His birth name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. but this definitely would not ring a bell until you are told this same person is publicly known as the legendary Snoop Dogg. He is one of those American celebrities that are famous for their work so far in the world of music, specifically in the hip hop genre. The Long Beach native loved music since he became self aware but had a troubled childhood. Broadus was jailed severally in his teenage years for drug possession and even one time for murder until he was found not guilty.
When Cordozar decided to take his music career seriously, he met with Dr. Dre in 1992 who eventually became his first producer. The West Coast laid-back rapper has the distinction for having the most Grammy nominations of any music artist without having won one. Who knows what the future holds for him, as he’s not showing signs to retire any time soon. Over the years, Snoop has advocated actively for the recreational use of marijuana.
Date of Birth: October 21, 1971
Zodiac Sign: Libra
As with most successful musicians, the gangsta star has done a few works in the film industry, all of which were successful. The rapper might be seen as someone who is all about the party lifestyle in his music videos but there is more to him than his albums portray. He is a family man behind closed doors and is mighty proud of his brood. Come along as we meet the selected few who put Snoopy’s life in perspective.
Vernell Varnado (father)
Date of Birth: December 13, 1949
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Vernell was a Vietnam veteran, singer and mail carrier. Soon after Calvin was born, Varnado left his family and this caused Snoop’s mother to remarry. Though he is Snoop’s biological father, he was majorly absent from his son’s life. Now papa Vernell is very close with his son and his grandchildren.
Beverly Broadus Green (nee Tate) (mother)
Date of Birth: April 27, 1951
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
She named her son after her second husband Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. (died November 9, 1985) whom she married in 1970 and later divorced in 1975. Broadus is an author of a book titled Real Love (2012) where she details the journey of her life, how she found the love of Christ and her life as an evangelist. She was ordained a minister in 2005 after spending over four decades as the church choir director. According to her, she has been called to help battered women. Her most popular son got his nickname from her as she jokingly remarked one day that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. In her book Real Love II:The Story of an Extraordinary Woman (2014) Beverly said that she is a mother of 3 sons and as we could find from 3 different men.
Jerry Wesley Carter (elder half-brother from his mother romance with sailor Harold Carter)
Date of Birth: September 16, 1969
Zodiac sign: Virgo
He lives in Pomona, California and works in United Steel Workers.
Bing Worthington Jr. (younger half-brother from his mother relationship with Bing Crosby Worthington Sr)
Date of birth: May 4, 1979
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Worthington says he is glad to be a mystery to the public as he keeps most of his details to himself. We know however that Bing has been performing various background roles for his brother. He was at some point his brother’s tour manager then just recently decided to start a record label in Canada.
Shante Broadus (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: June 12, 1997 till present
They have been together since high school and many years down the line are still the very goofy lovers they were at the start of their friendship. Broadus and Snoop are today one of the lucky couples in entertainment today who have managed to celebrate decades in their wedding anniversary but this does not mean they did not have their own marital troubles at some point. On May 21, 2004, the famous singer filed a divorce from his wife Taylor (her maiden name) citing irreconcilable differences but it was later called off and the lovers renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008 at a surprise ceremony he organized for the lovely Boss Lady (as she is fondly called).
According to him, he was trying to get a divorce but went back home and fell in love with his wife and kids. The hip hop star admitted that a lot of times, people get cloudy in their thoughts especially with him being in a music industry where one can easily fall off track and develop misplaced priorities. He is grateful he realized early that his wife was irreplaceable and not the party and girls he had been caught up with. Today, the high school sweethearts are over 20 years and still counting. Looking back now at how much of a roller coaster their relationship has been, the music star can only conclude that they were chosen for each other.
Corde Calvin Broadus (son with Shante Broadus)
Date of Birth: August 21, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Corde is Snoopy’s oldest son and he was featured in the rapper’s TV Show titled Father Hood. He has a large followership on his social media accounts and is seen to love smoking and doing drugs. Spank as he is fondly called by his famous father became a daddy to Zion Kalvin with his long-time model girlfriend, Jessica Kyzer. He made the most famous Broadus a proud grandfather for the first time in January 2015.
Cordell Broadus (son with Shante Broadus)
Date of Birth: February 21, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
He is a very skilled footballer like Corde but gave up after a while of being in the UCLA.
Julian Corrie Broadus (son with Laurie Holmond)
Year of Birth: 1998
It is not news that the legendary singer digs children especially his own kids but surprisingly, there is an estranged child. Julian was born in 1998 to another high school sweetheart Laurie Holmond but his existence was not revealed to the world until 2007 when the rapper finally admitted it.
Cori Broadus (daughter with Shante Broadus)
Date of Birth: June 22, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Cori is the only daughter of her father and she was featured on her father’s 2015 album No Gums Allowed. The only female Broadus also featured her father on her single titled Daddy’s Girl. The young Dogg is a singer herself and stays mainly in the pop genre. Cori uses her Instagram to publicize self love and acceptance as she frequently speaks about body image. Choc (as her father calls her) was diagnosed with Lupus when she was only six and it even caused her hair but as the fighter that she is, she won against the disease.