American rapper Jonathan Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper has recently announced a divorce from his wife Kirsten Corley.

They shared the news in a joint Instagram post, this is after five years of marriage and siring two daughters.

"After a period of separation, the two of us have arrived at the decision to part ways," the statement read. "We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together."


The pair plans to raise their  two daughters, 8-year-old Kensli and four-year-old Marli Grace, "together."

"We kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate this transition," the statement read.

The pair tied the knot in March 2019, but as the Chicago Tribune reported at the time, they weren't legally married until after a civil ceremony in December 2018.

Chance the Rapper Instagram story
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Days before their wedding ceremony, Chance confirmed he and Corley were tying the knot in an X thread about how he met his soon-to-be bride.

He said the two met in 2003 when he was 9 at his mother's office party.

"We were instructed to make way for an exclusive performance by DESTINY's CHILD!!"

Chance recalled that when they started singing, he felt he was "locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen in my almost-a-decade of life on earth."

Though the rapper said he was too "shy" to say something, he felt their encounter was kismet.

"I knew I was gonna marry that girl and I ain't wanna jump the gun," he said.

Although Chance kept his relationship with the influencer and model very private.

He occasionally opened up about their life together, “I’ve been waking up daily with a newfound gratitude and being very grateful that I’m married right now.”

 “The fact that me, my daughters, and my wife all live in one house together is a huge, huge blessing, so I’ve just been taking that in,” he told People in April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.