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American Rapper Coolio Was Once Married to Josefa Salinas Now Dating Someone Special?

Updated On 15 Aug, 2023 Published On 30 Jul, 2019
American Rapper Coolio Was Once Married to Josefa Salinas Now Dating Someone Special?

Artis Leon Ivey aka Coolio was married to his long-term girlfriend Josefa Salinas but the relationship sadly ended. Are you curious to know whether he moved on from that relationship or not?

The accomplished rapper Coolio earned success as a rapper, actor, chef, and record producer, however, he is not that lucky in terms of a stable relationship. He got divorced from his wife only after three years of marriage. In addition to that, he had a slew of girlfriends his whole life. So, is he also currently dating? Has he moved on from his Divorce? What about his Childen? Read the article below to get all your answers:

Coolio is always in the news for his Romantic  Relationships; so What is his Current Relationship Status? Is he Dating? Who is his Girlfriend? 

Coolio who calls himself of the top ten lovers of all time is always in the news for his relationship. Whether it is making a new girlfriend or breaking up with someone, his relationship status always gained the attention of the news media. However, at present, there is no gossip about him dating so it looks like the rapper is single.

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It has been a long time since he was in a public relationship. Coolio's last confirmed relationship was with a woman named Anabelle Chatman. They started dating in 2010 but ended in 2013 in the worst way possible. The relationship ended when Anabelle accused him of punching her on the lip with a closed fit.

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The incident occurred on April 2013, when she got into a fight when he brought another girlfriend over to their house. The fight quickly turned violent and she was left with a split lip, a bleeding right middle finger, and several abrasions on her body. The police booked him on battery charges but the case was discharged later by the judge as the prosecutors were not able to confirm Chatman's accusations.

Coolio's Lovelife Remained Always Busy; What are his past Relationship Affairs?

Coolio was always some sort of a playboy all his life. He always has a girlfriend or sometimes two girlfriends at the same time. There is no record of how many girlfriends he made in his lifetime, but some of his public affairs include his relationship with Nora Amile, Adina Howard, and Toral Patel.

Coolio clicking the picture for the 'Celeb Wife Swap' show. 

Coolio in addition to that, went in the program Celeb Wife Swap with Mimi Ivey as his girlfriend. While in the program, she broke up with him saying that her relationship with Coolio sucks and she can do so much better. However, Coolio later claimed that the show is fake and Mimi was never his girlfriend, just a friend.

Coolio not only had an array of  Girlfriends he was once a Married man; Know about his Wife and their Relationship Status

Coolio's one of the longest relationships was with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas. They started dating in 1987 and continued dating until their wedding in 1996. The couple remained married for three years and got divorced in 2000.

 The rapper Coolio with his children.

Coolio and his former wife moreover share four children namely Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Artis Ivey, and Jackie Ivey. In addition to that Coolie also has six more children from other relationships. The children are Grtis Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Kate Ivey, and Shayne Ivey. In total, the late rapper shares ten children from his multiple relationships.

Update 2023: Coolio is No More!

On September 28, 2022, in Los Angeles, the world bid farewell to Coolio. According to the rapper's manager, Jared Posey, who confirmed the news to Deadline, Coolio's demise was attributed to the devastating effects of fentanyl. Tragically, his system also revealed traces of heroin and methamphetamines. At the age of 59, the talented artist left us, leaving behind a legacy that continues to resonate.

The circumstances of his passing were initially shrouded in mystery, as he was discovered on the bathroom floor of a friend's residence, though the exact cause of his untimely departure remained undisclosed during that period.

Coolio's Quick Facts

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  • Coolio's real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. He got the nickname Coolio Iglesias when he was studying at Compton Community College.
  • Coolio is not only a rapper but also an actor, chef, and record producer.
  • Coolio is a collector of snow domes.
  • The rapper has had two stints in jail for larceny and possessing illegal weapons.
  • He previously worked as a volunteer in firefighting and security at the Los Angeles International Airport before becoming a rapper.

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