Top headlines :

home Celebrity Babies Get to Know Ryan Nicole Hughley - D. L. Hughley & LaDonna Hughley's Food Journalist Daughter

Get to Know Ryan Nicole Hughley - D. L. Hughley & LaDonna Hughley's Food Journalist Daughter

Published Wed Feb 19 2020 By Akki
Get to Know Ryan Nicole Hughley - D. L. Hughley & LaDonna Hughley's Food Journalist Daughter

The American food journalist, Ryan Nicole Hughley aka Ryan Nicole Shepard is widely known for being the first daughter of famous comedian actor and political commentator, D. L. Hughley and film producer LaDonna Hughley, born in 1987 in Southern California. Currently, she resides in Atlanta, Georgia and runs a business "Brown Sugar and Bourbon".

Her name Ryan is a Latin origin, which means 'descendant of the king'. The name Nicole is a feminine version of Nicholas, which is a Greek word and means "people of victory".

Parent Net Worth

Ryan's father, Darryl Lynn's $10 million net worth is an outcome of his excellent performance in movies and TV shows. His career as an actor, producer, and stand-up comedian is the root to his massive fortune. His work is highly appreciated by both; his colleagues and viewers.  

A picture of Darryl Lynn and his wife.
Darryl Lynn and LaDonna came together for a photo.
Image Source: The Jasmine Brand

Darry's biggest hits include movies like; Inspector Gadget (1999) and Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Additionally, he is the mastermind behind ABC sitcom The Hughleys and is also an executive producer of The D.L. Hughley Show

Ryan's mother, LaDonna has an estimated net worth of $600,000. She is an actress and producer, who has appeared in Docu-series "Black Love" of Oprah Winfrey Network in 2018. 

Parents Relationship

Ryan's parent D. L. Hughley and Ladonna Hughley are together since 34 years and are happily married from the day the exchanged their vows which dates back to February 22, 1986. 

Their marriage wasn't ever a fairy tale though! The wedding got tested after Ryan's father cheated on his mother for another woman.

He has accepted that he cheated on his wife and had a sexual relationship with another woman, who even gave  birth to his child who got killed by the woman's boyfriend.


Ryan Nicole Hughley has a sister Tyler Whitney Hughley and a brother Kyle Aaris Hughley. Tyler is the youngest member of the family, born on 24th April 1991, whereas Kyle is the middle child born in 1988. The siblings are emotionally attached and share nostalgic childhood memories.

D. L. Hughley posing for a photo with his children.
D. L. Hughley taking a photo with his children.
Image Source: OWN


Darryl's daughter is a grown-up woman and has started her life with her husband Alejandro Shepard. The couple's romantic love life flourishes with a strike at a USC graduation party as they both studied at the same college. 

The duo started dating in an old fashion way and even sustained a long distance relationship. Two years into their relationship, Mr. Shepard proposed Hughley at the local bar of New Orleans. The lovebirds exchange the vows on September 13, 2018, at the Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Alma Mater

Ryan Nicole Hughley attended the University of Southern California and obtained a master's degree there. 

Brown Sugar and Bourbon

Ryan is a passionate food and culture, and runs a website Brown Sugar & Bourbon, where she shares food and libations recipe.

Stay tuned to Glamour Path for more Celebrity Babies.