and Cardi B ’s relationship has been a whirlwind with a secret wedding, a cheating scandal and a baby girl. Offset
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper and the “Pure Water” singer
tied the knot in September 2017 after having their first date at Super Bowl LI in Houston in February of that year.
They announced that
they were expecting in July 2017 and welcomed baby Kulture in July 2018.
The twosome’s relationship was rocked, however, when videos surfaced that appeared to show Offset in bed with other women in December 2017 and January 2018. Though Cardi
stayed with her man at the time, she announced in December 2018 that the couple had split. “It’s nobody fault. I guess we grew out of love but we are not together anymore,” she said in an Instagram video at the time. “I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father.”
Two months later, she had a change of heart, however,
reconciling with the Migos rapper.
In September 2020,
Us Weekly confirmed that the “WAP” singer filed for divorce from her husband after nearly three years of marriage.
“Offset and Cardi both continue to put Kulture first through this troubling time,” a source close to the estranged couple exclusively told
Us following the filing.
Scroll down to take a look back at Cardi and Offset’s roller-coaster romance.
The couple had their first date at Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. “I told my publicist to tell him, because I was very shy, ‘Listen, if we gonna go on a public date together, you cannot make me look like a dumbass after this,’” Cardi recalled to
GQ in April 2018. “And he was like, ‘No, I really like her. I’m really feeling her.’ We was talking, we was making out. We didn’t f–k. After the Super Bowl, it got really serious because I feel, like, all eyes on us.”
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Cardi and Offset stepped out together for a date night at a Met Gala afterparty at 1 Oak in New York City.
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The Migos member joined his then-girlfriend on the song “Lick” from her mixtape
Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2. In the accompanying music video, they rapped together in a casino before almost sharing a kiss at the end.
Offset proposed to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper on stage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. She later showed off her 8-carat engagement ring on Instagram. “Jesus Christ I’m so emotional, @offsetyrn I loveee you so much,” she captioned the photo. “Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me … I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Lets make a lot shmoney and love together.”
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Multiple videos that surfaced online appeared to show the “Bad and Boujee” MC in bed with other women. He refused to discuss the allegations in an interview with
Rolling Stone, saying, “It’s my real life. It ain’t no gig. It ain’t no f–king game, you know what I’m saying?” A source later told Us Weekly exclusively that Cardi had “zero intention of leaving” Offset despite the scandal.
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Offset got a tattoo of Cardi’s name on his neck underneath his ink of Buttercup from
The Powerpuff Girls.
The “I Like It” rapper spoke out about her decision to stay with Offset after he allegedly cheated. “I know I look good, I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my s–t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why,” she told
Cosmopolitan. “I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision … It’s not right, what he f–king did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
After months of speculation, Cardi confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child with Offset, who is already the father of three children from previous relationships. She debuted her baby bump in a formfitting white dress during her performance of “Be Careful” on
Saturday Night Live. She later revealed that she is expecting a girl.
Love & Hip Hop: New York alum showed off her bump in a beaded gown by Jeremy Scott for Moschino at the 2018 Met Gala in NYC. She later attended the Versace afterparty with Offset.
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Cardi bared her baby bump while Offset kissed it on their joint
Rolling Stone cover. In the accompanying interview, the “I Like It” rapper revealed that she doesn’t mind being the fourth woman to have a baby with the “Walk It Talk It” hitmaker: “People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mom, [but] I know I’m not having a baby with a s–tty ass man.” She also joked that she “might even drink some red wine” at her baby shower.
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Hours after Offset called Cardi his “wife” on stage at the 2018 BET Awards, news broke that they secretly married in Atlanta on September 20, 2017. TMZ obtained a marriage license stating that Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar and Kiari Kendrell Cephus (the couple’s real names) “were united in marriage” by a minister one month before Offset’s public proposal. The bride later confirmed the news on Twitter: “One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. … I said I do, with no dress no make up and no ring! … at least ya can stop saying i had a baby out of wedlock.”
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“This is everything Cardi has ever wanted and she is already embracing motherhood fully,” a source exclusively told
Us Weekly on July 13, two days after the pair announced Kulture’s arrival. “Her mother and family members have been walking her through the first few weeks and she is cuddled up with her little girl at home.” The source added that Cardi and Offset are both “over-the-moon excited” and the rapper “feels like the first time he had a kid all over again.”
Cardi returned to the stage for the first time since giving birth to Kulture when she performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. “She is very private about Kulture,” a source told
Us. “Only very close family and friends have met her.”
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Offset bought his love a Lamborghini days before her 26th birthday. “Thanks daddy. I love you @offsetyrn ..LAMBTALK,LAMBTRUCK,” she captioned an Instagram photo of them posing in front of the new ride.
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Offset opened up to
Us exclusively on December 1 about his wife and daughter’s lavish lifestyle. “She’s flying private jets for baby girl to be with her,” he said. “She’s paying a lot of money, but it’s all love for Kulture. … A lot of new moms don’t know what to do. She’s learning fast. We’re growing together and it’s the best thing.”
Cardi revealed in an Instagram video on December 4 that she and Offset called it quits after more than a year of marriage. “Things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she told fans, adding that the former couple are still “really good friends.”
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Prior to opening up to fans about their decision to breakup, Cardi ditched her diamond engagement ring while on set for her new music video in Miami. The “I Like It” rapper was decked out in a silver rhinestone bikini, but the 8-carat piece of jewelry was noticeably missing.
Following news of their split, Offset’s alleged mistress,
Summer Bunni, spoke out about the situation and issued an apology to Cardi. “I have not messed with Offset since he had his baby. I didn’t know how serious his marriage was, you know … I feel ashamed,” she claimed to TMZ on December 5. “To Cardi B and to her fans and to her family and to her situation: these were never my intentions and I never wanted to break up a happy home or be a cause of someone just saying, like, ’F—k it,’ to get a divorce or anything like that..”
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Back to the stage! Cardi had her first post-split performance on December 7 at Jingle Ball in NYC. According to one Twitter user, her set — which included her hit songs “Drip,” “Money Bag,” “Backin’ It Up,” “Money,” “Motorsport,” “Be Careful” and “Bodak Yellow” — “was perfection.”
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didn’t hold back his feelings about his situation, tweeting on December 9, 2018, “F–K YALL I MISS CARDI.”
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Despite his longing, a source told
Us Weekly exclusively in December 2018 that the Grammy winner was not considering a reconciliation at the time. “Cardi is strong and going to take care of her daughter [Kulture] and work. She’s going to live the life she built,” the source said. “She’s not considering getting back with Offset. They have been through a lot together and both love Kulture deeply.”
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Offset humbled himself with a
public apology to the fashionista on Instagram on December 14. “I only got one birthday wish, and that’s to get my wife back, Cardi,” he said in a video clip. “We going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I wanna apologize to you, Cardi. You know, I embarrassed you. I made you look crazy. Doing things I ain’t have no business. I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been taking in, and I apologize. Breaking your heart, breaking our promise, breaking God’s promise, and being a selfish, messed-up husband. … I’m trying to be a better person. I wanna get this off my shoulders, I wanna get this off my back. I apologize to you, Cardi. I love you.”
Though the musician denied physically cheating on his wife, he admitted that the thought had crossed his mind. “I didn’t f—k that girl, but I was entertaining it. … I apologize and I love you. I hope you can forgive me. My birthday wish is just to have you back.”
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On December 15, Offset made a
grand gesture for his wife at her Rolling Loud Festival performance in L.A., unveiling a flower arrangement that read “Take Me Back Cardi” on stage for the whole audience to see.
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Two weeks after the pair had announced their split, they were
spotted on a Jet Ski together in Puerto Rico on December 21, 2018. The following day, the “I Like It” crooner made light of their reunion, saying in an Instagram Live video, “ I just had to get f—ked. That’s all.”
Offset showered his lady with
plenty of bling and expensive clothing that included handbags from Chanel and four Hermès Birkins for Christmas, despite their separated status.
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A source told
Us that Cardi (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) and Offset (real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus) were still in “ constant contact” in January 2019. “Cardi is focusing on Kulture and her work, but has such a deep love for him, there’s a very good chance they could be fully back together very soon,” the source said at the time.
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On January 31, 2019, Cardi B told a fan that the duo were “
working things out, baby.”
held hands on stage at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on February 10 as Cardi accepted her win for Best Rap Album. “Husband, thank you,” she said to Offset. “Nah, seriously he was like, ‘You want to do this album, girl. You going to have this baby and we going to make this album.’” The musician, in turn, kissed her hand.
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Offset opened up about their relationship to
magazine in February 2019. “It’s been good,” he told the publication. “We’re being more open to each other, raising our baby and Esquire taking things slowly.” Earlier that month, Cardi B voiced a similar sentiment to , telling the outlet, that she and her hubby were “ Entertainment Tonight taking it slow.”
Harper’s Bazaar cover girl posted a series of Instagram videos on February 14, 2019, that showed her wearing the 8-carart engagement ring she received from her spouse.
The Migos crooner
doubled down on his public apology to his wife with a track titled “Don’t Lose Me” from his first solo album, Father of 4, which was released on February 22, 2019. “And I apologize, you know what I’m sayin’?” he said in the original Instagram clip. “Breaking your heart, breaking our promise, breaking God’s promise, and being a selfish and messed-up husband, you know what I’m sayin’? I’m trying to be a better person.”
The “Money” rapper shared her and Offset’s
very first family pic with their little girl on Instagram on February 24, 2019, showing their daughter laying on her dad’s arm as she gazed up at her smiling mom. “PUNTA CANA. #@offsetryn KK 3 month old,” Cardi wrote of the sweet snap.
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“9/20/17 Happy marriage anniversary hubby,” Cardi wrote via Instagram in September 2019 in celebration of the couple’s second anniversary. “We keep learning and growing. That’s what marriage about.”
The Georgia native paid tribute to his wife via Instagram as well, writing, “Today is our anniversary nobody believed it was real. We got married without nobody knowing because it was only between us and God! Now we have beautiful Kulture and a big family. I love you 4ever and after life.”
After Tekashi 6ix9ine’s girlfriend, Jade, claimed she got a private message from Offset in December 2019, Cardi fired back and defended her man. “We look crazy … don’t mind us y’all we both sick and just woke up … anyways we not going to entertain bullsh–t,” she captioned an Instagram video addressing the drama, claiming Offset’s Instagram account was hacked.
The New York native then alluded to her husband’s past cheating allegations but remained on his side. “Babe, I know you’ve done some dumb s–t,” she added. “We been so good. We had a sweet weekend. Life has been good. He wasn’t going to play himself like that.”
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“Thank you papasotee,” the Hustlers actress wrote via Instagram in May 2020, alongside a photo of herself surrounded by over 20 boxes of luxury rose arrangements from Offset for Mother’s Day. The rapper also showed off her two new Hermès bags.
“Happy Mother’s Day. Since I met you it’s been love,” Offset wrote via Instagram as a tribute to his wife. “Thank you for my beautiful daughter she smart with attitude like you and talented like us both my kids and you help me become a better guy all around. Thank You WIFE !!!!”
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Cardi came to Offset’s defense in July 2020 after he gifted their daughter a Birkin bag for her 2nd birthday. “I’m not mad that Daddy bought baby a Birkin. She’s gonna match Mommy,” she said in an Instagram Story at the time, adding that because the couple are both “fly” their toddler is too.
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Us confirmed in September 2020 that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper filed for divorce after nearly three years of marriage. “Offset and Cardi both continue to put Kulture first through this troubling time,” a source told Us exclusively.