A look at Cardi B and Offset's relationship timeline leading up to their divorce

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Cardi B and Offset
Cardi B and Offset
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International award-winning rapper Cardi B has reportedly filed for a divorce from her rapper husband Offset, according to TMZ. The couple had been married for three years and they have a two-year-old daughter, Kulture.

The pair secretly tied the knot in September 2017, and they kept their marriage discreet until 2018. The couple first broke up in 2018 and the reason behind the split was rumored to be Offset’s cheating, the same year Cardi B announced her pregnancy. Although the couple was followed by cheating scandals they both held on to their love for each other.

Here is a breakdown of their relationship over the years, leading up to their much-rumored divorce.

Cardi and Offset met in 2016

According to Elle magazine, Cardi B and Offset met in 2016 at an industry event where Offset pursued Cardi B, they didn’t start dating, however, until 2017 after the release of their joint song ‘Lick’.

In a video shared on Twitter, which dates to 2017, Cardi B confirms that they met at a music industry event and that rapper Offset was set on pursuing her the minute he saw her.

Offset asks Cardi B to marry him in 2017

The couple secretly got married and they kept their marriage a secret until TMZ found their marriage certificate which solidified their relationship as a couple.  The couple is rumored to have tied the knot at a low-key ceremony at the Fulton County in Georgia. Offset later in the year asked Cardi B to marry him on stage at a concert, although the couple had already been secretly married prior to his public proposal.

The couple is plagued with cheating rumors in 2018

It is alleged that the couple had broken up after rumors of offset cheating on Cardi B started making the tabloid headlines. It is also alleged that Offset did not only cheat on Cardi but that he also made a sex tape.  Speculations of Cardi B being pregnant started surfacing, but she brushed them off swiftly during this time. However, it was not long until TMZ got confirmation of her pregnancy via one of her staff members that accidentally spilled the tea on her secret pregnancy. She also revealed her baby bump during her Saturday Night Live performance.

On 11 June 2018 Cardi B and Offset welcomed their daughter Kulture into their growing family. Kulture has been the center of their union as they both have not shied away from celebrating their daughter.

On the 5 December 2018, Cardi B announced that she and her husband had split, in a video Cardi shared on her social media accounts, she announced that she and Offset’s relationship has not been working out for a long time. The Instagram account @commentsbycelebs shared the video on Instagram.

“Everybody been bugging me and everything, I been trying to work things out with my baby father for how many now, and we friends, we good business partners. His always somebody that I talk to and we got a lot of love for each other, but thing haven’t been working out between us for a long time and its nobody’s fault, I guess we just grew out of love,” she said.

Later Offset asked for Cardi B to take him back as his birthday wish and he apologized in a video, which he posted onto his Instagram page.

“I only got one birthday wish and that is to get my wife Cardi back, we are going through a lot of things right now. I want to apologise to you Cardi, I embarrassed you, I made you look crazy.  I apologise for breaking your heart, breaking our promise and breaking Gods promise and for being a selfish, messed up husband” he said.

Within the same month while Cardi B was performing at the Rolling loud music festival, Offset walked up on stage during her set and staged an apology with big ‘Take me back Cardi’ signs. Cardi B took him back as Offset vowed to change his ways.

The couple reconcile in 2019

The couple got back together in 2019 and had been working on balancing their careers together with their relationship. They also celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary and for some time, things seemed to be looking up for the couple.

Cardi B reportedly files for a divorce in 2020

Although things seem to have been looking good for the couple during the months of quarantine, it seems behind closed doors, the relationship was not flourishing as it appeared to be on social media.

Just days before their third wedding anniversary TMZ reported that Cardi B had filed for a divorce from rapper Offset and she has requested for full custody of their daughter Kulture.

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