Keri Lewis is well known an American singer, songwriter, producer, manager agent and a great father of two. He came to spotlight as a member of R&B band Mint Condition. He was the keyboard player in his band. Keri Lewis was the husband of famous singer, songwriter, and actress Toni Braxton.
Early Life and Childhood
Keri Lewis was born on 12th February 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is unknown. He did his schooling from Central High School in Saint Paul. From his early childhood, he has a passion for music and began playing the keyboard.
Keri Lewis began his career as a keyboard player of the band “Mint Condition” in 1980. Mint Condition has a lead vocals Stokley Williams, Homer O’Dell who plays guitar, Larry Waddell played keyboard, other members of the band are Roger Lynch, Ray Coleman, and Kenny Young.
However, Roger Lynch and Ray Coleman left the band replaced by his schoolmates. Keri played the keyboard and Jeffery Allen who plays saxophone, and Ricky Kinchen who sings bass. After some time, the band split and Keri Lewis became a solo artist.
Keri has worked with many other artists. His first debut “Love” released after he left the Mint Condition band. Some of his hits songs are; ‘If You Love me’, ‘Breaking my heart’, ‘Forever in your eyes‘, and ‘you are free.’
Keri Lewis and wife Toni Braxton and their kids
Keri Lewis and Toni Braxton met first time during the tour of Mint Condition Band.
They became friends and later started dating each other. Finally, Keri tied the knot on 21st April 2001.
The couple got married in what said to be the True-Blue Wedding. Everything at the reception was done up beautifully, a signature blue shade.
Keri Lewis and Toni Braxton’s wedding cake was a four-tiered creation made the events glamourous.
In 2001, she gave birth first baby boy named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis. In 2002, while preparing for the fourth debut album, Braxton revealed she was pregnant with her second child; the complicated pregnancy took her a complete bed rest.
After a year, the couple welcomed their second son Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis in March 2003 and was diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors.
Later Lewis’s wife Toni Braxton has declared that her son Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis is no longer autistic.
Keri Lewis’s wife health problems
Keri Lewis’s wife suffering from the breast cancer in 2007. Later she told that the rumor of breast cancer was not true. In 2008 she was battling the diseases benign lump though it’s a serious disease and removed the lump from her breast.
On 8 April 2008 near the end of her two-year show at Flamingo Hotel, Toni Braxton was hospitalized and the remaining shows dates were canceled and the shows end up on 23 August 2008.
Later while appearing on season 7 of Dancing with the stars, she has been diagnosed with microvascular angina (small vessel disease).
In 2010, Again Braxton was stated that she was diagnosed with System Lupus erythematosus (SLE).Braxton, brother Michel Jr. is a carrier of lupus diseases.
Divorce of Keri Lewis and Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton is an American Singer and actress of Hollywood industries. Braxton was a multi-talented person and also won the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album.
She is 49 years old and living the single life with her kids after divorce with Keri Lewis.
The couple is no more together at all, after Keri Lewis and Toni Braxton official got the divorce in 2013.
Toni announced that she and her husband were getting separated in 2009, after that they were living apart. The lovebird’s ended their marriages after 12 years later of being married.
Toni’s confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-years-old, and 10-years-old Diezel.” Braxton Publicist said a statement Wednesday.
Braxton opened up the reason for the unsuccessful married with her former husband, Keri in her Vh1 Behind The Music special in 2012. She told that
“I had to figure out a plan for my life that had nothing to do with him.”
Also, She Continued,
“I was angry with everybody. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I felt that I was a person dealing with a lot of struggles and here comes another one.”
On July 8, 2015, Braxton’s had announced that she had settled her contentious with her child support case with her ex-husband, Keri. Both guardians made a decision to take combined responsibility for their children after their divorce.
What Is Keri Doing After Having A Divorce With Wife Toni?
Keri Lewis is not involved in any relationship currently. He is enjoying his single life and his work. He has not spoken about any relationship in the social media.
His ex-wife disclosed that she is in the relationship with Birdman. She has announced her engagement with the rapper Birdman in February 2018 teaser trailer for the upcoming season of “Braxton Family Values.”
Before marriage, Toni Braxton dated with actor Shemar Moore from November 1994 to May 1995.
In 1996, she dated Jason Kidd and broke up with him in the same year. Jason is a former professional basketball player and now a coach.
Keri Lewis Net Worth
Keri Lewis has spent his entire life in music industries. Keri Lewis earned the huge amount of money in his musical career. According to the ‘Celebrity Net Worth’, Keri Lewis has a net worth of $50 million dollars while his ex-wife has a net worth of $10 million dollars.
However, Lewis was supposed to pay Braxton for their kids, Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis and Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis.
Following the lawsuit, he had to auction off his royalties of songs he had written hopes to pay back child support.
According to Braxton’s bankruptcy filings, Lewis supposed to pay $2,000 a month in child support fees.
You can follow Keri on his twitter.