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Who Is Faith Evans’ Son Ryder Evan Russaw? His Disability, Career, & More

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Ryder Evan Russaw is an autistic son of actress and singer Faith Evans and Todd Russaw. Like his mother, his father is also famous as an executive music producer and talent manager.

Born in a family of celebrities, Ryder has achieved decent fame with a lot of curiosity about him in the media. Further, he has also been coping with autism for a long time, which has also attracted media attention.

Well, how is his life at present? Further, in this article, we will talk in detail about his disability, parents, siblings, & much more. Let’s start.

Faith Evans’ Son Ryder Evan Russaw, Bio

Ryder Evan Russaw was born on March 22, 2007, as the youngest son of mother Faith Evans and father Todd Russaw. As of 2022, he is 15 years of age. While his father is a talent manager and executive music producer, his mother is a singer and songwriter.

Like any kid, Ryder shares a great relationship with his parents. But unfortunately, he didn’t get to spend much time with her parents. When he was just around 4 years of age, his parents divorced.

His Maternal Grandparents Are Successful

Along with his parents, Ryder’s grandparents were also successful individuals. His grandfather Richard Swain was a prominent musician in the 90s. Similarly, his grandmother Helene Evans was a proficient singer.

Ryder Evan Russaw Has Three Siblings

As we said, Ryder also has three other siblings. He has a biological brother Joshua Jahad Russaw, who is older than him. He was born on June 8, 1998, to his mother’s marriage to Todd.

Ryder During His Childhood With His Mother And Siblings
Ryder During His Childhood With His Mother And Siblings

Besides, he has two half-siblings, Chyna Tahjere Griffin & Christopher Jordan Wallace. Chyna is his half-sister who was born on April 1, 1993, after his mother’s affair with her then-boyfriend Kiyamma Griffin. Likewise, Christopher was born from his mother Faith’s first marriage to rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

Needless to say, Evan shares a great relationship with all his siblings.

He Suffers From Autism

Well, as we said earlier, Ryder Evan is an autistic kid. As per the reports, he was born healthy but eventually started showing signs of autism. As of now, the star kid has been bravely fighting autism. Back in August 2019, Faith shared an Insta post where she explained how her son has been fighting Autism.

Further, in one of her interviews, Faith also stated that she wants Ryder to live a normal childhood like any other kid. She said,

I want my son to have the same quality of life as any other child his age, I want to be able to frame the symposiums a different way. I want to be able to have professionals, teachers on it, so they can talk. I want perspectives from different professionals, as well as parents who are living and going through it.

We hope Ryder is happy and enjoying his life.

Ryder Evan Russaw’s Parents Have Already Divorced

Unfortunately, Ryder’s father Todd, and mother Faith are no more together. His parents had married on 11 November 1997, in a beautiful ceremony. Moreover, the couple also shared a great relationship post marriage.

Ryder Evan Russaw's Parents Todd Russaw & Faith Evans Were Married For 13 Years
Ryder Evan Russaw’s Parents Todd Russaw & Faith Evans

But things didn’t go smoothly between them for a very long time. After being in a marital relationship for 13 years, they filed for a divorce which was finalized on May 17, 2011.

However, even after their split, the duo kept the differences away to take care of Ryder.

Ryder’s Mum Married Again After Split

After separation from Todd, Faith eventually moved on to a new relationship. A few years after her divorce, she married American record producer Stevie J. They tied the knot on 17 July 2018 but like her earlier relationships, this marriage too fell apart. Just around a couple of years into marriage, they divorced in 2021.

Earlier, she was in a marital relationship with The Notorious B.I.G. They married in 1994 and were together until his death in 1997. Regarding his relationship with him, who was shot dead, she said,

I want people to understand that although he was a large part of my life, my story doesn’t actually begin or end with Big’s death. My journey has been complicated on many levels. And since I am always linked to Big, there are a lot of misconceptions about who I really am. It’s not easy putting your life out there for the masses. But I’ve decided I’ll tell my own story. For Big. For my children. And for myself.

Who Is Ryder Russaw’s Mother Faith Evans?

As mentioned earlier, Ryder’s mum is a professional singer, record producer, and actress. She started her career as a backing vocalist but has eventually come a long way. In 1994, she signed her first contract with Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, becoming the first female to do so.

Well, soon enough, she came up with two successful albums Faith and Keep the Faith, in 1995 and 1998 respectively. With the success of both those albums, she went on to release several studio albums which include  Faithfully (2001), The First Lady (2005), A Faithful Christmas (2005), Something About Faith (2010), & Incomparable (2014).

Further, in the year 1998, he also received a Grammy award for I’ll Be Missing You. Besides as an actress, she has been a part of several movies and TV series that include The Fighting Temptations, Turn It Up, & Notorious.

Social Media

Like most star kids, Ryder is on Instagram, where he goes by Ryder. His bio on his profile reads Super cool son of a superstar mom @therealfaithevans. As of 2022, he has over 4k followers.

Likewise, he also has a few profiles on Facebook, but those are apparently not his authentic profiles.

What Is Ryder Evan Russaw’s Net Worth?

Well, Faith’s son Ryder does not make his own money. However, his mother as an actress and singer is wealthy. As of 2022, Faith has a net worth of $3 million.