Whitney Alford, aged 34 is the fiancée of Kendrick Lamar, who is regarded as the most influential artist of his generation and one of the greatest rappers of all time. The accolades of Lamar includes 13 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award nomination. Whitney has been supporting Kendrick since the struggling phase of his career.
The duo prefers to keep their relationship inside the shadow. Alford has a career of own, being is one of the familiar faces in the beauty industry. Here are the five surprising facts on the longtime love of Kendrick Lamar:
Whitney Is The Native Of California
Whitney Alford was born on 12 May 1986 and raised in Compton, California. She and Lamar grew up in the same city. She was from the family, who were mostly professional hairstylists.
Alford attended Centennial High School in her hometown. She went to the California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her B.S. in Accounting.
She Has Her Own Career On Beauty And Styling
Whitney gained knowledge in the area of cosmetology, with an early passion for hairstyling. She began her makeup career from male grooming, working on sets of music videos.
Alford got her further makeup education at Make-up Designory in Burbank, California. She is now a Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist working in the entertainment industry. Moreover, she has work experience on print sets for Reebok, Rolling Stone, Ebony, and Billboard magazines.
Whitney and Kendrick Were Kids When They First Met
Whitney and Kendrick first met while both were attending Centennial High School. Both of them were kids when they fell in love.
The pair have been together for more than a decade. She is always there to support Lamar since the first day of his career. In the 2015 interview, Lamar stated that he regards Alford as his best friend rather than calling her his girl.
Lamar Revealed Their Engagement On-Air in 2015
The long-term couple prefers to keep their relationship private. They rarely appear together in the public event couple also made their first public appearance in the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Whitney and Kendrick secretly got engaged in 2015. The engagement news was confirmed by Kendrick in an on-air interview with Power 105.1 radio show, The Breakfast Club on 3rd April 2015.
Kendrick Wrote A Song About Her
Kendrick Lamar’s released his song “Love” from his fourth studio album Damn on 14 April 2017. The song reportedly describes his relationship with Whitney.
In the 3-minute track featuring a soul singer Zacari, Lamar not only explains how much he wants to be with Alford but also asks whether to reaffirm their unconditional love before getting married to her.
Whitney Has Not Revealed Her Baby Girl In Public
Just as their private relationship, the family life of them is also outside the radar. Whitney and Kendrick welcomed a baby girl on 26 July 2019.
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However, the name of their baby girl is yet to be revealed. Similarly, the picture of their newborn daughter is far from the media eye.