Yolanda Simmons

Fri Nov 01 2019
By   Sarthak

Who is Yolanda Simmons?

Celebrity couple always gets constant media attention and spotlight. They make news for their personal life, affairs, split, and children. And today, we are going to talk about Yolanda Simmons, who rose to fame as the mother of Stevie Wonder's first child. So, how did she became famous?

Yolanda SImmons with Stevie Wonder; Know about their relationship
Image: Yolanda Simmons with Stevie Wonder

Well, Yolanda Simmons came into the spotlight after her relation with Stevie Wonder became public. You probably have heard of Stevie Wonder. He is the legendary American singer who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century. Also, he is the best-selling music artists of all time. We will know about their relationship and children below.

Apart from becoming famous as Wonder's wife, Simmons was also known for a few movies like Daughters of the Dust (1991) and Classic Albums (1997). The information about her birthdate and family background is unavailable. Well, both of her children, Aisha Morrisand Keita Morris are over forty; therefore, Yolanda must be in her sixties.

Yolanda Simmons' former lover, Stevie Wonder with then President Barack Obama
Image: Yolanda Simmons' former lover, Stevie Wonder with then-President Barack Obama 

Her former lover, Stevie Wonder, was born six weeks premature, which resulted in a medical condition that made him blind. Despite his condition, Stevie made a name for himself in the music industry and made a marvelous fortune.

Personal Life

Yolanda Simmons and her former boyfriend, Stevie, were never married. They were in a romantic relationship around the early 1970s. So, how did they meet? The couple first met when Simmons applied for a job as a secretary for Wonder's publishing company. So, how long did they dated each other? How was their parental life?

Yolanda Simmons' Husband and Children

Wonder and Simmons began dating each other, although Yolanda was his publishing company's secretary. Do you know Wonder has been married three times and fathered nine children from five different women?

Stevie Wonder with his children, Aisha and Keita
Image: Stevie Wonder with his children, Aisha and Keita

Well, Yolanda is the first woman to give birth to Wonder's child. Before, he was married to his first wife, Syreeta Wright, a Motown singer from 1970 to 1972. Simmons and Stevie never tied the knot. On February 2, 1975, Simmons gave birth to Aisha Morris. After her birth, Stevie said, "she was the one thing that I needed in my life and my music for a long time."

For your information, Aisha was the inspiration for Wonder's hit single, "Isn't She Lovely?" She is now a famous singer and has toured with her father. Further, Simmons and Wonder have a son named Keita Morris, born in 1977. Well, he is also a musician.

Yolanda only gained fame as Stevie's former lover. After they separated, Simmons stayed away from the limelight; hence, the information about her marriage afterward is unknown.

Stevie Wonder Married, Wife, Relationship and Kids

Let's know about Stevie's marital relation. He first married to Motown singer/songwriter, Syreeta Wright in 1970. His second marriage was to a fashion designerKai Millard with whom he was married to 2001 until 2012. Likewise, his third and current wife is Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, whom he married in 2017.

Stevie Wonder with his current and third wife, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy
Image Stevie Wonder with his current and third wife, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy

Other than Aisha and Keita, Stevie's children are SophiaKwame,Mumtaz MorrisKailandMandla Kadjay Carl StevlandNia, and a child whose identity is not yet revealed.

Net Worth

The detail information about Yolanda Simmons' net worth and income is unavailable. Meanwhile, her former partner, Stevie Wonder, has a net worth of $110 million as of 2019. 

Well, he became the most acclaimed black musician by the end of 1970. Wonder has sold over 100 million records and is one of the top 60 best-selling music artists of all time. Young artist like Kira Kosarin admires him.

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