Kimbella Vanderhee Biography
Kimbella Vanderhee is an American reality TV star best known for her role in the TV show, Love & Hip Hop: New York on VH1 in 2001. On LHHNY, she got into several physical fights with other members of the cast, including Erica Mena and Chrissy Lampkin, which gained her a significant amount of fame.
The scandal affected the image Kim, but she was quick to recover and move on. The star also has her own line of watches called “Bella”, which she heavily promotes on social media.
The TV star is also known as a social media sensation. She is very active on Instagram embracing a huge fan of over 3.2 million followers and over 495k followers on Twitter.
Kimbella Vanderhee Age
How old is Kimbella Vanderhee? Kimberly is 37 years old as of October 2020. She was born on October 13, 1983, in Florida, Miami, the United States of America. In addition, she embraces an African-American nationality.
She comes from a mixed ethnicity with her father being an African-American and her mother is a Caucasian.
Kimbella Vanderhee Family
She has a sister, who is a DJ known as Dj Lil Kim.
Her bio suggests that Kimbella didn’t experience a normal childhood. She struggled a lot because of her abusive father. Her mother used to be the victim of her father’s abuse. As of now, it is known that Kimbella is on good terms with her family.
Kimbella Vanderhee Education
Kim has a Master’s Degree which may be a shock to many of her fans. A lot of people know her beauty from her model and television career so they assume that she is not very bright.
She went to college and went for a Master’s degree while working at the same time. Kim spent many years in the pharmacy industry but people question her on her previous employment. She doesn’t mind the questions though because she understands what comes at the cost of fame.
When asked why she left her professional career to continue as a model she said that she always liked cameras and felt really comfortable behind them. She also enjoys the financial part of being an entertainer because it allows her to make much more money than her previous job.
Coming from a tough background, modeling and being a TV star was a huge accomplishment for her.
Kimbella Vanderhee Marriage | Husband
Is Kimbella married? After a tumultuous 10 year on-off relationship, Kimbella and American rapper Juelz Santana finally tied the knot on 13 January 2019. Their engagement was, as you’d expect, not the most private of affairs.
On November 23, 2018, Santana took to the stage of New York City’s Apollo Theater and, after inviting Kimbella to join him on stage, dropped to one knee and popped the question in front of hundreds of watchful eyes. Kim didn’t waste a moment to flaunt the diamond ring from Avianne Jewelers.
Kimbella Vanderhee Kids
Kim and her husband have three children, a son named Juelz Santana James (born 2010) a daughter named Bella Monroe James (born 2012), and a son named Santana James (born 2019). The family line up is completed by LaRon Louis James, Jr, Santana’s 15-year-old son from a previous relationship, and Kimbella’s 17-year-old son, Leandro.
Kimbella Vanderhee TV Show Scandals & Controversies
The scandal even reached social media with some pictures showing the women on the floor, basically wrestling each other with other members on the show trying to control the situation. The trigger of this conflict was a possible affair between Kim and the former boyfriend of Erica.
This has negatively impacted the image of Kim, who is not used to these kinds of accusations. She has tried to put it past her so that she could move on to the rest of her career
Kimbella Vanderhee Plastic Surgery Rumors
Kimbella despite being a gorgeous woman from head to toe went through plastic surgery multiple times. She got her breast inflated and also transferred some fat from her love handles to her backside. She also got a tummy tuck. Some people believe that she got her nose done too, but that is still unknown.
Kimbella Vanderhee Career
She began modeling in 2003 in the city of Miami. Kim got her first TV role as a dancer on the series The Roof in 2004.
She liked the fact that she was playing herself and not a fictional character. In her modeling career, she was very successful because of her striking beauty. She earned the privilege of appearing on the cover of Black Men’s magazines and some other publications because of her pretty African looks.
Her career really took off when she was included in the second season of the American reality show Love & Hip-Hop: New York on VH1 in 2001. She was introduced as the girlfriend of Juelz Santana who is a famous rapper.
The series is still aired and she is one of the most popular stars. She was featured a lot in seasons 3 and 5. In season 7, she returned as a main member of the cast.
Kimbella Vanderhee Net Worth
Vanderhee has an estimated net worth of $800,000. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a reality television star.