Tyler Whitney Hughley | Source: Getty Images
Tyler Whitney Hughley | Source: Getty Images

Tyler Whitney Hughley Grew up from Being Known as DL Hughley's Daughter to Becoming a DJ

Sep 06, 2023
08:15 A.M.

D.L. Hughley's daughter, Tyler Whitney Hughley, and the comedian share a charmingly tight connection he spoofed in his book. She recently tied the knot in a glamorous destination wedding in Mexico with a large bridal party.


Tyler Whitney Hughley is in the music industry but remains closely linked to her father, D.L. Hughley's strain of the entertainment industry, through her wife, who works behind the scenes in television.

In her teens, she had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, running afoul of the law. Her dad shared the incident in his book, not as an inditement on her, but rather an example of poor policing.

D. L. Hughley and Tyler Hughley attend Dave Chappelle Birthday Celebration at TAO Uptown, on August 24, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

D. L. Hughley and Tyler Hughley attend Dave Chappelle Birthday Celebration at TAO Uptown, on August 24, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Tyler Whitney Hughley Is a Taurus

Born in April 1991 to D.L. and LaDonna Hughley, Tyler studied at The Academy of Arts University. She has a sister, Ryan Hughley, and a brother, Kyle Hughley. In his 2012 book, her dad said in the dedication that his kids made his "life richer than it ever could have been."


He joked in the manuscript that Tyler is "certain" that he likes her best when the opposite is true, "She is so confident that I like her the most that she's convinced everyone else. It's not true!"

"Her sister and my wife are so convinced that Tyler has me wrapped around her little finger," he elaborated," that when they want something, they have her ask me for it." The comedian was unrelenting in the bit about his child who is likely his favorite.


"Here's to 32!!!" the Taurus posted in April 2023. "This is honestly the first time I can say I am proud of the woman I am/becoming!! I am so [expletive] proud of myself and everything I have accomplished thus far!!"

Tyler and her partner, Alex Phillips, proposed to each other.

On Father's Day 2023, she shared photos of her dad on her wedding day, partially captioned, "Not a lot of people get to see you the way I do, and I thank you for that. You are my greatest protector, my first love, and my very best friend."


Tyler Whitney Has a 'Quiet Confidence'

"The DL Hughley Show" host was across the country when his wife called that their youngest, then 15, was being questioned by the LAPD. She had been at a party where alcohol was served, and boys on camera felt up girls.

With the threat that the police would arrest everyone at the event, which would mean being registered as a sex offender, the actor pulled his contacts at the department and $65,000 in legal fees to clear her name.

Based in Los Angeles, she became a DJ and music producer, identifying as a "Dance Floor Expert & Good Vibes Dealer" on social media. The music maven has a "quiet confidence" when employing her vast music knowledge at functions.


Who Is Tyler Whitney Hughley's New Wife?

Tyler and her partner, Alex Phillips, proposed to each other in May and June 2021, respectively. "HELL YES for me, DAWG!" Tyler said when she shared the photo of their rings on July 1 of that year. At that point, they had been together for five years.

The couple had their first date in Silverlake Ramen after connecting online. The brides both wore white gowns at their Tulum, Mexico, ceremony on October 21, 2022. They have taken the last name Hughley-Phillips, referring to themselves as the HPs.

New York-born Alex is the Vice President of Television at JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot. Previously, she was the showrunners' assistant on "The Chi" and "Chicago Fire," starring Charlie Barnett, Kara Killmer, and Taylor Kinney.

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