son DMX.
Arnett Simmons son DMX. Source: Pinterest

Saddened, but we have to accept the fact that the artist is no more in this world. 

What had happened? Well, it's been said that DMX had faced a fatal heart attack, after which he suffered from insensibility. 

All of his fans, including ex-spouse Tashera, prayed for the speed-up recovery. 

However, his destiny was up to here, resulting in his death at 50, surrounded by his family at White Plains Hospital.

How many children does DMX have in total?

Talking about the kids, late Earl had was altogether 15. Yes, you heard it true. 

With his ex-spouse Tashera, he had four children named Xavier Simmons, Tocoma, Shawn, and Praise Mary

However, it's been stated that he has had extra affairs while he was still together with Tashera

Due to which he was a father of other 11 kids whose information is still unrevealed.

Her surprise visit to DMX worked as a tonic to heal their relationship

DMX was all in tears when he opened up about how his mom’s surprise visit to him during therapy helped them heal their relationship during an interview with TV One TV

According to him, he was doing the VH1 series ”Couples Therapy” when he was married. 

He remembered doing one of the counsel sessions where they mentioned some things to all the mothers when a lady said how he would feel if he got to see his mother right now? 

He said he didn’t know. Then a few minutes later, he saw his mom walking up to him. The moment she walked in the door was the moment where he let everything go. 

It was an emotional moment for both of them as both of them burst into tears. It was not a hurt cry, but it was like, yes, this is what I need.

DMX longed for his mother’s love and heard from her that she loved him for so many years since he never got that mommy experience. He was physically abused since childhood. 

During the GQ interview, he revealed that his mom beat two teeth out of his mouth when he was just six years old after he erased her written words from her notebook, which he found was wrong. 

He thought he was helping her, but throughout his entire life, he could not find out why his mom acted so violently. 

But DMX forgave his mom from his heart for whatever she did to him. 

He said she was abusive does not mean he didn’t love her, and that does not mean she is the same person. 

He added,

Children don’t come with a F***ing instruction manual. She was 20 at the time when she had me. Four sisters, I am the only boy. Maybe she didn’t know what to do with me.

Like most people struggle with forgiving their parents, DMX also suffered but at the same time, what he said was that until and unless you learn how to forgive others, you can’t forgive yourself.

You can’t forgive yourself if you don’t know how to forgive.

Net worth

Since Arnett Simmons's information related to income is difficult to trace, her late son DMX aka Earl Simmons, had the total estimated net worth of $1 million.

Net worth$1 million
Income SourceRapper, actor, and a songwriter


  1. Arnett's son was 50 years old when he took his last breath.

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