Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Steveland Morris Judkins Hardaway

Occupation

singer, songwriter, record producer

Birth Date

May 13, 1950

Age

68 years

Zodiac Sign

Taurus

Birthplace

Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Education

Michigan School for the Blind

Nationality

American

Stevie Wonder family members

Father's Name

Calvin Judkins

Mother's Name

Lula Mae Hardaway Morris

Siblings names

Timothy Hardaway (brother); Calvin Hardaway (brother); Milton Hardaway (brother); Renee Hardaway (sister); Larry Hardaway (brother)

Is Stevie Wonder a gay/bisexual?

No

What is Stevie Wonder marital status?

Married

Who is Stevie Wonder wife?

Tomeekah Robyn

When did get married?

July, 2017

How many children does he have?

9 (daughters: Zaiah Wonder, Sophia Morris, Nia Morris, Aisha Wonder; sons: Keita Morris, Kailand Morris, Mumtaz Morris, Mandla Morris, Kwame Morris)

Stevie Wonder wife

Tomeeka Robyn Bracy (wife)

Tomeeka Robyn Bracy

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Date of birth: 1975

Tomeeka Robyn Bracy is Stevie’s third wife and mother of his 2 youngest kids. The woman used to be a school teacher. She met the legendary singer in early 2010s when he was still married to his second wife Karen Millard-Morris.

Tomeeka and Stevie started dating in 2013 and after 4 years finally tied a knot at a lavish ceremony, which was attended by numerous superstars, including Pharrell Williams, Usher and many others.

Previously to her official marriage with Stevie, Tomeeka gave birth to their two daughters. She has 7 stepchildren – her husband’s kids from previous relationships. It’s interesting to know, that Tomeeka and Stevie’s first-born daughter Aisha are of the same age.

The legendary singer is not the first husband for Tomeeka Robyn. In 2003 she said “I do” to Terry Lee Junior Fair. They had two daughters and a son, who tragically died at the age of 2.

Stevie Wonder was previously married to a singer Syreeta Wright (in 1970-1972) and to a fashion designer Karen Millard-Morris (married in 2001-2015).

Stevie Wonder kids

Aisha Wonder (daughter with Yolanda Simmons)

Date of birth: February 7, 1975

Aisha Zakiya Morris is the first kid of the musician Stevie Wonder. She was born from his relationships with a long-term girlfriend. The name of her mother is Yolanda Simmons, an actress.

Stevie was so excited to become a daddy for the first time, that he devoted his little girl a song “Isn’t She Lovely”, for which Aisha provided her gurgling sounds.

Aisha is an adult now. She is a mother of Stevie Wonder’s grandson Miles Morris, who is 19 as for now.

Keita Morris (son with Yolanda Simmons)

Keita Morris

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Date of birth: April 1977

His full name is Keita Sawandi Morris. He is a result of Stevie and Yolanda Simmons’s affair. His mother was a singer and an actress, known by a drama “Daughters of the Dust”.

Keita appeared in the documentary series “Classic Albums”, in the episode “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life”, devoted to his father.

Mumtaz Morris (son with Melody McCully)

Date of birth: October 13, 1983

Stevie welcomed his third son with a singer Melody McCully. Now the young man resides in California. He is a musician and hopes to become popular one day. His full name is Mumtaz Ekow Morris.

Sophia Morris (daughter)

Date of birth: 1985

She is a daughter of Stevie Wonder, born from his short-term love affair. The name of her mother is not publicized. Sophia stays connected to her popular father.

Kwame Morris (son)

Kwame Morris

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Date of birth: August 6, 1988

Kwame is Stevie’s son from an unknown girlfriend.

Kailand Morris (son with Kai Milla Morris)

Kailand Morris

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Date of birth: September 1, 2001

Kailand Obasi Morris is a son of a legendary singer and his second wife Kai Milla Morris, a fashion designer. He is a celebrity, too. The young man is an Instagram star, and he is followed by more than 149k people.

Kailand is a young musician. He works hard to become as famous as his father. Not long ago he had his first magazine interview.

Mandla Morris (son with Kai Milla Morris)

Mandla Morris

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Date of birth: May 13, 2005

Mandla is known not just as a son of a multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder and his ex-wife Kai Milla, but also as an aspiring young actor. The young man debuted in a complicated drama “A Star Is Born”, directed by a legendary actor Bradley Cooper.

Mandla added some kudos to his name as the contestant of the popular TV show “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors”.

Zaiah Wonder (daughter with Tomeeka Bracy)

Date of birth: 2013

Zaiah is the eighth child of the singer Stevie Wonder. Her mother is a former teacher Tomeeka Bracy. She was born, when her parents had not been married yet.

Nia Wonder (daughter with Tomeeka Bracy)

Date of birth: December 15, 2014

The fact of her birth was named in the press as a “wonder”. Nia is one more wonder, made by her popular father when the latter one was 64.

Her mother Tomeeka Bracy was so happy to give birth to her 4th kid. Nia has two half-sisters from her mother’s side and one half-brother, who died at the age of 2).

The parents gave their daughter a wonderful name. “Nia” means “purpose”.

Who are Stevie Wonder parents?

Lula Mae Hardaway (mother)

Lula Mae Hardaway

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Date of birth: January 11, 1930

Date of death: May 31, 2006

In his interviews, Stevie Wonder told numerous times, that he was “a momma’s boy”. His mom Lula Mae Hardaway did a lot for him to develop his talent and to save him from life’s traumas.

She was born on a cold winter day in early 1930. Her childhood was hard to be called “happy” and “carefree”. Lula’s parents didn’t want to have her, so in her early years, she moved from one relative to another.

She moved to Indiana with her father Noble Hardaway at a tender age of 15. Around that time she began to work at a factory. There she met Mr. Judkins, Stevie’s father. Their marriage wasn’t happy as Calvin Judkins was abusive. So, one day Lula ran away from him with all her kids.

She was frustrated when she heard the news of her son’s blindness. But still, she cared about Steve and tried to cure him. The woman took him to a televangelist Oral Roberts to heal the boy but it didn’t work.

It was she, who supported her talented son at the initials stages of his career and even suggested him the idea of his hit song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”. Later Stevie named his mother “a co-author”.

In 2002 the woman gave an extensive interview, which later served as the foundation of her biography book “Blind Faith”.

She passed away in her LA house on May 31, 2006. The reason for her death was not publicized.

Calvin Judkins (father)

Date of birth: July 4, 1904

Date of death: November 28, 1976

Stevie Wonder wasn’t close to his father. According to the singer’s interviews, his father was an abusive person. Calvin was 26 years older than Lula Mae, the singer’s mother. He was hitting her and even made her earn money as a prostitute.

When Stevie turned 4, his mother ran away from Calvin and re-married Mr. Morris, who actually brought up Steve.

Calvin died on November 28, 1976.

Stevie Wonder siblings

Calvin Hardaway (older brother)

Date of birth: June 1949

Larry Judkins Hardaway (younger brother)

Date of birth: 1954

Date of death: September 2002

Stevie Wonder’s mother had three sons with his father Calvin Judkins. He has an older brother Calvin and a younger brother Larry, who passed away in 2002. Calvin and Larry weren’t close to their father, so they decided to change their surname for Hardaway, while Stevie himself took an old family name “Morris”.

Milton Hardaway (older half-brother)

Date of birth: 1948

Milton Hardaway is Stevie’s maternal older half-brother. The name of his father is not known. Lula had her first son at the age of 18, before her unhappy marriage to Calvin Judkins.

Milton is really close to his younger brother – a famous musician. In his teens, he helped Stevie to walk to school and guided him there. Milton is his brother’s “walker” till now. It was he, who helped Stevie to get to the stage.

Timothy Hardaway (younger half-brother)

Date of birth: 1959

Renee Hardaway (younger half-sister)

Date of birth: November 1962

In 1962 Stevie’s mother re-married. The name of her husband (Stevie’s stepfather) was Elverne Paul Lynch. The woman had two kids with him (Stevie’s younger half-siblings).

Bio

Stevie Wonder is a 68-year-old singer, composer and record producer. He has made a wonderful career and gained numerous prestigious awards, including several Grammies.

He was born several weeks premature and was put to an incubator. During the treatment there he lost his eyesight, but even this sad event didn’t prevent him from fulfilling his dream – becoming a musician.

The boy was occasionally noticed by a producer Ronnie White, who saw him singing in the street, and at the age of 11, he signed his first music deal. He released a number of albums under the name “Little Stevie Wonder”. He was just 13 when his hit reached the leading position at Billboard 200.

To the age of 25, the musician has already collected a string of prestigious awards, including two Grammies in a row. His album “Hotter”, presented in 1980, got platinum status.

In addition to numerous hit albums, Stevie boasts with many talented live performances. Thus, in 2002 he sang one of his songs at Winter Paralympics opening ceremony.

Retired as for now, the singer is a desirable guest at various solemn events. His music remains popular, and he has a lot of young fans and followers. Stevie Wonder performed in front of the greatest people of our epoch – kings, queens, presidents and movie stars.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. He is a favorite performer of Michelle Obama. By the way, Stevie supported her husband during the elections in 2007.
  2. Stevie performed at funerals of many legendary singers, including Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
  3. He is a big family man. The singer has 9 kids with 4 (5 according to the other source) different women, and each his child bears his surname. Stevie supported each one of his kids. His oldest daughter Aisha goes with him on tours. She provides back vocals for his songs. His oldest kid is 44 as for now, and his youngest kid is 4.
  4. He can boast with numerous duos with renowned musicians. The man has recorded songs with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dogg, and many others.
  5.  He doesn’t use the right thumb while playing the piano.
  6. He is a vegan and he takes his own chef when he goes on tour.
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