Who is Corde Broadus?
Corde Broadus is an American actor who is better recognized as the son of well-known rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor Snoop Dogg, famous for albums like 'Doggystyle', 'Tha Doggfather', and 'Reincarnated'. He appeared on Snoop Dogg's music video for the song 'Drop It Like It's Hot' featuring Pharrell Williams at the age of ten and subsequently was seen on his father's reality television series 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood'. As an actor, he was seen as Chowder's DJ in the comedy film 'We the Party' in 2012. He recently lost an infant son named Kai Love with his current partner Soraya Love, with whom he also has daughter Eleven Love. He has another son named Zion Broadus with his ex-wife Jessica Kyzer.
Rise to Stardom
As the oldest child of the famous West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg, Corde Broadus has been in the limelight ever since he was born. While he had occasional appearances in the media with his family as a child, in 2004, at the age of 10, he officially appeared on his father's music video for the song 'Drop It Like It's Hot' featuring Pharrell Williams. The video also featured his brother Cordell. A few years later, he appeared on his father's E! reality show 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood'. As a young adult, he became an actor and appeared as a DJ in the 2012 comedy film 'We the Party'. Apart from his professional career, he has made news headlines time and again due to his personal affairs, such as his relationship with longtime girlfriend Jessica Kyzer, with whom he welcomed a baby boy in January 2015, making Snoop Dogg a grandfather at the age of 43.
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Family & Personal Life
Corde Broadus was born on August 21, 1994, in Long Beach, California, United States. He is the oldest child of renowned rapper Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Taylor, and was born three years before his parents were officially married on June 12, 1997. He has a brother named Cordell, born in February 1997, who used to play football at the University of California, Los Angeles, but later quit football to pursue a career as a film maker. He also has a sister named Cori, born in June 1999, and a step-brother named Julian Corrie Broadus, born in 1998, from his father's relationship with Laurie Holmond. His parents, who had separated in 2004 citing irreconcilable differences, later renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008. Corde was educated at the Diamond Bar High School, near Los Angeles. He also played football like his brother, even though he did not pursue it professionally.
For a long time, Corde Broadus was in a relationship with Jessica Kyzer, who is a model and a freelance makeup artist. They got married in 2014 and welcomed their first child, a boy named Zion Broadus, on January 15, 2015. The news was shared on Instagram by new granddad Snoop Dogg with a series of photos featuring other family members with the newest addition to the family. His relationship with Kyzer fell apart in the following years, and he began dating Soraya Love, who is a fashion stylist from Los Angeles.
On August 18, 2018, he shared the news via his Instagram that he and his partner have welcomed their first child, daughter Eleven Love, who is also his second child. He also revealed that it was "an all natural birth with no Epidural or drugs from beginning to end", and encouraged his fans to watch the movie 'The Business of Being Born' and take advantage of the experience of giving birth the natural way.
The family recently went through a harrowing experience, the tragic news of which he shared via an Instagram post in late September 2019. His second child with Soraya Love, son Kai Love, died on September 25, only 10 days after he was born. He shared a video of his 13-month-old daughter Eleven giving her baby brother a kiss in the hospital and a sign bearing his name and death date that read "Love + Light" with a smiley face. He captioned the post: "My Son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and these 10 days of love will always be special to us. Let’s all cherish life and those we love while we are here." He did not reveal the cause of the death of his child, however, according to 'TMZ', the child never left the hospital and died in the neonatal intensive care unit. While his followers offered prayers and condolences for his loss through their comments, his mother Shante Taylor memorialized Kai on Instagram by sharing a video of herself singing the Dells song 'The Love We Had Stays On My Mind'.