Chance The Rapper First Proposed To New Wife When He Was Nine

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September 11, 2019 | 6:54pm EST

Chance The Rapper knew he’d marry his childhood sweetheart, Kirsten Corley, when he was nine.
The hip-hop star met his future wife at his mum’s office party in 2003, where Corley and her friends performed as Destiny’s Child, and he tells U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres it was love at first sight.
“My mom worked at a real estate agency with her mom and her daughters love to dance, so they did a choreographed dance at this real estate party that I was at when I was nine,” Chance recalls. “I saw her dancing and I was like, ‘Let’s get married!'”
The rap star, who welcomed his second daughter, Marli, with Kirsten last week, recently opened up about the couple’s love story on Instagram, revealing she was portraying Kelly Rowland in Destiny’s Child at the party.
He didn’t meet Kirsten again for almost a decade – at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in 2012.
The couple has had an on-and-off relationship, but married in March in Newport Beach, California.