Kendrick Lamar, the Compton rapper and his fiancée Whitney Alford welcomed their first child today, Friday, July 26.
According to US Weekly, the 33-year-old makeup artist gave birth to a daughter. Lamar is notoriously quiet about his private life. He didn’t announce his fiancée’s pregnancy or the delivery.
What we do know about the couple is that they met in high school and have been together since then.
Lamar announced his engagement to Alford in April 2015 while promoting his album To Pimp a Butterfly on “The Breakfast Club.” When asked about Alford, he told the broadcast trio, “Yeah, yeah, definitely. I’m loyal to the soil. At the end of the day, you want to always, always have real people around you, period. Whether it’s male or female, and everybody that’s been around me, they’ve been around since day one. … I always show respect when respect has been given, and people that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that
In 2015, the two had been dating for a decade. I met at Centennial High School in Compton.
Later, Lamar told Billboard, “I wouldn’t even call her my girl. That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”
Alford has also styled Lamar’s hair for several of his performances and photo shoots. Alford is a graduate of California State University Long Beach. She earned a degree in accounting before she became a licensed aesthetician.