Adris DeBarge is the first children, amongst twelve children of El DeBarge. Being born in a large family, Adris DeBarge had many cousins. One of them is Kristinia DeBarge. Monique DeBarge was the mother of Adris DeBarge. El DeBarge was the sixth child born to the DeBarge family. El DeBarge, the father of Adris DeBarge, was a musician as well as a producer. El was also an American Grammy-nominated singer and a songwriter.
Born in December 1978, Adris DeBarge married Finesse Mitchell in September 2013. Adris DeBarge and Finesse Mitchell, together have a daughter named Elle, born in March 2015. Adris’s husband, Finesse Mitchell is a stand-up comedian, as well as, an American author and an actor. Finesse Mitchell was previously married to Jessica Santos from 2008 to 2011.
Adris DeBarge married Finesse Mitchell in September of 2013. The couple has an adorable daughter, Elle.
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El DeBarge was just a teenager at the time Adris was born. Adris DeBarge was the first child of El. Adris’s father, El DeBarge had struggled with to be a good dad as he was actively involved in drugs too. El DeBarge failed to maintain a proper relationship with his children because of his drug addiction. El had to struggle a lot reconnecting with them.
El DeBarge reconnected with her father in her late 20’s.
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El DeBarge reconnected with his eldest daughter, Adris DeBarge when Adris was in her late 20’s. Adris expresses his feeling about being a teenage father:
“I was in no way ready when my daughter was born. But I want to be a good father to her.”
Similarly, Adris DeBarge also feels great to reconnect with her dad. After all, life without father seems incomplete. She mentions:
“It is brand new, and I am enjoying it to the fullest.”
Adris is glad to have her father back in her life. She is happy for her father that he left his past life back. Adris is glad to see her father sober and she is really happy and feels like it is a gift to have her father back.
Not only Adris DeBarge but El’s brother, Chico DeBarge also appreciates his effort for his children. Chico admires that El DeBarge accepted his wrong deeds and made genuine efforts to do right to his children. His family members and his children appreciate El DeBarge’s efforts in being a better person and a good father, but not all children.
Chico DeBarge appreciates El’s effort in getting back his children’s trust. Image Source: First For Women/I Love Old School
El DeBarge is yet to make a good relationship with at least two of his children. El knows their address and even the children know that El is his father, but many years have passed since El is trying to make an effort on them. He is trying to get back their trust, and calling and texting them frequently. But it seems the children are used to not being around their dad. He acknowledges:
“I lost them. I am trying to reconnect with them. From that point, it is hard on me emotionally.”
After all, El knows what it feels like when you lose children. As, during the course of taking drugs, he had lost his 3-year-old daughter. He admits that she was adopted, but now he has no idea where she is.