They're engaged! Chance the Rapper proposes to his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley
The couple are also parents to two-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett, who they welcomed in September 2015. The duo was once on the path to split up but now they have reconciled.
Chance the Rapper now has a lot more to celebrate on Fourth of July. The rapper went down one knee and popped the big question to his girlfriend, Kirsten Corley. His brother, Taylor Bennett, shared the picture of the engaged couple writing, “Proposed In The Hunninds! @chancetherapper You A Real One! 7-4-18 #BlockBoys 💛.” In a video obtained by Shade Room, Chance the Rapper is seen asking his girlfriend's hand in marriage in the backyard while family and friends celebrated the occasion.
He can be seen asking “Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?” The couple are also parents to two and a half-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett, who they welcomed in September 2015. Their daughter was seen running up to her parents and Kristen then said "yes". Chance even took to Twitter to share the good news with his fans as he tweeted, "She said yes."
The pair began dating in 2013, but they separated in 2016. During the same year, Kristen filed court documents that suggested the rapper was the father of Kensli. In the court documents obtained by Chicago Tribune Kristen asked to remain the "sole caretaker" who their daughter, but asked the rapper to pay child support, expenses incurred during pregnancy and delivery and attorneys fees.
Following this, Chance had asked the court to declare him as the father after he had agreed to most of the points made Kristen. At the same time, he asked the court to award him and Kristen "shared allocation of parental responsibility and reasonable parenting time." He asked that he and Kristen pay their own attorney fees. However, Kristen withdrew her filing in January 2017 when she and the rapper reconciled.
For a long time, the rapper kept his private life away from the media. But in February 2017, he thanked his girlfriend and their daughter during his acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards. “I wanna thank God for my mother and my father who’ve supported me since I was young. For Kirsten and Kensli, for all of Chicago,” he said while accepting the award for the best new artist.
“Independence means freedom — I do it with these folks right here,” he added. “Glory be to God, I claim the victory in the name of the lord, let’s go!” At the end of May, Chance also gave Kristen a shoutout on Instagram as he wrote, “From the beginning beginning to the end end. You are my oldest and best friend. You are responsible for every one of the most wonderful things in my life. I’m forever grateful that God made me find you, and even more grateful that you made me find God. Forever and ever babe. Happy Birthday.”