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Where Are Angela and Vanessa Simmons Now?

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We first met Vanessa and Angela Simmons as kids on their famous dad’s TV show Run’s House. Since the show ended in 2009, the girls have grown up a lot.

Almost a decade after the end of Run’s House, Angela learned of some devastating news. In November 2018, her ex-fiance Sutton Tennyson lost his life after getting attacked in his own garage.

By the time the police reached Sutton’s house, it was already too late. He passed away from his injuries at the age of 37.

Three months later, details of the attack on him were released. Police told TMZ that Sutton was seen talking in his driveway with the other man before a weapon was pointed at him. The suspect was said to have then “sped away from the scene in a car.”

Less than a week after the attack on Sutton, the identity of the man who did it became known. Atlanta native Michael Williams turned himself in at a local police station. Four years later, he was sentenced to life in prison, with an additional 15 years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Angela was quick to share her reaction to the sentencing. She posted photos on Instagram of her late fiance carrying their young son on his shoulders and hugging her baby bump when she was pregnant. She wrote alongside the pictures that “justice was served that day.”

The couple had actually split in 2017, two months after their son’s birth. Angela had even allegedly requested an order of protection against her ex-fiance. After his attacker’s sentencing, Angela spoke of how “excited” Sutton was to be a present father in his son’s life.

Vanessa and Angela Have Both Found Love

About a month after Sutton’s passing, Vanessa talked to Essence magazine about how Angela was holding up. She said: “It’s been hard, but she’s very strong just like we were born to be and raised to be.”

According to Vanessa, Angela was doing well eight months after losing Sutton. The reality TV star told Hollywood Life that Angela was “good,” and that she was out in LA, which was exciting for Vanessa. She said that she was “looking forward to having their kids get together in the summer.”

Vanessa was then asked if Angela’s reaction to Sutton’s passing would feature in the next season of Growing Up Hip Hop. Angela and Vanessa have both starred on the show since it first aired in 2016.

Although Angela was part of the main cast from the start, Vanessa initially only made some guest appearances. By the time the third season came around, she was also a major presence on the show.

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Vanessa and Angela got a chance to spend some time together during an interview with People. Their younger brother Jojo was also there. The sisters talked about crying “like babies” at their brother’s recent wedding.

In January 2023, Angela made her relationship with rapper Yo Gotti Instagram official. They shared a few pictures of their time together while celebrating New Year’s Eve.

Along with the pictures, Angela wrote a caption in which she gushed about her love for Gotti. She wrote that she was “happier than she had ever been.” She posted on Instagram saying that she was “pretty sure that she had the best man in the world.”

Vanessa has also found love with actor Mike Wayans, whom she started dating in 2005 and with whom she shares a daughter, born in 2014. 

The Sisters Are Successful Entrepreneurs

But the sisters have kept busy in their professional lives as well as their personal lives.

Vanessa has dabbled in acting, appearing on shows like Guiding Light and movies like Boogie Town. She also hosted shows like Project Runway: Threads and the talk show Asking for a Friend. She briefly also worked as a model, making it onto Maxim Magazine’s Hot List in 2006.

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As well as an actor, Vanessa is a successful entrepreneur with three businesses and an alleged estimated net worth of $8 million. She owns the skincare line Sugar Me, clothing brand Glitter and Lace, and co-owns the footwear line Pastry with Angela. 

In 2021, Pastry was named the number-one dance sneaker in the US. The brand partnered with 22 NBA dance teams and 15 NFL teams. Angela runs a faux fur line called Foofi & Bella, as well as Pastry.

Despite being born into wealth and fame, the sisters have wasted no time in carving out their own paths and living their own lives.

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