There’s no question that Juju from Love & Hip Hop is gorgeous, but how much do we really know about her? The answer to that is, after a few seasons on LHHNY and multiple appearances on the Love & Hip Hop: Miami spinoff, we’re getting to know her pretty well!
On Love & Hip Hop: Miami’s first season, we got to see Juju share her Afro-Latino roots. The fluent Spanish-speaking bombshell is proud to be Afro-Cuban and she fit right in with the Miami cast just as well as she fits in back home in New York.
Juju’s real name is Juliet Castenada and when she joined the VH1 cast, she was better known as Cam’ron’s girlfriend. After more than a decade together, Juju and Cam’ron split last year, and now we’re seeing more of her than ever.
Juju’s love life
Juju and Cam’ron met in 2002 but started officially dating in 2007. They stayed together for nearly 15 years before calling it quits and it looks like the two probably won’t be reconciling.
Last season on Love & Hip Hop, it was starting to look like Juju might move on from her Cam’ron breakup with Safaree Samuels but that fizzled out fast.
Juju is all about family
One thing to know about Juju is that she’s all about family. The LHHNY star has shared in the past that she’s very proud to have bought a house for her mom. It’s one of the first things that she did when she found success and it’s been 13 years since she bought that huge gift for her mom.
Juju also shared on Instagram recently that she’s trying to reunite her brother with his children. He was jailed for more than a decade, and in that time Jose Ernesto’s ex moved and took the kids with her.
For his birthday, Juju decided to get her brother’s family back and even put out a call on Instagram, asking for information about the children. She wrote that she has hired private investigators and searched everywhere.
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This is my Brother Jose Ernesto we call him “ El Chino” his bday was 11/7. I was thinking to myself what can I possibly get my brother for his bday.. & it came to me! I’m going to help my brother find his 3 children, my 2 nieces & my nephew. My brother was incaserated from 2003-20017. When my brother went away to Prison he lived in Las Vegas with his children’s mother Diana García Who’s originally from Guerrero, Mexico. My nieces & my nephew’s names are Genises, Exabel Ashanti, José Antonio ages 18, 15, & 16. Diana moved to Mississippi in 2006. We’ve hired Private detectives, I’ve searched Facebook, we’ve asked friends & still no luck! Please if you have any information Dm or comment below. My brothers only desire is to be reunited with he’s Children. . . Este es mi hermano Jose Ernesto, le decimos “ El Chino” y su cumpleaños fue el 7 de Noviembre. Yo estaba pensando a mi misma en que posiblemente le pudiera comprar a mi hermano para su cumpleaños… y me vino a la mente. Voy a ayudar a mi hermano buscar sus tres hijos. Mis dos sobrinas y mi sobrino. Mi hermano estuvo preso en el 2003 hasta el 2017. Cuando mi hermano se fue a la prisión vivió en Las Vegas con la madre de sus hijos Diana García que es originalmente de Guerrero, Mexico. Los nombres de mis sobrinas y mi sobrino son Genises, Exabel Ashanti, Jose Antonio de edades 18, 15, y 16. Diana se mudo a Mississippi en el 2006. Hemos contratado detectives privados, hemos buscado por Facebook, les preguntamos a nuestras amistades sin suerte. Por favor si tienen información manda un mensaje directo o un comentario abajo. El único deseo de mi hermano es reunirse con sus hijos. . . ( Baby Genises 2nd pic) . Please & Thanks .. Porfavor y Gracias 🙏🏾
It’s only been a few weeks since Juju made that announcement and there’s plenty of hope that she’ll locate her nieces and nephew, bringing the family back together.
Juju’s net worth
There’s no question that Juju has made some money along the way. She’s said to be worth millions, however there’s no actual net worth listed anywhere for the businesswoman-turned-reality star.
What we do know is that Juju works very hard and she’s got multiple income streams keeping her on top of her game. From writing a book (Secrets of a Jewel) to running her own hair company, Juju never stops working as she continues to build her own brand and her net worth.
Years ago, Juju started out as a dental assistant and then became a realtor in order to make her dream of buying her mom a home easier to obtain. She’s also worked as a model and now that she’s single and gaining fame on VH1, she often gets paid to promote products and do appearances.
How old is Juju?
Age is just a number and, clearly, Juju is defying it. The Love & Hip Hop star looks young but knowing how long she and Cam’ron were together, it’s clear that she is a bit older than she looks.
It turns out that Juju is 37 years old, having been born on March 21, 1981. She doesn’t talk about her age much and that’s okay. She looks a decade younger than she is and, coupled with her vast business experience, that likely gives her the upper hand.
Current storyline on Love & Hip Hop
As Season 9 of Love & Hip Hop: New York starts to warm up, Juju is right there in the middle of the drama. On the most recent episode of the VH1 show, she showed up to Jonathan’s birthday party to confront the popular makeup artist, asking him why he was talking about her to Kimbella.
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So happy for My Amiga @remyma & @papoosepapoose . This Baby Shower was beyond amazing, from the theme to the decor, food, 50’s dancer, milkshakes & floats, jukebox, Pap Snack shack #RemyMartha you really out did yourself! When it’s my turn your definitely putting it together, well you said I don’t have a choice any way lol. . Golden Child your Titi, can’t wait to meet you 💙💗🙏🏾 . #RemAndPap #BabyShower #GoldenChild #50s #theme
Juju is good friends with Yandy, Kimbella and even Remy Ma. While she typically gets along with most of the cast, that doesn’t mean Juju is drama free. In fact, she isn’t shy at all about stirring up some drama when she feels that it’s warranted.
Love & Hip Hop: New York airs on Mondays at 8/7c on VH1.