Who Is Azja Pryor – Chris Tucker’s Ex-wife?

Azja Pryor is an American health coach and former casting director best known as the former wife of American actor and comedian Chris Tucker.

Though she is a hard worker and a talented young lady, Azja Pryor is one of those people who got famous due to their partner’s influence. The former casting director and health coach has always been doing very well for herself, however, she was not in the spotlight until her marriage to her celebrity ex-husband, Chris Tucker. Chris is an American actor and comedian popularly known for the movie series Rush Hour. Although the couple are no longer together, Pryor still reaps the fruit of the fame.

Profile Summary of Azja Pryor

  • Full Name: Azja Pryor
  • Date of Birth: 18th September 1978
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Place of Birth: Berkeley, California, United State
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Education: Los Angeles Community College
  • Current Occupation: Health Coach, Former Casting Director
  • Mother: Deborah B. Pryor
  • Father: N/A
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Chris Tucker (ex), Cherif A Ndiaye (current)
  • Children: Destin Christopher Tucker and Iman Joelle
  • Instagram: loveazja

Azja Pryor was Born and Raised in California

Pryor was born on the 18th of September 1978 in Berkeley, California. While her father’s name is unknown even though she sometimes posts his pictures on her Instagram page, her mother is Deborah B. Pryor. She has two siblings, a brother, and a sister. Although the health coach is a family-oriented person, she doesn’t talk much about the type of family she comes from or what her childhood was like. In this light, there are no details about her siblings’ names or parents’ occupations.

Concerning her education, Pryor attended Hamilton Senior High School after which she went on to obtain her college degree from Los Angeles Community College.

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Azja Pryor Was Married To Chris Tucker For Six Years

Like most celebrities, Azja Pryor has had her fair share of relationships and ultimately failed marriages. In the past, she was with Chris Tucker, later on, Christopher Brian Bridges, and now Cherif A. Ndiaye.

Chris Tucker

  • Full Name: Christopher Tucker
  • Date of Birth: August 31, 1971
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Occupation: Comedian and Actor
  • Relationship with Azja: Married in 1997 and divorced in 2003
  • Current Relationship: Dating India Arie (2007 to date)

Azja’s first marriage was to actor and comedian Chris Tucker and it happened in 1997. The couple has never disclosed how or where they met, but they were together for a long time before they finally decided to tie the knot.

Their marriage survived for about six years after which things fell apart. The couple could no longer be together and they both decided to start a new life away from each other. In 2003, Azja and Pryor officially got divorced. To date, they have not shared the cause of their divorce with the public.

After his marriage to Azja ended, Chris Tucker also moved on with his life and found a new partner for himself. He started to date India Arie Simpson, an American singer, and songwriter. Both of them have been together for a long time now, but they are not legally married.

Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris)

  • Full Name: Christopher Brian Bridges
  • Date of Birth: September 11, 1977
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Occupation: Rapper and Actor
  • Relationship with Azja: Started dating in 2005 and separated in 2006
  • Current Relationship: Married Eudoxie Mbouguiengue (2014 to date)

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After her marriage to Chris Tucker ended, Azja found love again in American actor and rapper Christopher Brian Bridges. Popularly known as Ludacris, the rapper started dating Azja in 2005 but their love could not stand the test of time. They broke up after a short time and both went their separate ways sometime in 2006. They never got married.

Christopher Brian also moved on and explored several more relationships after Pryor. By 2014, he tied the knot with Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, a Gabonese model. The couple has two daughters and is raising the rapper’s other daughters from previous relationships.

Cherif A. Ndiaye

  • Full Name: Cherif Adou Ndiaye
  • Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Occupation: Fitness and Life Coach
  • Relationship with Azja: Unknown
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In line with her belief, the health coach did not give up on finding true love, and she eventually found it in her current husband. After her failed relationship with Ludacris, Azja got married to fitness enthusiast and life coach, Cherif A Ndiaye. Adou Ndiaye, or Aduman as he is fondly called, is from Senegal and he and Azja are just a perfect match. Pryor does not hesitate to share beautiful moments they have on her Instagram page.

Azja Pryor Has Two Kids From Her Different Marriages

The resilient young lady has two kids; Destin Christopher Tucker who is currently 23 years old, and Iman Joelle who is 5 years old.

Her First Child was with Chris Tucker

  • Full Name: Destin Christopher Tucker
  • Date of Birth: 13th of September 1998
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Father: Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris)
  • Education: Oaks Christian School and Morehouse College
  • Occupation: Movie Director

Destin Christopher Tucker was born on the 13th of September 1998. After separating from Chris, the health coach moved to Los Angeles with her son and he attended Oaks Christian School there. When he graduated, he went on to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta. The young chap graduated in May 2021 with an honors degree in Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies. His mother could not resist the urge to post her son’s newest accomplishment on social media.

Destin seems to be following in his father’s footsteps by choosing the entertainment industry. However, he prefers to work behind the scenes unlike his father, hence his choice to become a movie director rather than an actor. Apparently, both parents worked together to give him the best and be there for him despite their divorce.

Azja Pryor’s Second Child was with Cherif A. Ndiaye

  • Full Name: Iman Joelle
  • Date of Birth: 16th of April 2017
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Father: Cherif Adou Ndiaye
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Pryor’s second kid is Iman Joelle and she had her with her second husband, Cherif. Iman was born on the 16th of April 2017. The hardworking woman is a very proud mother and she loves to share pictures of her kids every now and then on social media. Aside from her own kids, Azja is also a mother to two step-kids from Cherif’s past relationships.

Azja is Pursuing Diverse Careers in the Entertainment and Fitness Industries

There is no arguing Azja Pryor gained fame after she got married to her ex-husband, Chris Tucker in 1997. Nonetheless, she is naturally an industrious woman and has managed to put her talent and fame to good use. Azja has been in a few professions, including working as a casting assistant for about four films, which eventually earned her the title ‘Casting Director’. One of the films she worked on as casting director is the TV show ‘Eve.’

Currently, she is an educator at the Center for Baby Wearing Studies (CBWS) and also a health coach and fitness enthusiast. Keying into modern technology, the wellness enthusiast promotes her business and lifestyle on her Instagram page. Through her Linktr.ee, she advertises her other businesses where she sells different health and wellness products, from healthy nutritional supplements to sports items like bikes, surfboards, baby clothes, reusable water bottles, tumblers, cups, and food canisters, etc. Azja Pryor’s Instagram bio also reveals that she loves adventures, especially hiking.

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