Sneak Peak At Naturi Naughton's Life: Her Career, Dating History And Married Life
Naturi Naughton has her fans following, and they are the ones, who want to watch her life from near. Read along to learn more about Naturi’s life right from her early childhood period to the current date.
Naturi is an American singer, songwriter, rap artist and actress. She was born on 20 May 1984, to Brenda and Ezra Naughton in East Orange, New Jersey. She was a talented kid from the beginning and even started singing at the age of 5.
Actually, at the age of five, she joined a choir group at New Hope Baptist Church (the same church where Whitney Houston performed in her youth). The practices in the church helped to take her singing skill to perfection. After all, practice makes a man perfect.
Naturi continued to perform at various events through her teens, and finally, at the age of 15, her talent got discovered.
A group called 3LW came into existence in 1999. At that time Naturi was very young, only 15. She joined Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams to form the group 3LW.
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The group released their debut album 3LW in 2000. Their first single “No More” definitely was a smash hit followed by another single “Playas Gon’ Play.” About 1.3 million copies were sales later Naturi became a household name.
Naturi and girl pals Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams from the group 3LW (2014) (Photo:- bustle.com)
However, in 2002, she left the group and pursued a solo career. She recorded five tracks for the Fame soundtrack and even has a keen interest in recording a solo album.
Naturi began her involvement in acting since 2005. She starred in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical “Hairspray” from 2005 to 2008.
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In 2008, she got to act as Grammy Award-winning rap artist Lil’ Kim in “Notorious.” The film was a big hit, making $43 million worldwide. She portrayed the character Denise in “Lionsgate” which was the remake of 1980’s film “Fame.” The movie made $77 million.
It was in 2010 that she made her appearance in the television series “Mad Men.” In the same year, she played in another comedy film, “Lottery Ticket.” In 2011, she made her appearance in the television drama series “The Playboy Club.” She was also a cast in “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia” and “the Client List.”
In 2012, she starred in “Let The Church Say Amen.” From 2016, Naturi began acting in the Starz drama “Power.” From her career as a musician and actress, she has been able to collect the net worth of $800 thousand.
Boyfriend, Husband Prospects & Dating History
Beyond illustrious career, Naturi enjoys fulfilling her motherly duties to a daughter Zurii that she shares with former husband-prospect Ben.
The New Jersey native and her then-longtime boyfriend Ben welcomed their child in July 2017. At the time her birth, Zuri weighed five pounds and fifteen ounces while stretching 19 meters long.
Many expected Naturi and Ben to get married after becoming parents. An unthinkable occurred as the pair separated around June 2019.
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Following the split, the Power actress opened about the pressure she experienced to wed her once-husband prospect. She also asserted that the two would work together to provide a sound upbringing to their daughter.
Naturi Naughton with alleged boyfriend, Sinqua Walls circa 2019 (Photo:- Naturi Naughton's Instagram)
After Ben, Naturi got romantically linked with Sinqua Walls. However, it wasn't the first time that the duo's names got entangled in a dating rumor. Reportedly, they enjoyed a brief fling around 2014.
A former college basketball athlete, Sinqua is her Power co-actor.