Jasmine Guy & Terrence Duckett's Daughter Imani Is Following in Her Mom's Footsteps
"A Different World" star Jasmine Guy is the proud mom of a 20-year-old gorgeous daughter that seems to be interested in following her footsteps. Imani Duckett, who Guy shares with ex-husband Terrence Duckett, made her acting debut two years ago.
Jasmine Guy’s career through the ‘80s and ‘90s was at its peak. A triple threat as a dancer, singer, and actress, Guy took part in some of the most iconic series and films of the time, like “School Daze,” “Fame,” and “The Cosby Show”s spin-off “A Different World.”
She also starred in Broadway productions of “The Wiz,” “Chicago” and “Grease.”
Guy married to fellow actor Terrence Duckett in August 1998. A year later, the couple welcomed a daughter named Imani.
However, after ten years of marriage, Guy filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
They fought over Imani’s custody in court, and Guy won legal and physical custody of the girl, while Duckett was ordered to pay $1,469/month in child support.
Four years later, Guy filed new court documents accusing her ex of neglecting his parental duties to Imani.
Jasmine claimed that Terrence stopped paying child support in May 2010 and said he owed her a whopping $39,663 in back support.
“Both parents have the financial responsibility of rearing a child. Jasmine has always met and will continue to meet her financial responsibility,” the actress’ lawyer told TMZ back then.
"She, however, unfortunately, finds herself in the same position as are many single mothers in this country -- she must enforce her child's right to benefit from the financial assets of both parents."
Although is not clear if Terrence did pay Guy what he owed, or if he still has a relationship with their daughter, Jasmine did everything she could as a single mother to raise Imani to become a strong, smart young lady.
“I started to pray, ‘God, please just don’t let me get in the way of who she is supposed to be,'” Guy said of her daughter a few years ago. “But it’s harder now that she’s older,” the actress admitted.
“The childhood was one thing. You have certain things that you have to look out for. Actually, having another woman mind to talk to and relate to — and try to get to clean the bathroom — is a little tricky.”
Imani, who is now 20 and a college student at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, made her debut in the acting scene as part of the Atlanta play “Serial Black Face” in 2016.
According to Essence, the play follows Vivian (Tinashe Kajese), a single mother whose son is missing amid the 1979 Atlanta Child Murders. When Vivian marries Hugh (Gilbert Glen Brown), tensions arise between her and her angsty teenage daughter, Latoya (Duckett).
Although it seems like Imani is interested in following her mom’s career in the entertainment industry, she’s been focusing on her studies and participating in school plays these days. Hopefully, we’ll see more of her in the future.