Posting a lengthy video of herself to Instagram, Cardi told her fans, “Things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time… It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just like, I guess we grew out of love. But we’re not together anymore. I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce.”
The news comes as a shock to both Cardi and Offset, both 26, fans alike, who have seen the pair’s romance blossom over the past two years.
Here's a look back at their relationship:
The rappers collaborated on Cardi’s song, “Lick,” around the same time they were spotted out together. Romance rumors were quick to circulate between the two rising stars.
The pair attended the Super Bowl together this year, but remained coy about their romance for months.
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Offset popped the question in front of 20,000 people during their Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. It turns out, the couple had already been secretly married at this point, but that didn’t stop Cardi from gushing about the gigantic diamond sparkler on social media.
“Jesus Christ I’m so emotional, @offsetyrn I love you so much,” she wrote. “Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice molding me and loving me.”
For Offset’s 26th birthday party, the couple dazzled at his Met Gala-themed bash, “The Set Gala.” Cardi gifted her man a Rolls Royce Wraith, and later penned a sweet message for him, writing, “People see the jewelry and the money, I see the hard work you put in and how caring you are for others. You take care of family, your kids, gang and friends! You always challenge me to work harder and be better!”
In her cover story for Cosmopolitan, Cardi got candid about the cheating rumors that had plagued her relationship with Offset from the start.
“It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem,” she told the magazine. “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. But I want to work out my s**t with my man and I don’t got to explain why.”
She went on to note, “It’s not right, what he f**king did, but people don’t know what I did, ‘cause I ain’t no angel.”
Things got steamy in the music video for Cardi’s song, “Bartier Cardi,” when the couple showed off some major PDA in the back of a car.
After weeks of speculation, Cardi finally confirmed her pregnancy during an appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The rapper wore a fitted white dress, perfectly accentuating her growing baby bump ahead of the release of her album, Invasion of Privacy. Following the reveal, she cheered, “I’m finally free!”
At the time, Offset posted a photo of himself and Cardi, writing, “Cardi and I look forward to our next chapter together.”
In an interview with GQ released before the pregnancy news was confirmed, Cardi opened up about her future plans with Offset and their family.
“He decided, though, that we’re going to build a house in Atlanta, and that’s the house that we’re gonna raise our kids in,” she said. “But my job is in New York, always, so I can barely spend time in Atlanta.”
The couple attended the 2018 Met Gala separately, with Offset arriving with the rest of Migos and Cardi attending with designer Jeremy Scott.
“I feel very happy,” Cardi told ET at the event. “I feel like I want to work, I don’t know, I feel very energetic to keep on going, like a powerful woman, like a real woman!”
Cardi later expressed to The New York Times that she was “upset” that she didn’t get to walk the carpet with Offset. Offset attended with Migos as a guest of Donatella Versace, prompting Cardi to say, “It’s like, if y’all got so much people going with y’all, y’all could have just let him walk with me and take the two boys. That’s why my baby ain’t never gonna stand out.”
The couple were music royalty on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, with Cardi draped in a black gown that exposed her legs, booty and bare baby bump, and Offset in a shiny red suit as he kissed her stomach.
“My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover!!!!” Cardi gushed at the time.
This why i name my album “Invasion of privacy” cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life .Welp fuck it . pic.twitter.com/U3uHFOT3qK
“There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself!” she wrote. “Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new, breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do but we was so in love we didn’t want to lose each other, was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We founds someone to marry us. And she did, just the two of us and my cousin. I said I do, with no dress no make up and no ring!”
Cardi B hosted the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, kicking off the show by walking on stage with what appeared to be a baby bundle. Turns out, it was just a moonman statue, wrapped up like a baby, but the gag even confused Offset.
After the show Cardi tweeted with laughing emojis, “Why Set said, ‘I was so mad when I saw you on stage with that blanket. I thought you want going to show Kulture.'”
“He’s changing diapers, but I’ve been seeing Offset being a dad,” she told ET. “He already has three kids, so I already fell in love with the way that he was a dad already. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I can have a little one with this guy.’ He’s really good.”
Cardi also added, “I want two more. It could always be a hit or a miss, but I don’t want nothing right now.”
“I have no distractions,” he said, “And me and her? We haven’t even dropped an album yet. That’s a whole other realm.”
He added that marrying Cardi was “the best thing that’s happened” to him.
“I’d seen [Cardi’s] potential, her vision, her grind,” he said. “Whatever she does, she’s going to master it. She’s like me… She brings excitement and pressure to me, but I like that… I have a wife and a child — that changed my whole everything. I was a young hothead, but now I understand the value of life.”
“Thank you, husband,” Cardi gushed. “He’s so fine. That’s my baby daddy, yo!”
Less than a week after their lovey performance, Cardi took to Instagram on Dec. 4 to reveal that she and Offset were “not together anymore." She added, “I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce.”
Offset seemingly confirmed the news, cryptically commenting on Cardi’s post, “Y’all won.”
For more from the former couple, watch the clip below: