Chris Tucker was one of the highest-paid actors of his time. He aced at stand-up comedy taking inspirations from comedians like Eddy Murphy. Though he has been quite successful in his professional life, his personal life tells a different story. Tucker once was married to Azja Pryor but she left him following irreconcilable differences. So, who actually is Azja?
Early Life and Birth
Famous as the ex-partner of Chris Tucker Azja Pryor was born on September 18, 1978, in Berkeley, California. She has been tight-lipped when it comes to her personal life, especially about her family. However, the pictures of her father and siblings pop on her official Instagram account occasionally. She is pretty close to her family and gives them the foremost priority in her life.
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Family time is good for the soul 🥰 I came back home to Northern Cali this weekend, to watch my handsome nephew Kwame, walk the stage at his high school graduation 🙌🏾🍾 Such a proud auntie moment! 😊 Spending time with my dad, my brother, sister and my niece always makes me reconsider moving back to the Bay Area 🤔💜 #grateful #thankful #blessed #family #familygoals #graduation #classof2019
As per some sources, she attended Hamilton Senior High Scool in Purvis Street, Hamilton. Further, she went to Los Angeles Community College for further studies.
Personal Life: Marriage, Dating, and Divorce
Azja Pryor became a popular name in the industry when her name got linked to actor Chris Truck. Azja and Chris dated for a long time before exchanging the wedding vows. However, it’s quite unclear about how they met and from when their courtship started.
After dating for some years, Chris and Azja got married in 1997. Just like their relationship history, the wedding details are also not known. After they got married, the duo was captured attending red carpets together.
Azja and her then-husband Chris embraced parenthood on September 13, 1998. They gave birth to son Destin Christopher Tucker. It seemed as if the couple was enjoying rainbows in their life from outside. Unfortunately, behind the scenes were different. They couldn’t hold their relationship through the test of time and headed for divorce in 2000. The final hearing of the divorce was settled in 2003. Azja took all the responsibility of her son Destin and they lived in Los Angeles thereafter.
After her failed marriage, she dated a famous American rapper and actor Christopher Brian Bridges. However, their relationship didn’t last long and they parted their ways in a brief time.
Azja finally settled for the second time and got married to Cheriff A Ndiaye. He is a fitness enthusiast and a life coach. The duo is quite happy in their relationship. Azja never misses a chance to gush about her husband. On October 28, 2018. Pryor shared a picture of her with husband Cheriff with a beautiful caption that wrote:
“Forget a relationship. Make a Partnership and build an empire.”
Well, they must be very happy in their marriage being the king and queen of their empire. The duo’s life became more happening when they welcomed their daughter Iman Joelle. The family of three is often spotted going on holiday and on hiking in different parts of the world. They are giving major family goals to their followers.
As Azja became the major matter of discussion, after she hooked up with Chris, nothing much is known about her career. However, we do know that she is a casting director. One of her credits as a casting director includes a TV show EVE. She began her career with that show and has worked in other projects too whose details aren’t known.
The bio section of her Instagram account suggests that she serves as a nutritionist and fitness specialist. She has her own fitness website that sells wellness products to have a fit body.
In 2005, she came in the headlines when she spoke against the Arvizo family who filed a molestation case against Michael Jackson. She became good friends with Michael through Chris. Moreover, she and Chris were also close to the accuser’s family. Therefore, she knew they were wrong and even wrote an open letter to the family stating they were doing wrong to Jackson.
Though she worked as a casting director in the industry, she is still known as the ex-partner of Chris Tucker.
Her Ex-Husband Chris Tucker
Christopher Tucker aka Chris was one of the highest-paid actors at one time in Hollywood. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Norris Tucker and Mary Louise Bryant. He learned the fact that humor has the power to draw attention early in life. After graduating from Columbia High School, he shifted to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and comedy. He claims Eddy Murphy and Richard Pryor as his greatest source of inspiration. He was famous among his teachers and high school classmates for his mimicry of Michael Jackson, Murphy, and other comedians. Chris had the ability to make them laugh with his sense of comedy.
Tucker showed his comedy skills serving as a stand-up comedian at clubs in local Atlanta until he moved to Los Angeles. In 1992, he started making a guest appearance on the Def Comedy Jam. Apparently, in the next year, he made his movie debut with the movie House Party 3. He was cast alongside actors like Bernie Mac, Khandi Alexander, and Marques Houston.
He got his breakthrough from his 1995 movies Friday alongside Ice Cube. The movie highlighted his comedy styling which was quite different from others. His skills were noted by many in the industry and from this point onwards his career took a peak.
He has appeared in movies like Dead Presidents, The Fifth Element, Money Talks, Jackie Brown, The Rush Hour, Silver Linings Playbook and many others, Likewise, he also featured in pop legend Michael Jackson’s music video “ You Rock My World.”
Her Son Destin Christopher Tucker
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Yesterday, September 13th, my heartbeat turned 21 years old. I've been trying to think about how to properly put into words the way in which this beautiful soul has changed my whole entire world. Somehow my words just don't feel adequate enough, or maybe it's just not meant for social media. He is the absolute best of me and so much more. He is my inspiration. Thank you DESTIN for introducing me to motherhood and most importantly choosing your daddy and I to guide you through this thing called life. Please help me in wishing my handsome, beautiful hearted son a HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!!!!! 🎉💜🥳 #DESTINedForGreatness 🙏🏾💜
Destin Christopher Tucker is the only son of Azja with her ex-husband, Chris. The 21 years old is planning to step into his father’s shoes and make a career in the family business. After graduating from Oaks Christian School, he has moved to Atlanta to study film at Morehouse College in 2017. It was entirely his decision to make a move to Atlanta where his father Chris is living. In an interview, he revealed:
‘I wanted to come here. I have family here, it’s an all-male school, and it’s historically black. I have never been in this type of environment, so I’m excited to be coming here to learn because I know it will be a top-flight education.”
The father and son were spotted together at the premiere night of the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Further, he brought his son when the movie made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.
As per his IMDB profile, he has already debuted in the acting world with the movie Love in Moreno Valley.