Antonia Wright

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Antonia "Toya" Wright
Born Antonia Willams
(1983-10-28) October 28, 1983 (age 30)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Other names Toya T, Toya Carter
Occupation Reality television, author, businesswoman
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s)

Lil Wayne (2004–2006) (divorced)

Mickey "Memphitz" Wright (2011-present)
Children Reginae Carter
(b.November 29, 1998)
Website
http://everythingtoya.com/

Antonia "Toya" Wright (née Johnson previously Carter; born October 28, 1983) is an American reality television personality, businesswoman, and author. She is better known as Toya Carter. She is best known as the ex-wife of Dwayne Michael "Lil Wayne" Carter. Since their breakup she has been raising their daughter Reginae Carter. Wright wrote a book called Priceless Inspiration,[1] owns boutique called G.A.R.B.,[2] and is starring in her own reality show on BET called Toya: A Family Affair.[3]

Early life[edit]

Wright was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Anita Johnson-Andrews and Walter Andrews.[4] All together they have six children. Her mother was a drug addict so as a child, she was moved from relative to relative. This made her feel like she had no sense of belonging, until she met her childhood sweetheart Lil Wayne.[5]

Relationship and marriage with Lil Wayne[edit]

Toya and rapper Lil Wayne met when she was at a corner store and Wayne was standing outside in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became pregnant with their daughter at the age of 14. Lil Wayne was already signed to Cash Money Records as a burgeoning rapper. Lil Wayne ultimately chose to fully pursue his rap career with Cash Money Records in order to support his child. When she was 15 and Lil Wayne was 16, Wright gave birth to their daughter, Reginae(Nae) Carter, on November 29, 1998.[5] Years later, upon Lil Wayne achieving stardom, they were married on February 14, 2004. In January 2006, however, after almost two years of marriage, the couple separated, citing her inability to cope with his lifestyle, most specifically his career keeping him away from home for long periods of time. Despite being divorced, the two have remained good friends and continue to raise their daughter together.[6]

Personal Life[edit]

In 2009, Wright and Tameka "Tiny" Harris from the R&B group Xscape starred on a reality show on BET called Tiny and Toya. The show dealt with issues such as raising their children, Cottle's father suffering the effects of Alzheimer disease, and the drug addiction of Wright's mother. The show attracted three million viewers.[5]

On June 18, 2011, Toya Wright and Mickey "Memphitz" Wright were married in Atlanta. The wedding guest list included rapper Rasheeda, Tameka Harris, Kandi, Nivea, Lauren London, Monica Brown, and Tamar Braxton-Herbert.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009-2010 Tiny and Toya Herself Lead role
2011–present Toya: A Family Affair Herself Lead role

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