Iyanla Vanzant, better known for her show “Iyanla Fix My Life,” has had a rough life.
Her birth mother died when she was two years old; she suffered a miscarriage, was in a violent relationship, and went through a divorce and bankruptcy.
Despite these trials, she emerged as a strong single mother, raising three children.
However, life dealt her yet another blow, and she now grieves the loss of two of her beloved children.
Presently, she has one child remaining by her side.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Iyanla Vanzant’s children: Nisa Vanzant, Gemmia Vanzant, and Damon Vanzant, getting to know more about these individuals who share a close bond with their resilient mother.
Gemmia Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant first child
Gemmia Vanzant ( 1972 – 2003 ) was the first child of Iyanla.
In September 2002, her daughter Gemmia was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer.
Doctors couldn’t tell Iyanla how long her daughter would live, but she was sure Gemmia, an ordained minister, would fight with all her being.
Gemmia’s battle ended on Christmas morning in 2003. She was 30 years old.
Iyanla personally bathed her, dressed her and put her body in a bag, as she recalled to People magazine in 2013.
Damon Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant second child
Currently, Damon is the only surviving child of Iyanla Vanzant.
Nisa Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant third child
Iyanla Vanzant ( born 1974 – aged 49 ) was the youngest daughter of Iyanla Vanzant.
She was raised along with her sibling sister Gemmis Vanzant and brother Vanzant Damon.