Tionne Tenese Watkins popularly known as T-Boz, is an American singer, actress, songwriter, author, and executive producer. She became famous as a member of the 1990s girl group TLC.
T- Boz was born on April 26, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born to James Watkins and Gayle Watkins. T-Boz was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when she was a child. She has been hospitalised on several occasions for her condition. She lived in Des Moines until she turned nine when she moved to Atlanta.
T-Boz came public about her illness 1996. She became the spokesperson for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. She is a Christian and has often said that her faith in God and her positivity has helped her through her illness.
She married rapper Mack 10 on August 19, 2000. The couple has a daughter Chase Anela Rolison. Chase was born prematurely on October 20, 2000. T-Boz filed for a divorce in 2004, she also requested a restraining order against her husband. She moved to California in 2012. She explained that she wanted to bring Chase closer to her father.
T-Boz entered the entertainment industry after being selected in an audition, an audition organized by Crystal Jones. In 1991, the singing group signed as TLC. T-Boz also pursued a solo career. she recorded songs for films: “Touch Myself” for the movie titled Fled and “My Getaway” for the movie titled “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie”.
She has also featured on songs including, “Ghetto Love” with Da Brat, “He Say She Say” with Keith Sweat, “Changes” with Society of Soul, “Be Somebody” with Paula Cole and “Different Times” with Raphael Saadiq. She has also appeared as an actress in 1998 film titled “Belly”. She also starred in some episodes of “Living Single” and “Days of Our Lives”.
She has also published her autobiography (a semi-autobiographical poetry) titled “Thoughts”. In 2005, she teamed up with Tara Brivic to open a children’s boutique, Chase’s Closet, named after her daughter, Chase. The boutique was closed down later.
Her TV reality show “Totally T-Boz” premiered on January 1, 2013. The show focused on her career as a singer, her quest to release an album, and the life of her daughter Chase.
How much is T Boz Net Worth in 2017
T-Boz has an estimated net worth of $600 thousand US dollars as of 2017. She earned almost $11,000 a month. She, however, filed for bankruptcy on two occasions in 2011, in February and October. She had previously battled with a brain tumour and her bankruptcy was linked to her excessive medical bills. She was also diagnosed with acoustic neuroma which affected in balance, hearing, sight, facial movements and weight. She revealed that doctors did not want to operate on her because of the sickle cell. She eventually received treatment at Cedars – Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles.
T- Boz revealed in 2016 that she has adopted a 10-month-old son called Chance. Her work with TLC has earned her four Grammy Awards. She has also appeared on other television shows including the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. She appeared as Kandi Burris’s’ friend.