Who is Bella Blu?
Bella Blu Ray is an American dancer, gymnast, and reality TV personality. She is the younger sister of the reality TV star and dancer Asia Monet Ray, who has made appearances in TV shows like ‘Dance Moms’ and ‘American Crime Story’. Both the sisters, as well as their parents, were also the stars of their own reality TV show, ‘Raising Asia’. A native of California, Bella Blu developed an interest in gymnastics at an early age. She was also interested in singing at the time. Later on, she decided to follow in her elder sister’s footsteps and started dancing. Bella Blu has a self-titled YouTube channel on which she posts vlogs, slime videos, and videos about gymnastics and gymnastic competitions.
Rise to Fame
Bella Blu’s initial fame came through her sister Asia, who first appeared on TV in a season two episode of Lifetime’s reality series ‘Dance Moms’ along with their mother, Kristie. Asia would later be featured in other reality shows, including ‘Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition’ and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. In 2015, she made her acting debut in the family drama film ‘Sister Code’. She subsequently portrayed Sydney Simpson, the daughter of O. J. Simpson in FX’s anthology true crime television series ‘American Crime Story’ (2015-16) and a character named Jasmine in ABC’s long-running medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (2016).
In 2014, the Ray family secured their own reality television series that would serve as a spinoff of ‘Dance Moms’. While the show was supposed to focus on Asia, the rest of her family was featured in it as well. Titled ‘Raising Asia’, the show premiered on Lifetime on July 29, 2014. It not only documented the trials and tribulations of Asia’s life but also that of Bella Blu. Bella has been practising gymnastics since she was a child. She was also interested in singing and her favourite singer was Beyoncé. She later took up dancing as well. ‘Raising Asia’ was eventually not renewed for a second season and its final episode aired on 9 September 2014.
Bella Blu set up her YouTube channel in December 2016 and the oldest video there was posted in August 2017. Since then, her channel has grown and she currently has thousands of subscribers and an impressive number of total views. She makes videos on a variety of topics like slimes, gymnastics, and squishy toys.
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Bella Blu was born on April 30, 2008, in California, USA, to Kristie and Shawn Ray. Asia Monet, who was born on August 10, 2005, is about three years older than her. Both Kristie and Shawn are celebrities in their own rights. Kristie used to be a model and fitness aficionado while Shawn is a former professional bodybuilder and author. He had an incredibly successful career, during which he ranked among the top five participants in all but one bodybuilding competition he took part in. He has also appeared in multiple documentaries, including ‘The Battle for Gold’, ‘Evolution of Bodybuilding’, ‘Generation Iron 2’, and ‘Ronnie Coleman: The King’.
Bella’s middle name, “Blu,” was picked by her older sister. They currently live in their native state of California.