Who is Sonya Roby? We find out what happened to Scottie Pippen’s ex girlfriend and mother to their twin daughters Taylor and Tyler Roby Pippen.
On Monday 19 April 2021, Scottie Pippen announced that his eldest son Antron had passed away at the age of 33.
Tragically, this is not the first child that Pippen has lost prematurely. The Chicago Bulls star lost his daughter, Tyler Roby Pippen, in the first month of her life.
Who is Sonya Roby?
Sonya Roby is the ex-girlfriend of NBA star Scottie Pippen. The two also share a daughter together, named Taylor Roby Pippen. Taylor was born on 20 July 1994, making her currently 26 years old.
Sonya is currently based in Chicago and works as a lifestyle photographer, according to her Instagram bio.
It is thought that Sonya is around 54 years old, given that she was reported as 28 years old in June 1995.
Her new name is Sonya Martin and she has three children, including Taylor Roby Pippen. It is thought that Sonya remarried.
Sonya has photographed a number of celebrities including the likes of Brian Urlacker, Charles Tillman, and NBA legend Magic Johnson.
You can read about Sonya’s current work on her website’s blog.
What happened to Tyler Roby Pippen?
Tragically, Scottie Pippen has lost not one but two of his children.
Tyler Roby Pippen was Taylor’s twin sister. The two were born on 20 July 1994, but Tyler passed away nine days after her birth.
The cause of Tyler Roby Pippen’s death has never been disclosed to the public. In a 1995 report on Pippen’s court hearing over medical bills, they stated that Tyler had passed at Mercy Hospital without providing further detail.
Fans have poured out to support Scottie Pippen and the whole Pippen family online.
One fan tweeted: “My thoughts are with Scottie Pippen and his family, I can’t even begin to fathom the grief of having to bury your child.”
Another wrote: “I’m deeply saddened to learn that Scottie Pippen’s son Antron died yesterday. No matter what anyone does in any field of endeavor, being a parent is their first, most important responsibility. Losing a child is devastating. My condolences to the entire Pippen family.”