The late Kaysonia Whitley has remained a legendary woman and the mother of Kym Whitley. Kaysonia was a loving mother to her three children, and although she passed away, she has been remembered by her family members and friends.
Kaysonia Whitley was born in 1936 and died in 2011 in the company of her husband and children. She had two sons, a daughter, and an adoptive grandchild before she died.
Kaysonia Whitley’s Children
Kaysonia Whitley had three children, two sons and a daughter. Kyle and Scott were the eldest sons of the late mother, while Kym was the only daughter. Kaysonia was married to William Whitley, and at the time of his death, he was survived by his husband.
Although Kaysonia had three children, her daughter was a public figure because of her career as a comedian and actress. Kym’s father was an entrepreneur, and he ensured his children got quality education and a luxurious life.
Kaysonia Whitley’s Daughter
Kym Whitley is the daughter of Kaysonia Whitley. Whitley was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to William Whitley, the founding father of Whitley and Whitley, a black architectural firm.
Kym Whitley went to Shaker Heights High School and graduated in 1979. After high school, Whitley joined Fisk University in Nashville. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta’s Alpha Beta chapter, enabling her to begin her acting career.
Kym started her career in 1989. She starred in Beauty Shop, which gave her a breakthrough in her career. The films began in Los Angeles and spread to other US states.
She had other short roles in My Brother and Me and Sparks. Although the films were short-lived, they exposed her to the industry, enabling her to land other roles.
Besides acting, Kym tried being a host. She co-hosted The Brain McKnight Show in early 2010, although the show premiered for a short time. She had a role in a comedy show from 2012 to 2013, enabling her to increase her net worth.
Moreover, Kaysonia’s daughter rose to prominence in 2013 when her reality series, Raising Whitley, premiered on Oprah Winfrey Network. The series was ranked the fifth most-watched premiere in history, getting 1.2 million viewers.
As a result of the series’ popularity, she got a role in Young & Hungry, and she featured in all five seasons from 2014 to 2018. She played Yolanda’s housekeeper and increased her net worth through the television sitcom.
Kym Whitley has continued growing her career and has been a guest host on E! Daily Pop & Nightly since December 2020.
Besides being an actress, Whitley has hands in entrepreneurship, like her father. She launched a line of t-shirts with her friend Rodney Van Johnson in 2013. The line named Don’t Feed Me has served as an alert to caregivers about children with food allergies.
Although the actress has never declared her wealth publicly, she must have earned a lot from her career. The many roles and films she has acted in must have enabled her net worth o double.
Kym is a mother to her adopted son Joshua, who she adopted in 2011.