Shahidah Omar is an actress and musician who is famed as the wife of the American, comedian Jerry Angelo Brooks known by his stage name, J.B. Smoove. The pair got married in 2007 and have shared over a decade together.
Even though Shahidah came into the spotlight for her marriage to the comedian, she has since earned her place in the industry as a singer and actress known for her roles in Real Husbands of Hollywood and Black Love.
J.B. Smoove’s Wife Grew Up in Chicago
Shahidah Omar was born to her parents on July 5, 1976, and she’s 47 years old at the moment.
Records have it that she was raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., and grew up in a full house alongside 9 of her siblings who shared an interest in music. They grew up listening to the likes of George Benson, Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan, and Kathleen Battle.
Shahidah Omar is an Actress and Singer
Like her husband, Shahidah is also a renowned personality in the entertainment industry. She revealed that her interest in singing was spurred as a teenager and she got trained as an opera singer.
According to an interview, her mother got her enrolled in the school choir while in high school. It was at time, her audition advisor signed her up for the vocal major and opera department. Following this, she got encouraged by her vocal coach Mrs. Forsyth to use her voice to its full potential. It’s no surprise that Shahidah sings with so much energy and passion.
As an actress and reality TV personality, she is known for her roles in films and shows such as Black Love, Graduation Night, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and The Bonnie Hunt Show.
Asides from acting, she has also made a name in the music industry. She released her first album “Freedom” in 2010 and has performed songs such as What About The Living, Stop The War, and People Of The World.
She is also the owner of a lifestyle brand known as “Basic Peace”. The brand promotes good living and self-love. They also sell customized shirts and hats.
Shahidah Omar and J.B Smoove Have Been Married Since 2007
Shahidah and her husband J.B. Smoove have been married for over a decade. As the story goes the pair met at a restaurant and Smoove revealed that he was intrigued when she walked in and soon initiated a conversation. Following this, they exchanged contact and the rest is history.
The pair dated for a while and later decided to get married in 2007. The wedding ceremony was held in the United States and witnessed by a number of friends and family members.
Since then, the pair have remained true to their vows and seized every opportunity to celebrate themselves as their social media platform suggests. They have also starred together on several reality shows like Real Husbands of Hollywood and are often spotted together for red-carpet events, award nights, and other events.
Does the Couple Have any Children?
Shadida and her husband J.B. Smoove have not birthed any child yet. However, they have been raising their daughter Jessica Brooks together. She is a product of J.B. Smoove’s relationship with an unidentified woman.
Jessica was born on October 21, 1993, and she’s 30 years old at the moment. Information on what she does for a living as well as her personal life is not known to the public. She is in the limelight as the daughter of the comedian, J.B Smoove.
How Much is Shahidah Omar’s Net Worth?
Shahida primarily earns from her career as an actress, singer, and lifestyle brand founder. As hinted, she has been in the industry for over a decade and has starred in a number of films, TV series, and reality shows.
While her earnings remain unknown to the public, Loveohlust estimates her at $2 million judging from her lifestyle. Shahida enjoys everything luxury.
Unarguably, her husband’s career also affords her an expensive living. J.B. Smoove is estimated at $10 million which he accumulated from his career as a comedian. He also lives a luxurious life and spends his money on cars. As you would easily find, he has 5 cars which include a 1972 Dodge Coronet, a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, a 2013 Damon Outlaw, and a 2016 Smart.