Cardi B and Offset Are Expecting Their 2nd Child Together – inside Their Marriage's Ups and Downs

Manuela Cardiga
Jul 09, 2021
02:28 P.M.
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Cardi B previously filed for divorce from her husband Offset amid rumors that the Migos singer had cheated once again. However, the couple got back together and is expecting a child on the way.

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On September 15, 2020, mega-star rapper Cardi B filed for divorce from husband Kiari Kendrell Cephus, better known to fans as Offset, of the hip-hop trion, Migos.

Cardi B and Offset married secretly on September 20, 2017, and share a two-year-old baby girl, Kulture. Cardi B requested full custody of Kulture, who is her only child, and Offset's fourth.

Cardi B and Offset at the Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics game on November 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images

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A TEMPESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP

Cardi B and Offset presumably met sometime in late 2016, or early 2017, and started dating, but kept fans guessing about the real status of their relationship. In June, Cardi B coyly stated:

“It’s been a blessing, me meeting him [Offset] and meeting his friends. (...). And that motivated me to work even harder.”

Soon after, she was seen sporting a $60,000 chain which was a bespoke gift from Offset, and though she admitted to the relationship, she denied the swelling wave of engagement rumors.

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ENGAGEMENT

On October 29, 2017, Offset proposed on stage at a the Power 99's Powerhouse concert, getting down on one knee and popping the question with a dazzling $500,000 ring. Cardi B accepted his proposal and the fans went wild, but as it turned out, it was all theater.

Fans from all over the world congratulated the artist and her husband on the great news, with most shocked about the pregnancy.

The couple had already married secretly, a month earlier, but the honeymoon period turned out to be distressingly short. Two months after the theatrical engagement, a video surfaced that allegedly showed Offset in a hotel room with a naked woman. 

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To add insult to injury, shortly after the video debacle Instagram model Celina Powell posted a DNA test, which was later exposed as a forgery "proving" that her daughter, whom she named Karma Kiari Cephus, was Offset's.

Throughout the whole ordeal, Cardi B and the Migos rapper denied the cheating allegations, but she was seen without her engagement ring.

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BUYER'S REGRETS

What fans didn't know was that Cardi B was already pregnant with their daughter when she first spoke about the rumors of Offset's infidelities, while fans clamored for her to leave hi. In January 2018 she wrote in a now-deleted tweet:

“Why is it a problem that I want to take my time with a decision on my relationship? 

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Offset showed off a new tattoo in honor of Cardi B, and rumors that she might be pregnant started to surface. It looked as if the couple were once again in a good place.

However, Cardi B's single "Be Careful With Me" which was released in March sounded to fans like a warning shot across Offset's bow. She sang:

"Be careful with me/do you know what you doin'?/Whose feelings that you hurtin' and bruisin'?"

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PREGNANCY REVEAL

By April 2018 the pregnancy was far along, and no longer a secret. In May Cardi B was flaunting her baby bump, and dazzling on the MET Gala red carpet on the arm of designer Jeremy Scott.

Meanwhile Offset attended with his Migos group members. In June, the couple finally announced that they were already married and had been since September 2017.

Cardi B and designer Jeremy Scott at the MET Gala on May 7, 2018 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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WELCOMING BABY KULTURE

On July 10, Cardi B and Offset welcomed their baby girl, Kulture. Offset already had three children from former relationships, Jordan, Kody, and Kalea, and titled his first solo album "Father of 4" as a tribute to his offspring.

Cardi B revealed that she was caring for her daughter without the help of a nanny, and embracing motherhood and her hectic career.

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FIRST SPLIT

Sadly, little Kulture wasn't even six months old when the famous rapper and first-time mother announced that she was splitting from Offset in a December 5 Instagram post.

Offset shared his heartbreak and regrets very publicly on social media and even crashed Cardi B's performance at Rolling Loud, walking onto the stage with a floral arrangement spelling "Take Me Back Cardi."

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The attempt at a public reconciliation failed miserably when the Rolling Loud security quietly escorted Offset off stage, and Cardi B continued with her set as if nothing had happened. As for his public humiliation, Offset later tweeted:

"All of my wrongs have been made public, I figure It’s only right that my apologies are made public too."

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RECONCILIATION

A month later, Offset must have managed to talk his estranged wife around, because she moved back into their Atlanta home, and revealed that he had changed his cell phone and was now operating under a "no-groupies rule."

2019 saw the reconciled couple back at the red carpet together looking very much in love at the Grammys, where Cardi B became the first woman to win the Best Rap Album Award for "Invasion of Privacy."

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SECOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

The couple seemed to be on the right track, all their troubles forgotten, when they celebrated their second wedding anniversary, sharing adoring messages to each other on social media.Crdi B would later reveal:

"When me and my husband got into our issues (...) [but] when they say till death do us part, they not talking about little arguments." 

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Cardi B, who is deeply religious revealed that their reconciliation was mediated by a priest, who counseled them both and helped her overcome her anger, and her feelings of hurt and betrayal.

The rapper was unequivocal in declaring that monogamy was an essential component of marriage for her, a deal-breaker.

ADORING PARENTS

Cardi B and Offset frequently gushed about their adorable baby girl on social media, and little Kulture became something of a media star in her own right, especially after her mom started bedazzling her child with hundreds of thousands of dollars of bling. On Mother's Day, Offset showered Cardi B with roses, and a stunning Birkin bag.

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SUDDEN DIVORCE

It looked as if everything was peachy in the Cephus, but six days before their third wedding anniversary, Cardi B filed for a divorce in a Georgia court and claimed full custody of two-year-old Kulture.

Neither Offset nor Cardi B issued a statement concerning their divorce, but it seems likely that it was due to yet more cheating allegations that have been surfacing over the last year.

The court granted Cardi B a hearing on November 4, 2020. According to a source, "Offset and Cardi both continue to put Kulture first through this troubling time."

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TOGETHER AGAIN

In October 2020, a month after the reported divorce, Cardi and Offset allegedly reconciled, which the rapper confirmed during an Instagram Live session. According to Entertainment Tonight, Cardi said:

“It’s hard not to talk to your best friend. You know what I’m saying? It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend.”

On Valentine’s Day the following year, the couple shared a sweet photo of how they celebrated the evening with their daughter, Kulture. Offset made his wife especially happy by surprising her with large roses at the entrance of their home.

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Offset and Cardi B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on October 9, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

BABY ON THE WAY

A few weeks ago, Cardi announced that she is pregnant with her second child during the BET Awards. The “WAP” artist walked on stage and revealed her visible baby bump, followed by a post on social media.

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Photos of Cardi’s maternity shoot surfaced on the internet, where she exposed her bare body with her front painted in white. She captioned the post with the number 2, signifying that she was pregnant with her second child.

Fans from all over the world congratulated the artist and her husband on the great news, with most shocked about the pregnancy. Certainly, Kulture will be thrilled to have a younger sibling.

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