Who is Tomeeka Robyn Bracy?
Tomeeka Robyn Bracy was born in 1975, in Virginia, USA, and is a former teacher, but best known for being the third wife of musician and singer Stevie Wonder. Her husband is one of the most successful music artists of the 20th century, with albums such as “Music of My Mind”, “Talking Book”, “Songs in the Key of Life”, and “Innervisions”.
The Wealth of Tomeeka Robyn Bracy
Tomeeka Robyn Bracy’s net worth is undisclosed, though she probably benefits from the success of Stevie who has a net worth estimated to be over $110 million.
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Her husband gained wealth thanks to his music career which spans five decades.
Life and Career
Tomeeka primarily worked as a teacher before she met Wonder, at The Monroe School located in Washington. It is a public high school which has been running since 1999. She had a very different life before she met the musician, as he was previously married to Terry Lee Junior Fair, and had two children from that marriage, one of whom tragically passed away in an accident in 2005, as the baby fell from the apartment.
She had left him unattended for only a brief moment when the accident occurred. She went to his aid quickly but he had already dropped to the ground and the baby was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. Investigations concluded that the fall was an accident and that she was in no way involved in his death except for the fact that she left the baby for a moment. The incident may have been one of the reasons she and her husband later divorced.
Husband – Stevie Wonder
Stevie is the third child of songwriter Lulu Mae Hardaway.
He was born prematurely, and while in an incubator, his body aborted the development of his eyes, leading to blindness. He grew up with five siblings, but his parents separated when he was four years old. He moved with his mother to Detroit, and their developed his love for music as a member of the Whitestone Baptist Church which he joined when a child. Having a strong attachment to music, he began learning instruments including the drums, harmonica, and piano. He also performed at school and with a friend, singing at parties.
As he grew up, people started noticing that his talent in music was way more advanced than normal for a child at his age.
At the age of 11, he was discovered by the label Tamia which was under Motown. He signed with them, and two years later released the single entitled “Fingertips” which was highly successful, reaching the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100, the youngest artist to achieve the feat. He continued to make music, releasing hit albums such as “Music of My Mind” and “Talking Book”.
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Stevie Wonder’s Success
In the 1970s, Wonder experienced one of his most successful periods with releases such as “Fulfillingness’ First Finale”, “Innervisions”, and “Songs in the Key of Life”. All three albums won Awards for Grammy of the Year, leading to him tying the record with Frank Sinatra, the only artist to achieve the feat with three consecutive album releases. In 1979, he became one of the first artists to implement digital recording in “Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through “The Secret Life of Plants”.
His success during the 1970s would help shape the music industry in the next decade, helping change the landscape for the pop industry. He became noted for having control of his production, and his ability to play the keyboard. During his career, he’s sold over 100 million albums internationally, making him one of history’s top-selling artists. He is also one of the most award-winning artists of all-time, having 25 Grammy Awards to his name. He also won an Oscar for his music in the film “The Woman in Red”. He holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Like Bracy, Wonder has also had his share of failed marriages. His first married singer Syreeta Wright in 1970, whom he worked with frequently during the 1970s, but the marriage only lasted for two years. In 2001, he married fashion designer Kai Millard, and the two stayed together for 11 years before separating, then divorcing. In 2012, he started a relationship with Bracy – the relationship and marriage attracted coverage, especially due to their large age gap, with her being the same age as his eldest daughter.
Their 2017 marriage was held in Los Angeles’ Hotel Bel-Air, attended by many celebrities including Pharrell Williams, Usher, and John Legend. The wedding was lavish, and they even released hundreds of butterflies during the ceremony. They have two children together, and Stevie has seven other children with four women, all of whom were present at their marriage.