Share This Article:
Spread the love

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wife – Kenyatta Matthews and Son

Ta-Nehisi Coates is married to a woman named Kenyatta Matthews in 2011. The couple has a son named Samori Maceo-Paul Coates who was given name after a Mande chief protested against French colonialism, Samori Ture.

Living a harmonious family life, there has never been heard any rumors regarding his marital life incorporating extramarital life and divorce. Currently, he lives in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, New York along with his family since 2001.

Age and Bio


Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American author, comic book writer, educator, and journalist. He rose into prominence while serving for the magazine The Atlantic as a national correspondent where he covered about social, political, and cultural issues, especially on African-Americans and white preeminence.

  • Birthday: 30 September 1975 (Age 43)
  • Ethnicity: Africa-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author, Comic Book Writer, Educator, and Journalist

Parents, Family and Early Life

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Coates is the son of William Paul “Paul” Coates and Cheryl Lynn Waters. His father was a Vietnam War, Black Panther activist, librarian, and publisher while his mother was a teacher.

He has four brothers and two sisters from different four wives of his father.

  • Parents: William Paul “Paul” Coates and Cheryl Lynn
  • Wife: Kenyatta Matthews (m. 2011)
  • Children: N/A
  • Marital Status: Married

Coates spent most of his childhood with his father and said, in his family, it was especially concentrated on raising children with values based on family, respect for seniors, and contributing to the community.

During the crack epidemic, he was raised in the Mondawmin neighbor of Baltimore. The writing bug bit him when he was a child as his mother asked him to write an essay as a punishment to his mistakes.

He also used to read a huge number of books published by his father through the Black Classic Press. He enrolled several schools in Baltimore such as William H. Lemmel Middle School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

Later, he graduated from Woodlawn High School after which he joined Howard University but dropped his studies to pursue his journalism career, becoming the only child without a college degree from his family.

Coates enrolled at Middlebury College’s intensive program in French to train for a writing fellowship in Paris, France. Talking about his career, his first journalism task was at The Washington City Paper as a reporter.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Height

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a handsome man with decent height and considerable weight. Surely garnered millions of secret admirers along with his smartness and tempting physique, however, girls, he is already taken.

One of the handsome African-American journalists, Coates is giving girls sleepless nights who are smitten by his debonair personality and attractive good-looks. He has a tall frame with a sculpted athletic body built that makes him distinct from the rest.

  • Height: N/A
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

Definitely one of the most desirable men around the globe, girls are falling for his appealing look and impressive communication skills. This 43-year-old intellectual persona has refined fashion sense and charming demeanor that makes him favorite of women.

He appears with trademark spectacles, classy suits, and sexy stubble. He has dark brown eyes, salt-pepper hair, and olive complexion. An avid food lover, he enjoys hitting the gym to regain his fitness and pursue a healthy life.

A relaxed and fun-loving man, Coates indicated his family as a major possession of his life and loves spending time with them. He enjoys reading, writing, visiting architectural landmarks, watching football, and playing golf.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Net Worth and Salary

Ta-Nehisi Coates net worth and salary are still under review, however, he has surely garnered a lucrative amount of money as a prolific journalist, author, and comic book writer.

The writer of Marvel Comics film series “Black Panther” created by Stan Lee, Coates is a notorious personality in writing and journalism with immense recognition and career earning, drawn from his best-selling books and journalistic stints.

  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: N/A