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On Again, Off Again: A Complete Timeline Of Cardi B & Offset’s Rocky Relationship

today13 October 2020


Cardi B is riding high with the success of her latest hit ‘Wap’ alongside Megan Thee Stallion. However, her commercial success is marred by reports that the 28-year-old rapper is divorcing her husband, fellow rapper Offset, with whom she shares a little girl. Fans of the couple may be taken aback by the announcement – or they may not. After all, the couple has had a tumulous relationship over the past 3 years. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Don’t worry – we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the on-again, off-again power couple.


February 2017

It is said that when the pair met at an “industry event”, Offset didn’t hold back his interest in the Bronx native. Cardi B once talked about their encounter on a video she posted on Twitter, saying,


“He was very consistent. He told me how he’d been watching me for a long time, how he liked my music, and I have a lot of potential. I was like yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever.”

However, rumours that the pair were indeed an item started flying after they were seen attending the 2017 Super Bowl together. Nevertheless, at the time, the pair denied that love was in the air and instead told fans they were just friends

(Later, the 29-year-old Migos rapper would go on to tell Rolling Stone that this was their first official date.)


May 2017

While still “friends” and before ‘Bodak Yellow’ catapulted Cardi B to the forefront of rap, Cardi and Offset collaborated on the single, ‘Lick’. The single was released as part of Cardi’s mixtape, ‘Gangsta B**** Music, Vol. 2’ and the pair even released a music video for the track. Later on, Cardi went on to mention to Fader that she really liked a ‘boy’, which would be later understood by fans as Offset. She does praise Offset in the interview (without confirming the status of their relationship) saying that working with him and his friends was a “blessing”.


“I see how hard they work. And that motivated me to work even harder. And I see how good things are going for them and how popping it is to be number one. And I’m like, I want that. A lot of people just see they jewelry and they money, but I don’t think a lot of people see how hard they work for that s*** every single day.”


September 2017

In news that was only confirmed in 2018, Cardi B and Offset had secretly gotten married in September 2017. TMZ obtained the couples wedding certificate, which confirmed that they had indeed gotten married in Fulton County, Georgia. Later, Cardi took to her Twitter to share why she kept the wedding a secret.


“There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing to do but we was so in love we didn’t want to lose each other.”

The ceremony was so low-key, in fact, that she and Offset did not opt for the traditional wedding garb of a white dress and tux. Instead, without makeup or rings, the couple said their vows in tracksuits and alongside family.



October 2017

Instead, on October 27, 2017, Offset proposed to Cardi B at a concert in Philadelphia with a 20-carat diamond ring. At the time, because their marriage was still a secret, fans were elated by the public proposal – not knowing that they were in fact already married.






December 2017

Trouble in paradise as Offset is reportedly caught cheating on Cardi B. While Offset choose to stay mum, Cardi took to social media to respond to the rumours.


“This s*** happens to everyone. I’m going to make a decision in my own times with my heart and mind.”


January 2018

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi addressed all the backlash and criticism she received from members of the public who were not happy with her decision to stay with Offset following the allegations that he cheated on her. She stated,


“Everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem.’ I don’t have low self-esteem. I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want—any basketball player, football player. I want to work out my s*** with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision … It’s not right, what he f***ing did—but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”


Also happening at the time were pregnancy rumours, which the rapper vehemently denied…


April 2018

… only to confirm it months later during a performance. In her April 7th appearance on Saturday Night Live, Cardi appeared in a white dress while cradling her baby bump.



July 2018

The couple welcomed their first child together, Kulture Kiari Cephus, on July 10.


October 2018
On a night out turned ugly, Cardi B was accused of encouraging the people that were with her to attack two women who were present at the same establishment. The women said that Cardi’s people proceeded to start”throwing bottles and chairs”. At the time, it is said that Cardi believed one of the women to be involved with her husband Offset. As a result of the incident, Cardi was charged with assault and reckless endangerment with a jury indicting the rapper on 14 charges, including two counts of assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.



December 2018

Cardi announced on Instagram that she and Offset had broken up and were planning to get a divorce.


“So everybody been bugging me and everything, and you know I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now. And we’re really good friends and you know, we’re really good business partners—you know he’s always somebody that I went to to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time. ‘And it’s nobody fault. It’s just like, I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore. I don’t know it might take time to get a divorce, and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father and yeah.”


However, on December 15, Offset stormed her performance during the  Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles with flowers a sign pleading that she “Take [Him] Back”. Cardi was not impressed by this interruption.


January 2019

The couple are seen going on a romantic getaway during the Christmas holidays and soon announce that they were working on their relationship. In an interview with People, Cardi shared that her relationship is not for the public and that they are just a regular couple.


“I hang out with him, I talk to him every day and we do our thing. It’s just like — to make things perfect … it takes time. You know, hanging out doesn’t mean that you guys are on like a perfect note, it takes time. It takes time. And it’s a marriage and there’s a child involved and family involved.”



February – May 2019

When Cardi won the best rap album award for Invasion Of Privacy, she thanked both Offset and Kulture in her speech, saying:


“I want to thank my daughter. When I found out that I was pregnant, my album was not complete. I had like three songs. … We was like, ‘We have to get this album done so I can shoot these videos before I am showing.’ It was very long nights. You, husband, thank you. Nah, serious, because he was like, ‘You gonna do this album, girl. We gonna have this baby. We gonna make this album.'”


The pair also attended the 2019 Billboard Music Awards together and were seen being lovey-dovey.


July 2019

Offset dropped a new video for “Clout”, a song about how the couple were finding ways to delicately balance their relationship with their careers, released in his first album as an individual artist.


December 2019

Cardi opened up about her relationship with Offset in an interview with Vogue, explaining why she stayed with him even after the cheating scandal.


“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; a lot of women felt disappointed in me. But it’s real-life s***. 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.”



September – October 2020

Cardi B has officially filed for divorce from Offset. The multifaceted talent said that it wasn’t cheating that had taken its toll on the marriage but, rather, it was the fact that she “got tired of arguing.” Ahead of their three year anniversary, TMZ confirmed that Cardi had in fact filed for a dissolution of her marriage to Offset. The court documents reveal that the couple are living in a “bona fide state of separation” as their marriage is “irretrievably broken”. and there is “no prospects for a reconciliation”.  In her filing, Cardi also requested to have primary physical and legal custody of their daughter Kulture, as well as child support from Offset.

However, just recently, Cardi was seen kissing Offset on her birthday weekend, following his lavish gift of a custom black Rolls-Royce (with Kulture’s name embroidered on the seats). Also gifted to her is big, pink billboard with her and Kulture’s image on it alongside the words

“Happy birthday Mommy, Love Kulture,”

Written by: Marissa Anne

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