Brooke Bailey is an American-born TV personality, businesswoman, and fashion model, who is possibly best known for her appearance in the reality show “Basketball Wives.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Brooke Bailey hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Cancer zodiac sign on 13 July 1977, which makes her 46 years old as of 2023. She was born to Reggie and his wife, who is a homemaker – she has not revealed the name of her mother. Bailey was raised alongside her brother, whose name remains unknown.
Bailey has revealed on Facebook that she matriculated from Hamilton High School.
Bailey began her career working as a freelance model, initially for various local brands before she began landing bigger modeling gigs. She caught the public’s attention with her appearances in music videos for various renowned artists such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Dr. Dre.
Bailey is a businesswoman who runs the online cosmetic store, Skin by Brooke Bailey which deals with beauty and skincare products. She is credited for founding the firm My Life Herbs, which sells a wide array of herbal-based cleansing regimens. Additionally, Bailey owns the clothing store Opulent Icon. Previously, the Californian businesswoman managed a hair salon and owned several Phat & Juicy Burger eateries.
Bailey was previously featured on the covers of “Smooth” magazine. She appeared on the cover of “Low Rider” with the American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor, Ice Cube. Moreover, she has posed for various other magazines such as “Playboy,” “FHM,” and “Maxim.”
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Bailey joined the cast of the reality show “Basketball Wives” in its second season. She served as the replacement for the TV personality Imani Showalter, who is the ex-fiancé of the retired NBA star, Stephen Jackson. The original cast included Jennifer Williams, the wife of the former NBA player Eric Williams, the ex-fiancé of Antonie D. Walker, Evelyn Loanda, Jermaine O’Neal’s wife, Mesha O’Neal, and Shaquille O’Neal’s wife Shaunie O’Neal, among others. The TV show revolves around the daily lives of current and former spouses of NBA stars and explores their dramatic nightlives and scandalous social lives. Brooke appeared in the second, third, and fourth seasons, and then in its tenth season.
“Basketball Wives” was created by Tom Huffman ,and ran on the VH1 network for 11 seasons. Its success has led to six spin-off TV series including “Basketball Wives LA,” “Baseball Wives,” and “Football Wives.” Although many believe that Brooke was cast in the show because of her ex-husband, Holland, she has disclosed that she was selected because of her previous romantic ties with the former NBA star, Rashad Lewis.
Social Media Presence
Bailey is active on Instagram with over 720,000 followers. She joined Twitter in March 2009 (@BrookeBaileyInc) and has almost 70,000 followers as of late 2023. She often posts her pictures together with her parents and children, on her social media platforms. Bailey also uses her social media platforms to promote numerous fashion brands.
Bailey is a divorced woman. She walked the aisle with the former professional basketball player, Ronnie Holland in 2014. their wedding ceremony being conducted in Malibu, California. The couple renewed their wedding vows two years later in 2016. However, the duo ended their union with a divorce in 2021. They didn’t welcome any children together.
Bailey welcomed her first and only daughter, Kailey Bailey, in 1996. Kailey followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a modeling career. Moreover, she was a Memphis-based certified hair stylist and businesswoman. Bailey’s second child, Shumecio Bailey, was born in mid-1998. Shumecio attended the Arkansas-based Little Rock Central High School, where he played soccer until he matriculated in 2016. He is currently a shoe reseller and teaches his fans how to begin a sneaker reselling job through his online course “The Beginner’s Guide to Reselling Sneakers.” Brooke has another son, who was born in 2004, but hasn’t disclosed the name of her last born.
In 2014, Bailey revealed during an interview with the news and celebrity interview site, The Jasmine Brand, that she married and divorced twice when she was in her 20s, stating ‘The first time I got married I was like 20, and the second time I got married, I knew I should not have been marrying him but I was like, ‘I’m going to do it for my kids,’ which was the wrong decision.’ Before she married Ronnie, Brooke dated the retired professional basketball players Rashard Lewis in 2010 and Vernon Macklin in 2012, and the American Football wide receiver DeSean Jackson in 2013.
Bailey is involved in numerous philanthropic activities, and often donates to non-profit organizations and charities, especially those focused on helping underprivileged children and women. She follows the Christianity religion. Bailey currently lives in New York City.
Bailey’s Daughter, Kailey’s Death
Brooke’s only daughter sadly passed away in the early Sunday morning of 25 September 2022, after she was involved in a traffic collision in the Hollywood neighborhood of Tennessee. According to the police report, Kailey was a passenger in a car that rammed into a tractor-trailer, killing her and the driver (Julius Weaver) on the spot. She was laid to rest on 17 October that year. Brooke announced the news of her daughter’s death on Instagram shortly after the accident. She posted Kailey’s photos and captioned them “Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey…This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon.” She went on to thank all the people who showed support and love to her family.
The rapper Nicki Minaj was among the numerous celebrities who sent their condolences to Brooke’s family on Instagram. Most of her “Basketball Wives” co-stars including Evelyn Lozada and Brittish Williams, consoled Brooke’s family for their loss.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Bailey is of Afro-American ethnicity and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. She’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs), and The “Basketball Wives” celebrity wears shoe size 5 (US). Brooke has inked various tattoos on her back and shoulder, moreover, she has pierced her ears.
Bailey has accumulated a decent net worth, thanks to her successful career as a model, businesswoman, and TV social media influencer. She’s reportedly worth approximately $100,000, as of 2023.