Birth Name: Skyler Austen Gordy
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 23, 1986
*father – African-American
*mother – German, some English and Irish
SkyBlu is an American musician. He makes up the pop group LMFAO, with his half-uncle Redfoo. Both SkyBlu and Redfoo are biracial, as their fathers are black and their mothers are white (SkyBlu and Redfoo’s fathers are half-brothers).
SkyBlu is the son of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson. He is the brother of singer and actress Mahogany Lox. SkyBlu is a second cousin of actress Bianca Lawson, through their paternal great-grandparents Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller. His paternal half-aunt is musician and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick.
SkyBlu’s paternal grandfather is producer Berry Gordy III (the son of Berry Gordy, Jr. and Bertha Fuller). SkyBlu’s grandfather Berry was born in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. SkyBlu’s great-grandfather Berry was the son of Berry Gordy and Lucy Hellum.
SkyBlu’s paternal grandmother is named Thelma Louise Coleman. Thelma is also African-American.
SkyBlu’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Gerald Robeson (the son of Vincent David Robeson and Margaret M. Finley). Mahogany’s great-grandfather Vincent was the son of Henry John Robeson/Robertson and Mary/Marie Theresa Fordon.
SkyBlu’s maternal grandmother is Waltraud Brunsch (the daughter of Willy Bruno Brunsch and Elfriede Schmidt). Waltraud was born in Germany, to ethnic German parents, from Silesia, Poland.
SkyBlu is a half-second cousin, twice removed, of President Jimmy Carter. SkyBlu is 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. President Carter and SkyBlu’s grandfather, music producer Berry Gordy, are half-second cousins.
Sources: Genealogies of SkyBlu (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of SkyBlu’s paternal grandfather, Berry Gordy (focusing on his father’s side) – https://famouskin.com
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