What Are These 2000’s Female Music Icons Doing Now?

Blast from the past! Let’s look at where some of our favorite ladies of the 2000s are now.


If you danced in your mirror to “Me & U,” you may know that Cassie Ventura famously dated rapper and music executive Diddy for over a decade. However, according to Atlanta Black Star, just a few months after her relationship with Diddy ended, Cassie began dating her personal trainer Alex Fine in early 2019. Since then, the happy couple has gotten married and had two children: Sunny and Frankie. If you were a lover of Cassie’s music in the past, check out some of her recent singles like “Simple Things” and “Makeup.”


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Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s “Smile” always made us smile back then, and she has continued with her entertainment career in new aspects. According to The Guardian, Allen is now playing the lead role of Jenny in a new West End play 2:22 – A Ghost Story. The play debuted on Aug. 3, 2021. Theatre isn’t her only endeavor. Allen also collaborated with the brand Womanizer to create a sex toy called “Liberty” in 2020. She has been active in advocating for women in entertainment in movements like #MeToo. As for her personal life, she married Stranger Things actor David Harbour in Las Vegas in Sept. 2020. 


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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks, after being the youngest winner of American Idol at only age 17, has had an exciting career. She released multiple albums as well as acted on television and on Broadway. In Sept. 2019, she returned to the Broadway stage as Jenna in Waitress. In 2021, she starred in A Christmas Treasure on the Hallmark channel after releasing a Christmas Album, Cider & Hennessy, in 2020. In 2017, she married fitness model Dana Isaiah, and their son Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. was born in 2018. Check out her most recent singles “You Still Think of Me” and “Come Together.”


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Avril Lavigne

The pop-punk princess of the 2000s that had us wondering why things were so complicated is still on tour today! Avril Lavigne’s new album “Love Sux” is out now with features from Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear, and Mark Hoppus, and she is performing her “Bite Me” Tour now. Lavigne is also dating fellow singer-songwriter Mod Sun. 


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JoJo came onto the music scene when she was only 13 years old with her debut album “JoJo.” More recently, she has re-recorded her debut album in 2018. In 2020, she released a new album “good to know.” She just finished up her 2022 tour, and she recently announced on Instagram that she will headline the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival on May 27. She has also become a brand ambassador for SavagexFenty. 


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Sylvie August

Sylvie August is a third-year Digital & Print Journalism student at the Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Art History. You can find her making coffee, singing in the car, and sitting on the beach.