Yes Lawd! “R&B Divas'” Claudette Ortiz Has A Sister Who’s Just As Gorgeous As Her

Posted On : September 15, 2017
Claudette Ortiz; (inset photo) City High: Ryan Toby, Claudette Ortiz, Robbie Pardlo

When singer, Claudette Ortiz, rose to fame with the popular R&B/Hip Hop group, City High back in the late 90s and early 2000’s, fans were immediately captivated with her. From her beautiful voice to her bangin’ looks, fans everywhere were diggin’ her. Although City High’s reign didn’t last long, Claudette did manage to gain a newfound audience when she became a cast mate on R&B Divas L.A. in 2015. She starred on the show alongside singers, Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue), Lil’ Mo, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Chante’ Moore, and Michel’le.

R&B Divas (L-R): Dawn Robinson, Lil’ Mo, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Chante’ Moore, Michel’le

Even now at the age of 36, Claudette is still turning heads because she’s just as beautiful as she was years ago. And although on R&B Divas L.A. we learned about some struggles she’s had since City High’s demise, what we didn’t learn was that there’s a woman who bears a striking resemblance to her. If you think Claudette is all dat and a bag of chips like we used to say back in the day, you’ll be surprised to see that she and her sister share that same natural beauty. Check out Claudette and her sister, Chanel, below…

Meet Chanel:

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Claudette and her sister, Chanel, have the same father, but different mothers and it’s cool to see that they’re obviously pretty close. Although they don’t share family photos often, there have been a few to capture the attention of social media users. Chanel shared the below cool picture with Claudette and their Pops…

Claudette Ortiz with her father and sister

Here’s another throwback photo Claudette posted with her sister and her son.

Fam! Look at my big boy! Lol #fam #mysonisturningintoaman #merrynewyear @nobelchanel

A post shared by Claudette Ortiz (@myclaudette) on

Life & Struggles After City High:

When Claudette walked away from City High after the release of the group’s first album, she turned her attention to her family with the focus of raising her children, Daunte, Joel, and Bella. During a previous interview, Claudette revealed just how important family is to her.  “My children are my everything, they are wonderful kids, they are very well behaved, they love their mommy and to listen to me sing, or to see me do certain things. … Of course, they have their little moments because they’re growing and they’re people too. But they are amazing children I was blessed to be their mother,” explained Ortiz.

Claudette’s transition from fame back to regular society didn’t come without struggles though. On R&B Divas, she revealed that she had been homeless and that she was sadly raped when she was much younger. In past interviews, she also revealed that she received little financial help from one of her children’s father and although the other one (her ex-husband of 11 years and former group member, Ryan Toby) is a very good father to their two children, he, too, had struggles financially. So she did what she had to do, by working a few various jobs and today she says she’s much stronger and humbled by having experienced those things.

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