Shamari Fears - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Shamari Fears
Profession: Reality TV star, Singer
Best Known For: The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 22, 1980 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Shamari Jaqua Wright-Fears
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Martina Fears (sister)

High School: Southwest DeKalb High School
University: Georgia State University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 10, 2006
Husband's Name: Ronnie DeVoe
Children: 2

Ronald DeVoe (twin son)
Roman DeVoe (twin son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Shamari Fears?

Shamari Fears is a singer and reality TV star by profession and American by nationality. She is the lead singer of the R&B group Blaque and starred in Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). 

Shamari Fears, Brandi Williams, Natina Reed formed the R&B group Blaque (Image: Amazon)

Shamari Fears – Age, Parents, Siblings

Shamari Fears’ birth took place on February 22, 1980, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was born as Shamari Jaqua Wright-Fears to an African-American mother and father, whom she often features on her social media pages. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a sister named Martina Fears.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Shamari Fears attended Southwest DeKalb High School. After graduation, she went on to study at Georgia State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree from the same.

She belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Shamari Fears – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

After years of dating, Shamari Fears married her longtime Ronnie DeVoe boyfriend on March 10, 2006. Ronnie is a singer and is a member of the R&B groups New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. She and her husband have two children together- twin sons Ronald DeVoe and Roman DeVoe, who were born in 2017.

As of 2019, the couple seems to be living in a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Shamari Fears, Ronnie DeVoe with their twin sons (Image: BCK Online)

Shamari Fears – Career

With Blaque

Fears started her career while still in her teens. She was a member of the group Intrique in high school before leaving to join Blaque

Shamari Fears was discovered by American rapper Lisa Lopes, who also mentored her. With  Brandi Williams and Natina Reed, she formed an R&B group named Blaque. After their debut 1997 appearance, the group’s first album Blaque was released in 1999. 

The album was a massive success that went on to sell 1.5 million copies and was certified Platinum. This was followed by the release of the album Blaque Out on January 29, 2002. They went on a hiatus until 2007 and eventually split in 2008. 

Since Reed’s death in an accident in 2012, Shamari Fears has been performing with Williams. They released another studio album Torch on May 31, 2019.


Shamari Fears made her acting debut when she was cast in the 2000 comedy film Bring It On as Lava followed by an appearance in the 2003 film Honey.

In November 2018 Fears joined the cast of Bravo TV’s hit reality shows The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

After the season 11 appearance, it was announced on 24 May 2019 that Shamari Fears will be appearing on season 12 of RHOA in a recurring capacity. However, in September 2019 it was announced that she had quit RHOA.

Shamari Fears on RHOA (Image: Bravo TV)


Shamari Fears' fellow The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) cast includes Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and NeNe Leakes. 

Shamari Fears – Awards, Nominations

With Blaque, Fears has been nominated for MTV Video Music Awards (2000) and BET Awards (2001) and has won Billboard Video Awards (2000).

Shamari Fears – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $4 million while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Shamari Fears – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram and Twitter, Shamari Fears is active with several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Facebook.

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