January 15, 2021
Acclaimed comedian Rickey Smiley jumped on a Twitter bandwagon as he shared photos of his children for the "Post Your Daughter Challenge." The doting father filled his caption with red hearts.
Rickey Smiley is one proud dad. He uploaded a collage showing four of his children to participate in Twitter's "Post Your Daughter Challenge," which is gaining traction on the popular microblogging site.
The famous comedian, who is quite private about his children, shared the post on January 14. He simply captioned the grid photo with a hashtag and numerous red heart emojis.
A COLLAGE OF CUTENESS
In the photo collage, one of his daughters, Aaryn, wears a green Starbucks apron while, D'Essence, gleefully sits on a swing. The third daughter, whose identity remains unknown, strikes a pose in front of a black car.
His fourth child, whose is name is not known as well, is seen in a close-up selfie wearing shades with a multi-colored rim. Many fans admired him for being a doting father to his children.
One fan commented that his daughters are "beautiful." For a long time, Rickey has been private for the most part about the identities of his children as he wanted them to live a normal life like any other kids.
It seems Rickey and his family are back to normal six weeks after his 19-year-old daughter Aaryn got wounded in a shooting incident. She was shot during an alleged road rage incident in Houston.
He said that he always strived to influence his children to become the best they can be.
The syndicated radio host expressed anger over the incident on social media, saying that gun violence in America had to stop. He expressed relief, though, that his daughter was already out of danger.
For her part, Aaryn said she was grateful to be alive after being caught in a crossfire and shot three times. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, she had to be alone in her hospital room while recuperating.
BEING A GOOD INFLUENCE
Rickey opened up about fatherhood in a 2018 interview. He said that he always strived to influence his children to become the best they can be. On what self-protection advice he gives to his kids, he said:
"Stay out of the line of fire. Stay at home."
The comedian, who was raised by his grandparents, also said that he hopes his kids will take to heart what he has taught them and apply the lessons when they raise their own children.
Unfortunately, his son Brandon once struggled with alcoholism. Brandon opened up about his journey to recovery in an episode on the TV One reality show, "Ricky Smiley For Real."