Where Are The Members Of Danity Kane Now?

American girl group Danity Kane rose to fame in the mid-2000s when they were signed to Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records after appearing on MTV's Making the Band. Over the past decade, the band, which started out with five members, has broken up and reunited countless times. One of the group's biggest rifts came when Diddy kicked Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett and Aubrey O'Day out of the group in 2008. Following the firing of the two band members, the all-female group called it quits for the first in 2009. By August 2013, Danity Kane had risen from the ashes, welcoming back an old member into the fold. O'Day rejoined remaining group members Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard and Aundrea Fimbres for a brief reunion. However, the Danity Kane comeback didn't last long. Shortly after O'Day returned, Fimbres left the group to focus on starting a family. 

According to E!NewsDanity Kane split again in 2014 after O'Day and Richard reportedly got into a fight while in the studio. O'Day released a statement saying that another band member "punched me in the back of the head." Richard countered with a statement of her own, saying O'Day "was not physically engaged or threatened prior to her attack on me." 

The group put their differences aside and began touring again in 2018 with a roster of new music, but the ladies of Danity Kane have also had a lot going on in recent years leading up to the reunion.  

Aubrey O'Day has been on more reality TV

Aubrey O'Day looks strikingly different from when she first appeared on Making the Band, but the singer, who is 35-years-old at the time of this writing, swears she has not gone under the knife. O'Day told Us Weekly that she has had Botox and lip fillers and that she puts on "a lot of filters" and knows "all the tricks." 

O'Day's looks haven't been the only things raising eyebrows –her dating life has also drawn quite a bit of attention. In 2012, O'Day had a rumored affair with Donald Trump, Jr. After that, she had a relationship with Jersey Shore star Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio. O'Day and Pauly D dated from 2016 to 2017 after meeting on E!'s Famously Single. However, O'Day did not recall their time together fondly telling Us Weekly,"There was no healthy dialogue. There was no progressive communication. There were rules and the rules needed to be followed and when they weren't, you were punished." 

O'Day went on to appear alongside the reality star, whom she accused of cheating on her, on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. Most recently, O'Day starred on MTV's Ex on the Beach and reportedly hooked up with a new guy to help her finally get over Pauly D. 

Shannon Bex launched a solo career

Shannon Bex has stayed less in the spotlight than Aubrey O'Day in recent years, but she never completely said goodbye to the music industry. Bex pursued a solo career of her own, releasing her first single, "I'm Out", in 2012. The singer also ended up doing some collaborative work with former Danity Kane bandmate, O'Day. When O'Day and Woods were first ousted from the group on Making the Band, Bex reportedly took the split to heart. "This is real life to me — every facial expression, everything we're going through," she told Entertainment Weekly (via MTV News). "We're just as flabbergasted and shell-shocked as everybody." 

Seeing as how there was seemingly no bad blood between O'Day and Bex, it's not surprising that they ended up collaborating on a project. The duo, under the name Dumblonde, released their an album in 2015. The album debuted at #129 on the Billboard 200. 

Dawn Richard kept working with Diddy

Dawn Richard is the third remaining member of the newest iteration of Danity Kane, but she's the one who has stayed closest to her Making the Band roots. Following the show, Richard went on to collaborate with Diddy on a number of projects. She spent time writing for Bad Boy Records before joining Dirty Money with Diddy and Kalenna Harper. 

Since then, Richard, who now goes by the moniker, D∆WN, has branched out to release her own solo albums. Richard's solo debut came in 2013 with Goldenheart. She followed that up in 2015 with Blackheart. Richard's subsequent release, Redemption, was called a "victory lap" by Pitchfork MagazineThe media outlet suggested that the album gave Richard a bit of closure writing, "The conclusion to a trilogy of albums, Redemption signifies the end of a project that felt, at one point, as if its completion were uncertain, between shifting collaborators and Richard's brief 2014 reunion with the girl group Danity Kane."