The Untold Truth Of Snoop Dogg's Kids

Snoop Dogg might be best known for rapping about gin and juice and smoking large quantities of cannabis, but he's also quite the family man (not that any of those things are mutually exclusive). Snoop Dogg has four children — three with his wife and childhood sweetheart, Shante Broadus, and one from a relationship with Laurie Holmond.

Shante and Snoop married in 1997 and have been through a lot together — for example, his extramarital relationship with Holmond, an incomplete divorce in 2004, and then a vow renewal in 2008. Now, they seem to be living happily ever after. However, clearly it wasn't always simple. Holmond claimed to Star magazine (via Artisan News), that she and Snoop were together up until she found out that he was getting married to Shante. "[He] told me I wouldn't understand, and he was right, I wanted nothing to do with him," she said. Holmond said they got together one more time after that, and nine months later, their son was born. 

Of course, Snoop loves all of his children, and each of his offspring have gone on to accomplish great things.

Cordé Broadus

Shante Broadus (née Taylor) and Snoop Dogg's oldest son Cordé Broadus was born in 1994. Cordé and his brother Cordell appeared as kids in the 2004 music video for "Drop It Like It's Hot" alongside their father and Pharrell Williams. Cordé has pursued music over the years, originally releasing work under the stage name Spanky Danky, .

He shares a son named Zion from a previous relationship, and daughter Elleven and son Sky with his long-time partner Soraya Love. In 2019, the couple welcomed a baby boy named Kai, but the infant tragically died after 10 days in a neonatal intensive care unit, according to TMZ. Cordé took to Instagram, (via The Sun), and shared, "My Son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and these 10 days of love will always be special to us."

Snoop's eldest son continues to make music under the name Kalvin Love and posts glimpses into his family life regularly on Instagram.

Cordell Broadus

Snoop Dogg and his wife welcomed their second son, Cordell Broadus, in 1997. When he was young, Cordell excelled as an athlete. He played football for UCLA, but instead of continuing on the path of a wide receiver, he also studied at the School of Theater, Film, and Television. Cordell has many interests in fashion, directing, and business. He has done modeling campaigns with Ralph Lauren and Vanity Fair and, according to Vogue, worked as the creative director for the athleisure fashion brand Joyrich.

"Meeting new people, learning all these facts about different industries, it's all fun for me because I'm open-minded," he told Vogue. "I try to challenge myself and do things that I wouldn't normally do." In 2021, Cordell was named the creative director for "Doge Dash," a crypto gaming app, per Black Enterprise, and the move has also looped his father into new opportunities.

In March, Snoop joined FaZe Clan's talent network alongside personalities like LeBron James Jr. and Lil Yachty. The rapper also joined the gaming giant's board of directors thanks to his son. "He's [Cordell] really tapped into gaming, Web3, culture, etc. and knew this would be something that I'd be into," Snoop told The Hollywood Reporter. Cordell saw a "natural connection" with the partnership, especially with his father's love of gaming. "When I look at the two brands, I was inspired by the synergy they could create so I brought them together," he explained.

Cori Broadus

Cori Broadus was born in 1999 — the youngest of her siblings — and is Snoop Dogg's only daughter. Cori started pursuing music as a young teen, providing vocals with her mother on Snoop Dogg's 2012 album "Reincarnated," according to Hollywood Life. Under the name Cori B., she released singles like "Sittin' in My Room" and "Daddy's Girl" — featuring none other than her actual dad. In 2018, her music took on a more mature sound with the single "Love Me For Me," released under the name Choc, per Hello Beautiful.

Cori was diagnosed with lupus when she was 6-years-old — a condition that would affect her physically and mentally as she grew up. Her mother noted that Cori was a big inspiration to her scarf line "Broadus Collection." Shante Broadus told W Magazine in 2021 that when Cori's hair began falling out, "I would put a scarf on her ... we all wore scarves with her to make her feel less alone." In 2021, Cori opened up on Instagram and shared her struggles with mental health. After a dark episode and being hospitalized, she shared that her boyfriend Wayne and the support of her family gives her "a purpose to live." She continued, "I've always been sad. I've always been depressed. I feel like I've been through a lot," referencing bullying, body image, and her lupus diagnosis. "Let's get our mental right. Let's do what we gotta do together," she encouraged her audience. 

As of March, Cori manages the first Black-owned hair salon in Santa Monica, an accomplishment that had Snoop celebrating.

Julian Broadus

Snoop Dogg was with Laurie Holmond in the hospital when his son Julian Broadus was born in '98. Snoop, on the other hand, claimed to not have known about his son until the boy turned 9, and Holmond sued for support. Snoop took financial responsibility after a paternity test. When the hip-hop artist, alongside his wife Shante Broadus and his other three children had an E! reality show — "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood" — in 2007, Julian told reporters he felt left out. "I want to be on the show to get to know my family. It would be so nice for all of us to just hang out together. I hope we can do that one day," he told Star Magazine (via AmoMama).

Julian didn't end up playing basketball professionally, but in recent years, he has worked in real estate for Agents of LA, pairing luxury properties with celebrity clientele. He told The Blast in 2020, "I am ready to make a name for myself and bring in the money. " Julian has many fields of interest, including business, where he connects with companies involved with the metaverse, per Instagram. He also announced his acting debut in July 2021, noting he would star in "Charge It to the Game."

As for connecting with his dad's family? In November 2021, he posted a picture with Snoop's father and Cordé, so it seems everything is positive. Snoop also attended Julian's work event, proving they support one another.

Snoop Dogg loves being a grandfather

In addition to Corde Broadus' children — Zion, Elleven, Sky, and the late Kai — Cordell Broadus has added to Snoop Dogg's squad of grandkids. Cordell shares a son named Champion, nicknamed Church Jr. according to BCK, from a previous relationship with Marissa Hopkins. He and his wife Phia Barragan have two daughters, Cordoba and Chateau.

In 2015, with the arrival of his first grandson, Snoop told TODAY, "I'm going to be a gullible, get-away-with-everything kind of grandpa," he chuckled. "It's just a spark of joy just to look in his eyes and to be able to hold him." The legend occasionally shares moments with the kids on Instagram, such as some quality coloring time with his granddaughter or hanging out with the youngest

While life hasn't always been easy for Snoop and his children, the family continues to grow and support each other, which is all that matters.