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Meet Josefa Salinas, Rapper Coolio Wife! Bio, Net Worth

Meet Josefa Salinas, the former wife of late rapper Coolio. On 28 September 2022, Coolio was found dead when he was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he passed away. An official cause of his death hasn’t been revealed by the officials. His manager, Jarel Posey, confirmed the sad news to Variety by saying: “We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon. He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly.”

So who is his ex-wife? Learn about her in this article elow.

Meet Josefa Salinas, Late Rapper Coolio Wife

Late rapper Coolio met his ex-wife Josefa Salinas in 1987. The couple clocked in and started dating sometime after that. After 10 years of being in a relationship, they tied the knots on 18 May 1996. However, the marriage reportedly lasted for only four years. Eventually, they got divorced.

However, that didn’t end their relationship as they shared four children together; three daughters, named, Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and a son named Artis. In 2008, he made a headline after laying down a ground rule for dating his daughters who at the time were Artisha (20), Brandi (19), and Jackie (15).

With that philosophy, the rapper — who would be willing to “do the rest of my life in prison if you mess with my kids” — warns any young man to not have any expectations from his daughters. “I tell them don’t come around here trying to get nothing you ain’t getting at home. First of all, you ain’t going to get it,” says Coolio. However, the doting dad tries not to be too intimidating and will “get my pit bull and we walk around the block” while his daughters are spending time with their friends, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t keep his girls on their toes!

The late rapper said, “I don’t sit there and watch over them, but the other day, I walked in the living room, and Artisha was sitting on some dude’s lap, I was like, ‘Oh, hell no.’ She just sat there, so I picked up one of the legs from the pool table and said, ‘You better get up right now.’ She was like, ‘I’m 20 years old!’ I was like you better get yourself a 20-year-old house then!”

He bore six other children from different relationships. They were Grtis Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Kate Ivey, and Shayne Ivey.

Josefa recently posted about her husband in July 2022. She posted, “It’s OFFICIAL !!!!! Congratulations to @coolio! Gangsta Paradise hit ONE BILLION views!!!! Only 200 songs out of 80 million on @youtube are in this club! Welcome home where you belong @coolio Well deserved!  #thingsjosefaknows  #onebillionclub2022 #westside #gangstaparadise #jobwelldone.”

The Gangsta’s Paradise rapper may have also shared a child with ex-girlfriend Anabella Chatman. In 2010, former love interest Anabella took legal action in an attempt to get Coolio to pay child support according to TMZ. The outlet reported that she was more interested in child support than money, however.

She told TMZ that in order to demonstrate to the state of California that she had investigated and used all available avenues in order to be eligible for Medi-Cal, she had to petition for child support. The Aw, Here It Goes! the rapper was ordered to pay $300 in child support for Christopher Kal El Ivey Bellesi, who was still an infant, at the time by a Los Angeles child support agency.

According to documents that were filed, Coolio’s monthly salary at the time was only $1,387. The Grammy Award winner encountered additional legal difficulties with Anabella three years after the incident.

According to TMZ, authorities detained Coolio detained in 2013 after allegedly pushing and punching his baby mama to the ground. According to a police record obtained by the publication, the well-known hip-hop artist fled the scene after the altercation, carrying his young boy and another woman, Melynda Karr, who was also there.

Anabella claimed that he attempted to flee and hit her with his automobile. When the police got on the scene, they saw tire tracks on her leg.

She had a broken lip, and a gushing middle right finger. The New York Daily News reported that she “soaked in blood”. According to TMZ, the musician claimed that he was the victim of the incident and that Anabella attacked him out of jealousy. Despite their skepticism, the police nonetheless detained Coolio. They charged him with a misdemeanor count of battery resulting in domestic violence days after the event.

However, Josefa also had a daughter before he met Coolio. She goes by the name Parees Salinas (age 41), Peezie (@peezie). She also has a son named Melan Santana Salinas-Ivey who turned 26 years old in April 2022.

Josefa Salinas Husband Now

Based on her social media post, Josefa Salina is currently single.

At the time of his death, Coolio was in a relationship with Mimi Ivey. The pair’s relationship was featured in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap.

First aired on March 5, 2013, the couple swapped places with Sugar Ray frontman, Mark McGrath, and his wife, Carin Kingsland. Mimi reflected on her experience in the show to Women in Business: “Although I loved Coolio with all my heart I was not happy with the state of our relationship at that time. We’ve had our challenges over the last couple of years just like any other relationship. We have eleven kids between the two of us, two grandkids, and two more on the way that keeps our home life exciting.

Mimi added, “But on the other hand, we definitely work well together because we are able to separate business from our home life by always supporting each other professionally. I’ve always had my own light in the entertainment world, and this is why we are able to launch a collaborative venture together.”

Later, they appeared on the couple counseling show Love Goals in 2020. They reportedly share two children; a daughter Majaniek and a son.

How Old Is Josefa Salinas?

Born in 1958, Josefa Salinas is 63 years.

Josefa Salinas Young

Young Josefa Salinas, She Was 19 In This Photograph (Pic: IG)

Josefa Salinas Net Worth

Josefa Salinas has a net worth above $600 thousand. As an on-air personality, Josefa’s sensuous, commanding voice has delighted listeners throughout California for 30 years, including 14 years on L.A.’s popular old-school station, HOT 92.3, where she also held the off-air position of “Community Affairs Director” and led the station to win two of the highly-coveted “NAB Crystal Awards.”

Through her “Pursuit of Excellence Institute, Josefa’s heart for community service has led her to become a role model for women, a powerful symbol for Latinos, and a mentor/advocate for children and underserved communities. Josefa recently joined the Gold Coast Broadcasting family lending her voice and her highly acclaimed show “The Community Review” to the stations reaching from the desert to the sea.

Josefa has served as a Los Angeles Commissioner, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The appointment came with the challenge of revamping the image and operational models of Los Angeles Public Libraries. She undertook the mission with enthusiasm, providing new equipment and resources, creating innovative programs, and working to make the libraries more welcoming and accessible for all of the city’s residents.

In spite of Josefa’s many past accomplishments, she has continued to seek out new opportunities for growth and development, graduating from the “HOPE Latina Leadership Institute” as well as the “Latina Global Executive Leadership Program” sponsored by USC’s Marshall School of Business.

The woman once known as the “Angelita de la Noche” (“Angel of the Night”) on L.A.’s POWER 106 has become the founder and CEO of her own stations, using cutting-edge technology to bring “The Power of Voices” to the local and global community.

Still a lover of good music, Josefa has also gathered some of the greatest living legends in radio to put “HOT923 The Beat” back into the lives of the millions who missed the Old School station when it left L.A. in 2015. She is hard at work developing the niche station, “Your Military Voice” which will cater to active-duty servicemen and women and their families, as well as retired veterans.

She is currently working as an on-air personality at Old School 104.7.

Related FAQs

  • What Is Josefa Salinas Nationality?

Josefa Salinas’s nationality is American.

  • Is Josefa Salinas On Instagram?

Yes, Josefa Salinas is available on Instagram (@josefasalinas) and Facebook (@josefa.salinas).

  • When Is Josefa Salinas Birthday?

Josefa Salinas celebrates her birthday on 22 October.

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