Arnett Simmons - Updated Dec 2023

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Arnett Simmons

Arnett Simmons is the celebrity mother of late rapper DMX. Artem Kroupenev is mainly known for being DMX‘s mother.

Early Life

Arnett Simmons is the mother of late rapper DMX, also known as Earl Simmons. She is a very private person as she doesn’t share information or details about her personal life. Arnett Simmons is American by nationality and her ethnicity is African-American. Arnett follows (Jehovah’s Witness) Christianity.

There is also no information or details on her parents, siblings, or early childhood. There is no information on her educational background either. She became a mother at the early age of 19.

Young Arnett with her children

Caption: Young Arnett Simmons with her children Source: Still We Rise

Arnett Simmons – Professional Life

Arnett Simmons is a celebrity mother. There’s no information on her occupation or profession but her son DMX was a famous rapper. He was one of the best rappers in the hip-hop scene. His albums have sold millions of records. DMX came to the spotlight after his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998.

His debut album sold 251,000 copies within its first week of release. His stage name DMX means “Dark Man X”. DMX was also the first artist who debuted an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts. He has sold more than 74 million records worldwide.

Net Worth 2023

There’s no information or detail on her profession and her earnings. So there is no information on her total net worth. However, her son DMX had a total net worth of $1 million at the time of his death.

Arnett Simmons – Personal Life

Arnett Simmons is single currently. She was previously married to Joe Barker. Joe and Arnett shared 3 children together-Bonita, Shayla, and Earl Simmons. DMX also had other siblings from his mother’s side.

Arnett was 19 years and Joe was 18 years when they had Earl(DMX). Joe gave up Earl for adoption and after Simmons knew about the incident, she separated from Joe.

Joe was an artist who painted watercolour paintings of street scenes to sell at local fairs. He left the Simmons and the children, moved to Philadelphia, and was largely absent from his children’s life.

DMX was abused by his mother and a few of her boyfriends during her childhood. Earl used to get beat up so badly that he would end up losing some teeth and sustaining cuts and bruises on his body.

DMX also got hit by a truck driver while he was crossing the road during his childhood. His mother sent him to a group home. He had a pretty tough childhood as his family was poor and he had to deal with abuse from his mother. DMX died on April 9, 2021,  due to a heart attack.

Arnett Simmons with her son DMX

Caption: Arnett Simmons with her son DMX Source: Pinterest

Arnett Simmons – Body Measurements

There’s no information or details on her height and weight. She has black hair and her eyes are also black in color.

Social Media

Arnett Simmons isn’t active on any social media platform. She leads a very private life away from the eyes of the media. Her son’s Instagram account @dmx has 3.3m followers. His management currently runs the account after his death.