Momma Dee

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Momma Dee
Born
Deborah Gaither

September 21, 1963 (1963-09-21) (age 55)
Other namesMomma Dee
Occupation
Years active2012–present
Spouse(s)
Ernest Bryant (m. 1996-divorced)
(m. 2015) 
RelativesLil' Scrappy (son)
Yung Joc (cousin)
Websitetharealmommadee.com

Deborah Gaither Bryant (born September 21, 1963), better known as Momma Dee,[1] is an actress, singer and reality television personality, best known for her appearances in the VH1 hit reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Early life[edit]

Dee was born in 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Turner County and Decatur High School. She graduated with an associate degree in nursing at Georgia State University. In 1996, Dee was involved in a car accident that left her in a wheelchair for three years. Unable to work a traditional job due to her disability, Dee became a pimp and drug dealer in order to provide for her family. She ran a brothel for ten years under the name "Lady Dee".[2][3]

Career[edit]

Since 2012, Dee has appeared with her son as a supporting cast member on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. During the show, she embarked on a music career, releasing the singles "I Deserve" and "In That Order".

In 2016, she embarked on an acting career, appearing as a pimp in the independent film The Products of the American Ghetto, as well as the mother of the title character in About Justin, a spin-off of the LGBT web series About Him.

Personal life[edit]

Dee first married Ernest Bryant in 1996 but divorced sometime after. The two reunited and remarried in 2015, and their wedding was documented in the fourth-season finale of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

She has two children, Jasmine Brown and Darryl Richardson II, better known as the rapper Lil' Scrappy, as well as three grandchildren. Her cousin is the rapper Yung Joc, who produced and is featured on her single, "In That Order".

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single
2014 "I Deserve"
2016 "In That Order" (feat. Yung Joc)

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Products of the American Ghetto Mamma Dee

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
2012–present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Herself 61 episodes
2015 Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding Herself
2015 Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live Herself 3 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Momma Dee's Imdb".
  2. ^ "LIL SCRAPPY RECALLS MOMMA DEE'S GRITTY PIMP DAYS". MTV.
  3. ^ "Momma Dee Tells How She Became a Pimp From Her Hospital Bed". Rollingout.

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