Toya Johnson Sad Celebrating Fiancé Red's 40th Birthday after He Tested Positive for COVID-19

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Dec 16, 2020
09:55 A.M.

What was supposed to be a grand birthday celebration turned into a sad one as TV personality Toya Johnson learned that her fiance, Red, tested positive for COVID-19.


Toya Johnson’s celebratory mood for her fiance Robert "Red" Rushing’s 40th birthday was ruined after she learned that he tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, which continues to spread to this day.

Rushing’s condition came as a shock for Johnson. The 37-year-old “Toya: A Family Affair” star took to Instagram to express her deep sadness and worry over her fiance's diagnosis.

Toya Johnson attends the 2020 Leaders and Legends Ball at Atlanta History Center on January 15, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Toya Johnson attends the 2020 Leaders and Legends Ball at Atlanta History Center on January 15, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images


Johnson posted Rushing’s stunning picture, where he is shown wearing an all-black ensemble comprising of a long-sleeved shirt and pants. She wrote:

"I’m so sad @mrrushlife. This is not how I planned on spending your 40th birthday."


Johnson felt upset and heartbroken that the person she loves the most has contracted the deadly virus. She wished that Rushing would recover as fast as possible.



Since they cannot celebrate Rushing's special day, Johnson showered her fiancé with love and affection on Instagram. In a separate post, she described Rushing as a ”wonderful man.”

She added that Rushing is not just a lovely husband but also an amazing father to his children and that they are lucky to him in their lives.

...during Reginae’s 22nd birthday celebration, many of her guests defied safety protocols.



Johnson and Rushing started their romance in 2017. The couple who share a two-year-old daughter, Reign, announced their engagement in November 2019 on social media.

Rushing made Johnson say "yes" after his heart-melting helicopter proposal, which was shown on the season finale of "T.I. & Tiny: Friends And Family Hustle."

The reality star also has a daughter, Reginae Carter, from ex-husband, rapper Lil Wayne. She was also previously married to producer Memphitz Wright, whom she divorced in 2015.



Rushing’s birthday celebration didn’t push through given the circumstance he is in. But during Reginae’s 22nd birthday celebration in Atlanta, many of her guests defied safety protocols.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Reginae’s special day which was a star-studded one was full packed. Social distancing was not followed as well.

Back in April, Reginae and Johnson shared their quarantine lifestyle. Talking to friends and family members on FaceTime or Zoom became an everyday activity during the stay-at-home order.

Isolating at home was not easy for the mother-daughter duo as they were used to going out. But because of the situation, they were able to discover their hidden talents while staying indoors.

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