Who is Doja Cat’s mother?

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is an American-born painter who came into the limelight as the mother of successful and famous American rapper and singer Doja Cat, who worked on several albums like “Amala,” “Hot Pink,” and more. Moreover, Deborah is also well-known as the ex-wife of producer, dancer, actor, and songwriter Dumisani Dlamini.

Quick Info
Full NameDeborah Elizabeth Sawyer
DOB1 January 1963
BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA
Age59 years
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height5 feet 6 inches
167 cm
Weight55 kg
121 lbs
Hair ColorBlonde
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Ex-HusbandDumisani Dlamini
New-HusbandCarey Netherton
Net Worth$8 million



Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer was born in a well family on 1 January 1963 in Los Angeles, USA. However, her family members’ identity is still missing as she likes to keep her personal life far from the media. Similarly, she also has not mentioned her siblings.

According to her birth date, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer holds an American nationality, and as per her ethnic background, she belongs to mixed ethnic background. Further, she also follows the Christianity religion.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, Source: theblogspost


How old is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer?

Deborah turns 59 years old as of 2022. Talking about Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s physical statistics, she has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) and 55 kg or 121 lbs of weight. Similarly, Deborah is a simple woman who looks perfect with her blonde hair and dark brown eyes.



Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is an educated woman who attended The College of New Jersey and from where she studied Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and completed her graduation. Further, she received her master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting from Pratt Institute.

She first learned the art from her grandmother and made her career as an artist. Because of her interest and motivation from her elders, she became able to learn art at an early age.

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Instagram and Social Media

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer has not created any social media accounts as she doesn’t like to show off her details on social media platforms. But, her daughter Doja Cat is active on several social media sites, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more.


Who is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s husband?

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer was a previously married woman as she married her ex-husband Dumisani Dlamini who used to be a producer, dancer, actor, and songwriter. He is well-known for his appearances in Sarafina, Isindisco, Yizo Yizo, and Drum.

The couple met each other when her ex-husband Dlamini was on the Sarafina tour. After they met, they fell for each other, so they decided to live in a relationship. Their love grew more, and they decided to get married.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer with her son and daughter
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer with her son and daughter Source: Static Wikia

After that, they became a married couple, and they gave birth to two children one is a daughter Doja Cat, and another is her younger son. Unfortunately, Deborah and her ex-husband decided to separate paths, so they divorced.

Later she remarried her husband, Carey Netherton, who worked as a sculptor and personal technical advisor for Deborah. Likewise, he is also the newest faculty member of the sculpture department at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He seems to manage the art foundry at the university.


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More about her daughter, Doja Cat

Talking about her children, her daughter Doja Cat whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini has established herself as a successful and famous American rapper and singer. Deborah gave birth to her daughter Doja on 21 October 1995 in Los Angeles, California, the U.S., and she turned 26 years old. Deborah raised her children as a single mother. Her daughter Doja Cat also mentioned that she never met her father.

But her father, Dumisani, claimed that he has a healthy relationship with his daughter Doja Cat and tried several times to meet her. Still, her management team didn’t allow him to meet his daughter because he feared losing Doja.


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer and her daughter, Doja Cat Source: concisemag


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer established herself as an American graphic designer, artist, and painter as she has been interested in painting since childhood. She also created a site, “debsawyer.com,” where she posted a few varieties of art she made. She mostly used oil, gouache, or wax for her art.

In her career, she also received several awards for her artistic work, including Purchase Award, Merit Awards, and more. So, she is an accomplished artist. Moreover, her daughter Doja mentioned that her mother works as a designer for men’s clothes.


Net Worth

A beautiful Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a painter who grabbed people’s attention as the mother of Doja cat. Deborah enjoys her standard life, but her net worth is still missing, whereas her daughter Doja Cat has an estimated net worth of $8 million.


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