Who is Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper? Singer Cyndi Lauper's son arrested on stolen car charge
Singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper’s son Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper got into legal trouble in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 14, after cops allegedly found him sitting in a stolen car. The vehicle was identified as a Mercedes Benz C350. Cyndi’s only child, who stays very active on Instagram, dropped a song on Saturday, July 16, on the photo-sharing app reportedly taking a dig at TMZ.
Declyn had parked the car at the corner of West 140th Street and Broadway, as revealed by NYPD. The car was reported stolen two years ago. Cyndi Lauper and her musician son did not share an official statement on the incident. Declyn is Cyndi’s only child with actor husband David Thornton.
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Who is Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper?
Declyn, who also goes by the name of Dex Lauper, and is a musician with more than 2.3 million followers on Instagram. Though there are no details on his educational background, Dex is a rapper whose credits also include the animated series ‘Bob’s Burgers.’ The only child of the ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ hitmaker has worked with renowned rap artist G-Eazy and has earlier dropped singles like ‘Moods’, ‘Loyalty’, ‘Wavy’ and ‘Special Vibe’ among others.
Speaking in an interview with the New York Post in 2016, Dex’s mother Cyndi Lauper shed light on why she did not give any career advice to her son. “When you’re a teenager, you’re not looking for advice from your parents- you want to do your own thing”, said the crooner at the time adding, “It’s hard for any kid, especially when you have famous parents. So I never talk about anything I ever did in my career. You don’t want to live in anyone’s shadow- you need to make your own shadow.”
Is Cyndi Lauper’s son in legal trouble?
Dex Lauper apparently taking a shot at TMZ, shared a video and posted a caption on Instagram saying, “No time for TMZ I just want some/ Privacy I just want some time for Me!” Speaking of the rapper getting arrested, TMZ reported that the cops ran the plates as part of their investigation and they came back as registered to a different car. After going through the VIN Number, cops stated that the Mercedes was reportedly stolen two years ago.
According to TMZ, Dex was taken to the nearby police station and was booked for felony unauthorized use of a vehicle. The publication, however, also revealed that Dex was released with a desk appearance ticket and will return to court at a later date.
Speaking of her impact on her son, Cyndi had once told Guardian. “It's hard for him. People look at him, and he feels the pressure of being my son” adding, “Someone came up to me in the street and kept talking and talking. Declyn said afterwards, 'Who are you?' And I said, 'I'm a mommy.' And he said, 'No, you're not-you're Cyndi Lauper!'"