Who is DJ Eque? Talib Kweli's wife files for divorce after he allegedly cheated on her with porn star Sara Jay
The couple's childless marriage was believed to be tumultuous for quite a while, especially after Kweli was rumored to be sleeping with porn star Sara Jay
Hip-hop recording artist and outspoken activist Talib Kweli's wife DJ Eque has reportedly filed for a divorce after a decade-long marriage, said a report. The development comes after Kweli was rumored to be sleeping with porn star Sara Jay. The couple had been in news in the past for their public brawls and rocky relationship. DJ Eque filed the documents necessary for initiating the divorce process, at a court in Los Angeles on February 19, Friday, according to a report.
Who is DJ Eque?
DJ Eque is a professional DJ and mixer who is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. Her official Facebook profile describes her as a 'female superhero' among DJs. Her official website also dubs her as Los Angeles' finest DJ and producer.
She has nearly 10,000 followers on Instagram and can be spotted posting photos often with A-list celebrities including Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Pharell Williams, Dave Chapelle, Snoop Dogg, Michael Rapaport and Russell Peters. While most of them appreciated her music while partying at her venue, some have also collaborated with her in musical productions.
Surprisingly, she hardly has any photographs with Talib Kweli, a fact that does not seem so surprising after TMZ reported their divorce.
Talib Kweli and DJ Eque's rocky marriage
Despite staying together for 11 years, the couple did not enjoy marital bliss at its best. The duo got married in May 2009 at a private mansion in Bel-Air in a lavish ceremony, attended by celebrities like Queen Latifah and Questlove. Her engagement ring was a huge square diamond, embellished with smaller diamonds on the side.
However, their first public spat happened just a year after, at his own party, reports Billboard. In December 2010, when DJ Eque spotted Kweli chatting and being friendly with other women, she confronted him aggressively. That led to a full-blown physical fight in front of all the guests, where they wrestled on the table and smashed glasses. Eventually, both of them were thrown out by the security for unruly behavior.
Last year around June, the rumor mill was abuzz that Kweli was sleeping with porn star Sara Jay. In fact, at that time, the internet even accused him of having a history of extramarital affairs with strippers and porn stars. The couple's childless marriage was believed to be tumultuous for quite a while.