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We’ve always loved Tahira “Tee Tee” Francis on Growing up Hip Hop, and it was sad to see her struggling through the cheating rumor on the show’s sixth installment. But while we were only able to pray for the storm to pass, her mother Maureen Denton was there to weather it with her.

Intrigued about Tee Tee’s amazing mom? Stay with this Maureen Denton Wikipedia to learn all about her.

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Maureen Denton Age

Maureen Denton was born on August 8, 1952. That made her 68 years of age as of 2021; 37 years older than her daughter Tahira “Tee Tee” Francis.

As per her birthday, Maureen is of the Libra zodiac.

On Maureen’s 2020 birthday, Tahira took it to her IG to write, 

“Happy Birthday to my amazing mother @avillanzinga, couldn’t imagine who I’d be with you! #mommysgirl #happybirthday #milf”

Maureen Denton Siblings

Maureen Denton has seven siblings including the Growing up Hip Hop star Sandra “Pepa” Denton. So, that made Egypt and Tyran Criss to be her niece and nephew. 

With love, Egypt and Tyran called Maureen, “Aunt Bev.”

Reportedly, Maureen and her siblings were raised by their grandmother in their hometown Kingston, Jamaica. And as each one grew older they gradually moved to the borough of Queens in New York City, where their parents had moved earlier.

The oldest of all siblings, Maureen moved to Queens, way before Sandra.

As of 2021, Maureen’s mother was alive and enjoying life back in Jamaica. The mother-daughter duo often was spotted going out; especially to Maureen’s aunt’s house.

Little info about Maureen’s sister, Sandy “Pepa” Denton: She is a rapper from the all-female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. Before being featured on Growing Up Hip Hop, she was also a cast member on VH1’s The Surreal Life in 2005.

Her Height

Maureen Denton stands tall at a height of above 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).

Mentioning her distinct features, Maureen has dark eyes and hair, and fuller lips. But most of all, she looks more like Tahira’s twin rather than her mother. In December 2019, Tahira took it to her IG to post a throwback picture with Maureen captioned “She’s always been my ACE! Holidays in Austria 2000.” The two have never looked more identical.

Her Instagram, Facebook

As of July 2021, Maureen had 1.2K followers on Instagram @avillanzinga and her Facebook @maureen.denton.77 had 103 friends.

Judging from her posts, Maureen didn’t seem like much of a social media person. She only had 7 posts over IG and one on FB then.

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Maureen Denton Net Worth

Maureen Denton flaunted a net worth of above $2.5 million in 2021. 

But unlike her sister Sandra or her daughter Tahira, Maureen didn’t make her fortune through show business. Instead, Maureen has been in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors for over 20 years legally.

Commencing her career in 1990, Maureen first started working at a New York law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell — where she handled the majority of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and on project financing transactions. Since then, Maureen has worked for various major companies including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Tyco, and Cisco.

Also, Maureen has served as the Vice President & Associate General Counsel of Goldman Sachs & Co., and an executive director of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council.

Apart from this, Maureen also has worked as an educator. She has lectured in the fields of International Politics, and the Caribbean and African American Literature, at Hunter College, City University in New York.

In light of her education, Maureen is a double master’s degree holder. She went to Columbia University School of Law, and Queens College in NY, for her Masters in “International Affairs” and “Spanish and French Language” respectively.

Maureen Denton Husband

Maureen Denton’s husband didn’t want in on any part of the Growing up Hip Hop and stayed out of the spotlight. In fact, Maureen herself for the first time appeared on the reality show in July 2021 — four years after her daughter Tahira joined GUHH.

Moreover, many speculated that Maureen probably only agreed to appear on GUHH to help Tahira fight the cheating rumors. Just in case you missed it, the gossip had that Tahira’s fiance Shawn Rogers had been unfaithful, and Dawn, Pepa, and her daughter Egypt Criss were the culprits spreading it!

Who Is Maureen Denton’s Daughter?

The one and only daughter that was known to be born to Maureen Denton was the GUHH star Tahira “Tee Tee” Francis.

According to Maureen, one of the happiest moments in her life was when she was pregnant with Tahira. “In fact, I did not want my pregnancy to end — I could easily have carried my child for another 9 months,” she said.

She revealed that Tahira has three names (Tahira Soyini Akilah Francis) because it was the tradition of her family.

“I called her Tahira so she would be pure and always soaring; Soyini so she would be beautiful and richly endowed; and Akilah that she would be wise and intelligent,” Maureen described.

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