After the announcement of their divorce on Tuesday (September 15), sources claim that infidelity is the reason behind their divorce.
"Offset has pretty much cheated the entire time [they've been together], but Cardi looked the other way because of the baby," a source told People. The couple shares their 2-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari. "She also didn't want to be embarrassed. But she's had enough," they explained.
TMZ reported that Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar, filed the divorce paperwork in Fulton County against Offset, whose legal name is Kiari Cephus.
Cardi is listed as the plaintiff and requests that Offset covers her litigation and attorney fees. She also requested that their assets and debts that they've acquired while together, be divided equally.
Additionally, Cardi is requesting full custody of their daughter. According to the legal document, her attorney claims she is "a fit and proper person to have legal custody of the minor child with final decision-making authority over legal custody matters, and to have primary physical custody of the minor child," it reads. "Petitioner asks that the Court grant such custodial arrangement on a temporary and permanent basis."
Offset allegedly cheated on Cardi in 2018. She revealed the reason that she stayed with him in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “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," she explained at the time.
"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," Cardi continued. "But I want to work out my s–t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why," she continued. "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."