Darnell Cox,
Living Young Expert

I was born in 1968 in a small town in California’s Central Valley, one of five children to parents who owned and worked a small ranch. But because my dreams went beyond the borders of our town, I moved to Los Angeles where I graduated from Cal State Northridge and met the father of my three children. I loved being a mother – still do – yet I wanted to learn more about what makes people tick. So, juggling parenthood and student life, I graduated with my Masters in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2002.

Over the years, my children grew up, and my husband and I grew apart, but my girlfriends were always a big part of my life. And as we began aging, it became clear that we were all beginning to deal with the (emotional) gravity of life and the (physical) effects of the earth’s gravity. Indeed, it was at about Mile 14 of the LA Marathon (yep, ran that!) that I conceived of LiveYoungLifestyle.com: a website offering anti-aging advice, diet and nutritional information, healthy original recipes, exercise guidance, and skincare knowledge.

Since that time, I attracted the attention of thousands of readers, subscribers, viewers and one incredibly supportive man, now my husband and father to my step-son. He inspired me to take the leap into filming my experiences, thus creating Live Young Lifestyle’s YouTube channel: a place for all things anti-aging, from skincare, makeup, and exercise tutorials to healthy recipes and in-depth interviews and treatments with leading dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons.

Ever curious, I received my certificate in Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching and during the pandemic, I earned both my 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification and finished my second Masters degree, this one in Gerontology from U.S.C.

I have a growing presence on social media (@LiveYoungLifestyle) and film a weekly Saturday and Sunday Instagram Live hour-long show. l have since launched the first of my Live Young product line: Live Young Vitamins & Supplements, and I’m currently in development on a weekly television series that features the world of travel/health/wellness/beauty – with my friend and co-star, Paula Abdul.