Their Dad Is Worth $50 Million & Earned Over 100 Gold & Multiplatinum Albums

Posted On : March 4, 2017

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Tyler, Bella, Max [via Instagram]
ILOSM family this one may be a tough one to figure out. Meet Max, Tyler, and Bella. they’re the children of a very well-known and equally legendary music producer. Their pops is responsible for many gold, platinum, and multiplatinum albums throughout the years. He’s even earned over 100 gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards for his hard work with music icons. He helped shape the sound of music throughout several eras of R&B and pop music combined.

But before we show you who he is, let us tell you a lil’ somethin’ about his kids, whom he couldn’t be more proud of.

His son, Max and daughter, Bella, are 18 year old twins. His son, Tyler is his eldest child and he’s 21.

Max and Bella are still in high school. However, Bella lives the life of a full fledged adult with the many responsibilities she carries on her shoulders. She’s a little taller than her twin and by the time she was 13 years old, she was already standing at 5’10”.

Her height and her father’s legacy has opened some doors for her and allowed her to become a professional high end fashion model. She can be seen in many magazine spreads, runways and billboards across the country, modeling for many well known brands like Guess, PacSun, Drake’s Ovo Clothing, Calvin Klein, and more, as well as for magazines like V Magazine, Paper Magazine and many others.

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Bella and rapper, Drake [via Instagram]
Their older brother, Tyler was an aspiring basketball player, standing at 6’5″, but his parents realized he was better working behind the scenes. So now he’s in college studying sports medicine. Now that you know a lil’ something about their kids…


Tyler, Max, and Bella’s father is none other than James Samuel “Jimmy Jam” Harris III a.k.a Jimmy Jam of the producer/songwriter duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Their mother is Jimmy’s wife, Lisa Padilla. Jimmy and Lisa have been managed to do something that unfortunately is a rarity in the entertainment world and that is, they’ve managed to stay married for 24 years and counting. They married on July 25, 1994 and it’s been on and poppin’ ever since.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Producer Jimmy Jam (2nd from R) and guests attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Max, Lisa, Jimmy Jam and Bella at the GRAMMY Awards, 2014 [Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage]
They both are extremely proud of their kids and in 2014 when their baby girl, Bella, landed a major modeling contract with one of the nation’s top agencies at the age of thirteen, they expressed their excitement in an interview with Star Tribune at that time:

Lisa: “They will also represent her at LA Talent. She signed at 13 years, 5 feet 10 inches tall. They put her directly in their women’s division, not their teen division. They like her story: her dad a producer and [former chairman of the] Grammys. […] I have been reading articles about kids of celebs in modeling who are forging their own way. She is in development now and very excited.”

Star Tribune: “In development” means being taught how to walk?

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Music producer Jimmy Jam (L) and Bella Harris attend the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
Jimmy Jam and daughter, Bella Harris at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony, 2016 [Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images]

L: “Yeah. They are molding her, getting her portfolio together, runway training and commercial workshops. Bella and me are looking at this as more like a business for her, so we can travel and get her a Plan B for school. Colleges want more than a straight-A student now. Now, when you go to college you need to have invented something to get in. This is one of those things where I hope she can really succeed. “Even if she turns into Tyra Banks, she’s still going to college.”

In terms of what Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are doing nowadays? They’ve been working a lot overseas…

flytetymejam: Always nice to see your name in the paper even if you can’t recognize it. Just another day using the power of music to unite countries with our friend @peabobryson2 #onekorea #globalpeacefoundation #jimmyjam #terrylewis #peabobryson

And they’re still producing and songwriting. One of their most recent projects was the song, “Sad Songs” for El Debarge. We hope to hear more from them soon…Lawd knows the music game needs them.