Kerrion Franklin is an author, producer, and professional cinematographer, known for his works in TV series like Mike, Guy Who Takes Everything Too Literally, & Cartwheels and Backflips, Kerrion is the oldest son of gospel singer, Kirk Franklin.
Apart from TV series, he is also into music and often shares photos from different studios. Besides these, there has always been mystery surrounding Kerrion Franklin’s mother & his relationship with his father.
Well, in this article, we are going to study his career, social media presence, net worth, and a lot more interesting details. Also, know if he is married or dating a girlfriend.
Kerrion Franklin Is The Oldest Son of Kirk Franklin
An American author and producer Kerrion Franklin was born on May 7, 1988, in the United States. As we said earlier, he is the oldest son of father Kirk Franklin and mother Shawn Ewing.
34 years old Kerrion was born when his parents were still a teenager. While growing up, he shared a decent relationship with both his father and mother. But everything went wrong after his parents separated in the early 90s. In fact, in the last few years, there have been a lot of controversial reports about his relationship with his father, which we will discuss later.
For now, moving on to his education, he did his schooling at Santa Monica College. Later, he attended Abilene Christian University, where he graduated with a degree in video and photographic arts.
Step Mother And Siblings
Following his father’s split from his mother Shawn, he went on to date former make-up artist Tammy Collins. After having a romantic relationship for a while, they married on January 20, 1996.
Kerrion Franklin Doesn’t Share a Good Relationship With His Father
Like it’s very much open, Kerrion does not have a very good relationship with his father. And the conflicts in their relationship have existed since he was still a teenager.
In fact, he once stated that the last time he was close to his father was back in 2006 when they had a family cover shoot with Jrt Magazine in 2006. Well, the conflicts in their relationship were merely a private family matter until Kerrion shocked everyone with an audio recording of him having a profanity-laced argument with his father over a phone call.
The 45 seconds clip gathered huge attention for the obscene behavior and language used by the father-son duo of such stature. Starting with Kirk exclaiming “I’ll put my foot in your a**,” the phone call abruptly ends with him shouting again “I will break your neck ni***, don’t you ever disrespect me,” to which Kerrion responds by saying “I didn’t.”
In a now-deleted Instagram post on March 13, Kerrion captioned, ‘This is why I’m done. No father should speak to their children like this. If I have any issues it’s because of this type of treatment that I deal with behind closed doors. Hanging up in my face, No apology, no compassion, no effort. Stop telling me to go home to my family I don’t even know where they live. I don’t think I’ll ever trust my father to be alone around him ever again. I didn’t want to do this.’
Kirk’s Apologies To His Son
With all the attention and controversies, Kirk went on the clarify the matter and also apologized to his son for his mistake. The Grammy Award winner posted a heartfelt video on his Instagram where he elaborated on the incident and asked for forgiveness for his words. In a video clip, he said,
Recently my son and I had an argument that he chose to record. “I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation and I lost my temper and I said words that are not appropriate and I am sincerely sorry to all of you. I sincerely apologize.
Not only this, but he also revealed that his son have toxic relationship with the family members, where he stated,
for many years… had a toxic relationship with the rest of the family. We’ve tried for many years through counseling, through therapy to try to rectify this private family matter. I’m not perfect. I’m human and I’m going to make mistakes and I’m trying to get it right. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.
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We hope things between the father and son are sorted out and hopefully, they get back soon again.
Kerrion Franklin’s Mother Talks About Him & The Controversy
After all the buzz and controversies surrounding Kerrion and Kirk, his biological mother Shawn Ewing came out in open after years to clarify the matter. In a conversation with Ericka Fusilier English, she went on to explain how things have been misunderstood within her family and in the media.
She also clarified that the widely believed perception of her son being abandoned by Kirk is untrue. Instead, she stressed the fact that she and her ex-husband Kirk have been co-parenting their kids despite their split.
Further, she stated she loves his son and that Kirk has just been a strict father so as to make him a capable and responsible citizen. Here is a detailed conversation.
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As a cinematographer, Franklin has been a part of many movies and TV series. He started his career as a camera assistant in the short film Words of Advice from Van Corona #1 in 2014. In the same year, he also worked on other projects that include Unexpected Baby Papa Drama Problems, Car Crash, Mike, Guy Who Takes Everything Too Literally, & Comedy Bit: Trash.
The following year in 2015, he was part of a short film named Cartwheels and Backflips. Besides, he has also acted in a 2014 short film Coming Out.
Is Kerrion Married Or Dating A Girlfriend?
He became known in the media only after the release of the audio clip. Thus, most part of his love life is unidentified. But when it is about his marriage, it looks like he is not married yet. There are no hints of him having a wife on his social media or in any of his public appearances.
Also, he apparently does not have a girlfriend as well. As of 2022, he is single and not dating. However, we hope to see him with a romantic partner.
Kerrion’s arrest and bail
It was back in April 2022, that Kirk was arrested by Beverly Hills Authorities in Los Angeles. According to reports, he was arrested over a misdemeanor charge. There was a lot of confusion surrounding his arrest as in an interview with Larry Reid Live while still inside the jail, Kirk mentioned that he was arrested over resisting arrest, which he denied. In addition, the authorities also found a gun in his car.
Later on, it was revealed authorities arrested him for driving a car of a woman assumed to be both missing and dead and they also found a weapon in the car which further created suspicions.
Around two months later, Kerrion was released from jail after a judge deemed him innocent. After his release, not only did he thank his fans but also his father.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
As a producer and cinematographer, Kerrion obviously earns a good sum of money. However, he has not revealed his worth apart from the fact that his father has a net worth of over $8.5 million in 2022.