Cardi B files for divorce from Offset after 3 years of marriage

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  • Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset.
  • The couple have been married for three years and share two-year-old Kulture together.
  • A source said the WAP hitmaker has been struggling to trust Offset with many women coming forward with cheating claims. "She's had enough," they said.


After three tumultuous years of marriage, superstar rapper Cardi B filed for divorce on Tuesday from her husband, rapper Offset, according to court records.

The couple, who married secretly in September 2017, had already been through a well-publicised rough patch that resulted in her announcing their break-up almost two years ago.

"We got a lot of love for each other but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time," she said in a December 2018 video on Instagram, where she has some 75.5 million followers.

"It's just like, I guess we just grew out of love, but we're not together anymore."

But by about a year later the pair had reconciled and Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, told Vogue at the time that the split was over her husband's infidelity.

"We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way," she said.

Cardi B is seeking custody of two-year-old daughter Kulture and child support from Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus.

A hearing is set for 4 November, according to the Fulton County court in Georgia, which is Offset's home state.

Despite the turmoil in her personal life, Cardi B has rocketed to success from her humble origins in New York's Bronx.

Her 2017 hit Bodak Yellow brought her fame, and 2020 chart topper WAP brought her controversy.

The song is an unadulterated celebration of female desire brimming with graphic sexual metaphors that left American conservatives hot and bothered.

'IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN'

A source close to the couple told E! News "the divorce is very shocking to everyone around them" because they've been living together and co-parenting.

They added that Cardi's been struggling to trust Offset though. "She's really tried for the last two years and has tried to forgive him. It's been hard for her since the last cheating scandal and there have been rumours of him being unfaithful again.

"He has been pleading with her that he hasn't, but many girls have come forward with claims. She had enough and decided to file," the insider said, adding that Cardi "wants to be a good example for her daughter and women out there".

Another source spoke to People saying: "Offset has pretty much cheated the entire time [they've been together], but Cardi looked the other way because of the baby. She also didn't want to be embarrassed. But she's had enough."

In court documents, Cardi's legal team said the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and "there are no prospects for a reconciliation".

Compiled by Bashiera Parker