Who Is Syleena Johnson Husband? Married Life & Weight Loss Info

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Who Is Syleena Johnson Husband? Married Life & Weight Loss Info

Singer and songwriter Syleena Johnson is a Grammy Award nominee for her hit song, All Falls Down, which came out in 2004. The song was a collaboration with the singer Kanye West and the music video of the song also earned four VMA nominations as well. 

Married Life With Children

The singer is married to Kiwane Garris, a basketball player. They are proud parents of their two sons.


Syleena Johnson poses with husband- Kiwane Garris and their children in February 2020 (Photo: Syleena Johnson's Instagram)

The pair got engaged in 2006 and got married on 1st July 2007.

Syleena further gave birth to their first child on 1st August 2007; the singer was thirty years old at the time. The couple named their first son Kiwane L. Garris Jr. Three years later, they welcomed their second son, Kingston Garris, on 6th February 2010. 

Who Is Kiwane Garris?

Syleena's husband, Kiwane, was born on the 24th of September 1974.

He is a retired basketball player who played in Italy for nine years; he has even won an Italian Supercup in Climamio Bologna. 

The Illinois native played for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini from 1993 to 1997 and finished his collegiate career as the second most prolific scorer in school history.

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Additionally, Kiwane also won a bronze medal with the United States at the 1998 World Championships, during the NBA's lockout that season.

His net worth is estimated to be around $300K, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Her Weight Loss

In December 2019, the singer lost around 50 pounds in order to compete at the Texas National Physique Committee- NPC Texas Cup. Her hard work paid off as she won three awards at the competition: 3rd place for Open, 5th place for True Novice, and 6th place for Novice. 


Syleena Johnson before and after her body transformation (

Syleena went straight from 236 pounds to 179 pounds within eight months; she followed a strict diet and exercised regularly with her trainer to achieve her dream weight. 

Her Books

In addition to being a singer, Syleena is also an author. She released her self-help book titled The Weight Is Over in 2018; the book is based on self-love & discovery, and it also sheds light on topics such as body image & mental, emotional, and physical health. 

Facts About Syleena Johnson Including Net Worth, Age

  • Syleena has garnered a net worth amounting to $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
  • She was born as Syleena Nikeeya Thompson on 2nd September 1976 in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
  • Syleena has starred in the reality series R&B Divas.
  • Her first husband was Marcus Betts; she got married to him in August 2000.
  • She has three siblings: a brother named Chad Johnson and two sisters named Syleecia Thompson and Sylette Debois. 

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  • Her height extends to 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).
  • She was featured in movies and TV series like Drumline (2002), Coach Carter (2005), and Couples Therapy (2015).
  • Her Zodiac sign is Virgo.