Who Is Shay Johnson of Love & Hip Hop? Here Are Facts You Need To Know

Shay Johnson is one of those people who have been involved in a lot of things and have still managed to record successes in pretty much all of those things. She is an actress, reality TV star, fitness enthusiast, and health motivator among other things. She is most recognized, however, for her appearance in the series Love & Hip Hop which she has been a part of for many years. Shay also enjoys a massive social media presence with more than a million followers on Instagram who she gathered from her many appearances on tv and the entertaining photos and videos she posts.

She was born Shay Buckeey Johnson on September 30, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., which is also where she was raised by her parents alongside a brother and sister. While there isn’t much information as regards her educational background, it is known that she had always loved the show business which she later got involved in.

How Did Shay Johnson Become Famous?

There’s no known record of how Shay found her way into the world of movies but it is well known that her first encounter with fame was in 2006 when she was on VH1’s second season of Flavor of Love, where she became known as Buckeey. In the same year, she was also on The Wendy Williams Experience and The Tyra Banks Show, both of which added to her popularity. However, she would come to be known much better for her appearance on the TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta in which she appeared at different points from 2012 to 2019 as the then-girlfriend of American rapper Lil Scrappy. She also appeared on Love & Hip Hop: Miami from 2018 to 2019.

Away from the reality TV series, Shay Johnson has also had a role as an actress in the 2016 drama Losing Everything in which she portrayed the role of Tracy. Since then, she has not been a part of any other movie but has often expressed her desire to do more as an actress.

After she left Love and Hip Hop Atlanta due to her breakup from her then-boyfriend Lil Scrappy, Shay revealed that she was not happy with the weight she was putting on as a result of depression. Because of this, she decided to take to fitness training which she believed would help her take control of her mind and her body at the same time. This venture did not only help her in building a better body, but it also led to the birth of her fitness brand, Shay J Fit which she uses to encourage people to eat well and live healthy lifestyles.

More Interesting Facts About The Actress

1. Who Is Her Boyfriend?

Shay is not a stranger to relationships as she is known to have found love more than once on TV. She was in a relationship with rapper Lil Scrappy for close to five years and while many believed the two were going to last long together, probably get married and still remain on the Love & Hip Hop reality show, none of that worked out. The rapper ended up proposing to Ericka Dixon, the mother of his daughter instead of Shay.

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Shay Johnson and Lil Scrappy 

After her “scrappy” relationship came to an end, she turned to her friend, Pleasure P for solace but it soon turned into a relationship. But before long, Shay Johnson found out that Pleasure was seeing another girl and so she was out of the relationship no sooner than it had begun. She was also linked to yet another musician André 3000 and then Peter Thomas, but nothing came of the rumors which she quickly denied.

However, in August 2019, Shay a happy revelation that she is back on the dating scene and is in a relationship with Young Hollywood who is her co-star on Love $ Hip Hop: Miami. At the time, she emphasized that things were still picking up between them and as such, they had kept it to themselves to enable them get to know each other outside the spotlight.

2. She Struggled With Fibroids

Shay Johnson had a health scare in 2018 which kept to herself until she was all healed up. She shared a picture of herself on a hospital bed and later revealed that she had been dealing with fibroid tumors for months. Since then, the reality TV star has been on the frontline sensitizing people on the healthy way to go about diagnosing and treating fibroids.

Having such good looks as anyone can tell, does not come easy. Shay Johnson has a beautiful body although she is not necessarily the tallest woman on any day. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches and has a bodyweight of 60 kg. With black hair and dark brown eyes, her body measures 35-30-38 inches (breast-waist-hips). She has been able to maintain a good body thanks to her fitness training and steady workout sessions.

3. How Much Is She Worth? 

The Love & Hip Hop star has been involved in a lot of things in the past which has added to her very rich resume. Shay Johnson has a net worth that is estimated at $400 thousand. She made her fortune from her TV career as well as from modeling and various business efforts like her fitness brand and the adverts she runs through her very impressive social media presence. On Instagram where she shares her pictures and fitness routines, she has more than a million followers while on Twitter, she has over 324,000 followers.


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