Taylor Slater is famous as the only child of American professional surfer Kelly Slater. Her dad Kelly who is considered one of the greatest professional surfers of all time won the World Surf League Championships eleven times.
Being the only child of her parents, Taylor indeed is everyone’s favorite. While everyone knows about her father, not much is known about her mother. So, in this article, we are going to find out about Taylor Slater’s mom and many more details about her such as her dating life, education, her career as an artist, and so on.
Let’s get started.
Who is Kelly Slater’s daughter Taylor Slater? Her Age and Upbringing
Taylor Slater is the only child of Kelly Slater and Tamara Michelle. She was born on 4 June 1996 in Florida, United States. So, Taylor’s age as of 2022 is 26-year-old. She grew up in her dad’s native town Florida while simultaneously traveling to Hawaii and Australia. She also considers Oahu, Hawaii as her second home.
Moving towards her educational accomplishments, the Florida-native Taylor attended her high school from CCA Calvary Christian Academy. After graduating from high school, she studied pre-counseling at Moody Bible Institute for a year from Sept 2015 to May 2016. The only daughter of Kelly Slater then went to enroll at The King’s College to study business management.
Details on her family and ethnicity
Coming to her family, her paternal grandparents are Judy Moriarity Slater and Stephen Slater. Her granddad Stephan was a bait-and-tackle shop owner. Meanwhile, Taylor’s grandmother Judy was an emergency medical technician (EMT) and firefighter. Likewise, she has two uncles, Sean Slater and Stephen Slater.
As for her ethnic details, she belongs to a white ethnic group. And she holds an American nationality and follows Christianity as her religion.
Her Career: Taylor Slater is an artist who owns an art gallery
Judging by Taylor Slater’s Instagram profile, we can say she is an avid art lover. She introduces herself as a multi-medium artist. She often takes inspiration for her artworks from nature. Furthermore, Taylor also owns an art gallery in Southern Florida. The name of her art gallery is 808 Studios.
In addition to that, she is passionate about marketing. She has done marketing and freelance photography for various brands during her former years as an artist.
Additionally, she is also affiliated with KTCO Marketing which is a marketing agency based in Miami and Honolulu.
Taylor successfully organized her first Solo Art Show in Montauk Beach House
According to The Inertia, Taylor’s first solo art show was a huge success. She organized her art show called One Ocean Seven Strawless Seas at the Montauk Beach House in August 2018.
As for the arts, Slater took inspiration from her tours to Hawaii and Australia which she had with her dad. She portrayed the beauty of oceans along with the beauty of the natural environment.
For the show, Slater partnered up with NewYork based non-profit organization Lonely Whale. The show hit a total jackpot with famous people’s appearances in the gallery such as Taylor’s dad Kelly Slater and singer Jimmy Buffett.
Taylor Slater’s Father Felt Guilty For Not Being Around With Her
In an interview with Graham Bensinger, Taylor’s dad Kelly revealed the hardest part of his fatherhood. He said that not being a full-time dad for his only daughter led her to feel that she didn’t have a dad.
Kelly further went on to tell that he was traveling away for his contest and championship. Furthermore, he felt guilty about not being physically present with his own daughter. He also said that Taylor’s mom Tamara was the one who raised their daughter by herself.
Fast forward to the present time, the father-daughter duo shares a great relationship. The two are now each other’s greatest critics and biggest supporters.
Did her parents Kelly Slater and Tamara ever get married?
A question that has been constantly asked did Taylor’s parents ever marry? Here we present you with the answer you’ve been curious to know. In fact, they never married. But, they once engaged.
In an interview, Kelly once mentioned that he was 21 or 22 when he tried to buy a house with his then-fiancee. But, later on, things didn’t go well and they called off their engagement.
Where are Taylor’s parents now?
Both of Taylor’s parents are now living their life with new partners. Her dad Kelly Slater is in a relationship with the Co-founder of MIKOH Kalani Miller. She is Kelly’s fellow surfer and also a world-traveler & model. The couple who first met in San Diego in 2007 has been together ever since. And the duo has spent over 15 years as a boyfriend and girlfriend. So, maybe it won’t take a long time for them to make things official and get hitched.
Prior to Kelly’s relationship with Kalani, he has dated famous faces such as Pamela Anderson (1998-2000), Gisele Bündchen (2005-2006), and Cameron Diaz (2007).
On the other hand, Taylor Slater’s mother Tamara has maintained her privacy since her break up with Kelly. But, in the meantime, sources claim that she is now happily engaged with a man named Mike Sweeney.
Is Taylor Slater Dating a Boyfriend?
Talking about Taylor’s personal life, she is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend named Sam Kelleher. He is a skater by profession. The couple started their dating on 4 February 2019.
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Two years after their relationship, the duo also engaged. They exchanged the rings on 28 April 2021. It’s been over three years that the two are together and their love life is still going smoothly.