Kel Mitchell has enjoyed a diverse career, ranging from an actor to a stand-up comedian to musician, singer, and rapper. Best known for his work in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, all that, almost everything that Mitchell has done has ended up on the internet. Details on Mitchell’s life are not hard to come by, but details on his first wife are a hard find. Before settling down with Asia Lee, Mitchell was married to Tyisha Hampton. And unlike Mitchell, Hampton remains an unknown figure in the mainstream media. So, for this article, we will try to sum up everything that is known about Tyisha Hampton.
Tyisha Hampton was born on the 17th of July 1978. Born and raised in the states, not much is known about Hampton’s early life. The only child of the family, Hampton had humble beginnings. Her mother worked as a waitress whereas her father was a taxi driver. Hampton’s interest in acting began during her high school years and she was a regular face at the school’s drama club. Following her matriculation in 1995, Hampton decided to launch her career as an actress and started doubling down on the frequency of auditions.
Hampton began her professional career in 1997 when she played the part of Nikki in one of the episodes of the comedy series, City Guys. While Hampton landed roles on a regular basis, most of them were small appearances. In 1998, she guest-starred in one of the episodes of the TV series, Blast from the Past. She also had a one-off role in the series, Kenan & Kel.
Things changed for Hampton in 2005, when she wrote and produced her only movie, Ganked, starring her ex-husband Kel Mitchell. Hampton was last seen on the big screen in 2008 when she was cast on the role of a supporting character, Toni, in the thriller movie, Voyeur: In Hindsight. Since then, Hampton has erased all traces of herself from the mainstream media and has not been seen on either the big or the small screen.
Marriage and kids:
Tyisha Hampton was married to Kel Mitchell for six years. The pair first met in 1996 at a party which was specifically organized for actors who were trying to make their way into the industry. The pair were instantly attracted to each other and began dating after a few days. The pair tied the knot in 1999 in a small ceremony and had their first child soon after. They had a son Lyric Mitchell in the same year of their marriage followed by a daughter Allure Mitchell who was born in 2002. While things were off to a good start, the pair decided to call things off in 2005. Even though neither of the pair released an official divorce statement, fans believe that the divorce was caused by infidelity on Kel’s part and that he had been cheating on Hampton with a number of girls.
Life after divorce:
Following the divorce, Hampton disappeared from the media and has remained that way ever since. On the other hand, Kel fell into a dangerous loophole of drugs and depression but was eventually able to overcome his demons. He tied the knot to Asia Lee on 25 February 2012 and had a daughter in July of 2017. In May of 2020, the pair announced that they were expecting a second child.