Cyn Santana Wiki Bio
Cynthia Pacheco – aka Cyn Santana – was born in Manhattan, New York City, USA, on 20 October 1992 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s a model, social media star and a musician, perhaps known best for having been engaged to the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star, Joe Budden.
Early life, family and education
Cyn was born to a Salvadorian mother and Dominican father. She grew up in New York City, and attended the Clinton High School, matriculating in 2010. Cyn knew she wanted to be a star from an early age, and started taking dancing and modeling classes when she was 12 years old.
She had a younger brother, Joel, who committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 24.
TV appearances, rise to fame
Cyn became known to the general public in 2013, when she joined the cast of the 4th season of the reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York”. The show is the original installment of the VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” franchise, which centers on the lives of several people from New York City involved with hip hop music. It has been airing since March 2011, and has featured appearances from many notable figures associated with East Coast hip hop, such as Wyclef Jean, Ice-T and Migos.
Cyn was introduced to the show as a love interest of the rapper Erica Mena. The season chronicled their relationship, which was the first time Cyn was romantically involved with a woman.
Cyn became a member of the main cast in season five, while the series chronicled her dramatic break-up from Erika. Towards the end of the season, she starts dating her friend Ray Stacks.
Cyn returned to the show for its 9th season in 2018, with her then boyfriend Joe Budden. When the season started filming, they had already been dating for about two years, and had welcomed a son, Lexington. The series showed their relationship struggles, including them having to adapt their lives to accommodate a baby, while Cyn suffered from postpartum depression. In the final episode of the season, Joe proposed to her, but the engagement was called off in the following season, after Cyn accused Joe of cheating on her.
Music career and other ventures
Cyn released her debut single, entitled “Real Life” on 7 June 2019. The track was produced by Rich Morris and was released independently.
On 20 October 2020, Cyn released her debut studio album “Redirected Energy”, featuring nine new songs. Cyn has revealed that she drew inspiration for the album from her personal experience being a mother, and dealing with lost love, while the sound draws inspiration from the ‘90 R&B. To promote her debut album, in August 2020 Cyn released the single “How Can You Leave?”, with an accompanying music video featuring her ex-fiancée Joe Budden, since when she’s released one more single, entitled “Come”, which came out on 29 June 2021.
In recent years, Cyn has featured in music videos of other artists, such as 2Chainz and Nas.
Since her appearance on “Love & Hip Hop”, Cyn has reached a wide following on social media. Her Instagram account ‘@cynsantana’ numbers almost four million followers, and over 1,800 posts, on which Cyn has been able to capitalize, by collaborating with numerous clothing and beauty brands, such as Fashion Nova and SavageXFenty.
Cyn is followed by more than 700,000 people on Twitter, on which she’s very active, tweeting about three times per day on average.
Furthermore, Cyn has also launched a TikTok account, onto which she uploads funny and motivational short videos; her account is followed by over 150,000 people, and numbers almost 600,000 likes.
Love life and boyfriend
Cyn’s love life has been quite public since her rise to fame, and there are several of her relationships that the public knows of, aside from the ones chronicled on “Love & Hip Hop”.
Before she appeared on the show, Cyn had been connected with the rappers Fabulous and Game, in 2011 and 2012, respectively. From 2012 through 2013, she was apparently in a relationship with Drake, who was then still a promising young rapper from Toronto, Canada.
In 2016, Cyn was followed by rumors about her relationship with the model Amber Rose, which were never confirmed or denied by either of the two.
Since late 2019, Cyn has been in a relationship with her “Love & Hip Hop” co-star Jonathan Fernandez, confirming their relationship in January 2020.
Appearance, age and net worth
Cyn is 29 years old, with long black hair and brown eyes. She’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). As of November 2021, her net worth is estimated at more than $900,000.
Who is Cyn’s ex-fiancée Joe Budden?
Joseph Anthony ‘Joe; Budden II was born in New York City, USA, on 31 August 1980 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s a media personality and a former rapper, known for hosting several hip hop-related podcasts, which earned him the nickname the Howard Stern of Hip Hop.
Joe grew up in the Spanish Harlem neighborhood of New York City, alongside his older brother.
They were raised solely by their mother, as their father was absent for most of their childhoods, which later became a subject of some of Joe’s songs.
At the age of 13, Joe moved to New Jersey with his family, and enrolled at the local Lincoln High School. For his second year, he was sent away to the Laurinburg Institute, a renowned boarding school in North Carolina, and started making music during his time there.
Following his return to New Jersey, he started abusing drugs, but voluntarily went into rehab in July 1997. He didn’t matriculate high school, and at the age of 20 ended up fathering a child with an older woman. Around that time, he started taking music more seriously, and in 2011 he released several mixtapes and demos.
Joe signed a deal with Def Jam Records in 2002, releasing his debut studio album entitled “Joe Budden” on 10 June 2003, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In the same year he released two mixtapes, “Mood Muzik: The Worst of Joe Budden” and “Mood Muzik 2: Can It Get Any Worse?”, which both received critical acclaim.
In 2007, Joe parted ways from Def Jam, signing a multi-album deal with Amalgam Digital. In February the following year, he released “Mood Muzik 3: The Album”, which had also been praised by the critics, despite not being a big commercial success. Joe released his third studio album entitled “Halfway House”, on 28 October 2008, exclusively in digital format, and was the first in a series of three thematically connected albums.
In January 2013, Joe joined the cast of the 3rd season of “Love & Hip Hop: New York”, and returned for season four in the following year.
Two years later, he started his broadcasting career, as the host of the radio show “I’ll Name This Podcast Later”, which was later renamed to “The Joe Budden Podcast”. In 2016, Joe released his last studio album “Rage & The Machine”, which debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200 chart.
From April to December 2017, Joe was co-hosting the “Complex” show “Everyday Struggle”, along with DJ Academiks and Nadeska Alexis. In June the same year, he was involved in an infamous incident with the Atlanta-based rap group Migos, after walking out of their interview.
Aside from hosting “The Joe Budden Podcast”, Joe is also a member of the board of directors of the crowd funding service “Patreon”, as the Creative Equity Advisor.
Joe is 41 years old; he’s bald and has brown eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $6 million.