Cardi B and Offset’s relationship timeline full of ups and downs

Rappers Cardi B and Offset wed in 2017 and have two children together

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Cardi B and Offset have “No Limit.”

The two rappers first sparked romance rumors in February 2017, when they attended Super Bowl LI together. In October of that year, Offset proposed to the “WAP” artist during Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. However, this was after the couple had secretly wed on Sept. 20, 2017.

During an interview on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up, Cardi said she “never would’ve thought” that she’d marry a member of Migos.

“We’re very different from each other. Yin and yang for real,” she added. “But one thing that we like both love, we both love family. We are each other’s support system. I know that he backs me up a hundred percent and I back him up a hundred percent.”

Cardi and Offset have since welcomed two kids: a daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, and a son, Wave Set Cephus.

Despite having “a lot of love for each other,” the pair have had an on-again, off-again relationship. Cardi announced their split in 2018 and, after reconciling, Cardi filed for divorce in September 2020, which they later called off.

Now, the two still seem to have a hot-and-cold relationship, with Offset saying, “She always got my back, right or wrong. We both are on the same mission to make each other better,” just a month before accusing her of cheating. He later admitted that Cardi didn’t cheat on him.

From their first date to the birth of their kids, here’s everything to know about Cardi B and Offset’s relationship.

January 20, 2017: Cardi B releases the song “Lick” featuring Offset

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Offset collaborated with his soon-to-be girlfriend Cardi on “Lick.” The single was featured on her mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2, which was released on Jan. 20, 2017.

February 5, 2017: Cardi B and Offset go on their first date


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It all began in February 2017 when Cardi and Offset went on their first date to Super Bowl LI. “My first date, I went big,” Offset said during an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2021. “I wanted to do something that was not normally done, you know what I’m saying? I wanted to have fun … so I took her to the Super Bowl.”

“I told my publicist to tell him because I was very shy, ‘Listen, if we gonna go on a public date together, you cannot make me look like a dumbass after this,'” Cardi told GQ. “And he was like, ‘No, I really like her. I’m really feeling her.’ We was talking, we was making out. We didn’t f—.”

Things escalated after the annual event, considering the couple’s respective power status. “After the Super Bowl, it got really serious because I feel, like, all eyes on us,” she said in the same interview.

May 1, 2017: Cardi B and Offset attend a Met Gala afterparty together

Cardi and Offset sparked relationship rumors when the hot-and-heavy couple was spotted enjoying themselves at a Met Gala afterparty.

May 16, 2017: Cardi B releases a music video for “Lick” featuring Offset

The then-rumored couple performed alongside each other and teased fans with an almost-kiss at the end of the music video for Cardi’s song “Lick.”

October 27, 2017: Offset proposes to Cardi B during a concert in Philadelphia

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And just like that, it was official: On Oct. 27, 2017, the Migos rapper got down on one knee and popped the question (with a larger-than-life sparkler in hand!) to his love in the middle of a Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia — and she said yes.

“I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you,” Cardi wrote on Instagram following the surprise proposal. “Lets make a lot shmoney and love together.”

January 2018: Cardi B addresses rumors of Offset cheating

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Two months after his public proposal, Offset was caught in the center of a cheating scandal after videos surfaced showing the rapper in bed with multiple women. While he refused to address the allegations in his Rolling Stone interview, Offset reminded the reporter that it’s his “real life.” He added: “It ain’t no gig. It ain’t no f—— game, you know what I’m saying?”

Cardi, on the other hand, took a much more direct approach by tweeting her thoughts on the matter. “No, it’s not right for a [n—-] to cheat…But what you want me to do?” she wrote. “Go f— me another n—-? Start all over again and get cheated on again? This s— happens to everyone and I be too, you too…People handle they relationship different soo.”

January 14, 2018: Offset gets Cardi B’s name tattooed on his neck

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Presumed tension seemed nonexistent in January 2018 when Offset declared his adoration for the Invasion of Privacy rapper in the form of a neck tattoo of her name.

In an Instagram video posted on The Shade Room, an unidentified hand with long pink nails that many assumed belonged to Cardi B pushed the rapper’s hair aside to reveal his new tats, including the tattoo spelling out Cardi B’s name and the Powderpuff Girls.

February 2018: Cardi B speaks out about Offset’s rumored cheating

The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker opened up about her fiancé’s alleged infidelity in a February 2018 interview with Cosmopolitan.

“I know I look good, I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented,” she began. “I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. “But I want to work out my s— with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.”

The New York native also criticized the media scrutiny surrounding her personal life.

“I’m not your property,” she told the magazine. “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—— did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”

April 7, 2018: Cardi B reveals she and Offset are expecting



After weeks of pregnancy speculation and clap-backs from the star — who famously responded to an inquiring fan by saying, “No bitch I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.” — Cardi took to the Saturday Night Live stage for a performance and confirmed her pregnancy.

The camera slowly panned down as the star performed “Be Careful” during her second set. Cardi proudly displayed her growing baby bump onstage in a custom white Christian Siriano dress.

June 2018: Cardi B and Offset appear on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’


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Rolling Stone‘s June 2018 cover featured Offset kissing his ultra-glam fiancée’s bare baby bump. Although this was Cardi’s first pregnancy, the pair’s first child together would be the fourth for Offset, who is father to three children from previous relationships.

“People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mom, [but] I know I’m not having a baby with a s—- ass man,” the “I Like It” star told Rolling Stone.

June 24, 2018: Offset refers to Cardi B as his “wife” at the BET Awards


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Offset led social media into complete hysteria after he referred to Cardi as his “wife” at the BET Awards in June 2018. Hours later, TMZ obtained the couple’s marriage certificate, which states the couple tied the knot in Atlanta months prior, on Sept. 20, 2017.

Despite initial hesitance to share details on the married pair’s special day, Cardi confirmed the news on Twitter: “One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. … I said I do, with no dress no make up and no ring! … at least ya can stop saying i had a baby out of wedlock.”

June 2018: Cardi B and Offset host a baby shower


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In late June 2018, the spouses celebrated their baby girl on the way at an extravagant shower in Atlanta. The theme was Bardi Shower: A Bronx Fairytale.

Friends and family danced the night away amid tons of pink and white flowers, pink balloons and more. The chic soirée also featured a full band, a children’s book library for the couple’s bundle of joy and a “Bardi Baby Bodega,” where guests could grab various refreshments and other products.

July 10, 2018: Cardi B and Offset welcome their daughter, Kulture

Cardi and Offset welcomed their first child together, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, on July 10, 2018.

She announced the news on Instagram with a nude maternity photo.

September 20, 2018: Cardi B shares a photo from her wedding with Offset to mark their one-year anniversary


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In September 2018, Cardi shared a throwback photo on Instagram from their low-key wedding to celebrate their first year as husband and wife.

She captioned the photo, “TBT …September 20th.” Cardi and Offset could be seen holding hands with their heads bowed as a woman — likely the officiant — stood in the background.

October 2018: Offset surprises Cardi B with a Lamborghini for her 26th birthday


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In October 2018, Offset faked a medical emergency so his wife would immediately come back home to Atlanta. Turns out, he was plotting to surprise Cardi with a new Lamborghini for her 26th birthday.

“So I was going to LA and motherf—— called me talking about, ‘It’s an emergency,'” Cardi recalled in an Instagram video on Oct. 5. “I gotta go to Atlanta because Offset fainted and s—, and I’m just like, ‘Oh my God, what is going on?’ “And look — look what I got here! I’m so happy.”

Then she turned the camera around to show off her new Lamborghini, which had a red bow wrapped around it.

October 2018: Cardi B shows off Offset’s custom jewelry cases on Instagram


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Cardi proudly showed off Offset’s custom Louis Vuitton jewelry cases hand painted with a portrait of his wife wearing a bra and briefs, along with an inscription of his four children’s names — sons Jordan and Kody and daughters Kalea and Kulture.

Though Cardi deleted the video clip from her Instagram account, in it, she said, “So this is my hubby’s watch case. This is baby’s names. And this is his other jewelry case and I feel so special! Aw babe! So cute. That’s Bartier Cardi. Her name is Bartier Cardi.”

December 5, 2018: Cardi B announces that she and Offset have split

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On Dec. 5, 2018, Cardi announced on Instagram that she and Offset had split. “We got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she said.

She continued, “It’s nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love, but we are not together anymore. 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.”

January 2019: Cardi B and Offset reunite

After breaking up, the couple decided to try to work on their relationship again and got back together in January 2019. By Valentine’s Day, Cardi was showing off the extravagant gifts her husband had showered her with, which included two new Hermès tote bags in bright purple and orange.

“I love you daddy ❤️❤️Happy valentine day ❤️,” the “Please Me” rapper wrote alongside a video of her opening up the gifts. She said in the video, “Oh yes, and I wanted an orange so bad.”

To top off the special day, Offset had dinner flown into Chicago from Cardi’s favorite restaurant in N.Y.C. The couple was in the Windy City attending the NBA’s All-Star weekend.

May 12, 2109: Offset showers Cardi B with gifts for her first Mother’s Day

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Offset continued to celebrate Cardi, this time for Mother’s Day. The rapper showered his wife with flowers and luxury designer handbags, and she shared a photo of her gifts on Instagram.

“Thank you papasotee ❤️,” Cardi captioned the photo of herself holding her two new Hermès Birkin bags in lime green and turquoise shades.

In the photo, Cardi sat on the floor surrounded by approximately 29 boxes of preserved roses from Rose Box flowers, which retail for $429 a box. (Yes, that’s upwards of $12,000 in dyed blooms!) As for the Birkins, those size and colorways retail anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000.

July 10, 2020: Cardi B and Offset celebrate daughter Kulture’s 2nd birthday


Cardi and Offset celebrated their toddler with sweet birthday shout-outs on Instagram. The parents posted photos of a happy Kulture posing in a bright-pink tutu, remarking on how fast time flies.

“My Beautiful Baby KK you are a prize from God,” Offset captioned the snapshot. “thank you @iamcardib for this blessing 2 years went by so fast God is the Greatest.”

Cardi shared a video of Kulture dancing as the proud mom and others shouted, “Go, Kulture, it’s your birthday.” The birthday girl smiled as she waved her hands in the air and danced in her all-pink outfit.

“BIRTHDAY GIRL 🌸🎀🎀🎀🎀 7/10/18,” Cardi captioned the clip.

On her Instagram Story — where she shared more dress-up fun with her little one — Cardi also lamented about mentally processing her daughter getting older, writing: “She don’t know how f—– up in emotions and tears I am today. My baby deadass turning 2 today.”

September 2020: Cardi B admits her marriage with Offset can have “a lot of drama”

In a 2020 interview with ELLE, Cardi admitted that her relationship with Offset can have “a lot of drama” at times, however, they still share a solid bond that keeps their marriage strong.

“I don’t really like talking about love much, but I feel like I have to do it, just because I want people to know a little bit,” Cardi told the magazine. “There’s always rumors about me and my husband, and I feel like people would rather start rumors because they want me to be heartbroken. They want me to be hurt.”

She continued: “I do know that my relationship has a lot of drama and everything. But there’s a lot of love, there’s a lot of passion, there’s a lot of trust, there’s a big friendship. It’s always us against the world.”

The rapper also joked that if everyone is curious about her relationship then she’s going to “put it in the f—— music and you can buy it too.”

“I’m not going to give it to you all for free,” she added.

September 15, 2020: Cardi B files for divorce from Offset

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After three years of marriage, Cardi filed for divorce at an Atlanta courthouse on Sept. 15, 2020, reportedly after finding out that Offset had been unfaithful yet again.

October 10, 2020: Cardi B and Offset are spotted kissing at her birthday party

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Just weeks after filing for divorce, the pair were spotted kissing at Cardi’s birthday party on Oct. 10, 2020. In a video posted to Twitter on Oct. 15, she clarified the status of her relationship.

“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,” she said. “And it’s really hard to have no d—. And it’s just like, I don’t know.”

She added, “We’re just really, really, really just typical two young motherf—— that got married early. That’s just what we are…. We’re no different than y’all’s dysfunctional ass relationships.”

November 2, 2020: Cardi B and Offset call off their divorce

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Cardi B officially called off the divorce, confirming the couple’s reconciliation.

On Nov. 2, 2020, a judge in Fulton County, Georgia, dismissed the case “without prejudice” nearly two months after the “WAP” rapper filed for divorce from the Migos member.

June 27, 2021: Cardi B reveals that she and Offset are expecting again

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Cardi had a big surprise at the 2021 BET Awards: her second pregnancy.

The rapper revealed the news while performing with Offset and Migos. After the trio finished “Straightenin,” Cardi joined the group for “Type S—.” Appearing on stage in an embroidered Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit, a sheer panel in the abdomen exposed Cardi’s burgeoning belly. Stylist Kollin Carter gave a behind-the-scenes look at the ensemble, which also included matching leggings and shoes.

July 10, 2021: Cardi B and Offset celebrate daughter Kulture’s 3rd birthday

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In July 2021, Cardi and Offset celebrated their firstborn on her 3rd birthday in big style.

Cardi shared various photos and videos from the event on her Instagram Story, which featured an outdoor petting zoo, a balloon tunnel, Disney princesses, a towering birthday cake, a ball pit and bowling lanes, among other features.

Cardi and Kulture both donned matching pink gowns for the special occasion, while proud dad Offset opted to wear a black and white three-piece suit without a jacket.

September 4, 2021: Cardi B and Offset welcome their son, Wave

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The couple welcomed their second child together, a son, on Saturday, Sept. 4, Cardi announced on Instagram on Sept. 6. The couple did not reveal their son’s name, Wave Set Cephus, until April 2022.

Cardi shared the exciting news alongside a photo of her cradling her baby boy in her hospital bed while sitting next to Offset. In the picture, Cardi and Offset look lovingly down at their son while the “WAP” singer sits underneath a Louis Vuitton blanket.

“9/4/21🦕💙🧸,” Cardi captioned the sweet family photo.

“We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son,” the couple said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. “He is already loved so much by family and friends, and we can’t wait to introduce him to his other siblings.”

November 19, 2021: Cardi B says Offset is a “hands-on” dad

During an appearance on Good Morning America, Cardi said that Offset had been a very “hands-on” father to their two children.

“He is definitely hands-on,” Cardi said. “Sometimes he just gets too hands-on. I be like, ‘Listen, I got it. I know what I’m doing, too. This ain’t my first rodeo anymore,'” she joked.

December 13, 2021: Cardi B gifts Offset $2 million for his 30th birthday

Offset celebrated his 30th birthday on Dec. 13, 2021, and to mark the occasion, Cardi shared a series of throwback photos and videos of the couple on Instagram.

In the caption, she thanked him for being a loving father and husband. “Happy birthday to my huuuuusband, best friend and babydaaadddyyy 😩😂😂 ,” she started the post.

“I love you so much and I’m so proud of you. We have overcome so much together. I love the man that you’re becoming and I love the father that you are,” she wrote. “Thank you for always being there for me, for being a great confidant and advisor and for never allowing me to sell myself short ❤️.”

The following week, Cardi threw Offset a sneaker-themed 30th birthday party and presented him with a giant $2 million check for his birthday for his “business ventures coming in 2022.”

February 14, 2022: Cardi B and Offset celebrate an over-the-top Valentine’s Day

Cardi and Offset celebrated Valentine’s with a series of grand gestures for each other.

A few days before the holiday, they each tattooed their wedding date on the other. Footage from the tattooing aired on Cardi’s Facebook Watch show, Cardi Tries.

“You’re supposed to trust me – I’m your wife!” Cardi said before inking her husband, to which Offset cheekily replied, “I trust you, but baby, you don’t know how to draw.”

Next, on Feb. 14, Offset filled their home with roses, with Cardi sharing the display in an Instagram Story. Lastly, Offset topped off the holiday by gifting his wife six Chanel bags.

“This is why we keep having kids. I love you,” Cardi said in her Instagram Story.

March 16, 2022: Cardi B and Offset match in Burberry jackets for date night

On March 16, 2022, Cardi shared a series of photos on Instagram before date night with Offset.

The photos showed the couple dressed for cold weather in matching Burberry jackets.

May 9, 2022: Offset and Kulture celebrate Cardi B for Mother’s Day

Cardi shared a video on her Instagram Story featuring her, Offset and daughter Kulture preparing for a Mother’s Day party at Kulture’s school.

“You ready for your school party – your Mother’s Day party?” Cardi asked Kulture in the video while Offset sang a short tune in the background, to which the tiny tot answered, “Yes!”

July 10, 2022: Cardi B and Offset celebrate daughter Kulture’s birthday with a party and $50,000 gift

Offset shared a moment from Kulture’s birthday on his Instagram Story, showing her leaning out of a black SUV window and talking to her dad while holding a stack of cash — a small part of what Offset claimed was a $50,000 gift to the 4-year-old.

The family also celebrated Kulture’s birthday with a mermaid-themed party where Cardi and her little girl wore matching outfits for the party.

“I got your back, your front and sides 💗🎀🧜🏾‍♀️…..BIG 4🥺,” Cardi captioned the photos from the party.

May 25, 2023: Offset reveals that Cardi B helped him quit Codeine

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Offset revealed that he stopped taking codeine, crediting Cardi B with inspiring him to quit the habit. “She always got my back, right or wrong. We both are on the same mission to make each other better,” he told Variety.

“We are a great team,” the rapper continued. “We’re a powerhouse at this point — icon status. We believe in God. We believe in family. We’re always going to keep winning.”

June 26, 2023: Cardi B responds to Offset’s Tweet accusing her of cheating

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In a since-deleted Instagram Story, Offset alleged that Cardi B cheated on him. “My wife f—ed a N—- on me gang yall n—- know how I come,” the post read.

Cardi responded by posting a Twitter Space conversation in which she sang the first verse of Keyshia Cole’s “I Should Have Cheated.” She then told listeners, “That motherf—er spiraling and thinking s—.”

“Please boy, stop acting stupid. Stop acting stupid,” she addressed Offset directly. “Going crazy over a f—ing Space. Don’t play with me. What the f—. Stop playing. That’s all I’m gonna motherf—ing say.”

July 27, 2023: Cardi B and Offset collaborate on new song

A month after Offset accused Cardi B of cheating, the couple collaborated on a song titled “Jealousy.” The track’s cover art features an image of Cardi B with her hand in Offset’s face as she turns to walk away from her husband.

July 31, 2023: Offset sets record straight about Cardi B cheating allegations

In an interview with Angela Yee, Offset shared that Cardi B didn’t cheat on him, despite his claims on Instagram.

“That’s my wife. I love her to death,” he said. “If you got a New York woman, you know she’s a pitbull at the mouth. She get crazy at the mouth a little bit, and I was really lit that night. We [were] going back and forth and I was like, ‘Watch this.’ “

September 20, 2023: Cardi B and Offset celebrate five years of marriage

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On their fifth wedding anniversary, Offset had his and Cardi B’s home decorated with massive bouquets of pink flowers and dozens of candles.

“Thank you for the flowers, the empowerment, the protection and for being a great father to our children… I love so many things about you,” the “WAP” singer wrote on Instagram.

She continued: “I love the fact that I’m with a grown a– man that’s going to provide, protect and help both of us GROW and can handle my mouth ,my attitude,my confidence my weakness and all this A–!!”

In his own Instagram post, Offset said: “Since I met you I grown to become a better man no matter what you have my back and I can trust you with my life blessed to have a loyal strong woman on my side…you are my safe place in this crazy world.”

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