Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley in the presence of good friends Kanye and Kim Kardashian
Chance the rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, took to social media earlier this week and shared a touching story about how he first met his childhood sweetheart
Chance The Rapper is on a new high as he celebrates his life with now-wife Kirsten Corley after the couple exchanged their vows in a romantic ceremony held at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon.
E! News reported that the 25-year-old rap artist wore a white tuxedo with a black bow tie, while his beaming bride walked down the aisle in a white strapless dress with a star-studded guest list consisting of Kanye and Kim Kardashian West in attendance. The walkway was lined with massive white floral arrangements in clear vases, while a white runner led the way to an ultra-romantic alter covered in flower petals.
Chance and Kirsten have been dating since 2013 and have a 3-year-old daughter, Kensli, born in September 2015, who was also part of the wedding.
Kirsten said her vows in front of 150 friends and family at the luxurious ocean-front resort. "It was a romantic ceremony and a string quartet played as they entered," a source said. "In the middle of the ceremony, their little daughter Kensli ran up and Chance picked her up and held her. It was very sweet and loving to watch."
The couple got legally married two months ago in a civil ceremony at the Cook County clerk's office in their hometown of Chicago on December 27, as per the Chicago Tribune. The wedding comes only months after the rapper dropped to one knee and proposed during a Fourth of July barbecue with friends and family.
Chance the rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, took to social media earlier this week and shared a touching story about how he first met his childhood sweetheart at the young age of nine. Alongside a photo of Kirsten as a child, he wrote: "Storytime. A thread on how I met my wife. This photo was taken on the day that I first met my wife!"
Explaining how his mother had taken the family, consisting of him, his dad and brother Taylor, to her office party in 2003, he wrote: "We were instructed to make away for an exclusive performance by DESTINY's CHILD. From the back stepped out 3 young girls... Who were not Destiny's Child."
"QUESTION. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME [sang the girls]. Now I'm locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen in my almost-a-decade of life on earth. I was just staring at her; as she and her girls were conquering this choreography and mastering the art of lip-syncing in a way even the most professional performers have yet to accomplish."
"I knew I was going to marry that girl," he wrote. "So I shook my head with anxiety, moved to the back of the crowd and never introduced myself. 16 years later, it's happening. This wkend is the time, and the place is my wedding. I'm gonna dance with my wife because this is my destiny."