Tanaya Henry is a renowned model and jewelry designer. She has also released numerous music videos. Tanaya Henry was born on August 31, 1988, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her ethnicity is of African American, American, Swedish and Russian descent. Her parents are Derick Anthony Henry and Tawnya Lynn Nelson. She has two siblings too. Derick was a bodyguard for more than 20 years. He had given security to some of the biggest celebrities and song artists. He now runs a security company that provides security to VIPs and other celebrities.
Her modeling career started at the age of nine, as she started working with various companies based in Minnesota. Henry was a competitive cheerleader for a time span of five years. She graduated from Prior Lake Senior High in 2006. After graduation, she went to study computer programming at a local community college but within a year, she dropped out and went to New York City. There she started working as a professional model. Her age was 19 at that time.
Tanaya Henry Net Worth
In New York, her career of modeling and jewelry making saw a good increase as she started signing deals with big business houses. She had signed with Wilhelmina Models and modeled in national campaigns of big brands like Apple and Target. She gained a lot of popularity when she became a human billboard from her yearlong She Wears Your Tee campaign in 2010.
After that campaign, Henry decided to start working in jewelry designing. She made a necklace earring by hand and called it “earlace”. However, she was unable to sell it on stores so she started working at various jobs in order to sustain her jewelry making business. Her friends on her new workplace started buying the ear lace from her. Soon, an ear lace caught the attention of the stylist of Alicia Keys, who started creating different forms of the same earlace. Tanaya started her own company called Lace by Tanaya. This company has worked with some of the biggest celebrities present such as, Beyonce, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Miley Cyrus and many others.
She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in commercial modeling and acting.
Boyfriend and Relationship History
Tanaya had a single boyfriend named, Trey Songz. Trey and Henry remained in an on and off relationship for about seven to eight years. There came many rumors related to her and Trey breaking up but most of them remained false. In 2015, it was confirmed that these two broke up and the relationship between them ended. Trey Songz is himself a celebrity and is a music artist. Near the end of the year, rumors came up that these two had returned to being in a close relationship. It is now believed that Henry and Trey were engaged in the middle of the year 2016.
However, Tanaya herself verified this fact when she shared a picture of her wearing a diamond ring with the caption motioning that she got engaged.