Rapper Fat Joe may be a “hood” rapper, but when he’s not making music or on tour, he’s a family man. Joe has been married to his lovely wife Lorena for almost 20 years.
And they have a very pretty (and smart) teenage daughter named Azaira.
The two stepped out on the red carpet yesterday, at the Hip Hop Awards show in Miami.
We’re told that Azaira is exploring getting into the music business also. According to folks in music, her dad already has given her his blessing.
Many celebrities choose to keep their family lives private, and Fat Joe is one of them.
But in a heartwarming Facebook post shared a few years ago, the rapper opened up about his oldest son Joey, who has special needs, and included an adorable photo of the father-son duo.
“I’m very private with my first born. Joey is special kid full of joy and Love. there’s no way you could understand unless you have a family member who has challenges in life,” the “What’s Luv” rapper wrote. “He’s my angel and the reason for all my blessings. I Love him to death #godisgreat.”
He continued, “My oldest son is Joey, he’s 18 [now 21]. When I had him I was very young. I love my son dearly, but I didn’t feel like I was ready to have kids at the time. From time to time I told my mom and dad they should have educated me on the responsibilities of having a kid,” he explained.
“He was a special needs child, I raised him with my parents. His mom couldn’t handle him, and instead of him going to a center we raised him all of his life. I had to learn the responsibilities of being a parent the hard way.”