The American rapper who has his face covered with stitch tattoos and is famous by his stage name Stitches is a 22-year-old artist named Phillip Nickolas Katsabanis. Before Stitches, his stage name was Lil Phil. His debut album, titled For Drug Dealers Only, was released in 2015.
Stitches got married to wife Erica Duarte in 2012. The couple divorced in 2017. Stitches and his wife are parents to three children; Rex, Rocco, and Evelyn. Currently, the rapper is single.
I want all of you to know I appreciate all of your support throughout the years . I fucked up a lot in the past but day by day I’m trying to better myself in every way possible . You all gave me a way to provide for my family legally . Words can’t even express how much I appreciate that . I love all of you like my own family . Anybody that I ever did wrong to in the past I apologize . Life is to short .
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Stitches marriage to Erica Duarte
On 31st October 2012, Stitches, at the age of 17, married Erica Duarte, who was 11 years older than him. Their marriage was a private event. Erica is a judicial assistant and once had participated in Paris Hilton’s My New BFF season 2.
Rapper Stitches with his ex-wife Erica
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In 2013, the couple was blessed with their first child Rex Katsabanis. Their second son Rocco Katsabanis was born in 2014. The birth date of the youngest daughter, Evelyn Katsabanis, hasn't been revealed.
Stitches loves his kids very much and spends a lot of time with them. He shares several photos with his sons on Instagram. This is what he has said about being a parent, "Being a dad is the greatest feeling. It puts a real smile on my face every day. Nothing else does."
Despite the huge age gap and personality differences, the couple shared a strong bond with each other. But the marriage wasn't meant forever. The couple divorced in 2017 after being married for 5 years.
Early Life and Career of Stitches
Stitches had a really tough childhood. When he was just 1 year old his parents Esther and Alexander Katsabanis got legally separated. He is a school drop out and got addicted to cocaine from age 11. Since age 14 he was involved in drug trade and carried guns as well. He has tons of records being arrested as a minor.
Before he got the stitches tattoos on his face, they were inspired by the character of Joker (played by Heath Ledger), he used to be called as Lil Phil on stage. At the age of 15, he released his first music video filmed on a camera phone. He titled the video under his former nickname as My Name Lil Phil.
Later on, he dropped his mixtape No Snitching Is My Statement and music video Brick In Yo Face via WorldStarHipHop.com in 2013. He spent $40,000 on the video that got him 6 million views within a week of release.
The life of Stitches is filled with controversies and rumors, including his rumored affair with Kylie Jenner in 2015 and his habit of inviting his female fans on stage and giving out free cocaine in the middle of the concert. During one of such event, wife Erica stepped on the stage and shut down the entire concert.