Frank Ski Tanya Rodriguez

Before Frank Ski returned to the morning show on V-103 in Atlanta, he filed for federal Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection with debts exceeding $1 million, the AJC's Rodney Ho reports on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog.

Ski, 53, who returned to V-103 as weekday host last week, divorced his wife of 20 years, Tanya Parker, in 2015 and recently remarried.

Last year, Parker filed a motion of contempt in state court after Ski fell behind on child support payments for their three high school-age sons Blake, Harrison and Franklin.

Bankruptcy doesn't protect a man's assets from family court.

Blake Harrison Frank Ski and Franklin

A previous story on the AJC painted a rosy picture of Frank Ski and Parker's amicable divorce and co-parenting duties. He had nothing but praise for his ex-wife.

“We’ve always maintained a great friendship,” he said in an article published in June 2017. “They definitely got her brains. It wasn’t mine. I was the C student. They get their sense of discipline from her, they get their sense of order from her.

"The kids are definitely both of us," he added. “You’ve got to be able to work together, keep the kids first."

Parker agreed. “Seek God in all you do," she said. "Pray for patience and accept the things you can’t change. Always put the needs of the children first. Remember they are innocent, and can’t choose their parents, or make them stay together."

Never one to hide details of his personal life from his radio audience, Ski talked about his financial woes with co-host Wanda Smith on V-103 Wednesday morning.

Smith asked him whether ego may have played into some of his mistakes. He admitted that yes, that is true. “It’s hard to admit you fail,” he said. “I was arrogant.”

  • tintin

    his boys are handsome.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Good maybe he can get his finances st8. Chapter 7 can be a good thing

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    GOD has put in back n a place where he can make money now

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Sit Humble.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Bankruptcy doesn’t protect a man’s assets from family court.
    Sorry to hear you are going through something dude but you gots to take care of ya kids...

  • Scromes1212

    That's real. He was honest. Crazy how someone can be so talented and make so much money and be broke but that's life smh

  • Karen Brady


  • Renee26

    I cannot understand why some men have the mentality that if they are not with the mother then they no longer have to be financially responsible for the up you sneaky bastard!

  • Renee26

    Playing broke

  • datjerk

    Dude ain't broke

  • You Could Never

    Nice looking sons. Pay what you owe Frank.

  • Trey

    I dont think its that cut and dry....Its one thing to be a deadbeat...its another if the system is raping you.

  • imright

    i thought he had recently died.... ? who am i confusing him with ?

  • Kayke

    A dead guy

  • davine puddin

    They didnt settle their debts before the divorce? Wait til men find out they can no longer claim alimony on their how many people will forgo getting married. And because of child support men will start giving up their rights as adoption

  • bashi

    Exactly he’s just protecting his assets which will go to his children once he pass. His children still wins

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    OT: Wendy Williams health.
    She has been a bit "slow" talking on her show lately. She hesitates a lot. Graves disease is nothing to play with.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yep he thought his name carried more weight than it did. When he opened that club and it failed he should have known..

  • WutizstillHERE!


  • JRock

    Married the other woman, huh? Good luck with that.

    His sons are very handsome and look like they are good kids that don't get into "police gotta lock your ass up" kind of trouble.

  • TheOwley

    It put out Missy Elliot for a few years.

  • Shenanigans1

    Doug Banks

  • TheOwley

    Spousal and child support have become punitive and an industry for the receiver. A lot of these people, specially when it's a significant amount, just stop working or trying. I always say if you are rich, try surrogacy or sperm banks to get your children. They are yours 100% no matter who you marry, just don't let the spouse adopt them. Rely on your family of men and women to support and serve as role models. If you find the right person later on and who doesn't want kids, marry them with tight prenups.

  • Karen Brady

    I remember one night in 2009 Frank Ski hosting at Luckie Lounge and drooling and undressing my girlfriend with his big bug eyes looking and acting like an old perv. Bye Frank Sleaze. NEXT.

  • Karen Brady


  • MsPam

    LOL ?

  • Karen Brady

    Girl please. Looked like a damn fool.

  • shelly

    What happened between Ryan Cameron and his wife?

  • Lanegra??

    I was at an event he hosted and he was like put your hands up if your (vulgar word for a female lady part smells good)... I said smh sir.. Go home

  • justlooking

    That's too bad, did his ex wife have her own career?

    I've always wanted my own money,

  • Trace da Ace


  • MrsHBC

    Tanya was a radio host before moving to Atlanta. Tanya is very smart & savvy.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark


  • justlooking
  • justlooking

    During the the time she was married to Frank was she gainfully employed. This does not include charities and public appearances.

  • justlooking


    Burns me up

  • Vonn

    This is why I love the garden. I'm tickled.

  • Renee26

    Nope...I assume you are referring to child support or visitation. In my state men with little to no income have child support set around $15 a month. If a man can hustle up money for everything else they can pay that minimal child support. The children do not disappear and their needs don't stop and guess what else....what he doesn't pay someone else has to pick up the slack. Spending time with your children is free and 3rd parties can be brought in if the parents cannot get along. There's NO excuse for a man (or woman) to abandon his (or her) children financially or physically. Blaming the "system" is a cop out

  • Bonita


  • imright

    LoveBug Starski...died on the 8th...? thanks Google

  • Karen Brady

    Disgusting. Grown azz man with wife and sons at home.

  • Lanegra??

    The sad part is it was a mature sit down lounge. Not that the language belongs anywhere but I was thinking do do brown gotta chill.

  • the guest

    Actually, he could be reserving his assets for his new wife.

    I don't have sympathy for men who are behind on child support. And some men think child support is everything and all they should ever have to do for their children of former marriages.

    He's behind on child support and filing bankruptcy, sounds like he's more concerned with leaving his past behind and focusing on his new marriage more than he is about his children.

    Just because he speaks compliments about his former wife and children doesn't mean that he is really concerned. People, especially mid life crisis horny old men, are duplicitous and self serving.

  • the guest

    That's it right there in a nutshell.

  • the guest

    Too bad their father is ungrateful and selfish. Falling back on child support? If that man has gone out to one fancy dinner, bought one bottle of wine, purchased any new clothes, bought his new wife any gifts in the last six months and he's behind on child support then he is a selfish ungrateful POS of a father.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I heard it and before he could finish, I changed the station...

  • Bashi22

    How much behind child support that children are going to bed hungry or living on the street. Perhaps he's just re-evaluation his asset at this time. Im not saying he should support his kids at NO TIME maybe what was agreed upon during the dissolve of his marriagefrom previous wife, he cannot afford that amount at this time.However his kid still get money. Relationship dissolve all the time, It as nothing with him being married again. The new wife his a Doctor she got her own.

  • hottlanta

    He gets no tears from me. He be on the radio like he was father and husband on the year. I knew he fake from the beginning. Like I always say be careful who you take advice from. His first wife got her maiden last name back. That gotta hurt because he thought he was the ish and every woman wanted his last name.

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  • Omandesert

    I know a lot of broke doctors

  • Just here4 the comments

    fell behind in child support???? Not Frank Ski Mr. Father of the year.

  • ………

    Frank Ski is a whole nother hoe on his own. Extremely arrogant and wolf in sheep clothing. Atl is familiar with how he treated her and cheated on her. He paints thia picture perfect man and is NOT. Rumors swirl abt him and Puffy for years too. . oops! How you fall behind in CS paymebts but announcing big trips, engagements and marriage with expensive dinner dates. Hehe that's what happens when you post ish online. What a disaster when the new wife finds out what/who she got

  • ………

    And she operates the Frank Ski Foundation.. Typical ish. Beautidul smart sister put her life on hold to pursue family and be her husband biggest supporter. She so classy and elegant with everything she do that I've seen in public and she got other stuff under her belt too

  • ………

    I guess to maintain the morning slot the personalities must be MARRIED. Frank left during his divorce and RC took over... Now you ask abt his marriage and now Frank is back with a whole new woman engaged and maybe married lmao...

  • ………

    ? do do brown

  • justlooking

    That's shame and makes me question her being "savy" and "smart" I don't believe in that. You got have your own. JMO

  • bashi

    Maybe he ask her not to work he will take care of her. Men do ask their wives while they be the main bread winner.

  • bashi

    Too bad from them to miss managed their money. Doctors are always needed so it’s up to the Doctor to hustle and make themselves in better financial situation

  • Gotitbutsmh

    the new wife must be pissed. LOL

  • Gotitbutsmh


  • MrsHBC

    That does not matter, the point is she was a professional before becoming a stay at home Mom. Frank was always on the radio talking about he loves her being at home & taking care of Home. Tanya is very wise & well educated. I wish her nothing but the best. I’m glad she has gotten her life back after putting up with Frank’s constant infidelities.

  • justlooking

    It does matter.

    Your previous salary, and your education level in the courtroom it matters.

    I don't know them, and any woman worth her salt leaves when a man begins to cheat you should leave, but prior to that always stack your coins.

    My husband said I could stay home, but my granny rest her soul always keep your own money.


  • nick c

    Bankruptcy stops all enforcement action which can be dragged out for years.

  • Ant Hill

    hi tonya, you mad?

  • Ant Hill

    cause you silly rabbits want to use she support for your wigs, weaves, and personal expenses.

  • MrsHBC

    Tanya has a college degree...Frank does not. While married they decided for her to be at home. She has been in professional in the past and is one again.

  • ………

    IDK that woman from a can of paint. However, I have attend a few events she was present at and everyone always spoke highly of her and how horrible he treated her and his Hugh Hefner list of men and woman...oops.....