Sarah Vivan is an American radio personality who is famous in Georgia for her work with various radio outfits. Her career on radio began since 2012 and since then, she has handled a number of positions including as a Programming Assistant and On-Air Personality.
Although it is her work as a media personality that has made her famous in some quarters, what has made her even more famous is being the baby mama of American rapper, Lil Wayne. More than just that, the two were once engaged to get married before they finally called it off.
Sarah Vivan Biography
It was on August 17, 1987, that the radio personality Sarah Vivan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was birthed to her parents, Jammie Ballew and Christina Tran. Of Vietnamese descent, she was brought up alongside her two sisters, Elisabeth and Jayde Mauldin. The sisters are said to be quite close.
When she started out, her first choice in life had nothing to do with radio. In fact, what she wanted becoming was a stylist but when she went to school to study it, she realized that the passion for it was not there anymore. Her friend then advised her to consider a career as a radio personality, a piece of advice that she took and has now changed her life.
For her education, she went to the University of Cincinnati where she studied fashion with the hopes of becoming a stylist. She was there from 2005 to 2007. Having later made up her mind to become a media person, Sarah Vivan went to study Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician at the Atlanta Broadcasting Institute. She was there for only a year from 2010 to 2011.
After her education, she interned with Clear Channel Outdoor Global for eight months between 2011 to 2012 and then she later moved to iHeartMedia where she worked as a programming assistant for 4 months. From 2012 to 2016, she worked with Streetz 94.5 FM as an On-Air Personality, and then much later in 2018, she moved to Get Engaged Media where she still works as a Director of Partnerships. She has her show, Shade 45 – Streetz Is Watchin which she hosts on SiriusXM. She has been hosting the show since 2015.
Her Family Life
Of all she is involved in, Sarah Vivan places her life as a family woman above everything else. She is a mother of two kids, a boy, and a girl, both of whom she builds her world around.
Her first child, Essence Vivan was born in 2005 to a boyfriend whose name is not given. After the birth of Essence, Sarah who was still living in Cincinnati later got to meet Lil Wayne in a nightclub after one of his concerts. The two became friends and soon started dating.
In 2008, the radio personality gave birth to her second child Dwayne Michael Carter III who is also the second child of Lil Wayne. With other family members, the kid is known as Lil Tuney.
Although in 2007 Wayne and Sarah got engaged, they later parted ways. Nonetheless, they still remain as friends as they raise their kid together. Vivan always shares her picture with her kids on her social media platforms.
Facts About Dwayne Carter III’s Mother
1. She loves to talk
Like most other on-air personalities, Vivan really loves talking. In fact, this is the main reason why her friend advised her to think of a radio career after she lost interest in becoming a stylist. Her friend believed that she would do good in that regards since she loved to talk.
2. How she met Lil Wayne
The on-air personality first met Wayne in 2005. On the said day their paths crossed, she was celebrating her birthday at a club where the rapper was also having an after party for his concert in Cincinnati. At the time, Wayne was still married to Toya who was his wife from 2004 to 2005 having dated since 1996.
3. She is not the only baby mama of Lil Wayne
Although Sarah Vivan is the mother of the oldest son of Lil Wayne, she is not the only Baby mama of the rapper. His first child, Reginae Carter was born in 1998 by the woman that later became his wife, Antonia Wright. His third child, Cameron Carter, was born to him by Lauren London. He also has a daughter Neal Carter with Nivea.