Redfoo and SkyBlu (LMFAO)
Stephen Kendal Gordy (Redfoo)
Skyler Austen Gordy (SkyBlu)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States (both)
Date of Birth:
September 3, 1975 (Redfoo)
August 23, 1986 (SkyBlu)
*African-American, Finnish, distant English (Redfoo)
*African-American, English (SkyBlu)
Redfoo and SkyBlu make up the pop group LMFAO. Both Redfoo and his nephew SkyBlu are biracial, as their fathers are black and their mothers are white (Redfoo and SkyBlu’s father are half-brothers). On their track, “Welcome to my World”, Redfoo says, “I got a white mom and a black dad.”
Redfoo’s father is producer Berry Gordy, who is African-American, and also has a small amount of English ancestry. Redfoo’s mother, Nancy Leiviska, has Finnish ancestry.
Redfoo’s paternal grandparents were Berry Gordy (the son of Berry Gordy and Lucy Hellum) and Bertha Fuller. Redfoo’s grandparents Berry and Bertha were born in Georgia.
Redfoo’s maternal grandparents were Einar Leiviska and Vivian/Vivien Maki. Einar and Vivian were born in Michigan, of Finnish descent.
SkyBlu is the son of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson.
SkyBlu’s paternal grandfather is Berry Gordy, Jr., the producer mentioned above (the son of Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller). SkyBlu’s grandfather Berry was born in Michigan.
SkyBlu’s paternal grandmother is named Thelma Louise Coleman. Thelma is also African-American.
SkyBlu is the brother of singer and actress Mahogany Lox, who is Redfoo’s niece.
Redfoo and SkyBlu are cousins of actress Bianca Lawson. Redfoo is her first cousin, once removed, and SkyBlu is her second cousin, through their ancestors Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller, who were Bianca’s paternal great-grandparents.
Redfoo and SkyBlu are cousins of President Jimmy Carter. Redfoo and SkyBlu are both descended from President Carter’s (white) great-grandfather, James Thomas Gordy, from his relationship with a black woman, Esther Johnson (President Carter is descended from James’s white wife, Harriet Emily Helms). Redfoo is a half-second cousin, once removed, of President Carter, and SkyBlue is a half-second cousin, twice removed, of President Carter. President Carter and music producer Berry Gordy are half-second cousins.
Contribution from Aps
Sources: Genealogy of Redfoo – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Redfoo (focusing on his father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Berry Gordy III (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://famouskin.com