Young Dolph

Young Dolph biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.


American rapper

Birth Date

July 27, 1985

Death date

November 17, 2021 (36 years)

Zodiac Sign



Chicago, Illinois, United States



Young Dolph family members

Father's Name

Adolph Thornton Senior

Mother's Name

Diane Thornton

Is Young Dolph a gay/bisexual?


What is Young Dolph marital status?


How many children does he have?

Tre Tre Thornton, Aria Ella Thornton

Young Dolph wife

Mia Jaye (girlfriend)

Mia Jaye

Date of birth: April 15, 1989

Mia is a full-time entrepreneur and successful mother. She actively supports the Black community through her brand Mom•E•O. After her brother was shot and killed, she launched the “Black Men Deserve To Grow Old” campaign to help families who also lost their relatives in gun shootings. Neither did she know her boyfriend would die under the same circumstances. She met Thornton in 2012 and was his longtime partner till his tragic death in 2021. According to Jaye, they even planned to get married. The couple had two children, Tre and Aria.

Young Dolph kids

Tre Tre Thornton (son)

Tre Tre Thornton son Young Dolph’s

Date of birth: June 19, 2014

Tre is the firstborn of Young Dolph and Mia Jaye. Little is known about him, as he is still a child. However, his mother often posts photos with Tre, referring to him as “a sweetheart” and “a miniature version of Dolph.” The boy promised to become the greatest person during his dad’s memorial, as it was always Thornton’s wish.

Aria Ella Thornton (daughter)

Aria Ella Thornton

Date of birth: February 24, 2017

Aria is the youngest and the only daughter of the family. She lives with her mother and brother and probably prepares to attend elementary school soon.

Who are Young Dolph parents?

Adolph Thornton Senior (father)

Diane Thornton (mother)

Adolf and Diane got married in the early 1980s and welcomed their first son, Adolf Junior, in 1985. They had five children, including two daughters and three sons. Unfortunately, the spouses were addicted to crack cocaine, so that they couldn’t take care of their children properly. That’s why the rapper spent his childhood and teenage years with his grandmother, Ida Mae. A few months before his tragic death, he said he always wanted his parents to have a gorgeous wedding ceremony.

Young Dolph siblings

It is known that the star had four siblings: two brothers, Timothy and Margus, and two sisters, whose names were not exposed to the public. There is not much information about them as they try to stay out of the spotlight.


Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr, more recognized by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper. He showed his interest in music at a young age. Actually, music was the best way to escape the struggles of his difficult childhood. After finishing high school, Thornton released his first mixtape, Paper Route Campaign,’ which was quite successful. As time passed by, he became more and more famous. Young Dolph collaborated with many respected artists and placed himself in high positions on the Billboard chart. In 2021, the rapper was shot at a bakery while buying cookies and couldn’t survive.

Interesting and fun facts

  • Young Dolph is related to Juice WRLD, and they are cousins.
  • He survived the shooting in 2017 thanks to bulletproof panels in his car.
  • The rapper was known as a philanthropist, often donating money to different organizations and participating in charitable events.
  • Thornton collaborated with such artists as Megan Thee Stallion, Key Glock, and G Herbo.
  • According to his girlfriend, Mia, he was a very caring and wise father to their children.
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