Keisha Morris (born July 10, 1974), is a 48 year old American actress and educator who rose to fame as the ex-wife of Tupac Shakur, the late rap king.
Keisha Morris and Tupac got married on April 29, 1995, after which she gained fame as his wife. Their marriage was however short-lived, ending in February 1996, 10 months after they tied the knot.
Keisha Morris is of African-American Decent
Keisha Morris was born on July 10, 1974, in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, the United States of America. The 48 year-old actress was born into an African-American family based in the U.S. She is tight-lipped about information concerning her parents, as their names and what they do for a living are unknown. Details of the number of siblings that she has and what they do for a living have also been kept off the radar.
Her early life and education remain unknown, but she is known to have grown up in America. As much as her early education remains unknown, she bagged a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. She chose to study the course to help people know and fight for their rights.
She is an Educator
Having obtained a degree in criminal justice, Keisha Morris has worked to create awareness and address race and inequality matters. She has successfully added acting to her profile and appeared in the 2005 comedy film, The Bag Man. Having been married to a husband who made a name in the entertainment industry, she used it to maximum advantage to touch lives.
To keep the memory of her ex-husband alive, she started working as an educator. She educates the younger people who wish to become artists in the future on how to go about it.
The Actress Met Tupac in a Club For the First Time in 1994
Keisha Morris met Tupac Shakur on June 19, 1994, when she was 20 years old at Chippendale’s Club, currently known as Capitolin New York, on a father’s day dance. At that time, the rapper was facing a legal trial. The actress, who came to the club with her friend Jamine, asked her to hold onto her bag because she was going to dance with the music legend.
According to sources, she grabbed his hand and told him to come with her. On that day, the two of them danced to Wu Tang’s song C.R.E.A.M while the rap king sang to her. After another lady tried to get Tupac’s attention, Keisha left him without exchanging contact details.
On July 5, 1995, she attended Tupac’s Tunnel night club where they saw each other for the second time. This time around, the rapper shot his shot and gave her his pager number on a piece of paper, while she gave him her house address. He further told her that he was meant to fly back to Atlanta the next day but would stay back to give her a treat.
The next day, he took her out to dinner at an Italian hotel, after which she spent the night with him. She left the next day and left a note for him while he was still asleep. Tupac flew back to Atlanta that same day, leaving messages for her. Keisha went camping in Pennsylvania and couldn’t place a call across to him. When she came back, she decided to pay him a visit in Atlanta. They had lots of fun in Atlanta before she flew back, and they kept in contact with each other.
After the visits, Tupac would always send Keisha Morris a gift. In 1995, the musician received a sentence ranging from one and a half years to four and a half years in prison for rape and illegal possession of arms. Fortunately for him, he served the sentence for just 10 months.
Keisha Morris Became Tupac Shakur’s Wife While He Was in Prison in 1995
The rapper tried to warn Keisha off through his trial days. In his words, he said to her, “Everything I touch, I damage, I don’t want you to get involved in any of this. I don’t want to hurt you.” Despite this, she still stood by him and Tupac proposed to her moments before he was imprisoned.
After the rap king was sent to jail, Keisha took out time and visited him daily. According to the rapper, he wanted people to take her seriously and know that she was his wife. On the other hand, he wanted her to visit him daily so that he could get out of his cell.
On April 29, 1995, the duo tied the knot at the Clinton Correctional Facility. Their wedding was graced by Keisha’s mother and Tupac’s cousin.
Their Marriage was Annulled in 1996
Their short-lived marriage, which lasted just ten months, was annulled in early 1996. A few months after the rap king was released from prison, he decided to call it quits with his wife, Keisha Morris. According to her, they knew that he couldn’t get married, though he loved her. After he left prison, things changed and she felt like she was no longer needed.
Reports have it that the rapper stated that the marriage failed because he married Keisha for the wrong reasons. Despite the fact that their marriage was annulled, the duo still maintained a close relationship. She revealed that he had thoughts of getting back together with her and always reached out to her whenever he came to New York.
He called her one day to remind her that she would always be Mrs. Shakur after she tried to make him keep his distance. A couple of days before his death, the two spent their last time together at Hotel Nikko when he came into New York for the MTV awards.
Keisha Morris is Currently a Mother of Two
After the divorce, claims have circulated that she has not remarried, though she has neither confirmed nor denied this. She is currently a mother of two children and has decided to stay off the spotlight. Keisha is seen to have moved on a long time ago as she is raising awareness about race and inequality issues to keep her ex-husband’s memory alive.