How Many Kids Does Rev Run Have?

Rev Run has 6 kids.  He would have 7 but sadly, Victoria Anne Simmons died at birth on September 26, 2007.  The following list shows Rev Run’s 6 children:

  1. Vanessa Simmons
  2. Angela Simmons
  3. Joseph “JoJo” Simmons Jr.
  4. Diggy Simmons
  5. Miley Justine Simmons
  6. Russell Simmons II

Darian, Valerie Vaughn’s daughter, was seen on a recent episode of Growing Up Hip Hop.  Her and Vanessa meet up with Angela and all the emotions come out.  Angela has been neglecting her siblings and her sisters call her out.  Angela is going through a lot.  She recently had a baby but she’s not getting married to her baby father.

If you’ve been keeping up with Growing Up Hip Hop you’re most likely asking yourself: How many kids does Rev Run have? Rev Run has six children and three grandchildren.  He had his first three children with his ex-wife, Valerie Vaughn.  His oldest child is Vanessa Simmons.  She was born on August 5, 1983 and is currently 33-years-old.

The Reverend, whose real name is Joseph Simmons, had another daughter after Vanessa, Angela Simmons.  She was born on September 18, 1987 and is currently 29-years-old.  Joseph’s third child was his first son, Joseph Simmons, Jr. aka “Jojo.”  He was born on September 29, 1989 and is currently 27-years-old.

How Many Kids Does Rev Run Have?
How Many Kids Does Rev Run Have?

Simmons eventually divorced Valerie and married Justine Jones in 1994.  The couple had their first son, Daniel Simmons III aka “Diggy” on March 21, 1995.  He is currently 21-years-old.  They had another son, Russell Simmons II aka “Russy” on August 30, 1997.  He is currently 19-years-old.

Sadly, the couple’s third child together, Victoria Anne Simmons, passed away shortly after she was born on September 26, 2006.  Soon after, they adopted a baby girl named Miley Justine Simmons.  You have to love a big family.  It’s easier to have multiple children compared to raising an only child.  Sharing is caring, a lesson that you don’t have to teach the Simmons kids!


By Jason John

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