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Aaliyah Dana Haughton Biography

Updated On 26 Sep, 2023 Published On 31 Oct, 2021
Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Facts of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Date of Birth :
Age : 45 years old
Family Name : Dana
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Capricorn

Relationship short Statistics of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

What is Aaliyah Dana Haughton marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Breakup
How many children does Aaliyah Dana Haughton have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Aaliyah Dana Haughton having any relationship affair ?: Yes3 affair
Is Aaliyah Dana Haughton Lesbian ? No

Aaliyah Dana Haughton is the late beautiful and talented recording artist turned actress. She's credited for redefining contemporary R & B and hip hop, which earned her the nickname 'Queen of Urban Pop.' Besides, she starred in the movies like Queen of the Damned and Romeo Must Die.

Failed Married Life of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

At a young age, Aaliyah Dana, 55, in 1994, began dating Robert Kelly, an American singer and record producer. Her uncle Barry Hankerson introduced them to each other. Aaliyah & Robert, then aged 27, walked down the aisle in a secret wedding in a Chicago hotel room on August 31, 1994. It's revealed that a marriage document listed Aaliyah's age as 18, but she was only 15 years old.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton and Robert Kelly married on August 31, 1994. SOURCE: Pinterest

Later on, Aaliyah's parents took charge of the situation. Her father threatened to press statutory rape charges against Robert if the marriage was not annulled. Aaliyah was devasted after their marital ties were annulled in February 1995. What's more, in 2021, Kelly was charged with bribing an Illinois government to get fraudulent identification to marry underaged Aaliyah. 

Past Affairs of Aaliyah Dana Haughton! Does She Have a Daughter Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton?

Following the divorce from Robert, Ms. Haunghton began dating Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, aka Ginuwine, an American rapper, dancer & actor. On the other hand, the duo only remained together for a year, from 1997 to 1998.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton and Damon Dash at the premiere of Planet of Apes. SOURCE: Getty Images

In 1999, Dana was romantic with Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay Z, a rapper, and businessman. Like her previous relationship, this one also ended only after a year. Following the breakup, Aaliyah met Damon Dash, the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, in 2000 through their mutual friend Natane & started dating. Dana died after almost a year of the couple's togetherness, leaving their love tale incomplete.

There are rumors surrounding that through the late singer's relationship with Dash, she gave birth to a child named Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton, in October 1992 but was later forced to give Laiyah for adoption. 

But Aaliyah and Dash did not have a child together. They were in a relationship for about a year before Aaliyah's death in 2001, but they never had any children. There is a fictional character named Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton who is said to be the daughter of Aaliyah and Damon Dash, but this character is not based on any real person.

Death of Aaliyah Dana Haughton at a Young Age

The inspirational music artist Aaliyah Dana Haughton died when she was only 22 in a charter plane accident in the Bahamas on the return flight to Opa-Locka, Florida. The badly overloaded aircraft carrying Aaliyah crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all nine on the board, including her hairstylist Eric Foreman, and makeup artist Christopher Maldonado

Here's the raw footage from Aaliyah's funeral in NYC.

At the time of her aircraft crash, Aaliyah was in the Bahamas filming what was to be her final video shoot for the music video 'Rock the Boat.' She had a private burial mass(funeral) with 800 mourners at the church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. 

Aaliyah Dana Haughton - Net Worth Collection

At age 10, Aaliyah Dana Haughton gained her first recognition when she appeared on the television show Star Search. Then two years later, performing alongside Gladys Knight, Dana signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. With famous producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, Aaliyah released One in a Million, her second album.

Additionally, in 2001, Aaliyah appeared in the first film, Romeo Must Die, alongside Jet Li; she also contributed to the film's soundtrack, 'Try Again.' Aaliyah, before her demise, possessed a net worth of $10 million. Dana assembled all of her fortunes from her roles in movies and her music career.

Quick Facts About Aaliyah Dana Haughton 

  • Aaliyah Dana Haughton grew up in Detroit.
  • She received three American Music Awards, five Grammy Awards, and two MTV VMAs.
  • Aaliyah Dana Haughton was of African-American descent.
  • She graduated from Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts with a 4.0 grade point average.
  • Aaliyah's song Try Again sold three million copies in the US and eight million worldwide. 
  • She was born to her mother, Diane Haughton, and her father, Michael Haughton.
  • She has a brother, namely, Rashad Haughton.

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton Affairs

  1. First Affair with Ginuwine

    After divorcing from the ex-spouse Robert Kelly, Aaliyah came romantically closer to American songwriter & dancer Ginuwine.

  2. Second Affair with Jay Z

    After a failed relationship with Ginuwine, Aaliyah Dana Haughton started dating hip hop artist Jay Z. They remained together for a year.

  3. Third Affair with Damon Nash

    Aaliyah Dana Haughton came in the lovey-dovey link up with Damon Nash in 2000. But, their love story ended tragically with Aaliyah's death.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton Married

Marriage with Robert Kelly

Aaliyah Dana Haughton tied the knot with Robert Kelly after dating for some time, but their marriage ended in annulment in 1995.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton Children

DAUGHTER : Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton

Father: Damon Dash

Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton is the daughter of inspirational and legendary singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton.

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