Kim Vanderhee

Kimberly Ann Vanderhee was born on October 13, 1983. She is an American reality star and model, best known for her appearance on the V.H.1. reality T.V. show “Love & Hip Hop: New York.” In March 2019, she added another feather to her cap when she became a Fashion Nova brand influencer. During this period, she also took on additional musical ventures and even tried her hand as a columnist on the Vixen’s Day off. Vanderhee is truly a talented reality star worth celebrating on her birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kimberly Ann Vanderhee



Birth date:

October 13, 1983



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$800 thousand

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Kimberly Ann Vanderhee, better known as Kimbella, is an American reality star whose personality has set her apart in that niche. She is a Libra, born on October 13, 1983, in Miami, Florida. Vanderhee is of mixed ethnicity. She is very educated and wanted to become a veterinarian.

Vanderhee started modeling in 2003. She appeared in magazines like Black Men’s Magazine, and many more. In the same year, she appeared as a dancer on the T.V. series “The Roof.” In 2009, Vanderhee modeled in Pitbull’s music video for ‘Hotel Room Service.’ However, her life changed after being cast as the main character on V.H.1.’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York” in 2011. Vanderhee has been on this show from 2011 to 2020. She has appeared in 66 episodes. However, she joined the show in its second season. She got into an altercation with one of the cast members and quit after the second season’s reunion special. She made guest appearances in seasons three and five but rejoined the show as the main cast in season seven. Vanderhee quit during the filming of season eight but rejoined in its ninth season. Then in 2021, Vanderhee appeared in V.H.1.’s “Love & Hip Hop: Family Reunion.”

As a reality T.V. star, Vanderhee’s relationships have been public. She had a fling with rapper Fabolous and has been in an on-and-off relationship with Juelz Santana since 2009. She birthed his son in 2010 but has another son from a previous relationship. Vanderhee has four kids altogether, three of which are with Santana. They married in January 2019.

Career timeline

The ‘Hotel Room Service’ Music Video

Vanderhee models in Pitbull’s music video for ‘Hotel Room Service.’

The Reality Show

Vanderhee is the main character in “Love & Hip Hop: New York.”

The Fashion Nova

Vanderhee becomes a Fashion Nova brand ambassador.

The Reality Show Reunion

Vanderhee appears in “Love & Hip Hop: Reunion” by V.H.1.

Why We Love Kim Vanderhee

  1. She’s determined

    There's no doubt that she's rising through the ranks in the world of entertainment. It's as a result of her determination.

  2. She’s a great mother

    Vanderhee is a doting mother to her kids. She adores them.

  3. She supports her husband

    Vanderhee supported Juelz when he went to jail for 19 months. She facilitated his release.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She was raised in an abusive household

    Vanderhee was raised in a violent and abusive household.

  2. She worked in the pharmacy field

    Vanderhee revealed she worked in the pharmacy field at 17 before modeling.

  3. She considered becoming a vet

    Vanderhee said in an interview that she had wanted to become a veterinarian long before she became a model.

  4. She has a master’s degree

    Vanderhee has a master’s degree.

  5. She’s had plastic surgery

    Vanderhee revealed she had breast enlargement, a butt lift, and a tummy tuck.

Kim Vanderhee FAQs

Did Juelz Santana cheat on Kimbella?

Santana allegedly cheated on Vanderhee with Remy Ma. However, Kimbella said she wasn’t with him when they had an affair.

Is Leandro Kimbella’s son?

Yes, Leandro is Vanderhee’s son from a previous relationship. He makes minor appearances in “Love & Hip Hop: New York.”

Are Yandy Smith and Juelz Santana related?

Yes, Yandy Smith and Juelz Santana are siblings.

Kim Vanderhee’s birthday dates

2024October 13Sunday
2025October 13Monday
2026October 13Tuesday
2027October 13Wednesday
2028October 13Friday

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