Who is Darius McCrary's mother? Tweet has fans confused

Amber Peake October 19, 2021
Who is Darius McCrary's mother? Tweet has fans confused
Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images


Family Matters actor Darius McCrary left fans confused on Twitter yesterday (Monday, 18 October) as he referred to his TV mom Jo Marie Payton as ‘mama’. Following the post, fans have been wondering who the actor’s real mother is.

Darius McCrary appears alongside his ‘mama’

Darius McCrary, known to many for his role as Eddie Winslow on 1990s sitcom Family Matters, took to Twitter yesterday to talk about the importance of family.

Sharing a video message to his 50,400 followers, the Family Matters star wrote: “#loveislove I stand w/my #family and that’s all that matters.”

In the video, McCrary said he was out with his ‘mama‘ and later panned the camera to reveal he was, in fact, with his Family Matters co-star and TV mother Jo Marie Payton, who played Harriette Baines on the show.

Family Matters fans have replied to the post in excitement at the TV mother and son being reunited:

Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images,
  • CELEBRITY: Stellen Skarsgård dons a fat suit for Dune and the internet is here for it

Elden Ring | Closed Network Test Announcement Trailer

Elden Ring | Closed Network Test Announcement Trailer
  • TRENDING: Why Kyle Larson making the Championship 4 was important for NASCAR

Actor’s ‘mama’ video confuses fans

While some fans were quick to recognise McCrary’s ‘mama’ in the video as Jo Marie Payton, others thought she was his real mother:

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
  • EXPLAINED: Are the ScHoolboy Q and SZA tweets real or fake?

Who is Darius McCrary’s real-life mother?

Following the Twitter confusion, fans have been wondering who Darius McCrary’s real mother is. The actor is son to Sharron McCrary, who is known on social media as Ms Chaye.

Over the years, the actor has mentioned his mother on his socials in celebration of her birthday and Mother’s Day:

While she has profiles on Twitter and Instagram, Sharron hasn’t been active on them for a number of years. However, she did appear on McCrary’s Instagram in September as she attended her grandaughter’s birthday celebrations.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.