Chance the Rapper announces divorce after decade with wife Kirsten Corley

Chance the Rapper announces divorce after decade with wife Kirsten Corley

Chance the Rapper and wife Kristen Corley have parted ways (Picture: Chance the Rapper/Instagram)

A year after he was spotted going solo at a Caribbean festival, Chance the Rapper has confirmed his split from wife of five years, Kirsten Corley.

The pair, who have two children together, asked for ‘privacy and respect’ while co-parenting is ironed out and they adjust to the separation.

In a joint statement on Instagram, Chance and Kirsten, both 30, wrote: ‘After a period of separation, the two of us have arrived at the decision to part ways.’

Chance the Rapper, real name Chance Bennett, married the influencer in 2019, having first begun dating six years before.

The statement continued: ‘We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.

‘God has blessed us with two beautiful daughters who we will continue to raise together.

They tied the knot in 2019 after six years together (Picture: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

The statement asked for privacy as they navigate the transition (Picture: Chance the Rapper/Instagram)

‘We kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate this transition. Thank you. Chance & Kirsten.’

Together they have daughters Kensli, seven, and Marli, four, with the latter pregnancy announced weeks after their wedding.

Chance and Kirsten have known each other since they were children but actually began dating in 2013.

They hit a rough patch three years later and called it quits but reconciled and the No Problem rapper proposed in 2018.

He previously spoke about his relationship with Kirsten and how grateful he was to be raising children with her.

‘I’ve been waking up daily with a newfound gratitude and being very grateful that I’m married right now,’ Chance told People.

Together they have two children (Picture: Chance the Rapper/Instagram)

Chance and Kirsten have known each other since childhood (Picture: Chance the Rapper/Instagram)

‘The fact that me, my daughters and my wife all live in one house together is a huge, huge blessing, so I’ve just been taking that in.’

However, last year the Grammy winner sparked speculation as he went solo to a Jamaican festival and was seen grinding on women there.

In a video shared on TikTok at the time, he was seen topless with drink in hand and leaning back while the woman, dressed in a miniscule costume, twerked into his lap.

Confusing fans online, he then slapped her bum as another costume-clad woman appeared in the first dancer’s lap.

Chance did not address the Carnival antics at the time but some fans did speculate he and Kirsten had already separated then, as mentioned in their statement.

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