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Facts of Valerie Vaughn

Full NameValerie Vaughn
First NameValerie
Last NameVaughn
ProfessionProfessional Teacher
EthnicityAfrican- American
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAlfonzy Vaughn III
No Of Children3
EducationAndrew Jackson High School of Queens, Kentucky, Queens College, the City University of New York in Flushing, New York, Walden University
Date of BirthMay 11,1966
Age58 years
Married DateMarch,2002

Valerie Vaughn, popularly known as the ex-wife of Joseph Simmons, also known as Rev. She is a teacher by profession based in the United States. 

She is the mother of reality stars Angela Simmons and Vanessa Simmons, who star in the reality TV show, Growing Up Hip Hop.

Married, Husband

In 1983, Vaughn got married to Joseph Ward Simmons, better known by the name Rev. 

Run is a musician, rapper, and actor. The couple has three kids together, Angela Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, and Joseph "Jojo" Ward Simmons Jr. 

In 1992, their marriage came to an end after Simmons was accused of rape. The rapper was accused of assaulting a 22-year-old fan after a show in 1989. 

The judge later dismissed the case due to a lack of evidence, exonerating Simmons of all charges. 

Simmons confessed that he slept with her, although he didn't rape her. So, Vaughn filed for divorce.

She also has a daughter, Dayan Danielle, from another relationship. In March 2002, Valerie got married to Alfonzy Vaughn III. 

He attended Westbury High School and is originally from Westbury, New York. He currently lives in Queens, New York. 

Alfonzy and Valerie Vaughn have a daughter together named Tiffany. 

In 2018, she posted a picture of her with her husband, mentioning him a Happy Anniversary and their 18 years of being together.

However, she keeps her relationship very private, so what her husband does for a living is yet to be known. 

Valerie and her husband taking vows of marriage back in 2000
Valerie and her husband taking vows of marriage back in 2000. (Source: Valerie's Facebook)

Rev revealed the secrets to lasting love

Rev and his current wife, Justine, were captured, revealing the secrets to lasting love. However, on asking Justine what made him stand up from the crowd? 

Justine instantly replies that he looks cute. The lady shared that when she met him, he wasn’t the Rev Run yet and was just the son of Kurtis Blow

And she says that he stood in one spot and did not do what he does now. Nevertheless, Rev did his thing. 

Lady recalls she gave her phone number to him, and the rest is history. Justine also shared that she was there with her two girlfriends. 

When Rev signed the autograph for her first girlfriend, Rev’s tongue kissed her, and the same goes with the second. 

Lastly, Rev said that love is not just looking into each other’s eyes but looking in the same direction or page. 

Also tells you to listen to the whispers so that you don’t have to scream. 

Lastly, sharing that you should be attentive to your mate, you want to know when they are discontent when they are unhappy, and if you go through that down path, you know how to navigate the marriage; Rev added.

Rev began as a DJ

Despite Run being a well-known name now, he did start his career becoming a DJ. Young Rev was taught by Kurtis Blow himself then and started his path as DJ Run

Kurtis shared that at that time, knowing and calling someone your son was a huge compliment, the same as calling someone your protege. 

Kurtis even said that when he was signed, Rev had remained his DJ for a while too. 

Further adding that Rev was his disco son, claiming that they did play music and had big fun too. 

Other than that, Rev was then named as Protégé of the Year Award by Jordan. Also, the artist was honored as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI Urban Awards

In the year 2011, Rev was a special guest in churches, including Grapevine Fellowship Church and Texas Bay Area Fellowship Church

Nevertheless, in 2014, the Rev series, Rev. Run’s Renovation, and Rev. Run’s Sunday Suppers premiered. 

Her kids opened up about the pressure of being the kids of Rev growing up

Her kids, Angela, JoJo, and Vanessa, while appearing on The Breakfast Club, talked about what it was like growing up as a kid of a famous rapper and if it was pressure. 

They said their parents didn’t make it too hard. They didn’t make it feel like pressure. 

While JoJo humorously added that he has a lot of pressure. After all, he is named after his famous dad. 

JoJo also credited his father for whatever he had done for him. 

He said his father made him who he is today and made them strong-minded to deal with the cruel world and called him the best dad in the world, which both the sisters agreed upon. 

Angela also added to say that their father also let them know they could do whatever they could. 

She recalled the moment when her father, after seeing her dance in the play, said he would support her if she was interested in that. 

He said to her he would support her in whatever she wanted to do, and he is still the same, and now she is doing the same things with her kids, letting them do whatever they want.

Growing up, they were never spoiled but were balanced. 

As kids of a school teacher, a mother, and a rapper father, they always had a balance that really helped shape themselves. 

Since their mother is from Queens, they usually go to Queens, and it’s like they have the best of both worlds, and that is what made them so well grounded, they said. 

It was never hard for them to leave the mansion and go to Queens because they were so happy to go to Queens

JoJo said his dad used to get mad at him sometimes because he used to run to Queens

He used to go to school in New Jersey and would run to Queens on weekends.

Vanessa and Angela are both successful entrepreneurs. 

Vanessa, in an interview, expressed that people have a lot of misconceptions about the people that grow privileged. 

She said everything is not spoon feed to them, but the truth is that they have to work for their name.

Net Worth

She is a professional teacher. In the past, Vaughn has worked at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). 

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Though there is no proper information regarding how much Valerie earns and what was her income in the past, it's quite obvious that her ex-husband makes a decent amount, so we can assume that she enjoys some percentage of net worth from her ex-husband Joseph.

Talking about Valerie's ex-husband, Joseph was the star of the reality series "Run's House" for six seasons on MTV and enjoyed a total net worth of 70 million dollars.

So, we can assume Valerie’s net worth to be at least a million dollars.

Here is the list of Valerie's daughters and son and their net worth.

Vaughn's Child's NameNet Worth
Angela Simmons$7.5 Million
Vanessa Simmons$ 8 Million
JoJo Simons$ 2 Million

The house and car Vaughn owns are yet to be reviewed.

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Info and Highlights (Age, Birthday, Height, Body Measurements)

  1. As of 2019, she ages 53, as she was born in 1966.
  2. She celebrates her birthday on 11 May.
  3. As for education, she went to Andrew Jackson High School of Queens, Kentucky, and completed her schooling course in 1984. In 1999, she graduated from Queens College, the City University of New York, in Flushing, New York.
  4. She received a Doctor of Education from Walden University on February 18, 2018.
  5. She is an American.
  6. She belongs to African- American Ethnicity.
  7. Any information about her height and body measurements is not available, however, she seems to have a fit structure for a woman above 50 years of age.
Updated On Tue Aug 15 2023 Published On Thu Oct 31 2019 By shaumya

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