The music world is dressed in mourning. Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his clothing store in Los Angeles. The rapper’s fans and friends quickly began to offer their condolences to Nipsey’s girlfriend, actress and model Lauren London.
Here’s what you need to know about Lauren London and her relationship with Nipsey:
1. Lauren has 2 children, one of whom she shares with Nipsey
Before being with Nipsey, he was in a relationship with rapper Lil Wayne. The two separated in 2009, and not long after she announced that she was pregnant with her son. Her son Cameron Carter was born on September 9, 2009.
Lauren and Nipsey started dating in 2013, and they had a son in 2016 named Kross Asghedom. Hussle told GQ that just before Lauren became pregnant, “Lauren was carefully chosen by John Singleton to make the Snowfall tape. She read, got the role, shot the pilot … did stunts … this was her dream role. And then she got pregnant with our son. That was a really difficult decision for her. ” He made the decision to pass the paper and have his son. Of that decision, he commented: “Do I choose my soul or myself? I went with my soul ”.
2. Lauren and Nipsey posed for GQ magazine for the February 2019 issue
At the end of February 2019, the couple appears in the GQ portal in a statement titled “California Love with Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London”. The magazine celebrated the two as a power couple and gave fans a little more insight into their lives together.
GQ posted a video in which London and Hussle questioned each other about their relationship just two days before he was shot to death. The video shows the sweet and playful side of their relationship and makes clear the love they both had for each other. One of the questions was who was Lauren’s celebrity, to which she replied, “I’m not in love with a celebrity. I’m with a celebrity. “
3. They ended in 2017, but then they reconciled
According to GQ, the couple met after Lauren, a follower of Nipsey on Instagram, and he, in turn, reached out to her in a message via Instagram. He claimed that his decision to follow him on the social media platform was the result of a gift he bought for his co-stars in The Game: Nipsey’s latest mixtape.
Hot New Hip Hop reported that shortly after the two announced their breakup in 2017, a year and a half after their son was born, they used social media and a public outlet to confirm that they had returned. MarriedBiography.com reported that at the time of their alleged separation, Nipsey wrote in a deleted tweet since then saying: “@LaurenLondon and I had a drug addiction relationship and made a beautiful boy. We have decided to separate and raise our child as our top priority. This was a mutual choice and we will function with each other as family, love, and respect.”
4. Lauren has acted in “The Game” and “90210”
According to IMDB, Lauren starred alongside Idris Elba and Regina King This Christmas in 2017. In addition to her leadership roles in film, she also played recurring roles in Entourage and 90210 and starred as “Kiera Whitaker” in The Game of 2013-2015. IMDB says it will play “Vanessa King” in the TV Games People Play miniseries, which is currently in pre-production.
The presence of professional photos of her career, public outings with Nipsey, and publications of the time she spent with her children on her social networks make it clear that she is proud of all the roles she plays in her life. Finding a balance between his work and his children, London told Hollywood Life “I always tell my children that when a project ends, we will go on vacation or stay in a room so they have something waiting for the end of a project and then on my days off, I’m full of hands. I make lunches, I take them to school, I pick them up, I take them to birthdays, so my days off are not even dedicated to me, they are dedicated to them. ”
5. She denied the rumors that she and Hussle secretly married
After Nipsey referred to Lauren as his “wife,” fans understandably began to wonder if the two had secretly married. London, however, went to Instagram (where he currently has 5.1 million followers) to clarify and wrote: “I’m not married to everyone. Chillllll ”. It is more likely that he was using the phrase as a term of caring and respect since they had been together for 5 years and had a child together.
When the two were posing for the GQ cover, the magazine said TMZ mistook the report as the couple’s engagement announcement.