TANYA Boniface Bryson was originally known as a member of a 2000s girl group, but actually made it as an actress after moving to the US.
The versatile pop star was a member of an English girl group called The 411, which formed in 2002.
Tanya was initially one of the four girls’ best-known singers, but after two hit singles the group was dropped by Sony and disbanded.
Although she took a break from singing, the young woman actually married into the industry after meeting famous singer Peabo Bryson.
Tanya was only 30 when she met the 56-year-old soul singer, but the couple lived happily together despite the age difference and now have a son together.
In fact, he thanks Aretha Franklin for their romance and says that he was ready to give up on love before meeting his wife, but the Queen of Soul advised him to keep waiting to meet someone special.
Tanya followed her heart and moved to the United States to be with her husband, but eventually found another calling on the other side of the Atlantic.
She then played roles in films such as Becky & Berry, Cells and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Tanya and Peabo have now been happily married for 13 years and the couple regularly posts about their life together with their little son Robert.
From their photos, it appears that the boy has just started elementary school and is following in his parents’ footsteps by participating in a school choir.