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Full NameVernell Varnado
First NameVernell
Last NameVarnado
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CityMagnolia, Mississippi
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseBeverly Tate
No Of Children1
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Date of BirthDecember 13,1949
Age74 years

Vernell Varnado is an actor known for his work in the films All Eyez on Me and Make It Rain, but he is best recognized for being a father to his Rap’s legend son, Snoop Dogg

Vernell served as military personnel back in 1969 and later worked as a mail carrier

He was also a Vietnam veteran singer

Snoop Dogg’s mentor is Dr. Dre

His musical career was shaped by his mentor, Dr. Dre, the co-founder of gangsta rap group N.W.A. 

Snoop was imprisoned several times before actually pursuing his music career

In his early days, he used to make homemade rap tapes with his group, which included Dr. Dre, Warren G

His talent was acknowledged by the legendry producer rapper, Dr. Dre

Since then, he became his mentor and introduced him to the world

He featured him on his single Deep Cover and later became the key rapper on his successful hit The Chronic

After a year, in 1993, he introduced his first solo debut, Doggystyle, which his mentor produced, which held the platinum record

He continued giving his most significant hits after he was proven guilty in a murder case

He considers his mentor as his brother.

Snoop Dogg (left) with his mentor Dr.Dre (right)
Snoop Dogg (left) with his mentor Dr.Dre (right) Source: Rollingstone

Unsuccessful marriage

Vernell was married to Beverly Tate a long time back. 

Because of the unhealthy marital relationship between them, they decided to part their ways

Vernell Varnado's Ex Wife Beverly Tate
Vernell Varnado's Ex Wife Beverly Tate Source: Familytron

Abandoned his wife and son

Vernell abandoned his wife after she gave birth to his son, Snoop, on 20th October in 1971

He became an absentee father while his spouse became a single parent to raise her children

He left them when Snoop was just three months old

His wife later re-married Calvin Cordozar Broadus in 1970, but her relationship with him ended in divorce after five years of marriage.

Only child 

Snoop Dogg was named Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., after his step-father because of Vernell's absence in his son’s life

He is the biological father to his only son, Snoop

His nickname Snoop was given by his mother to a fictional character from the Peanuts Cartoon, which later became a household name.

Relationship with his son

Although Vernell remained absent in his son’s life in his early days, Vernell shares a cordial relationship with his son these days.  

Vernell Varnado with son Snoop Dogg.
Vernell Varnado with son Snoop Dogg. Source: Instagram

He has a good relationship with his grandchildren too. They often spend quality time with each other.


Snoop shares two half-brothers from the maternal side

His mother gave birth to her children with her three different partners

He has a younger brother, Bing Worthington Jr, a successful businessman and a producer, and an older half-brother, Jerry Wesley Carter.

Snoop Dogg with his younger half-brother
Snoop Dogg with his younger half-brother Source: Pinterest

Surprise vow renewal ceremony

Snoop married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, in the year 1997

Because of growing differences, the couple filed for divorce in 2004 after giving birth to their three children, Corde in 1994, Cordell in 1997, and only daughter, Cori Broadus in 1999

However, the divorce procedure was cancelled

At the time, the two were separated but were in terms of trying to sort things out

In 2008, he organized a surprise vow renewal ceremony for his wife

The ceremony was at Charli Wilson’s house, accompanied by 200 guests.

Snoop Dog Family
Snoop Dog Family Source: Capitalfm

Snoop Dogg thanked himself?

Snoop was captured in an event where he started giving speeches. In the beginning, he thanked the committee and all the people of Hollywood

He elaborated, saying that they are the ones who put this together, which let Snoop feel worthy enough to have his name on a star in Hollywood

Snoop says he appreciates the love of becoming a Hollywood for a long time, looking down on the ground at these stars and just imagining what it would be like to be down there one day. 

He shared having a great feeling to look out here and see all the people around who make him who he is, the fans, and everyone out there. 

Snoop also gave a shout-out to his A1 from day one. DJ Warren G. Snoop revealed how DJ Warren G believed his Snoop Dogg was Snoop Dogg and believed itself. 

So, Snoop looks at today as the day they can celebrate as homeboys because he believed in Snoop when he didn’t believe in himself. 

So, he pointed to G-dub and said this is their star Big Homie. Snoop also gave a shout-out to all the people behind the scenes that helped Snoop become who he is. 

Here, the artist mentioned that he was talking about his mom, dad, aunties, and the people in his life growing up. 

Also, he included his mentors and his spouse for being his backbone, being strong enough to stay down with him, and understanding what he was doing and what he was trying to do best. 

Moreover, he thanked all the people behind the scenes who used to go against him when he used to battle with the battle rapper. 

Lastly, he also mentioned Dr. Dre for believing in him when he was nothing. Snoop expresses his love to Dr. Dre for being in his hard, real, and good times. 

In the end, Snoop thanked himself for believing in himself, doing all that hard work, having no days off, never quitting, being a giver and trying to give more than he receives, and for being himself at all times. 

Snoop loves sports

The rapper loves sports, specifically football and basketball. 

His favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, LA Dodgers, and the LA Lakers

Net worth

His exact net worth is under review. 

As a legendry rapper, his son has amassed a huge amount from his career as a singer, an actor, producer, and much more. 

He is one of the wealthiest rappers

 yearNet Worth
Snoop Dog2020$150 million
  Source: rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur


  1. He was born on 13th December 1949. He is currently 70 years old.

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