According to legal documents first obtained by Hollywood Unlocked, the Bronx rapper filed for dissolution of marriage on Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia. The divorce cites irreconcilable differences and is reportedly contested.
Reporter Adrienne Lawrence shared a screenshot of the case information, with a hearing set for early November.
It indeed appears that Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset in Fulton County, Georgia earlier today. The hearing is set for Nov 4, 2020.— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneLaw) September 15, 2020
Wishing them both the best. pic.twitter.com/Cx24VptzbD
TMZ initially wrote that Cardi—legal name Belcalis Almánzar—would seek primary custody of 2-year-old daughter Kulture as well as an unspecified amount in child support. The site later said she will amend the filing and nix the child support request. “Cardi did not know the lawyer was positioning her case this way,” the site wrote in its update, quoting informed sources close to Cardi. “We're told she wants Offset to have joint custody of Kulture and is determined to have an amicable, co-parenting situation.”
People reports that Cardi filed after allegedly discovering that Offset "had been unfaithful yet again."
Cardi seemingly hinted at the split in an Instagram Stories post just days ago, with the quote, "Her heart finally told her to stop wasting her time," along with the caption "It's time."
Cardi posted this to her Instagram story a couple of days ago pic.twitter.com/Q6qtOtoks1— Female Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) September 15, 2020
E! News noted that the court documents say the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and has "no prospects for a reconciliation." A source told the outlet, "Cardi does not trust Offset. She's really tried for the last two years and has tried to forgive him. It's been hard for her since the last cheating scandal and there have been rumors of him being unfaithful again. He has been pleading with her that he hasn't, but many girls have come forward with claims." Cardi reportedly "wants to be a good example for her daughter and women out there."
News of the divorce filing comes three years after Cardi and Offset—real name Kiari Cepheus—secretly tied the knot in 2017. More than a year after the marriage, Cardi announced she and the Migos member had split up amid rumors of infidelity on Offset's part. After a brief separation, the divorce was called off, and the couple decided to give their relationship another chance.
Cardi publicly confirmed that Offset cheated in a 2019 interview with Vogue, and explained why she decided to give him another chance. "When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me," Cardi said at the time. "But it's real-life shit. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you're depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you're not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation. Then, if you get back with them, it's like, how could you? You let all of us down."
In December 2018, Offset seemingly confirmed he had been unfaithful in a candid Instagram post. "I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been partaking in, and I apologize," he wrote at the time. "You know what I'm saying? For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God's promise and being a selfish, messed up husband."
Shortly after their reconciliation, Cardi spoke to People about their relationship. "My story with him, I hear so many people that it's the same," she said then. "I don't understand why mine is just such a big deal. People are so quick to be like, 'You should just date somebody else. It's like, Honey, I'm not like you—I'm famous. I gotta consider who I'm dating, I gotta make sure people will have me for me. And I have a kid...we are a package."
The couple has yet to publicly address the split. Complex has reached out to reps for both Cardi and Offset for comment.