Ruben Studdard

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Singer, Actor (1978)
Sun Feb 19 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Ruben Studdard

Ex-husband : Surata Zuri McCants
Ruben Studdard took the wedding vows with Surata Zuri McCants in 2008 and divorced in 2012.

If you like hearing various American songs, then you might have some time to run into the songs of Ruben Studdard. He is an American singer who is famous for his song Sorry 2004.

He came into the limelight after winning the second season of the famous singing reality show, American Idol. Ruben stands at a decent height of 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm), like Alayna Galea'i-Finau whereas his weight is around 155 kg. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Is Ruben Dating Someone?

Ruben Studdard, the winner of American Idol Second Season, is currently single at the moment. However, he has been in a married relationship before. 

As of now, he is raising his biological daughter, whom he had from his previous married relationship, Surata Zuri McCants. However, he has not disclosed her daughter's name on any of his social media handles.

Previously Married Surata Zuri McCants

As mentioned earlier, Ruben was in a married relationship with Surata Zuri McCants between 2008-2012. The ex-couple first met in October 2006 at Wal-Mart in Atlanta, where Ruben signed an autograph for his fan. They liked each other at their first met. Interestingly, they started dating each other soon after their first encounter. 

Ruben Studdard and his ex-wife, Surata Zuri McCants during their marriage ceremony.
Ruben Studdard and his ex-wife, Surata Zuri McCants during their marriage ceremony (Image Source:

The former couple decided to go into a marriage relationship after having known each other for two years. They tied their knot in a private wedding ceremony held in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Their family members and friends attended the wedding ceremony.

What Went Wrong with Ruben & Surata?

Flying without wings singer Ruben and his ex-wife, Surata, were living a happy married life until 2011. In November 2011, Ruben filed a divorce in court, requesting to be separated from his wife for personal reasons. However, the exact reason behind their separation is still unknown.

Two months later, the divorce was accepted by the court. The divorce settlement was labeled as the "Cleanest divorce ever" because Surata was left with nothing as the settlement for divorce.

Surata only got some of her personal belongings, including her wedding dress, her photo albums, a 2006 BMW, and a $10,000 property settlement. Moreover, she also received $2000 to cover her attorney fees.

Net Worth & Earnings of Ruben 

Ruben Studdard has a net worth of $5 million like Alan Pownall. He has earned this massive sum of money through his successful singing career. He has given many hit songs throughout his singing career. Some of his famous songs are Together, We Have Not ForgottenLove Him As I Do, I Need an Angel, etc.

Ruben Studdard posing for his Instagram feed
Ruben Studdard posing for his Instagram feed (Image Source: @realrubenstuddard )

He has also worked in more than ten movies and TV series besides singing. Moreover, he has also worked as an executive producer in ViceStyles, earning a considerable sum of money.

Moreover, he earns a reasonable sum of money through his verified social media handle. Also, he makes decent money through ad sense via his youtube channel. Similarly, he has also promoted various clothing brands through his Instagram handle. 

The Early Life of Ruben 

Ruben was born on September 12, 1978, in Frankfurt, West Germany, to American Parents. He was born the youngest child of his teacher's parents.

He was interested in singing from an early age, and at the age of three, he sang his first song, Rising Star Baptist Church. Apart from singing, he was also interested in playing various outdoor games such as Football.

Family Details

As mentioned earlier, Ruben's father and mother were teachers in the past. His father's name is Kevin Studdard, whereas his mother is Emily Studdard.

Childhood picture of Ruben Studdard
Childhood picture of Ruben Studdard (Image Source: @realrubenstuddard)

Similarly, he also has a big brother, Kevin Studdard, with whom he spends his childhood days. 

One Bad Habit that Ruben Has

I Need A Man actor Ruben has quite addicted to having cigars. He has cigars from different brands. On one of his Instagram posts, he stated:

When you work as hard as I do, you deserve to have the best. #fuentefriday #opusx

Ruben Studdard consumes Fuente Friday cigars
Ruben Studdard consumes Fuente Friday cigars (Image Source: @realrubenstuddard )

It seems that smoking is his habit and he is not trying to promote smoking among his fans and followers. 

Acting Career

Apart from singing, Ruben Studdard is also an actor in the entertainment industry. He started his acting journey in 2004 as Ruben Studdard in the comedy TV series, One on One.

He has appeared in various movies and TV series as a side character. Some of his films include LiftedThe Perfect GiftAll of UsScooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, etc.

Youtube Channel

Flying Without Wings singer Ruben also has a self-named channel on youtube. He has obtained over 166K subscribers throughout his youtube journey since October 25, 2009.

His first video was a song he sang, Change Me, which has already crossed 8 million views now. Since his first video, he has uploaded more than thirteen videos, most of which are related to his song. His most viewed video is also a music video released on October 4, 2014, on youtube under the title ''Ruben Studdard - Sorry 2004.''

About Ruben Major & Qualifications

Life on a Stick actor Ruben completed his high school education at Huffman High School, located in his hometown. During his days in high school, he was very good at football, so he got a scholarship to study at Alabama A&M University.

During his days in university, he continued his dream of becoming a musician and studied vocal cords. Some years later, he graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in Vocal Studies.

About Ruben Brother's Death

Ruben's brother, Kevin Studdard, suddenly passed away on May 2018. He shared this sad news through a post on his verified Instagram handle. There he disclosed his love and affection towards his late big brother, Kevin. 

Ruben Studdard and his late brother, Kevin Studdard
Ruben Studdard and his late brother, Kevin Studdard (Image Source: @realrubenstuddard)

Although he did not disclose the reason behind the death of his big brother, Ruben thanked everyone for the kind words and expressions of sympathy.

Social Media Presence

Ruben Studdard is active on Instagram with the @realrubenstuddard username. He has a good fan base of more than 108K people on his handle. 

Similarly, he can also be found on Twitter under the @RubenStuddard username, where more than 88k people follow him. He joined Twitter on April 2009.

He has a huge fan base on his Facebook page, with more than 532k followers following him. He runs his Facebook under the @RubenStuddard page name.


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