Cardi B and Offset’s three-year relationship has been nothing short of dramatic–the rapper even said so herself! From their public proposal, to high-profile pregnancy, cheating scandal, and now divorce, here is everything you need to know about Cardi B and Offset’s relationship.
Cardi B and Offset began dating in 2016 after meeting onstage in 2016. On September 20th of that same year, Offset secretly tied the knot; news of their nuptials didn’t break until June of 2018.
On July 10, 2018, Cardi B and her rapper husband welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Kulture Kiari Cephus. Additionally, Cardi filed for divorce from her rapper husband in Sept. 2020 but recently seen kissing at her October birthday bash.
2016: Initial Meeting | Cardi B and Offset
While details about Cardi B and Offset’s first encounter are uncertain, she claims they met at an industry event in 2016. Cardi recalled Offset being “very consistent” that night: “He really wanted to talk to me.”
January 20, 2017: Their First Track
As both artists’ musical careers were taking off, Cardi and Offset released “Lick” together early in 2017. At that time, the pair weren’t more than friends and collaborators to the public eye.
February 5, 2017: First Date at the Super Bowl
In what was arguably one of the most iconic first dates ever, Cardi B and Offset embarked on their romantic relationship at the 2017 Super Bowl. Offset revealed to Rolling Stone that he asked his publicist to arrange a group dinner with Cardi B before their official first date – which happened to be located in Houston! “That’s a power move,” Offset remembered of his efforts.
June 22, 2017: Meet “The Boy”
At her cover interview for the July 2017 issue of Fader magazine, Cardi declined to confirm or deny her relationship with Offset. However, she did give some hints when she referred to him as “the boy.” Cardi continued, “Meeting him and meeting his friends has been such a blessing – it motivates me even more!”
August 27, 2017: Cardi B Is Ready For a Ring
Cardi B has always had an opinion, so when she hinted at an engagement to Offset at the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in 2017, it came as no shock. “Every woman wants to get married and have children,” Cardi told Charlamagne Tha God at that time. “So if you want to propose to me now – go ahead.” Despite these comments though, she hadn’t confirmed her relationship with Migos rapper yet.
September 20, 2017: Secret Wedding
Unbeknownst to the public, Cardi B and Offset secretly tied the knot in Atlanta on September 20, 2017! They exchanged vows in their apartment with only Cardi’s cousin as witness – a secret that would remain secret for nine months until TMZ discovered a marriage certificate in June 2018!
On October 21, 2017: Cardi B Announces Her Single Status
Cardi B declared her single status on Instagram, though shortly thereafter she removed the post and called it “extreme.” On her next tweet, Cardi added, “Naaa but on a serious note I really loveee my man he was gifted to me from Jesus.”
On October 27, 2017: $500,000 Proposal
On October 27, 2017, Offset proposed to Cardi B onstage during a concert in Philadelphia (despite their engagement having taken place just one month earlier). He presented her with an extravagant 20-carat diamond ring that is believed to have cost half a million dollars.
January 2018: Cheating Rumors?
At the end of 2017, Cardi and Offset faced cheating rumors at their public engagement. Rumors swirled that Offset had made a sexual video with someone else; consequently, Cardi took to social media to defend her relationship with Offset and even declared mid-performance “I let a n—- know though… you pull that s— again, you gonna lose your wife”.
January 14th, 2018: Offset Signs His Contract
On Jan. 18, Offset proudly displayed some new tattoos: Cardi B’s name inked across his neck.
On April 7, 2018: Cardi Announces Her Pregnancy
On April 7, 2018, Cardi B revealed her growing baby bump during an appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Offset then shared on Twitter: “Cardi and I look forward to our next chapter together.”
On June 25, 2018, a Secret Marriage is Revealed
On June 25, 2018, TMZ reported the music power couple had been married for nine months! Cardi confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing, “There are so many moments I share with the world and some I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was still young – breaking up and making up was part of growing up together but we were so in love we didn’t want to lose each other.”
On July 10, 2018, Kulture Kiari Cephus Is Born!
On July 10th, Cardi B and Offset welcomed their first child together – Kulture Kiari Cephus – marked by an extravagant nude photo of the pregnant singer.
September 20, 2018: Celebrating Our One Year Anniversary
On their first anniversary, Cardi shared an exclusive photo from her wedding day – exactly as described a few months earlier. Offset and Cardi B even donned matching tracksuits to exchange vows!
December 4, 2018: The First Break-Up!
Cardi B shared on Instagram about her breakup with Offset: “We have a deep-felt love for each other, but unfortunately things haven’t been working out between us for some time – and that’s nobody’s fault,” she added. “I guess we just grew apart,” Cardi wrote alongside Offset’s post announcing their separation.
December 9, 2018: Offset Absent from His Wife’s Funeral
Four days after Cardi B broke up with him, Offset tweeted that he missed his wife.
December 15, 2018: A Public Apology
After Cardi revealed her relationship with Offset was fake, the male rapper took to Instagram to apologize for his conduct. In a video message, he said: “I know I embarrassed you. I was engaging in activities I shouldn’t have been.”
December 16: “Take Me Back Cardi”
Who could forget when Offset interrupted Cardi B’s set at Rolling Loud music festival to win her back? The rapper hopped onstage with a sign reading “Take me back Cardi.” Cardi seemed annoyed but later rumors circulated that she was aware of the stunt.
December 22,2018: Enjoy Your Vacation Time Off!
Offset’s gesture appeared to pay off as the couple were seen vacationing in Puerto Rico around the holidays.
February 10, 2019: Reunited Again
On January 31, 2019, TMZ reported the couple had reconciled. On Feb. 10, Cardi B and Offset made an emotional return to each other’s arms as they walked down the Grammys red carpet together. They exchanged kisses between each other as they made their way up the stairs; Offset even joined her onstage when she accepted her award for Best Rap Album!
On July 21, 2019: Cardi B Gets Inked!
After Offset debuted his Cardi B tattoo a year and a half prior, Cardi finally returned the favor by sporting her own ink: “Offset” written across her thigh.
December 2019: Overcoming Scandals
In her cover interview with Vogue last year, Cardi revealed the truth behind Offset’s cheating scandal: “I believe in forgiveness. Me and my husband prayed on it; priests came to us; it’s really us against the world now.” She concluded by noting: “And that’s when it hit us that this is really us against the world.”
September 15th, 2020: Cardi B Files for Divorce
Five days before her third wedding anniversary, Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset. According to documents obtained by TMZ, she is seeking primary physical custody of daughter Kulture and claimed the marriage had been “irrevocably broken”. Furthermore, according to E! News, the divorce papers declared the union to be “irrevocably broken” and she requested child support payments.
On October 10th, 2020: Birthday Bliss
Within one month of filing for divorce, Offset was seen at Cardi B’s 28th birthday celebration in Las Vegas. A series of Instagram videos featured the couple dancing and sharing some kisses.
November 2, 2020: Cardi Announces Her Divorce
Two months after filing for divorce and one month after a public display of affection, Cardi filed papers in Georgia to dismiss her previous motion, according to TMZ. However, she filed this dismissal “without prejudice,” meaning she can refile for divorce from Offset at any time in the future.