Tyler Small Wiki: Hydeia Broadbent’s Husband

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Tyler Small is best known as the husband of Hydeia Broadbent who was an American HIV/AIDS activist. He has always been a supportive partner to Hydeia standing by her side as she worked tirelessly to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and advocate for those affected by the disease.

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Despite being in the shadow of his wife’s fame, Tyler has played a crucial role in her activism offering love and support throughout their marriage. Together, they have inspired countless people with their dedication to making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. On Facebook, her father Loren Broadbent announced her death and wrote,

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“With great sadness, I must inform you all that our beloved friend, mentor and daughter Hydeia, passed away today after living with Aids since birth. Despite facing numerous challenges throughout her life, Hydeia remained determined to spread hope and positivity through education around Hiv/AIDS”

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How Old Is Tyler Small?

Tyler Small is 40 years old, in 2024. Not much is known about his personal life. As a child, her wife Hydeia Broadbent appeared on a 1992 Nickelodeon special about HIV/AIDS with Magic Johnson, shortly after the basketball star shared his own HIV diagnosis with the world. Along with sharing her story on many TV shows, she also appeared on Oprah, 20/20, and Good Morning America.

Who Was Hydeia Broadbent?

Hydeia was adopted by Loren and Patricia Broadbent after being abandoned at a Las Vegas hospital by her birth mother. In 1987, the Broadbents found out that Hydeia was HIV positive.

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Three years later, Hydeia’s birth mother gave birth to another child at the same hospital, who also tested positive for HIV. The hospital informed the Broadbents and they had Hydeia tested for HIV as well with her results also coming back positive. She said her mission was,

“People think because I was born with HIV my story does not apply to them. Well, this same disease I am living with is the same disease you can get if you are aware and informed. I use my testimony as a warning of what you don’t want to go through.”


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