Like most celebrity kids, Liyah Kirkpatrick’s birth made headlines even though it was kept a secret by her famous parents Kyla Pratt and Danny Kirkpatrick. She is the youngest child of the couple and she seems to be taking after her parents’ career in the entertainment industry. As seen on her mother’s Instagram, Liyah has an outgoing personality.
Liyah Kirkpatrick, born August 5, 2013, is currently 10 years old. Her parents have been together for more than 15 years. They have been engaged since 2011 but are yet to tie the knot.
Liyah Kirkpatrick was born two years after her parents got engaged
Born August 5, 2013, Liyah was born to famous parents. She was born two years after her parents Pratt and Kirkpatrick got engaged. When she was born, her parents kept it a total secret.
She has an older sister, Lyric who just like her has an outgoing personality. The two sisters seem to be taking after their parents in the entertainment industry.
Her mother once revealed that the 10-year-old and her sister have shown interest in acting. That came after Lyric performed a dance on The Real in 2017.
Besides her sister, Liyah has a stepbrother Danny Jr, from her father’s previous relationship.
Her parents’ relationship highlight
Liyah’s father, Danny ‘KP’ Kilpatrick owns the first tattoo shop, iAM Compton. Before becoming a tattoo artist and a rapper, he worked as a stripper. Her mother, Kyla Pratt is a former Disney Channel actor.
Danny revealed how he met Pratt during the promotion of Black Ink Crew: Compton. He said he and the mother of his kids met through a mutual friend in 2005. At first, there were times it seemed he was trying to downplay her.
After dating for a while, they got engaged in 2011 and when people were expecting the wedding date, Pratt came out to say she was in no rush to get married and that she and KP were enjoying their relationship together.
The couple featured together on the reality show Black Ink Crew: Compton in 2019.
Details about the celebrity child’s parents
Liyah Kirkpatrick’s mother started acting at the age of 8
It is not surprising that Liyah and her sister already showed interest in acting since they might have gotten that trait from their mother. Kyla Pratt started acting and appearing in commercials at the age of 8.
Known for voicing Penny Proud in the first Disney Channel animated series, The Proud Family, Pratt played several roles while growing up. Some of these include playing one of Eddie Murphy’s children Dr Dolittle 1 & 2 alongside actress Raven-Symone. She also appeared in the series Let’s Stay Together from 2012 to 2014, Friends and Smart Guy.
Liyah’s mother has appeared on the big screens alongside A-list actors like Eddie Murphy, John Leguizamo Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, and Gabrielle Union.
Pratt has had a short-lived singing career as well. She performed a cover version of Circle of Life as a Disney Channel Circle of Stars member that appeared on the DisneyMania 2. She also sang It’s All About Me for the series soundtrack for The Proud Family. In 2019, she sang in the 2019 Lifetime Christmas movie, No Time Like Christmas.
Liyah Kirkpatrick’s father was caught with Marijuana
According to reports, Danny had dreams of becoming a professional athlete but it was cut short after he was caught in possession of marijuana and was arrested. That led to the termination of his scholarship and subsequent expulsion from Lincoln College where he was studying.
The father of three spent some years in prison before he got out and started afresh. He also is an actor and singer-songwriter. He has appeared in films and TV shows such as Mystery ER, Black Ink Crew: Camption, and Morbid: A Love Story.
As a tattoo artist, he has inked tattoos for celebrities such as Travis Scott, Diddy, Taraji P. Henson, and Nas.