Who is Keith Sweat's ex-wife Lisa Wu? Verzuz battle sparks fan questions

Olivia Olphin July 2, 2021
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The Verzuz match of the century happened last night, with Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown both vying to be crowned the unofficial R&B heavyweight. Fans went crazy for this showdown, and many began to wonder about Keith Sweat’s ex-wife Lisa Wu, his kids, and if he is dating anyone at the moment. We tell you everything you need to know.

What happened in the Verzuz battle?

Keith Sweat is well known for his smooth, laid-back vocals. His tracks from the Nineties are still popular today, with Twisted and Nobody having gained 70 million and 56 million streams respectively on Spotify.

The Verzuz battle was set between legends Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown.

Keith Sweat sang tunes such as Something Just Ain’t Right, Make You Sweat, and How Deep Is Your Love?, while Brown covered Whitney Houston’s Something In Common, and sang Get Away, and Thug Loving among many more.

Fans went crazy when Bobby Brown joined Keith for vocals on the song Right And A Wrong Way, showing the clear respect between the pair.

While Keith Sweat seemed to be the people’s champion, it was Bobby Brown who won this Verzuz battle with a final score of 15-10.

Meet Keith Sweat’s ex-wife Lisa Wu

Lisa Wu Hartwell is an American TV star and actress. She was born on 23 January 1971 in Inglewood, California, and is 50 years old.

She is most well known for appearing on the first three seasons of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, as well as reality TV show Hollywood Divas.

However, she started out in the entertainment industry as a backing dancer for acts such as Public Enemy.

Wu has many strings to her bow, she was previously a rap artist, and has also starred in recent TV series Saints & Sinners.

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Her mother is of Afro-Carribean heritage, while her father is Chinese.

Wu is a career woman and an entrepreneur. She currently runs real estate firm Hartwell & Associates, and previously ran her own clothing line Hart 2 Hart Baby, as well as a jewellery line called Wu Girls.

She was married to Keith Sweat from 1992 to 2002, and was then married to Edgerton Hartwell from 2006 to 2011.

However, it appears she is still supporting Sweat as she posted a picture of the recent Verzuz fight on her Instagram with the caption: “Let’s go kings!”

There has been a rumour Keith Sweat is currently dating a woman named Joanne Humphrey. However, this has not been confirmed as Sweat likes to keep his personal life incredibly private.

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How many kids does Keith Sweat have with Lisa Wu?

Keith Sweat has four kids in total, two sons with ex-wife Lisa Wu and two daughters called Keyshia and Keia.

Lisa Wu has three kids, Justin and Jordan Sweat, and Edgerton Hartwell Jr from her second marriage.

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Justin Sweat is following in his mother’s footsteps and has become an actor, while it says on Jordan Sweat’s Instagram page that he is an artist.

Congratulations to Bobby Brown on the Verzuz win!

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.