Praise Mary Ella Simmons: Bio, Siblings, Mother and Father’s Death


Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the daughter of Tashera Simmons and famous rapper DMX. She was born in 2005 in the United States. She has three siblings and all of them are brothers. Their names are Tacoma, Shawn, and Xavier. Also, they are her big brothers. So from a young age, Praise May Ella was the sweet young sister of her brothers. But Praise May Ella also has half-siblings because her father had a relationship with other women as well. She has a half-sister named Sasha whom her father had with Patricia Trejo. Then he had a child with Monique Wayne.

After that, he had two children with ex-girlfriend Yadira Borrego. In 2019 his daughter Sonovah Junior was born and in 2011 he had a daughter named Aaliyah. Lastly, the name of his fifteenth child is Exodus Simmons who was born to his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom in 2016. The names of the other children are not available but it appears Praise May Ella has fifteen half-siblings. 

We do not know if Praise Mary Ella is close with her half-siblings but she is aware of their existence.  Her father had to pay for the child support of all his offspring. After his death, everybody received shares of the fortune he made in his career. 

Career of Praise Mary Ella Simmons

Praise Mary Ella is a celebrity child. So she received a lot of interest from her father’s fans from a young age. Now she is sixteen years old. She is still studying because her mother has posted some pictures of her daughter on Instagram. Now she may have joined a college where she will be doing the major of her choice. 

As she is the daughter of a famous rapper she lives a comfortable life. But the death of her father was a huge tragedy. Her father became famous through his songs like “Money, Power & Respect”, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, “Makes No Difference” and more. But it appears as if his daughter is more into academics. She is not interested in making a name for herself in the music industry. It also seems that none of her brothers are becoming rappers. They have chosen other careers in their life. 

Furthermore, their family is very supportive. 

Praise Mary Ella Simmons has a great mother who has never let her side. Also, her brothers are equally supportive. So they are going to stand behind her if she chooses a career in life. Nothing in the world is going to stop Praise as long as she is with her family. 

About Praise Mary Ella Simmons’ Father DMX

Earl Simmons also called DMX was a popular American rapper and actor. He began to rap in the 1990s and became famous through his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. This year on April 9, 2021, the rapper died because of a heart attack induced by drugs. It was a tragic loss to his family. 

The personal life of the rapper got a lot of attention in the media. In his lifetime he was in a relationship with nine women. Therefore he is known to have fifteen children. With his first wife Tashera Simmons, he has four kids. One of the kids is Praise Mary Ella. You can find all the details about her here. 

Parents Relationship and divorce

Tashera Simmons is the ex-wife of DMX. She is now fifty years old. Now she is living with her four kids. There are some details about her life available because she has an Instagram account. 

Tashera met Earl Simmons after she dropped out of high school. Then they started dating and DMX even performed a song for her. That is when they shared their feelings for each other. They got married in 1999. Tashera Simmons revealed that she enjoyed being the wife of a famous star. There was glitz and glamour everywhere. But she soon realized that along with wealth there are also struggles. 

She tried hard to bring normalcy in her marriage relationship but whatever she did became a public spectacle. DMX also had several extramarital relationships when he was married to Tashera. She thought that she was sacrificing a lot of things in the relationship that did not offer her any happiness. Her husband even was arrested and dealt with drug addiction. So the couple filed for divorce in 2012. This ended their eleven years of marriage together. 

Simmons said that she will not change a thing about her life because she learned many things because of her marriage. She is happy that she stayed loyal and truthful to the marriage vows. Now she is enjoying her life with her four kids. 

Tashera Simmons started a foundation called Freedom of Truth in 2010. This was found to inspire women all around the world. It helps poverty-stricken single parents.  

DMX’s death and legacy 

From when DMX was fourteen years old, her was an addict to crack cocaine. Also, he suffered from Bipolar disorder. He went to drug rehab many times. Then in 2016, he was found unresponsive in a parking lot. Immediately he was rushed to the hospital. A witness shared that the rapper swallowed a substance before collapsing. Later DMX shared that he had an asthma attack. He survived this incident. 

Further, in 2021, DMX was taken to the hospital where he got admitted because of a critical heart attack due to a drug overdose. He was on life support in the hospital. Also, he suffered from cerebral hypoxia. Then he was in a “vegetative state” and his organs slowly shut down one by one. Finally, on April 9, 2021 he died and the official news of his death was released in the media. 

Many celebrities paid their condolences and respect for DMX on social media. Some of them are Torrey Smith, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Jet Li, Eminem, Gabrielle Union, and more. Many performed songs to honor DMX. So in this way many celebrities and people paid respects after DMX’s death. 


Praise Mary Ella Simmons is now living her life as a normal girl. She is focused on her studies. The only glimpse we get of her is through her mother’s social media pages.