Is K. Michelle married? No, she isn’t. However, she is currently said to be in a relationship with doctor Kastan Sims. They have known each other for about two decades but still haven’t decided to have their tied knot. Michelle has been diagnosed with lupus which has made her incapable to conceive children but is going to have twins through surrogate mother.
K. Michelle has a son named Chase Bowman whom she gave birth while she was in her college days in September 2004. Because of pregnancy, she has to stop attending her classes at that time. Further, she was also rumored to have dated J.R. Smith, one of the popular NBA basketball players. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Michelle:
Who is K Michelle?
Born as Kimberly Michelle Pate, her birthday is on March 4 whereas she was born in the year 1985. By profession, she is an American R&B singer, television personality and songwriter. She released her first R&B-charting single named “Fakin’ It” after making a deal with Jive Records in 2009. After the release of her first single, she subsequently released her next three R&B songs.
She became the part of the VH1’s reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta in 2012. She raised her popularity from her appearance on the show which made her receive the offer to sign with Atlantic Records. On August 13, 2013, she released her debut album called Rebellious Soul. The album turned as the commercial success which entered the US Billboard 200 at number 2.
She upgraded her fame after presenting her own reality television shown named K. Michelle: My Life. She released her second album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? in December 2014 which was able to enter the US Billboard 200 at number 6. Her third album called More Issues Than Vogue was released on March 25, 2016, which entered the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts at number 1.
Early Life and Education
Kimberly Michelle Pate was born on March 4, 1985, and her place of birth is in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States of America. Michelle is 35 years old as of 2020. There is a debate regarding her exact date of birth where various sources have claimed her birth year to be 1982 or 1984 or 1986. Michelle hasn’t revealed anything about her parents but her younger sister’s identity is disclosed whose name is Shalah Pate.
She developed an interest in music from an early age and learned to play guitar and piano. She went to learn from Bob Westbrook to receive voice lessons. She attended Overton High School in Memphis from where she graduated in 2000. She also received a music scholarship from FAMU (Florida A&M University). At the age of 18, she became the Freshman Attendant of the Homecoming Court. She became pregnant which made her stop attending her classes but later returned to her college after giving birth to a baby boy in September 2004. The real father of her son named Brian married to Michelle’s sorority sister.
Career and Professional Life
The American R&B singer has released four studio albums till date. On August 13, 2013, Michelle released her first album called Rebellious Soul by Atlantic Records. She was able to make a deal with Atlantic Records after impressing them from her appearance in the VH1 reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
The album entered the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts at number one and on the Billboard 200 at number 2. Within the first week of its release, the album made a commercial success by selling over 72,000 copies in the United States. To date, her debut album has already made sales over 350,000 copies.
On December 9, 2014, she released her second studio album called Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? by Atlantic Records. The album’s lead single was named “Love ‘Em All” which was released on September 16, 2014. On November 3, 2014, she released her second single named “Maybe I Should Call” from the album. The album was rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by Complex.
Michelle’s third studio album called More Issues Than Vogue was released on March 25, 2016. “. It was able to receive critical acclaim and reached at the number one position on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Within the first week of its release, it was able to make 59,158 copies of sales. Metacritic provided a score counting of 80 out of 100 and was also able to enter the UK R&B Albums Chart at number 32.
Michelle’s fourth studio album named “Kimberly: The People I Used to Know” was released on December 8, 2017. In comparison to her previous albums, it was unable to make high copies of sales and for that poor performance, it entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 50. The album’s lead single was named “Birthday” on September 8, 2017. The second single called “Either Way” was released on September 15, 2017. On October 6, 2017, the album’s third single called “Make This Song Cry” was released.
In addition to her studio albums, Michelle has also contributed to multiple reality television series including K. Michelle: My Life (2014-2017), Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding (2015), L.A. Hair (2015), Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood (2016) and so on. In 2019, she appeared in drama television series called American Soul portraying the role of Martha Reeves.
Michelle is not married yet but is currently in the relationship with Kastan Sims. Her son Chase Bowman was born in September 2004 during her college period. Considering her date of birth as March 4, 1985, the age of K. Michelle is 36 years old as of 2019. She has also been linked with doctor Kastan Simms. According to some online sources, the duo has already been separated but we don’t have confirmed the news.
Having ‘unmarried’ as her marital status, Michelle has no one as a spouse in her life. Regarding her religion, the American R&B singer is a devout Christian and is said to be always carrying a Bible in her purse. Talking more about her personal life, she loves Hamburgers and French Fries (food) and Dr. Lancer’s (skincare brand).
Moving to her body measurements, Michelle stands at a height of 5 feet and 1 inch and has maintained her weight to 55 kg or 121 lbs. Her natural hair color is black and her curvaceous figure is one of her distinctive features. She had “black market” silicone butt injections for five years which made her gone through migraines, back pains and physical problems. The injections damaged her tissue and for removing the injections, she has to get four surgeries. She stated that having the injection was the worst decision she ever made in her life.
Salary and Net worth
Michelle has an estimated net worth of 11 million USD. Her earnings have been influenced by her music career as well as from her endorsement activities where she has worked for Jack Daniel’s, D Hair Boutique, Jessica Rich Collection, Fashion Nova and Sea Lily Malibu. She is also a businesswoman who is the owner of Georgia based Puff & Petal restaurant. She was the first Afro-American woman to be part of the face of Jack Daniels. We wish that her net worth would show an impressive rise after the release of her fourth album.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of K. Michelle is presented in most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Her Instagram profile is available @kmichellemusic where the American singer has amassed over 6 million followers. You can also join her on Twitter @kmichelle where she has garnered more than 1.68 million followers. For bookings, Michelle can be contacted through her email address [email protected].