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Gocha Hawkins Bio, Bold & Bougie, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Arrested, L.A. Hair, and Net Worth


Gocha Hawkins Biography

Gocha Hawkins is an African-American restauranteur, influencer, and reality TV personality who rose to fame for her appearance in L.A. Hair. She stars in WEtv’s Bold & Bougie. Bold & Bougie premieres on February 15, 2024. For two years, she was imprisoned for selling drugs before she hit it big in cosmetology and later started working in the hospitality industry. She now works in the food industry and founded Gocha’s Restaurant Group, which incorporates Gocha’s Breakfast Bars and Gocha’s Tapas Bar.

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Gocha Hawkins Height

Hawkins stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Gocha Hawkins Age

Hawkins is 53 years old. She was born on February 7, 1971, in the U.S.A. Hawkins annually celebrates her birthday on February 7th. On February 7, 2022, she posted herself on the swimming pool on her Instagram account and captioned “Another trip around the sun. Surrounded by love & light. Thank you for all the bday wishes!!🎁🎉🎉🍾💋😘😘💋#gogofiveo #gochahawkins #…”

Personal Life

Gocha Hawkins Family and Relatives

Hawkins grew up in the west side neighborhood of Detroit on Stoepel Street and Livernois Avenue in a four-family flat with her mother and aunts. While she and her mother lived upstairs, one of her aunts lived downstairs and the other in the flat next door. Her mother was strict while raising her and she rarely went outside. Her daily routine included going to school, completing her homework, eating, sleeping, and doing it again. She would play with her cousins for a while before focusing back on school.

Around 4th grade, Hawkins was taken from her mother. Her paternal grandmother and aunt resided in Alabama. Yearly, she’d alternate between Alabama where she stayed with her grandmother, and Detroit where she studied. Thus, she had an unstable childhood. She told that she had grown up in an abusive home during an interview. Her father was born in 1951 and is 73 years old. He still works at Ford.

Gocha Hawkins Spouse and Children

Hawkins tied the knot in Las Vegas but she has not revealed any information about her wife. She says that her wife is supportive of her and her career. Previously, she was in a relationship with Dice Dixon, a TV producer. They seem to have broken up as evidenced by their non-existent appearances on each other’s Instagram accounts.

Hawkins gave birth to her first child at the age of 17. As a result, she tied the knot with a 28-year-old man at the age of 18. She has two children and four grandchildren. While she was in prison, her ex-husband’s mother stayed with her kids. She didn’t get her kids back until 3 years passed and she proved that was stable to the court.

Gocha Hawkins Lesbian/Is She Gay?

During an interview, she revealed that she never liked men due to being molested as a child, having painful intercourse with men, unfaithfulness, and that condoms affected her pH. Also, she said that was always attracted to women and decided to settle down with one. Regardless, she has not labeled her sexual orientation but she has a wife.

Gocha Hawkins Education

Hawkins studied at St. Cecilia’s Elementary and then St. Martin de Porres High School. While she was in 10th grade, she was kicked out of school. After she was imprisoned, she joined Trenholm State(then known as John M. Patterson State Technical College) in Montogomery. She planned to pursue a career in Nursing but realized that she would do blood-related tasks which discouraged her from that career venture.

Hawkins was inspired to get into the hair industry after she saw the business of a young woman who was doing her hair. Thus, she changed her major to Cosmetology. In her class, she credits a young girl named Cynthia for her hair knowledge saying that she showed her how to do weaves and hairstyles. She describes her as “an angel from God.”

Professional Life

Gocha Hawkins Net Worth

Hawkins has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during her successful career as a restaurant owner, TV personality, and beautician.

Gocha Hawkins Career

Hawkins was inspired to get into the hair industry after she saw the business of a young woman who was doing her hair. Compared to selling drugs, she decided to get into the hair industry. While in school, she changed her major to Cosmetology and she later opened her salon business across the street from the Alabama State University campus.

In 1999, Hawkins moved to Orlando where she debuted a 14-chair salon. Later, she started her cosmetology career and worked with A-list celebrities. She later sold her salon in Orlando so that she could work as an image consultant across the country starting with Detroit, Miami, and eventually to Atlanta in 2010. While in Miami, she worked with celebrities like Drake, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams.

During her stint in Atlanta, Hawkins worked with celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Pitbull, Ja Rule, and Nicki Minaj. Additionally, she launched a five-chair salon. Then, she got the chance to appear in the reality show, L.A. Hair. As a result of her appearance in the show, she hit it big and decided to close her salon and opened Gocha Salon in Midtown. After working there, she noticed that the area had many chain restaurants but nowhere to eat. Thus, she decided to open a restaurant.

In December 2018, Hawkins decided to open Gocha’s Breakfast Bar in Atlanta’s Cascade region. She then closed Gocha Salon. She preferred that her customers would the food while it was hot at the restaurant and thus didn’t create a go-to menu. However, this changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Hawkins would get bad reviews because of long wait times to get tables and they couldn’t accommodate all their guests. Thus, she decided to open a food truck to alleviate the situation. In January 2022, she opened a 22-foot-long food truck alongside her restaurant. At the same time, she had already opened a Breakfast Bar location in Fayetteville. She now owns Gocha’s Restaurant Group, which incorporates Gocha’s Breakfast Bars and Gocha’s Tapas Bar.

Gocha Hawkins Arrested/Drugs

A troubled teen, Hawkins started selling drugs so that she could cater to her needs. As a result, she was imprisoned in Montgomery, Alabama at the age of 19. She said that she was set up twice; by a person she deemed a friend and her ex-husband. She was sentenced and spent two years in jail before she was released on parole.

Movies and TV Shows

Gocha Hawkins L.A. Hair

After the success of her salon in Atlanta, she received an offer to star in L.A. Hair, a reality show that follows hairstylists as they do hair for various celebrities.

Gocha Hawkins Bold & Bougie

Hawkins stars in WEtv’s Bold & Bougie. Bold & Bougie premieres on February 15, 2024. The series follows Hawkins alongside 4 other women; Malaysia Pargo, Tameka Foster, and Princess Banton-Lofters as they defy ageist stereotypes across Atlanta.

Gocha Hawkins Social Media

Hawkins has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. She has a following of over 150K on Instagram.