Untold Facts About Todd Russaw, Faith Evans’ Ex-Singer-Husband

By mridushaPublished on: December 18, 2023 Updated on: December 18, 2023
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Todd Russaw is a well-known music producer who rose to prominence following his marriage to Faith Evans. Actress, record producer, composer, and singer Evans is a very gifted artist. Things had been rocky for him during his marriage with the singer and now it seems like Todd is finally on track.

A celebrity marriage can help advance your career. Here’s your opportunity to discover some fascinating details about his job, kids, and much more.

Todd Russaw Met Faith Evans Through A Mutual Friend

Todd and Faith were introduced to each other by Faith’s friend Missy Elliot. The two met somewhere around early 1997 when Evans was in the process of separation from her first late husband Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G).

Todd Russaw with Faith evans when they were still married
Russaw was the second husband of Faith Evans

Russaw and Evans shortly began dating during her separation and after Wallace was assassinated.

Todd Russaw and Faith Evans Married During The Summer of 1998

Talking about their marriage, Todd and Faith exchanged their vows during the summer of 1998. The same year, they also became parents of their first child, a son Joshua. However, their wedding was a private affair only attended by their family and friends.

Later, the newlywed duo who had a shared love for music also worked together on a few musical projects. The two collaborated on Evans’ third album Faithfully, released in 2001. Russaw was the executive producer and creative partner with his then-wife.

Aside from that, the two also had a fair share of legal troubles. Back in early 2004, the former flames were arrested and faced charges for the possession of marijuana and cocaine.

Russaw and Evans divorced after 6 years of separation

This news came as a shock to every one of their fans especially considering that their youngest child, Ryder Evan Russaw was born in 2007. The divorce petition confirmed the separation of the former couple in 2005.

The divorce process was said to be a mess of its own since Faith has asked for joint legal and sole physical custody of their sons with Todd having only visitation rights. Faith had also gone as far as to ask the court to reject any claim of spousal support.

In May 2011, the former couple announced their divorce officially and asked for privacy for the sake of their children. The released statement stated just their divorce and didn’t include the reason for it. They said, “The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life. However, after much thought and careful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage together.”

Faith Evans has re-married; What about Todd Russaw?

The ex-couple moved on from their life together a long time ago. Todd’s ex-wife Evans re-married on July 17, 2018, with producer and star Stevie J. They also released songs together and Evans was seen in several episodes of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. However, the singer is also no longer together with Stevie J and seemingly lives a single life.

Faith Evans pictured wearing big hoops
Faith Evans is reportedly single as of [write_year]
However, Russaw seems to be focusing on his career and two of his children. There have been no rumors that even give us a slight hint about Todd being in a relationship. With this, we can conclude that Russaw might have moved on but does not see himself in the dating scene for some more time.

Their Youngest Son is Autistic

Sadly, Todd and Faith’s younger son, Ryder Evan Russaw, born on March 22, 2007, is diagnosed with Autism. He gets all the love from both of his parents. His father Todd often shares pictures and videos of him and states his love for him through songs and captions. Ryder’s mother on the other hand also shares the same love for him.

Faith once said in an interview that the artist wants her son to have the same childhood as the rest of her kids. She said, “I want my son to have the same quality of life as any other child his age, I want to be able to frame the symposiums a different way.”


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Russaw’s Oldest Son Jahad is also in the entertainment industry

His oldest son Jahad has followed the footsteps of his parents and entered the entertainment industry. Jahad fully Joshua Jahad Russaw was born on 10th June 1998 in Los Angeles. He is currently a music producer and a DJ, so it was not a surprise that Jahad is interested in music given both his parents are notable people in the industry.

Further, reports say Joshua has also collaborated with CJ Wallace Jr., his half-sibling. It was announced in 2017 that the two intended to collaborate on an album release.

Faith Evans’ ex-husband Todd Russaw is an entrepreneur

Todd has built his empire and has been in the business for a long time. He started his career as a Director of the A&R Department for Motown Records in the year 1993. He worked in the company for 4 years till 1997. Russaw was also an executive producer in the year 1997 at a company known as Pedigree MGI/ Entertainment Consultant. He worked at the said company for almost 27 years and redacted it in October 2023.

Todd pictured wearing his clothing line and posing
Russaw owns a clothing line alongside his stepson Christopher

Furthermore, Russaw has also worked as a Founding Partner in a health resource and practice management company, Think Big Holdings INC/Health & Wellness. He acted as a founding partner in the company for 5 years from June 2018 to October 2023.

Todd now is a co-founder of frank white which is a fashion brand by Christopher “CJ” Wallace the son of “The Notorious B.I.G” Wallace. He has been the Co-founder of the company for 4 years starting from June 2019.

Date of Birth and Early Details

He was born on 4 August 1974 and is 49 years old as of 2024. He belongs to American nationality and has an Afro-American ethnicity. On the other hand, his former wife Faith was born a year before his birth and is currently 50 years old.

His education and College

Todd attended Glendale Community College and took Associate of Arts, Communication, and Media Studies in 1986. He saw the value of efficient communication and media manipulation after completing his studies in communication and media studies. These abilities would later prove to be crucial in his pursuit of music production.

Equipped with this expertise, Russaw brought a distinct viewpoint to the music industry by fusing his scholarly training with his natural passion for music.

What Is Todd Russaw’s Net Worth?

His estimated net worth is $2 million. Russaw has worked in the music industry for more than 25 years as a talent manager and music producer. As a co-founder of Think BIG, the artist has decades of experience working on partnership integrations with musicians, artists, and enterprises.

Further, as an A&R director and executive producer, Todd has collaborated with numerous producers. Diana Warren, Babyface, Pharrell Williams, Sean Combs, and Chucky Thompson are a few examples.

Where is Todd Russaw now?

Russaw currently is living his glamorous life in Studio City, Los Angeles. He is mostly seen with his children, enjoying his day and bonding with them. Russaw was most recently seen enjoying Thanksgiving with three of his sons one being his stepson CJ.