If you go about telling people that Shalana Hunter is the mother of Angela Renée White, they would most likely ask you “who are they?”. The two are better known by their professional names; Tokyo Toni and Blac Chyna, respectively. Now some people might know nothing about Tokyo but Blac Chyna has been quite a popular name in showbiz. She stormed the limelight in 2010 when she worked as the stunt double for Nicki Minaj in the music video for Kanye West’s “Monster”, the third single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. That same year, her popularity soared when Canadian rapper Drake name-dropped her in “Miss Me”, the third single from his debut album, Thank Me Later.
She would later appear in several television shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, thanks to her relationship with Rob Kardashian with whom she had a child. Their dramatic breakup and subsequent relationships with rappers like Lil Yachty and Soulja Boy are part of what has sustained people’s interest in her personal life and this has rubbed off on her mother, Tokyo Toni. Although she is mostly known as Blac Chyna’s mother and has embraced every bit of attention that comes with that, all of her existence does not revolve around her daughter.
Blac Chyna’s Mom Is 52 Years Old and Was Born In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Capitalizing on the attention that comes from her daughter’s fame, Blac Chyna’s mom has been striving to build a career around showbiz of late. Given this, it is not a surprise to many people that much is yet to be learned about her early life and family background. Facts like the identity of her parents, who her siblings are (if she has any), and the kind of upbringing she had are not known to the public. However, we can confirm that her full name is Shalana Jones-Hunter and that she was born on the 12th of October 1969.
She is a citizen of the United States of America and according to various reports, now considers Washington, D.C. as her home. This has not always been so. From what we gathered, Tokyo Toni is originally from a country in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic. It is said that she was born in Santo Domingo, the capital and one of the oldest cities of the Caribbean nation. How she came into the United State is a tale yet to be told to the public just as nothing is known about her early education.
Nonetheless, it is said that she is college-educated, unlike her daughter who dropped out of Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida, to focus on being a stripper and model. After Tokyo Toni graduated from high school, she decided to further her education at a public community college in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College. For reasons best known to her, she left Prince George and completed her college education at a private, federally chartered historically black university in Washington, D.C., Howard University.
Shalana Hunter Served In The US But Now Runs a Talent Management Company
As Blac Chyna’s mom lived much of her life away from the limelight before she became popular through her daughter, details of what she died for a living after she graduated from college are hard to come by. Be that as it may, reports have it that she served in the United States Army for a while. Apart from this, she worked at some point with a broadcast station called EOTM Radio and Media. It is also said that she took up gigs with Movie Extra A-List Talent Agency.
What she does at the moment is still sketchy but we can confirm that she now runs a talent management company called On My Grind Entertainment and Promotions, LLC. As culled from its site, the company’s goal and passion are to entertain people and “just have plain fun”.
Tokyo Toni Had Blac Chyna With Eric Holland and Is Currently Married to Marcellus Hunter
It was back in 1988 that Tokyo Toni had Blac Chyna, who to the best of our knowledge, remains her only child. Initially, nothing was known about the biological father of Tokyo’s daughter but with time it was learned that she had her with a fellow called Eric Holland. It is said that they were never married and, that Shalana left him because he wouldn’t stop cheating on her. In addition to that, he was always getting in trouble with the law. He has reportedly faced charges ranging from assault to theft and what have you.
After Shalana left Eric Holland, she began dating Marcellus Hunter. Reports have it that they dated for roughly three years before they got married in 2012. While they are still married, it hasn’t been a blissful union all through. About a year into their marriage, precisely in July 2013; Hunter obtained a restraining order against Blac Chyna’s mom. He accused her of domestic violence, saying she had been promising to crack open his head. The restraining order lasted for about a year as the two patched things up and remain married to date.
She Has Two Grandchildren Named King Cairo Stevenson and Dream Renée Kardashian
Through her famous daughter, Shalana Hunter has since become a grandmother and a proud one at that. The first time she became a grandmother was in October 2012 when Blac Chyna and rapper Tyga welcomed their son King Cairo Stevenson.
About four years later, precisely on the 10th of November 2016, she became a grandmother a second time. This was when Chyna and Rob Kardashian had their only child together, a daughter named Dream Renée Kardashian. Sources close to her say she is very fond of her grandkids and enjoys spending time with them.