Who Is Praise Mary Ella Simmons? The Untold Truth of DMX’s Daughter

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Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the daughter of late hip hop icon Earl Simmons (better known by his stage name DMX). Her father was hospitalized because of a cocaine overdose but never regained consciousness and eventually died at 50 on 9th April 2021. Following the untimely death of her father, Praise also paid an emotional tribute to her late old man, posting rare photos of herself and the rapper on Instagram and Twitter.

Besides, Praise has three biological siblings from her parents’ relationship. She also has eleven half-siblings from her father’s multiple relationships with different women.

Well, in the following article, we will talk more about DMX’s daughter Praise’s life including her college, family details, and many other facts… Let’s get started!

Who are Praise Mary Ella Simmons Parents?

Praise Mary is the daughter of DMX, the late most influential rapper DMX and Tashera Simmons, a New York, New York native. His mother worked as a producer for several TV shows. Her on-screen credits are Starter Wives and Trippin as well.

On the other hand, Praise’s father DMX was a rapper and actor. He gained prominence after his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot released in 1998. It sold out over 250k copies within its first week.

Furthermore, the hip-hop artist’s big break came when his best-selling album, …And Then There Was X went viral. The hit one likewise included the evergreen single “Party Up (Uo in Here).”

Along with his refulgent musical career, DMX was also into acting. He appeared in several popular movies like Romeo Must DieCradle 2 the Grave, Last Hour, and  Exit Wounds.

Besides, she is the grand-daughter of Arnett Simmons, DMX’s mom.

Her Parents’ Marriage

Earl Simmons and her ex-wife Tashera met as a child and began dating during their early teenage. And the duo dated for years before they tied the knot in the year 1999.

Praise Mary Ella Simmons father and mother
Praise Mary and her siblings with their parents.
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They were married for several years before they went their separate ways in 2010.

What is Her Age? Her Early Life and Education

Praise Mary Ella Simmons is aged 17 as of 2023. She was born in New York, on 18th April 2005. Celebrating her sweet 16th birthday in April 2021, Praise’s mother posted a short video of her daughter with a lengthy blessing caption. Tashera wrote,

“Happy Sweet 16 baby girl!! We are so proud of the amazing young women God has grown you to be! So thoughtful, So kind, So respectful! And a true lover of God! My prayer is that as you continue this Journey called life, that you’ll be covered in the blood of Jesus.”

The doting mom of four kids also looked sympathetically at her daughter after her ex-husband DMX’s passing,

“Unfortunately we’ve been Challenge with some dark times in this season. 💔 But God is able! Life is so short. Your father was so proud of you. And would have wanted you to enjoy your day. So as we continue to celebrate your dad’s legacy, we celebrate another year that God has gifted you with life, like we’ve never before!”

DMX's daughter Praise Mary Ella Simmons
Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the daughter of DMX.

For her education, Praise who grew up in her hometown of New York graduated from high school in June 2019.

Her Ethnic Background

The 16-year-old Praise belongs to Afro-American nationality and is an American as per his nationality.

Praise Mary Ella Simmons Siblings

Mary Ella has three biological siblings, two older brothers Xavier, born in 1992, Tacoma, born in 1999, and Sean, born in 2002.

Praise Mary and her brothers.
Praise Mary with her siblings.
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All of her brothers have been doing great in their own rights. Tacoma is a musical composer and a manager at Guitar Center. On the other hand, Xavier used to work at The Ball Factory, whereas, the youngest Simmons brother Sean is a boss at Red Lobster.

Her Half-Siblings

Praise has 11 other half-siblings from her father’s relationships with multiple women. She has a half-brother named Exodus and a sister Aaliyah Haughton, who was named after the late singer Aaliyah.

However, there are no more details about DMX’s other children.

Who is DMX’s Daughter Praise Mary Ella Simmons?

Looking at her social media posts, it looks like Praise is into modeling. But, other details regarding her professional endeavors are still out of the media. She is better known as the daughter of the late legendary rapper DMX.

How Did Her Father’s Die? The Cause of His Death

The hip-hop artist DMX who started using drugs from a young age was rushed to the hospital following a heart attack at his home on 2nd April 2021. Tabloids say that the attack was because of a drug overdose.

Although DMX spent about a week at the hospital, there were no improvements in his health, instead, the artist lost functionality in multiple essential organs. He eventually died on 9th April of the year. And the cause of his demise was cited as a cocaine-induced heart attack.

A few days after his demise, Praise, the then-devasted girl paid an emotional tribute to her father with a rare photo of themselves. She wrote on the image,

“nothing will ever explain how i feel, how this whole situation feels. my twin, i love you. we were the same person as a whole and i’m glad to have been blessed with being your daughter. you were and will be remembered to me as funny, charismatic, emotional, real, understanding, and loving. greatful for all those talks that we got to have, i never didn’t learn from you.”


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Praise Mary Ella Simmons Net Worth

The exact amount of her net worth is yet to estimate. However, Praise’s father had an estimated fortune of negative $1 million at the time of his death. Despite his initial financial success, the late artist also filed for bankruptcy three times.

Is Praise Mary Ella Simmons Dating a Boyfriend?

Praise has remained low-key when it comes to her love life. She isn’t dating anyone as of 2023. Furthermore, the star kid has never come forward with her relationship to date. So, everything about her love life including her boyfriend and other details remains quite secret.


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