Angela Simmons’ ex fiancé and son’s father, Sutton Tennyson, has passed away after he was reportedly shot and killed in his home today.
Angela and Sutton began dating in later 2015 and welcomed their baby, Sutton Jr., in September 2016. In late 2017, Simmons announced in an Instagram post that she and her son’s father had called off their engagement.
“I just got to a place where I felt like I wasn’t happy, and I tried, and I tried, and I tried and I wanted it to work because the last thing I wanted to do was not be together with the person I had my child with,” she said in a confessional for the season 4 premiere of WEtv’s Growing Up Hip-Hop. “God had another plan for me.”
The single mom said that she tried to salvage her relationship with Tennyson, including going for counseling.
“For me, it’s already a lot, then everyone has to look at me like, ‘oh you’re not married, you’re this, you’re Reverend’s daughter.’ So I’m going through all of that and I have to raise a kid in front of the world…single! People are always going to be in my comments, ‘where’s the dad? what’s this?’ It’s non-stop! They’re always worried about my ring and if it’s on or off. [People] think they know me and they don’t. They have no idea.”