Eliz Shaffe is mainly known as the mother of the Jackson offspring known as Stevanna. She is also the first wife of The Jacksons’ Randy Jackson before the whole drama surrounding him and his brother ensued.
Most people believe that Shaffe was ‘the other woman’ considering her husband had an affair with a woman he was previously with, even during their marriage.
Although Stevanna Jackson’s mother’s marriage to her father did not last for long, it still shone a little light on her.
Eliz Shaffe Married a Member of The Jacksons
A piece of information about Eliz states that she is an Iranian woman. Her fame was first brought about when her relationship with Randy Jackson, a member of The Jacksons’ singing group, came to the limelight.
Randy Jackson is the brother of the famous American singer, Michael Jackson, and was also a later member of The Jackson singing group. He is the youngest of the Jackson 5 brothers who later changed their band name.
When the youngest Jackson male was about 20 years old, he got married to Eliz Shaffe and they were together for just 2 years. She gave birth to her daughter with the musician the year after their wedding
Stevanna Jackson was born on June 17, 1990, in Los Angeles. She is the only known daughter of her mother but the same isn’t so for her father, Randy.
Was Eliz Shaffe ‘The Other Woman’ in Randy Jackson’s Life?
Eliz Shaffe’s marriage to Randy ended in 1991, after 2 years. While married, the musician went on to have an affair with another woman known as Alejandra Oaziaza whom he knew way before his marriage to Shaffe.
Stevanna’s father met with the aforementioned woman in 1986 at the age of 17. Alejandra was about 7 years older (24 at the time). Their meeting eventually developed into a romantic relationship that would go on to last for many years but did not lead to marriage.
According to Oaziaza, Randy did not treat her like she was ‘the one’ and considering his age wasn’t so mature. From the proceeding events, she is believed to remain in his life despite his marriage to another woman.
The same year Eliz got married to Randy, Alejandra welcomed a child for him. Oaziaza bore a daughter named Genevieve Katherine who happens to be the first child of Randy Jackson.
After that came Stevanna who was born about a year later during her parents’ marriage.
It didn’t seem like Randy had quit his relationship with Alejandra in spite of his marital status. He continued having an affair with the older woman and this is evident with the birth of Randy Jr.
Randy Jr. was born to Randy and Alejandra a year after Eliz Shaffe’s daughter, Stevanna, was born, in 1991.
Shaffe’s Ex-husband’s Lover Bore Kids for his Brother Too
The controversies in the Jackson family did not end with Randy Jackson’s affair while married to Eliz. In fact, that seemed like the starting point as soon after the separation from Randy, things went south in the Jackson family.
In 1995, Eliz’s ex-husband’s lover, Alejandra, secretly married Randy’s older brother, Jermaine. The mother of Randy’s 2 children claimed that Jermaine, also a member of the Jackson 5, treated her better than Randy.
According to Oaziaza, Jermaine Jackson was family oriented and different from his younger brother. This wasn’t Jermaine’s first marriage though. He was once married to Hazel Gordy for 15 years (1973-1988).
With Randy’s older brother, Alejandra went on to have 2 more children Jaafar and Jermajesty Jackson. They also adopted Donte Jackson as their child.
This union infuriated Eliz Shaffe’s ex-husband so much that he ranted a lot about it. He also did not speak to his elder brother for many years and called him a fool. The betrayal led him to insult his former lover, as he called her a pig.
Stevanna’s father who also had 2 children with Oaziaza stopped paying child support for his kids with her. This act prompted his older brother to speak out claiming he didn’t understand why his younger brother was acting petty and wouldn’t get over the fact that he got married to Alejandra.
However, in a twisted turn of events, the marriage between Jermaine and Alejandra also crashed. After the older Jackson brother converted to Islam in 1999, he married a woman named Lawanda in a local mosque. This happened while he was still married to his brother’s ex-lover.
Subsequently, Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Oaziaza got divorced in 2004 after 9 years of marriage. A year later, he got married to another woman named Halima Rashid.
Eliz Shaffe’s Daughter is Billie Bodega
Eliz Shaffe’s daughter is famously known as Billie Bodega now. This is the alias Michael Jackson’s niece chose for her entertainment career.
Stevanna is an actress, musician, and writer. She began her entertainment career at a young age. She started off starring in TV shows and commercials. At that young age, she even worked with brands such as Disney, WB/CW, NBC, Nickelodeon, and so many more.
The young lady is a graduate of Harvard where she studied Arts in Film Studies and graduated with honors at the college.
When Shaffe’s daughter returned to Los Angeles, she started writing screenplays and TV shows. She also delved into music and that was when she adopted the name ‘Billie Bodega’.
Her filmography according to IMDB includes Zoey (2005) where she played Tasha, The Wrong Child (2016) as Amy, and American Horror Stories (2022) as Piper.
She also has proven to be a true Jackson with the production of songs such as Ocean Blues, Numb, Like Woah, Cannibal, and some more songs.