September 17, 2019
Not only Chance the Rapper, is a very successful musician but also a romantic man: He knew he would marry his wife ever since he met her at nine years old.
During a recent interview that the singer-songwriter had with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, he talked about his second daughter, Marli Grace Bennett.
Apart from describing her face to Ellen so that she could draw a sketch, Chance the Rapper talked about his relationship with his wife, Kirsten Corley Bennet.
“Jesus teaches to care for your neighbor.”
He revealed that they got married in December last year but got their wedding on March 9, 2019. Ellen then asked him to tell the audience how the couple has known each other since they were nine years old.
Chance the Rapper said that his mother and Kirsten’s mother worked together in a real estate agency. One day, Kirsten’s mom through a Christmas party and invited Chance the Rapper’s family.
Since Kirsten loves to dance, she did a choreographed dance to “Independent Women Part 1” by Destiny’s Child during the party and, as soon as the musician saw her dancing, he thought, “let’s get married.”
In a Twitter thread shared in March this year, the musician dug into that day. His father told him to join the dancefloor, but he didn’t do it because it was her time to shine.
Instead, he moved to the back of the crowd and didn’t even introduce himself. Thankfully, destiny had everything arranged for them to get together and, eventually, get married.
Chance the Rapper added during the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she has been with him through everything, including the time when he was still not a famous, successful, and millionaire musician.
Ellen then thanked him for all the good deeds he has done, including donating $1 million to education and another million to mental health, and asked what has driven him to do it.
“A mixture of my parents and Jesus,” said Chance the Rapper. “Jesus teaches to care for your neighbor and care for people that aren’t necessarily your blood but still a part of your body because we’re all humans.”
Apart from that, he admitted that his parents influenced that aspect of his life, as well, as they taught him to help people in need whenever he could do it.
At the end of the segment, Ellen surprised Chance the Rapper with overalls for the entire family and a hat with the number 4 on it.
The final surprise was a plaque honoring that one of his sons, “Coloring Book,” reached 1.5 billion reproductions on Spotify.
After Marli’s birth, Chance the Rapper had to make a very difficult decision: postpone his tour.
He announced the news on Instagram next to a photo of his two daughters, explaining that he needed to spend time with his family before start working again.