Teresa Caldwell Biography
Sometimes the woman behind the success of a man is his mother. Teresa Caldwell now in her 50s can see the fruits of laboring for her son and now international rapper Bow Wow. She has also made a name for herself in the world of fashion and business. Teresa Caldwell is an interior designer, fashion star, and now an author. She is behind dressing popular musicians, and NBA athletes and designing houses for high-profile figures. Let us dig deep into her past and present.
Teresa Caldwell Age, Childhood and Marriage
Teresa Caldwell is an Ohio native born on 30 April. The 50-something woman had a poor upbringing. She was never close to her close family members and has maintained a distance from them even in her adulthood. Teresa was raised by a single mother who had abusive boyfriends.
She would see her mother helplessly getting beat up by her boyfriends and still get back to them. Teresa’s mother separated from her first husband because he was also abusive.
One time, Teresa called the police because her stepfather had beaten her mother, removing her 4 teeth. The man got arrested but came back to their home. Instead of chasing the man out, Teresa’s mother chased Teresa outside their home despite being a teenager.
Teresa Caldwell Raising Bow Wow
Teresa went on to live with her sister’s friend. As she grew up, Teresa started becoming like her mother. She began attracting men who were emotionally and verbally abusive. She got married to Alfonso Moss and together they had a child, Shad Moss, who later became an international star famous as Bow Wow.
Like her previous relationships, Teresa’s marriage to Alfonso was also chaotic. In an interview with Atlanta Black Star rapper Bow Wow confessed to remembering his father as a lazy drunkard.
Teresa and Alfonso separated and Teresa got married again to a man who was available to Bow Wow as he grew up in the music industry. Years later Alfonso reached out to Bow Wow. He confessed that he was not a good father to him and that he was proud of who Bow Wow had become. As of 2023, the two haven’t repaired their relationship but they communicate using social media.
Having had a traumatic childhood, Teresa made a personal decision to give her son the best life and love. The love she gave began working for Bow Wow. Teresa began managing Bow Wow when he showed a deep interest in rapping at age 6. He got noticed by Snoop Dogg who gave him the moniker Lil Bow Wow.
By age 13, Shad Moss had met with popular music figures who helped him release his debut album. From there, his career skyrocketed. Bow Wow is now one of the international stars in the country. Teresa let of her managerial responsibilities and allowed her son to become his authentic self as he had learned the industry.
Bow Wow is now a married man and is on a mission to break the cycle of his family. He has a daughter called Shai Moss with his wife Joie Chavis.
Teresa Caldwell Business
Now in her mature adulthood, Teresa Caldwell is focusing more on the legacy she will leave. In 2004 she opened a shop called Taste Clothing Boutique, an apparel shop targetting stars and athletes. She also stirred back her passion for interior design by co-owing an interior design company with her partner Curtis Martin.
Teresa Caldwell Book
In 2020, she released her memoir I Once Was Her. In the book, she opens up about her past experiences and domestic violence with the aim of showing people going through the same that they can rise from their shame. She re-released the same book in 2022 with an updated and revised version of her story.
Her fame as Bow Wow’s mother and success in business have made her influential on the internet. Her story has been featured in Essence, Urban Magazine, Atlanta Black Star, and Yahoo News.
She is also famous on Instagram for having a lively page that promotes her brand and business. Teresa Caldwell joined other women like Tori Hope Petersen and April Divah Style who had poor upbringings but were determined to have a better future.
Teresa Caldwell Summary of Personal Details
Age: 56 or 57
Marital Status: Married
Height: probably 5 feet and 4 inches
Net Worth: $1 million