Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are no strangers to publicity. Many people were shocked to find out that couple known for their public displays of affection will be splitting up. News reports surfaced Wednesday afternoon that Rose and her rapper husband, Wiz Khalifa will be getting divorced, amidst swirling cheating rumors. The 30-year-old model/actress filed for divorce earlier this week on Sept. 22. Rose cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for her decision to call it quits. Despite appearing seemingly happy during public appearances, the couple has been having their fair share of marital issues for quite some time.
Rose whose real name is Amber Levonchuck and Khalifa, born Cameron Jabril Thomas, were married in July of 2013 but only lasted 14 months as husband and wife. The couple began dating in 2011 and were reportedly together for about a year before getting engaged in 2012 and eventually marrying. They have a toddler, Sebastian Taylor Thomas, who was born on Feb. 21, 2013. According to reports, Rose will be seeking full custody of the couple’s only child. Neither party has spoken publicly about the divorce. When the news hit about the divorce and subsequent cheating rumors, Rose was spotted shopping and appeared to be in good spirits, while Khalifa posted positive messages for his fans on social media.
Known for her trademark shaved blonde haircut (natural brunette) and voluptuous figure, Rose was a prominent hip hop video vixen. She broke into the entertainment industry and became a household name after appearing in videos of popular hip hop artists such as Nicki Minaj,Young Jeezy,Fabolous and Ludacris. Rose’s popularity skyrocketed after she began dating Kanye West in 2008. West and Rose dated for two years and she subsequently dated New York Knicks power forward/center Amar’e Stoudemire.
Khalifa has had a string of hits a string of hits in recent years. The Atlantic Records rapper’s mainstream debut single Black and Yellow reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2011. The rapper has received critical acclaim for his musical contributions and won the Billboard Music Award for Best New Artist in 2012. He has also been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards since 2012, including one for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his collaboration with Maroon 5 on the song, Payphone. Most recently Khalifa received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Sung Collaboration at the 20014 award show for Remember You, featuring The Weekend.
Khalifa is known is not only known for his music but his adamant recreational use of marijuana. He has admitted to smoking marijuana regularly and spending immense amounts of money to supply his habit, prior to scoring a sponsor for his usage. The Pittsburgh native now has his own strain of marijuana called Khalifa Kush.
There are cheating rumors swirling that speculate Wiz Khalifa was unfaithful to his spouse and that his infidelity led to Amber Rose’s decision to get a divorce. However, no such remarks were included in the model’s divorce filing. Other unsubstantiated rumors have been denied by sources close to both parties, that claim comedian/rapper Nick Cannon has been having an affair with Rose. Cannon has been on the rocks with his wife, Mariah Carey for quite some time and recently announced that he will be Rose’s new manager.
The status of Cannon’s marriage is unknown but many speculate Carey has already started divorce proceedings. However, neither party has come forward to definitively state that they will be going their separate ways. Cannon recently commented about his frustration with the media having a lack of respect for his family’s privacy. While he did not provide a marital status he did state that couple was going through problems and were living at separate residencies for quite a while. The timing of Amber Rose’s split from Wiz Khalifa and the announcement of her new partnership with Cannon has added fuel to the media fire that she left her husband for the television host, but no determination of the facts can be made as of yet.
By Brandon Wright