Xea Myers is the only daughter between the late rapper Heavy D and celebrity chef, Antonia Lofaso. Her father was one of the most prominent faces in the rap industry.
The star kid has grown up since the last time we saw her during Heavy D’s funeral ceremony. It’s been over a decade since the Jamaican-born rapper passed away and fans are curious to know what is his daughter Xea up to these days.
In this article, let’s find out all the intricate details of Xea’s life and know what is she doing now. In addition, we’ll also cover her parent’s relationship and find out if they were ever married or not.
Xea Myers is the daughter of the late Heavy D
She was born on February 25th, 2000, in the United States, to chef Antonia Lofaso and rapper, Heavy D. She belongs to mixed ethnicity. On her father’s side, she is an African Jamaican while on her mother’s side, she is Italian.
Xea was brought up in Los Angeles where she also received her formal education. She studied at Marymount High School. After graduating high school, she enrolled in a college. When Xea got into college, her mom shared the news on her social media handle, expressing how proud she is but at the same time sad because her daughter is leaving the nest.
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It’s always hard to say goodbyes. We’re sure many of you understand what Antonia must’ve felt when she became an empty nester.
Xea Myers’ father was a renowned rapper and producer
Dwight Arrington Myers was born on May 24th, 167, in Mandeville, Jamaica. He along with his mother and father moved to Mount Vernon, New York. He started his rap career with a group called Heavy D and the boyz in the late 80s. With Big D as the frontman and rapper, the group initially signed up with Uptown Records.
Their debut album Living Large was a commercial success, followed by Big Tyme which was a hit as well. Subsequently, after the death of their member Trouble T. Roy in 1990, they released another album titled Peaceful Journey which went on to become a platinum hit.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Heavy worked alongside big names such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and more. He also sang the theme song for In Living Color and MADtv. Many of you might not know that it was Myers who persuaded Uptown Records chief Andre Harrel to hire Puff Diddy for his debut gig.
Her dad Heavy D passed away in 2011
On November 8th, 2011, the veteran rapper tragically passed away at the age of 44. At first, it was stated he died due to pneumonia, however, later it turned out to be a pulmonary embolism. According to the coroner, his untimely death came after a deep vein in the leg region broke off. This happened due to Heavy’s prolonged airplane ride. In addition to that, he was also battling heart disease.
After his passing, many big names from the rap industry paid tribute to the fallen rapper. His funeral was held at the Grace Baptist Church which is located in his homeland of Mount Vernon, NY. It was a star-studded event with big names from the industry coming together.
Many of Heavy’s friends from the industry were in attendance including Jay Z, Puff Diddy, Usher, Al Sharpton, Queen Latifah, Don King, and more. Moreover, the Obamas also sent their heartfelt condolences to the grieving family. Their message was read by Reverend Al Sharpton.
Xea often shares photos of her dad on her Instagram account. In one of the photos that she shared on February 15, 2023, Myers added the caption, “it’s always us, never them ♥️.”
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In the photo, a lot of big celebrities commented and paid tribute to the fallen rapper.
Xea’s mom is a renowned chef
Her mom Antonia is a famous chef who came to media prominence after she came in 4th place on the fourth season of Top Chef. Since then she appeared in several other cooking shows including, Top Chef, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Restaurant Startup.
Additionally, she operates several restaurants named Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots, and DAMA in Los Angeles, California. Aside from owning retros, since 2013 she has been serving as one of the rotating judges in Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
Does Xea Myers have a boyfriend?
Going by her social media profile, she doesn’t seem to have a boyfriend. She seems more focused on her education at the moment. Till now, we’ve yet to see a picture of herself with someone whom she calls her boyfriend.
It looks like Myers is pretty content with her current relationship status. Her social media paints a big picture regarding how much she is enjoying her life. Moreover, in one of the photos, her caption pretty much summed up her current attitude toward life.
In the Instagram post, Xea has added a bunch of pics from her vacations throughout the world. The caption read, “you going through his phone while i’m going through customs.”
Talking about her parent’s relationship, well, sources suggest they were married. However, other sources claim they never exchanged vows. Till now, not much is known about their relationship except for the fact that it was her husband who helped her out initially on her cooking career. Antonia got her big break when she worked as a manager at Heavy’s close pal Diddy’s restaurant, Justin.
How much is Xea Myers’ net worth?
After her father’s demise, his estate was to be inherited by his daughter Xea when she comes of age. Until then her uncle Floyd took care of his brother’s estate. Since Xea is an adult now, we’re sure the estate has been handed over to her. At the time of his death, Heavy D had a net worth of $2 million.
On the other hand, her mother Antonia is a millionaire as well. She primarily earned her fortune through her numerous ventures in the restaurant business. She also rakes in quite a lot of money by appearing as a judge in a few cooking shows.
What is Xea Myers doing nowadays?
Not only is Xea becoming a prominent social media star she has also stepped into the entertainment world. According to her IMDb page, she has featured in a handful of series like Guy Fieri‘s Grocery Games where she was one of the competitors.
Moreover, she appeared as herself in Unsung (2013) and in her late father’s documentary (Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D). As of 2023, she is currently working as a producer for an upcoming project titled Crossed.
It looks like she is interested in entertainment and followed a completely different path than her late papa and mother.
As of 2023, she is 23 years old.
She belongs to a mixed ethnic background of Jamaican, Italian, and African-American.
She went to Emerson College. For high school, she attended Marymount High School.
She stands at an outstanding height of 5ft 5 inches and her weight is around 140 pounds.
Her birthday falls on February 25.
Her dad is Heavy D.
From her numerous side hustles like influencer marketing, she earns around $50,000 a year.