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Offset and Cardi B: The Relationship Timeline Of The Power Couple

BY Abena Dzaka December 7, 2023 3:07 PM EDT
Photo Credit: ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 28: Cardi B and Offset attend Hawks vs Nets After Party at Gold Room on February 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage

The dynamics of the relationship between stars Offset and Cardi B have been very unpredictable.

Since the couple’s early 2017 start in their love life, there have been several high-profile joint releases, cheating scandals, a secret marriage, and two children – Kulture Kiari and Wave Set Cephus.

As a result, Afrobeats+ has put together a comprehensive timeline of Offset and Cardi B’s relationship, covering everything from their divorce filing and beyond.

The Beginning: February 2017

The couple was first spotted holding hands in public at the Super Bowl that year. Additionally, Offset streamed a live video in which Cardi B made a cameo. The said video was later reposted by a fan account. Cardi B shared an Instagram video of herself and Offset on Valentine’s Day – based on the couple’s attire and the video’s background, it was inferred that it was from their exciting date to the Super Bowl. This was when the dating rumors started.

But in a Fader interview, Cardi clarified, “I’m not saying I’m dating an Atlanta guy,” and Offset refuted the rumor in an April 2017 Migos interview with Tim Westwood. Together, the two lovebirds denied a potential relationship. But in May 2017, the couple was spotted together at the 1 Oak nightclub following the Met Gala, and in August 2017, Cardi dispelled engagement rumors in a since-deleted Instagram post of a video of her showing off a huge ring on her pinky finger, which was shared by Offset.

First Breakup Rumor

On October 21, 2017, Cardi B posted two since-deleted Instagram photos, captioning one of them “single” and the other, “Peace nikka,” which fueled rumors that she and Offset were no longer together. However, Cardi B responded to the breakup rumors the following day with a string of amusing tweets.

Offset Proposes to Cardi B

Amid a packed house at Philadelphia’s Powerhouse for Power 99, Offset proposed to the Bronx rapper live on stage. Naturally, the audience erupted, and Cardi B accepted.

The first cheating rumor

On December 24, 2017, a video purportedly featuring Offset and a nude woman in a hotel went viral. The rapper for Migos allegedly said that someone had hacked into his iCloud. A few days later, Celine Powell, a model, announced that she was expecting Offset’s child. Cardi appeared in public on New Year’s Eve going into 2018 without her engagement ring.

Getting Inked

On Jan. 14, 2018, Cardi revealed Offset’s new “Cardi B” tattoo and caressed his neck in an Instagram video that has since been removed.

Secret Marriage

Taking to Twitter, now known as X, on June 25, 2018, Cardi B recounted the impromptu tale of her September 2017 marriage to Offset. The Bronx rapper concluded her statement with a further message for her critics, even though there was no ring or dress involved. She wrote, “Well, at least you can stop saying I had an unwed baby now that you nosey little f-ks know.”

Baby Kulture Arrives

Based on the information provided, Cardi’s baby was born on July 10, 2018, and was named Kulture Kiari Cephus. The couple named their new daughter in honor of Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus.

Cardi Addresses Second Cheating Rumor

In an interview with W on October 9, 2018, Cardi B said, “When I got married to my dude, we still had a lot of doubts because our relationship is not like everybody else’s. I traveled constantly, and he did as well. We are creative people. I used to see him about twice a week, and I’m known for not taking sh*t from guys, and he’s known for seeing different women. However, we cherished one another and were afraid of losing one another.”

Cardi Announces Her Split From Offset

After a protracted and emotional journey, Cardi B announced her split from Offset on December 5, 2018, via an Instagram video.

She wrote in the now-deleted Instagram video’s caption, “There you go, peace and love.” However, on December 9, 2018, Offset used a single, succinct tweet to express his feelings to the world about the breakup: “F—YALL, I MISS CARDI.”

Cardi and Offset Reconcile and Lay Down New Relationship Rules

Information that was available at the time stated that Cardi was making her first trip back to their Atlanta home since her breakup with Offset on January 31, 2019. Cardi shared a screenshot of her FaceTime call, in which Offset was kissing Kulture, on Instagram stories. She wrote, “I want to go home.”

Cardi Files for Divorce

According to the Fulton County Magistrate in Georgia, Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset on September 15, 2020, following their three-year marriage. The real names of Cardi B and Offset are revealed in the filing on the Fulton County website regarding their contentious divorce case, “Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar vs. Kiari Kendrell Cephus.” Two months later, Offset’s attorney affirmed that on November 2, 2020, Cardi B’s divorce case was dismissed. But on the website of the Fulton County Magistrate, the divorce was dismissed without prejudice.

Baby Number 2 was announced

Cardi announced that she and Offset were expecting their second child on June 27, 2021, when she performed with Migos at the 2021 BET Awards, and Carli gave birth to Wave Set Cephus, the couple’s second child, on September 4, 2021.

Offset accuses Cardi B of cheating.

Offset appeared to have posted and swiftly removed an Instagram story a few hours prior, claiming that his wife had cheated on him. The rapper refuted Offset’s purported accusations that she had cheated on him on Twitter Spaces. saying in a three-minute clip, “You all, don’t pay attention to that countryman.” ‘Can’t—regular-regular-singular,’ she sings after starting to sing Keyshia Cole’s “I Should Have Cheated.” They’re going to use the singular “can’t” because they’re telling the world. Additionally, since they’re going to tell me about the industry, please tell me as well. Stupid, please, boy, stop acting stupid, were her final words. 

Re-Established Trust 

During his appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast on October 18, 2023, the Migos rapper shared his story of rebuilding trust with Cardi B following his infidelity.

“You mean, first of all, by honoring her position?” Tell host Alex Cooper, Offset said. Give up being self-centered. Be committed to this woman because you are married to her. In addition, much like talking about s–t more openly, Tell me if you don’t like any of it. If there are any parts I don’t like, I will let you know. We converse, and dialogue is essential. Not exchanging f-ks s-t up.

A new separation rumor

The hit song “Bongos” singer hinted at trouble in a few Instagram Stories on December 4, 2023. She first wrote the phrase “You know when you grow out of relationships” in an all-text message. She immediately followed that up with another that said, “It’s important to put my own needs ahead of other people’s feelings.”

Following the mysterious messages, fans saw that she and her spouse, Offset, had unfollowed one another on the social media site, sparking rumors that the couple was having problems in their marriage once more. We’ll have to wait and see how things play out in the end.