Bow Wow has been in the entertainment industry for over half his life. The rapper, actor, and host has grown up in front of the public’s eyes from being a child to having children himself. Over the years, he’s been in several high-profile relationships.
Bow Wow’s relationship history includes Ciara and a ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star
In 2005, Bow Wow collaborated with R&B star Ciara for the smash hit single “Like You”; the two young artists began dating shortly thereafter. Since then, Bow Wow has been in relationships with several other figures in music and entertainment.
In 2010, he began dating model Joie Chavis and was in an on-and-off relationship with her until 2017. During that time, he also entered into relationships with Keyshia Cole, Blac Chyna, and his 106 & Park co-host Angela Simmons. He was even briefly engaged to Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta‘s Erica Mena at one point.
Bow Wow has a 1-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter
Bow Wow and Chavis welcomed their daughter Shai Moss in April 2011. Chavis, a fitness influencer and model, has has a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers and a line of activewear called Joie In Life.
She ended up suing Bow Wow for child support, and in 2012, he was court-ordered to pay her $3,000 per month. The two have since maintained a friendship, and they’ve praised one another on social media for their co-parenting skills.
In September 2020, Bow Wow revealed that he had a newborn son, Stone Moss, with model Olivia Sky. He first hinted at his son’s existence in a song titled “Dealing With My Own Demons,” and admitted that he kept it under wraps to protect him.
Bow Wow has been co-parenting with his baby mothers
Bow Wow’s family life has been chronicled on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta since 2017, and he remains the only original cast member still a part of the show. While he splits his time between his career and his parenting duties, Sky revealed in May 2021 that he wasn’t as much of a present father as he claimed to be.
“I stay humble, I stay out of the way, I get my own money. I f—ing focus on myself. I be the best mom for my baby. And it still don’t be enough,” she said candidly.
“Why you trying to make this single mom s–t so f—ing hard?” she continued, directly calling out Bow Wow’s absence with their baby son. “This co-parenting s–t can be so easy, but motherf—er would rather make it hard, bro, and that’s crazy.”
She then acknowledged that she might be seen as a bitter person despite her having a valid cause for complaint. “So let me be the b—h that you want me to be, right now, on the internet,” she said. “Let them in on the tea and s–t. Because I want to be famous, right? How come I didn’t do Love & Hip Hop when they offered me to, huh?”