Pop icon Cyndi Lauper woke up to some unsettling news on the morning of Thursday, July 14. Her 24-year-old son, Declyn, was arrested after he was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen car in New York City. The New York Police Department confirmed to HollywoodLife that the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” singer’s offspring was taken into custody after officers discovered a car was double parked. “It was a 2014 Mercedes-Benz and when calling it in they learned the car was stolen,” read the NYPD’s statement. “A 24-year-old male Declyn Lauper was in the driver’s seat and was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.”
Find out more about Cyndi’s son Declyn, below.
1. Declyn is the Grammy winner’s only child.
Cyndi shares her only child with husband David Thornton, whom she married in 1991. Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper was born on November 19, 1997.
2. He is a rapper who collaborated with G-Easy
Declyn has made a name for himself in the music biz as rapper Dex Lauper. With 2 million followers on Instagram, the rising star has collaborated with some big names, including G-Easy. The pair worked together on the 2019 song “K I D S”.
3. After his arrest, he posted a music video about ‘privacy’
Declyn was sitting in the Mercedes C350 that was reported stolen two years ago, per TMZ. The musician was allowed to leave the police station with a desk appearance ticket for a future court date. Interestingly, two days later, he posted a music video to his Instagram with the song’s lyrics in the caption, reading, “No time for TMZ I just want some Privacy I just want some time for Me!”
4. Cyndi said it’s ‘hard’ for Declyn having a famous mom
In an interview back in 2008, the legendary pop star opened up about her son living with a famous mom. “It’s hard for him,” she told The Guardian. “People look at him, and he feels the pressure of being my son. Someone came up to me in the street and kept talking and talking. Declyn said afterwards, ‘Who are you?’ And I said, ‘I’m a mommy.’ And he said, ‘No, you’re not — you’re Cyndi Lauper!’”
5. Declyn is fiercely protective of his mom
It looks like Declyn doesn’t hold anything against his Grammy-winning parent for being famous, however. In a recent Instagram Story, the young rising star shared a photo of the pair walking the red carpet at the 2021 VMAs with the caption, “Say what you want about me but keep my mother’s name out of your mouth. I couldn’t have asked god for a better mother.”