Crystal Marie Denha is making headlines for allegedly seeing the Radio superstar Adam Carolla. But this isn’t the first time she’s stood up in the spotlight. The sexy standup comedian has often grabbed people’s attention; especially since she’s fluent in Aramaic and is open about being the first generation Iraqi American.
So, who were Crystal’s parents who immigrated to the US to give their children a better life? Keep reading to find out.
Who Are Crystal Marie Denha Parents?
Crystal Marie Denha was born to her parents, Riyad and May Denha. They were originally from Iraq and immigrated to the US before the 80s.
The comedian is proud of them. Not just for making the bold decision to move to the US but also for allowing her to pursue a passion that might raise fingers toward her family.
Meet Riyad Denha, Crystal Marie Denha Father
Riyad Denha is Crystal Marie Denha’s father. He was born on March 20, 1953, to the late Yousif Denha and the late Haboba Denha.
With love, people called him “Roy.” He grew up in Iraq alongside his siblings Wadie, Wadia, Hamama, Antiwan, Suhama, Basim, Emad, Mona, Ikhlas, and Karim.
While young, Riyad loved playing so soccer. He even was a member of The Thieves of Baghdad team. Overall, he was known for his strong faith, generosity, and outgoing personality.
Crystal said her dad was “the greatest Baba of all time.” He was the man who always let her march to the beat of her drum despite the “shame some thought it brought upon [her] family.” The star emphasized that things as simple as a woman dressing sexy, moving out before marriage, and being outspoken didn’t sit well with many middle eastern families. Plus, add a failed engagement, “I’ve clearly never followed tradition and he’s never once made me feel bad about that,” she remarked.
Is Riyad Denha Still Alive?
Sadly, Riyad Denha passed away on January 27, 2022. Crystal was the first one to break the bad news via her IG. “He was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. I love you, Dad,” she wrote.
Also, she took the time to mention that her father was her world, and he also “meant so much to so many people.” For instance, he would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need with zero hesitation, the comedian added.
Fast forward to Father’s day that year, Crystal took to her IG to wish her father in heaven and recall the moment she took her dad to the Playboy mansion in 2012. “We had a lovely lunch with a group of beautiful, sweet playmates & Hef. I hope this is what heaven is like for Big Roy, only up there he’s hanging out with Jesus too,” she said.
Riyad Denha Age At The Time Of His Death
Riyad Denha was 69 at the time of his death.
But even though he’s gone, Crystal still wishes him a happy birthday (i.e. on March 21) on her IG.
Where Was Riyad Denha From?
Riyad Denha hails from Iraq. But he took his last breath in Warren, Michigan, US.
Meet May Denha, Crystal Marie Denha Mother
May Denha is Crystal Marie’s mother. She described herself as a “passionate devotee with love for family, friends, literacy and lifelong learning”
Learn more about her below.
Is May Denha Still Alive?
Yes, May Denha is still alive. She turned 60 in Jan 2022.
May Denha Job
May Denha is a Literacy Coach/English Language Learner Specialist.
In 2022, she was a Literacy Coach at Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) for over 5 years, and also a Classroom and ESL Teacher at West Bloomfield Schools for over 23 ½ years.
Prior to that, May held a job as a reading consultant at Sheiko Elementary for 5 years.
As for her education, she received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 and later got her Education Specialist degree from Oakland University in 2016.
Where Is May Denha From?
May Denha hails from Iraq. But as of 2022, she resided in Warren, Michigan, US.
How Long Were Crystal Marie Denha Parents Married?
Crystal’s parents were married for over 38 years. The two were together until Riyad took his last breath.
How Many Kids Did Crystal Marie Denha Parents Have?
Crystal’s parents share 4 kids — Christopher, Jessica, Serena, and Crystal.
Among them, Christopher is the oldest, followed by Crystal, Jessica, and Serena. They turned 40, 28, 26, and 29 years of age respectively in 2022.
Now, talking in detail about them, Christopher was married and has a daughter named Scarlett, and Serena said she worked in “Operations” around Detroit Metropolitan Area.
As for Jessica, she lived in Rochester Hills, MI with her husband of over 9 years, Nicholas Sulaka. Reportedly, they tied in the knot on August 20, 2011. There, Jessica worked as an Integrated Marketing Manager at StockX. Before that, she used to work as an assistant planner at GTB, a Marketing Coordinator at Jamba Juice Detroit, A Tenant Development Intern at Bedrock Detroit, a Marketing and Social Media Intern at PocketFund, and a Marketing Intern at Wireless Vision, LLC.
Also, Jessica attended four years of high school at Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and later got her Bachelor’s degree in communication from the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Science in 2017.