Amerie is a professional American singer who rose to fame after she released her single 1 thing in 2005. The album single at the time became the biggest hit, charting itself at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
When it comes to Amerie’s singing style, there is one person in her life that she has never missed. One is her mother from whom she received a classical art education and the other is her father who always strongly supports her when she wanted to choose music as her career.
So today let’s take a look at the strong backup of the Because I live it singer; her parents. We will also add what Amerie’s parents are up to, their relationship and how much they helped their singer daughter to become where she is today.
Who are Amerie’s parents? Their family background
Amerie is the daughter of her parents Mi Suk and Charles Rogers. Her father Charles belongs to the African American community and served as a chief petty officer in the United States Army. While her mother Mi Suk has South Korean nationality and is an artist by profession.
Despite growing up in a mixed culture, it seems that Amerie valued her mother’s culture more than her father’s. Once in an exclusive conversation with The Guardian, she expressed her emotion for her mother’s culture.
“My Korean background is important to me, it’s part of who I am. Korean was my first language”
So while respecting the mother’s background, every time she signs the autograph or even on her social media sites, Amerie uses her name in both English and Korean.
Amerie’s parents have been married for 45 years
In 2023 it will be 45 years since her parents, Mi Suk Rogers and Charles Rogers, married each other.
Just like any other celebrity, Amerie also does not hesitate to share her parents on her social media just like her sister Angela Marie Rogers also. A few times, Angela has talked about her parents’ long marriage on her Instagram.
On February 3, 2019, Amerie’s sister shared the beautiful image of her parents, writing:
…. and 42 years later 💞 #blessed
Since they have been married to each other for so long, the couple must have something in common that they valued the most. So, what could be the secret to Amerie’s parents’ long-lasting marriage?
Here’s the answer their youngest daughter once mentioned on her Insta page. On July 13, 2014, she dedicated a post to her parents where she wrote:
I have the best parents in the world!, they gave me a positive outlook on the concept of marriage which is based on love and not just settle for “starting a family”.
So the secret is that the In love and war The lengthy marriage of the singer’s father and mother is that they never considered the marriage as a settlement. Instead, they lead it by prioritizing the love and care that a husband and wife should have for each other in order to sustain their relationship.
On the other hand, Amerie herself enjoys a long marriage with her husband, Lenny Nicholson.
Amerie’s parents were strict with their children, but still supported them
Growing up, Amerie and her sister Angela didn’t feel much freedom in their lives.
They were bound by some strict rules set for them by their parents. Once in an interview, Amerie stated that her parents had a conservative mindsetprotective and were traditional Christians.
She further stated,
It was always ‘Study, study, study’. We could only go out on weekends, couldn’t make phone calls during the week.
Amerie also added that the restriction placed on them by her parents (Amerie and her sister) affects her sister more than her. In this regard she said:
However, my sister was furious; she would yell ‘I will never do this to my children!’ And she sticks to that.”
While Amerie’s parents once, at their daughter’s certain age, restricted them from doing the things they enjoy, it’s also true that they never stopped either of their daughters from choosing their careers. Today, Amerie is a successful musician and her sister is a lawyer.
Amerie Mi Marie’s father served in the United States Army; Father-daughter relationship
As mentioned earlier, Amerie’s father Charles Rogers served in the military.
During his working tenure, his family can never settle permanently in one place. Of her father’s work, Amerie wrote on her MySpace page:
My father worked for the army. I was born in 1980 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. A year later we moved to Germany, then Korea, then Alaska, then Texas, then Virginia, then New York, then back to Texas.
She further explained the feeling of constant travel due to her father’s job. She mention,
Moving was normal for me; I couldn’t imagine staying in one place forever.” It also made me appreciate my alone time. And it brought me very close to my family – we were the only constants in each other’s lives.”
Wherever Amerie’s father went, he took his family with him. As a veteran, he not only fought for his country, but also sacrificed a lot for his daughters. Moreover, he has always been a supportive and ideal father to his daughters. Look at Amerie’s post she posted on her Instagram on Father’s Day where she wrote:
Happy Father’s Day to my first hero. This picture always tripped me up because we look so much alike here.😂❤️ I love you daddy!
Similarly, Ameri’s sister wrote:
The man I can always lean on. ❤️ #ilovemydaddy #happyfathersday
Today, Amerie is an established singer with hit albums like Everything I have, Touch, Because I love it, and others. She is also a co-founder of the Feeniix Rising Entertainment company. To be where she is today, she had solid support from her parents.
Her father never forced her to become something she wouldn’t like at the time. But her mother Mi Suk always wanted her daughter to become an author one day. In an interview, Amerie said:
“Although my mother really wanted me to be an author.
Not only then, but still Mi Suk believes that her popular child Amerie will evolve as a writer. In this regard, the actress added,
“She still says I will be a writer in the future.”
Amerie’s mom is on Instagram
Her mother Mi Suk Rogers has a private Instagram account with 41 followers. On the other hand, the daughters of Mi Suk and Charles are very active on Instagram. Amerie’s parents appear again and again on their child’s social media handles.