At first glance, Cordell Broadus seems destined to enjoy a multi-million dollar empire built by his father, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., aka Snoop Dogg. But the second of the multi-hyphenate mogul’s four children is blazing his own path. From sports to film to fashion, Cordell is proving there’s nothing he can’t achieve. His out-of-the-box and bold style has recently got the Internet asking if he’s gay. But if there’s one book that shouldn’t be judged by its cover, it’s got Cordell Broadus written on it. He’s not your run-of-the-mill second-generation-famous scion, and this Cordell Broadus wiki will prove it.
|About Cordell Broadus|
|Birth||February 21, 1997|
|Siblings||Cori Broadus, Cordé Broadus|
|Parents||Snoop Dogg, Shante Taylor|
Cordell Broadus Is Snoop Dogg’s Son with His Wife
Cordell Broadus was born on February 21, 1997 to Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor, the rap titan’s high school sweetheart. Snoop and Shante were married on June 12, 1997 after Cordell was born.
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Cordell’s elder brother, Cordé, was born on August 21, 1994. Snoop’s only daughter, Cori, was born on June 22, 1999.
Once upon a time a self-proclaimed player, Snoop also has a son, Julian Corrie Broadus (born 1998), from his relationship with Laurie Holmond.
Snoop and his wife were on the verge of a divorce in 2004. But they worked it out and reconciled, renewing their vows on January 12, 2008.
Broadus Played Football at UCLA
Cordell was once a highly-tipped receiver when he committed to play football at UCLA. He was expected to join the Bruins roster as a freshman, but had been noticeably MIA at practice.
A mini docuseries, Snoop & Son, filmed the father and son as Cordell went through the recruitment process. Snoop had been keen on his son playing at USC, but he chose UCLA.
Encouraged by his hip-hop mogul father, Cordell had risen to become one of the top prospects in the country, and it was once believed he would play in the NFL. But the younger Broadus didn’t think that was his calling.
“I played to create a relationship with my father,” he said. “I thought that that was the only way he would love me. He loved me for me and I should love myself.”
Sources from UCLA said that Broadus wanted “to do his own thing,” and he went on to take a premature retirement from football at age 18. He remained a student at the school, but pulled out of the football program.
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Broadus Pursued Filmmaking, Fashion, and Modeling
Broadus dropped out of football to pursue his other passion: filmmaking. “Cordell informed me yesterday that he has decided to pursue other passions in his life—in particular his love of film through his company Film School Productions,” Bruins coach Jim Mora said back then.
He had directed music videos for his father and was doing screenwriting, making short films, and working on his undergraduate degree in film at UCLA. However, he took a break from his studies to plunge into the fashion industry.
It’s not uncommon for children of famous celebrities to enter the fashion business as models. But Cordell did it differently, in a way that tapped into his creative and bold genius.
He took the reins of the streetwear brand Joyrich as a creative director. The brand is known to have celeb fans like Kim Kardashian West and even Snoop. He’s designed collections inspired by his father, as well as a retro athleisure line inspired by NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson.
And he uses his own star power to model statement pieces from Joyrich on his Instagram, which has 764K followers and counting. His modeling game also includes walking for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana and starring in campaigns for MCM and Kenneth Cole.
He also co-founded his own music and film production entities. So clearly, he has his father’s entrepreneurial skills.
Cordell makes no secret of his bold fashion choices. His Instagram modeling game is thriving, with his high-fashion pictorials that have raised a few eyebrows.
In January, he shared a picture of himself in a pink, flowery blouse, makeup, and earrings. While many loved seeing him rock a feminine concept with confidence, trolls in the comment section questioned if he was gay.
Cordell has never spoken about his sexuality—not that it is anyone’s business. And he had plenty of supporters on his side slamming the homophobic comments.
Broadus Has a Daughter With His Girlfriend
Cordell has been in a relationship with Phia Barragan for a while now, and in January 2019, they revealed on Instagram they were expecting their first child together. It would be Snoop’s third grandchild after his eldest son’s two kids.
Their daughter was born sometime in 2019. But the couple hasn’t revealed her name or when she was born. They occasionally update fans with happy little tidbits about their daughter on social media.