- Musicians Cardi B and Offset met in 2017 and got married that same year.
- The couple has been on-again,off-again for a few years.
- In 2018, the pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kulture.
- Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset in September and the two got back together in October.
- On Monday, Cardi B filed to dismiss her petition for divorce, according to court records obtained by Insider.
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The “Bartier Cardi” rapper Cardi B and Migos star Offset began dating in 2017, which is also the year they privately wed.
In September, after three years of marriage, Cardi B filed for divorce. On Monday, after getting back together with Offset in October, Cardi B filed to dismiss her petition for divorce, according to court records obtained by Insider.
Here’s a timeline of Cardi B and Offset’s relationship:
February 5, 2017: They sparked dating reports at the Super Bowl.
Cardi B and Offset set the internet ablaze when they were spotted sitting together at the 2017 Super Bowl.
Later, Offset would reveal in a Rolling Stone article that he had his publicist set the two up on a group hang in New York ahead of the big game, but that the Super Bowl was their first official date – a date Offset called “a power move.”
May 18, 2017: Cardi B and Offset starred in the video for “Lick.”
Cardi B and Offset dropped the video for their first musical collaboration, “Lick.”
Interestingly, they recorded and released the song a month before they’d ever met (it’s likely they recorded the track without ever meeting).
June 22, 2017: Cardi B publicly acknowledged the relationship.
Cardi B finally opened up about her reported beau in an interview with Fader, though she played coy, only referring to him as “the boy,” and talking mostly about their musical collaboration.
“It’s been a blessing, me meeting him and meeting his friends. I see how hard they work. And that motivated me to work even harder,” Cardi B told Fader.
August 27, 2017: Cardi B hinted at an engagement at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Speaking to Charlamagne at the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show,Cardi B dropped a very loud hint to her boyfriend that she’d like to get engaged.
“I’m a woman. Every woman, I think, wants to get married and wants to have children. It’s never too early to get married now. You know, if you want to propose to me, you can,” she said.
October 21, 2017: Cardi B reportedly said she was “single.”
Cardi B posted a selfie to Instagram and captioned it: “Single.” She quickly deleted the post.
The very next day she confirmed that she and Offset were still together and wrote: “I really loveeeee my man … he was gifted to me from Jesus.”
October 27, 2017: Offset proposed to Cardi B.
Offset proposed to Cardi B onstage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia with a 20-carat diamond ring that he said cost “half a million.”
Offset later told Rolling Stone that he proposed to her because “she is real solid, came from where I came from, did what I did. She’s herself, man. I seen her develop from the trenches all the way up, and I like how she did it. I respect her grind as a woman.”
Cardi B later wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post: “Jesus Christ I’m so emotional, [Offset] I loveee you so much. Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice moulding me and loving me. Your such a amazing man to me your family, friends, kids and you are extremely talented. I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Let’s make a lot shmoney and love together.”
Months later, Cardi B would tell Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” that she was surprised by the proposal and more specifically, the size of the ring.
“I mean, he always used to tell me, ‘I’m going to marry you. I’m going to marry you.’ And it’s just like, ‘Mmm. It’s the right thing to do,'” she told Fallon. “But I knew he was going to give me a very expensive gift because he wasn’t there for my birthday, but I thought he was going to give me a watch or something. He just went out of his way, okurrrrr!”
December 22, 2017: Cardi B name-dropped Offset all over “Bartier Cardi.”
Cardi B released “Bartier Cardi,” which features references to Offset all over the song. After some criticism, she went on social media to defend her relationship.
“If I wanna put my man name on all my songs [so f——] what!! … I’m his biggest fan,” she said.
December 24, 2017: A video claiming to be of Offset cheating on Cardi B surfaced online.
In September 2017, someone claimed to have hacked Offset’s iCloud account and leaked a video that was said to show Offset cheating on Cardi B with an unknown woman.
Then, a second video with another woman leaked in January 2018.
Cardi B immediately went on Instagram Live and defended her relationship and said, seemingly confirming the veracity of the video, “You live and you learn.” A few days later, she told fans onstage at a concert, “I let a n—- know though … you pull that s— again, you gonna lose your wife.”
Cardi B’s fans continued to pester her about her relationship into the new year.
“Why do I have to explain myself?” she wrote in a series of now-deleted tweets. “I don’t ask ya why you still with that man that lives with his mum, that don’t pay your bills … Since when you guys had perfect relationship?”
January 14, 2018: Offset got Cardi B’s name tattooed on his neck.
Seemingly implying that he and Cardi B had worked through their issues, Offset made it official by getting her name inked on his neck.
A week later, Offset told Rolling Stone that he and Cardi B were indeed together but that there were no immediate plans for a wedding.
“We chilling. We don’t got time for that right now,” he told the magazine.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi B seemingly addressed Offset’s reported infidelity.
“It’s like 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,” she told Cosmopolitan.
“But 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—— did – but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel,” she continued.
March 29, 2018: Cardi B released “Be Careful” and fans thought some of her lyrics were directed at Offset.
The rapper dropped the song “Be Careful” off her “Invasion Of Privacy” album and fans thought some of the lyrics were referring directly to Offset on the topic of his infidelity.
“Be careful with me, do you know what you’re doing?” she sings. “Whose feelings that you’re hurting and bruising? You gonna gain the whole world, but is it worth the girl that you’re losing? … Yeah, it’s not a threat, it’s a warning.”
Meanwhile, Cardi B denied rumours that she was pregnant and told a fan on Instagram that she’s just “fat.”
April 7, 2018: Cardi B announced her pregnancy on “Saturday Night Live.”
After several months of reports, Cardi B finally confirmed her pregnancy during her debut performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
Immediately after her performance, Offset tweeted, “Cardi and I look forward to our next chapter together.”
June 20, 2018: Cardi B and Offset solidified their spot as music’s newest power couple.
The couple appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone together where they addressed their growing family (Offset has three other children – two sons, Jordan and Kody, and a daughter, Kalea).
“People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mum, [but] I know I’m not having a baby with a s—– a– man,” Cardi B said.
“We really love each other,” Offset told the publication. “She’s real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful.”
June 25, 2018: Cardi B announced that they have been married for nine months.
At the 2018 BET Awards, Offset casually referred to Cardi B as his “wife.“
Many brushed it off as a term of endearment, especially since Offset called her his wife in their recent Rolling Stone interview.
However, Cardi B (and TMZ) eventually confirmed that they had indeed wed back on September 20, 2017 – a month before they got engaged.
“One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married,” she tweeted in June.
They got married in their bedroom in Atlanta, Georgia, and their only witness was Cardi B’s cousin.
As for why Offset publicly got down on one knee a month after they were legally wed, Cardi B explained that she always wanted to experience “that special moment … when he got down on one knee.”
July 10, 2018: Cardi B gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Cardi B gave birth to a baby girl named Kulture Kiari Cephus and announced it on Instagram with a lavish nude photoshoot.
September 28, 2018: The couple adopted a dog.
Two months after welcoming their first child together, Cardi B announced that she and Offset also adopted a dog.
“We got another one,” Cardi B captioned a photo of her husband with the cute puppy.
December 2018: Cardi B said that she and Offset broke up.
Cardi B announced in an Instagram video posted on December 4, 2018, that she and her husband have broken up after getting secretly married in September 2017.
“We’ve 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’s fault,” she said. “It’s just, like, I guess we grew out of love. But we’re not together anymore.”
Also in the video, Cardi B said they are looking into getting a divorce, but it “might take time.”
February 2019: The couple seemed to be back together and they appeared at two major events.
While walking the carpet, they even touched tongues while posing for photographers.
July 2019: Cardi B seemingly got a tattoo that says “Offset.”
On July 21, Offset posted a FaceTime screenshot on Instagram, which showed Cardi B revealing the words “Offset” printed on the back of her thigh.
He captioned it, “CANT WAIT TO GET HOME” with three tongue emojis.
December 2019: In a Vogue interview, Cardi B said she and Offset brought used priests and prayer to help them overcome his cheating scandal.
“I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world,” she told Vogue magazine.
The rapper went on to say that “monogamy is the only way” and that the two of them have now “come to a clear understanding.”
December 2019: Cardi B gave Offset cash for his birthday.
When Migos turned 28 years old, to celebrate, Cardi B gave him half a million dollars.
“So, you know everyone’s saying you got every car, you got every jewellery, [sic] you got everything. You got every shoe. What else can I give someone that got everything?” Cardi B said in an Instagram video before telling Offset to look in the fridge behind him.
The fridge was filled with stacks of cash, which she said amounted to $US500,000. Offset then told her, “You don’t have to give me this money.”
“I know I don’t have to give you the money, but I don’t know what to give you, so I suppose I gotta give you something,” she added, telling him he can use it to buy a car, more clothes, jewellery, or whatever he wants.
January 2020: The two attended the Grammys together.
The couple chose to skip the red carpet, but appeared at the award show together and at a pre-Grammys event days earlier.
The two were nominated for best rap performance for their collaboration “Clout,” though they did not win.
May 2020: The couple celebrated Mother’s Day together.
Cardi B shared a photo of her, Offset, and Kulture on Instagram with the caption, “Happy Mother’s Day.”
Offset also shared a tribute to his wife on Instagram, writing, “Happy Mother’s Day since I met you it’s been love thank you for my beautiful daughter she smart with attitude like you and talented like us both my kids and you help me become a better guy all around Thank You WIFE !!!!”
The next day, Cardi B shared a photo of herself with her gifts, which included dozens of roses and two Birkin bags.
September 2020: Cardi B reportedly filed for divorce from Offset.
According to court documents obtained by E! Online, the marriage was called “irretrievably broken.” Per the publication, in the documents, Cardi B requested child support for their 2-year-old daughter, Kulture.
According to court papers obtained by TMZ, Cardi B is also reportedly seeking legal custody and primary physical custody of Kulture.
October 2020: Cardi B shared she and Offset were back together.
In an Instagram Live video, acquired by TMZ, Cardi B shared that she and Offset were back together.
“One day I’m happy, the next day I want to beat him the f— up,” she said in the video. ” … It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend, and it’s really hard to have no d—.”
She also responded to accusations that she got back together with Offset because he gifted her a Rolls Royce for her 28th birthday.
“I do like material things,” she said. “What do y’all want me to do?”
Representatives for Cardi B and Offset did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In November, Cardi B filed to dismiss the divorce.
On Monday, the rapper filed to dismiss her petition for divorce, according to court documents obtained by Insider.
The dismissal was filed “without prejudice,” meaning Cardi B can refile for divorce from Offest in the future.