- Date of Birth:
- November 1, 1981
- 5' 4"
LaTavia Roberson (born LaTavia Marie Roberson in Houston, Texas on Nov. 1, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. In the 1980s, prior to joining Destiny’s Child, LaTavia was a child model, appearing in various commercials. When LaTavia was nine years old, she auditioned for a girl group to become a rapper and dancer, and was one of the many girls who got through. She then met Beyoncé Knowles and they became best friends, singing and dancing with other local girls. LaTavia got her break when she entered the singing competition TV show Star Search along with Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Tamar Davis, and also LaTavia’s cousins: Nikki and Nina Taylor. The group, then named “Girl’s Tyme,” did not win the competition, but they were shortly signed to Elektra Records in which LaTavia and Beyoncé made a video for the song “One Time.” However the group were dropped by the label. The group was then reduced to a quartet, with Beyoncé, Kelly, LaTavia, and Beyoncé’s elementary school friend LeToya Luckett. They were signed by Columbia Records in 1997 by the name of Destiny’s Child. In 2001 LaTavia left Destiny’s Child. In 2008, LaTavia was in a stage play titled Those Jeans. And then in 2013, LaTavia starred in J. F. Bailey‘s stage plays How to Love and Not My Family.
Best Known For:
LaTavia Roberson is best known for being an original member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, which is one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
LaTavia Roberson is of African-American & Louisiana Creole (African, Native American, and French) descent. She has revealed that she suffered from an alcohol problem after Destiny’s Child to self soothe early childhood trauma. This lead to her being charged with a DUI. LaTavia has one daughter, Lyric Richard, who was born in August 2013. Lyric’s father is producer Don Vito. LaTavia is currently pregnant with her second child.