Often referred to as the black version of MTV’s Laguna Beach, BET’s Baldwin Hills gave the world a peek into what life as a wealthy black teen was like. Filled with drama, love triangles and typical teen rollercoaster emotions, Baldwin Hills was a staple in black reality television that will never be forgotten.
Showing up during the final season of the show, Sheryl Lee Ralph’s son Etienne Maurice was preparing for a walk in his mother’s industry shows. Graduating from Drexel University, Etienne is now a filmmaker and actor and is currently working on a web-series titled ‘H.E.I.R.’
Known as the heartthrob jock that every girl went crazy over, Moriah Johnson — who is the son of former NBA player Marques Johnson — was a fan favorite that appeared on every season of the show. Though he wasn’t sure where he would take his basketball talents to for college back when he was filming, Moriah eventually decided to attend Tuskegee University where he played basketball and ran track. That wasn’t all for the talented athlete though. Moriah also graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the illustrious university. Now, the gifted star is setting his sights on acting again, but this time in movies.
On April 12,2021 it was announced that Gerren Taylor from BET’s Baldwin Hills passed away yesterday at at 30-years-old. Though it has been reported that she died in her sleep, the causes are unknown and have not yet been revealed.
Living in a rougher area than that of the other cast members, Staci quickly became known as the sassy yet comedic member of the crew. At the end of season two, she shook things up when she revealed that she was pregnant by an older man and then evoked so many emotions when it came out that she had a miscarriage. Since wrapping the show, Staci has had a son and has become a nursing assistant. She is still with the same guy that she was with on the show and they seem to live a pretty normal life exempt from the spotlight.
Though she was only a cast member for season two, LorRena Dejurnett definitely brought the drama. Shortly after ending her time on the popular show, the standout student athlete went on to attend Ole Miss on a track and field scholarship. Although things have been relatively quiet for her since graduating a few years ago, it is known that LorRena is the mother to a young boy named Cruz.
Season one alum Roqui Theus didn’t let her outgoing and driven spirits die down after ending her appearances on the show. Following in her father’s footsteps, Roqui went on to play basketball at UC Irvine and major in Sociology with an emphasis in Film and Media studies. Currently, she is a reporter for Good Day Sacramento and has had an extensive amount of reporting experience prior to.
Appearing in season three of the show, Trason Bragg has kept relatively quiet on social media since ending his stint on reality TV. That doesn’t mean, however, that he hasn’t kept busy. Studying film, television and theatre at UCLA, Trason now works as a journalist at KRGV in Rio Grande Valley, Texas and has been married since 2016.
Once the love interest of Justin, Seiko Huffman seems to still be stealing the hearts of men around. A close friend of Karrueche Tran, the young beauty has amassed a pretty large following on social media. According to her Instagram account, she works as a trainer at one of The Camp Transformation Center locations.
The season one love interest of Sal, Willie Larson only graced the show with her sweet and witty talent during the show’s inaugural season. Aside from a role in ‘Mean Girls 2’ back in 2011, Willie has since strayed away from acting and from the looks of her Instagram, is living an under-the-radar life.
Daughter of actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, Ashley Calloway was present on the show for the first two seasons where fans watched her last two years of high school play out. After graduating, Ashley went on to attend Spellman College where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Graduating in 2012, the former reality star briefly worked for Delta Air Lines and is now living back in L.A. pursuing her acting career.
Joining the cast during the second season, Justin Walker tugged on the heartstrings of many as the single dad who was turning his life around after doing some time in jail. Not to mention, he was quite attractive, too. Being very vocal about his desire to make it in the music industry, Justin co-wrote the Danity Kane single “Damaged” during his time on the show. Since the show wrapped in 2009, Justin has gotten married, had two more daughters, and has added artists such as Eric Bellinger, Ciara, Mario, Wale, PartyNextDoor, 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap to his credits.
Only appearing on the show during season two, Johnathan Franklin has probably had one of the most followed careers out of the cast. Playing college football for UCLA, the All-American player was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft. After suffering a career ending neck injury during the 2013 season though, Johnathan retired from football in 2014 and now works for the Los Angeles Rams.