Detective Ricardo Tubbs from 'Miami Vice' Looks Great and Has 11 Grown Kids
Philip Michael Thomas, better known as the sexy detective Ricardo Tubbs on the ‘80s series “Miami Vice,” is now a 70-year-old with eleven kids, a long grey beard, and passion for the music industry.
Thomas, who allegedly got ordered as a Pentecostal preacher at 16, has always been interested in music, but it was acting that pushed him to the limelight.
His performance as Detective Tubbs on "Miami Vice" skyrocketed him to fame. The series allowed him to travel the world, meet significant personalities in the entertainment industry. He also met influential figures such as former President Ronald Reagan and Nelson Mandela.
Thomas' character was known for his ladies' man personality, and the actor didn't stride far from Tubbs. He fathered eleven children from five different women: Sacha, his first-born daughter with first wife, Pat Thomas. Khrishna with Merria Ross. Melody and India from a relationship with actress Sheila Dewindt. Chayenne and Gabriel (A.K.A. "Philip Jr.") with Dhaima Matthews.
He also had daughter Imaj and sons Sovereign, Sacred, Kharisma, and Noble with second wife Kassandra Thomas. He was married to her from 1986 to 1998.
KNOWN FACTS OF SOME OF THE KIDS
Philip Jr. started a career in the music industry as an R&B singer. He kept on performing and producing music.
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His half-sister India decided to follow her mom’s steps and got into theater acting from a young age. She has appeared on TV commercials and can also sing.
Sacred is a photographer and YouTuber that has gathered fans from all over the world thanks to his videos.
Imaj is a country singer who is managed by her mom. She has made appearances in several TV shows and performed for small audiences across the country.
Her sophomore album “America's Sweetheart,” released in 2016, caught the attention of the public with the single “Colorblind.”
Melody is now a mom and fitness lover. She prefers to keep her life away from the spotlight as the rest of her siblings.
And as for Thomas, he has been producing and writing music in the past years. In 2015, he released a duet with Jazz/Soul/Gospel artist Kathy Yolanda Rice titled "Flesh of my Flesh."
He also composed songs for the musical "Sacha," which he co-wrote with Sandi Morais, a fitness instructor, and health coach, and created the music track for Morais' Golden Workout video and Tune-Up DVD workout.
In 2008, he contributed five original compositions to and produced the music for "Music to Cook By" CD, which featured sensual reggae music and lyrical poetry for Sandi's "Recipe for Life" vegetarian cookbook.
The star keeps his life out of the spotlight for the most part, and usually only shows up to help his daughter Imaj promote her music career.