Stevie J may have already found love following his nasty breakup from Joseline Hernandez, who claims she’s pregnant with his baby. The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” couple called it quits a few months ago, and now rumors are surfacing that Stevie J is dating his long-time friend, Faith Evans.
Evans and Stevie J haven’t directly addressed the romance rumors, but they have been appearing in each other’s Instagram posts lately. In a photo Evans shared earlier this week, she’s seen standing with her arm around Stevie’s neck as he appears to lean in for a kiss. “Well I guess it’s Ooouuu (in my Young MA voice) #TiptoeinginTampa with @hitmansteviej #BadBoyFamilyReunionTour #teamfizzy #teamprolific #charmflowersgroup #TKAI coming soon!” she wrote in the caption.
Everyone has been weighing in on Evans and Stevie J’s cozy social media photos including former “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada. During an appearance Wednesday night on “VH1 Live!” she said that she does think the pair is dating, even hinting that they may have had a romantic connection in the past. “I think this is something that’s been going on since back in the day,” she said. “They have history together from the whole Bad Boy era, I think maybe they’re just kind of rekindling a thing they had before. … I like it.”
Even though Stevie J has yet to comment on the status of his and Evans relationship, get to know his rumored new girlfriend with 10 fun facts below:
Evans Was A Backup Singer
Before launching her own singing career, Evans was a backup singer for Al B. Sure, the Urban Daily reports. She was eventually signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994, becoming the first female artist to land a contract with the label. While signed to Bad Boy, she released the albums “Faith” in 1995, “Keep the Faith” in 1998 and “Faithfully” in 2001.
She Split From Bad Boy Entertainment
Two years after releasing “Faithfully,” Evans left Bad Boy to join Capitol Records. Under her new management she dropped “The First Lady” in 2005, which became her highest-charting album at the time. She also released a Christmas album with Capitol. Her next studio album, “Something About the Faith,” was released in 2010 under her own imprint Prolific Music Group.
Bad Boy Reunion Tour
Even though Evans left Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, the hip-hop artist and music mogul added her to the roster for his Bad Boy Reunion Tour. The tour also includes Lil’ Kim, MASE, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, Diddy, French Montana and The Lox.
She Was Married To Notorious B.I.G.
Evans is mostly known for being the widow of rapper Christopher Wallace, who went by the names Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie. They married on Aug. 4, 1994, a few days after meeting during a Bad Boy photo shoot. Their marriage was far from perfect, and they separated in 1997. Biggie died March 9, 1997 following a drive-by shooting. Evans and Biggie had one son together, Christopher Jordan. Evans also has an older daughter from a previous relationship, named Chyna.
Evans Claims Biggie Cheated
In her 2008 autobiography, “Keep the Faith: A Memoir,” Evans wrote that Biggie cheated on her with multiple women throughout their marriage. At one point in the book, she wrote that she found her husband in bed with Lil’ Kim.
Tupac Tried To Get Her To Cheat
Evans told VladTV that Biggie’s rival Tupac tried to get her to cheat on her husband. According to the singer, she went to Tupac’s hotel room to collect money he owed her from a song they collaborated on but instead he asked her for oral sex. “[He asked] in a very surprising and offensive way for sure,” she said. “By that time it was pretty clear to me, it seemed to me that that was kind of like a plan. … That ain’t how I do business and that was never up for discussion as far as that being an exchange. That’s not what it was about.”
Evans Got Remarried
In 1998, Evans married record executive Todd Russaw. They started dating shortly after she split from Biggie, and she gave birth to their first child together — a son named Joshua — not long after the rapper’s death. Evans and Russaw also have another son named Ryder together. They divorced in 2011.
She’s Had Run-ins With The Law
In January 2004, Evans and Russaw were arrested and charged with drug possession after a traffic stop near Atlanta, Georgia. She was arrested again in August 2010 on suspicion of drunk driving.
She’s Done Reality TV
Evans joined the first season of TV One’s “R&B: Divas” in 2012 as a cast member and producer. She left after the second season and later sued the show, along with co-star and producer Nicci Gilbert, after they were left out of the spinoff show, “Hollywood Divas.”
Evans And Stevie J
Evans has known Stevie J for years, and has made several appearances on Season 5 of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” She was also seen on Stevie and Joseline’s spinoff show, “Stevie & Joseline Go Hollywood.”