Sutton Joseph Tennyson, son of Angela Simmons and the late Sutton Tennyson Sr., is officially a business owner! The youngster took over the reins of the company his father left him earlier this week.
Angela took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion. “My baby is a young CEO,” the celebrity mom shared with her social media fans. “His father was sure to leave him behind something he can grow with,” Angela continued.
“My son loves making money (hustling). It’s in his blood,” the celebrity mom said of her son. “It’s time to finally give him what’s his! Your son gets the torch now,” Angela wrote to her former fiancé. “Though you are not here with us, your legacy lives on,” Simmons added. “Go time baby boy.”
Sutton Tennyson Sr. was murdered in Atlanta four years after a reported altercation. The entrepreneur was gunned down in his driveway on November 3, 2018. Michael Williams, the man responsible for Sutton’s death, was sentenced to life in prison last year.
Angela Simmons was brought to tears in 2020 while talking about her son’s questions regarding his late father. “I was with my son, and super emotional right, even to talk about it,” Simmons told her life coach. “He was looking out the window and he’s like, ‘Daddy, white car,'” Angela recalled.
“I question him, ‘Where do you see him?’ or ‘Who is Daddy? What does he look like?’ I’m asking him. I’m like, ‘Do you want to see your dad?’ and he’s like, ‘Yes.’ So he comes over and I start showing him videos and pictures and stuff, and he stopped. It’s not like he’s full conversational yet, so this is what kind of makes it emotional. He was like, ‘Is he alive?’”
Angela could not continue her story without pausing due to being overwhelmed with emotion. “I was just like, ‘No. He’s not,’” Simmons shared with her life coach. “This is the first time I’m having to explain it to him, which is, like, super sad, because he’s three,” Angela said at the time.
“How do you explain to a 3-year-old that they’re never going to see them again,” she asked. “Other than my own way, which is like, ‘He’s in Heaven, he’s with God.’ [I say] all of the great things, then he kind of laid his head in my chest– and told me he was sad.”
Sutton Joseph may still be processing the reality of his father’s death along with his mom. The youngster does, however, have something tangible to remind him of his dad in the way of his clothing line, Little Giants Giant Shorties. Learn more about the brand here!
Photo: Angela Simmons/Instagram