"It's A Rough Day Today"

Rickey Smiley is appreciative of prayers and well wishes after his daughter, Aaryn Smiley, was shot three times in Houston over the holiday weekend.


“It’s a rough day today,” Rickey said in a YouTube video on his channel. “It’s hard this morning as a parent,” the celebrity father continued. “I got up this morning, got myself together to go do the morning show — to go do the radio show.”

It was during the morning radio show that Rickey Smiley received a text message from his daughter’s mother. “I’ve never gotten a text message [from her] that early,” Smiley shared. “I thought it was something about her school or something,” the celebrity father said.

“Come to find out, my daughter was shot last night. She was on her way to Whataburger to get something to eat. I think she was at a stoplight, and some guys got out of the car and was (sic) shooting at each other and she got hit.”

Aaryn Smiley is Rickey Smiley’s youngest daughter. It was just three years ago that the celebrity father celebrated his baby girl’s high school graduation. “My baby is graduating high school,” Rickey told his fans. “She’s very smart,” the celebrity father said. “She’s going to Xavier and then she’s going to medical school.”

Rickey thanked his fans for their support in an Instagram post that gave an update on his daughter’s condition. “I really appreciate your support,” the celebrity dad said.

Rickey Smiley fathers four kids in all. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

Photo: Rickey Smiley/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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