Teddy Riley & Ex Proud Of Grown Daughter’s Latest Accomplishments & We Can See Why
New Jack Swing innovator, Teddy Riley, has a lot to be proud of. When Riley received the Soul Train Legend Award recently, many of his fans were surprised to learn that the Blackstreet/Guy singer has eight kids: four boys and four girls. Not only is Riley a musical icon, but his children are proving that they are talented in their own right too.
Meet Dejane “Deja” Riley
Meet Dejane “Deja” Riley, Teddy’s first born from his relationship with Donna Deguzman.
Teddy’s oldest daughter, “Deja”, is an actress, singer, and accomplished dancer. Teddy proudly shared a photo of his daughter online, claiming that the roles have reversed and he’s now watching her perform on stage. Deja was featured in the Disney tv movie, Let It Shine, and she danced in Beyoncé’s video, Lemonade, as well as she has performed as one of Trey Songz’ backup dancers.
Deja Riley’s Performance With Trey Songz
Teacher & Fitness Instructor
A natural beauty, Deja is also a teacher and fitness coach. On her Instagram page, she speaks out on the importance of loving yourself and embracing your ‘sexiness.’ Not only does she teach exercise moves for women to use at home, but Deja offers overall fitness tips for women to better themselves.
Recent College Graduate
That’s not all though, in addition to being a fierce dancer, she’s an educated woman with a bright future ahead. Deja recently celebrated her graduation from Full Sail University, which offers degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. On Instagram, Deja thanked her Pops for believing in her and being her number one fan.
Deja’s mother was also super proud of her on graduation day…
Sings With Her Sisters
Like her father, Deja is a talented music artist. She was once a member of the musical group, RILEY, which featured her 2 sisters: Taja Riley and Bobbie Riley. Following in their daddy’s footsteps, the three daughters of the musical genius worked hard to live their dreams. They teamed up with 2 Chainz on the first track “£PoundFRANK,” from their forthcoming EP titled, Bermuda, which was scheduled to drop in 2016. The Riley ladies sang “If Ur Down” at BRealtv, which sampled their father’s song “Before I Let You Go.” But wait there’s more…
Cast Member On Growing Up Hip Hop
Fans will get to see more of Deja Riley on television because she is currently featured on season 3 of Growing Up Hip Hop. On the show, we’ll learn from Deja, what it’s like to be the daughter of one of the dopest producers in the music game, Teddy Riley.
Her Favorite Pastimes
When Deja is not taking the world be storm, she loves to spend time with her boyfriend, Jimmy, who she thanked for bringing out the best in her.
In addition to spending time with Jimmy, Deja loves bonding with her family, particularly her younger sisters.
Hangin’ with her Moms…
Overall, it’s a beautiful thing to see the offspring of a musical icon, like Teddy Riley, picking up the torch and carrying it in their own way. Congrats to Deja and her siblings on all their hard work and we look forward to seeing more of what’s in store for them soon.