Draya Michele Biography: Net Worth, Husband, Age, Height, Movies, Instagram, Children, Boyfriend

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Andraya Michele Howard (born January 23, 1985), commonly known as Draya Michele, is a multifaceted personality from the United States. She is a celebrated media personality, model, actress, and fashion designer.

She gained recognition through her involvement in the reality television series Basketball Wives: LA. Apart from her successful TV career, Draya Michele has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. Additionally, she has established her swimwear line known as Mint Swim.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Andraya Michele Howard
Stage Name: Draya Michele
Born: 23 January 1985 (age 39 years old)
Place of Birth: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Education: N/A
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Valeria Diaz
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Orlando Scandrick (en. 2015-2019)
Boyfriend • Partner: Tyrod Taylor (2020), French Montana (2013), Ray J (2011-2012), Wiz Khalifa (2010), Bernard Berrian (2010-2011), Sean Combs, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Paul Pierce (2009), Gilbert Arenas, Jay-Z (2008), Kenyon Martin, The Game (2012-2013), Chris Brown (2010), Javaris Crittenton (2008), DeShawn Stevenson, Orlando Scandrick (2015-2019)
Children: Jru Scandrick, Kniko Howard
Occupation: Actress • Media Personality
Net Worth: $600,000

Early Life & Education

Draya Michele, a renowned American personality, was born on January 23, 1985, in the charming city of Reading, Pennsylvania. 

Throughout her upbringing, she received the love and guidance of her mother, Valeria Diaz. Unfortunately, details regarding her siblings remain undisclosed. 

Breaking away from the traditional educational path, Draya Michele boldly decided to forgo college instead of focusing on her aspirations in the modeling industry. In her senior year of high school, she bravely chose to drop out and embark on a journey toward building a successful career in modeling.


Draya Michele‘s career took off as she graced the screens of popular music videos alongside industry icons like Jay-ZUsher, and Kanye West. It didn’t stop there; Michele’s talent and beauty caught the attention of fashion agencies and magazine brands, leading her to secure lucrative modeling contracts.

Michele was plunged into a world showing the glamorous yet complex lives of professional basketball players’ wives and girlfriends after she was cast in the reality television series Basketball Wives: LA in 2011. 

Draya Michele rose to prominence on the show thanks to her alluring personality and unmistakable charisma, enthralling viewers for four seasons as she recounted her personal experiences and dealt with the ups and downs of belonging to this exclusive social circle.

Draya Michele‘s acting career has been relatively prosperous. Notably, she has starred in several films like Will to Love (2015), The Perfect Match (2016), and Star (2018). Additionally, Michele has made recurring appearances on popular TV shows such as Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013) and Tales (2019).

Awards & Nominations

Shorty Awards

  • 2017 – Style Star of the Year (Won)
  • 2020 – Fashionista of the Year (Nominated)

Revolve Awards

  • 2021 – Entrepreneur of the Year (Nominated)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Draya Michele (@drayamichele)
  • Twitter handle: Draya Michele (@drayamichele)
  • Facebook: Draya Michele

Personal Life

Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick had been engaged for several years, starting their journey towards marriage in 2013. However, recently, Draya Michele shared the heartbreaking news that she and her long-term fiancée have decided to part ways. 

Despite this challenging period, Draya Michele continues to embrace her role as a mother to her two children, Jru Scandrick and Kniko Howard

Currently, the famous actress finds herself single and navigating through this new chapter in her life. Draya Michele is presently 39 years old.

Draya Michele‘s romantic history includes an engagement with Orlando Scandrick from 2015 to 2019. She has also been in relationships with The Game from 2012 to 2013, Chris Brown in 2010, Javaris Crittenton in 2008, and DeShawn Stevenson.

Furthermore, Draya Michele had encounters with French Montana in 2013, Ray J from 2011 to 2012, Wiz Khalifa in 2010, Bernard Berrian from 2010 to 2011, Sean CombsLil WayneFabolousPaul Pierce in 2009, Gilbert ArenasJay-Z in 2008, and Kenyon Martin.

Draya Michele and Tyrod Taylor began their relationship in May 2020.

Net Worth

Draya Michele, an American media personality, model, actress, and entrepreneur, has a net worth estimated at $600,000. 

She gained recognition through her appearances on the popular reality television series Basketball Wives LA and for her successful swimwear line called Mint Swim.

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