Young Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, was born on September 8, 1977. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia, as a toddler. Jeezy lived with several family members during his childhood because his parents were split, and has described his childhood as “empty” in an interview with XXL Magazine.
Tabloids have reported Jeezy’s been romantically linked to several women throughout his career, including artist Keyshia Cole and several unnamed women. Jeezy’s oldest and most public relationship was with Tenesha Dykes, with whom he has a 20-year-old son, Jadarius. The family ended up in the tabloids in 2012 due to an argument between father and son, which ended in Jeezy being indicted on charges of terroristic threats and assault & battery. He claims the real story was exaggerated by Dykes for attention and money. The situation is apparently only one in a long history of public drama among the family.