Cardi B and Offset are expecting their first child and the public believed that the two were engaged. They are not.
As it turns out, Cardi and Offset got married in a secret wedding ceremony ... all the way back in September of 2017. The public engagement that we all saw was just a sham.
Sounds fake, right? But Cardi herself has confirmed the news. Take a look:
Cardi B prefaced her confirmation by tweeting:
"This why i name my album 'Invasion of privacy' cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life," she wrote, commenting on one of the great pitfalls of being a celebrity.
Cardi then went on to express a degree of fatalism about how fans can be intrusive.
Succinctly, she wrote: "Welp f--k it."
"There are so many moments that I share with the world," Cardi's tweet began.
That makes sense, given that she's on social media in the first place.
The "Bodak Yellow" singer goes on to explain that she still very much values her privacy.
"And there are moments," Cardi writes. "that I want to keep for myself!"
That makes sense. She may be a public figure -- and by choice -- but she still has a right to privacy.
Cardi explains: "Getting married was one of those moments!"
Note that she says was. As in, she has already done so.
She is already confirming what many fans already believed -- that she and Offset are not merely engaged, but have gotten married.
The wedding was secret, but the marriage is no longer under wraps.
Many fans are of course wondering why Cardi would not only keep it private, but have a secret wedding in the first place.
She understands that, and so she does the best that she can to explain her reasoning.
"Our relationship was so new," Cardi writes.
That is not normally cited as a reason for marriage, but okay.
She then describes how the two of them were "breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing to do."
Cardi acknowledges these struggles, "but we [were] so in love."
Ah, yes, love. Usually a healthy component in marriages.
"We didn't want to lose each other," Cardi explains.
Cardi even sheds some light on how this secret wedding went down.
"We found someone to marry us," Cardi writes. "And she did, just the two of us and my cousin."
To clarify, we're reasonably confident that she's saying that her cousin is the one who officiated the marriage. Cardi and her cousin did not both marry Offset.
Cardi describes the powerful occassion.
"I said I do," Cardi writes. "With no dress, no makeup, and no ring!"
Hey, plenty of people have nude weddings. You don't need a dress to say "yes."
So Cardi explains the very public proposal that Offset made -- a proposal that the world now knows was a sham.
"I appreciate and love my husband so much for still wanting for me have that special moment that every girl dreams of," Cardi gushes.
She describes "when he got down on his knee and put a ring on my finger and he did that for me!!"
(Has anyone else noticed that her writing rhymes a lot?)
Cardi finishes her message.
"Well now since you lil nosey f--ks know," Cardi writes with what we assume is a playful tone. "At least ya can stop saying I had a baby out of wedlock."
That's fair. Though that sort of thing really shouldn't matter.
It's worth noting that Cardi B's televised wedding, of which so many fans had fantasized, could have been worth $1 million.
Did nosy fans screw up that whole idea ... or was Cardi never going to have a big, official wedding anyway?
Congratulations to Cardi on her secretly wedded bliss. And extra congratulations to Offset, since he landed an incredibly gorgeous and talented woman.