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Aniya Wayans - Facts about Damon Wayans Jr & His Ex-girlfriend’s Daughter

Andile Mthimkhulu
Jul 15, 2022
11:40 P.M.

Aniya Wayans is from the Wayans family, a clan that has made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Her dad is Damon Wayans Jr., and her mom's Damon's ex-girlfriend Aja Metoyer. Despite coming from such a prominent family, Aniya is active on specific social media platforms.


Aniya Wayans is part of one of the most well-known families in Hollywood. Damon Wayans Jr.'s daughter is one of two kids he shares with his ex-girlfriend, Aja Metoyer. According to Aja, she has known Damon since she was 12 years old.

Aniya's dad Damon, whose father is Damon Wayans, famously known for his role in "My Wife and Kids," is also making his mark in Hollywood. So what is this famous dad's daughter up to -- get to know her.



Aniya Wayans was reportedly born on September 30. Her mother posted a special message on Instagram to wish her daughter a happy birthday. The post shared in 2019 was a video of friends and family singing for Aniya.

In another post on the same day, Aja posted an image with the caption, "Happy birthday to my baby girl @aniya_wayans. Love u beyond the moon and back...So happy God blessed me with you, baby girl."


Aniya has her account on Instagram; however, she does not use it that much as it only has one post, and it's private. She's primarily active on TikTok, and her handle is @aniya_wayans222. Aniya has nearly 400 000 TikTok followers and usually posts videos of herself, her friends, and her family.

Her page's filled with fun videos of her with different family members, including her grandfather Damon Wayans, her father, and sister Amara. Aniya seems to enjoy spending time with her grandfather, and the video with the most views on her TikTok page is one of her and her grandfather.


The hilarious video shows Aniya doing Damon Sr.'s hair -- even though he's bald and has always been. Fans loved the video, which has garnered over 11,5 million views, and most commented about how talented and legendary the Wayans family is.

Aniya's TikTok page, which also includes a video of her, her sister, and her father dancing, seems like she's a happy child. Her page's filled with basically everyone except her boyfriend, who nothing is known about. The bubbly teen appears to be keeping her love life under wraps.



Aniya Wayans is one of Aja Metoyer's three kids. Her mother, Aja, is a TV personality, reality show star, and model, and her father is "Happy Endings" actor Damon. They have known each other since they were children, according to Aja. Even though Aja has three kids, she only shares two with Damon, daughters Aniya and Amara.


Damon once revealed that he and Aja live separate lives, further stating:

"I really have nothing to do with Aja's situation. We both live completely separate lives, aside from co-parenting."


In 2018, Damon filed a suit to get full custody of his daughters despite Aja being granted primary physical custody when they separated. He expressed his reason for the lawsuit was that he believed Aja wasn't taking their kids' education seriously.

Aja's other child, Xavier Zechariah Wade, is Aniya's half-brother, who she shares with NBA star Dwayne Wade. Speaking of her relationships with Damon and Dwayne in 2017, Aja said, "Damon Wayans Jr. and I, we've known each other since I was 12. And the other person I've known for 10 years plus. We're from a whole huge group of friends. We've been friends for a very long time."



Aniya Wayans is a member of a vast Wayans family where almost everyone is famous. Family members such as Aniya's grandfather Damon and his siblings Marlon and Keenen Ivory are just some of the Wayans brothers who are icons in the comedy world.

Most of them are also top actors, producers, writers, and filmmakers, with most of their children just as talented -- and already stars.

With so much talent in the Wayans family, one has to wonder what kind of talents Damon Wayans Jr.'s daughter Aniya has. Watch this space!

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