Yandy Smith Wiki: Net Worth, Husband, Parents, Ethnicity
American reality star Yandy Smith became a longest surviving cast on the VH1 show, Love & Hip Hop. Moreover, the mother of two profounded her love and had her wedding with the fellow co-star in the TV.
The reality star worked in the music industry as an Executive Assistant at Violator Management. She became a manager for rapper Jim Jones and later joined Warner Music Group as a consultant. Yandy is also a brand manager and president of the lifestyle brand 'Everything Girls Love.'
How Much Is Yandy Smith's Net Worth?
Yandy, 36, has gathered the net worth of $15 million from her career as an American music producer and reality star. She accumulated a seasonal amount of salary from her appearance in VH1's Love & Hip Hop from 2011 to 2018. Likewise, the Harlem native also starred in VH1's franchise Love & Hip Hop: Check Yourself in 17 episodes.
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While appearing in American reality series Love & Hip Hop, the music producer arrived in several TV series. In 2013, Yandy made her cameo appearance in the show Big Morning Buzz Live. Her other notable appearances include We Fly High, VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly, and Hip Hop Squares. In 2018, she completed her role in TV series Illusions as Jillian Anderson.
Invalid Marriage With Husband; Blessed With Two Kids
The 36-year-old Love & Hip Hop alum, Yandy Smith, married fellow reality star, Mendeecees Harris in May 2015. Although they tied the knot in the live television, the duo didn't legalize their marriage. Moreover, her husband got imprisoned for eight years due to a drug-trafficking conspiracy in December 2015. According to the court, the 39-year-old American entrepreneur transported the drugs from New York City to the Rochester region.
Yandy Smith and her husband Mendeecees Harris at Entertainment Weekly Awards at Pacific Design Center in 2015 (Photo: bossip.com)
When her incarcerated husband was serving behind bars for eight years, in March 2017, Yandy talked with BET about their invalid marriage. The former executive assistant affirmed that no piece of paper could say that Mendeecees is her husband or not. She addressed her love towards the fellow reality star and announced that since their initial meeting, he has become 'her baby daddy, her husband, and everything in between.'
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After her baby daddy went to prison, during mid-2017, there were rumors that the Love & Hip Hop alum is pregnant. The speculations sparkled after Yandy attended an event during August 2017 where the fan addressed if she was with a baby bump. However, the reality star ditched all her pregnancy rumors and shared a series of the snapshot on 27 August 2017 in her Instagram with a caption, 'Wait...What...huh? Stop it.'
The VH1 couple met each other in 2006 when Yandy used to work as a manager. She was dating another guy, but after profounding her chemistry with the American entrepreneur, she ditched her ex-beau and fell in love with him. The couple soon welcomed their four kids Mendeecees Harris Jr., Aasim Harris, Skylar Smith Harris, and Omare Harris. They welcomed their first child Omare in July 2012 and embraced their daughter Skylar in May 2015.
Born on 19 March 1982 to her parents Ralph Smith and Laura Smith, Yandy has her hometown in Harlem, New York. During her marriage with Mendeecees in the special episode of VH1's Love & Hip Hop, her parents also appeared in the show. In her family, Yandy has siblings and a brother named Juelz Santana.
At the age of 29, the TV show reality star featured in VH1's Love & Hip Hop. Yandy holds American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. As per wiki, she starred as #30 on Billboard Magazine's Top 30 executives list in 2008. Yandy attended Howard University and secured a scholarship for two years.