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Who is Keri Lewis?
Keri Lewis was born on 12 February 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, and is a singer, best known for being a part of the R&B band called Mint Condition. He was also previously married to singer Toni Braxton, even leaving Mint Condition to help his wife produce music.
The Riches of Keri Lewis
How rich is Keri Lewis? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $50 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry, through creating, performing and later producing music. His association with Toni Braxton has also elevated his wealth, with Toni having a net worth estimated at over $10 million.
Early Life and Career
Growing up, Keri had already developed a strong interest in music. Nothing is known about his family life or his education, except that he had hobbies associated with music even in school.
In 1980, while attending Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was invited to join the R&B band Mint Condition. Original members of the band were Stokley Williams, Horner O’Dell, Larry Waddell, Roger Lynch and Ray Coleman, however, some members were later replaced and Keri was put in as the replacement to play keyboards and synthesizer. They would become the classic line-up of the band, signing with Perspective Records and working with music producers Jimmy Jam as well as Terry Lewis. They released their debut album in 1991 entitled “Meant to Be Mint”, and began attracting their own following. They had major successes with several songs including “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” which would lead them to produce their second album entitled “From the Mint Factory”.
Marriage to Toni Braxton
Lewis originally met Toni Braxton when Mint Condition opened for her while on her tour; prior to the two meeting, both had been in unsuccessful relationships. They married in 2001 and shortly after they gave birth to their first child. In 2002, while working on her fourth studio album, Toni discovered that she was pregnant with her second child, which was complicated and she was confined to bed rest for most of the pregnancy, the child being born with autism.
Keri would leave Mint Condition to support his wife’s music career, and foray into producing music, helping her and later extending his talents to help other music artists as well. The marriage was not smooth sailing, however, as they started to encounter one problems, including their finances were hit with failed music projects, and helping their son whose condition was going downhill. Eventually, Toni filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to her financial problems – some of her shows were cancelled as a result, and insurance companies didn’t back them up. In 2007 she was then diagnosed with a benign lump which had to be removed from her breast, and subsequently with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is a life threatening autoimmune disease, which also affected other members of her family.
Divorce and Aftermath
In 2009, Braxton announced to the media that she and her husband separated, but the divorce wasn’t finalized until 2013; the settlement and child support case was very contentious, and took two years before everything was settled. Eventually, the two reconciled and they continue to remain good friends, and still take care of their children together.
Happy Birthday to my youngest Big Boy Diezel!! Love you buddy!! pic.twitter.com/UgcK4JZrxx
— Keri Lewis (@KeriJLewis) March 30, 2014
When he was sued for child support, Keri had to auction off his royalties. His work has been featured in various shows such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “Everybody Hates Chris”, and “Braxton Family Values”. After the divorce, there have been no details about any recent endeavors including his relationships. Toni has moved on, and started dating rapper Birdman, leading to their engagement in 2018. In the meantime, Keri has resumed music production.
Is Keri Lewis on Social Media?
Keri was previously active on the social media website Twitter, on which his profile states that he is a producer, songwriter, musician, manager, and agent. He announced some of his recent music related projects, however, his Twitter account hasn’t been active since 2016. His Instagram account is much more active, and he posts there on a regular basis. His photos mainly consist of his children, and of his recent musical projects. He also promotes some of his recent events, and can be seen in pictures behind the scenes while he works on producing and managing for artists.