The Untold Truth About Faith Evans’ Ex Husband Todd Russaw

Who is Todd Russaw?

Todd was born in the USA sometime in the first half of the ‘70s – his zodiac sign is believed to be Sagittarius, he holds American nationality and is of African-American descent. He’s a record producer, but who’s probably known best for being the former husband of Faith Renee Jordan (nee Evans), a famous American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress.

Early life and education

Todd was raised in the US by his parents, about whom little is known because he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was a car mechanic, and that his mother was a cashier at a local supermarket. Todd hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.

Todd became interested in music while attending a local high school, and although he started singing and writing songs aged 17, he eventually switched to being a talent manager and music producer, rather than a singer-songwriter. He was interested in a couple of activities during his four years at high school, including playing basketball and practicing creative writing.

Todd matriculated sometime around 1990, and because he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s believed that he hasn’t attended college.

Todd’s career

Todd has been in the music industry for the past three decades, but not a lot is known about his achievements.

Todd once worked at Motown Records as their A&R Director, and helped produce a Missy Elliot’s album, her first album to become certified platinum; Todd also helped produce the 702’s album “No Doubt”.

Todd co-founded the agency Think BIG, and is today working as its strategic advisor, while some of the most popular people with whom he has worked since the launch of his career include Sean Combs, Pharrell Williams and Diana Warren.

Love life and relationships

Todd and Faith were introduced by their mutual friend Missy Elliot in 1996, and they went on their first date a couple of weeks later. Todd and Faith married in 1998, in a private ceremony attended by only some of their closest friends and family members.

On 8 June 1998, Faith gave birth to their son Joshua, and their second son Ryder Evan Russaw followed on 22 March 2007, but Faith and Todd divorced in 2011 for unknown reasons.

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Todd hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, but it’s known that Faith had been married once prior to meeting him; she exchanged vows with the late American rapper and songwriter The Notorious B. I. G. in 1994, and the marriage ended when he was killed while waiting for the traffic light to turn green on 9 March 1997. In 2018, Faith married the American DJ and record producer Steven Aaron Jordan – they divorced in 2021.

As of March 2022, Todd seems to be single, was married to Faith Evans, and they have two sons together.

Hobbies and other interests

Todd is quite active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 5,000 followers, although he’s uploaded only three pictures onto the network, but it’s said that he uses it daily, and is always there to answer his fans’ questions.

Todd is passionate about travelling, and his career has taken him to various US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, while his dream travel destination is London, England.

Todd enjoys watching movies in his spare time, and his favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Scent of a Woman”, the trilogy “The Godfather”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.

Todd is physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week.

Age, height and net worth

Todd is believed to be in his early 50s. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while his former wife Faith’s net worth is reputedly over $3 million.

Who is his former wife Faith Evans?

Faith Renee Jordan was born in Lakeland, Florida USA, on 10 June 1973 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for her marriage with The Notorious B. I. G., but also for her music and the seven albums which she’s released.

Faith was raised in Lakeland as an only child, by her mother’s cousins Orvelt Kennedy and Johnnie Mae, who fostered more than 100 children; Faith’s mother Helene Evans was a professional singer, and her father Richard Swain, who was also a singer, but left Helene before Faith was born.

Helene returned for her daughter after she had succeeded in the music industry, and was able to financially support her, however, Faith who was close to three years old at that time, didn’t want to leave Orvelt and Jonnie, and Helene thus moved in next door.

Faith was only two when she began singing at church, and then went on to practice singing for the following decade. She studied at University High School, and was a member of multiple jazz bands. Upon matriculating in 1991, Faith enrolled at Fordham University in New York City, but quit after she gave birth to her and the music producer Kiyamma Griffin’s daughter Chyna.

Faith signed her first contract with Bad Boy Records in 1994, and released her debut self-titled album in the following year.

Her second studio album was released in October 1998, entitled “Keep the Faith”, and it became certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and spawned the singles “All Night Long” and “Live Like This”.

Her third album, “Faithfully” followed in 2001, and peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart; Faith’s fourth album “The First Lady” came out in April 2005, and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and reached #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

Faith has since released only three more albums: “A Faithful Christmas” in 2005, “Something About Faith” in 2010 and “Incomparable” in 2014. Most recently, in 2021 she competed in the reality singing competition show “The Masked Singer”.

Faith has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards for her music, winning one in 1998 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for her and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs song “I’ll Be Missing You”.

Faith is also an actress, with close to 30 credits to her name, probably known best for her role in the 2017 adventure comedy movie “Girls Trip”, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, and which starred Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. It follows four friends who have travelled to New Orleans to attend the Essence Festival; the movie won 13 of the 55 awards for which it was nominated.

Faith’s also an author, having published her autobiography “Keep the Faith: A Memoir” on 29 August 2008; it follows Faith’s life, its main focus being on Faith’s marriage with The Notorious B. I. G.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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