Johnny Gill's Girlfriend Stories, Son, Wife & Gay Rumors

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Johnny Gill's Girlfriend Stories, Son, Wife & Gay Rumors

Quick Information

  • Brother/s Randy Gill, Jeff Gill, Bobby Gill
  • Siblings 3
  • Rumors Rumored to be dating Eddie Murphy
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Height/ How Tall? 1.82 m
  • Career 1982-present
  • Net Worth $10 million
  • Ex-Girlfriend Stacy Lattisaw, Carissa Rosario, Sherri Shepherd
  • Divorce/Split Split 4 times
  • Relationship Status N/A
  • Children/Kids 1
  • Son/s Isian Gill
  • Date of Birth May 22, 1966
  • Mother Annie Maw Gill
  • Father Johnny Gill Sr.
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Nick Name J.G., Skillz
  • Birth Name Johnny Gill
  • Profession Record producer, Composer, Actor, Singer-songwriter
  • Birth Place Washington, DC, US
  • Nationality American
  • Birthday May 22
  • Birth Year 1966

Johnny Gill, an American singer, has always courted attention because of countless rumors about his married life with his wife plus his sexuality.  

Being a father, people have equated Johnny not being married and a closeted gay.

We today dig into our archives and reveal the truths about the two most asked questions about Johnny.

Does Johnny Gill Have a Wife?

Johnny, Rub you the Right Way hitmaker, has faced this question since his rise to fame. 

He has been in many relationships in the past. And here is the list of his partners.

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In the late 80s, Johnny was romantically linked to American R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw.

The duo worked on several collaborations, including their sixth album, Perfect Combination, released in 1984. They even enjoyed no one hit on the charts with the song “Where Do We Go from Here” in 1989.

Stacy and Johnny's relationship ended in difficult circumstances. Johnny accused Stacy’s parents of not considering him due to him being black, an allegation Stacy’s family denied.

Later, he started dating his alleged wife, a Washington DC reporter in 2005, whose identity is yet to be known. Being together for a year, they share a son together named Isiah Gill, born in 2006.

In 2015, Gill, talking to ESSENCE, spoke about the ordeals he had to suffer being away from his son Isiah Gill and the hardships of co-parenting with his rumored wife.

But later on, it was revealed that the couple never got married making the wife's rumors a false speculation.

In the interview, he also stated that he was on good terms with Isiah's mother.

After his falsely rumored wife, Gill dated an American model Carissa Rosario in 2008.

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Johnny Gill with His Then Rumored Wife Carissa

Johnny Gill with His Then Rumored Wife Carissa (source:

In 2011, the couple got engaged and were planning to get married, but the marriage was later delayed because Johnny was busy preparing for the release of his album Still Winning.

But the said wedding did not take place and the couple Carissa and Rosario eventually broke up.

Moving on in 2014, he was quietly dating former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd. They even exchanged jovial tweets after a special date in Houston.

Johnny Gill and Sherri Shepherd's Tweets

Johnny Gill and Sherri Shepherd's Tweets (source:

Then, Dailymail quoted a source explaining that Sherri, just coming off her divorce, wanted to take things slowly with Johnny.

Here's what she last posted about Johnny on her Instagram. 

Johnny Gill Along with Potential Girlfriend Sherri Shepherd

Johnny Gill, Along with Potential Girlfriend Sherri Shepherd (source: Instagram)

Since then, we haven't heard from the couple. 

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Despite Johnny being linked with all those beautiful women in his life, he has never been married to any one of them and never had a wife. 

Apart from his marriage and wife questions, there are also speculations about his sexuality.

Is Johnny Gill Gay?

Gill and Eddie Murphy are close to inseparable and have been pictured together during various events who also share a very close bond with each other.

And because of this special friendship he shares with legendary actor, Johnny's sexuality has been questioned a number of times. 

In 2005, Johnny's ex-girlfriend was quoted by Atlanta Gossip saying he was acting straight because of Hollywood’s pressure. Asked further to explain the bond between Johnny and Eddie, she said,

“Johnny and Eddie have always been very close friends, but I could not compete with their relationship. It was strange...I can’t even explain it”

Finally, in an interview with Omg! Insider, in 2013, he explained that he was straight, stating,

"I'm going to tell you guys something off the record that I know my girlfriend probably won't be happy with me for saying this, to talk about this.

But I'm going to say it. When we first got together – we've been together for five years – there was so much stuff floating around why are you dating this guy, this guy, he's gay, blah, blah, blah, Eddie Murphy. All this stuff is going on and I'm like, 'Do you believe it?'

Answering his question, she said, "no, but I just hear everybody just keeps saying." To that, he responded, 

Here's what we are going to do…' Woke up, we got the yellow pages, and you know, I mean, that was five years ago … So, we called this guy, he brought out his machine, strapped down to take a lie detector test.

I wrote down questions, I made her write down questions … When the guy called back with the results and we both laying there in the bed. Tears came down … I would never want to lay next to someone that might even remotely have any doubt or question of who I am."

He further added that he never wanted someone living with him to be in persistent doubts about his sexuality.   

Adding to his experiences in his life,

Johnny's Experience On Fatherhood

Johnny has many children in his life, 12 godchildren, to be exact. His nieces and nephew affectionately call him 'Uncle Johnny.'

So, he already had a lot of practice before he officially experienced parenthood. His son Isiah Gill, who is around 16 years old, was born in 2006.

Johnny is someone who takes fatherhood seriously and believes that having children is a gift & a blessing.

He understands it as an opportunity to help and shape their lives through our truths. 

That might be the reason why he feels co-parenting is not the optimal way of raising children. There had been times when he dropped him off at the airport, and his son would reach out his arms and cry 'Daddy,' making him feel horrible. 

After a couple of those scenarios, he said to himself never to have a co-parenting situation again. Adding on, he is also on good terms with Isiah's mother. 

Apart from all the questions regarding his personal life, the star has a successful career and has also accumulated a raving net worth of $10 million reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

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