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Full NameDeborah Elizabeth Sawyer
First NameDeborah
Middle NameElizabeth
Last NameSawyer
Professionpainter and artist
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
No Of Children2

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is an American painter and artist by profession. 

But she is known for being the mother of American singer, rapper, and songwriter Doja Cat.

Who Is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s Ex-Husband?

Deborah met Dumisani Dlamini, who is a South African actor, producer, and composer in the United States. 

Dumisani was on tour for his musical drama, Sarafina! and when it ended, he decided to stay in the United States.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s ex-husband Dumisani Dlamini.
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s ex-husband Dumisani Dlamini. Photo Source: YouTube

They both eventually started dating and fell madly in love with each other. And then they got married

They were happily married until Deborah began to feel homesick and wanted to move back to South Africa with his family. 

But things did not work out, and they got separated.

After her separation from Dumisani, there has been no information about whether Deborah is dating someone or she is married.

From her marriage with Dumisani, Deborah has two kids. One of her kids is Doja Cat.

Meet Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s Daughter Doja Cat

Doja is born as Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, Doja Cat is her professional name. 

She is a famous American singer, rapper, and songwriter who rose to fame after the release of the music video of the song “Mooo!” which also went viral in the year 2018.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter Doja Cat.
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter Doja Cat. Photo Source: BBC

She started singing at an early age. 

When she was a teenager, she used to make and release music on SoundCloud

After she was 17, she signed a joint record deal with RCA Records and Kemosabe Records.

Doja Cat Relationship

In 2019, Doja met Indie artist Johnny Utah who also goes by JAWNY

Doja first noticed Johnny when she found his music video “Honeypie” on YouTube. 

Doja did not like the song, but she was impressed by the way Johnny moved.

Then she went on commenting on Johnny’s Instagram, and Johnny also commented on one of her Instagram posts. 

That was the beginning of their relationship

Then Johnny put his notification on so that he would be alerted when Doja made a post, and he would comment on something funny and grab her attention.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter, Doja Cat with her ex-boyfriend Johhny Utah.
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter, Doja Cat with her ex-boyfriend Johhny Utah. Photo Source: Glamour Fame

When Doja posted a picture, Johnny made a comment, which was 

"Hey girl, I just showed this pic to my little cousin, and I told him that we're together. Don't make me look like a liar now. He looks up to me.”

The comment got thousands of likes. After that, both of them started talking, and their love affair began. 

After dating for some time, things did not work out for both of them, and they eventually broke up.

She broke the news of her break up through a live Instagram video on February 2020. 

Doja also said that even they spilled, she is in good terms with her ex. 

She added that she does not like to keep tabs on her ex on social media, so she has unfollowed him

Currently, Doja is said to be single.

Doja has also come out as a bisexual and said that she likes both men and women.

Doja, Her Daughter Sharing About Dropping From High School

Doja Cat family is South African. Her dad is from Durban, South Africa, but she is from California. She was born in Tarzana, and then she immediately moved to New York and then the Bronx. 

They lived there for five years and moved backed to the valley in Oak Park and lived there till she was twelve. She was into dance and skating, but she stopped skating when she moved to the city. 

Doja shared about her dropping out of her High School when she was in eleventh because she was more into after school kinds of stuff and dance battles.

 She was sixteen when she started taking music seriously. Talking about her father, she said that he is a fantastic dancer.

 She didn’t know unless a day before her interview with ‘VladTV.’ Her mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, showed her a video of his performance on YouTube

Deborah is a painter, but at present, she is in designing men’s clothing. She is more on like computer designing and Photoshop stuff. 

As per Doja, in the beginning, she wanted to rap first rather than singing. She signed RCA records after a year of her ‘So High’ in 2013. 

She added she was never into making beats and producing until her boyfriend gifted her a MIDI keyboard called Akai-249 as a Christmas Gift. 

They then talked about her song ‘Moo’ and how it was a success and the concept behind it. When asked was there any work done to her, she mentioned that people always say her she has got her nose or lip done, but it’s all-natural.

 She mentions that she wanted to do her eyelashes extensions at one point, but she hasn’t.

Doja Cat racist comment controversy

Video of Doja Cat being in public chat started to surface where Doja was being racist and laughing at racist jokes. 

Doja had previously mentioned in an interview about being part of online chatrooms. 

Her song “DinduNuffin from 2015 also surfaced online, which has mocked black people who have lost their life from police brutality. 

Later Doja herself addressed the rumor through her Instagram, saying that she used chat room sites when she was a kid to socialize and never had any racist conversation. 

She claimed that she is a black woman and half of her family is black from South Africa, and she is very proud of where she came from. 

She denied the rumor of being part of a racist comment on the online chat room.

Net Worth

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer has a decent earning through her career as an artist and a painter

She was passionate about art and painting since she was a kid, which she pursued as her profession. 

The details about her net worth are not available. 

But her daughter has a huge net worth, which she has earned in her singing career, which can be seen below.

S.N.NameNet Worth
1Doja Cat$2 million


  1. Deborah’s daughter Doja Cat was born in the year 1995 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  2. She celebrates her birthday on 21st October every year, which makes her 24 years of age as of July 2020.

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Updated On Wed Sep 23 2020 Published On Sat Jul 04 2020 By paper-boat

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