Iyanla Vanzant Biography
Iyanla Vanzant is a lawyer. She is also an international speaker, writer and a teacher. She has also made her appearance in the television shows. She was born on September 13th, 1953 as Rhonda Eva Harris. She put her first step in earth in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America. She was born to an alcoholic mother and she was given birth at the back of the cab. She had an awful childhood. Her mother was diagnosed with the breast cancer when she was just two years old. She was born from her mother's extra marital affairs and she was raped by her uncle when she was just nine years old.
Iyanla Vanzan is a married woman. She has been married thrice in her life as her early marriage last just for a few years. Once she was married to Kirk in 1971. His personal information is unknown. They also have one child during this married life; however, this relationship didn't last for a year too. She got divorced with him the same year. After two years in 1973, she met her future spouse Charles Vanzant. They got married the same year and gave birth to their child some years later. This married life was going in a good direction but 1979 became a bad year for them and they finally separated the same year. The reason for their separation was not reveled to the press. Nearly after two decades, she married Adeyemi Bandele in 1997. They have three children together and they are still together with each other living a happy married life. She is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs.
Iyanla Vanzan childhood days was really hard. However, she was not deprived from getting education. She attended Medger Evers College and graduated from there is 1983. She was also enrolled at Queens College and from there she received her degree in law in 1986. She is also a writer. She is now the most renowned Black female. She has also published lots of book in her life. She is earning a huge salary from her career; however, her real time net worth is unknown to the press.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
She was from a humble background. She was born on September 13th, 1953 as Rhonda Eva Harris. She put her first step in earth in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America. She was born to an alcoholic mother and she was given birth at the back of the cab.Edit
Raped by her own uncle
After her mother’s death by the breast cancer, she was left to her father but he didn't look after her and frequently left her and her brother to his relatives. Once when she was nine years old, she was raped by her own uncle.Edit
Married to Kirk
She became the mother of the child when she was just sixteen. She then married the child's father in 1971. This relation was not that good enough for her as he was an alcohol addict and used to do harmful things to her. They finally got divorced the same year.Edit
Married to Charles Vanzant
After being a single mother of her child for two years from 1971 to 1973, she finally married Charles Vanzant in 1973. They also have one child together. Till that time she was the mother of three children. This relation was also not that good enough for her.Edit
Divorced with her husband, Charles Vanzant
She bonded with Charles Vanzant into a married life in 1973. However, this married life was full of sorrow as she attempted to suicide for several times. He was infidel, abusive and also not a loving husband. They finally got divorced in 1979.Edit
Graduated from Medger Evers College
After struggling several years raising her children, she finally joined Medger Evers College. She graduated from there is 1983. She was also enrolled at Queens College and from there she received her degree in law in 1986.Edit
Published her first book
Her struggle made her a writer. When she was pregnant with her daughter when she was just 16, she used to live in her friends basement. During that time she got a chance to express her feelings and finally in 1988, she published her first book titled A Path to Self Empowerment to Black Women.Edit
Married to Adeyemi Bandele
Nearly after two decades, she married Adeyemi Bandele in 1997. They have three children together and they are still together with each other living a happy married life. She is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs since this married life.Edit
Was named the most influential Black Women
In 2000, she received the best possible honor she could ever receive. She was listed among the top 100 most influential Black Women in America. She was also listed in several others listings like women of passion, several vision and purpose.Edit
From her acting role she has been nominated in various prestigious awards. And to name one of them, Daytime Emmy Awards comes first. She was nominated in this award for the first time in 2005 for outstanding special class series and she was also so lucky to win it the same time. She was also nominated in this award the following year.Edit