Cardi B has a new hit single (WAP) and a brand news status, single! The singer filed for divorce from her rapper husband Offset after just three years of marriage.
The Bodak Yellow hitmaker filed documents in Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia on Tuesday (15th) under their real names – Belcalis Almanzar and Kiari Cephus – as part of a divorce petition.
The couple married in a secret ceremony in 2017 and share two-year-old daughter Kulture.
In her divorce filing, Cardi B, 27, states she ‘is seeking primary physical custody as well as legal custody’ of the couple’s child. Additionally, the Bronx-born recording artist is also seeking child support.
The court documents state that ‘there are no prospects for a reconciliation’ and that the relationship is ‘irretrievably broken.’
However, the documents add that Cardi hopes the divorce ‘will be settled by agreement of the parties’.
With the incredible success of her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi’s assumed net worth is around $24 million, while 28-year-old Offset’s fortune is estimated at $26 million.
Despite what appeared to be an amorous relationship on social media, Offset’s last appearance on his wife’s Instagram was on August 20 when she shared a clip from his video, Need It.
And her husband’s infidelity appears to have been the breaking point for the female rapper.
A source told the press on Tuesday: ‘Offset has pretty much cheated the entire time but Cardi looked the other way because of the baby. She also didn’t want to be embarrassed. But she’s had enough.’
Cardi previously accused Offset of infidelity in 2018 just five months after the birth of their daughter.
After she declared they ‘grew out of love’ and were ‘not together anymore, Offset publicly pleaded with her to give him another chance.
In a lengthy post on his Instagram, he wrote: ‘We’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you go crazy.’
He went on: ‘I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been partaking in, and I apologize. You know what I’m saying? For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God’s promise and being a selfish, messed up husband.’
He added: ‘I’m trying to be a better person….. I apologize to you Cardi. I love you.’
The Georgia-born rapper was allegedly also involved in a sex tape scandal with another woman in 2017. Cardi and Offset did reconcile again, getting back together in 2019.
And earlier this year, in the January issue of Vogue, Cardi once again defended her decision to stay with Offset despite his cheating.
‘When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me,’ she told Vogue. ‘A lot of women felt disappointed in me.’
But, she explained: ‘If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation.’
Her most recent hit with Meg Thee Stallion reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard charts and has received more than 93 million streams online.
Offset, who’s real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, has three children with other women: Kalea Marie Cephus, Kody Cephus and Jordan Cephus.