Drama seems to follow Danity Kane wherever they go! The girl group, which formed on MTV’s reality show Making the Band 3, broke up for good in 2014 after three studio albums and a slew of fights and firings. They’re back in the headlines today, however, thanks to band member Aubrey O’Day‘s reported affair with a certain Trump heir. Don’t worry, though — we have updates on all five gals! Scroll down to see where they are now.
Aubrey became a bona fide reality star after getting the boot from Danity Kane’s first iteration in 2008. She starred in a reality show titled All About Aubrey, competed on The Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother, and appeared on Marriage Boot Camp and Famously Single. In fact, she dated Jersey Shore star Pauly D after meeting him on that Famously Single. But these days, it’s this 34-year-old’s alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr. on the set of The Apprentice that has people talking these days, especially because Don Jr. is almost certainly the subject of her 2013 song “DJT,” a track off her 2013 solo debut, the EP Between Two Evils.
Following Danity Kane’s 2014 demise, this 37-year-old started working with Aubrey again almost immediately, forming an electro-pop duo dubbed Dumblonde. In 2015, they released self-titled debut album, which won favorable reviews from Spin and VH1 and reached No. 129 on the Billboard 200.
Aundrea, now 34, seems to have dropped out of the spotlight after announcing her departure from the band’s second iteration in May 2014. She said she was engaged to be married and was ready for the “next chapter” in her life. Her most recent public Facebook post shows she married her hubby that November. In 2015, she appeared on bandmate Dawn Richard’s song “Phoenix,” but the track was reportedly recorded during their Danity Kane days.
This 34-year-old has been reborn as D∆WN, and she’s enjoying critical success in her solo career. Following Danity Kane’s second breakup, she released two more solo albums, Blackheart and Redemption — the latter of which was honored as one of the best albums of 2016 by Vulture and Paste. Dawn also collaborated with Adult Swim on animated commercial spots that same year. Oh, and she just tweeted to send “mad love to @FifthHarmony for an incredible run” and to wish “all the queens major success.”
This singer, born Wanita Denise Woodgett, chose not to participate in Danity Kane’s reunion after she and Aubrey were dismissed from the group in 2008. She embarked on a solo career after that drama, releasing three mixtapes and two EPs over the next four years. And when Danity Kane reformed in 2013, the now-34-year-old announced she’d only be “cheering them on” as a fan, but she also told Us Weekly she “would definitely be open to recording and/or performing with Danity Kane again.” One can only hope!