Hip-hop power couple Nas and Kelis are calling it quits. In a shocking turn of events, the accomplished rap star’s R&B-singing spouse filed for divorce in Superior Court of Los Angeles — Los Angeles County on Thursday. Kelis — who is pregnant with the couple’s first son — cited the ever-popular irreconciable differences as the reason for the split.
“I can confirm that she has filed for divorce,” a spokesperson for Kelis told VIBE. “We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time.”
According to VIBE, the “Milkshake” hitmaker has hired high-powered attorney Laura Wassar — who has represented celebs like Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears — to represent her in the divorce.
Kelis is requesting spousal and child support.
In an interview with MTV News, Nas offered no hints that the couple’s marriage was in trouble.
“She’s great man. She’s doing good,” he said of his pregnant wife
Nas, 35, first met 29-year-old Kelis at a MTV Video Music Awards afterparty thrown by hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2002. The couple married in a ceremony in Atlanta on July 28, 2005 after two years of dating. Their son is due in July.
As you may recall, Nas and Kelis first became the subject of split rumors when a sex tape allegedly featuring the singer with another man was sent to The Wendy Williams Show.
A Georgia man has been convicted of stalking former supermodel Tyra Banks.
On Thursday, a judge in New York convicted Brady Green, 39, of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment, according to the Associated Press. Green faces up to 90 days in jail when he is sentenced on June 18.
Tyra testified that she feared for her own safety in open court Wednesday.
At 34, former model Kimora Lee Simmons is expecting her first child with Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou, 45, this June.
The Baby Phat designer hosted a baby shower at her New Jersey home on April 19, among the 50 guests in attendance were music legend Stevie Wonder and his wife, Kai, actress Holly Robinson Peete, Carolyn Banks, mother of former supermodel Tyra Banks, and Kimora’s daughters, Ming Lee, 9, and Aoki Lee, 6.
Kimora hasn’t had the sex of the baby confirmed yet, but she says, “We’re leaning heavily toward the blue team!”
On Wednesday, TMZ.com posted three images of a man with an uncanny resemblance to Tupac partying in a New Orleans bar 12 years after the rap legend was killed by four bullets in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.