Who is Yadira Borrego? DMX's baby mama shows up alongside fiancee, ex-wife and kids for prayer vigil march
The rapper is fighting for his life at White Plains Hospital in New York after overdosing that resulted in a heart attack
DMX’s family, friends, and fans have assembled outside the hospital where he is receiving treatment to send him prayers and positive vibes. After the rapper’s family announced they will hold a vigil outside White Plains Hospital in New York for his recovery, hundreds came for it on Monday, April 5.
DMX whose real name is Earl Simmons is still fighting for his life at the hospital after overdosing Friday night, April 2, which resulted in a heart attack. A statement from the Grammy-nominated star’s representative said, “Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home. At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer.” Amid all this, the name of Yadira Borrego is making the rounds.
“The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need,” the statement added.
Among the people who attended the prayer vigil were his former spouse Tashera Simmons and fiancee Desiree Lindstrom. Yadira Borrego with whom the 50-year-old has kids was also present at the scene. Not just that, hospital staff also showed their support to DMX as they stood in the windows holding up an "X" sign. Earlier, on Sunday, April 4, members of the "Ruff Ryders" motorcycle crew came to the hospital to pray for him while hospital workers held their own little vigil.
Who is Yadira Borrego?
Borrego is a Cuban model, who was in a nine-year on-again, off-again relationship with DMX. She is also the co-founder of a modeling agency Sinsational Attractions. In 2003, she was crowned Miss Florida, and in 2010, Miss Miami. Borrego, whose net worth is $100,000 – $1M, is the baby mama of DMX’s two children.
In 2011 when the ‘It's Dark and Hell Is Hot’ singer denied being engaged to Borrego, she told VIBE: “The reason why I decided to speak was not to get back at him. He was speaking about what was going with himself right now. He said it to someone and people don’t understand what’s between me and him. All I can say is wait and see and see how everything goes. I’m not a liar, I don’t have to make something up. X knows what is and I know what it is and as long as we both know what it is I don’t care what anybody gotta say. This is home, his clothes are here, this is where he’s coming when he gets out prison. People will see in the near future.”
At the time, Borrego also called him “very jealous like any typical man”. “I did go out a few times with a few friends. He’s the kind of guy that won’t let you talk to nobody. I have a lot of friends, not because I approach a guy, or a guy approaches me. It’s not only ‘let’s hookup, let’s do this and that.’ I’m a model, so a lot of people approach me, if they’re a photographer or they have a clothing line. So I do talk to a lot people, whether they’re a female or a male. Like when people see you talking to people they automatically think things. A lot of people need to mind their business, but that’s another thing in our relationship. We have so many people in between us that it makes it hard for our relationship to progress. So it’s a very difficult thing,” she added.
Borrego is active on social media, with more than 190k followers on Instagram. She recently shared a post of DMX with one of the kids. The caption of the photo read, “Happy Restoration Day! God has Bigger Plans let’s gooo. #OneLove.” Another post from her account stated, “Minor set back for a Major come back! God got You, Your family got you, The kids got you, I got you !! The World got You!! Let’s go #Prayers."
Borrego also has a YouTube page, where she wrote, “I created this channel as an entertainment outlet to document my personal journey through life. We are all unique – no two people are the same and no two stories are alike. In today’s fast paced social media society, which is propelled by viral entertainment, having a moniker as baby momma to a rap superstar can be quite advantageous to someone seeking 15 minutes of fame. However, my backstory is deeper than rap; I have more to offer than just 900 seconds.”
She added: “The Yadira Borrego YouTube channel is a place for me to express myself and catalog my crazy life. I have something to confess, this channel is a makeover — no, not that makeup and hair stuff, it’s about how I decided to makeover my life! Though I’m Savage AF, I’m a loving mommy, auntie and daughter. I hope my story can be a cautionary and inspiring tale for young women everywhere.”