Lateysha Grace: everything you need to know about the reality star

From The Valleys to Ex on the Beach...

Lateysha Grace

by Francesca Battson and Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Lateysha Grace first found fame on The Valleys back in 2012 when she was just 19 and has since gone on to star in Big Brother and her very own MTV show - Million Dollar Baby.

She was known as a party girl in the Valleys but after the MTV show was axed in 2014, the next we saw of her was in the Big Brother house alongside Jason Burrill, Hughie Maughan and Jackson Blyton.

Ahh throwback.

Check out: The Valleys stars - where are they now?


The Valleys: what are they up to now

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Lateysha Grace THEN

As a fresh-faced 19 year old with a moderately sized bum, Lateysha was partial to a strop, and wasn't averse to dropping her housemates in the shit if it meant she got brownie points.

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Lateysha Grace NOW

When Lateysha landed her own show on MTV, Million Dollar Baby, she said it was because she wanted to afford to give daughter Wynter all the things she didn't have growing up. Awh.

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Chidgey THEN

Like Lateysha, Chidgey was – well – let's just say, pretty full of himself. He rated himself as "the best thing to come out the Valleys" and was a gym obsessive from day one.

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Chidgey NOW

Chidge was a bricklayer by trade, and after filming wrapped, he went right back to the hi vis jackets and cement. But he's also heavily involved with fitness and has a personal training business on the side.

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Natalee Harris THEN

Natalee came in like a wrecking ball when she joined the show a couple of weeks late – as Chidgey's recent ex, who he had called 'tapped'. Her various love (and sex) exploits dominated her time on the show.

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Natalee Harris THEN

Needless to say, it wasn't long before Nat was snapped up by MTV's other most debauched offering, Ex on The Beach, and has since earned a living from her X Rated profiles on Only Fans and Admire ME profiles.

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The Suminski twins THEN

The Suminski twins showed up in season 2 to replace boring Aron Williams, and were truly outrageous. One time, Jason (or maybe Anthony?) peed in a bottle of Apple juice for his brother and Liam to drink. True story.

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The Suminski twins NOW

They must have calmed down a bit because both of them returned to college, to study Mental Health Nursing and Psychology. This is a picture of one of them, but we can't tell which one.

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Liam Powell THEN

Liam Powell was the cheeky chappy, who's biggest storyline was his vicious bust up with Carley early on in series one. A lot of his time on the show was spent with Chidgey trying to wingman him a nice welsh fella.

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Liam Powell NOW

Can we just say, Liam has not aged a day since 2014. It's unclear what, exactly, he's up to from his social media, but he seems to be living a glamorous life with lots of travelling and family time. You go Liam.

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Carley Belmonte THEN

Carley Belmonte was an aspiring DJ and thought of herself as a seriously cool cat, but lost her edge when she drunkenly proclaimed her love for 'best friend' Chidgey. They made up, though, and it was never spoken of again.

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Carley Belmonte NOW

Carley's now dropped out of the limelight completely, and though she's not a mum herself, is loved up with a hunky boyf. She's still likes glamming up for a night on the town with the girls, though.

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Leeroy Reed THEN

Aspiring rapper Leeroy Reed was in trouble with the law a few times back then, specifically for domestic violence charges when he was accused of slamming a car door on his then girlfriend's head.

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Leeroy Reed NOW

Though he wasn't arrested at the time, and went on to become a dad, Leeroy is currently serving a 22 month prison sentence for his role in supplying drugs in his native south Wales.

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Jenna Jonathon THEN

Jenna Jonathon had a personality which didn't quite match up to the lary-est of the Valleys lot, but she quickly became a lad mag star and fan favourite thanks to her classic good looks.

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Jenna Jonathon NOW

During filming, Jenna already had one law degree, but since the series wrapped she went on to get another, earning distinctions in EVERY module. Brains and beauty, although she'd never have told you that...

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Nicole Morris THEN

Stylist and hair dresser Nicole Morris was known for ditzy antics and absolutely MENTAL hair. She was also the best of buds with Lateysha Grace, and the pair of them regularly ended up snogging at the end of a night if they hadn't pulled other people.

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Nicole Morris NOW

It's unclear whether Nicole and Leteysha are still close (we like to believe so), but Nicole is certainly still enjoying a night out, and styling herself as a drunk neon barbie. She worked briefly as a shot girl in Magaluf after filming.

In 2018 she returned to MTV with her very own show Million Dollar Baby that saw her attempt to make her daughter Wynter one million dollars and she starred on Ex on the Beach in 2020.

She's been on TV since 2012 but how much do you really know about her? Worry not because we've got all the facts you need to know...

How old is Lateysha Grace?

She was born on November 25 1992. You can work out the rest...

Where is Lateysha Grace from?

She is from Port Talbot in Wales.

Was Lateysha Grace on The Valleys?

Lateysha appeared on all three series of the MTV show The Valleys which started in 2012, when she was only 19 years old. On the show she said "tamping, fuming, raging" – which became a regular quote for her and viewers of the reality programme.

She also came up with "Valleywood" – which she then got tattooed on herself.

Lateysha Grace’s daughter

In July 2014, Lateysha tragically suffered a miscarriage. However, in 2015, she took to social media to announce she was six months pregnant, after she was reluctant to announce the news any earlier due to her previous heartbreak.

And in September that year, Lateysha welcomed her daughter with now ex-boyfriend Ben Charles into the world. Naming the bundle of joy Wynter Anna Grace Charles, she revealed that she was in labour for three days before giving birth.

Lateysha Grace on Ex on the Beach

Lateysha took part on Ex on the Beach earlier this year alongside Ellie Brown, Joey Essex and the icon Tiffany Pollard. She almost found love with David McIntosh but he left her heartbroken.

Does Lateysha Grace have Instagram?

Of course - you can follow her Instagram here: @lateysha_grace.

You can regularly find cute snaps of Lateysha and her daughter Wynter on her profile, and her adorable daughter also has Instagram too.

Does Lateysha Grace have Twitter?

She can be found tweeting regularly @LateyshaGrace, where she posts lots of photos of herself and her daughter, as well as funny videos.

What's Lateysha Grace doing now?

Following her TV show which saw the yummy mummy and her daughter Wynter attempt to make one million dollars, Lateysha seems to have taken a short break from television.

She's also a bona fide social media influencer (obviously), with a million followers on Instagram and she's an ambassador for Fashion Nova.

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Is Lateysha single?

When entering the Big Brother house back in 2016, she told Emma, "Im not looking for anyone, but if it happens, it happens, you know? If someone ruffles my feathers, then I guess so… yes!"

The reality star was in a long-term relationship with Ben Charles, who is the father of her child, however the pair split shortly after Lateysha gave birth to Wynter.

Early in 2018 there was speculation that she dated Canadian rapper Drake and in 2020 she almost got with EOTB star David however things didn't work out.

Does Lateysha Grace have a book?

Yes. She released her own autobiography called Valleywood: The Autobiography of Lateysha Grace.

In her book she claimed that James Lock from The Only Way Is Essex tried to have a threesome with herself and The Valleys co-star Natalee Harris.

Recalling a night out in Leicester in 2013, Lateysha detailed her encounter saying James was "banging on the [hotel] door, begging us for a threesome… with his naked torso pressed up against the door".

And she has clothing line...

Lateysha launched her own clothing line in 2013 with Love Sasha, aimed at fashionistas on a low budget.

Before appearing on The Valleys, Lateysha said that she couldn’t afford to buy from a celebrities clothing range – which is why she wanted to keep the cost of her outfits down.

However, the range no longer appears on the website.

What was Lateysha doing in 2016?

She starred in Big Brother series, where she was slammed by viewers for leaving her nine-month-old at home. However, her ex-boyfriend and father to her daughter has revealed that he and baby Wynter’s family are looking after the little bubba.

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