Toriah Lachell (born February 2000) is an American entrepreneur, hair stylist, social media personality, and former girlfriend of Jayson Tatum. The 22 year-old rose to fame as the former girlfriend and baby mama of NBA star and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.
Regarded as one of the best young talents in the NBA, 24 year-old Tatum just missed out on cementing his place in the NBA history books after an impressive season that saw him almost single-handedly drive the Celtics to the 2022 NBA finals. Beyond his ability to impress in court, fans are also interested in the workings of his past relationship with Toriah. So here, we take a look at the life and career of the mother of his child, Toriah Lachell.
Toriah Lachell is 22 Years Old
Toriah Lachell was born in February 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. So far, it has proved an uphill task to pinpoint the exact date on which Toriah celebrates her birthday every February, but we can definitively say that she is currently 22 years old.
Toriah is the only child of her mother, Julie Gibbs, who is a homemaker. The identity of her birth father is unknown at the moment but based on Toriah’s mixed ethnic coloring, one would assume that he is not from the same ethnic group as her white Caucasian mother. It is also important to note that Toriah enjoys all the privileges, responsibilities, and rights of an American citizen as a result of her birth in the country.
Julie, Toriah’s mother, changed her surname to Gibbs when she married Toriah’s stepfather, John Gibbs, shortly before Toriah rounded up her high school education. Not much is known about Toriah’s stepfather beyond his name, but they seem to have a good relationship as evidenced by his Facebook post on the occasion of Toriah’s homecoming dance during her senior year in high school.
Speaking of high school, Toriah received her high school diploma from Chaminade College Preparatory School, but there is no record of her having attended any University for further academic qualifications.
Toriah and Jayson Tatum are High School Sweethearts
Toriah Lachell and NBA Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (born March 3, 1998) have a storied history. Before any talk of babies, baby daddies, and baby mamas, Toriah and Jayson were simple high school sweethearts. Toriah reportedly played on the girls’ varsity soccer team, while Jayson was the star player of the boys’ basketball team.
It wasn’t an unlikely romance by any stretch of the imagination, as both were bound to meet at some point during their time at the same high school. Throw in the fact that they were both athletic and the chances of their meeting were even further increased. The timeline of their relationship has not been clarified, but a wild guess would be that Toriah and Jayson started dating sometime in 2015.
The aforementioned timeline draws credence from the fact that they were both still in high school and considering when they had their son.
The Reason for Toriah’s Breakup with Jayson is Still Unknown
Several credible sources have revealed that Toriah and Jayson broke up three years after they began dating and shortly after the birth of their son. Before going into the alleged reasons for their breakup, it is important to note that Toriah was just over 17 years old when she had a son for Jayson. She and a then 19-year-old Jayson welcomed son Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. on December 6, 2017.
It would be unfair to say that 4 year-old Jayson Jr., who has since been nicknamed Deuce, negatively affected the relationship between his parents, but we can also not ignore the fact that their relationship ended shortly after his birth. Also, any suggestion that neither Toriah nor Jayson was ready to be a parent has since been disproved by the fact that both have done an incredible job of raising their son, albeit not as a couple.
A lot of theories have been put forward as to why Toriah and Jayson went their separate ways. One of the theories peddled at the time was that Jayson was allegedly cheating on Toriah with multiple women. There was no fact to back up that theory, and it has since died a natural death. As a result, however, the true reason for Toriah Lachell’s breakup with Jayson Tatum has remained unknown to date.
Toriah Lachell is a Business Owner
Recall that there is no record of Toriah Lachell having attended a University, most likely as a result of the fact that she was pregnant with her son at the time. After weaning Jayson Jr., Toriah decided to train as a hairstylist and received a certificate from The Curl Conqueror. After acquiring the requisite skill and certification, Toriah worked with a bunch of private companies before establishing her hair and beauty salon known as The Curl Bar Boston.
She has an Instagram page dedicated to the business under the handle @thecurlbarboston. A visit to the page, which has already attracted more than 14.2k followers, reveals that Toriah has perfected the trade of being a hairstylist. Her estimated net worth of $2 million also points to the fact that her business has been very lucrative.
Toriah Lachell is Currently Single
Since breaking up with Jayson Tatum, Toriah Lachell has reportedly been without a man, instead choosing to focus on building her now highly successful business. She is currently single at the moment even though she is still very young and beautiful. Considering how little she shares about her personal life, she could equally be keeping her relationship away from the prying eyes of the media.