Nearly two years after a divorce, LeToya Luckett is feeling strong again and enjoying what she calls her rebirth.
The former Destiny’s Child member divorced her second husband, Tommicus Walker, in January 2021 right after their third anniversary. It was in the middle of the pandemic, and with two children, the divorce was traumatic.
“You’re already having to deal with the loss of normalcy,” Luckett tells Essence. “And then, on top of that, having another death, the death of a marriage. Honestly, to this day I still don’t understand how I coped with that, outside of prayer, meditation, a good therapist and just really putting everything in the hands of God.”
The two-time Grammy winner had just given birth to her second child, son Tysun; had gained significant weight; and was dealing with postpartum depression as a single parent.
Since then, LeToya has lost 60 pounds and says, “I’m in a great place.” Luckett calls her transformation the “rebirth of Toya.”
The 42-year-old entertainer has a recurring role on 50 Cent’s series Power Book III: Raising Kanan and hosts her YouTube series, Leave It To LeToya.
Tysun is now 2 years old, and his sister, Gianna, is 3 years old. When they grow up, Luckett hopes they will feel that “Mommy is resilient. Mommy never gave up. Mommy did whatever she had to do, to fight for us and to fight for herself.”
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