Christina Yamamoto

Fri Dec 23 2022
By   Binaya_22

Christina Yamamoto used to work as an art instructor, but that's not why people recognize her. She gained celebrity status because of her two daughters, Jhené Aiko, and Mila J. Both of her kids are now famous among people as successful musicians. 

Yamamoto was born in Inglewood, California, on February 18, 1958, which means she is an Aquarius. Her parents are Tadashi Yakamoto and Essie Pecot. So, what do we know about this celebrity mother? Well, let's find out.

Christina Yakamoto Was Previously Married To A Physician, Dr Karamo Chilombo

As of now, Christina Yamamoto is living a single and happy life. And it doesn't look like Christina plans to get into a relationship. She has experienced what it's like to get married as Yakamoto was married to Dr. Karamo Chilombo.

Christina Yamamoto's ex-husband Dr. Chill, on his Instagram.
Christina Yamamoto's ex-husband Dr. Chill, on his Instagram. (Source: Instagram @ogdrchill)

Usually, with celebrity parents, we have seen their partners living a quiet life in most cases. But that's not the case with the physician Chilombo. 

Dr. Chill, as he goes by nowadays, is a celebrity doctor. Not only that, but he is also a musician. He has a pretty good social media presence and has gained some fans.

Christina Yamamoto: Wedding Details!

Yamamoto had exchanged her wedding vows with Dr. Chill in 1980. Their marriage journey came to an end twenty years later, in 2000. The reason behind their divorce is yet to be known because both side has not revealed it. 

From Christina's two-decades-long marriage with Dr. Chill, she became the mother of 5. Her children are Jenny Aiko, Miyoko Chirombo, Mila J, Miyagi Hasani Ayo, and Kareena Chilombo.

Christina Yamamoto Is A Millionaire

Jhené Aiko's mother, Christina Yamamoto may not be working in the entertainment industry, but she has gained some fans thanks to her two daughters. The former art instructor has the same net worth as Spanish actress Alicia Borrachero i.e. $3 Million.

Christina Yamamoto took a picture with her famous daughters. Source: Instagram

But it's her two daughters that make the most money. Jhené Aiko and Mila J are both successful musicians, which shows the money they have managed to generate from their successful careers.  

How Rich Is Yamamoto's Daughters? 

As of now, Yamamoto's daughter Mila J has a net worth of $4 Million. Music remains her primary source of income, while she also generates some revenue through merch sales. The Kickin' Back singer Mila is also on Onlyfans just like Emily Cheree and makes money through the platform.

Christina Yamamoto with her daughter Jhené Aiko and Mila J.
Christina Yamamoto with her daughters Jhené Aiko and Mila J. (Image Source: GH Gossip)

Yamamoto's other daughter Jhené Aiko is even more prosperous, with a net worth of $6 Million. Liker, her sister Mila, the singer's primary income source is music. She has sold over 2.5 Million albums which have contributed significantly to her wealth.

Is Christina Yamamoto Japanese?

The celebrity mother, Christina Yamamoto, is of mixed ethnicity. She is the daughter of Tadashi Yamamoto and Essie Pecot. She got her African genes from her mother, Pecot, and her Asian genes from her father, Mr. Yamamoto. 

Unfortunately, the details of her parent's relationship are yet to be known, such as how the love started between them and much more. The only thing we can make out from their relationship is that they were both at Hilo, an island in Hawaii, so it is plausible that's where Yamamoto's parents met.

Yamamoto's Father Faced Discrimination 

Yamamoto's father is a Japanese man who once worked as a lawyer. Being an Asian man married to a black woman and trying to make a living was not easy for him. He was the victim of discrimination, and even Yamamoto's daughter Jhené Aiko talked about it.

Aiko shared a heartfelt tribute about her grandfather on her Instagram, where she also shared a story about the infamous LA Riots that happened when she was a kid. In the story, she shared with people on about that story. He said: 

as a baby, i remember my mother crying one day because Grandpa Teddy was coming home from the courthouse and she was afraid he would be pulled out of his car and possibly beaten. we drove to his house as we watched buildings burn down around us. as i got older i came to learn that day was during the LA riots.

Christina Yamamoto is holding the young Jhené Aiko as Tadashi Yamamoto is distracted by something.
Tadashi Yamamoto and Essie Pecot with young Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo. (Source: Instagram @jheneaiko)

About Christina Yamamoto's Elder Daughter Mila J

Mila J is an American rapper and the oldest daughter of Yamamoto. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 1983. Fame came too early for Jamila Akiko Aba Chilombo (her real name). 

Mila was only nine when she tasted her first success. After that, she worked with arguably the most iconic musician of all time, Prince. She was in the music video of his song Diamonds and Pearls.  

Mila J is wearing a graduation dress with a flower garland and hugging Christina Yamamoto.
Young Mila J with her mother, Christina Yamamoto (Source: Instagram @milaj)

Mila's career only seems to have gotten better from here. She has released many fantastic songs in her career, such as Triggered, While We're Young, and None Of Your Concern. In addition, she has worked with some of the top artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Dj Battlecat, and Trey Songz.

About Christina Yamamoto's Younger Daughter 

Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, the younger daughter of Yamamoto, is an established musician known for songs like Sativa, Sunshine, and The Worst. But her most significant breakthrough happened with the song Beware

Moving on to her love life, Jhene has been in a romantic relationship with an American rapper, Big Sean. Her boyfriend has been in the limelight due to his successful career in the music industry. 

Christina Yamamoto's daughter, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo along with her boyfriend and her newly born baby.
Christina Yamamoto's daughter, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo along with her boyfriend and her newly born baby. Image Source: MSN

Jhene and Big Sean whose real name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson have been dating each other since 2016.  The couple recently welcomed a child named Noah Hasani on November 8, 2022.

Apart from Noah, Mila is also blessed with a daughter named Namiko Love Browner born on November 19, 2008.

Like her sister, Mila J, she was also born in Los Angeles, California, on March 16, 1988. Her journey into music is slightly similar to her elder sister. It is because Prince and Aiko started by featuring in a music video for the music group B2K

The Tragic Death Of Christina Yamamoto's Son

Christina Yamamoto's daughters are both living the best life today. She must be happy for them, but it would be hard for her to live knowing her son is no longer with him. She had a son, Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo, who is not in this world anymore. 

Miyagi tragically lost his life on the same day Stephen Curry's daughter Riley Curry was born, July 19, 2012.  He lost his battle to a brain tumor. At the time of his demise, he was only 26 years old. His sister Aiko has talked to the media about how hard it was to deal with the loss of her brother.  

Aiko has told the People about the death of her brother. Brianne Tracy, in her article, has written what she said:

I was in limbo. On one hand, I got to do so many things. But on the other, my brother, who I was the closest person to, wasn't there to experience it with me. He would've been on tour with me. He probably would've been DJing my sets. Mentally, I was lost.

Christina Yamamoto's Younger Daughter Made A Song During Her Brother's Deathbed

Yes, it is true that Yamamoto's younger daughter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has also made a song for her brother. The song is titled For My Brother. She made the song right before Miyagi passed away. 

People report that Miyagi listened to that song through Aiko's manager. Later, Aiko was told by her manager about it, which she told the People. She said:

She played that song, and he took his last breath. She said he got really calm.


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