Azja Pryor is an American-born former casting director, CBWS babywearing educator, and health coach, but famously known for being the estranged wife of the renowned comedian and actor, Chris Tucker, who is credited with his recurrent roles in the franchise “Rush Hour.” .
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Azja Pryor was born in Berkeley, California, under the Libra zodiac sign on 28 August 1978, which makes her 43 years old as of early 2022. She was born into an artistic family – her mother, Deborah Pryor was a voice-over actress, and her husband whose name is unavailable. She was raised in her hometown alongside her two siblings, an elder sister named Vivica and a brother.
Azja attended a California-based elementary school before she was enrolled at Hamilton Senior High.
She subsequently matriculated to LA Community College, from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
Hobbies and Interesting facts
Pryor is a nature lover and likes spending her spare time outdoors, going hiking. Being a fitness fanatic, she observes a strict balanced diet to maintain her curvy figure.
Azja enjoys traveling, and during major holidays is often spotted side by side with her husband touring several European and American destinations.
When she was in a relationship with her first husband, Azja was good friends with the late pop king, Michael Jackson, and during his child abuse trial, she was a key witness in his defense, together with her husband, Chris.
Azja is a Muslim – she was born Christian, but changed her religion after she tied the knot with her second husband, Cherif, who is a dedicated Muslim.
Before she became famous through marrying a Hollywood superstar, Azja was an average woman with a few professions. Nonetheless, she is naturally industrious and has impressively put her fame and talent to good use over the years. At the beginning of her career, she assumed the role of casting assistant in four TV films, and her applauded work saw her earning the title of Casting Director. The Californian fitness coach, who was a former Herbalife independent member, also boasted of her work in the 2005 show “Eve”.
Azja is now working at the widely-recognized Center for Baby Wearing Studies (also called CBWS) as an educator ,and also offers fitness training.
She is keen on modern technology, and promotes brands, businesses, and lifestyle on her Instagram account. She uses her Linktr.ee to sell a wide variety of wellness and health products, from sporting items such as surfboards and bikes to healthy nutritional supplements. She also uses her widely-followed Instagram account to update her fans about her recent career endeavors, as well as share her hobbies.
Azja is married to her second husband, fitness fanatic Cherif Ndiaye, with whom she welcomed daughter Iman Joelle in 2017. Pryor is also the step-mother of Aleyana and Ajamal, both of whom are from Cherif’s previous affair.
The family is seemingly living a happy life together without any sign of divorce or controversy, and are fond of sharing their photos on their respective social media accounts. She recently shared a picture of herself, Joelle and husband on her Instagram page, and wrote the caption ‘Forget a relationship. Make a partnership and build an empire…’
It’s rumored that Pryor was involved in a brief affair with the actor and rapper, Christopher B. Bridge, famously known as Ludacris, before she wedded Cherif. According to sources, Pryor started dating the 44-year-old Emmy and MTV Video Music Award-winning artist in 2005. After their break-up, Ludacris went on to explore a few other relationships and within no time wedded the Gabonese supermodel, Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, with whom he has welcomed two daughters.
Previously, Pryor walked the aisle with the aforementioned celebrated entertainer, Chris Tucker. The duo tied the knot in 1997, and stayed married for around six years before divorcing for reasons they kept private. From their union, they welcomed son Destin Chistopher Tucker in 1998, who is a director and a writer – he graduated from Morehouse College’s film department with a bachelor’s degree in Television, Cinema, and Emerging Media Studies in 2021, as his mother revealed through her social media handles. Shortly afterwards, Chris began dating the American singer-songwriter, India Arie Simpson, who has bagged four Emmy Awards and received close to 23 nominations for her acclaimed content. They have been dating for a couple of years now, but aren’t legally united.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Azja is of Afro-American ethnicity, and has dark brown eyes and long curly black hair. She is slim-built, standing 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall and weighing approximately 143lbs (65kg).
Pryor has accumulated her earnings primarily from her career as health coach and a nutritionist – her previous profession as a casting director has also played a significant role in her net worth, which is approximately $1 million as of 2021, as sources reveal.
Who Is Azja Pryor’s Son and Ex-Husband
Destin was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 13 September 1998, making him 23 years old as of early 2022. He grew up with keen interest in showbiz and entertainment industry, and looked forward to following in his father’s footsteps. He went to Oaks Christian School before his matriculation.
After graduating from the Atlantic Morehouse College, Destin began appearing opposite his father on red carpets in many celebrity events. He caught the public’s attention when he flew to France to attend the widely-famous Cannes Film Festival. He is seemingly very close to his half-siblings and his Instagram page is populated with their photos together. On his Instagram account, Christopher introduces himself as a Producer/Director.
Chris Tucker is a legendary stand-up comedian and actor, famous for playing Smokey in the F. Gray’s comedy “Friday’,’ and is also widely recognized for appearing in “Rush Hour” opposite Jackie Chan. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, under the Virgo zodiac sign on 31 August 1971, which makes him 50 years old as of early 2022. He’s the last-born son of Norris Louise, an entrepreneur, and his wife Mary Louise, who raised him together with his brother Dexter and sister Tammy Stocks in Decatur. He attended Columbia High, and eventually graduated from the school’s college.
Tucker made his TV film debut when he played an MC in 1993’s “The Meteor Man.” He subsequently featured in “Friday” and his performance was widely praised, which earned him several MTV Movie Award nominations. As his fame skyrocketed, he landed other major roles in several hit productions, such as “Rush Hour,” “Long Halftime Walk,” “Hanging With Mr Cooper,” and several others. In 2002, Chris bagged an MTV Movie Award (for the Best Fight) in “Rush Hour 2.” He also received a Teen Choice Award for his contribution to the same film.
Chris was at the peak of his entertainment career in the ‘90s, and was one of the highest-paid actors. He earned an impressive sum working in films and movies, and as of 2022, he’s authoritatively worth approximately $5 million.