UPDATE: Cardi B has taken down the video in which she announced her split from Offset on Dec. 5, but you can read the transcript below.
ORIGINAL STORY: We’re blindsided. Cardi B and Offset’s affinity for PDA had us fooled, because they’re now calling their over one-year marriage quits! Cardi, 26, announced the news in an Instagram video on Dec. 5. “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,” she said. “We’re really good friends and you know, we’re really good business partners…he’s always somebody that I run to, to talk to. And we’ve got a lot of love for each other.” However, here’s where the “but” came in.
“Things have just not been working out between us for a long time. It’s nobody’s fault, I guess we just grew out of love,” the “Money” singer said. Cardi then made the BIG announcement: “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.” Watch the full video below! Offset, 26, even left one ominous comment underneath the clip: “Y’all won.” There were no rings on Cardi’s right hand, as seen in an Instagram Boomerang she shared right before posting the heartbreaking news!
No one saw this coming. Cardi and Offset, who share their four-month-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, just took the stage together at the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Inglewood, Calif. on Nov. 30. Their time on stage certainly didn’t hint at their failed marriage! The former couple shared a sweet kiss, and Offset even laid his hands on Cardi’s butt. “Thank you husband. He’s so fine,” she had told the audience. “That’s my baby daddy yo.” The Migos member was just as proud of the mother to his child in a recent interview!
“She’s flying private jets for baby girl to be with her,” Offset told Us Weekly at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. “She’s paying a lot of money, but it’s all love for Kulture. And that’s who she do everything for first and I respect it. She’s a new mom. A lot of new moms don’t know what to do. She’s learning fast.” Their relationship seemed more than fine, as he added, “We’re growing together and it’s the best thing.” Keep in mind that this interview took place just three days before the breakup announcement!
The news came so out of left field, some of Cardi’s followers think she’s crying wolf. “April Fools?” @antoniquesmith commented. Blogger @iamzoie wrote, “Not buying it sis!!! NOT BUYING IT AT ALL!!!” And @theonlyjasonlee chimed in, “y’all full of s**t.” We’ll keep you updated on how this separation develops!
HollywoodLife has reached out to Cardi B’s rep for a comment.