Has two step-brothers (Greg and Antonio) and one sister (Gigi). Another 24-year-old sister, Angell Marie Poteat, is deceased. Temple's entertainment company, AMP Live Entertainment, Inc. is named in honor of her late sister.
Also attended Alamance Community College and studied computer technology at ECPI Computer Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Is an alumni of Cummings High School in Burlington, North Carolina.
Has one son, Tequan Richmond, who is also an actor.
Had a scholarship to play basketball at Elizabeth City State University but turned it down for various reasons.