Rickey Smiley children: Meet Malik, Brandon, Aaryn and D’Essence

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Rickey Smiley is a popular American comedian, radio host, television host, and actor. He is known for playing prank calls on some of his victims on his radio show. Rickey is not married but has 4 children and in this post, we will take a look at who they are. Keep reading for more details.

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Rickey Smiley Biography

Smiley was born Broderick Dornell Smiley on August 10, 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama. Raised in a single-parent household with his mother and five siblings, Smiley went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alabama State University.

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In 1992, he gained recognition for his comedy talent when he appeared on the nationally syndicated talent show “Star Search.” Afterwards, he performed stand-up comedy at venues across the US, solidifying his status as a top comedian.

In 2000, Smiley launched his nationally syndicated morning radio show, “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” This highly popular urban morning show has earned numerous awards, including the NAB Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Personality of the Year.

Smiley has also hosted multiple television programs, including the BET comedy series “Comic View” and the reality TV show “Rickey Smiley for Real.” He has made appearances in several films and TV shows, such as “Top Five,” “Friday After Next,” and “The Rickey Smiley Show.”

Who Are Rickey Smiley’s Children?

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Rickey Smiley has four children and has also adopted 1 more. His biological children are D’Essence Elizabeth, who is 25, Malik and Aaryn Smiley, who are both 21, and Brandon. Rickey is currently divorced from his wife. In a post, the American comedian announced the death of his son named Brandon.

“I lost my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. I’m okay, but please pray for my son’s mother Brenda, his siblings and his daughter Storm.”

“I just want everybody to pray for me, pray for our family. My son, Brandon Smiley has passed away this morning. I’m about to go get on a flight and try to get to Birmingham. Lord have mercy, Jesus.”

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“Now I see what my granddaddy went through and why he felt the way he felt. My granddaddy went through this s**t with my dad and somehow, here I am going through the same thing my grandparents went through. So just pray for our family.”

Rickey’s late son, Brandon was survived by his girlfriend and mother of his child, Brooke Antonette.


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