Dwayne Michael Turner got married to his wife, Jacida Carter, in the early 1980s. They lived together in the Hollygrove neighborhood of Uptown, New Orleans, in Louisiana’s 17th Ward. Jacida worked as a cook.
The couple welcomed their son, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as Lil Wayne, on September 27, 1982. Jacida was 19 years old when she gave birth to their son.
However, their marriage didn’t last, and they separated in 1984 when Lil Wayne was just 2 years old. Dwayne decided to live apart from his wife and son.
Jacida later married Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, who has since passed away.
Dwayne Michael Turner Profile Summmary
|Marriage||Married Jacida Carter in the early 1980s||N/A|
|Children||Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.)||Four Children (Grandchildren of Dwayne Michael Turner)|
|Father’s Relationship||Strained relationship with Lil Wayne||Lil Wayne considers his stepfather, Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, as his true father and has a tattoo in his honor|
|Son’s Relationships and Children||Had four children with different women, including Toya Johnson, Sarah Vivan, Lauren London, and Nivea||N/A|
Son: Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He started his education at Eleanor McMain Secondary School but left when he was just 14 years old.
During his career, Lil Wayne released many successful albums, such as “500 Degreez” (2002), “Tha Carter” (2004), “Tha Carter II” (2005), “Tha Carter III” (2008), “Rebirth” (2010), and “Funeral” (2020). He has earned various awards, including five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and eight NAACP Image Awards.
Lil Wayne became well-known after changing his name from Dwayne. When asked about this change in an interview with CBS interviewer Katie Couric, he explained: “I dropped the D because I’m a junior, and my father is living, but he’s not in my life and never has been. So I don’t want to be Dwayne; I’d rather be Wayne.”
Katie Couric also asked if his biological father knew about this change, to which Lil Wayne replied, “He knows now.”
It’s important to mention that Dwayne and Lil Wayne have a strained relationship. Lil Wayne considers his stepfather, Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, to be his true father and even has a tattoo in his honor.
Lil Wayne’s Personal Life and His Children
Lil Wayne has been in relationships with several women and is the father of four children, who are Dwayne’s grandchildren. His first daughter was born during his high school relationship with Toya Johnson when he was only 16 years old. They were married for two years until 2006.
Later, he dated Sarah Vivan, a radio broadcaster, and they had a son named Dwayne III. Lil Wayne also had a relationship with actress Lauren London and has a son named Cameron. Furthermore, he has a son named Neal with singer Nivea.
In addition to these relationships, Lil Wayne has also dated singer Christina Milian, model La’Tecia Thomas, and model Denise Bidot.