Syleena Johnson Bio


American R&B and soul singer known for being the co-host of the talk show.

Relationship Facts of Syleena Johnson

  • Syleena Johnson is married to Kiwane Garris {Compare Couple}.
  • Syleena Johnson married on July 01, 2007
  • đź’‘ Anniversary in 286 days đź’‘
  • She is mother of Two(Kiwane L. Garris, Jr. and Kingston Garris).
  • Syleena Johnson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Syleena Johnson is happily married to Kiwane Garris. Their wedding ceremony was held on 1st July 2007. Kiwane is a worldwide journeyman basketball player who has played for various NBA and EuroLeague teams.

They are the parent of two children Kiwane L. Garris, Jr. and Kingston Garris. Kiwane was born on 1st August 2007 after forty-eight hours of labor. Similarly, her second child was born on 6th February 2011.

Previous marriage

Previously, Syleena was married to Illinois State University college basketball player Marcus Betts. They married in August 2000.

Their marriage did not work out so they divorced some years later.

Who is Syleena Johnson?

Syleena Johnson is an American R&B and soul singer known for being the co-host of the talk show. She is a songwriter and actress as well.

Johnson works under the label Jive, Aneelys, Shanachie Records, and Entertainment One.

Syleena Johnson- Early Life

Syleena Johnson was born as Syleena Thompson was born on 2nd September 1976 in Harvey, Illinois, United States.

She is the daughter of Syl Johnson and Brenda Thompson. Her mother was the first black female police commissioner of Harvey, Illinois.

Her father is from a musical background but she was influenced by artists like Aretha Franklin, AI Green, Tina Turner, Mavis Staples, and Michael Jackson.

Similarly, she has a brother Chad Johnson and two sisters Syleete DeBois and Syleecia Thompson.


Johnson attended the Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois. Similarly, she educated at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. In the year 1997, she transferred to Normal’s Illinois State University and majored in music.

Syleena Johnson- Professional career

Syleena signed with Jive Records and made few appearances on the R&B music scene. In the year 1995, she released her album This Time Together By Father And Daughter. On 26th January 1999, she released her debut album Love Hangover.

Her other albums are Love Hangover, Love, Pain & Forgiveness, The Voice, The Flesh, Labor Pains, Couples Therapy, and Woman.


Moving towards her acting career, she appeared in the 2004 short video Kanye West Feat. Syleena Johnson: All Falls Down. After that, she appeared in Dishing Tea with Big Meach, Soul Kittens Cabaret, Couples Therapy, Touched and Six 2 Six.

She is going to appear as Jackie Jones in the post-production Equal Standard.


Syleena has a YouTube channel with 20.7k followers. Similarly, she has uploaded a total of 28 videos. On her channel, she has uploaded songs like A Boss, Mommy’s Got Soul, Freelance Lover, Woman, and others.

Awards and Nomination

  • 2005: Truth Award for Top Single Hypnotic
  • 2001: Billboard Music Video Award for Best Adult
  • 2004: BET Award nomination for Viewers Choice Awards for All Falls Down
  • 2005: Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap
  • 2005: Chicago Music Award for Best Female Vocalist

Net worth

The estimated net worth of Syleena is $2 million. As an American singer, she has an average salary of $21,543 – $207,885.

Her husband Kiwane Garris has a net worth of $300 thousand.

Syleena Johnson- Rumors, Controversy

Recently in February 2020, she shared her opinion on fans who still listen to R. Kelly’s music. She expressed that all fans should be able to listen to R.Kelly’s songs without the attachment of his current legal trouble.

Her opinion sparked controversy.

Body Measurement

Syleena has brown hair and black eyes. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 81 kg. Previously, she was 107 kg which she shredded to 81 in eight months. Likewise, she revealed her weight loss on Instagram.

Social Media

Syleena has around 684.9k followers on Facebook and 497k on Instagram account. On Instagram, she is following personalities like Tahir Whitehead, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, and Tony Wyllie. She is active on Facebook since 1st May 2009.

Similarly, Johnson has around 258.8k followers on Twitter. She joined Twitter since August 2010.


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