Dennis Graham

by doveclove Wed Jul 14 2021
Dennis Graham

Dennis Graham is mainly recognized as the father of rapper, singer, actor, producer, and songwriter widely known by his middle name Drake

Dennis Early Life

Dennis was born on September 20, 1954. He was raised and brought up in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

His father's name was Larry Graham. He was born in 1924

Tragically he died in the year 2000 peacefully at his home, holding his wife's hand. 

Dennis's mother's name was Samantha Beeching. She was born in 1926 and died after two years of her husband's death in 2003

He does not have any siblings. 

Dennis is the nephew of Willie Mitchell. He was a known music producer who worked for AL Green.  

A Drummer

Dennis was from a musical background. His father and uncle were also musicians. 

As a child, seeing them play made him keenly interested in music. He said his uncle and dad were two figures that helped him shape his music career. 

He started playing instruments at a young age. He is a self-taught artist, plays guitar, piano, and drums. His main instrument is the drum. 

At the young age of 18, he started playing drums for the rock and roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century Jerry Lee Lewis

As a late teenager, this was his first biggest achievement. 

Married a Teacher

He married a woman named Sandra Graham. Her nickname is Sandy. Her birth name is Née Sher, and she was born on January 28, 1960

Her nationality is Canadian, and she is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. She used to work as a florist. Later, she was an English teacher in school. She is sixty-one years old as of 2021.

Dennis first met Sandi at a club named Bluenote, which was located in Toronto, Canada

Dennis was there for his performance. He saw Sandi and instantly fell in love with her. Later they married after few months of dating. 

On October 24, 1986, the couple was blessed with a son named Aubrey Drake Graham, who would later grow to become the world's most famous rapper and singer. 

Dennis Graham son Drake
Dennis Graham son Drake  Source: Instagram

Marital Dispute and Divorce

After few years of marriage, the couple decided to go on their separate ways. Their divorce was finalized in the year 1991 when their child was just five years old. 

The reason for their divorce as they were not happy in the relationship. There have been no rumors about cheating, toxic behavior, the abusive relationship being the cause for their separation. 

After their divorce, Dennis's wife asked him to leave Toronto and go to a different place. 

Dennis left Canada and went back to his childhood home in Memphis. He started living alone and barely saw his son. 

Old picture of Dennis with his ex-wife
Old picture of Dennis with his ex-wife   Source: Pinterest

Impact of Divorce

Being a divorced man was hard for Dennis. He was impacted a lot by his failed marriage.

Living alone and the absence of his family had an impact on his mental health. He barely saw his son.

Even if he did, he used to meet him only on his summer holidays. He started being broke, which caused him to sell drugs. 

He was caught by cops and was sent to prison. He served few years in jail. 

After being released from prison, he was linked with multiple women simultaneously, even if he denied being in a relationship. 

A Vintage picture of Dennis and his family
A Vintage picture of Dennis and his family   Source: Pinterest

A Singer

After few years of being released from prison, he started making his music. 

He has released his songs like Mistreated, Kinda Crazy, That on That, You Got a Friend, and so forth. 

His song Kinda Crazy is the most popular song of his music career. He has five thousand three hundred sixty-nine monthly listeners on Spotify. 

Net Worth

The net worth of Dennis is structured below:

Net WorthSources
$150 million  Musician

Age, Height, and Weight

  1. He is sixty-seven years old.
  2. His nationality is American.
  3. His ethnicity is African.
  4. His height and weight are unknown.
  5. He has a love-hate relationship with his son Drake.

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